PSE index breaches 8,700 in first trading day of 2018

THE first trading day of the year was marked by an all-time high.

The Philippine Stock Exchange index surged 165.71 points or 1.65 percent to close at 8,724.13. At 10:35 a.m., the index shot up 101.69 points at 8,660.11. It breached the 8,700-level after trading resumed past 1 p.m.

Value turnover was at P7.29 billion, with net foreign buying at P348.00 million.

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