MANILA - The local stock barometer opened the week on a weak note, mirroring losses of regional peers amid increasingly violent protests in Hong Kong, while the peso closed slightly lower against the dollar.
The Philippine Stock Exchange index lost 56.38 points or 0.70 percent to 8,009.38 yesterday.
The local currency closed at 50.86 from 50.49 Friday.
All counters ended in the negative territory, led by mining and oil and property indices which lost 2.42 percent and 1.14 percent, respectively.
Volume reached 827.87 million shares, amounting to P5.39 billion.
Losers outpaced gainers 107 to 77, while 47 shares were unchanged.*PNA
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