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Malaysia stocks lower at close of trade; FTSE Malaysia KLCI down 0.46%

Stock MarketsMay 29, 2015 05:30AM ET
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Malaysia stocks lower at close of trade; FTSE Malaysia KLCI down 0.46%

Investing.com – Malaysia stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Plantation, Financials and Industrials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Kuala Lumpur, the FTSE Malaysia KLCI fell 0.46% to hit a new 3-months low.

The best performers of the session on the FTSE Malaysia KLCI were RHB Capital Bhd (KL:RHBC), which rose 3.36% or 0.25 points to trade at 7.70 at the close. Meanwhile, Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (KL:FGVH) added 2.07% or 0.04 points to end at 1.97 and UMW Holdings Bhd (KL:UMWS) was up 1.71% or 0.18 points to 10.72 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Public Bank Bhd (KL:PUBM), which fell 2.43% or 0.46 points to trade at 18.50 at the close. Sime Darby Bhd (KL:SIME) declined 2.00% or 0.17 points to end at 8.32 and British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Bhd (KL:BATO) was down 1.56% or 0.98 points to 62.00.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange by 323 to 250 and 41 ended unchanged.

Shares in Sime Darby Bhd (KL:SIME) fell to 3-years lows; falling 2.00% or 0.17 to 8.32.

Crude oil for July delivery was up 1.39% or 0.80 to $58.48 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 1.19% or 0.74 to hit $63.33 a barrel, while the August Gold contract rose 0.06% or 0.70 to trade at $1189.50 a troy ounce.

SGD/MYR was up 0.38% to 2.7174, while USD/MYR rose 0.36% to 3.6635.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.15% at 96.98.

Malaysia stocks lower at close of trade; FTSE Malaysia KLCI down 0.46%
 

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