KL shares open lower

Business Times

KUALA LUMPUR: Share prices on Bursa Malaysia opened lower this morning in tandem with the easier Wall Street performance overnight.

At 9.24am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 4.97 points lower at 1,862.35 after opening 2.64 points easier at 1,864.68.

Decliners outpaced advancers 205 to 138, while 255 counters were unchanged, 1,009 untraded and 19 others were suspended.

Turnover stood at 495.83 million shares worth RM142.16 million.

The easier local market was also in tandem with its regional peers.

Japan's Nikkei 225 went down 1.3 per cent to 15,034.02, Hong Kong's Hang Seng trimmed 0.8 per cent to 24,387.56 and Singapore's Straits Times reduced 0.66 per cent to 3,292.37.

On the scoreboard, the Industrial Index slipped 16.37 points to 3,193.18 and the Finance Index fell 21.14 points to 17,319.76 but the Plantation Index increased 10.13 points to 8,961.85.

The FBM Emas Index declined 29.72 points to 13,036.05, the FBMT100 Index depreciated 29.21 points to 12,595.45, the FBM 70 shed 16.31 points to 14,333.4 while the FBM Ace eased 23.78 points to 7,158.5.

For heavyweights, CIMB rose six sen to RM6.96 and Sime Darby was flat at RM9.51.

Maybank shed two sen to RM9.98, Public Bank declined six sen to RM19.46, TNB lost eight sen to RM12.02 and Axiata was one sen lower at RM6.95.

Among actives, Globaltec and Luster Industries went up one sen to eight sen and 12 sen, respectively, PDZ Holdings edged up half-a-sen to 21 sen TMC Life Sciences increased 1.5 sen 48 sen.-- Bernama

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