FBM KLCI - 20150521Stocks on Bursa Malaysia ended lower yesterday on profit-taking activities and subdued buying support in line with regional bourses. The unveiling of the 11th Malaysia Plan to steer the country towards a developed nation by 2020 did not provide the spark for the equities market due to weaker external sentiment, as investors remained on the sidelines, adopting a wait-and-see approach. At close, the benchmark FBM KLCI fell 15.07 points or 0.83% to 1,795.04, after hovering between 1,793.34 and 1,810.71 throughout the day. Losers thumped gainers by 628 to 259, with 284 counters unchanged. Total volume was higher at 2.45 billion units worth RM2.28 billion from Wednesday’s 1.92 billion shares worth RM1.94 billion.

FBM KLCI - 20150520Stocks on Bursa Malaysia traded sideways yesterday on lack of catalysts in line with most regional markets, as markets will look at the US Federal Reserve meeting minutes later in the night for any indication of an early rate hike. At close, the benchmark FBM KLCI settled at 1,810.11, up 0.39 point or 0.02%, after fluctuating between 1,807.95 and 1,812.59 throughout the day. Losers outpaced gainers by 413 to 341, with 350 counters unchanged. Total volume stood at 1.92 billion shares worth RM1.94 billion, down from Tuesday’s 2.09 billion units worth RM1.99 billion.

FBM KLCI - 20150519Stocks on Bursa Malaysia ended lower today on profit taking amid declining crude oil prices and a weaker ringgit against the US dollar. The market also reacted to news of the delay in the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development’s refinery complex, which affected Petronas Gas’ shares today. The benchmark FBM KLCI fell 13.78 points or 0.76% to 1,809.72, after hovering between 1,808.07 and 1,819.58 throughout the day. Losers outpaced gainers by 406 to 360, while 343 counters were unchanged. Total volume slipped to 2.09 billion units worth RM1.99 billion from 2.2 billion units worth RM1.78 billion on Monday.

FBM KLCI - 20150518Stocks on Bursa Malaysia close higher yesterday, lifted by bargain-hunting activities amid technical rebound. The local market was in the midst of positive sentiments from last Friday’s 2015 first quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) announcement, coupled with the upcoming 11th Malaysia Plan to be unveiled by the government on Thursday. The benchmark FBM KLCI rose 11.58 points or 0.64% to 1,823.5, after hovering between 1,808.79 and 1,823.5 throughout the day. Gainers outpaced losers by 459 to 347 with 301 counters unchanged. Total volume rose to 2.2 billion shares worth RM1.78 billion from 1.74 billion units worth RM1.84 billion on Friday.

FBM KLCI - 20150515wkStocks on Bursa Malaysia ended higher last Friday following a string of positive local economic data including a strong first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 5.6%. The GDP numbers and industrial production index (IPI), which rebounded in March to 6.9% year-on-year from a seasonally weak Lunar New Year month, suggested resilient economic output despite the volatility seen in the ringgit and commodity prices. The benchmark FBM KLCI rose 4.37 points or 0.24% to 1,811.92, after hovering between 1,802.05 and 1,811.92 throughout the day. On a weekly basis, the FBM KLCI rose 4.27 points or 0.23% from 1,807.65 previously. Gainers led losers 411 to 358, with 334 counters unchanged. Total volume rose to 1.74 billion units worth RM1.84 billion from Thursday’s 1.57 billion units worth RM1.79 billion. Weekly turnover declined to 6.81 billion units, worth RM8.94 billion, from 6.81 billion units, worth RM7.63 billion, previously.