Bursa Malaysia ends higher, bucking market of regional peers

THE Kuala Lumpur stock market ended on a positive note today, propelled by buys in the ACE Market, dealers said.

At 5 pm, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) bucked the downtrend in regional markets, rising 9.09 points to 1,584.93 from 1,575.84 at Thursday’s close.

The index opened 4.34 points higher at 1,580.18 and moved between 1,573.84 and 1,584.93 throughout the day.

On the broader market, however, losers edged past gainers 653 to 581, while 411 counters were unchanged, 531 untraded and 10 others suspended.

Total volume was easier at 14.36 billion units worth RM6.36 bil compared with 14.49 billion units worth RM6.73 bil yesterday.

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