MALAYSIA’S STOCK MARKET STARTS 2019 WITH A BANG

KUALA LUMPUR – Bursa Malaysia welcomed the new year on a positive trend, in line with its regional peers, lifted mainly by buying in selected heavyweights, a dealer said.

At 9.02 am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) gained 3.01 points to 1,693.59 from Monday’s close of 1,690.58.

The index opened 2.93 points stronger at 1,693.51.

Market breadth was positive, as gainers thumped losers 113 to 47, while 104 counters were unchanged, 1,593 untraded and 20 others suspended.

Turnover stood at 42.01 million shares worth RM14.75 million.

The market was closed on Tuesday for New Year.

– Bernama

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