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Business 10 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

TA: Foreign funds will stir ‘more excitement’

FOREIGN institutional investors and fund managers are expected to stir 'more excitement' in the local stock market in August, after the summer holiday ends, says a securities industry official.

Business 18 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Greenspan assurance on rates calms investors’ nerves

The assurance by Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan that any increase in US interest rates would be 'measured' has calmed the nerves of investors but is not expected to lead to much buying conviction in the immediate term, say analysts.

Business 22 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Purchases pay off for SEGi

Mergers and acquisitions (MAs) are nothing new to second board-listed education group SEG International Bhd (SEGi).

Business 29 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Market rebound seen for H2

As the first half of the year draws to a close, investors are wondering what is in store for stocks on Bursa Malaysia. I>StarBiz/Italked to several people to find out what could be ahead.

Business 29 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Cross trading may hurt local interbroke ops

THE proposed cross trading of Bursa Malaysia Bhd and Singapore Exchange Ltd securities, although positive for the country, could be detrimental to the local interbroke business, said Mayban Securities executive vice-president Wan Ahmad Satria Wan Hussein.

Business 01 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Performance mixed at Asia markets

Major Asian markets were mixed during the first half of the year, with Tokyo's Nikkei 225 emerging as the region's best performing index and last year's darling, Bangkok's SET Index, the worst.

Business 01 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Volatile first-half for KL market

Share prices on the KL market have had a roller-coaster ride in the first half of the year.

Business 05 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Property market remains robust

The property market, especially the residential sub-sector, has shown strong signs of recovery, spurred by a strong outlook on the economic front and return of positive buyers' sentiment. There has been a spate of new property launches in many parts of the country; and in the Klang Valley, the market is abuzz with property news on who is developing what. The positive outlook of the stock market and improved market sentiment are also set to spur greater activities on the property front. StarBiz assistant news editor ANGIE NG and reporter PANG HONG YEE take a look at the trends and prospects ahead for the residential property market.

Business 15 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Stock market slides 6.8 points in absence of fresh leads

THE local stock market headed lower in tandem with the regional downtrend yesterday in the absence of fresh leads to spur buying interest. The KL Composite Index (KLCI) fell nearly 11 points to a day's low of 841 before recovering some ground towards the end of the trading day to finish at 845, down 6.8 points or 0.8% from Tuesday's close.

Business 19 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Fund managers adopt cautious stand on market

There is a cautious mood among fund managers over how well the stock market would perform in the second half of the year. Fund managers contacted by I>StarBiz/Iwere generally of the view that the market outlook would largely depend on how external concerns - such as interest rate movements, terrorism threats and oil prices - would pan out.