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KUALA LUMPUR: Following is a list of events in Malaysia as well as news company-related and market news which could have an influence on the local market.
Asian shares extended gains for a seventh day on Thursday, after the US Federal Reserve took new stimulus steps to bolster the economy, pressuring the yen with expectations the Japanese central bank will follow suit with more easing next week.
WASHINGTON: The Federal Reserve, announcing a new round of monetary stimulus, took the unprecedented step on Wednesday of indicating interest rates would remain near zero until unemployment falls to at least 6.5 percent.
KUALA LUMPUR: Berjaya Sports Toto Bhds (BToto) shareholders will likely get a special dividend of more than 40 sen per share from the proposed listing of Sports Toto Malaysia (STM) business trust on the Singaporean bourse, said its executive director Freddie Pang.
NEW YORK: Stocks ended nearly flat on Wednesday, giving up most of the day's gains after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke reiterated that monetary policy won't be enough to offset damage from the fiscal cliff.
SINGAPORE: Economists have cut their economic forecasts and raised their inflation outlook for Singapore, according to a central bank survey yesterday, in a further sign that the country is likely to face another year of subpar growth and elevated inflation in 2013.
TORONTO: The Bank of Canada's Mark Carney mused about priorities in reply to a question about the lessons he would take to his next job in London, but said he would only discuss Britain's needs when he talks to a House of Commons committee next year.
SINGAPORE: The combination of diminishing extreme downside risks globally, a modest, progressive pick-up in growth and attractive valuations for most growth assets, points to 2013 being another year of reasonable returns.