SE Asia Stocks-Most steady to weaker; Indonesia outperforms

lunes 19 de octubre de 2015 06:59 GYT

Oct 19 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stock markets were flat
to weaker on Monday, but Indonesia outperformed the region as a
raft of Chinese data showed the economy slowing while still
managing to reassure investors it was not in danger of a hard
    The Jakarta Composite Index ended 1.1 percent firmer
at its highest since Oct. 12, with $19.30 million foreign
    China's better-than-expected GDP numbers have given some
support to the Indonesian market, said Muhamad Alfatih, an
analyst with Jakarta-based Samuel Sekuritas, but added the index
was recovering from last week's 1.47 percent fall. 
    Singapore-based Net Research Asia in an investor note said
sentiment continues to be cautiously optimistic.
    "Earnings announcements to date have not disappointed and
expectations are mainly that the Fed will likely delay any
interest rate hikes into 2016 given the external economy remains
volatile and is likely to have a subdued impact on the U.S.
economy," it said.
    While China's September-quarter growth data was its weakest
since the global financial crisis, it was still better than
market expectations - indicating that recent stimulus measures
were having an impact. 
    Vietnam rose for a third straight session to close
0.3 percent higher, while Malaysia ended 0.1 percent
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 Change on the day
 Market             Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 Singapore          3024.50       3030.61       -0.20
 Kuala Lumpur       1718.20       1716.82       +0.08
 Bangkok            1416.91       1418.38       -0.10
 Jakarta            4569.84       4521.88       +1.06
 Manila             7054.86       7055.74       -0.01
 Ho Chi Minh         594.61        593.02       +0.25
 Change on year
 Market             Current       End 2014    Pct Move
 Singapore          3024.50       3365.15      -10.12
 Kuala Lumpur       1718.20       1761.25       -2.44
 Bangkok            1416.91       1497.67       -5.39
 Jakarta            4569.84       5226.95      -12.57
 Manila             7054.86       7230.57       -2.43
 Ho Chi Minh         594.61        545.63       +8.98
 ($1 = 13,530.0000 rupiah)

 (Reporting by Shihar Aneez in COLOMBO and Fransiska Nangoy in
JAKARTA; Editing by Anand Basu)