Stocks on Bursa Malaysia ended lower yesterday as sentiment remained bearish amid concerns over a possible global economic recession. Regional markets also fell following weak China economic data and Europe and US debt crisis which were derailing growth in Asian countries. However, some bargain-hunting helped the FBM KLCI narrow losses with the market barometer closing 4.82 points or 0.34% easier at 1,433.17. Decliners led advancers by 450 to 281 while 271 counters were unchanged. Volume increased to 1.51 billion shares worth RM1.13 billion from 1.27 billion shares worth RM1.04 billion recorded on Tuesday.


Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed mostly lower yesterday as sentiment remained cautious on renewed fears of a global recession. The concern follows the delay in resolving the Euro-zone debt crisis and a heavy US budget deficit. However, bargain-hunting in selected heavyweights helped push the FBM KLCI into positive territory, closing 3.91 points or higher at 1,437.99. Decliners led advancers 398 to 327, while 298 counters were unchanged. Volume was lower at 1.27 billion shares worth RM1.04 billion from 1.42 billion shares worth RM1.16 billion on Monday. 


Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed sharply lower yesterday, reflecting the gloomy sentiment in regional markets that remained concerned with the unresolved Euro-zone debt crisis. The bearish statement made by China’s vice-premier, Wang Qishan, that the global economic outlook remained grim and of an impending global recession also affected the market. The FBM KLCI fell 20.32 points or 1.40% to 1,434.08 after opening 2.64 points lower at 1,451.76. Decliners led advancers by 661 to 176 while 194 counters were unchanged. Total volume decreased to 1.416 billion shares worth RM1.161 billion from 1.462 billion shares worth RM1.196 billion last Friday. 


Stocks on Bursa Malaysia remained in the red at the end of trading last Friday with the benchmark index closing lower as investors remained cautious on the possibility of slower growth for the local economy. The FBM KLCI ended 11.07 points, or 0.75% lower at 1,454.40. On a week-to-week basis, the FBM KLCI declined 14.35 points from previous Friday's closing of 1,468.75. Decliners led advancers by 588 to 197, while 258 counters were unchanged. Turnover declined to 1.46 billion shares, worth RM1.20 billion from Thursday’s 1.586 billion shares valued at RM1.175 billion. Total weekly volume rose to 10.924 billion shares worth RM7.286 billion from 9.203 billion units valued at RM6.049 billion the previous week.


Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed broadly lower yesterday as late selling pressure on some of the key heavyweights pushed the FBM KLCI to close at its day low yesterday, reflecting investor concerns about weaker global sentiments. Losses were mostly seen in banking and plantation stocks as the market fell for the second consecutive day. The FBM KLCI dropped 11.37 points, or 0.77%, to close at 1,465.47 after opening 1.32 points lower at 1,475.52. Losers led gainers by 378 to 344 while 288 counters were unchanged. Turnover fell to 1.586 billion shares valued at RM1.175 billion from 2.03 billion shares worth RM1.47 billion on Wednesday.