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Malaysia: Shares end lower on Thursday

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 lower on Thursday with the Kuala Lumpur Composite Index losing 30.92 points to close at 1,694.64.

Some 1.65 billion lots, valued at RM2.02 billion were traded. Gainers numbered 187 while losers numbered 686.

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