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Bursa Malaysia lower at mid-morning
Last update: 06/12/2021

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 6 -- Bursa Malaysia widened its losses at mid-morning, dragged down mainly by healthcare-related and technology counters.

At 11.10 am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) declined 7.09 points to 1,494.65 compared to 1,501.74 at Thursday’s close.

The market bellwether opened 1.92 points higher at 1,503.66 but declined about 4.78 points after about half an hour. 

On the broader market, losers outpaced gainers 573 to 242, while 355 counters were unchanged, 1,106 untraded, and 20 others suspended.

Turnover stood at 1.35 billion units valued at RM907.77 million.

Top Glove led the downtrend among the heavyweights, losing 21 sen to RM2.60, followed by Hartalega which fell 25 sen to RM5.93.

Petronas Gas dropped 22 sen to RM16.36 and Petronas Chemicals declined nine sen to RM8.40. 

IHH was five sen higher at RM6.63 and Maybank rose eight sen to RM8.03.

Of the actives, EA Holdings was flat at two sen, Impiana Hotels gained half-a-sen to nine sen, ATA IMS eased half-a-sen to 44 sen, and VS Industry expanded eight sen to RM1.23.

On the index board, the FBM Emas Index gave up 47.45 points to 10,891.46, the FBMT 100 Index slid 46.95 points to 10,598.80, and the FBM Emas Shariah Index was 95.13 points weaker at 11,819.77.

The FBM 70 erased 49.20 points to 14,080.83 and the FBM ACE dipped 111.37 points to 6,302.21.

Sector-wise, the Industrial Products and Services Index shed 1.02 points to 191.95, the Financial Services Index improved 44.79 points to 15,020.90, and the Plantation Index trimmed 0.43 of-a-point to 6,474.98.





100 Yen3.7752/7805
Source: Bank Negara Malaysia

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