Bursa Malaysia ends lower again at closing as regional peers

THE Kuala Lumpur stock market gave up early gains to close 1.22% lower today, mirroring the fall in most regional bourses, dealers said.

At 5 pm, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) dipped 19.45 points to 1,575.84 from 1,595.29 at Wednesday’s close.

The index opened 4.02 points higher at 1,599.31, its intraday high, and hit its lowest level of 1,575.84 at closing.

On the broader market, losers thumped gainers 823 to 448, while 392 counters were unchanged, 514 untraded and 10 others suspended.

Total volume was higher at 14.49 billion units worth RM6.73 bil compared with 10.13 billion units worth RM5.22 bil yesterday. – Feb 18, 2021

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