KUALA LUMPUR: Market breadth continued to be vastly negative as local stocks resumed trading this morning after an unprecedented whole-day trading halt yesterday due to system failure.

The benchmark Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (KLCI) ended the morning session down 29.17 points or 2.53% at 1,124.53 points, after trading between 1,123.84 and 1,132.21 points.

Declining stocks, 624 of them at midday, outnumbered the 67 gainers nine-to-one. Some 107 stocks traded unchanged while 642 were still not traded at midday.