The FBM KLCI declined for the fourth straight session as the turmoil in the US banks weighed on broader market sentiment. We expect investors will be focusing on the consumer price index that will be released later today. While investors may start pricing in the possibility of pausing rate hikes following the banking crisis in the US, volatility may remain in place on fears over potential slowdown in the economic activity going forward. On the local bourse, defensive sectors with solid fundamentals may be set for a rebound.
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