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Business 19 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Bullish sentiment in KL market

THE local stock market appears to be finally playing catch-up with its regional peers which had chalked up substantially higher gains last year. Some analysts in fact expect the KL market to turn from a laggard to a high-flying performer this year.

Business 20 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

CalPERS nod boosts MSEB

MALAYSIA'S reinstatement into the CalPERS list of permissible investment markets boosted blue-chip and large-cap stocks on the MSEB yesterday as expectations of other foreign funds returning to the market became increasingly tangible.

Business 20 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Retail investors upbeat about MSEB

THE bullish run on the stock market is attracting many retail investors and punters to take a closer look at the stocks that have performed well.

Business 21 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

CI ends the week on a new high for the year

THE benchmark KLSE Composite Index (CI) ended at a new high for the year of 861.72 points yesterday for a total gain of 35 points or 4.3% for the week.

Business 27 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Bulls charging ahead on good GDP, strong earnings

THE bulls in the local stock market continued their charge Thursday, bolstering the KLSE Composite Index by 13.3 points, or 1.5%, to 885.3 - the highest level since June 2000.

Business 28 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

China to take fresh steps to ease pressure on yuan

China will step up efforts this year to ease upward pressure on the yuan, including allowing companies to retain more hard currency and invest more overseas, the country's top foreign exchange official was quoted yesterday as saying.

Business 02 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Temasek buys 5% stake in Telekom from Khazanah

SINGAPORE'S Temasek Holdings has bought 160 million shares, or a 5% equity stake, in Telekom Malaysia Bhd that formed part of the 300 million shares Khazanah Nasional Bhd sold in a private placement yesterday.

Business 03 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

CI closes in on 900 mark

NEWS of Temasek Holdings' purchase of a 5% stake in Telekom Malaysia Bhd sparked strong buying of telecoms and banking shares along with selected blue chips, sending the benchmark KLSE Composite Index (CI) closer to the 900-point level as a result.

Business 05 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

TA: Election to fuel stock market

The much anticipated general election will further fuel the local stock market, said TA Unit Trust Management Bhd chief executive officer Richard Chua.

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.