KLCI 20150114Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed slightly lower yesterday despite selling pressure on finance stocks, with losses countered by gains in selected heavyweight counters. Market talk on the possible scrap of the mega-bank merger of CIMB, RHB Cap and MBSB seemed to affect investors' buying pattern. At close, the benchmark FBMKLCI stood at 1,742.01, down 6.89 points, or 0.39%, after hovering between 1,736.77 and 1,744.71 throughout the day. Gainers outpaced losers by 450 to 349 with 308 counters unchanged. Total volume shed to 1.77 billion shares worth RM2.49 billion from 1.90 billion shares worth RM2.11 billion on Tuesday.

KLCI 20150113Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed higher yesterday as gains in selected finance counters, led by CIMB, lifted the local bourse to end higher for the fourth consecutive day. Market talk that CIMB and RHB Capital are looking to scrap their proposed mega bank merger with Malaysian Building Society Bhd (MBSB) has triggered massive buying interest in the banking stocks. CIMB emerged the top gainer, rising 74 sen or 14.29 per cent to RM5.92. At close, the benchmark FBMKLCI stood at 1,748.9, up 13.82 points, or 0.8%, after hovering between 1,725.98 and 1,750.16 throughout the day. Gainers outpaced losers by 502 to 311 with 275 counters unchanged. Total volume surged to 1.90 billion shares worth RM2.11 billion from 1.36 billion shares worth RM1.46 billion on Monday.

KLCI 20150112Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed mixed yesterday with late buying in selected heavyweight counters pushed the benchmark FBMKLCI to end trading higher, extending last week's gains. Regionally, Asian stock markets were mixed, as investors remained cautious over the US non-farm payrolls report released last week, coupled with uncertainty in global oil prices due to weakening demand in Europe and Asia. The FBMKLCI ended at an intra-day high of 1,735.08, up 2.64 points or 0.15%, after going as low as 1,718.76 throughout the trading day. On the broader market, gainers outpaced losers by 394 to 317 with 286 counters unchanged. Total volume dropped to 1.36 billion shares worth RM1.46 billion from 1.72 billion shares worth RM1.81 billion on Friday.

KLCI 20150109wkStocks on Bursa Malaysia extended gains for the second day on Friday with the benchmark FBMKLCI up 4.38 points, or 0.25%, to 1,732.44, as investors and bargain hunters started nibbling at value buy selectively and the local bourse rose in tandem with most regional peers, on hopes of a solid US job report data due later in the night. On a weekly basis, the key index lost 20.33 points from previous Friday’s 1,752.77. Gainers outpaced losers by 424 to 342 with 319 counters unchanged. Total volume surged to 1.7 billion shares worth RM1.8 billion from 1.6 billion shares worth RM1.8 billion on Thursday. Weekly turnover for the regular week increased to 8.03 billion units worth RM8.95 billion from 5.31 billion units worth RM5.48 billion recorded the previous holiday-shortened week.

KLCI 20150108Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed higher for the first time this year, in tandem with the upbeat overnight performance on Wall Street, with the benchmark FBMKLCI rose 18.88 points, or 1.1%, to 1,728.06 yesterday after weeks of being spooked by global crude oil price bearishness, as Malaysia’s November 2014 export data released on Wednesday saw the country’s trade surplus at its highest in three years. On the broader market, gainers outpaced losers by 555 to 240 with 269 counters unchanged. Total volume contracted to 1.6 billion shares worth RM1.8 billion from 1.61 billion units worth RM2.1 billion on Wednesday.