Last-minute gains pushed Bursa to end higher on closing

SOME last-minute buying in TM, Maxis, Genting and Supermax counters helped Bursa Malaysia to end slightly higher today.

The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia (FBM KLCI) inched up 1.01 points to close at 1,624.97 versus Tuesday’s close of 1,623.96.

The index opened 1.65 points higher at 1,625.61 and fluctuated between 1,616.19 and 1,625.67 throughout the day.

On the broader market, gainers surpassed losers 624 to 513, while 441 counters were unchanged, 659 untraded and nine others suspended.

Total volume rose to 12.67 billion shares worth RM4.77 bil from Tuesday’s 11.88 billion shares worth RM5.56 bil. – March 17, 2021

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