Bursa mixed in early session

KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia was mixed in the early session today as cautious sentiment clouded the market against the backdrop of rising trade tensions between the United States and China.

At 9.15am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) fell 2.07 points to 1,783.18 from yesterday’s close of 1,779.95.

The index opened 1.7 points higher at 1,786.95.

On the broader market, gainers led losers 165 to 153, with 193 unchanged, 1,376 untraded and 22 others suspended.

Volume stood at 210.24 million units valued at RM141.34 million.