Monday, October 3, 2011

KLCI extends loss, falls 2.06% at mid-day break

KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI fell the most in a week at the mid-day break on Monday, Oct 3 after losing 2.06% in line with the slump at key regional markets as the euro zone debt crisis situation continued to weigh on investor sentiment.

The FBM KLCI lost 28.58 points to 1,358.55 at the mid-day break, as key blue chips fell.

Market breadth was negative as losers beat gainers by 515 to 102, while 153 counters traded unchanged. Volume was 311.32 million shares valued at RM468.34 million.

The ringgit fell 0.56% to 3.2069 versus the US dollar; crude palm oil futures for the third month delivery lost RM51 per tonne to RM2,844, crude oil fell US$1.22 per barrel to US$77.98 while gold jumped US$8.45 an ounce to US$1,632.43.

At the regional markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index tumbled 4.95% to 16,722.46, Japan's Nikkei 225 lost 2.74% to 8,462.01, Taiwan's Taiex fell 2.72% to 7,028.53 and Singapore's Straits Times Index was down 2.46% to 2,609.29.

China and South Korea's markets were closed for national holidays respectively.

On Bursa Malaysia, KLK led the losers at the mid-day break and was down 86 sen to RM20.24; Panasonic fell 80 sen to RM18.70, BAT 68 sen to RM44, PPB 62 sen to RM16, DiGi 60 sen to RM29.82, HLFG 42 sen to RM10.48, Hong Leong Bank 35 sen to RM9.83, Sime Darby 29 sen to RM8.15, Petronas Gas 28 sen to RM12.70 and Parkson 26 sen to RM5.42.

Atis was the top gainer this morning and added 30 sen to RM1.20; SHL rose 19 sen to RM1.34, Petronas Dagangan 18 sen to RM16.14, Tasek 15 sen to RM7.05, Taliworks and Supermax eight sen each to RM1.05 and RM2.64, while Khind and Jerneh Asia added six sen each to RM1.46 and 35 sen.

The actives this morning included GPRO, OSK, Dialog, PLUS, Focus, AirAsia, Flonic, Axiata and Systech.


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