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KLCI futures closes half-day trading on positive note

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 — The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) futures contract ended higher on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives in tandem with the higher close on the underlying market.

Today’s half-day trading session saw sentiment spurred by buying activities ahead of the Chinese Lunar festival as well as the better 2017 gross domestic product (GDP) data released yesterday.

The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) finished 3.35 points higher at 1,838.28 points at 12.30 pm.

February 2018 bagged 9.5 points to 1,839.5, March 2018 rose 7.5 points to 1,836.0, June 2018 added seven points to 1,833.0 and September 2018 gained eight points to 1,830.0 points.

Turnover fell to 2,057 lots from 3,318 lots registered yesterday while open interest declined to 25,209 contracts from 26,628 contracts yesterday.

The market will be closed tomorrow for the Chinese New Year festive and resume trading on Feb 19. — Bernama

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