SE Asia Stocks - Philippines up amid inflows; Thai at 14-month low

martes 21 de julio de 2015 06:40 GYT

BANGKOK, July 21 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stock markets
ended mixed on Tuesday, with the Philippines touching a near
one-month high amid inflows into select large-caps, while the
Thai benchmark hit a near 14-month low with banks and
contractors leading the declines.
    The Philippine composite index climbed 1.2 percent to
its highest close since June 24. SM Prime Holdings 
rose 1.9 percent and JG Summit Holdings gained 2.7
percent, helped by foreign-investor buying, exchange data
    The Philippine bourse said it got net foreign inflows of 662
million peso ($14.7 million) on the day.
    The Thai SET index shed 1.3 percent, its sixth
straight day of decline. The index ended at its lowest close
since June 2, 2014.
    Lender Kasikornbank was the most actively traded
and dropped 3.5 percent partly due to short-selling, while
builder Italian Thai Development plunged 6.8 percent on
concerns over possible delays in government construction
    Singapore's key index erased early gains and
finished slightly lower, while Malaysia hit its highest
close since June 8. Vietnam fell for a second successive
day to a more than two-week low.
    MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan
 was up 0.4 percent, while gold prices steadied
after plunging in recent sessions. 
 Change on day
 Market             Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 Singapore          3371.41       3373.48       -0.06
 Kuala Lumpur       1736.19       1724.13       +0.70
 Bangkok            1447.44       1466.71       -1.31
 Manila             7627.96       7541.17       +1.15
 Ho Chi Minh         616.61        620.54       -0.63
 Change on year
 Market             Current       End 2014    Pct Move
 Singapore          3371.41       3365.15       +0.19
 Kuala Lumpur       1736.19       1761.25       -1.42
 Bangkok            1447.44       1497.67       -3.35
 Jakarta               --         5226.95       -6.83
 Manila             7627.96       7230.57       +5.50
 Ho Chi Minh         616.61        545.63      +13.01
 ($1 = 45.2030 Philippine pesos)

 (Reporting by Viparat Jantraprap; Editing by Prateek