FBM KLCI down as China industrial output data disappoints

The FBM KLCI closed down 3.72 points or 0.22% at 1,674.52 after Asian share markets stumbled as news of China’s slower industrial output growth, which missed analysts’ forecasts, raised concerns about the world’s second-biggest economy.

Malaysian oil and gas-related shares rose in active trade to partly help propel volume across Bursa Malaysia higher at 4.77 billion shares amid higher crude oil prices.