BURSA FINISHES LOWER
BURSA Malaysia closed lower yesterday on profit-taking in most of the heavyweights amid mixed sentiments in Asian markets, said dealers.
At the close, the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI lost 5.96 points, or 0.33 per cent, to 1,772.51 after fluctuating between 1,770.06 and 1,784.79. The index opened 0.41 of a point higher at 1,778.88.
Market breadth was negative, with losers outpacing gainers 535 to 391, while 391 counters were unchanged, 432 untraded and 17 others suspended. Volume, however, widened to 3.9 billion units worth RM3.04 billion from 3.88 billion units worth RM3.48 billion on Tuesday.
Among heavyweights, Petronas Chemicals and Genting Malaysia slid 13 sen to RM7.15 and RM5.86, respectively, CIMB Group eased seven sen to RM5.81, IOI Corp shed eight sen to RM4.51 and Public Bank was 10 sen lower at RM20.14. Bernama