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SE Asia Stocks-Most slip on growth fears; Philippines rises ahead of cenbank meet

* Philippines posts record trade deficit in October

* Singapore set to post sixth session of losses

* Malaysian shares extend declines, hover near 2-year low

By Shanima A

Dec 11 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets fell

on Tuesday as lacklustre data from major economies including

China and Japan have fanned worries about global economic

activity, while Philippines shares edged higher ahead of the

central bank policy meeting this week.

The equities tracked broader Asia with MSCI's broadest index

of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan diving more

than 16 percent so far this year. It had surged 33.5 percent in


"I think it is a quiet trading day, probably because there

were a series of bad news from last week, and trade tensions

between China and the United States are still hanging over,"

said Joel Ng, analyst, Singapore-based KGI Securities.

Meanwhile, Beijing confirmed that Chinese Vice-Premier Liu

He spoke with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and trade

representative Robert Lighthizer on Tuesday, exchanging views on

pushing forward the next stage of trade talks.

Last weekend, China had reported a far weaker-than-expected

November exports and imports which hinted at a slower global and

domestic demand.

Singapore shares were on course to hit a sixth

consecutive session of declines, with losses being led by


Shares of Jardine Matheson Holdings slipped to

their lowest in nearly three weeks and Jardine Strategic

Holdings lost as much as 2.5 percent.

Malaysian shares dropped to their weakest since Jan.

5, 2017; poised to close lower for a sixth straight session.

Shares in lenders Malayan Banking Bhd and Public

Bank Bhd hovered around a four-week low.

Indonesian shares edged down to a nearly one-week

low, as consumer staples and telecom stocks accounted for most

of the declines on the index.

Thailand shares were subdued as the trading resumed

after a public holiday on Monday. Financial and consumer sectors

were in the red with shares of Siam Commercial Bank

extending losses to a third straight session, while convenience

stores operator CP All PCL dipped 1.1 percent.

Bucking the trend, the Philippines index gained ahead

of the central bank's monetary policy meeting scheduled for

Thursday. The central bank is widely expected to keep interest

rates steady with inflation seen easing further after it slowed

to a four-month low in November, a Reuters poll showed.

The country posted a record trade deficit in October after

the imports for the month climbed 21.4 percent to $10.3 billion

outpacing the 3.3 percent growth in exports, a data


Philippines was among the top two Asian countries to receive

the highest foreign inflows of $706 million in November.

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Market Current Previous close Pct Move

Singapore 3059.69 3072.44 -0.41

Bangkok 1641.87 1649.99 -0.49

Manila 7396.14 7348.21 0.65

Jakarta 6081.058 6111.36 -0.50

Kuala Lumpur 1657.21 1663.31 -0.37

Ho Chi Minh 953.4 955.89 -0.26

Change on year

Market Current End 2017 Pct Move

Singapore 3059.69 3402.92 -10.09

Bangkok 1641.87 1753.71 -6.38

Manila 7396.14 8558.42 -13.58

Jakarta 6081.058 6355.654 -4.32

Kuala Lumpur 1657.21 1796.81 -7.77

Ho Chi Minh 953.4 984.24 -3.13

(Reporting by Shanima A in Bengaluru, Editing by Sherry