Share volume on Bursa Malaysia surged to record an all-time high of 3.5 billion shares with a value of RM4.1 billion today due to continued buying interest in blue chips as well as lower liners.

Bullish sentiment in the local stocks market attracted foreign funds and retail players to enter the market.

Strong buying of heavyweights and large capital stocks pushed the Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (KLCI) to hit another new 10-year high of 1,258.63 at close.

An analyst said that follow-through buying of key blue chips kept the KLCI in positive territory throughout the day.

He said firmer sentiment on regional markets, steadier Wall Street as well as resilience of the US economy moving forward spurred the bullish run on the local market.

Strong corporate results also attracted foreign funds to continue their buying, the analyst said.

— BERNAMA