Bursa higher in early trade

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KUALA LUMPUR (May 26): Bursa Malaysia extended Wednesday’s gains to open higher on Thursday (May 26), supported by continued buying interest, in line with positive sentiments on regional markets, dealers said.

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At 9.53am, the FBM KLCI had increased 5.30 points or 0.35% to 1,540.86 from Wednesday’s close at 1,535.56.

The benchmark index opened 4.16 points higher at 1,539.72.

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On the broader market, gainers led losers 299 to 290, while 287 counters were unchanged, 1,437 untraded and 31 others suspended.

Turnover stood at 659.27 million units worth RM301.55 million.-BERNAMA