SE Asia Stocks-Fall on week; Malaysia at near 8-month low

viernes 7 de agosto de 2015 07:13 GYT

BANGKOK, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock
markets fell on Friday, with the Malaysian index sliding to its
lowest in nearly eight months as the ringgit hit
another pre-peg 17-year low, while investors awaited U.S. jobs
data for direction on interest rates.
    The Kuala Lumpur composite index was down 0.7
percent, its lowest close since December and down 2.4 percent on
the week, the region's second-worst performer. Shares of Maybank
 shed 1.2 percent, among most actively traded.
    Foreign investors sold shares worth a net 279 million
ringgit ($71.14 million) on the day, a third straight day of net
selling, stock exchange data showed. 
    Stocks in the region performed poorly on the week ahead of
U.S. jobs data for July that could spur the Federal Reserve to
raise interest rates as early as next month. 
    Thailand reversed gains from the previous week amid
foreign outflows. Indonesia and Singapore both
posted a third straight week of losses, while the Philippines
 declined for the second straight week.
    The Singapore stock market was closed on Friday, and will
reopen Tuesday.
    Vietnam's benchmark VN Index advanced 0.45 percent on
the day, trimming its weekly fall to 2.8 percent, the region's
worst performer. 
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 Change on day
 Market             Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 Kuala Lumpur       1682.65       1694.64       -0.71
 Bangkok            1428.79       1430.58       -0.13
 Jakarta            4770.30       4806.56       -0.75
 Manila             7532.52       7589.95       -0.76
 Ho Chi Minh         603.76        601.04       +0.45
 Change on year
 Market             Current       End 2014    Pct Move
 Singapore             --         3365.15       -5.01
 Kuala Lumpur       1682.65       1761.25       -4.46
 Bangkok            1428.79       1497.67       -4.60
 Jakarta            4770.30       5226.95       -8.74
 Manila             7532.52       7230.57       +4.18
 Ho Chi Minh         603.76        545.63      +10.65
 ($1 = 3.9220 ringgit)

 (Reporting by Viparat Jantraprap; Editing by Biju Dwarakanath)