Blue chips lead losses
BURSA Malaysia extended Wednesday’s losses to close lower, in line with most regional peers, on continued profit-taking in selected heavyweights, consumer and technology counters, dealers said.
At the close, the FBM KLCI was 4.70 points weaker to end at 1,781.37 after moving between 1,786.14 and 1,780.79 throughout the day.
Volume shrank to 1.9 billion units worth RM1.81bil from 2.70 billion units valued at RM1.85bil on Wednesday.
Among the top losers, British American Tobacco lost 68 sen to RM43.62, Globetronics declined 37 sen to RM5.97 while United Plantation Bhd dipped 34 sen to RM9.46. – Bernama