KLCI comes under selling pressure in early trade, select blue chips drag
The FBM KLCI came under selling pressure in early trade this morning and fell after the market opened.
At 9.07am, the FBM KLCI lost 3.63 points to 1,778.02.
The decliners included Petron Malaysia Refining & Marketing Bhd, Ajinomoto (M) Bhd, Hap Seng Consolidated Bhd, JF Technology Bhd, Unisem (M) Bhd, Genting Bhd, Petronas Gas Bhd, Tien Wah Press Holdings Bhd, Hartalega Holdings Bhd and Axiata Group Bhd.
U.S. stock futures slipped while U.S. Treasuries, gold and the safe-haven yen rose in early Asian trading on Wednesday after tensions on the Korean peninsula escalated with Pyongyang’s warning that it is “carefully examining” plans for a missile strike on the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, according to Reuters.