- Indonesian shares (IDX, EIDO) mercifully rebound to post a 1% gain in Jakarta after suffering a veritable collapse over the past two sessions. The government says it will announce a policy package on Friday designed to fight inflation and joblessness.
- Other regional shares are weak as stocks in Thailand (THD) and Vietnam (VNM) fall 1.1% and 0.4% respectively. The Straits Times (EWS, EWSS) is off 0.6%.
- Malaysia's current account avoided slipping into a deficit in Q2, data showed late Wednesday — the country's current account surplus fell to 2.6B ringgit for the quarter from 8.7B in Q1. Malaysian equities (EWM) traded flat ahead of the data.
Indonesia rebounds, Malaysia avoids current account deficit
Aug 21 2013, 09:28 ET