FBM KLCI ends easier for second straight day

The benchmark index closed down 2.6 points, or 0.18%, at 1,453.29.

PETALING JAYA: Despite opening higher at the start of the opening bell, the FBM KLCI succumbed to mild profit-taking activities. The benchmark index closed down 2.6 points, or 0.18%, at 1,453.29.

Losers outnumbered gainers 533 to 417 on a trade of 3.7 billion shares worth RM2.08bil on the broader market.

At Bursa Malaysia, Rapid Synergy Bhd slid 50 sen to RM27.40, Batu Kawan Bhd fell 30 sen to RM20.20, Coastal Contracts Bhd lost 19 sen to RM1.75 and Chin Hin Group Bhd declined 15 sen to RM3.83.

Allianz Malaysia Bhd rose 28 sen to RM17.88, Fraser & Neave Holdings Bhd gained 28 sen to RM27.28, Nestle (M) Bhd added 20 sen to RM121.60 and Sam Engineering & Equipment (M) Bhd advanced 14 sen to RM4.35.

On the foreign exchange market, the ringgit was up 0.06% against the greenback to 4.6798. It was down 0.11% against the pound sterling to 5.8534 and up 0.19% against the Singapore dollar to 3.4933.

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