BANGKOK, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stocksposted small gains on Friday as large caps and stocks such asWilmar International
and Aboitiz Power Corp
regained some lost ground, but the region remained wary of aslowing global economy.
Singapore's Straits Times Index
edged up 0.3percent after four sessions of losses as commodities reboundedafter a drop earlier in the week. The index was down 2.13percent on the week, its worst weekly loss since May andSoutheast Asia's worst performing market.
The Philippine index
closed up 0.3 percent at5,369.72, after having fallen at one point to its lowest in morethan one week. It ended the week down 1.3 percent, after twosuccessive weeks of gains.
Among weak spots, Malaysia eased 0.13 percent on Friday,down 0.4 percent on the week. Foreign investors sold sharesworth 88.5 million ringgit ($28.86 million) during the sessionwhile local institutions were net buyers, stock exchange datashowed.
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SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Change on dayMarket Current Prev Close Pct MoveTR SE Asia Index* 417.22 415.18 +0.49Singapore 3041.75 3032.66 +0.30Kuala Lumpur 1653.36 1655.47 -0.13Bangkok 1296.98 1294.90 +0.16Jakarta 4311.39 4284.97 +0.62Manila 5369.72 5353.47 +0.30Ho Chi Minh 392.54 394.19 -0.42Change on yearMarket Current End prev yr Pct MoveTR SE Asia Index* 417.22 346.30 +20.48Singapore 3041.75 2646.35 +14.94Kuala Lumpur 1653.36 1530.73 +8.01Bangkok 1296.98 1025.32 +26.50Jakarta 4311.39 3821.99 +12.80Manila 5369.72 4371.96 +22.82Ho Chi Minh 392.54 351.55 +11.66
* The Thomson Reuters South East Asia Index
is ahighly representative indicator of stocks listed in Indonesia,Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
Stock Market Volume (shares)Market Current Volume Average Volume 30 daysSingapore 270,745,000 300,679,900Kuala Lumpur 110,012,800 155,839,027Bangkok 7,362,662 6,748,024Jakarta 5,733,948,000 3,527,691,433Manila 73,733 86,895Ho Chi Minh 55,380 38,208
($1 = 3.0670 Malaysian ringgit)
(Reporting by Viparat Jantraprap; Editing by Sunil Nair)
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