EPF

Since March 2010, EPF reveal its top 30 equity investments in Bursa Malaysia on quarterly basis. The aim for this is to promote greater transparency and to reassure members that investment undertaken are in the best interest of growing their retirement savings and in accordance to best practices in investment and governance.

The table below are the quarter 4 2010 Top 30 Equity Investments in companies listed on Bursa Malaysia as of 31th December 2010.

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EPF

A source inform that Employees Provident Fund (EPF) is expected to announce 5.85 percent dividend for financial year end 2010. The final announcement is schedule to be made either by the end of February or early March.

The dividend is expected 0.2 percent higher than 2009 which was at 5.65 percent. Higher dividend is expected because EPF registered higher investment income at least in quarter 1 and 3 in 2010.

Kindly refer to “Historical EPF Dividend Rate” page for previous year dividend rate and chart since 1952.

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Everyone would like to buy a property, either for own stay or for an investment. However, do you know that on top of the property price, you have to pay a substantial amount of money for legal or lawyer fees and stamp duty?

Legal fees is payable to the appointed lawyer who will prepare Sale & Purchase Agreement between purchaser and vendor. On other hand, Stamp Duty which also known as Memorandum Of Transfer (MOT) is payable to the government & collected by Lawyer on behalf of the government.

Below is the details on how to calculate Legal Fees & Stamp Duty or else you may use online Legal Fees & Stamp Duty calculator.

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We expect the market to rebound in February as fundamentals remain intact and the 4Q2010 results reporting season should see analysts upgrading their earnings again. We like the Banks, Oil & Gas and Consumption related sectors for February. Our Top Buys center on companies anticipated to display strong profitability (CIMB, AirAsia), laggards (KPJ) and rebounding stocks (Kencana, SP Setia).

The table below are the target price for February 2011 top picks.

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Despite the rounds of interest rate hike and the gradual cut in petrol subsidy, improving consumer sentiment and a buoyant economic landscape boosted 2010 vehicle sales to end the year with a record 12.7% y-o-y growth. A healthy economic outlook, accommodative lending rates and the slew of new models in the pipeline are expected to fuel TIV growth by 2% in 2011 to 617,569 units.

However, industry margins expected to dip on inflationary pressure due to costlier raw materials and components. Nonetheless, earnings grow at a respectable pace given the favorable demand and strengthening ringgit in 1H. Maintain OVERWEIGHT on the automotive sector, with UMW and Tan Chong as top picks.

Below are target price for selected stocks in Automotive Sector.

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