SE Asia Stocks-End mixed as foreign investors sell ahead of Fed

miércoles 10 de febrero de 2016 06:53 GYT

BANGKOK, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stock markets
ended mixed on Wednesday, with Singapore shares recovering
partly from early losses, as investors awaited Congressional
testimony from U.S. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen for clues
to the outlook for monetary policy.
    Singapore's benchmark Straits Times Index finished
down 1.6 percent, slipping more than 3 percent at one point,
partly reflecting weaknesses in the region during the Lunar New
Year holiday period when the city-state bourse was shut.
    Stocks in Malaysia lost about 1 percent on resuming
trade after a four-day weekend. Indonesia extended
losses for a second day, pulled further away from a near
six-month closing high hit late last week.
    Thailand and the Philippines ended slightly
higher, reversing weaknesses in the early trading hours, in line
with Asian stocks which were marginally down by
0.08 percent. 
    Foreign selling hit shares across the region. Thailand saw
net foreign selling worth 2.5 billion baht ($70.74 million) and
Malaysia worth 118 million ringgit ($28.65 million), stock
exchange data showed.
    Vietnam will remain closed for the Lunar New Year
holiday through Friday.
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 Change on day
 Market             Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 Singapore          2582.10       2623.21       -1.57
 Kuala Lumpur       1644.41       1662.46       -1.09
 Bangkok            1304.74       1303.96       +0.06
 Jakarta            4732.48       4768.63       -0.76
 Manila             6637.48       6637.43        0.00
 Change on year
 Market             Current       End 2015    Pct Move
 Singapore          2582.10       2882.73      -10.43
 Kuala Lumpur       1644.41       1692.51       -2.84
 Bangkok            1304.74       1288.02       +1.30
 Jakarta            4732.48       4593.00       +3.04
 Manila             6637.48       6952.08       -4.53
 Ho Chi Minh            --         579.03       -5.92
 ($1 = 35.3400 baht)
($1 = 4.1180 ringgit)

 (Reporting by Viparat Jantraprap; Editing by Anupama Dwivedi)