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KUALA LUMPUR (July 16): The FBM KLCI drifted lower at mid-morning today, tracking losses at most regional markets.
At 10am, the FBM KLCI dipped 3.15 points to 1,718.78.
Losers edged gainers by 242 to 236, while 308 counters traded unchanged. Volume was 543.98 million shares valued at RM257.83 million.
The top losers included Petronas Dagangan Bhd, Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd, British American Tobacco (M) Bhd, Genting Plantations Bhd, MSM Malaysia Holdings Bhd, UMW Holdings Bhd, Hong Leong Financial Group Bhd, Dialog Group Bhd and Hartalega Holdings Bhd.