Bangkok, Jul 19 (EFE) .- The Southeast Asian stock markets closed their first session of the week on Monday with widespread falls in an environment of growing pessimism due to the constant increase in covid-19 infections throughout the region.
The steepest decline was in the Ho Chi Minh market in Vietnam, above 4 percent, while the Kuala Lumpur market suffered the most moderate decline.
In Singapore, the city-state stock market lost 41.10 points, 1.30 percent, and the Straits Times composite indicator remained at 3,111.20 units.
In Indonesia, the Jakarta stock fell 55.11 integers, 0.91 percent, and the JCI index ended with 6,017.40 units.
In Malaysia, the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange subtracted 2.51 points, 0.16 percent, and the selective KLCI ended at 1,519.97 units.
In Thailand, the Bangkok stock fell 18.36 integers, 1.17 percent, and the SET index ended at 1,556.01 units.
In the Philippines, the Manila Stock Exchange fell 106.63 integers, 1.59 percent, and the PSEi composite index ended at 6,587.20 points.
In Vietnam, the VN index of the Ho Chi Minh stock (the former Saigon) closed with 1,243.51 units after dropping 55.80 integers or 4.29 percent.
(c) EFE Agency