Philippine Equity: International Container, Philex Petroleum

May 18 (Bloomberg) -- Shares of the following companies had unusual moves in Philippine trading. Stock symbols are in parentheses and prices are as of the noon break in Manila.

The Philippine Stock Exchange Index fell 1.2 percent to 4,958.41. The measure is poised for a 3.9 percent weekly loss, the biggest since September.

International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICT PM), the nation’s largest port operator, decreased 1.6 percent to 69.90 pesos, its fourth decline in five days. The company said a ship collided with one gantry crane belonging to its Baltic Container Terminal Ltd. unit in Gdynia, Poland, and damaged another. The company said it believes the incident won’t significantly affect the terminal’s operations.

Philex Petroleum Corp. (PXP PM) advanced 4.5 percent to 32.25 pesos, heading for the highest close since April 26. China National Offshore Oil Corp. has expressed interest in the company’s gas reserves in the exploration area known as Service Contract 72, Philex Petroleum Chairman Manuel Pangilinan said. Philex Mining Corp. (PX PM), parent of Philex Petroleum, advanced 2.5 percent to 24.55 pesos, heading for the highest close since May 8.

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