KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — Bursa Malaysia opened higher today after the Federal Reserve decided to keep US rates unchanged at its two-day meeting yesterday.
At 9.05am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 5.54 points higher at 1,664.27, against yesterday’s close of 1,658.73, after opening 2.5 points better at 1,661.23 this morning.
Market breadth was positive with gainers outpacing losers 181 to 41 while 142 counters were unchanged, 1,326 untraded and 18 others suspended.
Turnover stood at 109.62 million shares worth RM47.45 million.
Of the heavyweights, TNB added six sen to RM14.46, Maybank rose five sen to RM7.81, Public Bank increased eight sen to RM19.58 and IHH rose four sen to RM6.53.
Among actives, Borneo Oil inched up half-a-sen to 18 sen, PDZ Holdings was flat at nine sen and Perisai Petroleum added one sen to 12.5 sen.
The FBM Emas Index increased 39.52 points to 11,753.97, the FBMT 100 Index improved 38.94 points to 11,456.04 and the FBM Emas Shariah Index was 33.24 points higher at 12,377.03.
The FBM 70 improved 49.73 points to 13,762.83, the Plantation Index rose 8.37 points to 7,883.96 and the FBM Ace was 17.21 points better at 5,237.26.
The Finance Index added 54.59 points to 14,276.54 and the Industrial Index was 3.17 points higher at 3,106.77. — Bernama