KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 2): The FBM KLCI fell at the mid-day break in line with the regional markets that mostly fell ahead of of a European Central Bank policy meeting on Thursday.
At 1.230pm, the FBM KLCI fell 1.04 points to 1,631.43.
Losers led gainers by 385 to 220, while 319 counters traded unchanged. Volume was 640.01 million shares valued at RM660.19 million.
The ringgit snapped its six day rally against the dollar and fell 0.40% to 3.1268; crude palm oil futures for the third month delivery fell RM13 per tonne to RM2,940, crude oil shed 12 cents per barrel to US$99.79, and gold gained US$1.97 an ounce to US$1,601.45.
At the regional markets, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index fell 0.72% to 19.678.10, the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.45% to 2,113.87, Singapore’s Straits Times Index lost 0.43% to 3,038.06, South Korea’s Kospi was down 0.36% to 1,873.96 and Taiwan’s Taiex shed 0.03% to 7,267.96.
Meanwhile, Japan’s Nikkei 225 added 0.09% to 8,649.47.
On Bursa Malaysia, Panasonic fell 26 sen to RM23.34, Y&G down 22 sen to 38 sen, Multico 21 sen to RM1.39, Hong Leong Bank 18 sen to RM13.50, Genting 16 sen to RM9.16, Bumi Armada and Gold IS fell 14 sen each to RM3.75 and RM2.06, Felda Global down 12 sen to RM5, RHB capital 11 sen to RM7.25 and Aeon Credit fell 10 sen to RM11.
Patimas was the most actively trade counter with 106.38 million shares done. The stock fell one sen to 3.5 sen.
Other actives included Inix, Iris Corp, TMS, Perisai, Ingenuity Solutions, GPRO and CSL.
Gainers included F&N, Dutch Lady, Lafarge Malayan Cement, Petronas Gas, BAT, Hup Seng, Wellcall, KLCCP and Daibochi.