Bursa Malaysia bucks regional trend, ends higher at closing

BURSA Malaysia ended the week higher, extending gains for the third day running today, bucking the regional trend, on continued buying support in the telecommunications and media sectors.

At 5 pm, the FBM KLCI ended 9.85 points firmer at 1,612.25 compared with Thursday’s close of 1,602.40.

The index opened 12.55 points higher at 1,614.95, and moved between 1,605.37 and 1,615.49   throughout the session.

However, on the broader market, losers beat gainers 558 versus 511, while 453 counters were unchanged, 636 untraded and nine others suspended.

Total volume decreased to 6.58 billion shares valued at RM4.14 bil from 7.6 billion shares valued at RM4.89 bil on Thursday. – April 9, 2021

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