Bursa Malaysia bucks regional peers to end higher at closing

ON the index board, the FBM Emas Index rose 28.51 points to 11,723.77 and the FBMT 100 Index gained 31.98 points to 11,430.55.

The FBM Emas Shariah Index was 54.41 points lower at 12,881.42, the FBM 70 dropped 156.16 points to 15,192.49 and the FBM ACE tumbled 181.96 points to 10,226.03.

Sector-wise, the Financial Services Index soared 237.26 points to 15,690.0, the Industrial Products and Services Index was 2.56 points better at 187.40, while the Plantation Index fell 47.63 points to 7,115.79.  

Main Market volume rose to 7.42 billion shares worth RM5.60 bil from last Friday’s 5.77 billion shares worth RM4.46 bil.     

Warrants turnover increased to 553.03 million units worth RM105.58 mil from 443.22 million units worth RM94.73 mil previously.   

Volume on the ACE Market improved to 1.83 billion shares worth RM571.06 mil from 1.78 billion shares worth RM594.34 mil last week.   

Consumer products and services accounted for 1.12 billion shares traded on the Main Market, industrial products and services (1.44 billion), construction (270.21 million), technology (1.58 billion), SPAC (nil), financial services (247.22 million), property (316.09 million), plantations (44.35 million), REITs (15.85 million), closed/fund (49,900), energy (1.72 billion), healthcare (86.22 million), telecommunications and media (96.74 million), transportation and logistics (425.56 million), and utilities (55.98 million). – Mar 8, 2021

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