BLUE CHIPS LIFT MARKET
GAINS in heavyweights lifted the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) to close higher for the second consecutive day yesterday amid weak sentiment in the broader market.
The index ended 5.48 points higher at 1,770.61 against Tuesday’s close of 1,765.13 after moving between 1,767.80 and 1,771.32 throughout the day.
Of the heavyweights, Petronas Chemicals gained five sen to RM6.98, Genting Bhd jumped nine sen to RM9.75, Axiata and Maxis were three sen higher at RM4.69 and RM5.73, respectively, and Digi was flat at RM4.81.
Among actives, Frontken improved one sen to 40.5 sen, IFCA MSC rose 1.5 sen to 41 sen, JAG edged up half-a-sen to 15 sen, while AT Systematization was flat at four sen. Bernama