Bursa Malaysia ends mixed amid weak regional sentiment

BURSA Malaysia ended the week mixed with buying in selected heavyweights and commodity-related stocks amid the negative sentiment on regional markets, said an analyst.

At 5pm, the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) rose 2.81 points, or 0.18%, to 1,547.57 from Thursday’s (April 18) close of 1,544.76.

The benchmark index, which opened 1.54 points better at 1,546.30, moved between 1,545.90 and 1,552.45 throughout the trading session.

The market breadth was negative with decliners thumping gainers 918 to 289, while 416 counters were unchanged, 753 untraded, and 23 others suspended.

Turnover increased to 4.71 billion units worth RM3.40 bil from 3.84 billion units worth RM2.62 bil on Thursday.  – April 19, 2024

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