SE Asia Stocks-Recover; Indonesia, Malaysia see foreign inflows

Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:45am GMT

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Feb 22 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stocks gained on Friday,
recovering from sharp falls a day earlier, with foreign
investors buying into equities in Indonesia and Malaysia amid
hopes the U.S. Federal Reserve would not end its ultra-soft
monetary policy prematurely.
    Indonesia gained 0.4 percent to close at a record
high of 4,651.12, with a net foreign inflow of $108.85 million.
    Malaysia, the region's worst performer this year,
closed up 0.5 percent at a one-week high of 1622.08, with
foreign investors buying a net $59.41 million in shares.
    Thailand ended 0.8 percent firmer, recovering sharp
losses in the previous day as property and construction shares
helped the overall index to gain.
    Vietnam, the region's best performer so far which saw
its highest daily fall in six months in the previous day, edged
up 0.2 percent helped by late buying and a government assurance
that it was ready for an intervention to keep domestic markets
stable.
    Singapore ended steady, while the Philippines
, which outperformed the regional markets in the week,
edged down 0.04 percent on profit taking.
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SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
 Change on day
 Market             Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*   441.57        437.32       +0.97
 Singapore          3288.13       3287.60       +0.02
 Kuala Lumpur       1622.08       1614.05       +0.50
 Bangkok            1540.13       1528.74       +0.75
 Jakarta            4651.12       4632.40       +0.40
 Manila             6665.06       6667.41       -0.04
 Ho Chi Minh         477.69        476.73       +0.20
 
 Change on year
 Market             Current     End prev yr    Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*   441.57        424.10       +4.12
 Singapore          3288.13       3167.08       +3.82
 Kuala Lumpur       1622.08       1688.95       -3.96
 Bangkok            1540.13       1391.93      +10.65
 Jakarta            4651.12       4316.69       +7.75
 Manila             6665.06       5812.73      +14.66
 Ho Chi Minh         477.69        413.73      +15.46
 * 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
 Singapore         261,181,500          272,313,503      
 Kuala Lumpur      157,445,700          153,380,167      
 
 Bangkok            11,949,169           21,419,118      
 Jakarta         6,908,782,000        4,688,089,800    
 Manila                 96,501              116,305    
 Ho Chi Minh           107,354               81,098
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