Bursa opens higher despite mixed regional bourses

KUALA LUMPUR: Share prices on Bursa Malaysia were slightly higher at Monday’s opening, despite the mixed performance seen in regional markets following the slowdown in China’s manufacturing sector, a dealer said.

At 9am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) rose 3.44 points to 1,796.59 from 1,793.15 recorded last Friday, after opening 2.84 points higher at 1,795.99.

On the scoreboard, gainers led losers by 119 to 63, with 128 unchanged, 1,538 untraded and 17 suspended.

Volume stood at 587.93 million units valued at RM18.02 million.