LOWER ON MILD PROFIT-TAKING
BURSA Malaysia closed marginally lower yesterday on mild profittaking in select key heavyweights in line with regional peers.
The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) closed 0.80 of-apoint easier at 1,744.95, after moving between 1,744.33 and 1,750.35 throughout the day.
Volume increased to 3.97 billion units, worth RM2.48 billion, from 3.69 billion units, worth RM2.52 billion, registered last Friday.
Top contributers to the composite index were Petronas Chemicals, which gained six sen to RM7.58, Genting added eight sen to RM5.65 and Sime Darby rose five sen to RM9.45.
Among the heavyweights, Maybank and TNB fell two sen each to RM8.97 and RM13.70, respectively, while Public Bank eased four sen to RM19.92.
Of the actives, Naim Indah added 1.5 sen to 12 sen, Trive Property rose one sen to 20.5 sen, while EA Holdings was flat at eight sen. Bernama