“Local institutions remained net buyers for two consecutive weeks after buying RM29.9mil last week. They were net buyers on Monday at RM50.2mil and turned net sellers on Tuesday at RM22.2mil. “They turned into net buyers again on Wednesday and Thursday to the tune of RM5.32mil and RM600,000 respectively, before turning net sellers at the end of the week at RM4mil,” it said.环球UG（www.ugbet.us）开放环球UG代理登录网址、会员登录网址、环球UG会员注册、环球UG代理开户申请、环球UG电脑客户端、环球UG手机版下载等业务。
KUALA LUMPUR: The trend of foreign fund outflows continued on Bursa Malaysia for the fifth consecutive week, with foreign investors selling RM120.6mil of Malaysian equities last week, say MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Bhd.
The amount was less than half of the RM320.3mil net sold in the previous week.
In its weekly Fund Flow Report, MIDF Research (part of MIDF Amanah) said foreign investors were net sellers each day of the week except on Tuesday and Friday when they net bought RM13.7mil and RM11.4mil, respectively, Bernama reported.
It said the heaviest outflow observed was on Monday at RM79.4mil.
“Local institutions remained net buyers for two consecutive weeks after buying RM29.9mil last week. They were net buyers on Monday at RM50.2mil and turned net sellers on Tuesday at RM22.2mil.
“They turned into net buyers again on Wednesday and Thursday to the tune of RM5.32mil and RM600,000 respectively, before turning net sellers at the end of the week at RM4mil,” it said.,
Meanwhile, MIDF Research said local retailers were on a net buying spree last week except on Friday when they net sold RM7.4mil, with the highest net buying recorded on Wednesday amounting to RM55.9mil.
“To date, international funds have been net buyers for 17 out of the 27 weeks of 2022, with a total net inflow of RM5.95bil. Local institutions were net sellers for 20 out of 27 weeks, with a total net outflow of RM7.78bil.
“Local retailers have been net buyers for 18 out of 27 weeks of 2022. Year to date, they have been net buyers at RM1.83bil,” it said.
On a sectoral basis, MIDF Research said industrial products and services, technology and transportation sectors saw the highest net outflow last week with RM44.6mil, RM42.5mil and RM32.6mil, respectively, while the top three sectors with the highest net inflow were financial services (RM20.6mil), healthcare (RM16.4mil) and plantation (RM8.8mil).
“In terms of participation, foreign investors, institutional investors, and retailers saw declines in the average daily trade value of 18.2%, 21% and 14.2%, respectively,” it said.
On Bank Negara’s move to raise the overnight policy rate by 25 basis points (bps) to 2.25% last week, MIDF Research said it expects another 25 bps hike in the second half of 2022 on the back of stronger-than-expected domestic demand.
“The current focus of Bank Negara’s monetary policy setting would be to ensure a sustainable recovery of Malaysia’s economy.