FBM KLCI - 20150821wkStocks on Bursa Malaysia ended last Friday on a negative note weighed by last-minute selling in selected index-linked stocks led by Petronas Chemicals. Market sentiments remained fragile as Asian stock markets tumbled further on mounting concerns over China’s slowing economy, sparking jitters across global markets. Meanwhile, uncertainties surrounding the timing of the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike, as well as lower commodities prices also continued to dominate sentiments. At close, the benchmark FBM KLCI stood at 1,574.67 points, down by 2.74 points, or 0.17%, after hovering between 1,557.01 and 1,583.38 throughout the day. On a weekly basis, the FBM KLCI fell 22.15 points from previous Friday’s 1,596.82. Losers led gainers by 470 to 330 with 326 counters unchanged. Total volume was unchanged at 1.79 billion units, valued at RM2.13 billion compared with RM1.77 billion on Thursday. Weekly turnover fell to 9.79 billion units, worth RM9.74 billion, from last week’s 10.26 billion units worth RM10.76 billion.

FBM KLCI - 20150820Stocks on Bursa Malaysia ended lower yesterday with the benchmark FBM KLCI 5.03 points or 0.32% easier on profit taking on selected blue-chips. Market sentiment continues to be plagued by the weakening ringgit against the US dollar, slowdown in China's economy, weakening of oil prices and nagging domestic concerns. At close, the FBM KLCI stood at 1,577.41 points, after hovering between 1,562.11 and 1,579.66 throughout the day. Losers led gainers by 448 to 360 with 305 counters remained unchanged. Total volume fell to 1.79 billion units valued at RM1.77 billion from 1.89 billion units valued at RM1.78 billion on Wednesday.

FBM KLCI - 20150819Stocks on Bursa Malaysia finished higher for the second day yesterday on bargain hunting in Genting stocks and trade and services heavyweights. The local bourse stayed on a positive note throughout the trading session despite fragile investor sentiments over fear the rebound could be short-lived. Meanwhile, Asian equities were mostly lower as investors were wary over China’s economic stability following the early steep fall of its shares. The FBM KLCI was 2.84 points or 0.18% better at 1,582.44, after moving between 1,562.88 and 1,584.05 throughout the day. Gainers led losers by 557 to 259 with 298 counters unchanged. Total volume fell to 1.89 billion units valued at RM1.78 billion from 2.25 billion units valued at RM2.11 billion on Tuesday.

FBM KLCI - 20150818Stocks on Bursa Malaysia staged an oversold rebound yesterday, led by finance stocks despite the weak performance of regional bourses. Asian equities were mostly lower, weighed down by the slump in Chinese equities, weakening emerging market currencies, lower oil prices and the deadly Bangkok bombing. The FBM KLCI was 7.06 points or 0.45% better at 1,579.60, after moving between 1,562.88 and 1,584.05 throughout the day. Gainers led losers by 409 to 407 with 360 counters unchanged. Total volume rose to 2.25 billion units valued at RM2.11 billion from 2.06 billion units valued at RM1.95 billion on Monday.

FBM KLCI - 20150817Stocks on Bursa Malaysia ended lower yesterday on heavy selling across the board particularly of blue chips. The local bourse remained bearish with sentiment continuing to be plagued by the weakening ringgit against the greenback, slowdown in China’s economy, devaluation of the Chinese yuan, weakening of oil prices, and nagging domestic concerns. Asian equities were mostly lower, weighed down by the possibility of China allowing the yuan to depreciate further. The FBM KLCI fell 24.28 points or 1.52% to 1,572.54 after hovering between 1,569.19 and 1,594.46 throughout the day. Losers trounced gainers by 836 to 149 with 215 counters unchanged. Total volume rose to 2.06 billion units valued at RM1.95 billion from 2.01 billion units valued at RM2.2 billion last Friday.