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Malaysia International Trade (Export, Import & Trade Balance) Statistics

Trade

Malaysia’s international trade experienced tremendous growth throughout the last 4 decades with total trade from merely RM 9.45 billion in 1970 to RM 1.4 trillion in 2014. The trade it plays a large role in Malaysian economy.

Malaysia has managed to maintain a positive trade balance, exporting more goods than it imports except in 1982, 1991 and 1994 – 1997.

In 2014, Malaysia post a trade balance of RM 83.11 billion. The highest was recorded prior to global recession in 2008 at RM143.21 billion.

The table below shows statistical figures on total export, import and trade balance since 1970.

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Stock Market History on “Sell in May and Go Away” Adage

may

“Sell in May and go away” adage or also widely know as Halloween indicator, is the belief that the period from November to April has significantly stronger growth on average than the other months.

In such strategies, stocks are sold at the start of May and the proceeds held in bonds or a deposit account. Stocks are bought again in November, typically around Halloween.

How true is this to our stock market? The table below shows the historical data since 1988.

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Historical ASN2 Dividend Rate Since 2000

ASN

Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) through Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad, launched Amanah Saham Nasional 2 (ASN2) fund on the 9th of June 1999. The fund objective is to provide Unitholders with a reasonable dividend yield as well as capital appreciation at an acceptable level of risk through investments made in Malaysian equity securities.

ASN2 is a equity growth fund with unit price is based on Net Assets Value (NAV). On top of the declared dividend, there will be a potential of profits (or losses) due to movement of NAV. The allocated fund size is 2.5 billion units and it is open to all Malaysian Bumiputera. It is also eligible for EPF withdrawal.

The table below is the historical dividend rate since the fund was launched in 1999. However, the first dividend payment is made in 2000. This table is no longer maintained, for the latest dividend rate kindly refer to this page [continue reading…]

Historical ASD Dividend Rate Since 2002

ASD

Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) through Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad, launched Amanah Saham Didik (ASD) fund on the 20th of April 2001. The fund objective is to provide investment opportunity that generates reasonable long-term growth and return.

ASD is a equity growth fund with fixed-price at RM1.00 per unit. The allocated fund size is 4.5 billion units and it is open to all Malaysian Bumiputera. It is also eligible for EPF withdrawal.

The table below is the historical dividend rate since the fund was launched in 2001. However, the first dividend payment is made in 2002. This table is no longer maintained, for the latest dividend rate kindly refer to this page.

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