Shares on Bursa Malaysia closed lower Thursday due to the extended sell-off in heavyweights.
The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) shed 9.9 points to end at its intra-day low of 1,774.16.
Heavyweights, Maybank fell eight sen to RM9.77, CIMB slipped five sen to RM7.74, Petronas Chemicals trimmed 12 sen to RM6.78, Sime Darby was one sen lower at RM9.50 and Maxis declined two sen to RM7.02.
Sentiment in most regional market were subdued as the latest round of US debt ceiling battle raged on in the US.
Regionally, Japan's Nikkei 225 was higher by 1.22 per cent to 14,799.12, Hong Kong's Hang Seng eased 0.36 per cent to 23,125.03 and China's Shanghai Composite lost 1.94 per cent to 2,155.81.
Back home, the Industrial Index fell 8.99 points to 3,038.29, the
Plantation Index dipped 4.49 points to 8,349.75, the Finance Index erased 140.10 points to 16,491.07 and the FBM Emas Index decreased 65.46 points to 12,331.88.
The FBMT100 trimmed 68.64 points to 12,066.24, the FBM 70 Index fell 85.07 points to 14,014.41 but the FBM ACE Index added 23.22 points to 5,515.27.
Losers led gainers 404 to 327, with 297 counters unchanged, 555 untraded and 26 others were suspended.
Turnover fell to 2.14 billion shares, worth RM1.87 billion, from 2.21 billion shares, worth RM2.05 billion, recorded yesterday.
Volume on the Main Market rose to 1.61 billion shares, valued at RM1.74 billion, from 1.72 billion shares, valued at RM1.91 billion, registered on Wednesday.
Turnover on the ACE market fell to 454.41 million units, worth RM124.33 million, from Wednesday's 453.29 million units worth RM128.68 million.
Total warrants increased to 68.75 million units, worth RM4.28 million, from 33.55 million units, worth RM4.25 million, transacted yesterday.
Among actives, MAS added one sen to 34 sen, The Media Shoppe increased one sen to 18.5 sen, China Stationery was 1.5 sen higher at 23 sen and SerSol was flat at RM1.02.
Consumer products accounted for 261.55 million shares on the Main Market, industrial products 178.70 million, construction 80.40 million, trade and services 529.51 million, technology 123.29 million, infrastructure 40.48 million, SPAC 175.54 million, finance 74.19 million, hotels 1.55 million, properties 127.28 million, plantations 13 million, mining 17,000, REITs 5.69
million, and closed/fund 24,000.-- Bernama