WEIGHED DOWN BY BLUE CHIPS
BURSA Malaysia, which saw choppy trading yesterday, ended lower as losses in key heavyweights weighed on the index.
The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) depreciated 1.25 points to close at 1,745.75 from Thursday’s close of 1,747.
The benchmark index moved between 1,745.43 and 1,749.61 throughout the day, after opening 1.15 points up at 1,748.15 earlier.
Volume declined to 3.69 billion units worth RM2.52 billion from 4.77 billion units worth RM3.66 billion on Thursday.
Among the heavyweights, Maybank fell one sen to RM8.99, Sime Darby lost 10 sen to RM9.40, while TNB and Public Bank were both flat at RM13.72 and RM19.96.
Of the actives, EA Holdings and Trive Property gained one sen each to eight sen and 19.5 sen, respectively, while China Automobile rose half-a-sen to three sen. Bernama