At the close in Philippines, the PSEi Composite added 1.40%.
The best performers of the session on the PSEi Composite were Universal Robina Corp (PS:URC), which rose 4.14% or 5.00 points to trade at 125.80 at the close. Meanwhile, SM Investments Corp (PS:SM) added 3.81% or 33.50 points to end at 912.50 and Semirara Mining Corp (PS:SCC) was up 3.62% or 1.05 points to 30.05 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Ayala Land Inc (PS:ALI), which fell 1.71% or 0.700 points to trade at 40.300 at the close. Aboitiz Power Corp (PS:AP) declined 0.77% or 0.30 points to end at 38.50 and Petron Corp (PS:PCOR) was down 0.56% or 0.050 points to 8.900.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Philippines Stock Exchange by 112 to 82 and 53 ended unchanged.
Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.06% or 0.80 to $1296.50 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.51% or 0.33 to hit $65.08 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.21% or 0.16 to trade at $75.45 a barrel.
CNY/PHP was up 0.20% to 8.1948, while USD/PHP fell 0.25% to 52.447.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.15% at 93.88.
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