BANGKOK, Oct 14 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stocks
ended weaker on Monday, with foreign investors further selling
shares in Malaysia and players trimming equities holdings in
emerging markets amid the budget impasse in the U.S.
Trading volumes in Singapore and the Philippines were just a
third of a full-day average over the past 30 sessions, while in
Malaysia it was around half the average.
Malaysia's benchmark index ended down 0.06 percent
after a rangebound session, with large-cap bank CIMB Group
Holdings among the most actively traded.
The Malaysian bourse said foreign investors sold shares
worth a net 44 million ringgit ($13.84 million), extending their
net selling for a sixth straight session.
In Bangkok, selective buying in mid-cap shares such as TMB
Bank Pcl helped the benchmark SET index recoup
early losses, to edge up 0.14 percent.
TMB Bank shares jumped 5.7 percent, their biggest daily
percentage gain in almost seven weeks, after a news report that
Japanese Mizuho Financial Group planned to buy a stake
in the Thai bank.
Foreign investors bought Thai shares worth a net 885 million
baht ($28.31 million), adding to their net buying of almost 3
billion baht ($95.97 million) over the past two sessions,
Thomson Reuters and stock exchange data showed.
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index lost 0.18 percent on
technical adjustment, extending its losses for the fourth
The Indonesian market is shut on Monday and Tuesday, and
will resume on Wednesday. Markets in Malaysia, Singapore and the
Philippines will be shut on Tuesday.
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SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Change on day
Market Current Prev Close Pct Move
TR SE Asia Index* 415.71 416.57 -0.21
Singapore 3165.25 3179.71 -0.45
Kuala Lumpur 1784.76 1785.75 -0.06
Bangkok 1459.84 1457.78 +0.14
Manila 6442.70 6489.80 -0.73
Ho Chi Minh 493.62 494.53 -0.18
Change on year
Market Current End prev yr Pct Move
TR SE Asia Index* 415.71 424.10 -1.98
Singapore 3165.25 3167.08 -0.06
Kuala Lumpur 1784.76 1688.95 +5.67
Bangkok 1459.84 1391.93 +4.88
Jakarta -- 4316.69 +4.71
Manila 6442.70 5812.73 +10.84
Ho Chi Minh 493.62 413.73 +19.31
* 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
Singapore 83,317,900 272,313,503
Kuala Lumpur 73,069,900 133,920,077
Bangkok 8,153,190 8,523,097
Manila 31,148 88,261
Ho Chi Minh 38,398 54,955