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11 April 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 0.92 points or 0.03% higher to 2809.24, taking the year-to-date performance to -2.55%.

The top active stocks today were SingTel, which declined 1.35%, DBS, which gained 0.40%, CapitaLand, which gained 1.34%, OCBC Bank, which gained 1.03% and Keppel Corp, with a 0.52% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.13%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.44%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index, which rose 0.57%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Silverlake Axis and CSE Global- ended unchanged and closed unchanged respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Telecommunications Index, which slipped 1.27%. SingTel shares declined 1.35% and StarHub declined 0.30%.

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

SPDR Gold Shares (+1.06%)

STI ETF (unchanged)

DBXT S&P 500 Short ETF 10 (+0.38%)

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

Ascendas REIT (+1.68%)

Capitamall Trust (-0.47%)

Suntec REIT (unchanged)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI20600MBeCW160530 (+6.90%)

HSI21000MBeCW160428 (unchanged)

HSI20000MBePW160629 (-8.03%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW160711 (+1.04%)

DBS MB ePW161003 (-2.41%)

NKY 15500MBePW160610 (unchanged)

For real time price updates throughout the course of the trading day, investors can access and sort market information here.
 Singapore Stock Market
                           Monday                   Friday
*ST Index     2,809.24 +0.92         2,808.32-5.27
Volume:            1,109.6M                1,041.9M
Value:                $760.3M                 $772.7M
Gainers/Losers:   188/193                  197/169


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
11 April 2016

The FBM KLCI index lost 3.12 points or 0.18% on Monday. The Finance Index fell 0.33% to 14822.79 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.48% to 1184.74 points and the Plantation Index down 0.14% to 7810.37 points. The market traded within a range of 6.77 points between an intra-day high of 1716.19 and a low of 1709.42 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include VIVOCOM, EKA, EAH, VIVOCOM-WB, HSI-C17, HSI-HT, DRBHCOMMC18, COMCORP, BORNOIL and AAX-WA. Trading volume increased to 1500.01 mil shares worth RM1480.09 mil as compared to Friday’s 1441.10 mil shares worth RM1824.25 mil.

Leading Movers were DIGI (+8 sen to RM4.85), AMMB (+3 sen to RM4.43), SIME (+5 sen to RM7.90), GENTING (+4 sen to RM9.21) and KLCC (+3 sen to RM7.15). Lagging Movers were UMW (-23 sen to RM6.65), RHBCAP (-4 sen to RM5.94), GENM (-11 sen to RM4.49), HLFG (-32 sen to RM15.02) and MAXIS (-10 sen to RM6.03). Market breadth was negative with 293 gainers as compared to 482 losers.

The KLCI closed lower at 1715.28 points despite last Friday’s gains in US markets following a rally in oil prices. Market sentiment was subdued ahead of economic data due this week.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     08 April 2016
Description         Volume                          Value        Frequency
ETF                     23,700                 13,727,800                   09
Stock        5,114,140,386      5,690,728,828,517           258,437
Warrant           6,135,600                 83,902,900                  173
Total         5,120,299,686     5,690,826,459,217            258,619


Trading Summary

As of 11 April 2016  Unit: M.Baht  
Type                        Buy             Sell             Net
Institution          3,800.43       1,719.46      2,080.97
Proprietary        2,806.07       3,265.05        -458.98
Foreign             8,686.56      10,853.97     -2,167.41
Individual        13,432.92      12,887.50         545.42
Total Trading Value     28,725.98 M.Baht


Vietnam index near 15-week high; Vingroup leads on sales forecast

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index .VNI  rose 1.21 percent to end at 579.27 points on Monday, the highest closing level so far this year, with most large-cap companies gaining ground in robust trade despite downbeat economy forecast.
The country's top property and retail firm Vingroup  VIC.HM led the market, jumping 6.32 percent to a record high on investors' expectation of upbeat sale results.  

World Bank trimmed its 2016 economic growth forecast for Vietnam to 6.2 percent from 6.3 percent in its estimate in October 2015, driven by slower private consumption and investment growth.  

Trading volume was 143.2 million shares, much above the five-day average of 130.1 million.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close
          VN Index  579.27            
       PREV. CLOSE  572.34            
          % CHANGE  +1.21%            
              HIGH  581.88            
               LOW  575.01                       


SE Asia Stocks-Mixed; Indonesia down ahead of economic data, earnings

Southeast Asian stocks traded mixed on Monday as global uncertainties lingered, with Indonesia posting its biggest single day loss in seven weeks ahead of the release of economic data later in the week and on concerns over company earnings.
Malaysia's stock index  .KLSE  lost 0.2 percent, while shares in the Philippines  .PSI  gained 0.6 percent, led by
power company First Gen Corp  FGEN.PS , which climbed nearly 3 percent.
"Oil price rebound should reinforce investor confidence on risky assets. However, uncertainties are expected to linger
ahead of the OPEC/non-OPEC meeting scheduled on April 17," said Taye Shim, head of research at KDB Daewoo Securities Indonesia.
Brent crude futures  LCOc1 , the global benchmark, rallied last week but retreated on Monday.  
Meanwhile, the World Bank trimmed its 2016 and 2017 economic growth forecasts for developing East Asia and Pacific, saying
the outlook was clouded by risks such as uncertainty over China's growth prospects. It sees growth picking up in Indonesia
this year, but expects a slowdown in Malaysia and Thailand.
Indonesia's Jakarta Composite Index  .JKSE  fell 1.2 percent to its lowest closing since March 29 ahead of the release of
trade data and the consumer confidence index later this week, and company earnings later this month.     
DBS Bank sees Indonesia's March import growth declining from a year earlier, suggesting domestic demand remains lacklustre.  
The biggest decliners in Jakarta included heavyweights such as auto distributor PT Astra International Tbk  ASII.JK , which
fell 3.1 percent, and lender PT Bank Mandiri Tbk  BMRI.JK , which slipped 3.3 percent.     
Singapore  .STI  and Thailand  .SETI  gained marginally, while Vietnam  .VNI  rose to its highest closing level so far this year.  
 Market                 Current     Prev close     Pct move
 Singapore            2809.24      2808.32           0.03
 Kuala Lumpur     1715.28        1718.4          -0.18
 Bangkok             1369.84      1369.64           0.01
 Jakarta                4786.97        4846.7          -1.23
 Manila                7291.43        7247.2           0.61
 Ho Chi Minh        579.27        572.34           1.21

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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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