Malaysia shares lower at close of trade; FTSE Malaysia KLCI down 0.96%

Malaysia shares lower at close of trade; FTSE Malaysia KLCI down 0.96%

Investing.com  | Jul 08, 2015 10:30

Malaysia shares lower at close of trade; FTSE Malaysia KLCI down 0.96%

Investing.com – Malaysia equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Technology, Property and Mining sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Kuala Lumpur, the FTSE Malaysia KLCI lost 0.96%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the FTSE Malaysia KLCI were IHH Healthcare Bhd (KL:IHHH), which rose 2.09% or 0.12 points to trade at 5.87 at the close. Maxis Bhd (KL:MXSC) added 0.16% or 0.01 points to end at 6.33 and PPB Group Bhd (KL:PEPT) was up 0.13% or 0.02 points to 15.12 in late trade.

Biggest losers included AMMB Holdings Bhd (KL:AMMB), which lost 6.14% or 0.35 points to trade at 5.35 in late trade. Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (KL:FGVH) declined 4.32% or 0.07 points to end at 1.55 and IOI Corporation Bhd (KL:IOIB) shed 3.30% or 0.14 points to 4.10.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 533 to 67 and 20 ended unchanged on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.14% or 0.07 to $52.41 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.25% or 0.14 to hit $56.99 a barrel, while the August Gold contract fell 0.05% or 0.60 to trade at $1152.00 a troy ounce.

SGD/MYR was down 0.64% to 2.8064, while USD/MYR fell 0.54% to 3.8035.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.25% at 96.64.

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