Bursa ends lower amid cau­tious mar­ket tone

The Sun (Malaysia) - - MEDIA & MARKETING -

SHARES on Bursa Malaysia ended lower yes­ter­day in a range bound trad­ing amid cau­tious mar­ket tone and lack of buy­ing mo­men­tum.

The bench­mark FBM KLCI ended at 1,626.93 points. The index opened 1.31 points higher at 1,629.97.

The mar­ket breadth was neg­a­tive as losers out­weighed gain­ers 543 to 213 with 342 coun­ters un­changed, 620 un­traded and 58 sus­pended.

Among Asian stock mar­kets, Ja­pan’s Nikkei 225 fell 0.27%% to 18,307.04, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng slipped 0.41% to 22,737.07, Korea’s Kospi im­proved 0.01% to 1,978.39 and Sin­ga­pore’s Straits Times went up 0.08% to 2,876.30.

Of heavy­weights, May­bank bagged 14 sen to RM7.89, Pub­lic Bank gained four sen to RM19.58, Petronas Chem­i­cals added one sen to RM6.80, TNB shed two sen to RM14.12 and Sime Darby eased one sen to RM8.15. – Ber­nama

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