Malaysian shares continued their positive streak on Wednesday, as the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBMKLCI) gained 1.0%, reaching 1,466.84 points.
During the session, Mr. D.I.Y. Group (M) (5296), a prominent retail/wholesale company, emerged as the leader with a notable 6.6% increase in their stock value. Dialog Group (7277), an energy firm, also witnessed a significant increase of 4.3%. AMMB Holdings (1015), operating in the financial services sector, secured the third spot with a 2.6% rise in its share price.
KLCC Property Holdings (5235SS), a real estate firm, experienced the largest decline with a decrease of 0.7% in their share value. Hong Leong Finl Grp (1082), a financial services company, also faced a dip of 0.6%. Similarly, shares of Fraser & Neave Holdings (3689) dropped by 0.4%.
Southeast Asian Markets
In other parts of Southeast Asia, Singapore's FTSE Straits Times Index (STI) rose by 0.7%, while the Thailand SET Index increased by 1.9%. The Philippines' PSEi Index added 1.0%, and Indonesia's JSX Composite Index increased by 1.4%.
Hong Kong stocks observed a positive trend, with the Hang Seng Index (HSI) rising by 3.9% to reach 18,079.00 points. Japan's NIKKEI 225 Index grew by 2.5%, while China's Shanghai Composite Index added 0.5%.
South Korean stocks performed well, as the KOSPI Composite Index rose by 2.2%. Australian stocks also saw gains, with the S&P/ASX 200 Benchmark Index increasing by 1.4%.
In terms of currency exchange rates, the U.S. dollar (USD) experienced a decline of 1.1% against the Malaysian ringgit (MYR), reaching a value of 4.67 MYR. Similarly, the euro (EUR) witnessed a decrease of 1.3% against the ringgit, amounting to 5.07 MYR.
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