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Stocks on Bursa Malaysia ended mixed yesterday with the benchmark FBM KLCI closed firmer bolstered by regional funds taking advantage of the local market’s defensiveness, and there was also some cosmetic dressing ahead of the closing of the year. The FBM KLCI closed 6.48 points or 0.44% higher at 1,491.46. The general market saw losers overwhelmed gainers by 455 to 290 while 336 counters closed unchanged. Turnover was lower with 1.204 billion shares worth RM1.017 billion changed hands compared with 1.655 billion shares worth RM1.321 million on Wednesday. 

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Stocks on Bursa Malaysia ended mixed yesterday amid gains in selected blue-chips which bucked regional and global trends where markets were generally down following the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il. The FBM KLCI rose 11.56 points or 0.79% higher to close at 1,477.78. It had opened 0.56 of a point higher at 1,466.78 from last Friday’s closing. Losers led gainers by 445 to 315 while 283 counters were unchanged. Turnover was lower at 1.6 billion shares worth RM1.03 billion from 1.8 billion shares worth RM1.33 billion on last Friday.

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Stocks on Bursa Malaysia ended mixed yesterday amid selective buying and profit-taking capping the rise. Negative vibes from abroad dent sentiment across the region as major US equity indices overnight fell between 1.1% and 1.5%, while persistent worries that Europe would not be able to prevent the sovereign debt crisis from spreading further, triggered the regional markets downtrend. At the close, the FBM KLCI rose 0.99 of a point or 0.1% to 1,464.11 after opening 3.25 points lower at 1,458.10. Losers led gainers by 380 to 346 while 314 counters were unchanged. Turnover was higher at 1.6 billion shares valued at RM1.25 billion from Wednesday’s 1.5 billion shares worth RM1.08 billion.

KLCI_20111208Stocks on Bursa Malaysia ended broadly lower yesterday as wobbly external sentiments continued to weigh on the local bourse. Investors were cautious and stayed on the sidelines awaiting the outcome of European policymakers’ meeting this week, and economic data from Japan and Australia that signaled the global economy is slowing also influenced the local equity market sentiment. The FBM KLCI fell 10.07 points or 0.68% to close at 1,472.92 after opening 5.24 points lower at 1,477.75. Losers led gainers by 447 to 300 while 287 counters were unchanged. A total of 1.622 billion shares worth RM1.175 billion were traded compared with Wednesday’s 2.088 billion shares valued at RM1.770 billion.

KLCI_20111206Stocks on Bursa Malaysia ended broadly lower yesterday in line with regional bourses influenced by the bearish sentiments following Standard & Poor’s downgrade warning on Europe. S&P warned that it would downgrade 15 Euro-zone countries en masse if European leaders failed to produce a credible plan to solve the region’s debt crisis at a summit later this week. The FBM KLCI fell 9.03 points or 0.61% to close at 1,480.92 after opening 5.14 points lower at 1,484.81. Losers led gainers by 493 to 255 while 281 counters were unchanged. A total of 2.261 billion shares worth RM1.304 billion were transacted compared with Monday’s 2.329 billion shares valued at RM1.333 billion.