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PETALING JAYA: The local equity market has rallied for eight days in a row, with investors picking up beaten-down stocks as concerns of a global trade war ease with United States economic growth taking a positive turn.
SINGAPORE: Maybank Kim Eng Group, the investment banking arm of Maybank, is positive over the Malaysian equity market, with an expectation of the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) hitting the 1,800-level this year.
The continuous upward trend in the equity market will, among other things, depend on how well US corporate earnings for the second quarter have fared, said Toh Hoon Chew, head of research at CIMB Securities Sdn Bhd.
KUALA LUMPUR: Standard Poor's (SP) Equity Research expects a more challenging second half year for the Malaysian equity market as much of positive market news has been factored into stock prices, said vice-president and head of Asia equity research, Lorraine Tan.
THE newly set-up Employees Provident Fund#039;s (EPF) Private Equity Division plans to focus on global equity market for its overseas investment, said deputy chief officer (investment) Dr Roslan A. Ghaffar.
PETALING JAYA: Budget 2018 is expected to have a neutral to mildly positive impact on the overall local equity market.
KUALA LUMPUR: As the outlook for Malaysia's economy remains rather sanguine with Bloomberg consensus GDP growth for this year expected at 4.4%, MIDF does not foresee the equity market turning bear anytime soon.
PETALING JAYA: The outlook for Malaysia’s equity market next year seems promising, with two local brokerages expecting the benchmark FBM KL Composite Index (FBM KLCI) to hit at least 1,800 points by the end of 2016.
MERRILL Lynch has upgraded its recommendation on Malaysia's equity market to overweight in view of the steady macro-economic backdrop and an expected 17% growth in corporate earnings.
OSK Holdings Bhd, which posted a sharp rise in profit for the first quarter ended March 31, sees continued earnings growth despite the expected relatively slower equity market in the second quarter compared with the first, general manager (group corporate and legal affairs) Woon Chong Boon said.