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Malaysia: Shares end higher

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 17:35
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Malaysian stocks recorded their biggest advance in two years, led by a rally in state-controlled companies, after Prime Minister Najib Razak said the government will tap a fund to support the nation's equities.

MALAYSIAN shares ended higher on Wednesday with the Kuala Lumpur Composite Index adding 1.83 points to close at 1,725.56.

Some 1.22 billion lots, valued at RM1.39 billion were traded. Gainers numbered 383 while losers numbered 388.