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Bursa closes on firmer note, boost from Maxis, IHH


KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia closed Thursday on a firm note with fund buying seen again in Maxis, IHH and Petronas Chemical while trading volume continued to increase and the ringgit extended its gains against the US dollar.

At 5pm, the KLCI was up 11.05 points or 0.66% to 1,678.88. Turnover rose to 3.45 billion shares valued at RM2.66bil, reflecting the lower quality buying interest. The broader market was mixed with 435 gainers, 435 losers and 361 counters unchanged.

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