Bursa opens higher

KUALA LUMPUR: Shares on Bursa Malaysia opened slightly higher this morning but turned easier thereafter on lack of buying momentum.

At 9.10 am, the index retreated 0.08 of a point to 1,641.73 from last Friday’s 1,641.81.

The index opened at 1.86 points higher at 1,643.67.

On the broader market, gainers outnumbered decliners 230 to 109, while 179 counters remained unchanged, 1,328 untraded and 21 others suspended.

Turnover stood at 243.8 million shares worth RM86.3 million.