Each week, we provide an overview of the percent returns of the primary indices in Southeast Asia and their currency appreciation or depreciation relative to the US Dollar. We provide this information below. We also capture this information, as well as the trailing four and year-to-date movements, and plot the data in charts, which you can find on the “index charts” and “currency charts” pages.
During the week of 1 January, six of the ten indices in Southeast Asia advanced, with all six indices increasing more than one percent and four of the indices jumping more than two percent. The Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange index built on its surge in 2017 and rose 2.89%, which was the greatest gain over the week of the six indices.
- Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange Index (VNI), 2.89%
- Singapore’s Straits Times Index (STI), 2.54%
- Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi), 2.47%
- Stock Exchange of Thailand index (SET), 2.38%
- Hanoi Stock Exchange Index (HNX), 1.76%
- Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (KLCI), 1.18%
- Jakarta Stock Exchange index (JSX), -0.03%
- Myanmar’s Myanpix index (YSX), -0.18%
- Cambodia Securities Exchange index (CSX), -0.76%
- Lao Securities Exchange index (LSX), -1.28%
Seven of the nine Southeast Asian currencies advanced relative to the US Dollar the week of 1 January, with the Malaysian Ringgit, Thai Baht, and Singapore Dollar building on their strong appreciation in 2017 and rising 1.24%, 1.21%, and 0.81%, respectively. The Indonesian Rupiah gained 1.14% over the week, reversing its 0.70% depreciation in 2017. The Philippine Peso continued its late 2017 appreciation and rose 0.47% during the week.
- Malaysian Ringgit (MYR), 1.24%
- Thai Baht (THB), 1.21%
- Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), 1.14%
- Singapore Dollar (SGD), 0.81%
- Philippine Peso (PHP), 0.47%
- Myanmar Kyat (MMK), 0.11%
- Vietnamese Dong (VND), 0.00%