At the close in Philippines, the PSEi Composite rose 0.78%.
The best performers of the session on the PSEi Composite were Universal Robina Corp (PS:URC), which rose 2.99% or 4.90 points to trade at 168.90 at the close. Meanwhile, Megaworld Corp (PS:MEG) added 2.27% or 0.100 points to end at 4.510 and SM Investments Corp (PS:SM) was up 2.26% or 17.50 points to 792.50 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were GT Capital Holdings Inc (PS:GTCAP), which fell 0.67% or 8.00 points to trade at 1192.00 at the close. BDO Unibank Inc (PS:BDO) declined 0.57% or 0.70 points to end at 121.30 and Globe Telecom Inc (PS:GLO) was down 0.56% or 12.00 points to 2144.00.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Philippines Stock Exchange by 100 to 93 and 49 ended unchanged.
Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.33% or 4.14 to $1252.36 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.47% or 0.21 to hit $44.76 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.36% or 0.17 to trade at $47.20 a barrel.
CNY/PHP was down 0.03% to 7.3240, while USD/PHP rose 0.07% to 49.931.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 96.89.
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