Bursa Malaysia Stays Higher At Midday Lifted By Buying Activities

Bursa Malaysia stayed higher at midday on Friday, lifted by buying activities in selected heavyweights mainly in the utilities sector. 

YTL Power International Bhd increased 24 sen to RM3.61, while YTL Corp Bhd added nine sen to RM2.33. Both stocks pulled the composite index up by a combined 4.86 points.

At 12.30pm, the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) edged up 0.07% or one point to 1,484.00 from Thursday (Jan 11)’s close of 1,483.00.

The FBM KLCI, which opened 0.24 of-a-point firmer at 1,483.24, moved between 1,482.02 and 1,484.74 during the morning session. 

However, in the broader market, decliners surpassed gainers 446 to 367, while 438 counters were unchanged, 968 untraded and 29 suspended.

Turnover amounted to 2.03 billion units, worth RM1.31 billion, Bernama reported.

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