Stock markets in Southeast Asia started today with stock market gains in Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam, with losses in Singapore, the Philippines and Thailand.
In Singapore, the city-state stock market lost 6.87 points, 0.21 percent, and placed the Straits Times index at 3,264.24 points.
In Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur stock index rose 1.59 points, 0.09 percent, and the KLCI index stood at 1,776.98 points.
In the Philippines, the Manila Stock Exchange dropped 15.16 points, 0.19 percent, and the PSEI indicator stood at 7,801.24 points at the beginning of the trading.
In Indonesia, the Jakarta Stock Exchange gained 27.58 points, 0.49 percent, and the JCI index started at 5,680.59 points.
In Vietnam, the VN stock index of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) opened with 725.32 points after growing 0.33 points or 0.05 percent.
In Thailand, the Bangkok Stock Exchange lost 1.64 points, equivalent to 0.11 percent, and the SET index started at 1,548.63 points.
As for the currencies of the region, their prices per unit of dollar were at the beginning of the day:
Singapore dollar 1,408
Philippine Peso 49,824
Indonesian Rupee 13,338
Malaysian ringit 4,347
Thai Bat 34,710
Vietnamese Dong 21,907.