At the close in Kuala Lumpur, the FTSE Malaysia KLCI declined 0.51% to hit a new 3-months low.
The best performers of the session on the FTSE Malaysia KLCI were KLCC Property Holdings Bhd (KL:KLCC), which rose 2.16% or 0.15 points to trade at 7.10 at the close. Meanwhile, PPB Group Bhd (KL:PEPT) added 2.01% or 0.30 points to end at 15.22 and Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd (KL:KLKK) was up 1.42% or 0.30 points to 21.40 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were MISC Bhd (KL:MISC), which fell 4.94% or 0.41 points to trade at 7.89 at the close. Tenaga Nasional Bhd (KL:TENA) declined 4.26% or 0.56 points to end at 12.60 and Genting Bhd (KL:GENT) was down 2.50% or 0.21 points to 8.19.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange by 267 to 265 and 63 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for August delivery was up 1.00% or 0.60 to $60.94 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 1.24% or 0.79 to hit $64.66 a barrel, while the August Gold contract rose 1.76% or 20.70 to trade at $1197.50 a troy ounce.
The US Dollar Index was down 0.58% at 93.93.
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