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Affin Hwang Research Upgrades Consumer, Autos, Cautious On Construction

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KUALA LUMPUR:- Affin Hwang Capital Research believes the newly formed government under Pakatan Harapan (PH) presents an opportunity as it is comprised of a group of senior ministers with strong credibility. It said on Friday that in the intial stage, there is the possibility of short-term capital outflows because of policy uncertainties. However, it pointed…

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Positive Sentiment Lift Bursa Higher In Early Trade

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KUALA LUMPUR – Bursa Malaysia opened higher in, early trade, today as last week’s positive sentiment continued to boost investor risk appetite, dealers said. At 9.02am, the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 0.94 of-a-point higher at 1,775.47 against Friday’s close of 1,774.53. The benchmark index opened 0.99 of a point better at 1,775.52.…

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Asian Markets, Bursa Malaysia Bruised By Trump’s Actions

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KUALA LUMPUR: Key Asian markets and Bursa Malaysia were bruised by US President Donald Trump’s controversial move to impose stringent curbs on travel to the US, making investors nervous about his policies. At 12.30pm, the KLCI was down 9.65 points or 0.57% to 1,676.71. Turnover was 606.65 million shares valued at RM544.03mil. Losers beat gainers…

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MIDF: Foreign Funds Sell RM481.7m Malaysian Equity

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian equity foreign fund flow turned negative again last week. The positive net foreign fund flow of the prior week, its first since before the US election in November, was regrettably short-lived, according to MIDF Equities Research. “The net amount sold by foreigners on Bursa last week was RM481.7mil compared to the prior…

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Bursa Malaysia Building Evacuated

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PETALING JAYA: The Bursa Malaysia building at Bukit Kewangan, Kuala Lumpur was evacuated on Friday due to a bomb threat. A source from the stock exchange told The Star Online that they had received a threat via a phone call. The building was evacuated soon after and trading on Bursa Malaysia continues as normal despite…

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Asia Shares Steady In Early Trade Monday

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SYDNEY: The U.S. dollar gained on the yen in Asia on Monday as investors unwound safe-haven trades in the wake of the failed coup in Turkey, while better U.S. economic news and the promise of central bank stimulus lent support to equities. The Turkish lira was quoted around 2.9675 <TRYTOM=D3> after the dollar climbed almost…

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Bursa Malaysia Opens Easier On Profit Taking

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KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia opened easier on the first day of the second half of the year on profit-taking in selected heavyweight counters led by PPB Group and Genting. At 9.05 am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 0.54 point lower at 1,653.54 from Thursday’s close of 1,654.08. The index opened 0.92 point weaker at…

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KLCI Slightly Up In Early Trade Today

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KUALA LUMPUR: Share prices on Bursa Malaysia opened slightly higher today with buying in heavyweights such as Maybank and IHH Healthcare, with the underlying sentiment remaining bearish. At 9.10 am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 2.44 points higher at 1,626.62 against Friday’s closing of 1,615.76. It opened 0.75 point higher 1,624.93. A dealer said…

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BURSA MALAYSIA: KL Shares Open Mixed

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KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia opened mixed Thursday despite the weaker overnight performance of Wall Street and as the US Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged. At 9.10 am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 0.64 of-a-point lower at 1,627.32 against Wednesday’s close of 1,627.96. It opened 0.91 of-a-point higher at 1,628.89. On…

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BURSA MALAYSIA: KL Shares Open Lower

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KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia opened lower Wednesday in tandem with the weaker overnight performance of Wall Street. At 9.10 am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 4.42 points lower at 1,621.69, against Tuesday’s close of 1,626.11. It opened 5.19 points easier at 1,620.92. JF Apex Research said the US markets declined overnight…

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BURSA MALAYSIA: KL Shares Open Lower

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KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia opened lower in line with the weaker global sentiment ahead of the US Federal Reserve (Fed) meeting this week and the United Kingdom’s referendum on its exit from the European Union on June 23. At 9.15am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 13.79 points lower at 1,627.43 against…

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BURSA MALAYSIA: KL Shares Open Lower But Turn Higher Soon After

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KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia opened lower this morning, but turned higher soon after, as traders showed some mild buying support, dealers said. At 9.05 am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 2.08 points up at 1,659.93 from last Wednesday’s close of 1,657.85. The index opened 0.32 of-a-point lower at 1,657.53. — BERNAMA

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FOREX: Ringgit Opens Lower Against Dollar

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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened lower against the US dollar Wednesday morning, on lack of demand and amid a stronger greenback. At 9.01 am, the local unit was quoted at 4.0640/0690 against the US dollar from 4.0550/0610 at 5 pm yesterday. A dealer said the market is also still clueless on whether the Federal Reserve…

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Bursa Malaysia Opens Marginally Higher

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KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia opened marginally higher today following an upbeat overnight performance by Wall Street and rising oil prices. At 9.08 am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 2.48 points better at 1,651.47 from yesterday’s close of 1,648.99 . The index opened 1.27 points higher at 1,650.26. — BERNAMA

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BURSA MALAYSIA: KL Shares Extend Gains To Open Higher

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KUALA LUMPUR: Share prices on Bursa Malaysia extended its gains to open higher Friday on continued buying momentum in selected heavyweights, dealers said. At 9.10 am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 3.25 points better at 1,633.78 after opening 3.22 points higher at 1,633.75. It closed 4.03 points higher at 1,630.53 on…

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FOREX: Ringgit Opens Lower Against US Dollar

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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened lower against the US dollar this morning on lack of buying interest for the local currency. At 9.02 am, the local unit was quoted at 4.1480/1570 against the US dollar from 4.1410/1480 at 5 pm on Wednesday. A dealer said, the US dollar remained steady against most emerging Asian currencies…

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BURSA MALAYSIA: KL Shares Open Easier

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KUALA LUMPUR: Share prices on Bursa Malaysia were easier at Wednesday’s opening on lack of demand, dealers said. At 9.20 am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 8.45 points lower at 1,624.94. The barometer index opened 8.64 points weaker at 1,624.75 from Tuesday’s close of 1,633.39. Market breadth was negative, with losers…

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BURSA MALAYSIA: Bursa Opens Lower

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KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia gave up gains from Wednesday to open lower Thursday on a lack of buying interest and in line with its weaker regional peers. At 9.10 am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 3.16 points weaker at 1,641.42 from yesterday’s close of 1,644.58. The index opened 4.49 points lower…

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BURSA MALAYSIA: Bursa Opens Higher

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KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia opened higher this morning following Barisan Nasional’s (BN) victory in the 11th Sarawak state election and in tracking the upbeat performance of Wall Street on Friday, dealers said. At 9.08 am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 1.84 points higher at 1,651.20 from Friday’s close of 1,649.36. At…

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BURSA MALAYSIA: Bursa Opens Lower

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KUALA LUMPUR: Share prices on Bursa Malaysia opened lower today on cautious trading, reversing Wednesday’s gains and following the downbeat overnight performance of Wall Street. At 9.03 am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 6.64 points lower at 1,650.94 from Wednesday’s close of 1,657.58, after opening 4.53 points weaker at 1,653.05. Market…

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BURSA MALAYSIA: Bursa Malaysia Opens Lower On Global Weakness

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KUALA LUMPUR: Share prices on Bursa Malaysia opened lower, tracking the weakness in global equity markets and easier oil prices, dealers said. At 9.05 am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 10.10 points lower at 1,641.34 from Tuesday’s close of 1,651.44, after opening 6.67 points weaker at 1,644.77. Market breadth was negative…

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BURSA MALAYSIA: Bursa Malaysia Mixed In Early Session

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KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia was mixed in the early session Monday on cautious trading and in line with the performance of other Asian bourses, as investors await policy decisions this week from the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan. At 9.05 am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 2.42 points…

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KL Shares Rebound From Lower Opening

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KUALA LUMPUR: Share prices rebounded at mid-morning from a lower opening today, as buyers started to nibble stocks in a market interspersed with mild profit-taking. At 11 am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) stood at 1,724.63, up 0.85 of-a-point from yesterday’s close of 1,724.63 after opening 1.32 points lower at 1,719.47. It…

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BURSA MALAYSIA: KL Shares Open On Easier Note

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KUALA LUMPUR: The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) opened easier Monday on mild profit-taking and as traders stayed on the sidelines, dealers said. At 9.17 am, the index stood at 1,711.89, down 6.51 points from Friday’s closing of 1,718.40. It had opened 2.21 points lower at 1,716.19. Affin Hwang Investment Bank Vice-President/Head of…

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BURSA MALAYSIA: KL Shares Open Lower In Early Trade

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KUALA LUMPUR: The bellwether FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) opened lower Tuesday morning, in line with the overnight losses on Wall Street and dampened by slumping crude oil prices, dealers said. At 9.11 am, the FBM KLCI eased 5.98 points to 1,719.26 from Monday’s close of 1,725.24. It had opened 0.28 of a point…

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BURSA MALAYSIA: FBM KLCI Opens Marginally Lower

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KUALA LUMPUR: The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) opened marginally lower today on subdued buying appetite following yesterday’s decline on the local bourse, dealers said. At 9 am, the index was 0.1 of a point easier at 1,690.82 against Tuesday’s close of 1,690.92 and in line with Bursa Malaysia’s regional peers. Gainers outpaced…

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BURSA MALAYSIA: KL Shares Open Lower But Rebound Thereafter

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KUALA LUMPUR: Share prices on Bursa Malaysia opened marginally lower Monday, but rebounded thereafter on fresh buying support in selected heavyweights, dealers said. The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) opened 0.34 of a point weaker at 1,696.2 to recover 4.42 points to 1,700.62 at 9.42 am. The index finished 5.63 points higher at…

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BURSA MALAYSIA: Petronas-linked Stocks Pressure FBM KLCI To Open Lower

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KUALA LUMPUR: The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) opened lower Wednesday morning, with Petronas-linked stocks among the top losers after oil prices edged lower. At 9.08 am, the FBM KLCI was 6.03 points easier at 1,681.83, versus Tuesday’s close of 1,687.86. It opened 6.55 points lower at 1,681.31. However, gainers outpaced losers 122…

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BURSA MALAYSIA: KL Shares Open Lower But Rebounds Thereafter

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KUALA LUMPUR: Share prices on Bursa Malaysia opened lower, extending Thursday’s losses, but rebounded thereafter on fresh buying support in selected heavyweights, dealers said. he benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) opened 1.72 points weaker at 1,686.48 but recovered 7.50 points to 1,695.70 at 9.10 am. The index finished 2.83 points easier at 1,688.20…

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BURSA MALAYSIA: Bursa Almost Flat In Early Trade

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KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia opened almost flat Thursday as its underlying fundamentals remained weak with investors waiting for more cues, especially from the banking sector. Major financial institutions such as Maybank and CIMB will announce their financial results later today. At 9.05 am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 0.54 of a…

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