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Thursday, April 24, 2008

KLCI closed 4.92 points up on Thursday

24/4 KLCI closed 4.92 points up to 1293.08. There are 881 m shares changed hand valued at RM 1.356 billion. Nestle rose RM 1.50 to RM 31.50, Ta Ann increased 40 sen to RM7.95, PBB rose 40 sen to RM 10.50, Dayang went up 8 sen to RM 1.53.

24/4 KLCI crossed 1300 at 10:39 am but eased to 1299.67 up 11.51 points at 10.52 am.

Firefly increases fuel surcharge by RM 5 for local flights and RM 8 for international flights. This is for bookings before Friday. It is also increases its free baggage allowance to 20kg.

Rice prices in Thailand, the world’s top exporter, rose to a record US $1000 a tonne(RM 3,143), sparking worries over global food security.

MAS is to finalize the wide bodied plan purchase by year end, says the MD. It will also be looking at synergies with other airline partners.

24/4 Nestle sets aside RM 240 m to expand production but warns of softer year ahead from high raw material prices and will take steps to control costs.

22/4 Citigroup sold US $6 b of preferred share in its biggest public debt offering- Bonds pay interest of 8.4% for 10 years, says Bloomberg report.

18/4 Compugate saw 100 m shares or 4.65% stake done off-market at 12.29 am at RM 12 m. Share price closed at 12 sen middays.

18/4 Goldman Sachs sold 17.52 m RCE Capital shares in the open market on April 9 and ceased to be substantial share holder.

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