The are many Stock Broker or also know as Participating Organization which license to trade in Bursa Malaysia. Full list can be found in Bursa Malaysia website here.

The table below shows top 15 largest stock brokers trade in Bursa Malaysia in 2010 based on Trading Value and Trading Volume.

The largest stock broker by trading value was CIMB Investment Bank with 9.80 percent from total trading value. On the other hand, the largest trading volume was OSK Investment Bank with 10.70 percent of 2010 trading volume. Seem like, people who trade via OSK like to invest in penny stock!.

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OSK believes that the share prices of plantation stocks may have peaked even though palm oil price may continue to stay relatively firm due to the current supply tightness. The decline in plantation stock prices of late may signify that they are in the PE multiple compression phase, which occurs at cycle peaks.

OSK views that the equity price action as a signal that palm oil supply will strengthen in 2H and the current CPO price strength as being unsustainable. Given the recent strength in CPO price, we have raised our CPO price assumption to RM3200 for CY11 from RM2700 previously but have factored in lower PE multiples in arriving at the target prices of plantation stocks given the potential CPO price decline. OSK maintains a Neutral call on the sector.

Below are the target prices and ratings for selected plantation stock.

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For financial end of 31st August 2010, ASW 2020 declared 6.35 sen dividend to the unitholders. In the same period,  892,670  peoples subscribe to ASW 2020 up from 872,599 in 2009. The total fund size was RM13.1 billion up from RM11 billion in 2009. At the time of writing,  ASW 2020 is fully subscribed with total fund size of RM14 billion.

In summary, ASW 2020  invest 64.85 percent of the total funds size in Malaysia Stock Market up from 59.71 percent in 2009. The remaining was invested in money market and others.

The following table show 20 largest stock portfolio held ASW 2020, unitholder distribution and investment income for financial end of 31st August 2010.

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The 10th Sarawak state election should be held this year before its official deadline of 23 July. OSK study the share price performance of 5 Sarawak-based contractors during the 2006 election. They found that their share prices did indeed outperform 6M and 3M before the polls but underperformed 3M after election.

Investors can consider riding on this election play but advised that they lock in gains on Nomination Day, which is usually 1-2 weeks before the actual polls. OSK have a BUY rating on Naim, HSL and KKB while CMS and Zecon are NOT RATED.

The table below are the target price for constructions stocks to look for 10th Sarawak state election.

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A.T. Kearney is a global management consulting firm. Every year they publish Global Services Location Index (GSLI) to rank top 50 countries in the most attractive offshoring destinations.

The measures based on 3 main criteria namely Financial Attractiveness, People Skills & Availability and Business Environment.

For 2011 AT Kearney GSLI, the top three slots are still occupied by three Asian countries namely India, China and Malaysia. These countries are at this position since the inception of GSLI in 2003.

Earlier, Malaysia manage to obtain a good rank in “2011 World Bank Top 30 Ease of Doing Business Countries” & “2010 IMD World Most Competitive Countries“.

The table below is top 50 countries according to 2011 Global Services Location Index (GSLI).

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