KLCI pares gains but stays firmly above crucial 1,700-level

KUALA LUMPUR (July 13): The FBM KLCI pared some of its gains at mid-morning but remained firmly above the crucial 1,700-point level, tracking the advance at regional markets.

At 10am, the FBM KLCI gained 7.47 points to 1,711.04. The index had earlier risen to 1,713.24.

Gainers led losers by 356 to 218, while 261 counters traded unchanged. Volume was 888.63 million shares valued at RM487.93 million.