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JANUARY 31, 2015
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For the local bulls, they will get their support closer For the week just ended, the ringgit went down to
3.6290/6320 against the US dollar from Friday’s
back over 1,800 to hold the uptrend, Nazri said.
3.6015/6045. The previous Friday, it was traded
As for stock picks, he said some quality stocks are at 3.55 level and ended the week at 3.5580/5610.
“It could retrace back to near the 3.60 level next
week on an improved risk appetite as a minimum bank to amend the overnight policy rate in the
correction,” he told Bernama.
very near term despite the Monetary Authority of
Singapore’s move to ease its monetary stance on
It should happen sooner if not due to the Monetary Wednesday while the US Federal Reserve hinted
Authority of Singapore (MAS) move to ease its that it would stay the course towards increasing
monetary stance by surprise, said another trader. rates.
MAS’ decision has triggered additional ringgit’s
short positions by speculators, he said.
For next week, she said BNM is expected to
continue to call for several money market tenders,
The Singapore central bank on Wednesday had comprising conventional and Islamic, including
surprised the markets by easing its policy to tackle commodity murabahah programme, range maturity
deflation risks and support the island’s economy. auctions and repo tenders, on a daily basis.
“MAS’ move boosted expectations that other
central banks in Asia might follow suit and such For the week just ended, the BNM intervened daily
expectations may drag the ringgit and other to flush the system of surplus.
emerging Asian currencies to depreciate further in
coming weeks,” he added.
On Friday, the liquidity surplus in the conventional
system amounted to RM17.58 billion while the
Besides the MAS factor, the current market excess in the Islamic system stood at RM8.45
expectations were that the US Federal Reserve billion.
would stay the course towards increasing rates
as hinted in its latest policy statement, and this Following this, the central bank issued a late
was supportive of the dollar’s rally against other conventional tender for RM17.60 billion and a late
currencies.
Al-Wadiah tender for RM6.60 billion, both for fiveday money.
On a weekly basis, the ringgit was down against
the Singapore dollar at 2.6872/6916 from last On a week-to-week basis, the benchmark threeFriday’s 2.6863/6905, its lowest level in 16 years. month KLIBOR inched down to 3.85 per cent from
The local unit also eased against the yen to last week’s 3.86 per cent.
3.0825/0853 from 3.0439/0469 on Friday.
Meanwhile, the overnight Islamic reference rate
It was softer against the British pound at stood at 3.22 per cent, while the one-, two- and
5.4689/4745 from 5.3958/6021 as well as three-week rates stood at 3.28 per cent, 3.32 per
against euro at 4.1156/1198 versus 4.0593/0634 cent and 3.36 per cent, respectively.
last Friday.
The market will be closed on Monday and Tuesday
......................................................................... for Federal Territory Day (replacement) and
Thaipusam holidays.
Money Market: Short-Term Rates Likely To
Remain Stable
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KUALA LUMPUR -- Short-term rates are likely to
remain stable next week on Bank Negara Malaysia’s
(BNM) intervention in the money market to absorb
excess funds.
A dealer said she does not anticipate the central
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LIST OF MARKET REPORTS :
1. Bursa Malaysia
2. Forex
3. Money Market
4. FBM KLCI Futures
5. Crude Palm Oil (CPO) Futures
6. Rubber Futures
7. KLIBOR Futures
8. Kuala Lumpur Tin Market (KLTM)
9. Gold Futures
BURSA MALAYSIA
BURSA: Shares To Trade Mixed Next Week
By Mohd Iswandi Kasan Anuar
well positioned for the continuity of 2015 Economic
Transformation Programme policy.
They include Tenaga Nasional, Sime Darby, DiGi,
LPI Capital, Bursa Malaysia, QL Resource, Unisem,
IJM Land, Mitra and Evergreen.
Bursa Malaysia will be closed on Monday and
Tuesday for the Federal Territory Day (replacement)
and Thaipusam holidays.
For the week just ended, the FBM KLCI declined
21.82 points to 1,781.26 from 1803.08 on Friday.
Weekly turnover decreased to 9.74 billion units
valued at RM11.07 billion from 11.32 billion units
worth RM12.38 billion on Friday.
Main market volume declined to 6.32 billion shares
KUALA LUMPUR -- Bursa Malaysia is expected to worth RM10.31 billion from 7.65 billion shares
trade mixed with easier buying next week on the valued at RM11.39 billion last week.
back of stronger US dollar and declining oil prices.
The Greece election results and mixed signals from ........................................................................
the US Federal Reserve (Fed) statement would also
FOREX: Ringgit To Consolidate
dent market sentiment, Affin Hwang Investment
Next Week
Bank Head of Retail Research Datuk Dr Nazri Khan
By Azizul Ahmad
said.
“The biggest question mark in the markets is
whether the Fed will start hiking rates, while many
other central banks around the world are easing
policy rates,” he told Bernama.
KUALA LUMPUR -- The ringgit is expected to
consolidate next week and retrace back to near
the 3.60 level, but the case for further pressure
remains.
The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI should
test the uptrend channel support at 1,770, he said,
adding that, a move below this key support would
open the door for further aggressive selling.
The ringgit has been traded over 700 hundred
basis points lower for the past two weeks and it is
time for a minimum correction, a currency chartist
said.
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KLCI Futures Expected To Be Volatile Next On the physical market, February South fell RM110
to RM2,180 per tonne.
Week
KUALA LUMPUR -- The FTSE Bursa Malaysia
KLCI (FBM KLCI) futures contracts (FKLI) on Bursa .....................................................................
Malaysia Derivatives are likely to be volatile next
Uncertain Outlook For Rubber Prices Next
week in line with equity markets, a dealer said.
Week
On a Friday-to-Friday basis, January 2015 declined KUALA LUMPUR -- The Malaysian rubber market
21 points to 1,787, February 2015 slipped 28 is expected to be uncertain next week due to lower
points to 1,778, March 2015 decreased 32 points buying interests coupled with weaker crude oil
to 1,773.5 and June 2015 fell 35 points to 1,769. prices.
Turnover for the week increased to 90,460 lots “The market will be quiet as traders trim their
from 47,371 lots last week while open interest position due to the long holiday,” a dealer said.
narrowed to 44,721 contracts from 49,489
The commodity market will be closed on Monday
contracts previously.
and Tuesday for the Federal Territory Day and
For the week just ended, the benchmark FTSE Thaipusam holidays.
Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 0.92 of a
On a Friday-to-Friday basis, the Malaysian Rubber
point lower at 1,781.26.
Board’s official physical price for tyre-grade SMR
......................................................................... 20 fell half-a-sen to 496.5 sen a kg and latex-inbulk declined nine sen to 361.5 sen a kg.
CPO Futures To Trade Between RM2,070The unofficial closing price for tyre-grade SMR 20
RM2,160
KUALA LUMPUR -- Crude palm oil (CPO) futures lost five sen to 491 sen a kg and latex-in-bulk fell
contracts on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives are likely nine sen to 360 sen a kg.
to trade between RM2,070 and RM2,160 a tonne
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next week on a short trading period.
Interband Group of Companies Senior Palm Oil
Trader Jim Teh said the trading market would be
closed on Monday and Tuesday for public holidays,
with the market expected to be quiet for the rest of
the week.
KLIBOR Futures To Remain Lacklustre Next
Week
KUALA LUMPUR -- The three-month Kuala Lumpur
Interbank Offered Rate (KLIBOR) futures contracts
on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives are likely to remain
lacklustre next week.
On a Friday-to-Friday basis, February 2015 fell
RM110 to RM2,154, March 2015 slipped RM97 to For the week just-ended, no contract was traded
RM2,150, April 2015 fell RM84 to RM2,146 and throughout the week and open interest remained
unchanged at 1,320 contracts.
May 2015 dropped RM80 to RM2,132 a tonne.
Weekly turnover rose to 272,867 lots from 250,380
lots last week while open interest increased to
233,922 contracts from 217,446 contracts,
previously.
Spot month February 2015 remained pegged at
96.15, while March 2015, April 2015 and June
2015 were pegged at 96.18, 96.18 and 96.17,
respectively.
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The underlying three-month KLIBOR inched down Gold Futures Likely To Remain Bearish Next
Week
to 3.85 per cent from last week’s 3.86 per cent.
KUALA LUMPUR -- Gold futures contracts on Bursa
The market will be closed on Monday and Tuesday Malaysia Derivatives are likely to remain bearish
for the Federal Territory Day (replacement) and next week amid concern over the US interest rates
hike, said dealers.
Thaipusam holidays.
He said market participants would be focusing on
the US fourth quarter gross domestic product data
Tin Price To Stay At Current Level Next Week to be released on Friday to dictate their buying
KUALA LUMPUR -- Tin price on the Kuala Lumpur strategy.
Tin Market (KLTM) is likely to stay at the current
level following the strengthening of the US dollar, Another dealer said the local market would likely
remain quiet next week due to the long weekend.
a dealer said.
Gold trading on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives will
He expects foreign and local buyers to remain be closed on Monday and Tuesday for the Federal
active in the coming week with the commodity likely Territory Day (replacement) and Thaipusam
to trade between US$19,100 and US$19,300 per holidays.
tonne.
On a Friday-to-Friday basis, January declined 52
As usual, the local tin market is also expected to ticks to RM147.40 a gramme and February 2015
take cues from movements on the London Metal was 45 ticks lower at RM148.35 a gramme.
Exchange (LME).
March 2015 and April both fell 47 ticks to
The local tin market will be closed on Monday RM148.75 a gramme and RM149.20 a gramme,
and Tuesday for the Federal Territory Day and respectively.
Thaipusam holidays.
Volume for the week eased to 735 lots worth
During the week just-ended, the local tin price was RM10.96 million from 843 lots worth RM16.4
million last week.
traded mostly lower on lack of strong buying.
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On a Friday-to-Friday basis, the KLTM tin price was Open interest on Friday was lower at 2,938
slightly lower at US$19,200 per tonne compared contracts against last week’s 3,399 contracts.
with US$19,300 per tonne last Friday.
Total turnover on the KLTM went down to 290
tonnes from 303 tonnes last week, with activities
dominated by European, Japanese and local
traders.
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The price differential between the KLTM and LME
widened to US$375 from US$140 last week.
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