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Malaysian Stock Market Update

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Malaysian shares bounced back on Tuesday after a one-day decline, with the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (MY:FBMKLCI) rising by 0.7% to 1,558.80.

Top Performers

  • YTL (MY:4677) emerged as the biggest leader of the session, surging by 8.4%.
  • Axiata Group (MY:6888), a telecommunication services firm, also saw a significant increase of 4.0%.
  • Genting Malaysia (MY:4715), operating in the leisure/arts/hospitality sector, secured the third spot with a gain of 2.8%.

Top Losers

  • Petronas Chemicals Group (MY:5183), a basic materials/resources company, experienced the largest decline, dropping by 0.7%.
  • Inari Amertron (MY:0166), a technology firm, followed closely with a decrease of 0.6%.
  • Westports Holdings (MY:5246), a transportation/logistics company, witnessed a slight dip of 0.3%.

Regional Market Update

  • Singapore: FTSE Straits Times Index (SG:STI) fell by 0.5%.
  • Thailand: SET Index (TH:SET) declined by 0.3%.
  • Philippines: PSEi Index (PH:PSEI) dropped by 0.4%.
  • Indonesia: JSX Composite Index (ID:JAKIDX) remained flat.

Asia-Pacific Overview

  • Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (HK:HSI) showed growth of 0.9%.
  • Japan: NIKKEI 225 Index (JP:NIK) maintained stability.
  • China: Shanghai Composite Index (CN:SHCOMP) increased by 1.3%.
  • South Korea: KOSPI Composite Index (KR:180721) saw a decrease of 0.8%.
  • Australia: S&P/ASX 200 Benchmark Index (AU:XJO) edged up by 0.1%.

Currency Movement

  • The U.S. dollar (USDMYR) fell by 0.4% against the Malaysian ringgit, reaching 4.76.
  • The euro (EURMYR) also decreased by 0.3% to 5.17 ringgit.
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