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Malaysian stock market closes higher


Malaysian stock market closes higher

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Malaysian stock market ended higher here on Tuesday.

The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (KLCI) was at 1,876.69 up 0.89 of a point or 0.05 percent, and the Emas was at 13,121.01 up 2.71 points or 0.02 percent.

There were 403 gainers, 482 losers and 301 counters traded unchanged.

Turnover increased to 2.89 billion shares valued at 2.16 billion ringgit Malaysia(638.35 million U.S. dollars), compared with 3.01 billion shares valued at 2.24 billion ringgit Malaysia( 699.34 million dollars) on Monday.