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The local stock market continued to surge strongly yesterday, propelling the KLSE Composite Index (CI) briefly above 800 points before profit-taking pulled it back below the psychologically important mark.
THE Securities Commission (SC) will undertake direct supervision of the KLSE after its demutualisation and listing, the exchange's executive chairman Datuk Mohd Azlan Hashim said. A regulatory framework would be formulated and established for this purpose, he said.
GLOBAL equity markets have fared well so far this year, with Asian bourses being the major winners, thanks to the influx of foreign investment to the region.
THE local stock market has ended the third quarter on a positive note, closing 6% higher yesterday in active trade and raising hopes the next three months would see the KLSE Composite Index (CI) rising to around the 800-point level.
THE buoyant market sentiment in the third quarter and resultant rise in trading volume on the KLSE augur well for the bottom lines of stockbroking companies.
THE value of shares traded in the third quarter surged to RM903.7mil from RM899.6mil in the second quarter, although the number of shares traded in the three months to Sept 30, at 582.7 million, was lower than the 601.6 million in the second quarter.
THE surge in oil and gas stocks on the KLSE appears to be losing steam - at least temporarily - as most of these counters closed substantially lower yesterday. And this dampened overall sentiment in the market, dragging the KLSE benchmark Composite Index (CI) six points lower to 736.