FBM KLCI ENDS HIGHER ON WINDOW DRESSING (SCREEN)

FARHANA PONIMAN

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 27 -- Bursa Malaysia ended higher today on year-end window dressing and in line with the uptrend in most regional markets.

At 5.00 pm, the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) inched up 7.06 points to close at 1,610.61 compared with yesterday’s close of 1,603.55, with the key index moving between 1,598.48 and 1,610.91 throughout the day.

The benchmark index opened 3.62 points weaker at 1,599.93. 

Market breadth was positive with gainers leading losers by 512 to 325, while 401 counters were unchanged, 738 untraded and 19 others suspended.

Turnover increased to 2.23 billion shares worth RM1.47 billion from 1.90 billion shares worth RM1.05 billion recorded yesterday.