Bursa Malaysia ends strong, KLCI jumps to 15-month high

CONTINUED optimism over COVID-19 vaccine and improved risk-appetite saw Bursa Malaysia ending at a more than 15-month high.

At 5 pm, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) jumped 29.54 points to 1,628.26, with gains seen practically across the board.

The index opened 2.41 points higher at 1,601.13 from Wednesday’s close of 1,598.72. It moved between 1,628.26 and 1,599.36 throughout the day.

On the broader market, gainers trumped losers 907 to 401, while 410 counters were unchanged, 416 untraded and 25 others suspended.

Volume increased to 12.37 billion units worth RM6.17 bil from 9.22 billion units worth RM5.43 bil yesterday. – Dec 3, 2020

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