Vietnam stocks lead SE Asia slide, SET closes below 1,800    
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Vietnam stocks lead SE Asia slide, SET closes below 1,800
May 28 2018

Vietnam stocks plummeted nearly 4% on Monday, extending a market rout after a near 7% decline over the last two weeks, while the Stock Exchange of Thailand index closed 0.62% lower.

The Vietnam index, the only double-digit percentage gainer in Southeast Asia this year as of Friday's close, marked broad-based losses, led by financials and energy stocks.

Vietcombank and Petrovietnam Gas Joint Stock Corp each ended 6.9% lower.

The SET index shed 11.14 points or 0.62% to close at 1,790.14, in trade worth 63.66 billion baht.

Energy and financial stocks fell, with PTT Plc closing 2.72% lower while Siam Commercial Bank Plc dropping 1.81%.

Most other Southeast Asian stock markets also slipped, in line with broader Asia, as US 10-Year treasury yields hit 2.968%, their highest since January 2014, a jump widely seen as a technical shift in the market following a large selloff of bonds.

Philippine shares ended marginally lower as financial stocks weighed on the benchmark.

BDO Unibank Inc was the biggest drag on the index and slipped to its lowest close in over five months. The bank confirmed it deferred a deal to sell a 40% stake in rural bank One Network Bank to a unit of US-based global private investment firm TPG.

The Indonesian stock market slipped 0.47%, dragged down by consumer stocks, healthcare and financials.

The country's index of 45 most liquid stocks fell 0.68%.

Financials and telecom stocks dragged the Malaysian index 0.4% lower. Index heavyweights CIMB Group Holdings and fell 0.8, while DiGi.Com closed nearly 1% lower.

Singapore shares were the sole gainers in the region, erasing earlier losses in the session to close 0.17% higher.

Singapore's headline consumer price index rose 0.2% in March from a year earlier, compared with a 0.5% growth in February, data showed on Monday. - Bangkok post