SE Asia Stocks-Jakarta at record close; Manila, Bangkok flat

Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:09am GMT

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BANGKOK, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Indonesian shares hit a record
on Tuesday after Bank Indonesia held its benchmark interest rate
steady at a record low, while stocks in Thailand and the
Philippines pared early gains to end flat amid a broader
weakness in Asia and thin volumes.
    Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and other major markets in Asia
were shut for the Lunar New Year holiday. 
    The MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside
Japan was down 0.15 percent. 
    Jakarta's Composite Index rose 1 percent to
4,548.24, above Monday's record close of 4,503.25, with trading
volume of 0.9 times the monthly average. With a year-to-date
gain of 5.4 percent, Jakarta still lagged others in the region.
    Mining and property shares outperformed the broader market,
with the mining subindex up 2 percent, while the
property index up 1.5 percent.
    Bank Indonesia held its benchmark interest rate at 5.75
percent as expected, saying economic growth remained resilient
and that the current rate was in line with its inflation target
for this and next year. 
    The Philippine main index edged up 0.03 percent to
6,459.93. Manila has retreated, moving in a tight range since
Feb. 5 when it set an all-time closing high of 6,470.49.
    Bangkok's SET index inched down 0.01 percent to
1488.95, extending losses for a sixth straight session after its
recent rally to an 18-month closing high of 1,506.37 on Feb. 4.
    Foreign investors were net sellers of Thai shares of $400
million over the past five sessions to Monday, according to
Thomson Reuters data.
    
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SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
 Change on day
 Market             Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*   438.76        438.40       +0.08
 Singapore           closed       3270.30         -- 
 Kuala Lumpur        closed       1623.80         --  
 Bangkok            1488.95       1489.11       -0.01 
 Jakarta            4548.24       4503.25       +1.00
 Manila             6459.93       6458.01       +0.03
 Ho Chi Minh         closed        494.03         --  
 
 Change on year
 Market             Current     End prev yr    Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*   438.76        424.10       +3.46
 Singapore           closed       3167.08       +3.26
 Kuala Lumpur        closed       1688.95       -3.86
 Bangkok            1488.95       1391.93       +6.97
 Jakarta            4548.24       4316.69       +5.36
 Manila             6459.93       5812.73      +11.13
 Ho Chi Minh         closed        413.73      +19.41
 
* 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
 Bangkok            16,403,688           21,342,235      
 Jakarta         3,533,755,500        3,794,173,317    
 Manila                 45,876              111,716
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