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EPF Top 30 Equity Investments in Bursa Malaysia, Q3 2010

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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 shows quarter 3 2010 Top 30 Equity Investments in companies listed on Bursa Malaysia as of 30th September 2010.

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Stock Picks – High Potential Companies Declaring Bonus Issues

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Given the success of recent bonus issues in fuelling a rally in share prices and the potential abolishment of ‘par value’ in the Malaysian capital market, we take a look at who else might be declaring bonus issues soon.

Based purely on the share premium to share capital ratio, where the higher the ratio the easier it is to issue bonus shares.

The table below are the list of higher potential bonus issuers among the top 75 companies by market capitalization.

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List of Local Call Warrants and its Maturity Date, Exercise Price & Ratio

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Previously we look at Warrants, there are another type of warrants traded in Bursa Malaysia. We call it Call Warrants. Below are short brief explanation about Call Warrants.

Call Warrants give a right, but not an obligation, to buy a fixed number of stock shares at a specified price within a limited period of time. But unlike warrants, call warrants are issued by third parties based on existing stock shares. Therefore, they do not increase the issued capital or dilute the earnings of the company as a warrant do. Call warrants have maturity dates of not more than two (2) years

The table below shows Local Call Warrants that currently traded in Bursa Malaysia together with its maturity dates and exercise price as of 10th August 2010.

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Stock Picks – Oil & Gas Sector – June 2010

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2H10 would be an exciting period for the O&G industry, especially in 4QCY10, during which we expect most of the contract to be awarded, alongside the listing of MMHE, which may lead to a re-rating of the share prices of most O&G companies, which are currently trading at single digit PER valuations.

However, we do not expect to see strong quarterly performance by most O&G companies in 2H10 and would not be surprised if they reported results that are below our and the industry expectations as there was a stark shortage of new contracts late last year and in 1H10. This led to poor utilization rates and margin compression as a result of strong market competition.

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