FBM KLCI ends lower in line with regional peers

KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia ended Friday on a lower note, with no notable market-moving factors in play.

The FBM KLCI closed down 2.47 points, or 0.16% at 1,551.04 after hitting an intraday high of 1,556.64. For the week, the benchmark index was down 0.27%.

Daily losers for FBM KLCI constituents at 16 counters outweigh the gainers at 11 counters, while three remained unchanged.

On the broader market, there were 580 gainers against 515 decliners while 470 counters unchanged. Trading volume was brisk at 3.9 billion shares valued at RM3bil.

Among the losers, Allianz tumbled 98 sen to RM21.22, Heineken slid 38 sen to RM23.30, Kuala Lumpur Kepong lost 22 sen to RM22.78 and Panasonic Manufacturing fell 20 sen to RM19.16.

United Plantations jumped 48 sen to RM24.80, Nestle added 40 sen to RM122.90, Oriental Holdings rose 39 sen to RM7.15 and Dufu rose 29 sen to RM2.22.

Meanwhile, Theta Edge hit a limit up rising 29.55%, or 39 sen to RM1.71 with 17.37 million shares traded.

Around the region, MSCI's Asia ex-Japan index was lower by 1.13%.

Japan’s Nikkei 225 closed 0.21% higher at 39,523.55 while South Korea’s Kospi closed down 0.93% at 2,681.82.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was down 2.18%, at 16,721.69 and China’s CSI 300 index edged down 0.81% to 3,475.84.

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