Progress on U.S. political deadlock sends Southeast Asian shares broadly higher

|By:, SA News Editor

Southeast Asian markets are higher across the board on optimism regarding the U.S. political stalemate.

Shares in Thailand (THD, TF, TTF), Indonesia (IDX, IDXJ, EIDO), The Philippines (EPHE), Singapore (EWS, EWSS), and Malaysia (EWM) rise 0.4%, 0.75%, 0.8%, 0.3%, and 0.55% respectively.

Virtually all indices are sitting at multi-week highs.