Thailand's military-backed government said it will raise
prices of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for transportation and
natural gas for vehicles (NGV) from Oct. 1, as part of its
PTT said it expected losses incurred from its NGV business
would reduce by 2 billion baht ($61.7 million) per year after
the NGV price hike of 1 baht/kg to 11.50 baht, sending its stock
1.98 percent higher, the biggest one-day gain in four weeks.
The SET index ended nearly flat, rebounding from an
intraday low of 1,581.17. The benchmark rose 6.7 percent in the
July-September period, its third straight quarterly gain and was
the best performer in Southeast Asia.
Asian markets were in a hesitant mood on Tuesday as
investors wondered what China's response would be to civil
unrest in Hong Kong.
Investors also looked forward to the European Central Bank
policy meeting on Thursday to gauge the direction of fund flows
to the region, according to brokers.
Most Southeast Asian stocks notched up gains for the three
months ended September. The Philippines rose 6.4 percent,
Indonesia put on 5.3 percent, Vietnam 3.6 percent
and Singapore 0.7 percent.
Malaysia bucked the trend, falling 1.9 percent.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Change on day
Market Current Prev Close Pct Move
Singapore 3276.74 3289.72 -0.39
Kuala Lumpur 1846.31 1846.34 0.00
Bangkok 1585.67 1585.79 -0.01
Jakarta 5137.58 5142.01 -0.09
Manila 7283.07 7265.36 +0.24
Ho Chi Minh 598.80 599.78 -0.16
Change on year
Market Current End 2013 Pct Move
Singapore 3276.64 3167.43 +3.45
Kuala Lumpur 1846.31 1866.96 -1.11
Bangkok 1585.67 1298.71 +22.10
Jakarta 5137.58 4274.18 +20.20
Manila 7283.07 5889.83 +23.66
Ho Chi Minh 598.80 504.63 +18.66
(1 US dollar = 32.4000 Thai baht)- Reuters