KUALA LUMPUR (June 6): The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) futures contracts (FKLI) on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives closed slightly lower today, tracking the weaker cash market.

Phillip Futures Sdn Bhd Dealer, Lim Eng Wee, said FBM KLCI closed lower today, as traders remained cautious ahead of key employment data from the US, amid a weaker regional stock markets performance.

“Asia market closed mostly lower on Friday, as traders are cautious over US job data, despite record close on Wall Street and stimulus from European Central Bank,” he told Bernama.

At the close, June 2014, September 2014 and Dec 2014 slipped one point each to 1,866, 1,867 and 1,865.5, respectively.

July 2014 was flat at 1,868.5.

Turnover fell to 4,242 lots from Thursday’s 5,846 lots, while open interest narrowed to 32,444 contracts, from 36,472 contracts previously.

The underlying FBM KLCI closed at 1,862.7, down 6.3 points.

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