Investors still wary and FBM KLCI ends near flat

KUALA LUMPUR: The local bourse ended largely unchanged on Tuesday as investors treaded with caution.

The FBM KLCI closed up 0.73 of a point at 1,447.12. It traded within a range within a range of 3.46 points between an intra-day high of 1,447.72 and a low of 1,444.26 during the session.

In the broader market, decliners outnumbered losers 483 to 388, while 457 counters remained unchanged. Turnover stood at 3.28 billion shares worth RM2.4bil.

Nestle was the top loser, sliding RM1 to RM117.70, followed by Rapid, which fell 78 sen to RM26.42 and Harn Len, which declined 21.5 sen to 57.5 sen.

Among the gainers, Carlsberg added 22 sen to RM19.20, Hextar Technologies rose 20 sen to RM22, Inari gained 13 sen to RM2.96 and Hap Seng advanced 13 sen to RM4.75.

Among the banks, AmBank gained four sen to RM4.02, Maybank added two sen to RM9.07, Hong Leong Bank rose two sen to RM19.26, CIMB climbed one sen to RM5.79, RHB slid one sen to RM5.50 and Public Bank closed unchanged at RM4.25.

Around the region, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares ex-Japan was last up 0.55%.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was up 1.07% at 16,374.50 while China's Shanghai Composite index added 0.4% at 3,003.44 points.

Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose 0.16% to 32,843.70 and South Korea’s Kospi ended up 34.30 points, or 1.07%, to 3,250.21.

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