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KLCI surges to two-month high

HEAVY buying of blue chip stocks, especially banking counters, by institutional investors sent the Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (KLCI) to its highest level in two months yesterday.

KLCI hits eight-week high on local investor support

THE KL Composite Index (KLCI) yesterday climbed to an eight-week high of 828 points, up 8.24 points or 1%, supported by buying from local institutional investors.

Oil price worries dog markets

SHARE markets across Asia headed lower yesterday amid lingering worries about oil prices, which rose again after the overnight fall in New York despite expectations the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) would pump more crude to curb the price surge.

Azman Mokhtar and Nur Jazlan are Telekom’s new directors

The board and management restructuring at Telekom Malaysia Bhd entails the entry of two new directors and the resignation of two others.

KL market succumbs to heavy selling pressure

THE local stock market succumbed to heavy selling yesterday, with institutional investors unwinding positions to re-jig their portfolios in the absence of domestic buying impetus.

Buying interest seen in banking stocks

CURRENT investor uncertainty over impending changes to the interest rate framework and implementation of a deposit insurance scheme can provide buying opportunities ahead of the next set of bank results reporting season in May.

MPlant moves closer towards a sale to Temasek

JUST a month ago, it seemed the sale of a controlling interest in Malaysian Plantations Bhd (MPlant) was imminent. Its shares surged. Shareholders were elated.

Market cheers BN victory

THE KL stock market surged 14 points in the first 10 minutes of trade yesterday, spurred by the Barisan Nasional's landslide victory in Sunday's general election, but profit-taking and poor regional market sentiment trimmed its gains as the day progressed.

More money flows into equity funds

UNIT trust funds, especially equity funds, are expected to attract strong money flows judging from the recovery in the equity market and improvement in the country's economic fundamentals.

Synergy set to give huge boost to Penang agro

SYNERGY Farm (M) Sdn Bhd#8217;s plan to export 1.3 million tonnes of Cavendish bananas a week to China's Liaoning Province will revolutionise Penang#8217;s agricultural industry, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Dr Hilmi Yahaya said.