Bursa Malaysia ends lower in muted trading ahead of long weekend on Friday

BURSA Malaysia ended marginally lower on Friday in a relatively quiet market ahead of the long weekend, with selling primarily observed in banking, gaming, and plantation stocks.

At 5pm, the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) dipped 1.20 points to 1,454.38 from yesterday’s (Dec 21) close of 1,455.58.

The FBM KLCI opened 1.18 points firmer at 1,456.76 and moved between 1,451.99 and 1,457.86 throughout the day.

In the broader market, losers outpaced gainers 425 to 411, while 484 counters were unchanged, 986 untraded and 12 others suspended.

Turnover fell to 2.97 billion units worth RM1.84 bil from 3.06 billion units worth RM2.09 bil yesterday. – Dec 22, 2023

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