IN­DEX SLIPS ON PROFIT-TAK­ING

New Straits Times - - Business -

BURSA Malaysia closed lower yes­ter­day on per­sis­tent profit-tak­ing led by May­bank, buck­ing the trend of its re­gional peers.

The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) fell 4.01 points to close at 1,750.41 from 1,754.42, reg­is­tered on Tues­day.

The in­dex opened 3.04 points higher at 1,757.46 and moved be­tween 1,747.16 and 1,759.76 through­out the day.

Vol­ume ex­panded to 3.39 bil­lion units, worth RM2.63 bil­lion, from 3.06 bil­lion units, worth RM2.41 bil­lion, reg­is­tered on Tues­day.

Mean­while, Sa­pu­rak­en­cana Petroleum, which gained one sen to RM1.88 sen, will have its name changed to Sa­pura En­ergy with ef­fect from March 30.

Of the heavy­weights, May­bank lost three sen to RM8.97, TNB was flat at RM13.74, Pub­lic Bank added two sen to RM19.94, while Sime Darby re­cov­ered one sen to RM9.40.

As for ac­tives, Kon­sor­tium Transna­sional rose 3.5 sen to 19.5 sen and Per­maju In­dus­tries gained seven sen to 26 sen. Bernama

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