Neither the Brexit negotiations launch, nor positive US data to support further rate hikes had any significant impact on Southeast Asian stocks on Thursday, reports Reuters. MSCI’s broadest Asia-Pacific index ex-Japan creeped down 0.3%.
Vietnam was up as much as 0.7% reaching a high not seen since February 2008, led by financials and consumer staples. The Philippines and Thailand were up as much as 0.5% and 0.2%, respectively.
Losses in the region were led by Singapore (-0.5%), Indonesia (-0.4%) and Malaysia (-0.2%).