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Business 19 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

KLSE hits 900, a near 4-year high, on election prospects

The KLSE Composite Index (CI) broke the psychologically important 900-point level yesterday as investor sentiment turned up a notch on anticipation of a landslide victory for the Barisan Nasional in this Sunday's general election.

Business 24 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Analysts still prefer big players

SO what are the stocks in the construction sector that are ranked among the favourites of analysts and fund managers alike?

Business 20 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Small-cap stocks still the favourite

In the second and final part of a discussion on the stock market for 2004 with I>StarBiz/Iassistant news editor I>JAGDEV SINGH SIDHU/Iand reporter I>ELAINE ANG/I>, the two fund managers - KLCS Asset Management executive director/chief investment officer Connie Ong and Fortress Capital Asset Management chief executive officer Thomas Yong - together with three research heads - AmResearch executive director Gan Kim Khoon, OSK Research's Pankaj Kumar, and KN Kenanga's Seow Choong Liang - tell us just what type of stocks they are looking at.

Business 19 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Positive market outlook for 2004

Whichever way the KLSE in 2003 will be looked at, it will be remembered as a roller coaster of a ride. From gloom of war and the despair of SARS to the euphoria of a multi-month rally that ended the three-year bear market, investors finally managed to revel in a booming stock market with no stumbling impediments in sight.

Business 24 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Make peace with free float shortfall

IT has been three years since index constructor Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) announced that it would adjust its equity indices so as to take into account free float levels. Back then, there was some hand wringing among our stock market players over the possibility of Malaysia suffering an exodus of foreign funds.a href=http://biz.thestar.com.my/bizweek/>LI>B>For the full Bizweek reports click here/B>/a>