FBM KLCI - 20150528Stocks on Bursa Malaysia ended almost flat yesterday with the benchmark FBM KLCI 0.51 point or 0.03% higher at the close, lifted by gains in selected blue chips. The benchmark FBM KLCI stood at 1,755.56 after hovering between 1,750.72 and 1,759.43 throughout the day. Losers outpaced gainers by 420 to 324, while 333 counters were unchanged. Total volume declined to 1.61 billion units worth RM1.9 billion from 1.78 billion units worth RM2.19 billion on Wednesday.

FBM KLCI - 20150527Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed lower yesterday with the local benchmark index ended lower on across-the-board selling as unfavourable external developments clouded the local market. The local market reacted negatively to better-than-expected housing and manufacturing data in the US released Tuesday, as this would boost chances of an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve this year. Anticipation of higher US interest rates does not bode well for emerging Asian markets like Malaysia as global funds flow back into US-based assets. As such, the ringgit weakened to 3.6365 against the US dollar yesterday. The FBM KLCI was 9.02 points or 0.51% easier to close at 1,755.05, after hovering between 1,749.78 and 1,758.35 throughout the day. Losers outpaced gainers by 506 to 274, while 327 counters were unchanged. Total volume rose to 1.78 billion units worth RM2.19 billion from 1.58 billion units worth RM1.93 billion on Tuesday.

FBM KLCI - 20150526Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed mixed yesterday with the benchmark FBM KLCI ended lower dragged down by selected blue-chips as investors remained pessimistic about Malaysian shares. Bucking the trend of Asian markets that were generally on an uptrend, the FBM KLCI continued its downtrend, as it shed another 3.31 points or 0.19% to close at 1,767.38 points yesterday on the back of rising political undercurrents in the market. While global investors were net purchasers of Asian equity last week, they continued to be net sellers of Malaysian equity. However, market breadth was slightly positive with gainers outpacing losers by 485 to 318, while 331 counters were unchanged. Total volume slipped to 1.56 billion units worth RM1.91 billion from 1.85 billion units worth RM1.9 billion on Monday.

FBM KLCI - 20150525Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed lower yesterday with the benchmark FBM KLCI ended 20.12 points or 1.13% lower, weighed down by losses in heavyweights as market sentiment took a hit on worries Tenaga Nasional may buy 1MDB’s power assets at lofty prices. Adding to the woes of the local market was in the afternoon session on news about the fall in European equities, tracking Friday's losses on Wall Street, on growing worries about Greece. At close, the FBM KLCI stood at 1,767.38 points, after hovering between 1,764.63 and 1,787.64 throughout the day. Market breadth was negative with losers outpacing gainers by 808 to 129, while 224 counters were unchanged. Total volume rose to 1.85 billion units worth RM1.9 billion from 1.59 billion units worth RM1.94 billion recorded last Friday.

FBM KLCI - 20150522wkStocks on Bursa Malaysia ended lower last Friday as foreign funds took profits in selected blue chips, led by Tenaga Nasional Berhad on concerns the state-controlled utility may take over 1Malaysia Development Berhad's (1MDB) power-generation assets. The local market bucked regional trends as most Asia Pacific bourses were in positive territory. The benchmark FBM KLCI fell 7.54 points or 0.42% to close at 1,787.5 after hovering between 1,780.11 and 1,798.46 throughout the day. On a weekly basis, the benchmark index shed 24.42 points from 1,811.92 previously. Losers outpaced gainers by 498 to 296, while 342 counters were unchanged. Total volume slipped to 1.59 billion units worth RM1.94 billion from 2.45 billion units worth RM2.28 billion on Thursday. Weekly turnover rose to 10.26 billion units worth RM9.94 billion from 6.66 billion units worth RM8.95 billion, previously.