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Malaysia-Market factors to watch on Oct 5

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

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INSTRUMENT LAST PCT CHG NET CHG S&P 500 1461.4 0.72% 10.410 USD/JPY 78.52 0.06% 0.050 10-YR US TSY YLD 1.675 -- 0.002 SPOT GOLD 1792.09 0.20% 3.540 US CRUDE 91.5 -0.23% -0.210 DOW JONES 13575.36 0.60% 80.75 ASIA ADRS 121.20 1.29% 1.54

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Euro climbs on ECB; stocks rise before jobs data

SE ASIA STOCKS-Philippine, Malaysia, Indonesia at all-time high

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN MALAYSIA, IN TIMES LOCAL FOLLOWED BY

GMT:

* Malaysia cabinet meets and is likely to decide on a proposal to cut crude palm oil export taxes to boost shipments.

* Malaysia issues August trade data at 12.01 p.m (0400). Reuters poll shows exports could be lower for a second straight month.

* Malaysia's central bank issues international reserves data at 5.00 pm (0900).

* RHB Bank Bhd managing director Johari Abdul Tesco-RHB Card Swipe and Sweep contest at Tesco Kepong, Bandar Manjalara, Kuala Lumpur at 0800am (0000).

* Asean Anniversary Forum 2012 keynote address by Deputy Foreign Minister A. Kohilan Pillay at Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR), Jalan Wisma Putra, Kuala Lumpur at 0830am (0030).

* International Conference on "University Leadership for Integrating Knowledge Diversity for Sustainability" at Albukhary International University (AIU), Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, Alor Star at 0900am (0100) (to Oct 8).

* MOL Global to sign joint venture agreement with Soft Space International at Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur at 1000am (0200).

* Prime Minister Najib Razak opens Malaysiaku Expo at Putra World Trade Centre at 1530pm (0730).

* Deputy Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Hamzah Zainuddin opens Malaysia Timber Council Global WoodMart 2012 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre at 1530pm (0730).

* Deputy Information Communication and Culture Minister Maglin Dennis D'Cruz launches 'Viddai Enna' telemovie at Crystal Crown Hotel, Petaling Jaya at 1630pm (0830).

MARKET NEWS

> Nikkei rises in early trade ahead of BOJ, U.S. jobs

> S&P 500 on verge of 5-year high day ahead of jobs data

> U.S. bond prices fall on day before key jobs data

> Euro romps higher; BOJ, U.S. jobs data loom

> Gold hits 11-month high after ECB; $1,800 in sight

> Oil jumps, gasoline futures gain 5 pct on refinery fire

> Palm oil ends flat, Malaysian export tax cut in focus

MALAYSIA IN THE NEWS:

> HSBC scales back Islamic business in global review

> India to raise subsidy on imported pulses - finance minister

> Agri-focused Louis Dreyfus sells energy arm

> Malaysia court keeps Lynas operating licence on hold

> Astro IPO to raise $1.5 bln as Malaysia listings flourish

> Malaysia could slash crude palm oil export tax-govt official

> Malaysia's Ahmad Zaki wins $220 mln construction contract

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