Major losers this morning included YTL Corporation Bhd that fell 10 sen to RM6.70, MISC Bhd and Petronas Gas Bhd which lost 5 sen each to RM8.50 and RM9.70, and PLUS Expressways Bhd that shed 2 sen to RM3.34.Measat Global Bhd, which surged almost 53% and was suspended at 4.18pm Thursday, opened lower this morning on resumption of trade and ended the morning session 8 sen lower at RM1.77.
Other losers included United Kotak Bhd, Shell Refining Company (Federation of Malaya) Bhd, Grand-Flo Solutions Bhd and United Malayan Land Bhd. TA-WB was the most actively traded counter with 119.7 million shares traded. It added half a sen to one sen. Other actively traded stocks included KNM Group Bhd, Compugates Bhd, Saag Consolidated (M) Bhd and Transmile.
Crude palm oil futures on the Bursa Malaysia derivatives exchange rose RM12 to RM2,581 per tonne for August delivery and added RM3 per tonne for July delivery.Light crude oil added 48 cents per barrel to US$69.29 in electronic trading as at 1pm today.
Over at the regional markets, Nikkei 225 added 0.66% to 9.732.73 and the Singapore Straits Times Index gained 0.63% to 2,377.64. Elsewhere, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index fell 0.29% to 18,449.55, Taiwan's TAIEX Index shed 0.21% to 6,771.94, Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.09% to 2,764.83 while the South Korean Kospi fell 0.05% to 1,377.44.