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Bursa Malaysia Opens Higher After Rise In Asian Equities Trade Near 1700 Mark

Bursa Malaysia opened higher on year-end, in accordance with its Asian market followed by yearly portfolio adjustment.

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI increased 1.23 focuses to 1,693.30 from Friday’s end of 1,692.07. The record opened 1.69 focuses more grounded at 1,693.76.

Gainers outnumber loser 95 to 28, while 98 counters were unaltered, 1,652 untraded and 44 others suspended. Turnover remained at 34.21 million offers worth RM9.15 million.

Among heavyweights, Maybank and Tenaga rose two sen each to RM9.45 and RM13.58 respectively, Public Bank was flat at RM24.88 and Petronas Chemicals fell nine sen to RM9.23.

Sector-wise, the Finance Index, Plantation Index was up but the Industrial Products and Services Index edged down.

KLSE Stock Gainers

Stock Last Change
NESTLE 148 0.6
BAT 36.32 0.32
PETGAS 19.26 0.26
UMW 5.58 0.26
TENAGA 13.8 0.24

KLSE Stock Loser

Stock Last Change
F&N 32.98 -0.42
SCIENTX 8.79 -0.36
AJI 19.3 -0.3
PPB 17.54 -0.16
HARTA 6.12 -0.1
 
Global Market

On Friday US stocks traded in volatile session. Stocks trade in wide range.

While the Nasdaq inched up 5.03 to 6,584.52, the Dow closed 76.42 points or 0.3 percent to 23,062.40 and the S&P 500 edged down 3.09 points or 0.1 percent at 2,485.74.

The major indexes moved higher to end week due largely to the historic rally on Wednesday. The Nasdaq soared by 4 percent, while the Dow and the S&P 500 jumped by 2.7 percent and 2.9 percent.

Most of the traders remained away following the Christmas Day holiday of the New Year’s Day holiday next Tuesday.

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Index Last Change%
Dow 30 23062.4 -0.33
S&P 500 2485.74 -0.12
Nasdaq 100 6584.52 0.08
FTSE 100 6733.97 2.27
DAX 10558.96 1.71
 
Currency Market

Forex Signals: The ringgit was higher against the US dollar. The ringgit traded at 4.1430/1460 versus the US Dollar from 4.1500/1550.

Commodity Market

Gold price: Gold prices fell slightly after the positive start of the Asian market and progress on the long-drawn China-US trade spat, while the dollar held steady in a narrow range. 

Gold Trading Range $1274-$1282 

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