SE Asia Stocks - Thai index bounces off two-week low; Indonesia weak

lunes 22 de junio de 2015 06:29 GYT

BANGKOK, June 22 (Reuters) - Thai shares rebounded on
Monday, helped by short-covering in aviation and tourism-related
stocks, while most others in Southeast Asia gained, in line with
Asian stock markets amid hopes for a Greek debt deal.
    Bangkok's SET index closed the day up 0.8 percent,
recovering from a more than two-week closing low on Friday.
About 7.7 billion shares changed hands, close to a full-day
average over the past 30 trading days.
    Investors bought back shares of hoteliers, sending Minor
International 3.6 percent higher after Thailand said
it had no new cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
(MERS) after the report of its first case last week.
    Airport operator Airports of Thailand and airline
shares such as Nok Airlines led the rebound among
aviation shares but the market remained wary of the
international aviation agency's safety rating downgrade.
    The Jakarta composite index bucked the trend, ending
down 0.5 percent, led by a 1 percent loss in Bank Rakyat
Indonesia and Telkom Indonesia, which fell
1.9 percent amid a downbeat economic forecast.
    Indonesia's Finance Minister said the government is lowering
its economic growth assumption for 2016 to 5.5-6 percent,
compared with the previous target of 5.8-6.2 percent set last
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 Change on day
 Market             Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 Singapore          3315.13       3300.96       +0.43
 Kuala Lumpur       1732.76       1721.77       +0.64
 Bangkok            1504.06       1491.46       +0.84
 Jakarta            4959.25       4985.01       -0.52
 Manila             7609.14       7601.17       +0.10
 Ho Chi Minh         594.08        584.70       +1.60
 Change on year
 Market             Current       End 2014    Pct Move
 Singapore          3315.13       3365.15       -1.49
 Kuala Lumpur       1732.76       1761.25       -1.62
 Bangkok            1504.06       1497.67       +0.43
 Jakarta            4959.25       5226.95       -5.12
 Manila             7609.14       7230.57       +5.24
 Ho Chi Minh         594.08        545.63       +8.88
 (Reporting by Viparat Jantraprap; Editing by Prateek