CORRECTED-SE Asia Stocks-Mostly up; Hopes over global economy help

Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:53am GMT

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(Corrects to say Philippines index rose 2.1 pct this week, not
this year, in paragraph 2)
    Nov 23 (Reuters) - Major Southeast Asian stock markets edged
up on Friday, with Philippines rising to a record close, helped
by optimism over the global economy and progress in Greece aid
talks, while solid manufacturing surveys in the United States
and China lifted sentiment. 
    The Philippines, the region's best performer this
year, gained 0.7 percent to a record closing high of 5,552.34,
led by banks. The index rose 2.1 percent this week. 
    Indonesia gained 0.3 percent, led by banking shares,
to its highest close since Nov. 14 with a foreign inflow of $30
    Thailand edged up 0.2 percent, helped by energy
shares, while Singapore gained for a fifth straight
session to end 0.1 percent higher. 
    Bucking the trend, Malaysia ended down 0.3 percent,
witnessing a net foreign selling of $12.56 million. Vietnam
 lost 0.4 percent on bad debt and economic woes. 
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 Change on day
 Market             Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*   416.74        417.28       -0.13
 (at 1009 GMT) 
 Singapore          2989.28       2986.63       +0.09
 Kuala Lumpur       1614.32       1618.55       -0.26
 Bangkok            1281.70       1279.51       +0.17
 Jakarta            4348.81       4335.93       +0.30
 Manila             5552.34       5513.37       +0.71
 Ho Chi Minh         381.71        383.22       -0.39
 Change on year
 Market             Current     End prev yr    Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*   416.74        346.30      +20.34
 Singapore          2989.28       2646.35      +12.96
 Kuala Lumpur       1614.32       1530.73       +5.46
 Bangkok            1281.70       1025.32      +25.00
 Jakarta            4348.81       3821.99      +13.78
 Manila             5552.34       4371.96      +27.00
 Ho Chi Minh         381.71        351.55       +8.58
* 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)
                 Current Volume    Average Volume 30 days
 Singapore         193,582,500          293,540,339       
 Kuala Lumpur      153,904,000          140,181,292
 Bangkok             5,676,450            5,594,296       
 Jakarta         3,184,549,000        3,922,787,256    
 Manila                 59,602               75,166    
 Ho Chi Minh            21,446               39,048
 ($1 = 3.0610 Malaysian ringgit)

 (Reporting by Shihar Aneez; Editing by Jijo Jacob)

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