BURSA MALAYSIA ENDS ON FIRM NOTE (SCREEN)

SHARIFAH PIRDAUS SYED ALI

KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 -- Bursa Malaysia ended on a firm note today, supported by buying in heavyweight stocks.

At 5 pm, the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) rose 11.31 points to 1,489.95 from Tuesday’s close of 1,478.64.

After opening 0.31 point easier at 1,478.33 this morning, the benchmark index moved between 1,474.95 and 1,491.07 throughout the day. 

On the broader market, losers edged out gainers by 464 to 431, with 338 counters unchanged, 765 untraded and 18 others suspended.

Turnover shrank to 2.99 billion shares worth RM2.37 billion from 3.08 billion shares worth RM2.49 billion on Tuesday.