MIXED IN CAUTIOUS TRADING
Malaysia ended mixed in cautious trading as gains in key heavyweights were offset by losses in small-cap stocks.
The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) ended at 1,765.34, up 0.45 of-a-point from yesterday’s close of 1,764.89. After opening 0.5 of-a-point lower at 1,764.39.
On the broader market, losers thumped gainers 680 to 235, with 348 counters unchanged, 510 untraded and 42 suspended.
Volume increased to 2.61 billion units valued at RM2.15 billion, from 2.31 billion units valued at RM1.86 billion yesterday.
Heavyweights, Maybank eased four sen to RM9.36, Public Bank added four sen to RM20.06 and TNB gained six sen to RM13.78.
Of the actives, Hibiscus Petroleum was 5.5 sen higher at 46.5 sen, Luster Industries fell 1.5 sen to 12 sen and AirAsia X lost one sen to 39.5 sen.