Stock exchanges in Southeast Asia started the day with losses in Singapore, the Philippines and Vietnam, while Malaysia and Indonesia opened higher and Thailand closed for local festivity.
In Singapore, the Stock Exchange of the city-state lost 4.81 points, 0.14 percent, and placed the Straits Times index at 3,338.15 points.
In Malaysia, the stock exchange of Kuala Lumpur gained 2.34 points, 0.14 percent, and the KLCI index was placed at 1,626.57 points.
In Indonesia, the Stock Exchange of Jakarta rose 3.58 points, 0.06 percent, and the JCI index stood at 6,413.75 points.
In the Philippines, the Manila Stock Exchange fell 29.42 points, 0.37 percent, and the PSEi index stood at 7,926.38 points.
In Vietnam, the VN index of the stock market of Ho Chi Minh City (former Saigon) opened with 983.08 points after decreasing 2.87 points or 0.29 percent.
Regarding the currencies of the region, their quotations per dollar unit were placed at the beginning of the day:
Vietnamese Dong 22,996.00
Indonesian Rupiah 14,149.50
Philippine Peso 51.92
Thai Baht 31.83
Malaysian Ringit 4.12
Singapore Dollar 1.35.