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Business 10 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia gets belated recognition from non-believers

THE decision by global rating agency Standard and Poor#146;s (Samp;P) to upgrade Malaysia#146;s long-term foreign currency rating (together with that of Thailand and Indonesia) must be particularly gratifying for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Business 10 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Steady rise in volume and value of shares traded

THE volume and value of transactions on the KLSE have been growing steadily since July this year, albeit with intermittent profit-taking.

Business 10 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Stock market puts on another strong showing

IT WAS another strong day for the local stock market. Foreign buying of blue-chip stocks pushed the KLSE Composite Index (CI) 20 points higher.

Business 11 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

The retail investors are back

THE powerful gains on the KLSE in recent days, coupled with a surge in oil, gas and water stocks, have lured back packs of retailers to the trading floor. DANNY YAP and HONG BOON HOW yesterday visited some brokerages and found many happy punters there.

Business 11 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

CI tests critical 800 mark as market surge continues

The local stock market continued to surge strongly yesterday, propelling the KLSE Composite Index (CI) briefly above 800 points before profit-taking pulled it back below the psychologically important mark.

Business 21 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

KL market appears poised for another surge

THE country's smooth leadership transition and the listing of Astro All Asia Networks plc next week could set the stage for another stock market surge similar to the one seen two weeks ago.

Business 27 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Fund managers look towards upside on KLSE

AS THE KLSE Composite Index (CI) continued its climb last week to breach the 800 mark, fund managers said they wouldn't be surprised to see the index touching 1,000 points within the next six to 12 months as more foreign funds find their way back to the bourse they had abandoned some years ago.

Business 29 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

SC to reduce time-to-market for IPOs

THE Securities Commission (SC) will reduce the time-to-market for initial public offerings (IPOs) - the duration between the time the prospectus is issued until the company is listed - from 25 market days currently to 13 market days starting Dec 1.

Business 01 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

CEOs: Better KLSE outlook in 2004

Many CEOs say that they expect the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE) to perform even better in 2004.

Business 01 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

CI at 3-year high on smooth change

THE stock market welcomed the smooth transition of political leadership yesterday with the KLSE Composite Index (CI) closing five points higher at a 38-month high of 817 points despite bouts of profit taking.