Thursday, 26 April 2012

KLCI gains on US policy, corporate updates

KUALA LUMPUR (April 26) : Malaysian shares erased gains, albeit, still in positive territory in tandem with gains across Asian bourses on Thursday morning. This follows a stronger overnight close across US equities.

Global markets found support from US lawmakers’ commitment to maintain accommodative policies to sustain growth, besides improving corporate earnings from the world’s largest economy.

At 10am, the FBM KLCI added 1.31 points to 1,580.66. Across the exchange, some 343 million shares worth RM160 million were traded, leading to 167 gainers versus 182 decliners.

Top gainers Panasonic Manufacturing Malaysia Bhd was up 40 sen to RM23 while DUTCH LADY MILK INDUSTRIES BHD [] gained 24 sen to RM33.94.

Among decliners, KUALA LUMPUR KEPONG BHD [] fell 14 sen to RM23.68 while SEG INTERNATIONAL BHD [] was down eight sen to RM1.73.

Among actively-traded stocks, Ariantec Global Bhd fell 1.5 sen to RM24.5 sen with some 21 million shares done.

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