KLCI_20111018

Stocks on Bursa Malaysia ended lower yesterday in line with other regional bourses as investors took profits on the back of heightened Euro-zone debt crisis worries. Heavyweights such as Sime Darby and Tenaga, which contribute significant weightage to the FBM KLCI, were among the top losers. The FBM KLCI ended the day 25.41 points or 1.73% lower at 1,439.94 after opening 5.77 points lower at 1,459.58. Losers led gainers by 705 to 145 while 173 counters were unchanged. Total market volume dropped to 1.36 billion shares, valued at RM1.37 billion, from Monday's 1.78 billion shares worth RM1.75 billion. 

KLCI_20111014

Stocks on Bursa Malaysia ended mixed to easier last Friday on profit-taking activities in blue-chip counters. The market's direction was underpinned by waned investor sentiment following weak Chinese trade data, and after Spain's long-term debt rating cut by Standards & Poor's, however, the undertone of the local bourse remained firm, while anticipation over talks of an impending general election saw some UMNO-related stocks recording gains. The FBM KLCI ended 2.44 points or 0.17% lower at 1,442.43 after opening 2.30 points higher at 1,447.17, week-on-week, the benchmark index gained 42.38 points, or 3%, from previous Friday’s 1,400.05. Losers led gainers by 368 to 365 while 260 counters were unchanged. Turnover declined to 1.074 billion shares valued at RM1.223 billion from 1.506 million shares worth RM1.957 billion registered on Thursday. Weekly turnover increased to 5.305 billion shares worth RM6.485 billion from 4.08 billion shares worth RM6.17 billion last week. 

KLCI_20111012

Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed on a firmer note yesterday, in tandem with the rebound in share prices on most regional markets. The local bourse received a boost after China's shares rebounded and on anticipated hopes that Slovakia would enact a Euro-zone rescue fund by the end of this week. The local equity market was buoyed by the sentiment of optimism in the region, including China's move to buy bank shares. A bullish anticipation that the general elections will be soon, also contributed to the market's performance yesterday. The benchmark FBM KLCI rose 16.85 points or 1.19% to close at 1,428.5, after opening 2.75 points better at 1,414.4. Gainers thumped losers by 558 to 177 while 272 counters were unchanged. Turnover improved to 1.08 billion shares worth RM1.30 billion from the 1.06 billion shares worth RM1.38 billion on Tuesday. 

KLCI_20111011

Stocks on Bursa Malaysia staged a rebound yesterday to end firmer, after beginning the week in the red, and against a mixed global equity market. World stocks, which were on a rally yesterday, slipped into mixed trading with players cautious ahead of the European Union's bailout vote. The FBM KLCI rose 14.61 points or 1.05% to end at 1,411.65, after opening 9.95 points better at 1,406.99. Gainers thumped losers by 593 to 171 while 248 counters were unchanged. Turnover rose to 1.060 billion shares worth RM1.376 billion compared with 548 million shares worth RM632 million on Monday. 

KLCI_20111007

Stocks on Bursa Malaysia ended higher last Friday as the market reacted positively to the government's 2012 Budget. The market was bolstered by the government's move to liberalize 17 services sub-sectors in phases next year, which include private hospital services, medical and dental specialist services, engineering, accounting and taxation, and legal services. The Prime Minister also forecast Malaysia's GDP is to grow 5 to 6 per cent next year. Overall market sentiment was positive. The FBM KLCI rose 6.36 points to 1,400.05, and week-on-week, it gained 12.19 points or 0.93% from 1,387.13 the previous Friday. Gainers beat losers by 373 to 341 while 271 counters were unchanged. Turnover declined to 964.61 million shares worth RM1.31 billion from 994.17 million shares valued at RM1.39 billion on Thursday. Weekly volume decreased to 4.08 billion shares valued at RM6.17 billion from previous week’s 4.82 billion shares worth RM8.11 billion.