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SM Prime, Ayala help fuel bourse’s recovery

SHARES bounced back on Thursday as index heavyweights SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SMPH) and Ayala Corp. (AC) recovered from heavy losses in the previous session.

PSEi down as property stocks plunge on AC, SMPH

HEAVYWEIGHTS dragged the main index on Wednesday as Mitsubishi Corp. reduced its stake in Ayala Corp. (AC) while the Department of Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) intent to wipe out all reclamation projects in Manila Bay hurt SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SMPH), which has ambitious projects set in the harbor.

Main index declines anew on Brexit, China data

LOCAL STOCKS slid slightly on Tuesday as investors awaited the British parliament’s take on a historic vote on the Brexit deal, while China’s trade data brought disappointment.

PSEi rises as banking stocks recover from sell-off

THE MAIN INDEX opened the week on a positive note amid a recovery in banking stocks and news that the new real estate investment trusts (REIT) rules will be out in the first half of the year.

Shares to move sideways after last week’s rally

STOCKS MAY move sideways in the week ahead as a breather is expected to support the main index’s rally in the coming days.

Stocks fall as banks take hit from Hanjin default

SHARES fell on the last trading day of the week as investors turned cautious on the banking sector after news of Korean firm Hanjin’s $412-million loan default from five of the country’s largest banks.

PHL shares climb on strong foreign fund inflows

SHARES CONTINUED their ascent on Thursday, bringing the main index closer to the 8,000 level on hopes of warmer trade relations between the United States and China after their officials’ meeting this week.

PSEi surges past 7,900 as US, China wrap up talks

THE MAIN INDEX soared past the 7,900 level on Wednesday, following optimistic views on trade relations between the United States and China alongside the continued flow of foreign funds into the local bourse.

PSE index corrects as investors pocket profits

THE MAIN INDEX corrected on Tuesday as investors chose to take profit while others stayed on the sidelines, waiting for the results of the trade talks between the United States and China.

Local stocks climb as US-China trade talks start

LOCAL EQUITIES booked gains on Monday as investors turned upbeat prior to the start of meetings between the United States and China to defuse their ongoing trade war.

Shares may drop as market corrects after surge

SHARES MAY CORRECT in the week ahead on the back of profit taking after the main index hit a high of 7,801.50, while investors also anticipate the release of trade numbers for 2018.

Investors take heart from weaker inflation

PHILIPPINE EQUITIES climbed for a fifth straight trading day on Friday on the back of investor optimism in the face of easing inflation, with consumer stocks particularly benefiting from the latest price data.

PSEi soars on positive sentiment ahead of data

LOCAL STOCKS surged on Thursday as investors continued to buy shares in anticipation of better inflation figures for December.

Shares end higher in thin trade on inflation bets

SHARES FIRMED up on the first trading day of the year amid thin volume, as investors looked ahead to the release of likely slower inflation data for December.

Stocks may climb ahead of inflation, GDP data

LOCAL EQUITIES are seen to firm up in the first trading day of 2019 as investors await the release of data on December inflation as well as the country’s economic growth.

PSE index slips on profit taking

THE local bourse tanked on the last trading day of 2018, failing to hold on to early morning gains as investors chose to take profits amid year-end window dressing.

PSEi rebounds as Wall Street rallies after break

LOCAL EQUITIES recovered on Thursday amid a stellar performance from Wall Street overnight.

Stocks end lower on thin trading, Wall St.’s drop

SHARES TREKKED lower on Wednesday due to thin trading, while also weighed down by the weakness of markets abroad.

Shares seen sideways in 2018’s last trading days

LOCAL EQUITIES may trade sideways in the last three trading days of 2018 amid a shortened week and as investors take a pause for the holiday break.

PSE falls on investor caution ahead of Christmas weekend

THE PHILIPPINE STOCK EXCHANGE index (PSEi) closed below the 7,500 mark on Friday and was lower on the week after climbing for five straight weeks, dragged down by Wall Street’s plunge ahead of a long Christmas weekend.

Main index drops as US central bank hikes rates

STOCKS SLIPPED on Thursday following the US Federal Reserve’s decision to hike benchmark rates during its last policy meeting for 2018.

PHL shares rebound on drop in global oil prices

SHARES SOARED on Wednesday as investors reacted positively to the drop in oil prices, which could signal slower inflation and faster growth.

Main index extends decline ahead of Fed review

LOCAL EQUITIES dropped on Tuesday, tracking the negative sentiment in global markets as investors expect a more hawkish tone from the US Federal Reserve’s upcoming meeting.

Stocks move in narrow range on lack of catalysts

STOCKS moved sideways on Monday amid a lack of local catalysts and ahead of the US Federal Reserve’s policy meeting.

Shares seen sideways ahead of Christmas break

LOCAL SHARES may trade sideways in the week ahead amid a lack of leads and as investors go on break for the Christmas holidays.

PHL stock index closes little changed

LOCAL shares ended flat on Friday as market sentiment was dampened by Chinese retail sales and industrial output data showing continued weakness in the world’s second largest economy.

Bourse operator creates real estate subsidiary

THE Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. (PSE) will establish a new subsidiary that will handle its real estate assets, including its old office in Ayala Avenue, Makati City.

PSEi extends gains on US-China trade war bets

LOCAL EQUITIES extended gains on Thursday on hopes that the United States and China will resolve their trade dispute.

Shares climb on Trump’s trade war comments

SHARES CLOSED on a positive note on Wednesday despite trading in the red for most of the day, as investors welcomed US President Donald J. Trump’s positive comments on reaching a trade deal with China.

PHL stocks rebound as investors pick up bargains

LOCAL SHARES recovered on Tuesday as investors hunted for bargains following the market’s recent decline.

Local shares join global rout on trade worries

THE LOCAL BOURSE took a dive on Monday as trade tension between the United States and China pummeled market sentiment across the globe.

PSE banks on better inflation data sinking in

LOCAL SHARES may climb in the week ahead as investors -- in the absence of any untoward foreign development -- digest recent signs that inflation began to slow in November, accompanied by a stronger peso.

Bourse falls back below 7,500

THE MAIN INDEX retreated below the 7,500 mark on Friday to its lowest level in five days, though it rose for the fourth straight week.

Shares slump as Huawei CFO’s arrest causes jitters

STOCKS tumbled on Thursday as investors were concerned the arrest of a top executive of Chinese telco giant Huawei could further flare up trade tensions between China and the United States.

PSEi expected to reach 8,300 level by end-2019

BPI Securities Corp. projects the local bourse to reach the 8,300 level by the end of 2019, driven by a rebound from the consumer sector on expectations of slower inflation next year.

Stocks drop as Wall St. sinks on recession fears

LOCAL SHARES fell on Wednesday, reflecting the steep decline of markets in the United States pulled down by fears of a recession alongside the return of trade war fears.

PSEi climbs to 7,700 level ahead of inflation data

THE MAIN INDEX rallied to the 7,700 level on Tuesday, driven by the optimism from the truce between China and the United States alongside expectations of tamer inflation for the month of November.

Stocks surge as US, China suspend new tariffs

LOCAL EQUITIES surged on Monday, as investors cheered the United States and China’s decision to suspend the imposition of new tariffs until next year.

Shares likely to rise on seasonal spending surge

SHARES are seen to rise in the week ahead as the seasonal consumer spending uptick kicks in, alongside expectations of slower inflation for November.

Main index ends lower on profit taking after rally

THE MAIN INDEX tumbled on the last trading day of November, failing to sustain early morning gains due to the MSCI rebalancing and dovish comments from the US Federal Reserve chief, accompanied by window dressing.

PSEi declines on concerns over reenacted budget

STOCKS CORRECTED on Wednesday, ending a four-day winning streak as investors assessed how a pause on public works could affect the implementation of new projects next year.

Local stocks up as Cyber Monday boosts Wall St.

SHARES CLIMBED on Tuesday despite mostly negative trading for most of the session, driven by the rally of retailer stocks in Wall Street on Cyber Monday.

PHL shares climb on month-end window dressing

LOCAL EQUITIES surged on Monday, bucking the sell-off in international markets last Friday, to make way for early window dressing for November.

PSE index seen sideways after last week’s gains

SHARES may trade sideways in the days ahead as investors take a breather after the main index’s 250-point increase last week.

PHL shares return to 7300 level

SHARES ended the week on a positive note, with foreign investors returning to the local bourse as US markets were closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.