MANILA- The Philippine Stock Exchange's trading hours will be shortened from Jan. 14 until the end of the month in view of a spike in COVID-19 cases locally, it said in a notice on Tuesday.

The usual five-hour trading that ends at 3 p.m. (0700 GMT) will stop at 1 p.m., it said.

(Reporting by Enrico Dela Cruz and Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Martin Petty) ((; +632 8841 8914;))