Bursa Malaysia ends lower, tracking weaker regional bourses

BURSA Malaysia ended lower today, driven by continuous selling in selected plantation and financial services counters, in tandem with the weaker performance on the regional markets, dealers said.

At 5pm, the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) declined 7.89 points to end at 1,454.83 from 1,462.72 at Monday’s close.

The barometer index opened 0.14 of-a-point easier at 1,462.58, being the highest point for the day and moved to as low as 1,452.48 during the session.

On the broader market, decliners outpaced gainers 688 to 309, with 403 counters unchanged, 899 untraded and seven others suspended.

Turnover increased marginally to 4.09 billion units worth RM2.39 bil against Monday’s 4.01 billion units worth RM2.37 bil. – Sept 5, 2023

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