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KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia opened higher this morning, prompted by the stronger ringgit and the re-entry of foreign funds into the equity market since last week.

At 9.05 am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 5.33 points better at 1,742.82 from Monday’s close of 1,737.49.

The key index opened 5.78 points higher at 1,743.27.

Gainers led losers 153 to 76 while 183 counters remained unchanged with 1,428 untraded and 20 others were suspended.

Turnover stood at 86.30 million shares worth RM47.08 million.

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