Shares on Bursa Malaysia closed slightly lower on Tuesday, weighed down by losses in selected heavyweight counters.
The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) shed 3.88 points to 1,792.48 after hovering between 1,785.41 and 1,792.48 throughout the day.
Leading the heavyweights, Maybank trimmed three sen to RM9.97, CIMB fell five sen to RM7.90, Axiata and Maxis slid one sen each to RM6.90 and RM7 respectively, while Sime Darby eased two sen to RM9.50.
The subdued performance of the key index today was also influenced by bearish trading on most regional markets.
Japan's Nikkei 225 inched down 0.07 per cent to 14,732.61 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index was 0.82 per cent lower at 23,179.04.
Nearer to home, Singapore's Straits Times Index declined 0.07 per cent to 3,211.85.
Back home, the Industrial Index was up 5.66 points to 3,053.9 and the Plantation Index added 29.81 points to 8,367.18.
The Finance Index slid 146.33 points to 16,789.47.
The FBM Emas Index dipped 22.25 points to 12,442.93, the FBMT100 decreased 23.14 points to 12,183.61, and the FBM 70 Index fell 13.29 points to 14,121.07 but the FBM ACE Index improved 62.68 points to 5,488.58.
Losers led gainers 388 to 372, with 287 counters unchanged, 533 untraded and 13 others suspended.
Turnover went up to 1.92 billion shares worth RM1.85 billion from 2.13 billion shares worth RM1.78 billion yesterday.
Volume on the Main Market rose to 1.39 billion shares valued at RM1.73 billion from 1.30 billion shares valued at RM1.62 billion on Monday.
Turnover on the ACE market fell to 485.059 million shares worth RM115.61 million from Monday's 792.06 million shares worth RM148.69 million.
Total warrants increased to 47.75 million units worth RM3.76 million from 38.92 million units worth RM4.58 million yesterday.
Among actives, The Media Shoppe rose two sen to 17.5 sen, China Stationery chalked up one sen to 21 sen, Pelikan went up 6.5 sen to 56 sen and Green Packet increased six sen to 52 sen.
MAS was flat at 32.5 sen.
Consumer products accounted for 199.94 million shares on the Main Market, industrial products 215.83 million, construction 53.56 million, trade and services 406.74 million, technology 198.95 million, infrastructure 27.98 million, SPAC 48.51 million, finance 55.03 million, hotels 418,700, properties
155.68 million, plantations 23.06 million, mining 129,700, REITs 4.28 million, and closed/fund 16,000.-- Bernama