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Sun, 14 Apr 2024
9:43 PM Major Middle East airlines to resume flights after Iran's attack on Israel

DUBAI/CAIRO (April 14): Major airlines across the Middle East announced that they would resume operations in the region after cancelling or rerouting some flights, as Iran launched dozens of drones and missiles at Israel through Saturday night into Sunday.
7:16 PM 【南视界】槟城仅存的 纯手工雕刻制作牌匾
6:55 PM AMRO指大马2030年可成高收入国 扎夫鲁:已拟策改善营商条件
6:17 PM Penang Hill cable car construction works expected to begin by end of May this year — state exco

GEORGE TOWN (April 14): Construction works for the Penang Hill cable car project here are expected to commence at the end of May or early June, and be fully completed within two- to three years, according to a state executive councillor.
5:36 PM Putrajaya issues travel advisory to Malaysians in Iran, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq

KUALA LUMPUR (April 14): Following the recent Iran-Israel tensions, the government of Malaysia is closely monitoring developments in the Middle East region and has issued on Sunday, a travel advisory specifically directed at Malaysians currently residing or traveling in Iran, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq.
5:14 PM 中国万达集团断尾求生 连北京总部大楼也卖了
5:12 PM 日企看好大马 有意投资新领域
5:01 PM Israel reopens airspace as airlines cancel flights due to Iran attacks

JERUSALEM (April 14): Israeli airlines said operations were returning to normal on Sunday, after an overnight attack by Iranian missiles and drones closed the airspace and led to flight cancellations.
4:14 PM 本世纪第2次牛市? 花旗银行:铜价有望暴涨66%
2:50 PM 《芯片战争》作者:中国是芯片巨头重要市场
2:42 PM 摩根:iPhone17将成首款AI手机 苹果股价看涨20%
2:27 PM 一度破2400美元大关 金价回吐涨幅跌1.18%
2:15 PM 中国连续7年 维持货物贸易第一大国地位
2:08 PM 比黄金更猛 白银刷3年新高
2:03 PM Germany's Scholz kicks off China trip amid tensions over EVs, Russia

CHONGQING/BERLIN (April 14): German Chancellor Olaf Scholz kicked off a three-day tour of China on Sunday to shore up ties with Germany's top trade partner and address rifts over issues including Chinese trade practices and its support for Russia.
2:00 PM 【评论】邦你选股:六彩神龙加持   Spritzer如鱼得水?

在瞬息万变的商业环境中,任何公司都必须具备适应能力,顺势而为才能取得成功。对于售卖瓶装矿泉水的必胜(SPRITZER,7...
1:24 PM Escalating Middle East tensions could result in supply chain disruptions higher shipping insurance premiums — associatio

KUALA LUMPUR (April 14): Escalated tensions in the Middle East with the latest Israel-linked container ship seized by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on Saturday (April 13) could result in supply chain disruptions and higher insurance premiums, said shipping associations.
12:27 PM AEON BiG, supplier clarify product incorrectly labelled as ‘doormat’ is mini prayer mat

KUALA LUMPUR (April 14): A product with a design depicting the Kaaba that was seized by the Johor Islamic Religious Department (JAINJ) at a supermarket in Batu Pahat on Tuesday, is meant for use as a mini "sejadah", or prayer mat.
11:59 AM Malaysia Airlines reroutes flights, avoids Iranian airspace amid escalating tension in Middle East

KUALA LUMPUR (April 13): Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will be rerouting flights between Kuala Lumpur and London to avoid Iranian airspace amid escalating tension in the Middle East
11:35 AM 中东乱局引发避险 比特币一度重挫7.7%
9:30 AM Uplifting looks

KUALA LUMPUR (April 14): What characterises spring/summer fashion are airy, lightweight fabrics and clothes cut for comfort and ease of movement. The latest issue of Options’ takes this a step further with uplifting looks inspired by the Olympics, to be held in Paris, the style and fashion capital of the world, from July 26 to Aug 11.
9:00 AM Building prudently for sustainable growth

KUALA LUMPUR (April 14): Radium Development Bhd strives to be an asset-light and city-centric developer, focusing on development projects with a fast turnaround in the Klang Valley, particularly in mature locations with existing amenities.
12:39 AM 拿铁效应——钱都去哪了?/萧伊妗
12:39 AM 放眼年杪建3千间 3个月审批人民房屋2.0
12:39 AM 5千万特别拨款 助印裔女企业家
12:39 AM 信用卡术语不难懂/史慧娴
Sat, 13 Apr 2024
11:31 PM 曹观友:提高芯片价值链 槟州续巩固投资圣地地位
10:05 PM 铜价虽创两年新高 市场需求陷疲软
9:46 PM 三重打击陷困境 农民疾呼管制进口菜
9:42 PM 价格涨10%至20% 酒店斋戒月自助餐食客减
9:05 PM 香港料下周推比特币ETF
8:53 PM OE杰青商学院《南洋商报》 推杰青时代3.0设杰青荟
8:46 PM 丹绒马林汽车高科技谷 料创53万就业机会
8:14 PM 槟州未能晋芯片前端工艺 扎夫鲁:我国或失良机
7:54 PM 陈泓缣吁国农“居安思危” 中国榴梿将超越大马
7:25 PM 美国拉拢更多盟友 应对中国产能过剩
7:01 PM 【南视界】古法味不失传 木棍压制客家面
6:39 PM 就业市场好转 中国首季招聘薪酬反弹
6:33 PM 企业消费者借贷 花旗首季净利超标
6:31 PM 限制铜铝镍交易 英美制裁俄金属
6:28 PM 进军人工智能 苹果市值暴增5320亿
6:19 PM 数项优势·得天独厚 大马可成碳捕储存中心
6:12 PM 澳洲铁路项目加持 金务大250亿新合约在望
6:11 PM New capital requirements will slow growth at UBS, says Swiss finance minister

The Swiss government's proposed tougher capital requirements for the banking industry will impact UBS' ability to grow, the country's finance minister said in an interview published on Saturday.
6:05 PM 需求复苏·贸易转移 达证券看好半导体股
tag stockINARI -0.3%, ELSOFT 0%, MPI +0.6%, UNISEM +1.1%,
6:02 PM 胜高资源获32万保险理赔
tag stockSERNKOU 0%,
6:00 PM 竞标多项大型合约 传GDB控股胜算高
tag stockGDB +3.4%,
5:59 PM 委大马投行为财务顾问 传Capital A私配筹逾19亿
tag stockCAPITALA -1.4%,
5:52 PM 婆罗水殖获准在斗湖采金矿
tag stockBAHVEST +7.1%,
5:45 PM 贸易复苏出口激励 西港控股3年财测上调
tag stockWPRTS -0.5%,
5:39 PM 苹果将推M4晶片MAC电脑 聚焦AI 股价涨逾4%
4:47 PM 美联储恐延后降息 美元创1年多最大单周升幅
4:20 PM 【评论】邦你看市:挑战与机遇并存  中国股市的“大时代”

中国股市正站在一个关键的十字路口,即将进入一个充满挑战和机遇的大震荡时代。回顾过去数十年的发展历程,我们不难发现,中国经...
3:32 PM 台积电独董候选人曝光 美国商务部副主席入列
3:10 PM “上市后,应该有看头 KEYFIELD” | 12Invest
tag stockKEYFIELD 0%, PENERGY +4.1%, DAYANG -0.4%, ARMADA 0%,
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2:37 PM 台积电等3巨头AI军备竞赛 背后赢家是这家芯片军火商
12:28 PM 亚银:即使成长放缓 中国仍世界经济成长最大动力
12:25 PM 电商卖家半年赚62亿 TikTok在越南势头正旺
11:15 AM 【视频】白咖啡闻名海内外 长江国际扩展旅游商机
10:39 AM The Week Ahead: Malaysia 1Q advance GDP estimate, March trade data in focus

This week’s key focus on the local front will be on Malaysia’s advance gross domestic product (GDP) estimate for the first quarter of 2024 (1Q2024), which is scheduled to be released on April 19.
10:21 AM An eye-watering squeeze in copper ore is firing up the bulls

An unprecedented squeeze in the market for copper ore has fired up bullish investors and helped drive prices to the highest in nearly two years. The market for semi-processed copper ore, known as concentrates, has never been as tight as now, according to several veteran traders with decades of experience. Across the market, traders and smelters are paying roughly the same price for copper ore as the copper contained in it would fetch once processed — a highly unusual situation that points to a shortage of immediately available supplies.
10:06 AM US Steel shareholders approve Nippon Steel’s US$14b takeover offer

United States Steel Corp shareholders voted in favour of a US$14.1 billion (RM67.26 billion) takeover offer by Nippon Steel Corp, leaving the fate of the deal for the iconic American steelmaker to the realm of US regulators and politics.
9:57 AM BlackRock CEO expects Fed to cut rates once or twice in 2024

BlackRock Inc chief executive officer Larry Fink said he expects the US Federal Reserve (Fed) to cut rates twice at the most this year, and that it will be difficult for the central bank to curb inflation.
9:38 AM 【股势先机】价格走势掩盖不了贪婪/陈进融
9:38 AM MAN引导运输业勇往直前
9:25 AM US lawmakers angry after Huawei unveiled laptop with new Intel AI chip

Republican US lawmakers on Friday criticised the Biden administration after sanctioned Chinese telecommunications equipment giant Huawei unveiled a laptop this week powered by an Intel artificial intelligence (AI) chip.
8:52 AM 有客人订300箱法国旗荧光棒 巴黎奥运临近义乌订单爆了
8:51 AM Surging US energy shares reflect robust growth, inflation worries

US energy shares are soaring as investors benefit from rising oil prices and a stronger-than-expected economy, while seeking to protect their portfolios from a feared resurgence of inflation.
8:34 AM Stocks tumble, dollar firms amid geopolitical risk, mixed central bank views

US stocks sold off sharply on Friday while the dollar jumped as investors grappled with rising geopolitical tensions and persistent inflation that could lead to diverging monetary policy between the US and Europe.
8:16 AM Are commodities at the start of a secular bull run?

The uptrend in prices of a number of commodities — reflected in the 14.2% rise in the S&P GSCI from its recent December trough — brought back memories of the commodity bull run in 2021 and 2022, when the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic followed by the war in Ukraine choked global supply chains and sent food prices higher.
7:31 AM Oil settles up on Mideast tensions, posts weekly loss

Oil rose around 1% on Friday on geopolitical tensions in the Middle East but posted a weekly loss on a bearish world oil demand growth forecast from the International Energy Agency (IEA) and worries about slower US interest rate cuts.
7:24 AM Wall St Week Ahead: Surging US energy shares reflect robust growth

US energy shares are soaring as investors benefit from rising oil prices and a stronger-than-expected economy, while seeking to protect their portfolios from a feared resurgence of inflation.
7:19 AM Wall St ends sharply lower on sticky inflation

US stocks sold off on Friday after major US banks' results failed to impress, capping a week marked by market-moving inflation data, evolving expectations for US Federal Reserve policy, and looming geopolitical tensions.
7:17 AM Will EVs take off in Malaysia?

The electric vehicle (EV) industry has a lot of ground momentum driving its growth and adoption globally, but there are still key chokepoints that could impede any widespread adoption locally – at least for the moment.
tag stockEPMB +4.6%, CAREPLS 0%,
7:03 AM VinFast’s challenges pose risk to Vingroup

As Vietnam’s biggest conglomerate Vingroup doubles down on its electric vehicle (EV) business with ambitious global expansion plans, it faces growing financial risks stemming from loss-making unit VinFast Auto.
7:03 AM Picky consumers jilting big brands are Unilever India’s new risk

The largest consumer company in the world’s most populous nation has provided everyday products from detergent to instant coffee to Indians for decades.
7:03 AM Adnoc decides BP is not the ‘right fit’

The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) state-owned oil company has considered buying Britain’s BP but the deliberations did not progress beyond preliminary discussions.
7:03 AM Cost of EV ownership

As more electric vehicles (EVs) are sold in Malaysia, a pivotal question emerges: Are consumers ready to embrace this shift amid broad changes in fuel subsidies and electricity pricing?
7:03 AM How to prepare to grow your wealth effectively this year

Navigating the financial landscape in 2023 has been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride, filled with uncertainties and market fluctuations.
7:03 AM The unwinding of balance sheets and its implications

First things first. This is this column’s 300th publication since the first article was published in June 2018 and I would like to thank Star Media Group for giving me this opportunity to explore and discuss various issues related to the economy, market, finance, corporate governance and different asset classes. For this week, the focus is on the central bank’s balance sheet.
7:03 AM Financial literacy is crucial to fight scams

The Securities Commission (SC) recently published its annual report for 2023. There were many important statistics in the report regarding the capital markets, but one of the most worrying data points is related to scams and unlicensed activities.
7:03 AM Traders bet ECB will chart own rate-cut path

Traders' bets on multiple European Central Bank (ECB) interest rate cuts this year have barely been shaken by hot US inflation that slashed Federal Reserve (Fed) easing expectations this week, highlighting a growing investor focus on the divergence between the two regions.
7:03 AM All systems go for Lumut as an engine of growth

Perak stands on the brink of a transformative leap with the Lumut Maritime Industrial City (LuMIC) project set to redefine the region’s identity from a quiet state on the west coast to a bustling hub of maritime and industrial activity.
7:03 AM Tough for LC Corp to find buyer for LC Titan

It is no secret that South Korean chemical company Lotte Chemical Corp (LC Corp) is mulling disposing of its stakes in loss-making Malaysian unit, Lotte Chemical Titan Holding Bhd (LC Titan).
tag stockLCTITAN -0.9%,
7:03 AM Right time to tap into alternative investments

Anyone well-versed with the Malaysian capital markets will espouse the idea that for solid and dividend bearing investments, it would be best to be banking on the banks, pun intended.
7:03 AM Unlocking success

While online sales have picked up at a rapid phase amid the eCommerce boom, many online brands in Malaysia are also setting up physical stores to achieve omnichannel presence and ramp up their bottom lines. Similar trends can be seen in overseas markets.
7:03 AM Chief of Indeed wants to be ‘world’s most powerless CEO’

Hisayuki “Deko” Idekoba, chief executive officer of the company behind top job-search engine Indeed.com, doesn’t seem to place much significance on his own position.
7:03 AM Nextgreen IOI Pulp in production facility deal

Nextgreen IOI Pulp Sdn Bhd (NIP), a joint venture between Nextgreen Global Bhd (NGGB) and IOI Corp Bhd, has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China’s Xiamen C&D Paper & Pulp Group Co Ltd (Xiamen C&D) for the proposed development and operation of a green and sustainable paper pulp production facility.
tag stockNGGB +1.0%, IOICORP +0.5%,
7:03 AM MAS keeps currency policy unchanged to fight elevated inflation

Singapore’s central bank has kept unchanged its monetary policy stance aimed at strengthening the trade-weighted Singapore dollar to fight still-elevated inflation.
7:03 AM Limitless Technology aims to be dominant force in the gifting space

IT was not long ago when Maximillian Lotz and Niklas Frassa sat in an apartment in Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur and developed an application over one weekend in 2016.
7:03 AM Foreign investment push

THE local property market is on track to benefit from steady streams of foreign investments into the country, as rising investor sentiment and business confidence levels will have a positive impact on the real estate segment.
7:03 AM Property mogul eyes ‘city-towns’ from Patagonia to Paraguay

Eduardo Costantini, the Argentine real estate mogul who popularised the gated community concept in his home country, plans to spend up to US$1.5bil developing more of the projects, including in new geographies.
7:03 AM Singapore economy expands 2.7% in 1Q

Singapore’s economy, in the first three months of 2024, grew at its weakest quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q) pace in a year as manufacturing slowed, but economists see growth strengthening ahead.
7:03 AM Genting frontrunner in clinching New York City casino licence

While the potential delays due to local approvals that may push the awarding of new casino licences in New York City to as late as 2025, Genting Malaysia Bhd is expected to remain a leading contender.
tag stockGENM -1.1%, GENTING -1.3%,
12:38 AM 陈荣立:正面启发大马领袖 习马二会格局值得借鉴
12:38 AM 失燃油补贴 T20影响不大
12:38 AM 旅游局:促销超越传统 全方位吸引中国客
12:38 AM 下跌股:Allianz RM20.20支撑
tag stockALLIANZ -4.4%,
12:38 AM 学历贬值趋势论/林卓锋
12:38 AM 上升股:联合种植 挑战RM25
tag stockUTDPLT +2.0%,
12:38 AM 中国智能科技展将登场 马中企联会:料签逾10备忘录
12:38 AM 热门股:迪耐 阻力47仙
tag stockDNEX +10.7%,
12:38 AM 实达集团挑战RM1.65/刘礼誉
tag stockSPSETIA +4.1%, SIMEPROP +4.4%,
12:38 AM 丹尼尔道迪:设经济特区好处多 纳闽应改变治理模式
12:30 AM CPO futures end lower, in line with CBOT soybean oil weakness

Crude palm oil futures contract on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives closed lower, following the weakness of soybean oil futures on Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). The CBOT’s soy oil futures fell 0.4% on Friday.
12:25 AM Chinese body says EU electric vehicle probe is stacked against China

The European Union's investigation into electric vehicles is stacked against Chinese manufacturers, not transparent and in violation of global trading rules, even before its outcome is known, a Chinese industry body said on Friday.
12:18 AM Between the US and a hard place, Germany's Scholz 're-engages' with China

Last year Germany launched a strategy to "de-risk" from China, but on Saturday Chancellor Olaf Scholz starts a high-stakes visit there hoping to shore up ties at a delicate point with the US and EU threatening to hammer Chinese goods in subsidy rows. With the German economy in the doldrums, its companies are pressing for fairer access to a Chinese market which they say still favours local firms despite promises to the contrary.
Fri, 12 Apr 2024
11:56 PM 美国不降息·人民币走贬 令吉恐失守4.80大关
11:53 PM 价格低廉·利好监管措施 东盟电动车销量增4倍
11:52 PM Bahvest Resources, Nextgreen Global, IOI Corp, S P Setia and Yinson

KUALA LUMPUR (April 12): Here is a brief recap of some business news and corporate announcements that made the headlines on Friday: Bahvest Resources Bhd's subsidiary, Wullersdorf Resources Sdn Bhd, has obtained approval from the federal government's mining regulator, t...
tag stockBAHVEST +7.1%, NGGB +1.0%, IOICORP +0.5%, SPSETIA +4.1%, YINSON -1.2%,
11:48 PM 埃尔尼诺现象·印度限出口 全球白米价料续高企
11:28 PM 拨电话10次仅2接通 诈骗猖獗商企难联系客户
11:17 PM 林立迎任巴生自贸区主席
10:13 PM Penang on track to become catalyst for Malaysia to move up chip value chain — Chow

Penang is set to become a catalyst for Malaysia to move up the chip value chain and solidify its position as the preferred investment destination for electrical and electronics and semiconductor production in the region, said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.
10:03 PM Global spotlight on Malaysia as it emerges as semiconductor powerhouse

Malaysia’s vibrant semiconductor industry has been the talk of the town of late as the country emerges as a new semiconductor powerhouse with the global spotlight on Penang.
10:00 PM ASB trims 2.18% stake in S P Setia for RM141 mil

Amanahraya Trustees Bhd, the trustee of Amanah Saham Bumiputera (ASB), has trimmed its stake in property developer S P Setia Bhd after converting some of the redeemable convertible preference shares it holds into ordinary shares. According to a bourse filing on Friday, Amanahraya Trustees sold 100 million shares representing 2.18% in S P Setia from ASB’s portfolio on April 8. The disposal cut the fund’s stake in the property developer to 22.37% or 1.03 billion shares, from 24.54% as on April 5.
9:51 PM Baltic Exchange shipping updates: April 12, 2024

A weekly round-up of tanker and dry bulk market (April 12, 2024)
9:49 PM 或仅问身分证最后4数字 银行电话不问敏感资料
9:40 PM Wall St set for lower open as some big bank earnings disappoint

Wall Street's main stock indexes were on track for a lower open on Friday as most megacap growth stocks and chipmakers receded, while some big banks dipped after dour quarterly results. JPMorgan Chase & Co fell 2.8% in premarket trading after the bank's forecast for its income from interest payments came in below analysts' expectations.
9:37 PM 中国再发布《国九条》 强力监管股市防范风险

(北京12日讯)中国股市先前重挫,周五官方发布相隔10年的第3个《国九条》,以强力监管股市防范风险。与前两个相较,官方这...
9:36 PM JPMorgan profit rises 6% even as interest income forecast falls short of predictions

JPMorgan Chase's profit rose 6% in the first quarter, although its shares dropped after the bank's forecast for its income from interest payments came in below analysts' expectations. High borrowing costs have helped lenders boost net interest income (NII), or the difference between what banks earn on loans and pay out for deposits.
9:13 PM OpenAI's Altman pitches ChatGPT Enterprise to large firms, including some Microsoft customers

OpenAI Chief Executive Sam Altman has hosted hundreds of Fortune 500 company executives in San Francisco, New York and London this month where he and other OpenAI executives pitched AI services for corporate use, going head to head in some cases with financial backer Microsoft, attendees told Reuters. The roadshow-like events illustrate how the company credited with sparking the explosion of generative artificial intelligence with its consumer offering, is looking to grow new sources of revenue from corporates all over the world — some of it potentially on the home turf of its biggest partner.
9:11 PM Wells Fargo NII misses estimates as depositor pressure grows

Wells Fargo & Co missed estimates for net interest income (NII) in the first quarter (1Q), a sign that muted loan growth and increased pressure to pay out more for deposits are eating into the benefit of higher rates.
9:11 PM 与中国合作·料明年面市 我国将产耐盐碱性稻米
9:04 PM Wall St set for lower open as some big bank earnings disappoint

WALL Street's main stock indexes were on track for a lower open on Friday as most megacap growth stocks and chipmakers receded, while some big banks dipped after dour quarterly results.
9:04 PM 获证监会放行   交易平台Webull即将登陆大马

(吉隆坡12日讯)微牛券商(Webull)获得证券监督委员会(SC)颁发交易执照,惟散户目前尚未能使用相关交易平台。根据...
8:57 PM 别让公积金存款外流/股悦
8:57 PM Nextgreen-IOI Corp JV to rope in Xiamen C&D for paper pulp plant in Pahang

Nextgreen IOI Pulp Sdn Bhd (NIP), a 55:45 joint venture between Nextgreen Global Bhd and IOI Corp Bhd that is planning a RM600 million paper pulp plant in Pekan, Pahang, wants to rope in a Chinese partner to help develop and operate the facility.
tag stockNGGB +1.0%, IOICORP +0.5%,
8:44 PM 绿源环球与中企合作 彭亨建环保纸浆厂
8:43 PM Citi profit drops as costs rise for employee severance, deposit insurance

CITIGROUP's profit fell in the first quarter as it spent more on severance payments for laid-off employees and set aside money to refill a government deposit insurance fund.
8:40 PM Citigroup profit beats estimates as companies, consumers go on borrowing binge

Citigroup Inc’s profit topped analysts’ estimates as corporations tapped markets for financing and consumers leaned on credit cards — signs that a prolonged period of elevated interest rates will benefit big banks.
8:18 PM Bursa's property index hits six-year high, boosted by positive market sentiment

Bursa Malaysia's Property Index climbed to a six-year high on Friday amid better market sentiment surrounding the sector.
8:09 PM 首季IPO表现不俗 9新股7升破发售价
8:07 PM Asia spot LNG at 3-month peak on steady demand, supply disruption

SINGAPORE: Asian spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices edged up this week, reaching the highest levels in three months, as they remained supported by steady demand and supply disruption concerns.
8:05 PM 与固定收益投资者会面 云升拟发5亿美元债券
tag stockYINSON -1.2%,
8:04 PM 【南视界】失业了 可以靠信用卡度日吗?
7:57 PM 私人消费两面受敌 海鸥展望谨慎乐观
tag stockBESHOM 0%,
7:46 PM 大马房市火红亟需3类专才 估价师在列

(吉隆坡12日讯)随著产业市场需求不断成长,估价师、产业管理人及房产经纪等专业人士拥有光明的未来。国家产业评估学院(IN...
7:44 PM Bahvest’s gold mining ops in Sabah gets approval from federal govt's mining regulator

Bahvest Resources Bhd’s unit has received approval from the federal government's mining regulator for its gold mining operations in Tawau, Sabah.
tag stockBAHVEST +7.1%,
7:43 PM Global spotlight on Malaysia as it emerges as semiconductor powerhouse

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s vibrant semiconductor industry has been the talk of the town of late as the country emerges as a new semiconductor powerhouse with the global spotlight on Penang.
7:43 PM 鲜果串收成领先同行 MKH油棕合理价80仙
tag stockMKHOP 0%,
7:43 PM 亚开行:贸易与科技业复苏 大马今年GDP料增4.5%
7:41 PM 本地金价三连涨 金钻股续“金”彩

(吉隆坡12日讯)随著市场对美联储推迟降息的疑虑加深,今日亚洲股市几乎全部收跌。富时综合指数收市报1551.04点,全天...
7:39 PM Bernanke tells BOE to be 'exceptionally clear' on direction of rates

Ben Bernanke called on the Bank of England (BOE) to consider using its own outlook for interest rates to improve its forecasts and communication with both investors and the general public.
7:35 PM Thailand's Central Group buys KaDeWe property, say industry sources

Thai retailer Central Group has bought the landmark KaDeWe property in Germany from the insolvent Austrian company Signa Group, two industry sources told Reuters on Friday. Central could also take over the entire KaDeWe Group, which includes Alsterhaus in Hamburg, and Oberpollinger in Munich.
7:28 PM Ringgit ends easier versus US dollar on higher-than-expected US inflation data

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit ended easier against the US dollar on Friday as the greenback strengthened following higher-than-expected United States inflation data.
7:26 PM Apple loses bid to throw out UK lawsuit over app store fees

Apple on Friday lost a bid to throw out a mass lawsuit valued at just under US$1 billion (RM4.77 billion), brought in London on behalf of more than 1,500 app developers over its App Store fees.
7:23 PM India car sales jump with demand for EVs, SUVs behind rise

Passenger vehicle sales in India rose 8.4% in the year through March as demand for sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and electric cars jumped.  Sales stood at 4.22 million units in the 2024 fiscal year, compared with 3.89 million a year earlier, according to data released by Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) on Friday.
7:22 PM 重振“东方硅谷”声望 Oppstar跻入高端芯片价值链
tag stockOPPSTAR +9.4%,
7:17 PM Nextgreen IOI Pulp inks MoU with Xiamen C&D for pulp production facility

KUALA LUMPUR: Nextgreen Global Bhd’s 55%-owned subsidiary, Nextgreen IOI Pulp Sdn Bhd (NIP) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Xiamen C&D Paper & Pulp Group Co. Ltd to establish a joint venture company (JVC) for a paper pulp production facility in Green Technology Park, Pekan, Pahang.
tag stockNGGB +1.0%, IOICORP +0.5%,
7:16 PM 差价收窄产量恢复 棕油价难一直走高
tag stockIOICORP +0.5%, HSPLANT -1.0%,
7:02 PM 中国3月出口惊跌 经济复苏希望受挫
6:59 PM China property crisis deepens with Vanke in market crosshairs

Concern is intensifying over state-backed China Vanke Co’s ability to stave off default, defying efforts by authorities to shore up the cash-strapped developer’s finances.
6:59 PM 【财经最热NOW】4月12日|可可价创新高 源宗集团市占看涨
tag stockGCB -0.8%,
6:48 PM Norway wealth fund will not invest in private equity, says government

Norway's US$1.6 trillion (RM7.59 trillion) sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, should not be allowed to include private equity investments in its portfolio at this time, the government said on Friday, in a setback for the fund's management.
6:42 PM Ringgit ends easier versus US dollar on higher-than-expected US inflation data

The ringgit ended easier against the US dollar on Friday as the greenback strengthened following higher-than-expected US inflation data.
6:42 PM Huawei teases launch of new smartphone, high-end model anticipated

Chinese tech giant Huawei has started allowing customers to register their interest in an upcoming smartphone model it has yet to describe, stoking anticipation that the latest version of its high-end P series phones is on its way. The company jumped back into the premium smartphone market last year with its Mate 60 series, a launch celebrated by state media as a triumph over US sanctions on the firm. The launch has also been blamed for a steep decline in Apple's iPhone sales in China.
6:41 PM Mosti to launch Single Window Initiative to strengthen Malaysia's startup ecosystem

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) will be launching the Single Window Initiative to strengthen Malaysia’s startup ecosystem by streamlining processes and consolidating resources under one platform.
6:35 PM Theta Edge closes at highest in nearly 30 months after share price hits limit-up

KUALA LUMPUR (April 12): E-government service provider Theta Edge Bhd’s share price hit limit-up on Friday and closed at its highest in nearly 30 months, making it one of the top gainers of the day across Bursa Malaysia.
tag stockTHETA +29.5%,
6:31 PM JPMorgan names Florence Kui as China market head for private bank business

JPMorgan Chase has appointed Florence Kui as the head of China markets for the bank's private bank business, it said on Friday. Kui will join the bank at end of May, and will be based in Hong Kong. She will report to Harshika Patel, CEO of JPMorgan's private bank business and its Hong Kong CEO, it said in a statement.
6:27 PM China strengthens company delisting rules to improve markets

SHANGHAI: China's securities regulator issued draft rules on strengthening company delistings on Friday in a move to improve the quality of the stock market and protect investor interests.
6:16 PM Gamuda Land collaborates with Kiddypedia for Discovery Centres at Gamuda Gardens, twentyfive7

PETALING JAYA: Gamuda Land is partnering with Kiddypedia, a prominent advocate for children's education and development to introduce Kiddypedia Discovery Centres at its townships.
6:16 PM 金价一度升破2400美元 中东风险提振黄金需求
6:07 PM 【财经最热NOW】4月12日| 大马芯片制造有机会吗?
tag stockOPPSTAR +9.4%,
6:06 PM 金价狂飙大妈乐开怀 海捞473亿太吓人!

(上海12日讯)黄金价格迭创新高,被喻为“中国第一投资天团”的大妈们无疑成了笑得最开心的一群人!媒体引述业界专家分析指出...
6:03 PM IEA trims oil demand forecast on weakness in wealthier countries

The International Energy Agency (IEA) trimmed its forecast for 2024 oil demand growth on Friday, citing lower than expected consumption in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries and a slump in factory activity.
6:02 PM 冲上2022年6月来高点 铜价今年来涨逾12%
5:52 PM Swedish inflation surprise spurs bets on rate cut next month

Sweden’s underlying inflation rate fell more than expected in March, fuelling expectations for the Riksbank to start cutting interest rates ahead of major peers next month.
5:50 PM King expresses hope for increased investment from Chinese companies in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR (April 12): His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim King of Malaysia expressed his hope for increased investment from Chinese companies within Malaysia, as this will lead to the creation of more job opportunities for the people in this country.
5:50 PM 【行家论股】陈唱摩多 风险回报平衡
tag stockTCHONG 0%,
5:50 PM 【行家论股】英大集团 未完成订单13亿
tag stockINTA +2.8%, ECOWLD +2.8%,
5:49 PM 【行家论股】Solarvest 私配稀释每股净利
tag stockSLVEST 0%,
5:33 PM Muji bets its minimalist retail will work for homes, hotels

Muji is bringing its minimalist aesthetic to habitation.  Known for simple, monotone stationery, apparel and home goods, the Japanese retailer is betting that there’s just as much demand for no-frills homes and hotels, with plans to ramp up the number of Muji-style accommodations, both domestically and abroad.
5:33 PM China tells telecom carriers to phase out foreign chips in blow to Intel, AMD — WSJ

Chinese officials had earlier this year directed the nation's largest telecom carriers to phase out foreign processors that are core to their networks by 2027, a move which would hit American chip giants Intel and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported on Friday.
5:25 PM FBM KLCI ends lower in line with regional peers

KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia ended Friday on a lower note, with no notable market-moving factors in play.
5:21 PM Bursa closes mixed on cautious mood

Bursa Malaysia closed mixed on Friday, trended within a tight range as investors exercised caution amid the volatile sentiment across the region, said Rakuten Trade Sdn Bhd.
5:21 PM 独排众议喊买Astro 银河证券“慧眼识股”?

(吉隆坡12日讯)尽管Astro大马(ASTRO,6399,主板电讯媒体股)因营运环境充满挑战而被大部份分析员看衰前景,...
tag stockASTRO +4.8%,
5:16 PM 香港恒指跌势最惨 马股交易平淡收场
5:12 PM Anwar confident Malaysians can tap economic potential

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he is confident in the ability of Malaysians to realise the country’s potential in economic development, especially in high-value investments.
5:07 PM 报告:中国99%上市公司获政府直接补贴

(伦敦12日讯)根据《路透》报导,德国智库“基尔世界经济研究院”(IfW)10日发布研究报告指出,2022年99%的中国...
5:05 PM 科技富豪用交换基金避税
5:03 PM 释6月首次降息信号 欧洲央行维持利率不变
5:00 PM 传防范洗钱不力被查 摩根史丹利股价大跌
4:57 PM 通胀仍处于高位 韩国央行按兵不动
4:56 PM Copper’s run continues with surge to highest since June 2022

Copper continued its upwards charge, hitting the highest level in 22 months, as investors bet that curtailed mine supply will struggle to keep up with resurgent global demand.
4:56 PM 【财经最热NOW】4月12日|演唱会经济言过其实? 金管局:无法抵消制造业下滑
4:54 PM OPEC:密切关注市场 夏季石油料需求强劲
4:53 PM 特斯拉真的“抛锚”了? 中国4月销量恐爆减60%

(纽约12日讯)近期全球电动车市场成长持续趋缓,美国电动车龙头特斯拉(TESLA)在全球的销量也跌入深渊,分析师示警,特...
4:52 PM 三星逾2000亿美晶片投资计划 最快下周揭晓!

(纽约12日讯)已获美国逾60亿美元晶片补助的三星(SAMSUNG),最快下周揭晓高达440亿美元(约2091亿令吉)晶...
4:48 PM Xpeng expands into Hong Kong, Macau via Sime Darby Motors partnership

KUALA LUMPUR (April 12): XPENG Motors (XPENG), a Chinese smart electric vehicle (Smart EV) company, has expanded its footprint through a dealer partnership with Sime Darby Motors Sdn Bhd in Hong Kong.
4:47 PM Singapore keeps monetary policy unchanged as inflation risks linger

SINGAPORE: Singapore's central bank left its monetary policy unchanged on Friday, in line with expectations, as authorities looked for signs inflation in the city-state was moderating before they consider loosening settings.
4:45 PM Kenanga maintains 'outperform' call on Aeon Credit, TP at RM8.55

Kenanga Investment Bank Bhd has maintained its 'outperform' call on Aeon Credit Service (M) Bhd, with a target price of RM8.55. In a note on Friday, the research firm said it continues to believe in Aeon Credit’s fundamentals, as they stand out against conventional banking institutions with return on equity prospects of 15% with more modest dividend yields.
tag stockAEONCR +3.4%,
4:34 PM China to build more coal mines to feed surging power capacity

China will build more coal mines in its push for higher domestic supply and to tame price increases, according to the National Development and Reform Commission.
4:29 PM XPENG expands into Hong Kong, Macau via Sime Darby Motors partnership

KUALA LUMPUR: XPENG Motors (XPENG), a Chinese smart electric vehicle (Smart EV) company, has expanded its footprint through a dealer partnership with Sime Darby Motors in Hong Kong.
4:28 PM China vows to tighten stock market supervision to control risks

China’s Cabinet vowed to tighten stock listing criteria and urged companies to improve corporate governance in new guidelines released on Friday, the latest effort to support the nation’s equity market.
4:11 PM Gamuda Land partners Kiddypedia to introduce place-based, play-based learning centres at Gamuda Gardens, twentyfive7

Gamuda Land, the property arm of Gamuda Bhd, signed a memorandum of agreement on April 6 with Kiddypedia, an educational event company, to introduce Kiddypedia Discovery Centres at the developer's townships, namely Gamuda Gardens in Rawang and twentyfive7 in Telok Panglima Garang, according to a press statement on Friday.
4:07 PM Epic Games wants Google to open up Play Store to competition

WASHINGTON/BENGALURU: (April 12): “Fortnite” video game maker Epic Games has urged a federal judge in California to force Google to open up its Play Store to greater competition after a jury found the US tech giant had abused its power as a gatekeeper for apps on the Android mobile platform. ...
3:59 PM Safe-haven gold snaps record highs, heads for fourth weekly gain

GOLD prices climbed on Friday to hit a historic peak as central bank purchases amid geopolitical tensions sustained the momentum for the yellow metal, while strong U.S. economic data failed to dampen bullion's allure.
3:59 PM Bankman-Fried to appeal 25-year sentence, conviction for fraud

(April 12): FTX co-founder Sam Bankman-Fried will appeal his conviction and 25-year prison sentence for committing a multibillion dollar fraud at his once-thriving cryptocurrency exchange.
3:51 PM 中国首季汽车产销 分别增长6.4%和10.6%
3:50 PM Thyssenkrupp to slash jobs, reduce steel output in overhaul

Thyssenkrupp AG plans substantial job cuts alongside a reduction in steelmaking capacity as the company struggles to make progress in turning around the business.     Steelmaking capability will shrink by as much as 22% to as low as nine million tonnes, the German industrial company said late Thursday, after executives and supervisory board members discussed a strategic review to help put an end to years of losses for the unit.
3:45 PM Clobbered Fed rate cut bets wipe out even last year’s bond gains

(April 12): Investors wagering on an extension of last year’s global bond gains have been served a harsh reality check.  Expectations of higher-for-longer US interest rates, bolstered by a hot inflation print this week, have helped wipe out the 4.2% return on global ...
3:44 PM China's economy on stable footing, experts say

CHINA's economy has started 2024 on a stable footing, indicating a sustained trajectory of robust recovery throughout the year, despite pressures and challenges both at home and abroad, officials and analysts said on Thursday.
3:38 PM China tightens Russia payments scrutiny, hitting electronics components, say Russian media

Russian companies are facing growing hurdles when making payments to China, two Russian news outlets reported on Friday, with one saying transactions involving electronics components were being affected.
3:32 PM SGX’s total securities market turnover value down 15% y-o-y to S$23.79b in March 2024

SINGAPORE (April 12): The Singapore Exchange (SGX) Group has reported a total securities market turnover value of S$23.79 billion in March 2024, down 15% year-on-year (y-o-y) and down 5% month-on-month (m-o-m), with the same 20 trading days as February.
3:29 PM Yinson hires bankers for potential US$500m bond issue

Oil-and-gas services firm Yinson Holdings Bhd has hired Nordic investment banks for a potential bond issue of up to US$500 million (RM2.37 billion). YInson has mandated DNB Markets and Pareto Securities as joint bookrunners, and ABG Sundal Collier ASA as a joint lead manager to arrange a series of meeting with fixed-income investors since Thursday, the company said in an exchange filing on Friday. A new five-year senior secured issue may follow, it noted.
tag stockYINSON -1.2%,
3:25 PM Temasek’s GenZero explores three ‘carbon scenarios’ in new paper

SINGAPORE (April 12): Temasek-owned investment firm GenZero has launched a paper examining possible future pathways for carbon markets and the role of carbon finance in accelerating climate action.
3:24 PM China's March exports, imports fall, miss forecasts by large margins

China's March exports fell 7.5% year-on-year, while imports unexpectedly shrank 1.9%, both undershooting market forecasts by large margins, customs data showed on Friday, highlighting the tough task facing policymakers as they try to bolster a shaky economic recovery.
3:20 PM 百亿基建项目出笼 建筑股今年“吃香喝辣”?

(吉隆坡12日讯)随著我国半岛和东马今年将颁发多项大型基础建设项目,分析员预计建筑股将大唱丰收。兴业投行分析员指出,他所...
tag stockGAMUDA -0.8%, SUNCON +1.4%, KERJAYA -1.2%,
3:19 PM Vodafone Idea to launch US$2.16 bil share sale in India's biggest follow-on stock offering

BENGALURU (April 12): Indian telecom operator Vodafone Idea said on Friday that it would raise up to 180 billion rupees (US$2.16 billion) later this month through a sale of new shares, in what will be the country's biggest follow-on public offering (FPO).
3:19 PM Iron ore powers to best week in two years on China growth outlook

Iron ore headed for its best week in two years on speculation that China’s economy may be on the mend, buoying the outlook for demand. Futures in Singapore — which touched as much as US$111 (RM526.73) a tonne on Friday — are up nearly 13% this week, the best showing since March 2022.
3:16 PM China c.bank set to leave policy rate unchanged, drain some liquidity

CHINA"s central bank is set to leave a key policy rate unchanged when rolling over maturing medium-term loans on Monday, a Reuters survey showed, while a vast majority of respondents also expect some liquidity to be drained via the bond instrument.
3:06 PM MUFG eyeing US$1.7 bil stake in HDFC unit

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG) is in talks to acquire a roughly US$1.7 billion (RM8.07 billion) stake in HDFC Bank Ltd’s consumer lending unit to tap booming demand for personal finance loans in India, people familiar with the matter said.
3:06 PM Japan’s five-year yield rises to highest since 2011 on BOJ bets

Japan’s five-year bond yield climbed to the highest since 2011 on growing speculation the nation’s central bank will raise interest rates to stem weakness in the yen.
3:02 PM Shanghai aluminium hits two-year high, set for seventh weekly gain

Shanghai aluminium rose on Friday to its highest in nearly two years, as funds pumped money into commodities including metals to hedge against rising inflation.
3:01 PM 日本政府的梦 要带企业飞上天?

(东京12日讯)日本经济产业省在今年3月27日宣布,将以2035年左右为目标,由官民合作研发新一代国产客机,在三菱重工(...
3:00 PM Japan households' inflation expectations rise, open room for rate hike

Japanese households' inflation expectations rose in the three months to early March, a central bank survey showed on Friday, leaving scope for another interest rate hike this year.
2:59 PM Chinese AI mogul’s wife admits to US$21 mil of secret trades

(April 12): Chinese regulators are zeroing in on one of the country’s most prominent artificial intelligence (AI) and computing firms, after a probe uncovered how the chairman’s wife secretly traded 150 million yuan (US$21 million) of company stock during a year-long mega-rally.
2:52 PM Oil rebounds on Mideast tensions but set for weekly loss

SINGAPORE: Oil prices rose on Friday as heightened tensions in the Middle East raised the risk of supply disruptions from the oil-producing region, though prices are set for weekly losses amid expectations of fewer U.S. interest rate cuts this year.
2:49 PM German inflation eases to lowest in almost three years

German inflation eased in March, helped by a drop in energy and food prices, final data from the federal statistics office showed on Friday. Inflation in Europe's largest economy slackened to 2.3%, its lowest level since June 2021. German consumer prices, harmonised to compare with other European Union countries, had risen by 2.7% year-on-year in February.
2:38 PM UK economy grows for second month after mild recession last year

The UK economy grew for a second month in February, suggesting a recovery from a recession is now well under way. Gross domestic product (GDP) rose 0.1% from January, the Office for National Statistic (ONS) said on Friday, in line with the gain forecast by economists. January’s figure was revised up to show a 0.3% increase.
2:30 PM China banks will not blame staff if loans to developers turn bad

A number of Chinese state banks are making their strongest effort yet to encourage credit officers to approve loans for developers, in a bid to heed the government’s call to prop up the embattled real estate market.
2:28 PM 新加坡首季经济增长2.7% 低于预期

(新加坡12日讯)新加坡今年第一季经济增长2.7%,高于去年第四季的2.2%涨幅,但低于市场预期的2.9%。贸工部星期五...
2:24 PM 强势美元回归   令吉汇率Q2恐贬至4.90?

(吉隆坡12日讯)随著美国通胀平稳与经济依然强劲,市场预期美联储降息将推迟,经济学家预计令吉在短期内维持疲软,令吉兑美元...
2:21 PM AmInvestment Bank maintains 'buy' call on Lee Swee Kiat Group

AmInvestment Bank Bhd has maintained its ‘buy’ call on Lee Swee Kiat Group Bhd (LSK), with an unchanged fair value of RM1.39 per share, based on financial year ending Dec 31, 2024 (FY2024) target price-earnings (P/E) of 12.8 times.
tag stockLEESK +0.5%,
2:12 PM Maybank IB: Asean to sustain EV growth on low base while world market slows

KUALA LUMPUR (April 12): Electrical vehicle (EV) adoption in Asean will continue to increase due to favourable regulations, launch of new models at lower prices by Chinese EV makers, as well as a large automotive production base and significant demand in the region, according to Maybank Investment Bank Bhd (Maybank IB) analysts.
2:05 PM Rice prices may stay elevated in 2024 amid global market tightness, says BMI

Global rice prices are expected to stay elevated throughout 2024 amid sustained market tightness due to unfavourable weather and export restrictions from India, BMI said on Friday.
2:03 PM South Korea's central bank turns more cautious, indicates no rush to cut

SEOUL: South Korea's central bank said on Friday greater uncertainty on the inflation outlook and the strength of exports argued against a near term push to cut interest rates after the bank left the policy rate steady at a 15-year high.
1:54 PM Sisense hit by data compromise, US cybersecurity agency says

WASHINGTON (April 11): Sisense has been hit by a data compromise, the US cybersecurity watchdog agency said in an alert on Thursday.
1:52 PM “IPO 获超额认购 58.61 倍!TOPMIX 有什么值得投资者留意?” | 12Invest
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1:48 PM Stocks muted, gold at new peak as markets weigh Fed cut timing

TOKYO: Asian equities were in a subdued mood on Friday as investors pondered the path for Federal Reserve interest rate cuts amid a murky U.S. inflation outlook.
1:34 PM 堪比1MDB的金融弊案 越南女首富如何沦为死囚?

越南爆发有史以来最大金融诈骗案,重创国家形象、声誉和金融体系,堪比一马公司(1MDB)弊案。这宗金融诈骗案的主谋张美兰,...
1:28 PM 飞天茅台售价跌不停! 市值缩水逾394亿

(上海12日讯)近期市场传言,贵州飞天茅台零售价跌破了2400人民币(约1576令吉),引发股价连日跌势,8日跌破170...
1:22 PM Japan repeats warning against excessively weak yen

TOKYO (April 12): Japanese Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki said authorities were analysing not just recent yen declines but factors that are driving the moves, and repeated that Tokyo stood ready to respond to any excessive currency swings.
1:11 PM Bharti Hexacom jumps 35% after India’s biggest IPO in a year

Shares of Telecom service provider Bharti Hexacom Ltd surged 35% in their Mumbai debut after completing India’s largest initial public offering (IPO) in about a year.
1:07 PM Most Asian currencies slip on Fed uncertainty; stocks mixed

THE Malaysian ringgit led declines among weak Asian currencies on Friday due to a buoyant dollar while regional share markets were mixed, as investors refrained from taking fresh bets on when the Federal Reserve will start to cut rates.
1:01 PM Most Asian currencies slip on Fed uncertainty; stocks mixed

The Malaysian ringgit led declines among weak Asian currencies on Friday due to a buoyant dollar while regional share markets were mixed, as investors refrained from taking fresh bets on when the Federal Reserve (Fed) will start to cut rates.
12:59 PM 全球3月电动车销量增12% 这地区卖最好

(伦敦12日讯) Rho Motion指出,3月纯电动车以及插电式混合动力汽车(PHEV)的全球销售量,与2023年同期...
12:52 PM South Korea's central bank shows resolve to rein in prices while inching towards neutral

The Bank of Korea (BOK) kept its benchmark interest rate on hold while tweaking its guidance to imply it won’t maintain its restrictive stance for a “long” period, inching closer to a neutral stance even as it keeps its options open.
12:47 PM 黄金价飙涨1.9%再创新高 4月涨幅已超越2023全年
12:47 PM Bursa marginally lower at midday

Bursa Malaysia remains marginally lower at midday due to profit-taking activities in tandem with most regional markets.
12:47 PM 赌注太大了!美CPI后鸽派“爆雷” 2.37亿灰飞烟灭

(纽约12日讯)赌注也太大了,在短短几个小时,5000万美元(约2.37亿令吉)在CPI后鸽派“爆雷”灰飞烟灭!周三(1...
12:44 PM FBM KLCI steps back 0.19% at midday

KUALA LUMPUR: Despite opening marginally higher at the start of the opening bell, the FBM KLCI succumbed to mild profit-taking activities at midday.
12:43 PM 马股交易平淡 综指休市跌2.92点
12:41 PM Protesters agree to lift blockade near key Peru copper mine, sources say

LIMA (April 11): Protesters have agreed to lift a road blockade on a key Peruvian transport route near the Andean country's major Las Bambas copper mine, sources with knowledge on the matter told Reuters on Thursday, after reaching a deal with the miner.
12:33 PM 美国女股神伍德投资OpenAI
12:28 PM Oil rebounds as Mideast tensions persist, but set for weekly loss

Oil prices rose on Friday as heightened tensions in the Middle East raised the risk of supply disruptions from the oil-producing region, though prices are set for weekly losses amid expectations of fewer US interest rate cuts this year.
12:26 PM 马币行情(12/04/2024)
12:24 PM Biden surpasses Trump’s record for blacklisting Chinese entities

US President Joe Biden has added more Chinese companies and individuals to an export blacklist than any US administration, as growing frictions between the world’s biggest economies continue to complicate global trade.
12:23 PM Singapore economy expands slower than expected in first quarter

Singapore’s economy expanded slower than economists forecast, as a spending boost from increased tourism spurred by Taylor Swift concerts failed to offset a decline in manufacturing output.
12:23 PM Indian tech earnings may show worst is over for showpiece sector

(April 12): After more than a year of slowing sales, India’s software services companies that power corporations ranging from global banks to retailers to planemakers may finally be seeing light at the end of the tunnel. Banks spending more on technology to meet regulatory mandates, com...
12:16 PM Banking industry working with regulators, agencies to enhance customer security

KUALA LUMPUR: The banking industry is working closely with regulators and enforcement agencies to secure banking systems and digital platforms, enhance security measures according to the latest fraud modus operandi, and identify and freeze banking accounts associated with scammers and mule account holders as part of continued efforts to protect customers’ financial well-being.
12:12 PM New Zealand aims to boost US ties amid global instability

SYDNEY (April 12): New Zealand is facing the most unstable global environment in decades, Foreign Minister Winston Peters said on Friday, as he pledged to boost ties with the United States amid conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine.
12:10 PM US plans chip, nickel deals in Philippines as defence ties grow

The US plans to support infrastructure, semiconductor and nickel processing projects in the Philippines, as the long-time allies seek to grow investment partnerships after rekindling defence ties.
12:01 PM Samsung said to unveil US$44b US chip push as soon as next week

Samsung Electronics Co is preparing to take the wraps off a US$44 billion (RM209.79 billion) investment in US chipmaking as soon as next week, a signature project in Washington’s broader effort to bring semiconductor production back to America.
12:00 PM 丰田收回Daihatsu东盟开发主导权 Perodua新车款设计风格有变?

(吉隆坡12日讯)日本丰田汽车(Toyota)重整集团架构,收回大发(Daihatsu)的东盟车款开发主导权。这个动作可...
11:45 AM 强化美日连结 Google拟斥47亿建海底电缆

(纽约12日讯)日本首相岸田文雄近日在美国展开为期一周的访问,以强化美日关系,Google母公司Alphabet周五(1...
11:39 AM Banks will never ask for personal online banking info via phone calls — associations

To avoid falling victim to scammers, banking associations stressed that banks will not ask for sensitive customer information, such as the online banking username and password, credit or debit card number and card verification value number, SMS one-time password (OTP) and the transaction authorisation code number, via phone calls.
11:27 AM 摩根史丹利股价大跌    财富管理部门洗钱遭美监管调查

(纽约12日讯)摩根史丹利(Morgan Stanley)股价收跌超5%,因有报道称美国监管机构加大了对该行如何防范富裕...
11:26 AM UBS could need US$10b to US$15b in extra capital to meet new Swiss rules, analyst says

UBS might need to retain US$10 billion (RM47.67 billion) to US$15 billion in excess capital after Switzerland's government this week laid out plans for tougher capital requirements for the enlarged lender, Autonomous Research estimated on Thursday.
11:25 AM Stocks muted, gold at new peak as markets weigh Fed cut timing

TOKYO (April 12): Asian equities were in a subdued mood on Friday, as investors pondered the path for Federal Reserve (Fed) interest rate cuts amid a murky US inflation outlook.
11:25 AM 好意头? 金价2024冲破2400美元

(纽约12日讯)金价升势停不了,纽约期金每安士司已升穿2400美元。截至上午9时45分,纽约期金每安士报2406.6美元...
11:20 AM Japan repeats warning against excessively weak yen

TOKYO: Japanese Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki said authorities were analysing not just recent yen declines but factors that are driving the moves, and repeated that Tokyo stood ready to respond to any excessive currency swings.
11:18 AM Paramount Global shareholders grow increasingly vocal about possible Skydance Media merger

Some Paramount Global investors are speaking out about a possible merger with Skydance Media, calling on the US media conglomerate to look at other options and to treat shareholders equitably if this deal should be inked.
11:12 AM 若无法应对通胀与债务 IMF警告全球将陷疲弱10年
11:08 AM India's March palm oil imports down to 10-month low as sunflower oil jumps

India's palm oil imports in March plunged to their lowest level in 10 months, as higher prices prompted refiners to substitute palm oil with sunflower oil, resulting in sunflower oil imports reaching the second-highest on record, a leading trade body said.
11:02 AM 新加坡金管局按兵不动 首季GDP放缓 全年预测不变
11:00 AM Fed officials in no rush to cut rates as inflation worries rise

The ranks of Federal Reserve (Fed) officials saying there is no rush to cut interest rates continue to grow, with still-too-hot-for-comfort US inflation a rising concern at home and casting a shadow over expectations for policy easing abroad as well.
10:58 AM Quick take: Harvest Miracle most active counter in early trade

KUALA LUMPUR: Harvest Miracle Capital Bhd is the most active stock on Bursa Malaysia in early trade Friday.
tag stockHM +4.3%,
10:52 AM Gold hits record high on safe-haven demand

Gold prices scaled to a record high on Friday, as geopolitical tensions continued to boost demand for the safe-haven metal, while strong economic data failed to dampen bullion's allure. Spot gold was up 0.6% at US$2,386.38 (RM11,374.68) per ounce as of 0111 GMT. Bullion hit a record high of 2,389.29 earlier in the session.
10:51 AM Astro near one-month high as CGS International reiterates contrarian call

KUALA LUMPUR (April 12): Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd’s shares rose to the highest in nearly one month as CGS International reiterated its contrarian call and bet that dividend payouts could rise to 20% by January 2025, as the pay-television operator completes its cost-cutting efforts.
tag stockASTRO +4.8%,
10:49 AM Credit-card delinquency rates were worst on record in Fed study

(April 12): US credit-card delinquency rates were the highest on record in the fourth quarter, according to a Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia report. Almost 3.5% of card balances were at least 30 days past due as of the end of December, the Philadelphia Fed said. That’s the highest...
10:38 AM Brazil judge suspends Petrobras chair over conflict of interest

BRASILIA (April 11): A Brazilian judge has suspended the chair of state oil firm Petrobras' board, Pietro Sampaio Mendes, over a conflict of interest regarding his role in the Ministry of Energy, according to a court decision seen by Reuters on Thursday.
10:21 AM Global semiconductor manufacturing equipment sales dip to US$106.3bil in 2023

KUALA LUMPUR: Global sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment edged down 1.3% to US$106.3bil in 2023 from a record of US$107.6bil in 2022, according to US-based Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturers Industry (SEMI).
10:04 AM Ringgit easier against US dollar at opening

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened easier against the US dollar today with traders maintaining their focus on the greenback with higher-than-expected US inflation data.
9:56 AM Ringgit easier against US dollar at opening

The ringgit opened easier against the US dollar on Friday, with traders maintaining their focus on the greenback, following higher-than-expected US inflation data. This suggests that the US Federal Reserve (Fed) may keep interest rates high, dashing expectations for a June cut.
9:51 AM Bursa opens lower after two-day holiday break

Bursa Malaysia opened lower on Friday, due to a lack of participants in the market, with traders taking an extended Hari Raya break after Wednesday and Thursday, said an analyst.
9:50 AM 投资者仍过节 马股早盘交投淡静

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9:44 AM TA Securities bullish on semiconductor sector amid global recovery

KUALA LUMPUR: TA Securities anticipates that the semiconductor sector in Malaysia will see a gradual improvement in sentiment, backed by a projected global demand recovery and expanding trade diversions from the China Plus One strategy.
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9:26 AM FBM KLCI flat in early trade

KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI remained flattish on resuming trade on Friday after the Hari Raya Aidilfitri break as investors continued to stay on the sidelines.
9:02 AM Dollar gets costlier to borrow in China in new sign of yuan woes

The premium to borrow dollars in China’s local markets has jumped over the past month, another example of the resurgent US currency’s global reach and persistent headwinds facing the yuan. China’s overnight interbank dollar lending rate hit a record 5.47% on March 29 after a steady climb, before easing to 5.42% on Thursday, Bloomberg-compiled data showed. That has pushed its gap with the US secured overnight financing rate, a global benchmark, to the widest since July twice in the past two weeks.
9:01 AM Trading ideas: Capital A, AAX, Solarvest, TWL, SCB, Berjaya Food

KUALA LUMPUR: Stocks to watch on Friday include Capital A Bhd, AirAsia X Bhd (AAX), Solarvest Holdings Bhd, TWL Holdings Bhd, Sarawak Cable Bhd (SCB) and Berjaya Food Bhd.
tag stockCAPITALA -1.4%, AAX +1.5%, SLVEST 0%, TWL +16.7%, SCABLE -5.9%, BJFOOD +2.4%,
8:59 AM Cathie Wood’s Ark Investment management announces OpenAI stake

(April 12): Cathie Wood’s Ark Investment Management has announced that it holds a stake in Silicon Valley artificial intelligence darling OpenAI.   In an email to clients Thursday, Ark said, “As of April 10, 2024, the ARK Venture Fund invests in OpenAI,” referring to its US$54 mill...
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8:15 AM Singapore central bank keeps monetary policy unchanged

SINGAPORE (April 12): Singapore's central bank left its monetary policy unchanged on Friday, in line with expectations, as inflation and economic growth in the city-state moderated. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said it will maintain the prevailing rate of appreciation of it...
8:08 AM TA Securities keeps overweight on tech sector; top picks Inari, Elsoft, MPI and Unisem

KUALA LUMPUR (April 12): TA Securities has maintained its  Overweight stance on the technology sector and said the sentiment of the semiconductor sector in Malaysia will improve gradually, underpinned by an anticipated recovery in global demand and increasing trade diversion opportunities as...
tag stockINARI -0.3%, ELSOFT 0%, MPI +0.6%,
7:59 AM Mercury Securities values Main Market-bound MKH Oil Palm at 80 sen

KUALA LUMPUR (April 12): Mercury Securities Sdn Bhd has recommended investors to “subcribe” Main Market-bound MKH Oil Palm (East Kalimantan) Bhd (MKHOP) at 62 sen with a fair value of 80 sen based on 14x FY24F EPS, translating to 29% upside to the initial public offering (IPO) price. In...
tag stockMKHOP 0%,
7:16 AM Oil settles lower as rate cut hopes moderate

Oil prices settled lower on Thursday as sticky inflation dampened hopes for near-term US interest rate cuts, but worries that Iran might attack Israeli interests kept crude near six-month highs.
7:01 AM Govt to hasten realisation of FDI for Nusantara

The government plans to accelerate realisation of foreign direct investment (FDI) commitments for the Nusantara Capital City (IKN) development project after the Constitutional Court issues its verdict in the electoral dispute later this month, says Investment Minister Bahlil Lahadalia.
7:01 AM Samaiden’s EPCC orders to be fully realised by June

Samaiden Group Bhd has guided that its engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) orders under the fourth large-scale solar (LSS4) programme will be fully realised by June.
tag stockSAMAIDEN 0%,
7:01 AM Rakuten’s costly junk bonds signal challenges

After five straight years of losses, billionaire Hiroshi Mikitani’s Rakuten Group Inc is trying to bounce back from a move into mobile that cost it billions of US dollars.
7:01 AM Swiss banking plan leaves ‘relieved’ UBS out of the firing line

UBS could take years to feel the bite of new regulations after the Swiss government set out plans aimed at keeping the “monster bank” in line that were light on detail and heralded a tortuous political process to enshrine them in law.
7:01 AM ‘More to do on inflation and trade-offs’

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago president Austan Goolsbee says policymakers still have a way to go on cooling inflation, but that the trade-offs between bringing down prices and keeping employment high are going to be heightened in 2024.
7:01 AM McKinsey starts hundreds of job cuts as client demand slows

McKinsey & Co is beginning to eliminate roughly 360 jobs as the consulting giant deals with a slowdown in demand for its services.
7:01 AM Early rate cut hopes dashed on inflation data

US consumer inflation continued to accelerate last month, according to government data published, reducing the chances of an early interest rate cut from the Federal Reserve (Fed) in a tense election year.
7:01 AM StanChart executive says time running out for adaptation finance

Standard Chartered Plc says the finance industry urgently needs to update its toolbox and steer a lot more capital into protecting critical infrastructure, homes and whole cities from the fallout of global warming.
7:01 AM Swiss call for change to bank liquidity rules

Switzerland has called for changes to global measures to prevent liquidity crunches which were introduced after the global financial crisis to make bank runs less calamitous.
7:01 AM Nestle adds puff pastries to its plant-based offerings

With the growing trend of plant-based products, Nestle Malaysia has expanded its Harvest Gourmet brand product range with the launch of Puff Pastries.
tag stockNESTLE +0.3%,
7:01 AM Nationwide project rollouts togalvanise economy

Any Malaysian who has to balik kampung for the festive season will undoubtedly know that Penang experiences traffic congestion that is almost as bad as the Klang Valley on a regular working day.
tag stockGAMUDA -0.8%, IJM +2.9%, WCT 0%, PESTECH -4.3%, ECONBHD +2.1%, MCEMENT +0.8%, ANNJOO +3.4%,
7:01 AM Reforms headed in the right direction

A resilient US economy and expectations of rate cuts by its Federal Reserve (Fed), China’s gradual economic recovery, plus the implementation of fiscal reforms locally, will continue to drive sentiment of the local equity market.
7:01 AM Kim Loong targets higher FFB production

Kim Loong Resources Bhd is projected to achieve a minimum of 5% higher fresh fruit bunch (FFB) production for its financial year 2025 (FY25).
tag stockKMLOONG +1.3%,
7:01 AM Beshom cautiously optimistic about its outlook

Beshom Holdings Bhd’s multi-level marketing (MLM) segment may be affected by cautious consumer spending due to the increase in sales and services tax, plus the weakening of the ringgit against major currencies.
tag stockBESHOM 0%,
7:01 AM Public Bank committed to regional expansion

Public Bank Bhd, which is expecting another challenging year in 2024, remains committed to its expansion plans in the region, particularly in Indo-China, capitalising on potential long-term regional growth prospects.
tag stockPBBANK -0.2%,
7:01 AM Robust growth forecast for Focus Point

Focus Point Holdings Bhd is expected to post solid growth in its optical and food and beverage (F&B) businesses this year despite the cautious consumer sentiment.
tag stockFOCUSP +0.7%,
7:01 AM Tan Chong Motor gets upgrade on risk reward balance

With Tan Chong Motor Holdings Bhd’s risk-reward now balanced due to its recent share price decline, AmInvestment Bank Research has upgraded it to a “hold”.
tag stockTCHONG 0%,
7:01 AM Banks big on improving operational efficiency

Malaysian banks will be focusing on improving their operational efficiency for the year ahead via various internal digital transformation initiatives.
tag stockCIMB +0.6%,
7:01 AM REITs to remain a defensive yield play

While real estate investment trusts (REITs) remain as a defensive yield play, upside to earnings may be limited due to increased competition in the retail sector and increased tax rates, while subsidy cuts may limit consumer spending, according to analysts.
tag stockSENTRAL 0%, AXREIT 0%,
7:01 AM Hot competition in S. Korea to be fourth Internet bank

The race to receive the licence to become South Korea’s fourth Internet-only bank is growing fiercer, with four bidders announcing their will to contend.
7:00 AM China EVs can overcome hurdles in global markets

China's electric vehicle (EV) industry has become increasingly competitive in the global market thanks to the country making rapid advancements in EV technology, manufacturing capability and quality production.
7:00 AM Thai PM says rate cut would have been right for economy, public ‘suffering’

Thailand’s economy would have benefited from a cut in key interest rates, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin says in response to the Bank of Thailand’s (BoT) decision to hold interest rates steady.
7:00 AM Goldman boosts China’s growth outlook on manufacturing

Goldman Sachs Group Inc raised its outlook for China’s economic growth this year as factory activity accelerates more than expected.
7:00 AM Bankers find a bright spot as buyouts multiply

A slowdown in deal-making activity has left bankers in Hong Kong scrapping for business, yet one area is buzzing: buyouts of companies listed on the city’s stock exchange.
7:00 AM Survey: German firms to invest more in China

Nearly 80% of German companies that have a presence in China plan to continue with their investments in the country, considering it essential for maintaining competitiveness both in the Chinese market and globally, a survey published on Wednesday by the German Chamber of Commerce in China shows.
7:00 AM Unemployment rate down to 3.5% in February

The number of jobless Filipinos went down in February to 1.8 million, from 2.15 million in January, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority which released a report yesterday.
7:00 AM Temasek eyes rich family businesses in Europe

Temasek Holdings Pte plans to ramp up investment in Europe, undeterred by setbacks in a region that its new local chief expects will provide significant opportunities for the Singapore state investor.
7:00 AM Credit card delinquency worst on record

US credit card delinquency rates were the highest on record in the fourth quarter, according to a Federal Reserve (Fed) Bank of Philadelphia report.
7:00 AM Carbon credits to get big boost from relaxed rules

The world’s main verifier of corporate climate targets will let companies use carbon credits to reduce the broadest scope of their emissions, relaxing earlier guidance and galvanising a controversial market for green finance.
7:00 AM Global coal power grows 2% last year, the most since 2016

The world’s coal-fired power capacity grew 2% last year, its highest annual increase since 2016, driven by new builds in China and decommissioning delays elsewhere, according to research.
7:00 AM Uruguay back to easing with half-point cut

Uruguay’s central bank has resumed its easing cycle with a half-point cut to its benchmark interest rate after inflation rose at the slowest pace since 2005.
7:00 AM AustralianSuper to double private equity assets

AustralianSuper, the country’s largest pension fund, plans to almost double its private equity assets over the next four years, as deals pick up following a lull spurred by higher borrowing costs.
7:00 AM Germany may be Europe’s Achilles’ heel in 1Q

A handful of top German industrials may prove the biggest drag on quarterly results in Europe in the coming weeks, an ominous sign for the country’s benchmark DAX Index as it hovers near a record high.
7:00 AM Chile aims to set up sustainable jet fuel factory

Chile aims to start producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in a large plant by 2030 and use the fuel made from oils, fats, and biological and municipal waste for half of its aviation needs by 2050, a government report says.
7:00 AM Kia’s Aussie pickup targets nation’s love of energy guzzling trucks

As global automakers pivot to electrify their fleets, South Korea’s Kia Corp has gone against the grain by unveiling its first pickup truck – a diesel model designed specifically for the Australian market.
7:00 AM UK surveyors most optimistic on home buyer demand

UK property surveyors are the most optimistic they’ve been in 13 months about new buyer demand after falling mortgage rates and a rosier economic picture helped stabilise house prices.
7:00 AM Bank of Korea set to hold interest rates during transition post-election

The Bank of Korea (BoK) is expected to keep its policy settings unchanged, opting to continue its inflation fight in a steady manner as the nation undergoes a major political change and two of the bank’s board members prepare to exit.
7:00 AM ADB forecasts developing Asia growth to be higher at 4.9% this year

Developing Asia’s growth this year is expected to be slightly stronger than previously forecast as healthy domestic demand in many economies offsets the property-driven slowdown in China, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) says.
6:59 AM S&P 500, Nasdaq end higher on soft inflation data

US stocks closed higher on Thursday, with tech-related momentum stocks leading the charge, as fresh economic data rekindled hopes that inflation remains in a cooling trend.
6:06 AM Elon Musk’s xAI seeks up to US$4 billion to compete with OpenAI

(April 12): Elon Musk’s fledgling AI startup X.AI Corp. is looking to raise US$3 billion to US$4 billion in a deal that would value the company at US$18 billion, according to materials sent to investors. Emails about the potential financing, including a roughly 20-page pitch deck, are c...
6:04 AM S&P 500, Nasdaq end sharply higher on soft inflation data, eyes on earnings

NEW YORK (April 12): U.S. stocks closed higher on Thursday, with tech-related momentum stocks leading the charge, as fresh economic data rekindled hopes that inflation remains in a cooling trend. Interest rate-sensitive megacaps gave the tech-heavy Nasdaq a decisive edge. The S&P 50...
6:01 AM Applied Digital quarterly loss balloons as power disruptions hit data center operations

(April 12): Data-center operator Applied Digital reported a larger-than-expected quarterly loss on Thursday after power disruptions hampered operations at one of its facilities in January, sending the company's shares down more than 8% in extended trading. Dallas, Texas-based Applied Di...
5:59 AM Global equity gauge rises slightly with inflation, rates in focus

NEW YORK (April 12): A global equities index rose slightly on Thursday after falling earlier in the day while Treasury yields rose as investors looked to the latest inflation data for clues on the potential for Federal Reserve interest rate cuts. A day after March's hot Consumer Price I...
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