SE Asia Stocks-Thai stocks extend gains; Vietnam snaps losing streak

Reuters

BANGKOK, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Thai stocks rose for a sixth

session on Tuesday, while Vietnam's shares ended four days of

falls, joining global equities in gains on hopes of a U.S.

budget deal, with investors buying shares in Thai banks ahead of

the reporting season.

Bangkok's SET index ended up 0.9 percent at

1,472.90, its highest close in more than three weeks, pushing

the benchmark close to a key 1,500 mark last hit in late July.

Shares of large-cap banks outperformed, including Krung Thai

Bank Pcl, Kasikornbank Pcl, Siam Commercial

Bank Pcl and Bangkok Bank Pcl. They are due to

report their July-September earnings from this week to Oct. 22.

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index inched up 0.4 percent,

but investors were still cautious, awaiting third-quarter

earnings expected next week.

Stock exchanges in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the

Philippines are shut for a market holiday and will re-open on

Wednesday.

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SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS

Change on day

Market Current Prev Close Pct Move

TR SE Asia Index* 417.24 415.74 +0.36

Bangkok 1472.90 1459.84 +0.89

Ho Chi Minh 495.72 493.62 +0.43

Change on year

Market Current End prev yr Pct Move

TR SE Asia Index* 417.24 424.10 -1.62

Singapore -- 3167.08 -0.06

Kuala Lumpur -- 1688.95 +5.67

Bangkok 1472.90 1391.93 +5.82

Jakarta -- 4316.69 +4.71

Manila -- 5812.73 +10.84

Ho Chi Minh 495.72 413.73 +19.82

* The Thomson Reuters South East Asia Index is a

highly representative indicator of stocks listed in Indonesia,

Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Stock Market Volume (shares)

Market Current Volume Average Volume 30 days

Bangkok 9,698,082 8,533,172

Ho Chi Minh 50,449 55,052

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