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SE Asia Stocks-Philippines, Indonesia hit record closes; Malaysia at 3-yr peak

* Most Southeast Asian stock markets rise

* Vietnam slips after five straight winning sessions

By Karthika Suresh Namboothiri

Jan 29 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets ended

higher on Monday, with Philippines and Indonesia posting record

finishes and Malaysia hitting its highest close in more than

three years.

The Philippine index marked an all-time closing peak

for a third straight session, buoyed by gains in telecom stocks.

Telecommunication service provider PLDT Inc ended

6.5 percent higher and index heavy weight SM Prime Holdings Inc

gained 1.3 percent.

The Jakarta index erased earlier losses as energy

stocks were boosted by Bangladesh's agreement with Indonesia on

Sunday to open talks on imports of liquefied natural gas as

Dhaka looks to fill a shortfall in domestic natural

gas.

Malaysian stocks rose 0.9 percent to hit their

strongest finish since September 2014, with Public Bank Bhd

at a record close and Malayan Banking Bhd

hitting a more than four-year closing high.

Financials underpinned the Singapore index, with DBS

Group Holdings and United Overseas Bank

closing marginally higher.

Thai shares gained 0.5 percent, led by energy

stocks, with heavyweight PTT Pcl hitting a record

close.

The finance ministry of Southeast Asia's second-largest

economy raised its economic growth forecast for this year to 4.2

percent from 3.8 percent, and also raised its estimate for

exports.

Vietnamese shares slipped 0.5 percent, snapping five

sessions of gains.

Food processor Vietnam Dairy Products shed 2.5

percent, while Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage Corp fell

to a five-month closing low.

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SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS

STOCK MARKETS

Change on the day

Market Current Previous close Pct Move

Singapore 3577.07 3567.14 0.28

Bangkok 1837.49 1828.88 0.47

Manila 9058.62 9041.2 0.19

Jakarta 6680.619 6660.618 0.30

Kuala Lumpur 1870.52 1853.92 0.90

Ho Chi Minh 1109.8 1115.64 -0.52

Change on year

Market Current End 2017 Pct Move

Singapore 3577.07 3402.92 5.12

Bangkok 1837.49 1753.71 4.78

Manila 9058.62 8558.42 5.84

Jakarta 6680.619 6355.654 5.11

Kuala Lumpur 1870.52 1796.81 4.10

Ho Chi Minh 1109.8 984.24 12.76

(Reporting by Karthika Suresh Namboothiri; Editing by Amrutha

Gayathri)