SE Asia Stocks: Philippine, Malaysia rebound; others retreat
BANGKOK, May 17 – Stocks in the Philippines and Malaysia rebounded from oversold territory on Thursday as investors bought shares that had been sold on worry about the European economy but late selling in the region suggested risk appetite remains weak.
The Philippine index surged 3.1 per cent, pushing the index above the “oversold” mark, with its 14-day relative strength index (RSI) closing at 42.56, compared with 26.97 yesterday. A level of 30 or lower indicates the market is oversold.
Malaysia saw US$62 million in foreign inflows today after US$57 million in outflows in the previous session while Thailand posted US$50.83 million in inflows, reversing yesterday’s US$5.6 million in outflows, stock exchange data showed. – Reuters