SE Asia Stocks-Mostly lower on growth concerns; US non-farm data eyed

viernes 2 de octubre de 2015 07:33 GYT

Oct 2 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets ended
slightly weaker on Friday as investors continued dumping
emerging market assets amid a grim growth outlook ahead of U.S.
nonfarm payrolls data, due later in the day.
    If the widely-watched U.S. nonfarm payrolls data is strong,
analysts expect it may signal the Federal Reserve to raise rates
    Many investors are still braced for the next downward move
due to a possible Fed rate hike. 
    The final Caixin/Markit China Manufacturing Purchasing
Managers' Index (PMI) for September was slightly down from
August but was a touch higher than a preliminary reading, a
survey released on Thursday showed. 
    Singapore-based Net Research Asia said the weak number had
some guessing whether the Chinese government would announce any
stimulus measures during its week-long holiday.
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 Change on day 
 Market             Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 Singapore          2793.15       2780.85       -0.31
 Kuala Lumpur       1628.80       1633.93       -0.31
 Bangkok            1346.35       1345.15       +0.09
 Jakarta            4207.80       4254.88       -1.11
 Manila             6850.61       6890.94       -0.59
 Ho Chi Minh         562.31        563.54       -0.22
 Change on year
 Market             Current       End 2014    Pct Move
 Singapore          2793.15       3365.15      -17.00
 Kuala Lumpur       1628.80       1761.25       -7.52
 Bangkok            1346.35       1497.67      -10.10
 Jakarta            4207.80       5226.95      -19.50
 Manila             6850.61       7230.57       -5.25
 Ho Chi Minh         562.31        545.63       +3.06
 ($1 = 4.4100 ringgit)

 (Reporting by Shihar Aneez; Editing by Sunil Nair)