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Monday, December 14, 2015

Market Daily Report [14 Dec 2015]

The FBM KLCI index lost 10.18 points or 0.62% on Monday.

FBM KLCI index dropped by 0.62%
The Malaysian market seen a sharp drop as low crude oil prices and anticipation of the US interest rate decision hit the Asian market. Across Asia, Japan's Nikkei 225 was down 1.8%, South Korea's Kospi fell 1.07%, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng index dropped 0.72%. Asian share markets.


US policy makers will meet tomorrow (Dec 15) and on Wednesday (Dec 16) to decide on the country's monetary policy. A US rate hike does not bode well for emerging Asian markets like Malaysia as investors turn their attention to US dollar-denominated assets.
A US rate hike will be the country's first increase in about seven years from near-zero levels.

Crude oil prices have fallen below US$40 a barrel on oversupply concerns. At the time of writing, Brent oil was trading at US$37.74 a barrel. Sentiment on crude oil also hit the ringgit as the commodity forms a major component of the Malaysian economy and government revenue. The ringgit weakened to 4.3267 against the US dollar at 5pm.

Newly listed Red Sena Bhd led the top active today
Newly-listed Red Sena Bhd's shares and warrants were the most-actively traded counters with XOX just behind it on Bursa Malaysia today.

British American Tobacco was the biggest loser
The top decliners were British American Tobacco and included both Petronas Gas Bhd and Petronas Dagangan Bhd while the top gainers were Ajinomoto (M) Bhd and Kluang Rubber Co (M) Bhd.

AJI and KLUANG were both in the top gainers for the day

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