12/12 KLCI closed down 8.41 to 852.27. Oil fell USD 2.41 to USD 45.57. CPO lost RM 64 to RM 1,580. BAT was down RM 1.25 to RM 42.25, SCGM eroded 27c to 52c.
12/12 KLCI falls 12.2pt to 848.48 midday.
12/12 BTOTO second quarter net profit is recorded at RM 113.74m vs RM 89.47m a year ago. Revenue is RM 941.8 m vs RM 792.5m. It declared a 7c dividend. EPS is 9.06c vs 7.09c.
12/12 US Senate rejects USD 14 b bailout for auto industry after talks fail, sends Asian markets lower at midday, according news reports.
12/12 US Senate fails to pass the US 14 bil emergency bailout for US automakers, talks collapse over union wage cuts.
12/12 UN report ranks Malaysia the 3rd in Asia, behind India and China, in number of effort put into reducing carbon-emission.
12/12 Asia Bioenergy Technologies Bhd debuts at 28 sen, up 2.2 sen against its IPO price of 25.8 sen; the CI eases 3.75 points to 856.93.
12/12 Overnight Dow closed at 8565.09, down 196.33. Crude oil jumped USD 4.46 to USD 47.98 a barrel.