SE Asia Stocks-Mostly up; Philippines, Vietnam outperform on financials

martes 5 de mayo de 2015 07:15 GYT

May 5 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stock markets mostly ended
firmer on Tuesday, bucking the regional trend on slowing growth
in China, while Philippine and Vietnam shares outperformed the
region, led by financials. 
    The Philippine key index rose as much as 1.3 percent
to its highest since April 28, helped by a 2 percent gain in SM
Prime Holdings and 1.9 percent rise in BDO Unibank
    Vietnam's benchmark VN Index gained 1.4 percent,
rebounding from the lowest level in nearly a month in the
previous session, with banking and insurance stocks lending
    Malaysia saw foreign inflow of $12.73 million, Indonesia
witnessed $34.87 million, and Philippines $8.92 million. 
    The Jakarta Composite index added 0.4 percent,
though the country's economic growth in the first quarter
slumped to its weakest annual pace since 2009, hit by soft
global demand and falling commodities prices. 
    The Singapore index dropped 0.3 percent, at a near
one-month low. 
    Asian stock markets mostly fell after a survey released on
Monday showed China's factories suffered their fastest drop in
activity in a year in April. Surveys for Taiwan and Japan showed
an index of factory activity slid below the 50-point level that
separates growth from contraction compared to the previous
    The Thai stock market was closed on Tuesday for a public
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 Change on day
 Market             Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 Singapore          3471.19       3482.70       -0.33
 Kuala Lumpur       1827.42       1818.27       +0.50
 Jakarta            5160.31       5141.14       +0.37
 Manila             7919.21       7816.44       +1.31
 Ho Chi Minh         552.65        565.77       +1.39
 Change on year
 Market             Current       End 2014    Pct Move
 Singapore          3471.19       3365.15       +3.15
 Kuala Lumpur       1827.42       1761.25       +3.76
 Bangkok            1526.74       1497.67       +1.94
 Jakarta            5160.31       5226.95       -1.27
 Manila             7919.21       7230.57       +9.52
 Ho Chi Minh         552.65        545.63       +1.29
 ($1 = 3.6090 ringgit)
($1 = 13,045.0000 rupiah)
($1 = 44.5850 Philippine pesos)

 (Reporting by Shihar Aneez; Editing by Biju Dwarakanath)