l The ASPI ended lower amid subdued activity levels. Declines exceeded advances by 2:1 at market close, including sharp drops in JKH and SAMP which collectively accounted for nearly 40% of the day’s turnover.
l Banks, Finance & Insurance was the most actively traded sector (-0.68%)
l Construction & Engineering was the best performing sector (+1.37%), supported by gains on AEL (+1.89%)
l Information technology was the worst performing sector (-4.05%), dragged down by a decline in ECL (-2.17%) - (JKSB)