KEY INDEX UP 9.47 POINTS
BURSA Malaysia closed higher yesterday with the key index breaching the 1,750-level mark on consistent buying in most heavyweights, namely finance, trade and services as well as the lower liners, said dealers.
The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) gained 9.47 points to close at 1,754.42 from Monday’s close of 1,744.95.
The index opened 5.65 points higher at 1,750.60 and moved between 1,748.65 and 1,756.27 throughout the day.
Volume eased to 3.06 billion units worth RM2.41 billion from 3.97 billion units valued at RM2.48 billion registered on Monday.
Petronas Dagangan which rose RM1.06 to RM24.84 was the top contributor to the composite index, followed by Genting which gained 25 sen to RM9.75.
Among the heavyweights, Maybank added three sen to RM9, while TNB rose four sen to RM13.74.
As for actives, Scomi added 2.5 sen to 20.5 sen, while Dataprep gained five sen to 60 sen. Bernama