Malaysia-Market factors to watch on June 18 (Tuesday)


KUALA LUMPUR: Following is a list of events in Malaysia as well as news company-related and market news which could have an influence on the Malaysian market.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares rally as Fed meeting nears, dollar firms

SE Asia Stocks-Higher in subdued trade; Philippines outperforms

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN MALAYSIA, IN TIMES LOCAL FOLLOWED BY GMT:

* Islamic Finance Conference 2013 at Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

* Prime Minister Najib Razak attends 2014 Budget Consultation atMinistry of Finance, Putrajaya at 0900am (0100).

* Whitman Independent Advisors and private retirement scheme providers sign memorandum of understanding at Securities Commission Malaysia, Persiaran Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur at 1000am (0200).

* BlueScope Steel announces joint venture partnership with Nippon Steel Sumitomo Metal Corp at The Gardens Hotel, Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur at 1000am (0200).

* Bursa Malaysia Bhd chief executive officer (CEO) Tajuddin Atan launches Technology Park Corporation Sdn Bhd's TPM Angle Chapter at Putrajaya Marriott Hotel, Putrajaya at 1430pm (0630).

* Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Ewon Ebin witnesses signing ceremony between Huawei Malaysia and Multimedia Development Corporation at Huawei Malaysia Global Training Centre, Cyberjaya at 1430pm (0630).

MARKET NEWS

> Nikkei gains 2.7 pct, climbs out of bear market; wary before Fed outcome

> Wall St rises in volatile session before Fed meeting

> Bond prices fall on jitters over Fed bond buying

> US dollar gains vs yen on stock bounce, Fed meeting

> Gold slips as U.S. equities rise, FOMC in focus

> Brent crude oil dips before U.S. Fed meeting

> Palm oil ends higher on strong exports ahead of Ramadan MALAYSIA IN THE NEWS:

> Singapore, Malaysia choke as illegal Indonesia forest fires rage

> Malaysia's Sona Petroleum to raise nearly $160 mln in IPO

> Asia Softs-Tokyo rubber eyes Fed; cocoa butter at 4-yr high

> ILFC confirms $5 bln Airbus A320neo order

> POLL-Malaysia's May inflation seen steady at 1.7 pct - Reuters

VEGOILS-Market factors to watch June 18(Tuesday)

KUALA LUMPUR: The following factors are likely to influence Malaysian palm oil futures and other vegetable oil markets.

FUNDAMENTALS

* Malaysian palm oil futures ended higher on Monday, after data showed exports rose in the first 15 days of the month as buyers stocked up ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, although gains were capped by uncertainty in the global markets.

* Brent crude oil futures touched a 10-week high close to $107 a barrel on Monday as tensions in the Middle East rose, but prices finished slightly lower on the day after a late sell-off in U.S. gasoline futures. MARKET NEWS

* Global equity markets rose and the dollar strengthened against the yen on Monday on expectations the Federal Reserve will reinforce its commitment this week to supporting the U.S. economic recovery.

* Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) corn futures leaped over 2 percent on Monday, posting the biggest one-day advance in nearly a month on soaring cash corn markets and tight stocks of corn.

* Copper closed a touch lower on Monday on concerns the United States may scale back its monetary stimulus program, and oil prices fell after initially rising on fears of a superpower standoff over Syria and possible disruptions to Middle East crude supplies. RELATED NEWS

> Malaysia's June 1-15 palm oil exports jump 18.5 pct -ITS

> Malaysia's June 1-15 palm oil exports up 15.7 pct -SGS

> Malaysia keeps crude palm oil export unchanged for fifth month > Corn jumps 2 percent on soaring cash markets > Oil traders diversify into food and metals in quest for profits

> Louis Dreyfus CEO quits, operations chief to take over

> Cocoa sinks for third day, ICE sugar inches up after rally

> Argentine grain sales strike may slow much-needed corn exports

> Thai govt says rice scheme losses $4.4 bln in 2011/12

> Monsoon covers India by mid-June, earliest ever -Met official

DATA/EVENTS

> Cargo surveyors to release June 1-20 exports data on Thursday. - Reuters

DIARY - Malaysia 18/06/13(Tuesday)

+ ALL TIMES ARE PROVISIONAL AND IN LOCAL TIME FOLLOWED BY GMT IN BRACKETS

TUESDAY, JUN 18

* KUALA LUMPUR - Islamic Finance Conference 2013 at Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

* KUALA LUMPUR - Federal Territories Minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor attends Excellence Service Awards 2012 for federal Territories Education Department at Farmers Organisation Authority Malaysia Tower, Kuala Lumpur at 0830am (0030).

* PUTRAJAYA - Prime Minister Najib Razak attends 2014 Budget Consultation at Ministry of Finance, Putrajaya at 0900am (0100).

* KUALA LUMPUR - Whitman Independent Advisors and private retirement scheme providers sign memorandum of understanding at Securities Commission Malaysia, Persiaran Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur at 1000am (0200).

* KUALA LUMPUR - BlueScope Steel announces joint venture partnership with Nippon Steel Sumitomo Metal Corp at The Gardens Hotel, Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur at 1000am (0200).

* KUALA LUMPUR - Press conference by Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) Central Working Committee (CWC) at MIC Headquarters, Jalan Rahmat off Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur at 1100am (0300).

* PUTRAJAYA - Bursa Malaysia Bhd chief executive officer (CEO) Tajuddin Atan launches Technology Park Corporation Sdn Bhd's TPM Angle Chapter at Putrajaya Marriott Hotel, Putrajaya at 1430pm (0630).

* CYBERJAYA - Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Ewon Ebin witnesses signing ceremony between Huawei Malaysia and Multimedia Development Corporation at Huawei Malaysia Global Training Centre, Cyberjaya at 1430pm (0630).

WEDNESDAY, JUN 19

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of May 2013 Consumer Price Index.

FRIDAY, JUN 21

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of International Reserves as at 14 June 2013.

MONDAY, JUNE 2

KUALA LUMPUR - CFO Summit 2013 "Command, Innovate, Transform." at Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

PETALING JAYA - 17th Malaysian Education Summit 2013 "Moving Towards a World-Class Education System" at Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya (to June 25).

TUESDAY, JUN 25

KUALA LUMPUR - Asean Tourism Destination Marketing Forum "Winning Strategies and Concept to Augment Tourist Flow" at Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur (to June 26).

FRIDAY, JUN 28

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of May 2013 Money Supply data, and Detailed Disclosure of International Reserves as at end May 2013.

THURSDAY, JUL 4

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of May 2013 External Trade data.

KUALA LUMPUR - Corporate Women Summit "Women in Business and Management" at Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

FRIDAY, JUL 5

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of International Reserves as at 28 June 2013.

THURSDAY, JUL 11

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of BNM Monetary Policy Statement, May 2013 Index of Industrial Production (IPI) and May 2013 Manufacturing Sales.

WEDNESDAY JUL 17

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of June 2013 Consumer Price Index.

MONDAY, JUL 22

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of International Reserves as at 15 July 2013.

WEDNESDAY, JUL 31

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of June 2013 Money Supply data, and release of Detailed Disclosure of International Reserves as at end June 2013.

MONDAY, AUG 5

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of June 2013 External Trade data.

WEDNESDAY, AUG 7

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of International Reserves as at 31 July 2013, June 2013 Index of Industrial Production (IPI) and June 2013 Manufacturing Sales.

THURSDAY-FRIDAY, AUG 8-9

KUALA LUMPUR - Market and Public Holiday - Hari Raya Puasa

(Eid-Fitr).

WEDNESDAY, AUG 21

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of 2nd Quarter 2013 GDP and July 2013 Consumer Price Index.

THURSDAY, AUG 22

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of International Reserves as at 15 August 2013.

FRIDAY, AUG 30

KUALA LUMPUR - Release July 2013 Money Supply data and release of Detailed Disclosure of International Reserves as at end July 2013.

SATURDAY, AUG 31

KUALA LUMPUR - Market and Public Holiday - National Day.

THURSDAY, SEP 5

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of BNM Monetary Policy Statement.

FRIDAY, SEP 6

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of International Reserves as at 30 August 2013, and July 2013 External Trade data.

WEDNESDAY, SEP 11

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of July 2013 Index of Industrial Production (IPI) and July 2013 Manufacturing Sales.

MONDAY, SEP 16

KUALA LUMPUR - Market and Public Holiday - Malaysia Day.

WEDNESDAY, SEP 18

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of August 2013 Consumer Price Index.

MONDAY, SEP 23

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of International Reserves as at 13 September 2013.

MONDAY, SEP 30

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of August 2013 Money Supply data and Detailed Disclosure of International Reserves as at end August 2013.

FRIDAY, OCT 4

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of August 2013 External Trade data.

MONDAY, OCT 7

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of International Reserves as at 30 September 2013.

THURSDAY, OCT 10

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of August 2013 Index of Industrial Production (IPI) and August 2013 Manufacturing Sales.

TUESDAY, OCT 15

KUALA LUMPUR - Market and Public Holiday - Hari Raya Haji

(Eid-Adha).

TUESDAY, OCT 22

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of International Reserves as at 14 October 2013.

WEDNESDAY, OCT 23

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of September 2013 Consumer Price Index

THURSDAY, OCT 31

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of September 2013 Money Supply data, and Detailed Disclosure of International Reserves as at end September 2013.

SATURDAY, NOV 2

KUALA LUMPUR - Market and Public Holiday - Deepavali.

TUESDAY, NOV 5

KUALA LUMPUR - Market and Public Holiday - Moslem New Year.

THURSDAY, NOV 7

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of BNM Monetary Policy Statement.

FRIDAY, NOV 8

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of September 2013 External Trade data.

MONDAY, NOV 11

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of International Reserves as at 31 October 2013, September 2013 Index Industrial Production (IPI) and September 2013 Manufacturing Sales.

FRIDAY, NOV 15

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of 3rd Quarter 2013 GDP.

WEDNESDAY, NOV 20

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of October 2013 Consumer Price Index.

FRIDAY, NOV 22

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of International Reserves as at 15 November 2013.

FRIDAY, NOV 29

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of October 2013 Money Supply data and Detailed Disclosure of International Reserves as at end October 2013.

FRIDAY, DEC 6

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of International Reserves as at 29 November 2013, and October 2013 External Trade data.

WEDNESDAY, DEC 11

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of October 2013 Index of Industrial Production (IPI) and October 2013 Manufacturing Sales.

WEDNESDAY, DEC 18

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of November 2013 Consumer Price Index.

FRIDAY, DEC 20

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of International Reserves as at 13 December 2013.

WEDNESDAY, DEC 25

KUALA LUMPUR - Market and Public Holiday - Christmas Day.

TUESDAY, DEC 31

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of November 2013 Money Supply data and Detailed Disclosure of International Reserves as at end November 2013

NOTE: The inclusion of diary items does not necessarily mean that Reuters will file a story based on the event. - Reuters

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