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Business 11 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Noticeable switch in stocks and markets

FOREIGN funds have started to come to the local stock market albeit still at its early stages, said Prudential Asset Management (Hong Kong) Ltd head of marketing services Robert Rountree.

Business 12 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

CI slips back below 800 points

The KLSE Composite Index (CI) slipped back below the psychologically important 800-point level yesterday on sustained profit-taking in the market in tandem with the sharp pull-back in other major Asian bourses.

Business 20 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

US dollar slides to all-time low against the euro

THE US dollar slid to an all-time low of 1.1975 against the euro and near a three-year low of 107.86 versus the Japanese yen in Asia trade yesterday.

Business 27 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

US data may be tonic for KL market

RECENT positive data emanating from the United States may just be the tonic to revive an insipid KL stock market.

Business 03 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Asian stock markets to remain buoyant, says JP Morgan

HIGH liquidity, stronger currencies and robust domestic growth will keep Asian stock markets buoyant next year notwithstanding anticipated interest rate hikes and political concerns in certain parts of the region. Investor interest will also be shifting from cyclical I>beta/Istocks to those with long-term growth potential.

Business 15 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Good year ahead for KL market

A SHIFT in liquidity to the equity market from the bond market and possible inflows of foreign funds would likely lead to a better KLSE performance in 2004, said Pheim Unit Trusts Bhd (PUTB) chief executive officer Phua Lee Kerk.

Business 18 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Hopes for year-end rally fading

AS the Kuala Lumpur stock market continued its losing streak for a fifth consecutive day Wednesday, with the KLSE Composite Index (CI) shedding nearly seven points to 775, hopes of a rally to take the benchmark back above the 800 level by New Year's Eve are fading fast.

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 23 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

More active KLSE in 2004 as foreign investors shift to equity

A lot more activities can be expected in the stock market next year as local and foreign investors' interest is being shifted from the bond into the equity market, according to Pheim Unit Trusts Bhd chief executive officer Phua Lee Kerk.

Business 29 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Petronas buys TNB shares from MoF?

National oil company Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) is believed to have taken up the 300 million Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) shares that the Minister of Finance Inc (MoF) placed out on Dec 15.