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SE Asia Stocks-Thailand falls on energy slump, Singapore recovers

* Thai energy stocks hit by oil price fall

* Philippines edges lower on profit-taking

* Singapore recovers to lead gains in region

By Rashmi Ashok

Oct 24 (Reuters) - Thai shares fell nearly 1 percent on

Wednesday as the country's energy sector came under pressure

after oil prices slumped overnight, while shares in Singapore

pulled back from the previous day's losses.

Thai stocks were down 0.9 percent, having resumed

trading after a local holiday, with PTT Public Company Ltd

falling 2 percent, while PTT Exploration and Production

Public Co Ltd shed 2.5 percent.

Crude prices hurtled to two-month lows on Tuesday after

Saudi Arabia said it could supply more crude quickly if needed

to meet possible shortfalls ahead of U.S. sanctions on


Meanwhile, mounting diplomatic pressure on Saudi Arabia over

journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death and worries about U.S.

corporate earnings weighed on sentiment.

Asian markets were largely subdued, with MSCI's broadest

index of Asian shares ex-Japan falling 0.2

percent, extending the previous session's losses.

Philippine stocks slipped 0.4 percent led by

financial and real-estate shares, with conglomerate Ayala Corp

losing 0.4 percent.

"Markets had been up for five sessions, and we saw

profit-taking eating into the market yesterday. Now we're seeing

some follow through selling from the continued weakness in Wall

Street," said Manny Cruz, an analyst at Asiasec Equities Inc.

"If you look at what happened yesterday, Philippine's losses

were meagre compared to losses in other Asian markets...some of

them are recovering but now Philippines continues to suffer from

selling pressure," he added.

Vietnamese shares extended their decline, with all

major sectors in the red. Petrovietnam Gas Joint Stock Corp

lost 3.1 percent and food processor Masan Group Corp

fell 2.2 percent.

Singapore stocks, which led losses in the previous

session, posted a strong recovery with a 0.7 percent gain.

Transport provider ComfortDelGro Corp Ltd gained 3.2

percent, after a fall in the previous session.

Indonesian shares inched up, with consumer and

energy stocks offsetting losses in the telecom sector. PT

Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk was the biggest loser,

falling 1.1 percent, while PT Bank Mayapada Internasional Tbk

gained the most.

Malaysian stocks also ticked up, and were on track

to snap four straight days of falls.

Telecom service provider Axiata Group Bhd rose 3.7

percent and resort and hospitality operator Genting Malaysia Bhd

added 1.1 percent.

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Market Current Previous close Pct Move

Singapore 3051.11 3031.39 0.65

Bangkok 1643.3 1658.56 -0.92

Manila 7169.54 7197.62 -0.39

Jakarta 5804.115 5797.891 0.11

Kuala Lumpur 1703.9 1697.6 0.37

Ho Chi Minh 937.47 939.68 -0.24

Change on year

Market Current End 2017 Pct Move

Singapore 3051.11 3402.92 -10.34

Bangkok 1643.3 1753.71 -6.30

Manila 7169.54 8558.42 -16.23

Jakarta 5804.115 6355.654 -8.68

Kuala Lumpur 1703.9 1796.81 -5.17

Ho Chi Minh 937.47 984.24 -4.75

(Reporting by Rashmi Ashok in Bengaluru; Editing by Sunil Nair)