Share price turn mixed at mid-morning in sync with regional bourses

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 29 – Share prices on Bursa Malaysia turned mixed at mid-morning today in sync with the performance of other regional bourses, dealers said.

At 11.12am, the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) rose 2.31 points to 1,639.44, after opening 7.89 points higher at 1,645.02.

Regionally, Japan’s Nikkei improved 68.63 points to 10,892.94, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng lost 22.05 points to 23,649.83 and Singapore’s Straits Times slipped 0.24 of a point to 3,273.67.

On Bursa, the Finance Index chalked up 19.69 points to 14,904.08, the Plantation Index increased 11.77 points to 8,043.06, and the Industrial Index increased 20.61 points to 2,773.94.

The FBM Emas Index went up 10.02 points to 11,152.11, the FBMT100 was 12.01 points higher at 11,002.76, and the FBM Ace Index added 6.39 points to 4,128.37.

The FBM Mid 70 Index, however, lost 3.02 points to 12,152.02.

Losers led gainers by 313 to 184, with 271 counters unchanged, 889 untraded and 46 others suspended.

Volume stood at 387.417 million shares worth RM499.414 million.

Among actives, Oriented Media Group and Daya Materials added half-a-sen each to 12 sen and 22 sen respectively, while Tebrau Teguh and Patimas lost half-a-sen each to 92.5 sen and 11 sen, respectively.

Of the heavyweights, Maybank earned two sen to RM8.92, Sime Darby gained seven sen to RM9.36 and CIMB rose six sen to RM7.27, but Axiata lost two sen to RM6.35.     – Bernama



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