TPP negotiations making good progress

By RUPA DAMODARAN - Thursday, 2 April 2015.

KUALA LUMPUR: Ten out of 29 chapters negotiated under the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) have been finalised.


Samsung launches latest range of smartphones

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 12:28

KUALA LUMPUR: Samsung Malaysia Electronics launched today, its latest smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.

KL shares higher on cautious trading

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 11:29

KUALA LUMPUR: Shares on Bursa Malaysia were higher in cautious trading today on lack of market-moving catalysts, with the benchmark index struggling to hold above its mean regression level of 1,830 points.

Short-term rates to remain stable on Bank Negara’s intervention

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 10:18

KUALA LUMPUR: Short-term interbank rates are expected to remain stable today on Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) intervention to absorb excess liquidity from the financial system.

KLCI futures mostly higher in early trade

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 10:17

KUALA LUMPUR: The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) futures contracts were mostly higher in the early session today.

Gold futures open higher

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 10:16

KUALA LUMPUR: Gold futures contract on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives opened higher today, with one contract month traded.

KL shares open higher, CI up 1.83 pts

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 10:15

KUALA LUMPUR: Share prices on Bursa Malaysia traded higher in the early session today, lifted by gains in selected heavyweights, with the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) 1.83 points better.

FTSE Bursa update: 197 gainers, 104 losers

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 10:13

KUALA LUMPUR: At 9.30 a.m. today, there were 197 gainers, 104 losers and 206 counters traded unchanged on the Bursa Malaysia.

KLIBOR futures flat at 9.25am

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 10:09

KUALA LUMPUR: The three-month Kuala Lumpur Interbank Offered Rate (KLIBOR) futures contract on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives was flat in the morning session today.

Ringgit opens higher against US dollar

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 10:06

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened higher against the US dollar in the early session today on renewed buying interest.

Tokyo stocks open 0.56% higher

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 10:01

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks opened 0.56 percent higher on Thursday after two days of losses, shrugging off poor US data that spawned concerns about the health of the world’s largest economy.

Bursa Malaysia opening indices

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 09:26

FBMEMAS: 12,524.35 (+ 6.68)

Business loans to offset slower household loans this year: analysts

By RUPA DAMODARAN - Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 20:20

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank loans grew by an annualised 8.8 per cent in February, underpinned by business loans and analysts estimate similar growth projections for the whole year.

KL shares end lower on profit-taking

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 17:43

KUALA LUMPUR: Shares on Bursa Malaysia ended the day in negative territory as traders took profits, with the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) 4.47 points easier. The key index ended at 1,826.31 points at the close, after hovering between 1,823.61 and 1,831.35 throughout the day.

Ringgit ends higher against US dollar

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 17:40

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit ended higher against the US dollar for the second consecutive day today in tandem with most regional currencies on improved risk appetite.

EPF revises list of unit trust funds for 2015/2016

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 17:16

KUALA LUMPUR: The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has revised the list of fund management institutions (FMIs) and unit trust funds for 2015/2016 EPF Members Investment Scheme (EPF-MIS).