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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs  12 August 2014 

SE Asia Stocks -Mixed; Jakarta gains to over 14-mth closing high; sees foreign inflows  

Indonesia's stock market gained to a more than 14-month closing high on Tuesday, helped by foreign inflows, but others in the region closed mixed as investors waited for geopolitical cues.  
The Jakarta Composite Index   ended 0.4 percent firmer at 5,132.40, its highest close since May 29 last year,  Foreign investors bought $36.41 million
worth Indonesian shares on Tuesday.  
 The gain was led by Telkom Indonesia , which closed 1.1 percent up after a government proposal to eliminate the Universal Service Obligation (USO) levy, which is currently at 1.25 percent of sales.
 Shares in Indonesia's largest thermal coal miner PT Bumi Resources TBk   rose as much as 6.6 percent in early trade after having fallen 10 percent in the last four sessions. It closed up 2.2 percent after the market positively responded to the company's plan to pay its bond coupon rate.
The Singapore index   surrendered early gains to close 0.1 percent lower after the city-state's economic data showed it had avoided shrinking in the second quarter of 2014, though weakness in the services sector is set to weigh on growth in the second half of the year.
Malaysia   ended 0.1 percent firmer, while the Philippines    closed 0.4 percent up at a one-week high.    
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index , recovering from early losses of more than 0.5 percent, ended down 0.1 percent.
Thailand  was closed for a second day due to a public holiday.
 Market                          Current       Prev Close       Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*        438.52            438.83             +0.09
 Singapore                    3303.39          3306.45              -0.09
 Kuala Lumpur              1850.39          1849.32             +0.06
 Jakarta                         5132.40          5113.24             +0.37
 Manila                         6983.49          6956.66             +0.39
 Ho Chi Minh                  601.78            602.13              -0.06

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This year in Thailand-what next?

AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
By David Swartzentruber      

It is commonplace in journalism to write two types of articles at the transition point between the year that has passed and the New Year. As this writer qualifies as an “old hand” in observing Thailand with a track record dating back 14 years, it is time take a shot at what may unfold in Thailand in 2011.

The first issue that can’t be answered is the health of Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol, who is now 83 years old. He is the world's longest reigning monarch, but elaborate birthday celebrations in December failed to mask concern over his health. More






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