Malaysian shares continued their upward trajectory on Tuesday, as the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI MY:FBMKLCI rose by 0.2% to reach 1,498.83.

Top Performers and Decliners

  • Sime Darby MY:4197, a prominent business/consumer services company, emerged as the top gainer during the session, with a 1.3% increase.
  • Telecommunication services firm CELCOMDIGI MY:6947 also witnessed a significant rise of 1.2%.
  • Telekom Malaysia MY:4863, operating in the telecommunication services sector, secured the third spot with a rise of 1.1%.

Conversely, Sunway Bhd MY:5211, a real estate/construction firm, experienced the largest decline, dropping by 1.7%. Following closely behind was Petronas Chemicals Group MY:5183, a basic materials/resources company, with its shares falling by the same margin. In addition, shares of transportation/logistics company Westports Holdings MY:5246 decreased by 1.3%.

Performance in Southeast Asia

Moving beyond Malaysia, other countries in Southeast Asia witnessed mixed market movements. Singapore's FTSE Straits Times Index SG:STI increased by 0.3%, while the Thailand SET Index TH:SET witnessed a minor decline of 0.1%. The Philippines' PSEi Index PH:PSEI gained 0.1%, contrasting with Indonesia's JSX Composite Index ID:JAKIDX which dropped by 1.1%.

Regional Market Overview

Across the broader Asia-Pacific region, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index HK:HSI experienced a decline of 0.2%, whereas Japan's NIKKEI 225 Index JP:NIK witnessed a notable increase of 1.2%. Chinese companies reflected a positive trend with the Shanghai Composite Index CN:SHCOMP rising by 0.2%.

Meanwhile, South Korea's KOSPI Composite Index KR:180721 faced a slight setback, dropping by 0.3%. On the other hand, the S&P/ASX 200 Benchmark Index AU:XJO demonstrated resilience with Australian stocks surging by 0.9%.

Currency Movement

In terms of currency exchange rates, the U.S. dollar USDMYR weakened by 0.2% against the Malaysian ringgit, settling at 4.64. Similarly, the euro EURMYR also experienced a decline of 0.3%, reaching 5.08 ringgit.

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