SE Asia Stocks-Extend winning streak; Philippine at fresh record close

April 7, 2015 11:05 AM

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BANGKOK, April 7 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Tuesday as expectations of a possible delayed hike in U.S interest rates bolstered stock market sentiment globally, with the Philippine main index touching a record closing high for a seventh straight trading day.

The Philippine main index ended up 0.6 percent at 8,098.68, topping Monday's sixth straight record close of 8,053.74, as the country's annual inflation rate rose slower than expected in March, giving the central bank more leeway to keep policy rates steady. Among outperformers, Malaysia's key index ...

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