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theSun | TUESDAY AUGUST 18 2009 13

business KLCI
STI
1,169.05
2,545.98
19.52
85.53
Nikkei
TSEC
10,268.61
6,931.80
328.72
137.71
KLCI
Hang Seng
SCI
20,137.65
2,870.63
755.68
176.34
KOSPI
S&P/ASX200
1,547.06
4,388.4
44.35
72.60
Sensitivity by
Company Price Change KLCI
(RM) (RM) Points
KL market summary Commerz 10.50 -0.24 -2.85
AUGUST 17, 2009 Axiata 3.00 -0.13 -2.74
IOICorp 5.20 -0.15 -2.34

Bursa shares end broadly lower INDICES


CONSTRUCTION 225.32
CHANGE
-4.91
Maybank
Sime
Genting
6.47
8.30
5.98
-0.13
-0.12
-0.16
-2.29
-1.79
-1.47
CONSUMER 351.12 -5.76
SHARE prices on Bursa Malaysia ended lower He said the decline was also in line with the FBMACE 4,216.64 -89.83 AMMB 4.09 -0.13 -0.88
yesterday on continuous selling activities softer regional markets after the announce- FBMEMAS 7,899.08 -162.18 MMC 2.53 -0.14 -0.57
across the board, dealers said. ment of poor US consumer confidence data FBM-KLCI 1,169.05 -19.52 Genting M'sia 2.78 -0.05 -0.49
The FBM KLCI declined 19.52 points to recently. FBMSHA 8,194.08 -158.88 UMW 6.11 -0.16 -0.44
close at 1,169.05. Losers led gainers by 701 to 93 while 111 FINANCE 9,455.31 -194.88 -15.86
INDUSTRIAL PROD 89.79 -2.51 Others -3.66
An analyst said the market was in a cor- counters were unchanged and 331 others INDUSTRIAL 2,575.83 -33.22
rection mode after recent gains with the CI untraded. FBM KLCI 1169.05 -19.52
MINING 340.44 -6.08
reaching the 1,190-point level last week. Volume leader KNM Group lost 4.5 sen to PLANTATIONS 5,939.38 -127.58
“The downtrend was due to heavy profit 75 sen while TA dropped seven sen to RM1.16, PROPERTIES 779.87 -24.17
taking and there was no fresh catalyst to MRCB dipped eight sen to RM1.33, Axiata lost TECNOLOGY 16.48 -0.65
boost it. 13 sen to RM3.00 and Telekom Malaysia rose TRADING SERVICES 153.72 -2.79
“The market needs it but I don’t think there a sen to RM3.08. UEM Land slipped seven sen EXCHANGE RATES August 17, 2009
TURNOVER VALUE
will be any fresh catalyst in the near-term,” to RM1.56 sen and AirAsia inched down half
said SJ Securities analyst Phua Kwee Hock. a sen to RM1.44. – Bernama 1.023bil RM1.435bil
Foreign currency Bank sell Bank buy Bank buy
TT/OD TT OD
1 US DOLLAR 3.5640 3.4990 3.4890

Asian markets dive on grim 1 AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR


1 BRUNEI DOLLAR
1 CANADIAN DOLLAR
1 EURO
1 NEW ZEALAND DOLLAR
1 PAPUA N GUINEA KINA
2.9910
2.4720
3.2470
5.0660
2.4390
1.4620
2.8610
2.4120
3.1680
4.9430
2.3300
1.2250
2.8450
2.4040
3.1560
4.9230
2.3140
1.2090

US consumer data
HONGKONG: Asian markets dived yesterday, sensus forecast of 69. slow down lending, causing a credit squeeze,
1 SINGAPORE DOLLAR
1 STERLING POUND
1 SWISS FRANC
100 ARAB EMIRATES DIRHAM
100 BANGLADESH TAKA
100 CHINESE RENMINBI
2.4715
5.8900
3.3270
98.7600
5.3400
N/A
2.4120
5.7470
3.2450
93.5400
5.2100
N/A
2.4040
5.7270
3.2300
93.3400
5.0100
N/A
with China, Tokyo and Hongkong taking the The survey caused investors to re-assess and concerns over the health of corporate 100 DANISH KRONE 70.0800 64.3900 64.1900
brunt after new US data overshadowed Japan’s prospects for economic recovery, a dealer said. earnings. 100 HONGKONG DOLLAR 46.8000 44.3300 44.1300
move out of recession and raised fresh con- The losses came on the day that Japan, the Figures released last week showed new 100 INDIAN RUPEE 7.6700 7.0500 6.8500
cerns for global economic recovery. world’s second biggest economy, announced loans in China in July dropped to 355.9 billion
The drop comes after several weeks of that it had moved out of recession. yuan (RM182 billion), less than a quarter of the 100 INDONESIAN RUPIAH 0.0374 0.0314 0.0264
regional rallies, which have seen markets hit The country rebounded for the first time in level seen a month earlier. 100 JAPANESE YEN 3.7760 3.6850 3.6750
highs not seen since late last year before the five quarters, following Germany and France in Monday’s fall marked the biggest daily per- 100 NEW TAIWAN DOLLAR N/A N/A N/A
impact of the global financial crisis began to returning to positive growth. centage drop since Nov 18, when the index fell 100 NORWEGIAN KRONE 60.3100 55.4100 55.2100
take hold. Japan’s economy grew 0.9% in April-June, 6.31% to 1,902.43. 100 PAKISTAN RUPEE 4.4300 4.1300 3.9300
Shanghai led the falls, giving up 5.79%, while after shrinking a revised 3.1% the previous However, the Shanghai market is still up 100 PHILIPPINE PESO 7.5900 7.1100 6.9100
Tokyo slumped 3.10%, Hongkong 3.62% and quarter and by 3.5% in October-December almost 58% since the start of the year.
Seoul 2.79%. 2008, the government said. China’s slump also weighed on Hongkong 100 QATAR RIYAL 99.4200 94.5700 94.3700
Dealers took their cue from Wall Street, The figures were helped by data showing shares as concerns over the world’s third larg- 100 SAUDI RIYAL 96.5200 91.8100 91.6100
which lost 0.82% on Friday after weak con- exports rebounded 6.3% in April-June – the first est economy soured sentiment, with analysts 100 SOUTH AFRICAN RAND 45.7800 41.9100 41.7100
sumer confidence figures threw into doubt increase in five quarters. pointing towards a slowing of liquidity inflows 100 SRI LANKA RUPEE 3.2100 2.9400 2.7400
hopes of an end to the worst global economic However, news that Japan’s economy into the Hongkong bourse. 100 SWEDISH KRONA 51.1900 46.5600 46.3600
crisis for decades. climbed out of recession had been widely European markets were also lower in early 100 THAI BAHT 11.2300 9.5200 9.1200
Selling pressure accelerated after news that expected and failed to give stocks a boost. trade yesterday, with London’s FTSE 100 down
the University of Michigan consumer sentiment Chinese shares have continued to take a 1.47%, Paris’s CAC40 lower by 1.65% and Source: Source: Malayan Banking Berhad/Bernama
index dipped to 63.2 from 66, below the con- hammering on worries that banks are about to Frankfurt’s DAX losing 1.62%. – AFP