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Blue chips close higher, ringgit firmer, crude oil up


KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips closed higher on Friday, in line with most key Asian markets, while supporting investor sentiment were a firmer ringgit and rebound in crude oil prices.

At 5pm, the KLCI was up 4.34 points or 0.26% to 1,683.22. Turnover was 2.89 billion shares valued at RM2.17bil. There were 569 gainers, 294 losers and 341 counters unchanged.

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