Lower on weak sen­ti­ment

The Star Malaysia - StarBiz - - Stocks - — Ber­nama

BURSA Malaysia edged lower with the key in­dex clos­ing at a nine-month low as weak mar­ket sen­ti­ment curbed in­vestors risk ap­petite re­gion­ally, deal­ers said.

The bench­mark FBM KLCI fin­ished at 1,714.42, down 5.44 points from Mon­day's close of 1,719.86.

The mar­ket bell­wether, which opened 3.74 points lower at 1,716.12, moved in the red ter­ri­tory through­out the day.

Sell­ing was mostly spot­ted in bluechips, led by Gent­ing and small cap­i­tal­i­sa­tion stocks.

The over­all mar­ket breadth was weaker, in tan­dem with re­gional peers with losers thump­ing gain­ers.

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