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PChem, Maybank underpin KLCI's gains


KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips extended their gains to close higher on Friday on fund buying of Petronas Chemicals and Maybank as hopes for a US-China trade resolution boosted investor sentiment.

At 5pm, the KLCI was up 9.25 points or 0.55% to 1,692.22. Turnover was 3.05 billion shares valued at RM2.12bil. There were 486 gainers, 369 losers and 365 counters uchanged.

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