KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — Shares on Bursa Malaysia remained higher at mid-morning on better market sentiment after the Bank of Japan and US Federal Reserve decided to keep their interest rates unchanged.
At 11.15am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) stood at 1,663.03, up 4.3 points against yesterday’s close of 1,658.73, after opening 2.5 points better at 1,661.23 this morning.
Gainers led losers 381 to 229, while 342 counters were unchanged, 738 untraded and 18 others suspended.
Turnover stood at 762.1 million shares worth RM529.51 million.
For the heavyweights, TNB eased two sen to RM14.38, Public Bank rose eight sen to RM19.58 while Maybank and IHH added one sen each to RM7.77 and RM6.50, respectively.
Among actives, Sanichi was flat at nine sen, Borneo Oil added half-a-sen to 18 sen and Dagang Nexchange fell one sen to 28 sen.
The FBM Emas Index added 36 points to 11,750.45, the FBMT100 Index gained 34.53 points to 11,451.63, and the FBM Emas Shariah Index improved 44.78 points to 12,388.57.
The FBM 70 was up 59.15 points to 13,772.25 and the FBM Ace gained 18.97 points to 5,239.02.
On a sectoral basis, the Industrial Index was 15.03 points better at 3,118.63, the Plantation Index was 16.64 points higher at 7,892.23 and the Finance Index rose 25.27 points to 14,247.22. — Bernama