Stock Market Books

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Brief News to follow

9/9 Berjaya Toto said Q1 ended July 31 net profit rose 8.7% to RM 100.4 mil from RM 92.4mil made a year ago on flat revenue of RM 826mil.

9/9 Genting Singapore said it plans to sell right shares of S$0.80 each to raise up to S$1.63 bil for future acquisitions and working capital.

9/9 CPO futures was flat at RM 2,209 as at 4pm, ahead of MPOB’s latest monthly production, stockpile and export data to be released on Thursday.

9/9 Trading of Dayang shares was halted from 11am until 2.30 today because the firm plans to buy a 40% stake in Syarikat Borcos Shipping for RM 132m.

9/9 Overnight Dow gained 56.07 points, or0.6 % to 9497.34;Crude oil prices jumped USD 3.08 a barrel to USD 71.10.

8/9 In conjunction with Bumiputra-Commerce Holdings’ change of name to CIMB Group Holdings, the shares will be quoted as CIMB effective Sept 9, 2009.

8/9 McDonalds loses 8 years trademark fight against Indian restaurant McCurry, Federal Court rules that US fast food giant cannot appeal anymore.

7/9 Bank Negara’s international reserves stood at RM 329.1 bil (US$93.3bil) as at Aug 28, the central bank said today.

7/9 Maxis will design, commission and manage Astro’s next generation nationwide network infrastructure for five years under a RM 81 mil contract.

4/9 Tanjung Offshore Bhd has received a letter of Award valued at RM 15 mil from Talisman Malaysia to provide equipment and services.

4/9 China to up foreign currency quotas limit for investors of Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors programme to US$ 1 bil from US$800 mil.

3/9 EPF recorded +46.6 % in investment income to RM 4.8 bil in Q2 vs Q1 boosted by equity investment income which grew seven-fold to RM 1.74 bil.

3/9 Japanese drugmaker Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co to buy US rival Sepracor Inc for US$2.6 bil to expand in world’s biggest drug market.

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