Bursa Malaysia opens lower

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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 19): Bursa Malaysia opened lower this morning, tracking the weaker Wall Street performance overnight.

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At 9.05 am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) eased 4.16 points to 1,521.08, from Wednesday’s close of 1,525.24,

The index opened 0.56 of-a-point lower at 1,524.68.

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On the broader market, losers outpaced gainers 230 to 113, while 252 counters were unchanged, 1,603 untraded and seven others suspended.-BERNAMA