KLCI rises 0.48%, tracks regional gains while staying above 1,700-level

KUALA LUMPUR (July 13): The FBM KLCI rose 0.48% in early trade and looked poised to defend its position above the psychologically critical 1,700-point level.

At 9.05am, the FBM KLCI rose 8.20 points to 1,711.77.

The early gainers included Nestle (M) Bhd, Heineken Malaysia Bhd, Petronas Dagangan Bhd, British American Tobacco (M) Bhd, Hong Leong Industries Bhd, Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd, George Kent (M) Bhd, Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd, Supermax Corp Bhd and SAM Engineering & Equipment Bhd.