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BURSA MALAYSIA: Bursa Ends Morning Session Lower
Last update: 13/10/2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13†(Bernama) --††Bursa Malaysia ended the morning session lower today, weighed down by losses in selected heavyweight stocks, led by Axiata and Public bank, dealers said.

At 12.30 pm,†the key FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI†(FBM KLCI) fell 2.08†points to†1,751.92, after moving between 1,752.62†and 1,756.17†throughout the morning session.

It†opened††two points higher†at 1,756.00†from†Thursday\'s close of 1,754.00

On the broader market,†losers led†gainers 367†to 348†with 372†counters unchanged, 773†untraded and 35†others†suspended.

Turnover stood at 1.77†billion shares worth RM808.69†million.

A dealer said share prices on major Asian stock markets†continued†to hold†firm†on Friday†on†expectations of global growth, but still†cautious†ahead of†the release of US and Chinese economic data, as well as the Chinese Communist Party Congress next week.

It†was also amid the softer performance of Wall Street which retreated†due to unexciting US financial sector results, he added.

On Bursa Malaysia, heavyweight stocks closed the morning session†mixed, with†losses in finance†trade and services stocks†being†the main contributors weighing†down the FBM KLCI.

Regionally, Japan\'s Nikkei 225 rose†1.21†per cent to 21,207.92, Hong Kong\'s Hang Seng†edged up 0.03†per cent to†28,468.76,†South Korea\'s Kospi†added†0.06†per cent to 2,476.29, the Singapore†Straits Times index gained†0.45†per cent to 3,318.03, while†the Shanghai Stock Exchange bagged†0.15†per cent to 3,391.16.

Of the heavyweights, TNB added two sen to RM9.51,†Petronas†Chemicals gained one†sen †to RM7.3,†Maybank†and†Sime†Darby eased two†sen each to RM9.51†and RM9.0 respectively,†while†Public Bank shed four†sen to RM20.52.

Among active counters, NetX Holding†edged up†half-a-sen to 6.5 sen,†Prinsiptek†Corporation†improved† 2.5 sen to 18 sen,†Asia Bioenergy†added two sen to 22.5 sen, while†Sumatec†and††Borneo Oil were flat at 5.5 sen and 9.5 sen respectively.

The FBM Emas Index shed 13.36 points to 12,553.15, the FBMT 100 Index slid 13.35†points to†12,198.36†and the FBM Emas Shariah Index lost 10.05†points to 12,840.20 and†the FBM 70 slipped 12.57†points to 15,197.38.

The FBM Ace rose 26.09†points to 6,961.46.

Sector-wise, the Plantation Index bagged†2.15†points to†7,946.52, the Industrial Index eased†0.38 of a†point†to 3,212.26, and†the†Finance Index was 6.53 points lower†at†16,502.59.

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