KLCI 20141215Share prices on Bursa Malaysia tumbled to a 16-month low yesterday, dampened by selling pressure in blue-chips and selected heavyweights, following a substantive drop in New York's market last Friday. The benchmark FBMKLCI fell 35.68 points, or 2.06%, to close at 1,697.31, after declining to as low as 1,695.6 points. Market breadth was negative as losers trounced gainers by 1,010 to 66, while 116 counters were unchanged. Total volume increased to 2.06 billion units worth RM2.32 billion from 1.46 billion units worth RM1.78 billion on last Friday.

KLCI 20141212wkStocks on Bursa Malaysia closed lower last Friday, in contrast to the overnight US market, which rose following positive retail sales data. The benchmark FBMKLCI fell 11.58 points or 0.66% to 1,732.99, after opening 0.47 point higher at 1,745.04. Week-on-week, the FBMKLCI declined 16.38 points from previous Friday’s 1,749.37. Losers led gainers by 689 to 177, while 252 counters were unchanged. Total volume advanced to 1.46 billion units worth RM1.78 billion from 1.23 billion units worth RM1.50 billion on Thursday. Weekly turnover decreased to 6.58 billion shares, worth RM8.12 billion from 9.76 billion shares, worth RM11.16 billion on previous week.

KLCI 20141211Stocks on Bursa Malaysia ended easier yesterday after closing higher on a technical rebound on Wednesday, in line with Asian markets which sank again after Wall Street was hit by a further fall in oil prices, while the dollar edged up after tumbling against the yen. The benchmark FBMKLCI fell 20.95 points or 1.19% to 1,744.57, after opening 17.35 points lower at 1,748.17. Losers trounced gainers by 626 to 178, while 243 counters were unchanged. Total volume slipped to 1.2 billion units worth RM1.5 billion from 1.2 billion units worth RM1.6 billion on Wednesday.

KLCI 20141210Stocks on Bursa Malaysia ended on a firm note yesterday on technical rebound. Among the stocks that gave the bourse a boost were AXIATA, which rose 30 sen to RM6.92, SIME DARBY, which increased 40 sen to RM9.60, and MAXIS which surged 26 sen to RM6.88. At close, the benchmark FBMKLCI rose 27.42 points or 1.58% to 1,765.52, after opening 5.34 points lower at 1,732.76. Gainers trounced losers by 502 to 281, while 300 counters were unchanged. Total volume slipped to 1.2 billion units worth RM1.6 billion from 1.4 billion units worth RM1.7 billion on Tuesday.

KLCI 20141209Stocks on Bursa Malaysia ended lower yesterday with the benchmark FBMKLCI closing 2.74 points or 0.16% lower at 1,738.10, on lack of buying interest in blue-chips, coupled with the declining global oil prices, weaker corporate earnings, slower economic growth, and the strengthening US dollar against the ringgit and major Asian currencies. The benchmark index moved within a range of 1,730.77 to 1,741.31. Losers trounced gainers by 647 to 216, while 239 counters were unchanged. Total volume increased to 1.4 billion units worth RM1.7 billion from 1.3 billion units worth RM1.5 billion on Monday.