SE Asia Stocks-Higher amid inflows; Jakarta, Manila outperform

viernes 28 de febrero de 2014 06:46 GYT
 

BANGKOK, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Indonesian stocks rose on
Friday, posting their biggest monthly gain in a year along with
a rise in the rupiah and optimism about its current account
balance, while Philippines climbed to a near four-month high
helped by foreign-led buying.
    Jakarta's Composite Index ended up 1.1 percent on
the day and was up 4.6 percent on the month, its best since
February 2013.
    The rupiah rose further on Friday after the central
bank said the country's current-account deficit would be
narrower in the first quarter. 
    The Philippines was up 1.1 percent at 6,424.99, the
highest close since Nov. 7, racking up a 6.4 percent gain on the
month and was Southeast Asia's best performer.
    Other Southeast Asian stock markets pushed higher, with Thai
shares finishing up 0.6 percent, taking their gain in
February to about 4 percent after four straight months of
decline.
    Domestic political tensions remained in focus though,
brokers said.
    A senior Thai minister rejected a proposal for talks from
the leader of an anti-government protest movement on Friday as
demonstrators rallied at ministries to put pressure on Prime
Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step down. 
    Foreign investors were net buyers across Southeast Asian
stock exchanges, with Thailand reporting foreign buying of 825
million baht ($25.3 million) on Friday, stock exchange data
showed.
    Indonesia posted net foreign inflows of 517.6 million rupiah
($44,400), for Malaysia it was 419 million ringgit ($127.7
million) and the Philippines 965 million peso ($21.6 million),
according to Thomson Reuters and stock exchange data.

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SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
 Change on day
 Market             Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*   397.70        395.62       +0.53
 Singapore          3110.78       3096.74       +0.45
 Kuala Lumpur       1835.66       1831.66       +0.22
 Bangkok            1325.33       1318.05       +0.55
 Jakarta            4620.21       4568.94       +1.12
 Manila             6424.99       6354.79       +1.10
 Ho Chi Minh         586.48        584.79       +0.29
 
 Change on year
 Market             Current       End 2013    Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*   397.70        388.37       +2.40
 Singapore          3110.78       3167.43       -1.79
 Kuala Lumpur       1835.66       1866.96       -1.68
 Bangkok            1325.33       1298.71       +2.05
 Jakarta            4620.21       4274.18       +8.10
 Manila             6424.99       5889.83       +9.09
 Ho Chi Minh         586.48        504.63      +16.22
 
* The Thomson Reuters South East Asia Index               is a
highly representative indicator of stocks listed in Indonesia,
Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
    
 Stock Market Volume (shares)
 Market          Current Volume    Average Volume 30 days
 Singapore         302,515,500          202,177,460      
 Kuala Lumpur      180,935,100          136,399,623      
 
 Bangkok             6,535,638            5,263,913      
 Jakarta         3,586,840,800        3,269,158,700    
 Manila                101,030               81,245    
 Ho Chi Minh           119,409              125,628