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PH stocks index regains
footing, peso ends flat vs. USD


The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) ended yesterday up after a two-day slide while the peso finished flat against the US dollar.

The local currency finished the day’s trading at 49.095 to a US dollar, the same as Monday’s close.

PSEi gained 1.04 percent, or 59.58 points, to 5,775.50 points.

All Shares rose by 0.84 percent, or 28.51 points, to 3,426.97 points.

Mining and Oil led the sectoral indices with a jump of 4.03 percent.

It was trailed by the Industrial, 1.69 percent; Services, 1.47 percent; Financials, 1.21 percent; Property, 1.04 percent; and Holding Firms, 0.57 percent.

Volume totaled to 1.59 billion shares amounting to P5.74 billion.

Gainers led losers at 136 to 52 shares while 46 shares were unchanged.*PNA


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