SE Asia Stocks-Malaysia posts best week since May 2013

viernes 26 de diciembre de 2014 07:24 GYT

BANGKOK, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Malaysia's key index hit a more
than two-week high on Friday, marking the best weekly gain in 19
months, as inflows from domestic institutions lifted large caps
while the Thai benchmark rebounded after late buying in
dividend-yielding stocks.
    Malaysia's FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI index rose 0.8
percent to 1,764.44, the highest close since Dec. 10, with
shares of Public Bank up 3.1 percent, the top gainer
on the index and among actively-traded stocks by turnover.
    The key index notched up a 2.8 percent gain on the week, the
biggest since the week ended May 10, 2013.
    Domestic institutions bought shares worth a net 80.6 million
ringgit ($23.10 million) while foreign and local investors were
net sellers, stock exchange data showed.
    Thai SET index edged up 0.4 percent, trimming losses
on the week to 0.3 percent, its third straight week of declines,
led by shares of dividend yielding telecoms such as Advanced
Info Service and Intuch Holdings.
    Singapore was among outperformers on the week, with the key
Straits Times Index 2.3 percent, ending three
consecutive weeks of losses.
    The Indonesia and Philippine markets were
shut on Friday, with trading set to resume Monday.
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 Change on day
 Market             Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 Singapore          3353.68       3345.91       +0.23
 Kuala Lumpur       1764.44       1749.74       +0.84
 Bangkok            1510.41       1504.89       +0.37
 Ho Chi Minh         533.37        532.01       +0.26
 Change on year
 Market             Current       End 2013    Pct Move
 Singapore          3353.68       3167.43       +5.88
 Kuala Lumpur       1764.44       1866.96       -5.49
 Bangkok            1510.41       1298.71      +16.06
 Jakarta               --         4274.18      +20.89
 Manila                --         5889.83      +22.01
 Ho Chi Minh         533.37        504.63       +5.70
 ($1 = 3.4890 ringgit)

 (Reporting by Viparat Jantraprap; Editing by Biju Dwarakanath)