KL shares close firmer ahead of weekend
Shares on Bursa Malaysia closed firmer supported by buying interest in heavyweights ahead of the weekend, dealers said.
At 5pm, the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI closed 2.17 points higher at
1,799.59, after hovering between 1,795.95 and 1,805 during the entire trading session.
Elsewhere, most regional bourses were up with Hong Kong's Hang Seng surging 245.22 points to 23,340.10, Singapore Straits Times added 5.52 points to 3,192.14 but Japan's Nikkei 225 slipped 24.97 points to 14,561.54.
Meanwhile, the Finance Index advanced 68.85 points to 16,809.06, the Industrial Index improved 17.67 points to 3,094.92 while the Plantation Index slipped 19.3 points to 8,429.75.
The FBM Emas Index rose 29.57 points to 12,531.17, the FBMT100 Index improved 29.68 points to 12,262.01, the FBM 70 Index jumped 95.97 points to 14,335.93 and the FBM ACE Index was 33.69 points higher at 5,529.49.
Advancers led decliners 377 to 330 while 335 counters were unchanged, 580 untraded and 15 others were suspended.
Total volume declined to 1.491 billion shares, valued at RM2.037 billion, from Thursday's 1.74 billion shares worth RM1.75 billion.-- Bernama