Malaysia shares higher at close of trade; FTSE Malaysia KLCI up 2.09%

Malaysia shares higher at close of trade; FTSE Malaysia KLCI up 2.09%  | Sep 17, 2015 10:30

Malaysia shares higher at close of trade; FTSE Malaysia KLCI up 2.09% – Malaysia equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Construction, Trade & Services and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Kuala Lumpur, the FTSE Malaysia KLCI gained 2.09% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the FTSE Malaysia KLCI were KLCC Property Holdings Bhd (KL:KLCC), which rose 0.14% or 0.01 points to trade at 7.05 at the close. Bumiputra - Commerce Holdings Bhd (KL:CIMB) added 4.07% or 0.20 points to end at 5.11 and Petronas Dagangan Bhd (KL:PETR) was up 0.09% or 0.02 points to 21.72 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Axiata Group Bhd (KL:AXIA), which added 2.44% or 0.15 points to trade at 6.29 in late trade. DiGi.Com Bhd (KL:DSOM) added 5.27% or 0.29 points to end at 5.79 and IOI Corporation Bhd (KL:IOIB) gained 1.48% or 0.06 points to 4.12.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 429 to 135 and 36 ended unchanged on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was down 1.61% or 0.76 to $46.39 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November fell 1.65% or 0.82 to hit $48.93 a barrel, while the December Gold contract fell 0.10% or 1.10 to trade at $1117.90 a troy ounce.

SGD/MYR was up 0.51% to 3.0318, while USD/MYR rose 0.69% to 4.2435.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.20% at 95.31.

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