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KLCI slips amid rising trade war jitters

KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips fell in early Monday trade, setting a cautious start for June as escalating trade war fears across the globe saw investors taking some money off the table.

At 9.22am, the FBM KLCI was down 2.63 points or 0.16% to 1,648.13. Turnover was 244.23 million shares valued at RM97.16mil. There were 88 gainers, 271 losers and 192 counters unchanged.

At Bursa, BAT fell 38 sen to RM29.62, Hume Industries-LA 17 sen to RM1.33, DKSH 15c to RM2.43, Petron 11 sen to RM6.46 and Hengyuan 10 sen to RM5.30.

Bursa fell 11 sen to RM6.39, Digi 10 sen to RM4.87 and Public Bank eight sen to RM23.52.

Petronas Gas added 14 sen to RM17.84 with 400 shares done and Petronas Dagangan added 12 sen to RM25.88. 

SAM Engineering gained 13 sen to RM8.03 and MFCB 10 sen to RM3.55 while HL Bank and QL Resources edged up four sen each to RM19.04 and RM6.88.

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