Published: Monday December 31, 2012 MYT 9:19:00 AM
Updated: Monday December 31, 2012 MYT 11:29:45 AM
Malaysia's blue chips open lower, Axiata weighs
KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI opened lower on Monday, the last trading day of the year, on some mild profit taking on key stocks including Axiata, Public Bank, CIMB and Tenaga after hitting an all-time high last Friday.
At 9.07am, the KLCI was down 4.80 points to 1,676.53.Turnover was 24.78 million shares valued at RM13.04mil. There were 63 gainers, 63 losers and 111 counters unchanged.
Axiata fell nine sen to RM6.65 and Tenaga was down four sen to RM6.90 while among the banks, Public Bank fell eight sen to RM16.22 and CIMB shed seven sen to RM7.60.
KLCCP fell the most, down 13 sen to RM6.17 with just 100 shares done while Lafarge slipped 10 sen to RM9.32, also with 100 units transacted.