NEW YORK: Donald Trump's comments that a strong dollar "puts us at a disadvantage" caused an instant fall in the greenback on Thursday and marked another example of the U.S. president commenting directly - and sometimes contradictorily - on the country's currency.
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 15): The FBM KLCI pared some of its gains at the midday break today as regional markets retreated.
At 12.30pm, the FBM KLCI was up 1.52 points to 1,785.30. The index had earlier risen to its intra-morning high of 1,787.66.
Gainers led losers by 304 to 292, while 556 counters traded unchanged. Volume was 1.45 billion shares valued at RM853.07 million.