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10 April 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 12.08 points or 0.35% higher to 3472.38, taking the year-to-date performance to +3.19%.

The top active stocks today were SingTel, which gained 0.92%, Noble, which gained 3.49%, UOB, which declined 0.86%, SGX, which gained 2.75% and Genting Sing, with a 4.10% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.13%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 1.40%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which rose 2.13%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Raffles Medical Group and Biosensors International Group – ended 0.78% higher and 0.65% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Utilities Index, which slipped 0.70%. United Envirotech shares declined 0.30% and Hyflux remained unchanged.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:

IS MSCI India (-1.83%)

DBXT MSCI China TRN ETF (+0.24%)

SPDR Gold Shares (+0.57%)

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:

Ascendas REIT (-0.75%)

CapitaMall Trust (-1.33%)

CapitaRetail China Trust (+2.07%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI26000MBeCW150629 (+11.64%)

HSI26200MBeCW150828 (+9.38%)

HSI24000UBePW150828 (-6.45%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

SGX MB eCW150803 (+22.31%)

DBS MB eCW150915 (+1.21%)

UOB MB eCW150701 (-7.02%)

 Singapore Stock Market
                                        Friday                         Thursday
*ST Index              3,472.38  +12.08         3,460.3  -0.38
Volume:                      2,698.9M                     3,035.4M
Value:                        $1,310.5M                  $1,360.9M
Gainers/Losers:           320/139                       272/178


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
10 April 2015

The FBM KLCI index lost 5.08 points or 0.27% on Friday. The Finance Index fell 0.58% to 16325.86 points, the Properties Index up 0.15% to 1322.98 points and the Plantation Index down 0.30% to 7794.55 points. The market traded within a range of 8.49 points between an intra-day high of 1849.78 and a low of 1841.29 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include FRONTKN, KANGER, NETX, HOVID-WB, PRIVA, KNM, NOVAMSC, SUMATEC, MTRONIC and HOVID. Trading volume increased to 1855.20 mil shares worth RM1802.76 mil as compared to Thursday’s 1799.62 mil shares worth RM1790.95 mil.

Leading Movers were PPB (+46 sen to RM15.74), TM (+10 sen to RM7.49), KLCC (+9 sen to RM7.14), FGV (+2 sen to RM2.12) and ASTRO (+5 sen to RM3.37). Lagging Movers were IOICORP (-7 sen to RM4.58), MAYBANK (-12 sen to RM9.37), YTL (-2 sen to RM1.69), CIMB (-6 sen to RM6.18) and AXIATA (-6 sen to RM7.00). Market breadth was positive with 422 gainers as compared to 403 losers.

The KLCI extended its losing streak after closing lower at 1844.31 points. The overnight gains in U.S. markets failed to lift our local bourse as absence of positive lead in domestic market weighed on market sentiment.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     10 April 2015    
Description                Volume                                  Value         Frequency
ETF                              31,800                        30,132,900                     10
Stock              5,820,880,801           5,313,625,967,476           199,311
Warrant               12,921,800                       464,239,800               1,659
Total               5,833,834,401           5,314,120,340,176           200,980


Trading Summary

As of    10  April   2015  Unit: M.Baht   Unit: M.Bah
Type                               Buy                        Sell                     Net
Institution               3,859.32              3,265.79               593.53     
Proprietary             2,752.93              2,415.65               337.29     
Foreign                   9,588.34              9,839.79              -251.45     
Individual              14,098.51            14,777.87             -679.37     
Total Trading Value     30,299.10 M.Baht     


Vietnam index at 2-wk high, Vingroup up on retail deal

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  closed up 0.64 percent to its highest since March 26, led by property firm Vingroup   on its purchase of a supermarket chain, analysts said.
 Vingroup shares jumped 3.04 percent in robust trade to 47,500 dong ($2.2) each, its highest close in more than two weeks, while dairy product maker Vinamilk   advanced 1.89 percent to a level unseen since March 19.
Vingroup, Vietnam's fourth biggest firm by capitalisation, said on Friday it was buying 39 supermarkets from garment producer Vinatex as it expands into the country's retail market and amid rising competition from foreigners.
Overseas investors turned net buyers of Vietnamese shares after three straight offload sessions,which analysts said would support sentiment in the following days and could help buoy a market rally after March's declines.
"If foreigners keep up their buying next week, the market rally may extend further until the index hits 570 points," said deputy manager Nguyen Thanh Lam of Maybank Kim Eng Securities.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  at the close

                         VN Index       554.03              
                PREV. CLOSE       550.52              
                   % CHANGE        0.64%              
                       HIGH       557.65              
                        LOW       550.96              

SE Asia Stocks - Thai shares rebound before holidays

Thai stocks eked out small gains on Friday on thin volume ahead of a long weekend, while most other Southeast Asian stock markets ended higher as
investors built positions ahead of the start of a quarterly reporting season.
 Thai SET index   was up 0.2 percent on the day and 0.8 percent on the week, its second straight week. About 5.5 billion shares changed hands, less than half the 30-day average of 13.25 billion.  
The market will be closed on April 13-15 for a Thai new year holiday.
Large caps ended the day in a mixed bag. Outperformers included shares of Siam Cement   and Advanced Info Service  <ADVANC.BK> , while Krung Thai Bank   retreated from the gain on Thursday.
Banks will announce their January-March earnings late next  week and will be among key market focus, brokers said.
Macquarie Research said in a report that a two-year downgrade cycle for market earnings estimates of Thai large caps listed on the SET 100 index   could be approaching its bottom but downside risk remained.
The broker said it maintained its "underweight" call on Thailand.  
 "With a still weak economy, it is too early to expect any reversal in trend and we see risks are still tilted to the downside," it said in a report dated April 8.
Southeast Asian stock markets posted gains on the week, led by the Philippines' 1.7 percent.
 Stocks in Singapore   and Malaysia   each posted a weekly gain of 0.5 percent, a fourth straight week. Indonesia  <.JKSE>  rose 0.6 percent, a second week and Vietnam  was up 1.1 percent after four weeks of losses.
 Market                    Current        Prev Close          Pct Move
 Singapore             3472.38            3460.30                 +0.35
 Kuala Lumpur       1844.31           1849.39                  -0.27
 Bangkok                1547.83            1545.11                 +0.18
 Jakarta                   5491.34            5500.90                  -0.17
 Manila                   8127.48            8052.69                 +0.93
 Ho Chi Minh           554.03              550.52                 +0.64

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This year in Thailand-what next?

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By David Swartzentruber      

It is commonplace in journalism to write two types of articles at the transition point between the year that has passed and the New Year. As this writer qualifies as an “old hand” in observing Thailand with a track record dating back 14 years, it is time take a shot at what may unfold in Thailand in 2011.

The first issue that can’t be answered is the health of Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol, who is now 83 years old. He is the world's longest reigning monarch, but elaborate birthday celebrations in December failed to mask concern over his health. More






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