Barefoot Investor: Blue chips fall in early trade, CIMB weighs

Blue chips on Bursa Malaysia fell at the start of trade on Thursday, March 17 as investors stayed cautious following the overnight fall on Wall Street and the earlier plunge of Japan stocks.

At 9.16am, the FBM KLCI was down 7.99 points to 1,484.45. Turnover was 72.34 million shares valued at RM72.23 million. Losers hammered gainers 263 to 38 while 80 stocks were unchanged.

MSC was the top loser, down 16 sen to RM3.89, F&N 14 sen to RM15.52, CIMB 12 sen to RM7.88 and MISC shed 10 sen to RM7.45. Mudajaya lost nine sen to RM4.51.


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