(File pix) Bursa Malaysia opened higher today, lifted by news of the appointment of Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus as the new Bank Negara Malaysia Governor. Bernama Photo

KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia opened higher today, lifted by news of the appointment of Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus as the new Bank Negara Malaysia Governor.

At 9.07am today, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 8.15 points higher at 1,702.30 from last Friday's close of 1,694.15.

The index opened 12.87 points firmer at 1,707.02 at 9am.

On the broader market, gainers led losers 158 to 83, while 170 counters were unchanged, 1,515 untraded and 32 others suspended.

Volume stood at 122.16 million units valued at RM68.0 million. – Bernama