The Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PCOMP) rose 0.3 percent to 5,369.98, a record close.
Calapan Ventures Inc. (H2O) (H2O PM) climbed 3.8 percent to 2.44 pesos, heading for the sharpest gain since June 19. The company said it completed the sale of shares in Kristal Water Source Corp., paving the way for Calapan to focus on its main water business.
Manila Electric Co. (MER) , the nation’s largest power retailer, rose 1.8 percent to 267 pesos, the highest close since March 19. The company may raise charges this month, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported, citing unidentified people. Chief Operating Officer Oscar Reyes couldn’t be reached at his office for comment.
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