Heavyweights drag market to close lower
BURSA Malaysia closed lower yesterday weighed down by losses in heavyweights led by Maybank and Genting.
At 5pm, the FBM KLCI fell 4.89 points, or 0.29 per cent, to close at 1,669.03.
The benchmark index, which opened 0.03 of-a-point higher at 1,673.95, moved between 1,666.25 and 1,674.20 throughout the day.
Maybank lost 13 sen to RM7.79 and Genting fell nine sen to RM7.76.
Dealers said the easier local bourse was also in tandem with some regional markets as investor sentiments were affected by the fresh round of major corporate earnings reports across the region. – Bernama