LOWER ON SLUGGISH SENTIMENT
BURSA Malaysia closed lower yesterday in line with regional peers, having weighed down by sluggish market sentiment, dealer said.
The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 0.17 point lower at 1,777.77 after moving between 1,773.64 and 1,778.18 throughout the session.
Losers thumped gainers by 624 to 259, with 342 counters unchanged, 607 untraded and 18 others suspended.
Volume fell to 1.35 billion units worth RM1.49 billion from 1.42 billion units worth RM1.75 billion on Wednesday.
Among the heavyweights, Sime Darby added one sen to RM9.42, both CIMB and Petronas Chemicals bagged two sen each to RM6.78 and RM7.03, respectively, while Tenaga was unchanged at RM14.22. Bernama