SE Asia Stocks-Mostly up on weak U.S. jobs data; Philippines hits record high

April 6, 2015 5:33 AM

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JAKARTA, April 6 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets traded higher on Monday, with the Philippine index hitting a record high after weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs data led investors pare bets that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates anytime soon.

The Philippine stock index rose as much as 0.9 percent to a record high of 8,062.79, ahead of inflation data due to come out on Tuesday. Investors remain optimistic about the Philippine market given corporate expansions, such as in power and property, and are positioning their portfolios ahead of th...

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