Traders blow plastic horns to welcome the first day of trading for 2014 inside the Philippine Stock Exchange at the Makati financial district of Manila January 2, 2014. The Philippines' benchmark ... more 
Traders blow plastic horns to welcome the first day of trading for 2014 inside the Philippine Stock Exchange at the Makati financial district of Manila January 2, 2014. The Philippines' benchmark index jumped as much as 1 percent on Thursday morning, the first trading day of the year, extending last year's 1.3 percent rise on buying in select blue chips such as property firms Ayala Land Inc and SM Prime Holdings Inc and gold-copper producer Philex Mining corp. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS) less 
1 / 10
Reuters | Photo By ROMEO RANOCO / REUTERS
Thu, Jan 2, 2014 12:23 AM EST