KLCI closed 3.10 points down to 1109.43. Oil is priced at US $117.12. CPO rose RM 88 to RM 2636. BCHB eroded 45 sen to RM 8.10, DiGi dropped 20 sen to RM 23.80, TMI slipped 15 sen to RM 6.20.
Shell Refining second quarter earnings is recorded at RM 357 vs RM 168m a year ago. Earning boost from after-tax stockholding gain of RM 281m. Revenue is recorded at RM 3.9 b vs RM 2.89b.
Independent power producers said would pay first month installment of more than RM 40 m due to government today under windfall tax.
BCHB second quarter net profit is recorded at RM 650.14m vs RM 660.34 a year ago. Revenue is RM 2.157 b vs RM 2.465b. It sees ROE for 2008 at 16%, lower than earlier 18% target.
Perisai Petroleum MD Nagendran Nadarajah bought 2.6m Perisai shares on Aug 12, ups stake to 22.9% or 47.67m shares.