LOWER ON PROFIT-TAK­ING AC­TIV­I­TIES

New Straits Times - - Business -

BURSA Malaysia, which re­mained in the red yes­ter­day, closed lower on profit-tak­ing in key heavy­weights and in line with the sell­off in most global eq­uity mar­kets.

The bench­mark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) lost 6.37 points to close at 1,748.3, its high­est yes­ter­day, com­pared with Tues­day’s close of 1,754.67.

Af­ter open­ing 6.92 points weaker at 1,747.75 this morn­ing, the bench­mark in­dex touched its low of 1,738.4 yes­ter­day.

Vol­ume fell to 3.16 bil­lion units worth RM2.75 bil­lion from 4.57 bil­lion units worth RM3.28 bil­lion on Tues­day.

Among the heavy­weights, May­bank and TNB fell six sen each to RM8.94 and RM13.72, re­spec­tively, Public Bank de­clined 12 sen to RM19.96, and Sime Darby eased four sen to RM9.26.

Of the ac­tives, Dat­aprep gained 12 sen to 62 sen, Daya Ma­te­ri­als rose 1.5 sen to 9.5 sen. Ber­nama

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