Malaysian equities (EWM +0.1%) make new record highs Wednesday on the back of impressive...

|By:, SA News Editor

Malaysian equities (EWM +0.1%) make new record highs Wednesday on the back of impressive earnings two weeks before a pivotal election, while Thai stocks (THD -0.5%) fell, weighed down by weakness in the energy sector. Falling oil prices may lead to weak earnings from Thai-listed energy names one analyst told Reuters, something which may concern THD investors as the ETF is heavily weighted towards energy.