Stocks on Bursa Malaysia ended higher yesterday, extending gains from the day before, ahead of today's 2012 Budget announcement. Overall market sentiment remained positive, and almost all sectors regained strength after the recent losses with consumer and finance stocks leading the market recovery. The FBM KLCI ended 18.02 points steadier at 1,393.69 after opening 5.5 points higher at 1,381.17. Market breadth was positive with gainers led losers by 535 to 186 while 257 counters were unchanged. Turnover rose to 994.17 million shares, valued at RM1.39 billion, from Wednesday's 697.59 million shares worth RM1.09 billion. 


Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed lower on selling pressure yesterday, following Wall Street's slump last week. The bourse was dragged down by weak regional market sentiment, as the market is concerned about the global economy as it may be heading for another recession as Europe's debt crisis worsens and US economic growth slows. The FBM KLCI fell 19.61 points, or 1.41%, to close at 1,367.52 after opening 5.32 points lower at 1,381.81. Decliners thumped advancers by 560 to 167 while 201 counters were unchanged. Turnover declined to 631.32 million shares worth RM1.14 billion from 1.1 billion shares worth RM1.85 billion last Friday. 


Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed mostly higher in choppy trading last Friday. However, sentiment remained cautious in view of the poor performance in regional markets which were affected by the weak global economic outlook. This is in spite of positive US economic news and support given by the German authorities to increase Eurozone rescue funds. The FBM KLCI fell 0.33 point to close at 1,387.13 after opening 3.12 points higher at 1,390.58, and week-on-week, it gained 21.19 points or 1.55% from 1,365.94 registered on previous Friday. Gainers beat losers by 389 to 377, while 271 counters were unchanged. Turnover increased to 1.099 billion shares worth RM1.848 billion from 920.957 million shares worth RM1.366 billion on Thursday. Weekly volume increased to 4.825 billion shares, worth RM8.11 billion, from previous week’s 4.039 billion shares, worth RM7.481 billion. 


Stocks on Bursa Malaysia ended broadly higher yesterday in tandem with the rebound on other Asian equity markets, driven by hope that German authorities would approve an increase in Euro zone rescue funds. The FBM KLCI closed 15.91 points or 1.16% higher at 1,387.46 after opening at 1,361.43. Gainers beat losers by 513 to 229 with 228 counters unchanged. Turnover was higher at 920.957 million shares, worth RM1.366 billion, from 850.054 million shares, worth RM1.517 billion, registered on Wednesday. 


Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed marginally higher yesterday on gains in selected heavyweights. Cautious sentiments, however, still prevailed in Asian markets as investors awaited news of a concrete resolution to Europe's debt crisis, particularly in Greece. The FBM KLCI gained 7.35 points or 0.54% to close at 1,371.55. It opened 3.20 points higher at 1,367.40. Gainers outnumbered losers by 407 to 304 while 275 counters were unchanged. Turnover fell to 850.054 million shares worth RM1.517 billion from 908.813 million shares worth RM1.595 billion on Tuesday.