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Blue chips extend gains, Asian markets inch higher


KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips extended their gains for the second day early Friday, thanks to the positive key Asian bourses, with plantations and Petronas Dagangan shoring up the FBM KLCI but profit taking could set in later.

At 9.17am, the KLCI was up 3.94 points or 0.23% to 1,682.82. Turnover was 422.24 million shares valued at RM120.67mil. There were 238 gainers, 87 losers and 179 counters unchanged.

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