|Bid||0.0000 x 0|
|Ask||0.0000 x 0|
|Day's Range||0.6200 - 0.6200|
|52 Week Range||0.6200 - 1.0500|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.76|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Mar 12, 2019|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
* Thailand set to snap five-week winning streak * Australia announces reopening schedule By Pranav A K May 8 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Friday as investors focused on talks between U.S. and Chinese trade officials and after some countries showed progress in plans to reopen their coronavirus-hit economies. Amid escalating bilateral tensions, top trade representatives of China and the United States held a phone call earlier in the day to discuss their Phase 1 trade deal and agreed to strengthen macroeconomic and public health cooperation. "The mood in Asia is upbeat with China and U.S. trade ambassadors having a very positive call this morning," said Jeffrey Halley, senior market analyst at OANDA.
* Indonesian consumer confidence index plunges in April * Singapore Airlines soars to near 2-month high * Thai markets closed for a holiday By Pranav A K May 6 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stocks fell in low-volume trade on Wednesday as poor economic data capped risk sentiment, but Vietnam jumped more than 2% to its best session in more than a month. Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on Tuesday that the country would try to keep economic growth above 5% this year, above estimates from the International Monetary Fund, as activity resumes after a coronavirus lockdown. Profit-taking on Ayala Corp, Ayala Land and Metro Pacific Investments sent the country's benchmark index sharply lower earlier in the session, said Frances Nicole L Samorano, a research analyst at RCBC Securities.
* Philippines exports shrink sharply in March * Singapore rises 1% * Thai markets closed for holiday By Pranav A K May 6 (Reuters) - Singapore shares gained the most in Southeast Asia on Wednesday, supported by the industrial sector, while Philippine stocks dropped more than 1% on profit-taking and dismal exports data. Financial markets around the world have been caught this month between grim economic figures and worries about worsening U.S.-China relations, and optimism over easing COVID-19 lockdowns in many countries. Philippine stocks fell up to 1.4%, dragged down by a 3.9% drop in shares of conglomerate Ayala Corp. Investors are taking profits from Ayala Corp, Ayala Land and Metro Pacific Investments as they gained sharply on Tuesday after President Rodrigo Duterte apologised to their owners, said Frances Nicole L. Samorano, a research analyst at RCBC Securities.
Huitao Technology Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: HHT) (the "Company", "we" or "HHT"), a company which is in the process of disposing its legacy ready-mix concrete materials business and transitioning into an innovative education service provider, announced today that its jointly developed online education platform with Color China has entered the final testing phase and is expected to launch in early May 2020.
* Philippines top gainer * Singapore, Malaysia touch over 1-month high * Indonesia rises on financials By Arundhati Dutta April 17 (Reuters) - Philippine shares jumped more than 4% on Friday after its central bank cut key rates to shore up its economy, while the Singapore index gained as its annual exports growth beat expectations. Also aiding sentiment in broader markets, Wall Street futures rose after U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled a plan to re-open its economy with a staggered, three-stage approach. "This will be a test of steady hands and level heads in calibrating the opening of the economy triumph over the risk of crippling second wave of infections, " Mizuho Bank said in a note.
* U.S. March retail sales, factory output sink * Pandemic to bring Asia's 2020 growth to halt-IMF * Oil plunge hits Thai energy sector By Arundhati Dutta April 16 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Thursday, with Philippines shares losing as much as 4%, as investor sentiment was hurt by dire economic data from the United States and prospects of extensive damage to Asia as a fallout of the coronavirus outbreak. U.S. retail sales suffered their steepest drop on record last month and output at factories declined by the most since 1946 - reinforcing fears that the economy contracted in the first quarter at its sharpest pace in decades.
* Indonesia top loser, down 1.7% * Philippines hits highest close in over a month, up nearly 3% * Drop in oil prices pressuring Thai energy sector - analyst By Arundhati Dutta April 15 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stocks ended mixed on Wednesday, with losses led by Indonesia and Thailand, as warnings of a global recession and a sharp decline in oil prices offset a key interest rate cut by the Chinese central bank. The global economy is expected to shrink by 3.0% this year in a stunning coronavirus-driven collapse of activity that will mark the steepest downturn since the Great Depression, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.
* Philippines rises on hopes of policy easing * Singapore, Malaysia little changed By Arundhati Dutta April 13 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets were subdued on Monday, as an agreement by OPEC and its allies to slash oil output did little to calm investors plagued by the incessant spread of the new coronavirus, while Philippine shares rose on hopes of policy easing. Indonesia reported the biggest daily jump in the coronavirus infections on Friday, while the Philippines recorded its highest single-day death toll. Financials were the top drags, with PT Bank Central Asia Tbk shedding 1.3%.
* Thailand leads gains in Southeast Asia * Philippines extends gains to third session * Indonesia falls as financials weigh By Arundhati Dutta April 7 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets tracked Wall Street and Asian equities higher on Tuesday, with Thailand rising the most, although gains were capped following a spike in infections due to the coronavirus in the region. As the number of daily deaths in New York steadied and fatalities slowed across western Europe, all three U.S. main indexes closed more than 7% higher on Monday, lifting Asian equities to their second straight day of gains on Tuesday.
* Malaysia says virus infection curve flattening * Singapore falls for second straight day By Arundhati Dutta April 2 (Reuters) - Markets in Singapore and the Philippines fell on Thursday, tracking their peers in the United States on persisting fears about the coronavirus' spread and a recession, while Malaysian shares rose on reports of a slowing rate of new infections. "Difficult days are ahead for our nation," Trump told reporters at the White House on Wednesday. In Singapore, the benchmark index fell for a second straight day, losing up to 2%.
* Indonesia reverses course, ends 1.6% down * Malaysia posts biggest intraday drop in over a week * Thailand dragged by financials By Arundhati Dutta April 1 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian markets ended lower on Wednesday as anxiety about the spreading coronavirus and a looming global recession prevailed over regional government efforts to cushion their economies from the pandemic. PT Bank Central Asia Tbk shed 0.8%.
* Indonesian President plans stricter movement restrictions * Vietnamese PM orders suspension of public transport services * Thailand earmarks $15 bln stimulus package By Arundhati Dutta March 31 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Tuesday as data showed China factory activity unexpectedly expanded in March after contracting to a record low in the previous month even though the coronavirus pandemic showed few signs of abating. China's official Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 52 in March from a collapse to a record low of 35.7 in February, but analysts cautioned the index might overstate the true improvement as firms could be reporting expansion after a forced stoppage. Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Monday he planned stricter rules on mobility and social distancing.
* Singapore Q1 GDP contracts more than expected * Singapore set to announce additional stimulus package * Indonesia set for best day in 6-1/2 years By Arpit Nayak March 26 (Reuters) - Most South East Asian stocks rose on optimism around a massive U.S. stimulus package, although Singapore shares fell after the city-state cut its annual growth forecast to better reflect the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed a $2-trillion bill aimed at helping unemployed workers and industries hurt by the virus outbreak. Thailand has put into effect a state of emergency until the end of April, sealing off its borders from non-resident foreigners to contain the virus, though it held off on restricting people's movement inside the country At odds with the regional trend, Singapore stocks eased as much as 2.9% after its economy contracted more than expected in the first quarter.
* China cuts benchmark interest rate to support virus-hit economy * Thai index at lowest since Nov 2016 * Indonesia and Malaysia stocks trade flat By Arundhati Dutta Feb 20 (Reuters) - Stocks in Thailand and Singapore led declines in Southeast Asia on Thursday amid concerns that the coronavirus epidemic is yet to be contained and over its economic impact, despite Chinese stimulus measures to cushion the strain of the outbreak. Economies of Singapore and Thailand have suffered from the epidemic, with Singapore lowering its 2020 growth forecast and Thailand flagging a slump in tourist numbers this year.
* Singapore snaps 4-session losing streak * Thailand 2020 GDP growth to be lower than forecast - c.bank * Indonesia up for 3rd straight session By Arundhati Dutta Feb 19 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Wednesday as the rate of new coronavirus infections in China slowed, while Thailand fell after its central bank projected a bleak outlook for economic growth this year. Chinese authorities reported the lowest daily rise in new virus cases since Jan. 29 on Wednesday, as the number of new infections fell for a second straight day.
* Sentiment remains fragile due to worries about coronavirus * Singapore set to snap four-day losing streak * Indonesia extends gains for a third straight session * Vietnam expects to export 6.75 mln tonnes of rice in 2020 By Arundhati Dutta Feb 19 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets inched higher on Wednesday, with Singapore leading the pack, as a slight decline in the number of new coronavirus cases lifted risk appetite. Investors are also holding on to hopes that China - the region's largest trading partner - would roll out more stimulus to support its virus-hit economy, especially for a cut in its benchmark loan prime rate due to be announced on Thursday. The number of new virus cases fell for a second straight day, even as the death toll in mainland China crossed 2,000 on Wednesday.
* Singapore slashes 2020 growth forecast due to virus * Thai Q4 GDP expands 1.6% y/y, slowest pace in 5 years * China lowers key interest rate By Arundhati Dutta Feb 17 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets were subdued in thin trading on Monday, as stimulus measures from China helped cushion the impact from the coronavirus epidemic on regional economies. As governments unleash more monetary loosening to protect their economies, China's central bank lowered one of its key interest rates, paving the way for a cut in its benchmark loan prime rate, which will be announced on Thursday. The number of reported new virus cases in China's Hubei province rose on Monday after two days of falls, while across mainland China, the total number of cases rose by 2,048 to 70,548, with 1,770 deaths.
* China reports 5,000 new virus cases, ship disembarks in Cambodia * The Philippine index leads declines, down up to 0.7% * Oil prices set for first weekly gain in six, lift Thai index * Singapore set for biggest weekly gain in over 3 months By Arundhati Dutta Feb 14 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stock markets were subdued on Friday as renewed doubts about the scale of coronavirus outbreak spooked investors, while the Thai index rose with its prominent energy sector gaining as oil prices extended their week-old recovery. Financial markets have hinged on virus headlines through the week and rallied at any sign of infections easing.
* Indonesia leads declines, down 0.5% * Philippines on track to fall for second straight day * Singapore and Vietnam subdued By Arundhati Dutta Feb 13 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stock markets edged lower in thin trading on Thursday as a surge in the number of coronavirus cases prompted investors to stay away from risky bets. Analysts at Maybank said in a note that since the surge in new cases was a result of "broadening the definition of confirmed cases", new numbers as of Thursday will be closely watched to see if it normalizes. Global stocks have rallied after China's senior medical advisor said the epidemic would be over by April.
* Worries about China virus grow ahead of Lunar New Year * Data shows Singapore inflation picked up slightly in Dec * Indonesia's central bank keeps interest rates unchanged * Philippine cenbank says 7% growth attainable in 2020 By Soumyajit Saha Jan 23 (Reuters) - Most Southeast stock markets ended lower on Thursday as mounting concerns of a coronavirus outbreak in China sapped confidence, while the Philippine index marked its best session in more than three months as traders picked up beaten-down stocks. Investors remained anxious about the spread of the virus as China ordered a lockdown on Wuhan, a central Chinese city of 11 million people, ahead of the travel-heavy Chinese New Year holiday. Leading losses in the region, Singapore shares hit their lowest close in two weeks with United Overseas Bank falling 0.7% and conglomerate Jardine Matheson Holdings dropping 1.5%.
* China virus outbreak hurts risk sentiment * Healthcare and consumer stocks hurt Malaysia * Indonesia slightly higher ahead of cenbank policy meet By Soumyajit Saha Jan 23 (Reuters) - Philippine stocks rose over 1% on Thursday as investors picked up beaten down names, while most markets in the region were subdued ahead of Lunar New Year holidays and the evolving situation over the coronavirus outbreak in China - the region's largest trading partner. Philippine stocks saw their best day in almost three weeks after falling over 2% so far this week. "I would look into the performance over the last few days, which is mostly weak, so today's bounce back mostly looks like bargain hunting from investors," said Charles William Ang, associate analyst at COL Financial Group.
* Banking and industrial stocks drag Singapore * Industrial and utility stocks weigh on Thailand By Soumyajit Saha Jan 21 (Reuters) - Singapore stocks dropped over 1% tracking broader Asia, as investors were spooked by an escalating coronavirus outbreak in China, while Philippines slid under the 1% mark for the second consecutive session on concerns of regulatory incursions into private contracts. Losses in the banking and industrial sectors weighed on the city-state's benchmark as it fell to its lowest in nearly two weeks.
* China's Q4 GDP comes in line with expectations * Singapore's Dec exports post surprise rebound By Anushka Trivedi Jan 17 (Reuters) - Indonesian shares skid on Friday as weak auto sales data weighed on consumer stocks, while most other Southeast Asian markets climbed as a slew of solid data from China lifted investor sentiment. Auto sales in Indonesia declined 1.4% last month, with all major brands reporting weaker numbers than a year earlier. An index of Jakarta's forty-five most liquid stocks was 0.1% lower.
Trading in most Southeast Asian markets, however, was below a third of their 30-day average volume as traders settled in for year-end holidays. The Manila bourse fell 0.7%, the most in the region, weighed down by banking and real estate stocks.
* Fed signals no change in interest rates in near future * Singapore Q3 unemployment rate rises to decade high * Philippines falls ahead of cenbank policy decision By Arundhati Dutta Dec 12 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian markets rose on Thursday as the Federal Reserve signalled that interest rates would remain steady for some time amid positive projections for the economy, even as the weekend deadline for U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods looms. Moderate economic growth and historically low unemployment are expected to persist through the 2020 presidential election and interest rates would remain accommodative, the U.S. Fed said in its last meeting of the year.