FBM KLCI - 20150213wkStocks on Bursa Malaysia closed on a firm note last Friday, snapping a four-day losing streak, boosted by persistent buying momentum amid positive market sentiment. Bursa Malaysia and its regional peers was on an upside due to a rally in global oil prices, with the benchmark Brent crude oil hovering above US$59 in Asia on Friday, following the overnight Russia-Ukraine ceasefire deal. The benchmark FBM KLCI finished at its intra-day high of 1,800.95, up 11.88 points or 0.66% after slipping as low as 1,790.31. On a weekly basis, the FBM KLCI slipped 12.3 points from 1,813.25 the previous Friday. Advancers outnumbered decliners by 493 to 303, while 343 counters were unchanged. Total turnover expanded to 1.96 billion units valued at RM2.33 billion, from the 1.68 billion units valued at RM2.51 billion transacted on Thursday. Weekly turnover doubled to 10.43 billion units valued at RM11.44 billion from 5.98 billion units valued at RM6.93 billion previously.

FBM KLCI - 20150212Stocks on Bursa Malaysia ended on an easier note yesterday, with the benchmark FBM KLCI down 9.88 points or 0.55% to 1,789.07 despite the better-than-expected 2014 gross domestic product (GDP) growth. Malaysia’s economy grew by 6% last year after recording a 5.8% growth in the fourth quarter, mainly driven by private sector spending. The FBM KLCI fluctuated between 1,780.21 and 1,791 throughout the day dragged down by selling pressure in blue-chips led by TENAGA. Losers outpaced gainers by 436 to 326, while 329 counters were unchanged. Total turnover decreased to 1.68 billion units valued at RM2.51 billion from 2.2 billion units valued at RM2.4 billion transacted on Wednesday.

FBM KLCI - 20150211Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed lower yesterday with the benchmark FBM KLCI tumbled for the second consecutive day, dragged down mainly by losses in TENAGA over the new electricity tariff cut. TENAGA, dragged the composite index lower by 4.55 points, settled the day 46 sen lower at RM14.40. At close, the FBM KLCI settled at 1,798.95, down 12.17 points or 0.67%, after touching an intra-day low of 1,790.8. Decliners thumped advancers by 508 to 321, while 313 counters were unchanged. Total turnover decreased to 2.2 billion units valued at RM2.4 billion from 2.5 billion units valued at RM2.3 billion transacted on Tuesday.

FBM KLCI - 20150210Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed mixed yesterday with the FBM KLCI fell marginally reversing its earlier gains to close slightly lower on late selling, mostly in selected blue chips and the weakening of the ringgit, in line with Asian markets, after China's consumer inflation touched a five-year low in January, fuelling disinflation concerns. At close, the FBM KLCI fell 0.46 points or 0.03% to settle at 1,811.12 points after fluctuating between 1,808.69 and 1,816.62 throughout the day. Gainers outpaced losers by 434 to 373, while 324 counters were unchanged. Total turnover increased to 2.5 billion units valued at RM2.3 billion from 2.1 billion units valued at RM1.9 billion on Monday.

FBM KLCI - 20150209Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed slightly lower yesterday dampened by selling in selected blue chips and heavyweights led by CIMB, in tandem with key Asian bourses. CIMB, which earlier announced that it would close its offices in Sydney and Melbourne, dragged the composite index lower by 1.746 points. At close, the benchmark FBM KLCI finished at 1,811.58, down 1.67 points or 0.09%, after fluctuating between 1,805.16 and 1,818.31 throughout the day. Losers outpaced gainers by 426 to 392, while 297 counters were unchanged. Total turnover fell to 2.12 billion units valued at RM1.94 billion from RM1.92 billion units valued at RM2.14 billion transacted on Friday.