KUALA LUMPUR: Asian and Pacific markets were mixed in the middle of morning trade with Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 up 1.57% to 8,723.78 on continued bad news from the auto industry and falling oil prices.
The region’s bourses were also affected by the lower closing and thin trading of major US and European indices.
The KLCI was down 2.91 points to 870.52 at 10.30am while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index fell 1.96% to 14,335.37 and Shanghai’s A Share Index slumped 2.22% to 1,943.56.
Sydney’s S&P/ASX 200 Index and Singapore’s Straits Times Index were both down 0.54% and 0.44% to 3,538.30 and 1,737.96 respectively.
At Bursa Malaysia, there were 67 gainers, 191 losers while 111 counters were traded unchanged. There were 67.58 million shares traded with a total value of RM45.43mil.
United Plantations was 80 sen lower to RM10.70 while Aeon was down 52 sen to RM3.62, Petronas Dagangan fell 20 sen RM6.75 and KPJ Healthcare lost 13 sen to RM2.52.