Broadly lower

The Sun (Malaysia) - - MEDIA & MARKETING -

BURSA Malaysia ended in the red yes­ter­day, weighed down by sell­ing pres­sure in small-cap­i­tal coun­ters and losses in fi­nance in­dex-re­lated coun­ters. The FBM KLCI closed at 1,677.18, down 9.26 points. Over­all, de­clin­ers led gainers by 636 to 206, while 317 coun­ters were un­changed, 511un­traded and 20 sus­pended.

The mar­ket re­acted to re­gional mar­kets’ weaker per­for­mance. Adding to the pres­sure in the lo­cal mar­ket, Brent crude fell 1.4% to due to an over­sup­ply cri­sis which is ex­pected to pro­long un­til next year.

Of the fi­nance coun­ters, CIMB fell 16 sen to RM4.74, RHB Bank and AMMB gave up 8 sen to RM4.85 and RM4.26 re­spec­tively, May­bank eased 1 sen to RM7.94 and Hong Leong gained 22 sen to RM15.92.

Of the heavy­weights, Ax­i­ata slipped 16 sen to RM5.49, Sime Darby lost 7 sen to RM7.79, Sa­pu­raKen­cana and MISC fell 5 sen each to RM1.57 and RM7.61 re­spec­tively and Petronas Chem­i­cals eased 3 sen to RM6.65. – Ber­nama

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