BURSA AT NEAR 2-WEEK LOW

New Straits Times - - Business -

BURSA Malaysia fin­ished at a near two-week low to­day, weighed by losses in fi­nancelinked coun­ters, fol­low­ing the shock­ing an­nounce­ment about the aborted Ban­dar Malaysia Sdn Bhd eq­uity sale deal.

The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) lost 13.84 points to 1,758.67 af­ter fluc­tu­at­ing be­tween 1,754.23 and 1,768.71 through­out the day. The in­dex opened 4.58 points lower at 1,767.93 from Wed­nes­day’s close of 1,772.51.

Mar­ket breadth was neg­a­tive, with losers out­pac­ing gain­ers 825 to 185, while 293 coun­ters were un­changed, 447 un­traded and 29 oth­ers sus­pended. Vol­ume nar­rowed to 3.44 bil­lion units worth RM2.89 bil­lion.

Among heavy­weights, fi­nancere­lated coun­ters saw drops, in­clud­ing May­bank, which fell seven sen to RM9.20, Pub­lic Bank slid 16 sen to RM19.98 and CIMB trimmed two sen to RM5.79. Ber­nama

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