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Malaysia-Market factors to watch April 6

 KUALA LUMPUR, April 6 (Reuters) - Following is a list of
events in Malaysia as well as news stories and press reports
which may influence financial markets.
 (Reuters News welcomes your feedback and for any queries
please contact David Chance in Kuala Lumpur editorial on +603
2333 8033 or via email at david.chance@thomsonreuters.com or on
Reuters messaging david.chance.reuters.com@reuters.net) WHAT IS
HAPPENING IN MALAYSIA, ALL TIMES LOCAL FOLLOWED BY GMT: (The
inclusion of diary items does not necessarily mean that Reuters
will cover the event) - PLUS International Expressway
Conference and Exhibition 2010 at Hilton Kuala Lumpur at 8.30
am (0830). - Asiawater 2010 Expo & Conference at Kuala Lumpur
Convention Centre at 8.30 am (0830) - Packet One Networks
(Malaysia) Sdn Bhd signs memorandum of understanding with Pos
Malaysia Bhd on enhancing P1 WIMAX customer experience at
Dayabumi Complex, Kuala Lumpur at 10.00 am (0200)
 MARKET SNAPSHOTS
 * The Kuala Lumpur stock market .KLSE rose 0.43 percent to a
25-month high on strong economic prospects and gains in
financials like CIMB Group CIMB.KL and Public Bank PUBM.KL.
[.KLSE]
 * U.S. stocks rose on Monday, pushing the Dow up near the
11,000 level, as signs of a turnaround in the U.S. labor market
bolstered hopes the economy is strengthening and the profit
outlook is brightening. [.N]
 * Oil prices rose more than 2 percent on Monday to their
highest since October 2008, after U.S. manufacturing, home
sales and jobs data boosted optimism about a recovery in the
world's top economy. [O/R]
 * For global market news, click on [MKTS/GLOB]
 * Malaysian palm oil futures fell 1.1 percent Monday as the
stronger ringgit currency offset earlier crude oil-driven
gains. [POI/]
 * To see Malaysian central bank regular money market tenders
issued at around 0930 local please click on the following link
here
 * To see Islamic finance stories from Malaysia and elsewhere
click on [ID:nISLAMIC]
 * For Malaysian stock recommendations hit .KL or [MY-RCH]
 ----------------------MARKET SNAPSHOT @ 2259 GMT ------------
                   INSTRUMENT   LAST       PCT CHG   NET
CHG
 S&P 500           .SPX       1187.44      0.79%     9.340
 USD/JPY           JPY=         94.35      0.01%     0.010
 10-YR US TSY YLD  US10YT=RR   3.9877        --      0.000
 SPOT GOLD          XAU=      1131.85      0.19%     2.150
 US CRUDE           CLc1        86.75      0.15%     0.130
 DOW JONES          .DJI     10973.55      0.43%     46.48
 ASIA ADRS          .BKAS      136.39      0.84%      1.13
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 FOR REALTIME MALAYSIAN ECONOMIC INDICATORS, HIT ECONMY
 KEY GLOBAL ECONOMIC NEWS, SEE [TOP/MACRO]
 TOP NEWS ON ASIAN COMPANIES [TOP/EQA]
 FOR ECONOMIC FX RELATED NEWS, HIT [FXNEWS]
 FOR WHAT INVESTORS ARE SAYING ABOUT DEALS [DEALTALK/]
 STOCKS - BUY OR SELL? [BUYSELL/]
 IN THE NEWS REUTERS MALAYSIA (Click on [MY-RTRS]) > MFC likes
corporate bonds, wants more Asia debt [ID:nN05187990] > Key
political risks to watch in Malaysia          [ID:nRISKMY] >
Ringgit at 21-month high on inflows, yuan      [ID:nSGE634068]
> MARC's Kuwait Finance Malaysia rating unchanged
[ID:nSGE63400Y]
 ASIA MARKETS NEWS * For an outlook of Asian stock trading,
click on [STXNEWS/AS] * Speculation about a Chinese currency
policy shift [ID:nTOE63401Y] and global fund inflows buoyed
most Asian currencies on Monday, with the Malaysian ringgit
hitting a 21-month high in holiday-thinned trade. [EMRG/FX] *
Indonesia's stock index .JKSE hit a record high on Monday on
expectations the central bank would leave interest rates on
hold this week, while Thailand ended higher despite mounting
political protests in Bangkok.[.SO]
(Reporting by Kuala Lumpur Newsroom)




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