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 23 October, seven of the ten indices in Southeast Asia advanced, with the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) index gaining the most for the second consecutive week, rising 1.70%. Myanmar’s Myanpix index had the greatest decline, falling 1.78%.
On Friday afternoon, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced the government’s 2018 budget, which will be its last before general elections take place in the next ten months, according to Bloomberg. On Wednesday, the Jakarta Stock Exchange index closed at an all-time high, reaching 6025.43, before ending the week at 5975.28.
- Cambodia Securities Exchange index (CSX), 1.70%
- Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange Index (VNI), 1.64%
- Stock Exchange of Thailand index (SET), 1.39%
- Singapore’s Straits Times Index (STI), 1.37%
- Jakarta Stock Exchange index (JSX), 0.77%
- Lao Securities Exchange index (LSX), 0.70%
- Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (KLCI), 0.31%
- Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi), -1.48%
- Hanoi Stock Exchange Index (HNX), -1.56%
- Myanmar’s Myanpix index (YSX), -1.78%
Two of the nine Southeast Asian currencies advanced relative to the US Dollar the week of 16 October, with the Vietnamese Dong increasing the most, rising 0.04%. The Cambodian Riel gained 0.02%, bringing its trailing four-week appreciation to 0.45%, which is the most of the nine currencies.
- Vietnamese Dong (VND), 0.04%
- Cambodian Riel (KHR), 0.02%
- Lao Kip (LAK), -0.06%
- Thai Baht (THB), -0.12%
- Myanmar Kyat (MMK), -0.15%
- Philippine Peso (PHP), -0.16%
- Singapore Dollar (SGD), -0.22%
- Malaysian Ringgit (MYR), -0.40%
- Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), -0.72%