FBM KLCI - 20150507Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed lower yesterday in tandem with regional peers with the benchmark FBM KLCI ended lower ahead of the interest rate decision by Bank Negara Malaysia in the evening. Late fund selling of heavyweights Tenaga Nasional and Sime Darby and other key index linked stocks dragged the FBM KLCI down nearly 16 points to its lowest since March 23. At close, the benchmark index was 15.87 points, or 0.87%, lower at 1,805.1, after hitting an intraday high of 1,818.79 earlier in the day. Losers led gainers 437 to 319, with 360 counters unchanged. Total volume fell to 1.55 billion shares worth RM1.97 billion from Wednesday’s 1.92 billion shares worth RM1.79 billion.

FBM KLCI - 20150506Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed broadly lower yesterday with the benchmark FBM KLCI ended the day in negative territory on selling activities in selected heavyweights led by Petronas-related counters. The weaker Bursa Malaysia was in tandem with regional peers, following a selloff in global sovereign bonds. At close, the index was 6.45 points or 0.35% lower at 1,820.97 after fluctuating between 1,813.01 and 1,824.21 throughout the day. Losers led gainers 454 to 353, with 312 counters unchanged. Total volume rose to 1.92 billion shares worth RM1.79 billion from 1.82 billion shares worth RM1.93 billion on Tuesday.

FBM KLCI - 20150505Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed mixed yesterday with the benchmark FBM KLCI closed higher, lifted by gains in selected heavyweights led by Petronas Chemicals and Genting. Key Asian markets were cautious after the Shanghai Composite Index fell more than 4%, fuelled by media reports of tougher margin requirements by some brokerages. At close, the FBM KLCI rose 9.15 points or 0.5% to 1,827.42 after fluctuating between 1,818.16 and 1,830.9 throughout the day. Losers led gainers by 434 to 362 with 321 counters unchanged. Total volume rose to 1.82 billion shares worth RM1.93 billion from last Thursday’s 1.52 billion shares worth RM2.17 billion.

FBM KLCI - 20150430wkStocks on Bursa Malaysia closed lower last Thursday for the fourth consecutive day on profit taking ahead of the long weekend for Labour Day and Wesak Day on Friday and Monday respectively. At close, the benchmark FBM KLCI fell 24.66 points or 1.34% to 1,818.27 after fluctuating between 1,818.27 and 1,841.06 throughout the day. On a Friday-to-Thursday basis, the benchmark FBM KLCI declined 44.31 points or 2.38% from 1,862.58 on previous Friday. Gainers led losers by 422 to 372, while 329 counters were unchanged. Total volume decreased to 1.52 billion shares worth RM2.17 billion from Wednesday’s 1.59 billion shares worth RM1.9 billion. Weekly turnover declined to 7.40 billion units worth RM8.27 billion from last Friday’s 12.99 billion units worth RM10.42 billion.

FBM KLCI - 20150429Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed lower yesterday in line with Asian bourses as traders turned cautious ahead of the US Federal Reserve’s (Fed) policy meeting which will indicate the interest rate’s direction, and late selling pressure on Petronas Dagangan and Petronas Chemicals and other heavyweights sent the FBM KLCI down more by 12.13 points or 0.65% to 1,842.93, after fluctuating between 1,842.84 and 1,855.46 throughout the day while trading volume declined. Gainers led losers marginally 410 to 407, while 324 counters were unchanged. Total volume decreased to 1.59 billion shares worth RM1.9 billion from Tuesday’s 2.17 billion shares worth RM2.15 billion.