BOURSES CLOSE ON BULLISH NOTE
BURSA Malaysia and other regional bourses, closed on bullish note yesterday, thanks to the US Federal Reserve's (Fed) second interest rate hike and higher oil prices, said dealers.
The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) jumped 19.78 points to close at 1,737.14 from Wednesday’s close of 1,717.36. It opened 8.98 points higher at 1,726.34 and moved between 1,726.12 and 1,738.02 throughout the day.
On the broader market, gainers outpaced losers by 666 to 286, with 446 counters flat, 316 untraded and 27 others suspended.
Among the heavyweights, Maybank rose 10 sen to RM8.85, Tenaga added four sen to RM13.72 and Public Bank gained two sen to RM19.88.
Of the actives, Priceworth International added one sen to 21 sen, Vivocom rose half-a-sen to 16 sen and Matang and Iris were 1.5 sen better each at 14 sen and 15 sen, respectively. Bernama