Philippine stocks down 3.01 per cent amid global panic
Philippine shares dropped 3.01 per cent on Tuesday as panic engulfed stock markets around the world over the deepening global financial crisis, dpa reported.
The Philippine Stock Exchange's 30-share composite index shed 75.34 points to close at 2,424.19 from Monday's finish of 2,499.53 points.
A total of 1.38 billion shares valued at 2.30 billion pesos (48.26 million dollars) were traded.
Losers swamped gainers, 108 to 10, with 28 issues unchanged.
Analysts said the local market tracked the slide in the Wall Street as investors realized it would take a longer time to reap the benefits of the 700-billion-dollar bailout package approved by the US Congress.