PSE sets shortened trading hours from Jan. 14 due to rising COVID cases

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 12 2022 04:34 PM

Philippine flags fly outside the Philippine Stock Exchange at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig on June 18, 2021. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News/File
Philippine flags fly outside the Philippine Stock Exchange at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig on June 18, 2021. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News/File

MANILA - Trading will be shortened at the Philippine Stock Exchange due to the rising cases of COVID-19 in the country, the PSE said.

From Jan. 14 to Jan. 31, the trading hours will be as follows:

• 9 a.m. - pre-open
• 09:15 a.m. - pre-open ni cancel
• 09:30 a.m. - market open
• 12:45 p.m. - pre-close
• 12:48 p.m. - pre-close no cancel
• 12:50 p.m. - run-off/trading at last
• 1 p.m. - market close

"We will await further updates from the IATF-DOH on the status of Covid cases and quarantine situation in Metro Manila a few days before Jan. 31, 2022 and make appropriate announcement in PSE's trading hours after said date," it said in a memo.
 
On Wednesday, the Department of Health reported a total of 32,246 new infections. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country has breached 3 million as of Jan. 11.

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