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SE Asia Stocks-Most fall; Thailand plunges in 5th straight losing session

* Thai stocks hit more than three-month closing low

* Malaysia, Vietnam post 5th straight session of losses

By Rashmi Ashok

Oct 24 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets

extended their decline on Wednesday, with Thai shares plunging

to a three-month low as they played catch-up with regional peers

after a holiday and as the energy sector took a hit from a slump

in oil prices.

Thai shares closed 2.1 percent lower, marking their

lowest close in more than three months, as oil and gas refiner

PTT Public Co Ltd shed 3.5 percent and PTT Exploration

and Production PCL gave up 7.6 percent.

Oil fell to its lowest since late August on Wednesday,

pressured by worries that demand is weakening and supply ample

even as U.S. sanctions loom on oil exporter Iran.

"Aside from fears over the trade war's effects on GDP and

growth, the oil prices also have a large impact on our energy

sector. The negative trend in energy stocks can continue if

global prices remain affected," said Teerada Charnyingyong, an

analyst with Phillip capital Thailand.

Markets in Thailand were closed for a local holiday on

Tuesday when the rest of Southeast Asia marked losses across the


Indonesian stocks closed 1.5 percent lower, as

sector heavyweight PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk

shed 4.9 percent and wireless telecom provider PT XL Axiata Tbk

lost 2.1 percent.

Vietnamese shares posted their fifth straight session

of losses, closing 1.8 percent lower. Petrovietnam Gas Joint

Stock Corp lost 7 percent and food processor Masan

Group Corp shed 3.2 percent. The index has notched

losses of over 3.7 percent this week.

Philippine stocks slipped nearly 1 percent, as

financial and real-estate stocks weighed on the index.

Investment company Ayala Corp lost 0.8 percent and

lender BDO Unibank Inc fell 0.7 percent.

Malaysian shares erased gains in early trade to

close 0.5 percent lower, posting their fifth consecutive day of

losses. Telecom operator Axiata Group Berhad shed 2.5

percent and lender CIMB Group Holdings Berhad lost 0.9


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Change on the day

Market Current Previous close Pct Move

Singapore 3032.08 3031.39 0.02

Bangkok 1623.37 1658.56 -2.12

Manila 7129.42 7197.62 -0.95

Jakarta 5709.417 5797.891 -1.53

Kuala Lumpur 1690.04 1697.6 -0.45

Ho Chi Minh 922.73 939.68 -1.80

Change on year

Market Current End prev yr Pct Move

Singapore 3032.08 3402.92 -10.90

Bangkok 1623.37 1753.71 -7.43

Manila 7129.42 8,558.42 -16.70

Jakarta 5709.417 6,355.65 -10.17

Kuala Lumpur 1690.04 1796.81 -5.94

Ho Chi Minh 922.73 984.24 -6.25

(Reporting by Rashmi Ashok in Bengaluru; Editing by Amrutha