Bursa Malaysia opens easier on profit-taking

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 30 — Bursa Malaysia opened easier on the second last trading day of the year, as profit-taking activities kicked in after the key index jumped 7.06 points at last Friday’s closing.


At 9.05am, the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) inched down 0.68 of-a-point to 1,609.93 from last Friday’s close of 1,610.61.


The key index opened at 1,609.45.


Market breadth, however, was positive, with gainers outpacing losers 148 to 93,  while 216 counters remained unchanged, 1,520 untraded and 45 others suspended.


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