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Malaysia-Market factors to watch on Oct 9

Following is a list of events in Malaysia as well as news company-related and market news whichcould have an influence on the local market.

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INSTRUMENT LAST PCT CHG NET CHGS&P 5001455.88 -0.35% -5.050USD/JPY78.29 -0.04% -0.03010-YR US TSY YLD1.7028 -- -0.040SPOT GOLD1776.94 0.15% 2.650US CRUDE89.92 0.66% 0.590DOW JONES13583.65 -0.19% -26.50ASIA ADRS119.73 -0.76% -0.92

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks lower ahead of U.S. earnings season

SE ASIA STOCKS-Most retreat amid global concerns; Jakarta off reco

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN MALAYSIA, IN TIMES LOCAL FOLLOWED BY

GMT:

* Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Jamil Khir Baharom opens 'Islam in Asia andOceania: Historical, Cultural and Global Perspective' International Seminar at InternationalInstitute of Islamic Thought and Civilisation, Kuala Lumpur 11.45am (0345)

* Prime Minister Najib Razak attends MSC Malaysia Implementation Council meeting, at PrimeMinister's Office, Putrajaya, 9.30 am (0130)

MARKET NEWS

> Nikkei set to fall as slowdown fears persist ahead of earnings

> Wall St drops as investors wary of weak earnings

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> Euro falls from 2-week highs vs dollar, yen as Spain weighs

> Gold hit by largest 2-day fall since August

> Oil dips on growth concerns; Middle East fears support

> Palm oil ends lower, industry data eyed

MALAYSIA IN THE NEWS:

> Malaysian palm oil firm eyes Philippines after peace deal

> Malaysia govt to discuss palm oil export tax on Friday

> Retailer Courts Asia launches Singapore IPO to raise $112 mln

> National Bank of Abu Dhabi to expand Islamic banking

> Malaysia launches index for small-cap sharia-compliant stocks

> Soccer-Cash strapped Malaysian clubs must stump up deposits

> Malaysia's BIMB gets nod to start Bank Islam purchase talks with Dubai

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