SE Asia Stocks-Largely down as worldwide growth worries linger

JAKARTA, Dec 10 Most Southeast Asian stock markets traded lower on Thursday as international development concerns persist, with the Malaysian index touching its lowest intraday level in 3 weeks. Malaysia's stock index, down .4 % by midday, is set for a third day of losses, having touched its lowest level because Nov. 16 earlier in the session. "Given the absence of window-dressing, bearish technical momentum and slumping oil costs ought to exert downside pressure on blue chips in the instant term," TA Securitie in Kuala Lumpur wrote in a note on Thursday. Leading the decline in Kuala Lumpur is Malayan Banking Bhd with a .7 % loss, even though shares of plantation firm Sime Darby Bhd eased 1.five percent. Indonesian shares had been down .1 percent, soon after reopening from a industry vacation on Wednesday. Shares in motorbike distributor PT Mitra Pinasthika Mulia Tbk fell two.six %. Indonesia's motorbike sales dropped for a third month in November, an industry association mentioned on Thursday. Bucking the trend, Vietnam posted a mild .02 % achieve. The Thai market place is closed for a public vacation on Thursday and will resume trading on Friday. For Asian Firms click SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS Alter by 0501 GMT Market Existing Prev Close Pct Move Singapore 2855.76 2861.19 -.19 Kuala Lumpur 1652.59 1659.36 -.41 Bangkok -- 1297.82 -- Jakarta 4459.23 4464.18 -.11 Manila 6824.76 6848.25 -.34 Ho Chi Minh 565.33 565.20 +.02 (Reporting by Fransiska Nangoy Editing by Sunil Nair)