SE Asia Stocks-Most higher; Philippine heads for 7th straight closing high

April 7, 2015 5:02 AM

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BANGKOK, April 7 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Tuesday as energy shares gained on recent jumps in oil prices, with the Philippine index heading for a record closing high for the seventh straight day after inflation data suggested policy rates would remain steady.

The Philippine main index traded up 0.68 percent at 8,108.23. It earlier hit 8,136.97, surpassing Monday's sixth straight record close of 8,053.74. Data early on Tuesday showed the Philippines' annual inflation came in slower than expected in March, giving the central bank more leeway to keep its po...

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