Marginally lower

The Sun (Malaysia) - - MEDIA & MARKETING -

BURSA Malaysia fin­ished marginally lower yes­ter­day, ex­tend­ing last week’s losses on weak­en­ing palm oil prices and be­low ex­pec­ta­tion US eco­nomic data, deal­ers said.

The FBM KLCI fell 0.06 point to 1,665.32. It opened 0.1 point lower at 1,665.28 and moved be­tween 1,663.25 and 1,669.46 dur­ing the day.

Losers beat gain­ers by 460 to 324 while 365 coun­ters were un­changed, 502 un­traded and 27 sus­pended.

Among heavy­weights, TNB was flat at RM14.36, Pub­lic Bank eased 10 sen to RM19.78 while May­bank and Petronas Chem­i­cals rose 7 sen each to RM7.70 and RM6.77 re­spec­tively.

Mean­while, re­gional bourses were traded mixed as in­vestors cau­tiously watched the sec­ond de­bate be­tween Hil­lary Clin­ton and Don­ald Trump for signs of whether Trump can re­main a vi­able can­di­date pres­i­den­tial. “The risk of Trump be­ing re­placed with another can­di­date adds a new el­e­ment of un­cer­tainty for mar­kets,” he said. – Ber­nama

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