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Share prices close mixed

August 17, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR: Share prices on Bursa Malaysia closed mixed today ahead of the long weekend for the Hari Raya celebrations, dealers said.

The benchmark FBM KLCI lost 0.30 of a point to 1,649.79.

The market will be closed on Monday and Tuesday for the Hari Raya holidays. The exchange will resume operations on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Asian markets advanced following news the European Central Bank might buy the sovereign debts of heavily-indebted countries in the eurozone.

The Finance Index rose 43.73 points to 14,804.82. The Industrial Index slipped 19.21 points to 2,877.32 and the Plantation Index declined 49.14 points to 8,641.49.

The FBM Emas Index decreased 5.681 points to 11,282.31 and the FBMT100 Index eased 8.17 points to 11,101.12.

The FBM70 Index decreased 37.86 points to 12,402.88 but the FBM Ace Index increased 15.61 points to 4,541.00.
Advancers outnumbered decliners by 373 to 369 while 341 counters were unchanged, 548 untraded and 16 others suspended.

Turnover decreased to 1.481 billion shares worth RM1.645 billion from 1.562 billion shares worth RM1.402 billion yesterday.

Among actives, Ingenuity Solutions warrants slipped one sen to 17.5 sen, Managepay Systems rose one sen to 13.5 sen, Nextnation Communication rose one sen to 12.5 sen and Ingenuity Solutions increased 3.5 sen to 33.5 sen.

In heavyweights, Maybank jumped 11 sen to close at RM9.05 on record profit for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012.
Sime Darby earned one sen to RM9.80, CIMB slipped two sen to RM7.86 and
Petronas Chemicals slipped nine sen to RM6.54.

The Main Market volume increased to 801.4 million shares worth RM1.546 billion from 792.93 million shares worth RM1.295 billion yesterday.

Turnover on the ACE Market fell to 557.41 million units valued at RM87.77million from 631.77 million shares valued at RM94.95 million yesterday.

Warrants decreased to 114.99 million units worth RM9.901 million from 132.62 million units worth RM10.31 million previously.
Consumer products accounted for 84.4 million shares traded on the Main Market, industrial products 165.1 million, construction 33.1 million, trade and services 311.3 million, technology 29.4 million, infrastructure 11.3 million, finance 77.8 million, hotels 2.8 million, properties 53.8 million, plantations 17.7 million, mining 76,100, REITs 14.2 million and closed/fund 41,000.



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