Jakarta's composite index closed at 4,384.31, led by
large caps such as Telkom Indonesia and Bank Rakyat
Indonesia, with foreign investors buying a net 144.2
billion rupiah ($11.8 million).
Indonesian shares recovered from losses over the past two
days after data showed its economy grew a faster-than-expected
5.72 percent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, partly
buoyed by firmer exports on a weaker rupiah.
The Thai SET index ended up 0.3 percent at 1,280.25,
coming off its day high of 1,287.05. Shares linked with the
tourism sector fell due to late selling, including in airport
operator Airports of Thailand.
Investors were cautious to chase up prices around 1,280,
which was a key near-term resistance, with political risks
remaining, said Pichai Lertsupongkij, senior investment advisor
at broker Thanachart Securities.
"Investors mainly looked at political risks and traded on
news flows related to the political situation," he said.
Thailand's fiery protest leader denounced the government's
battered rice-buying scheme as corrupt on Wednesday, piling on
the pressure after a weekend election did nothing to restore
stability in the politically polarised country.
Malaysia ended up 0.4 percent, reversing Tuesday's
loss. The Philippine index rose 0.4 percent, its first
gain in four sessions.
Foreign investors sold Philippine shares worth a net 900.4
million peso ($19.9 million), while for Malaysian shares it was
a net 211 million ringgit ($63.4 million), stock exchange and
Thomson Reuters data showed.
Singapore closed down 0.2 percent, paring early
gains and extending its fall to a fifth session.
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SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Change on day
Market Current Prev Close Pct Move
TR SE Asia Index* 376.20 374.94 +0.34
Singapore 2960.09 2965.80 -0.19
Kuala Lumpur 1785.88 1778.83 +0.40
Bangkok 1280.25 1276.84 +0.27
Jakarta 4384.31 4352.26 +0.74
Manila 5908.41 5886.01 +0.38
Change on year
Market Current End 2013 Pct Move
TR SE Asia Index* 376.20 388.37 -3.13
Singapore 2960.09 3167.43 -6.55
Kuala Lumpur 1785.88 1866.96 -4.34
Bangkok 1280.25 1298.71 -1.42
Jakarta 4384.31 4274.18 +2.58
Manila 5908.41 5889.83 +0.32
Ho Chi Minh -- 504.63 +10.28
* 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 240,463,400 172,947,497
Kuala Lumpur 112,702,200 117,082,990
Bangkok 5,541,697 4,523,714
Jakarta 2,833,520,100 2,775,848,417
Manila 61,479 72,143- Reuters