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19 April 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 34.06 points or 1.17% higher to 2951.81, taking the year-to-date performance to +2.40%.

The top active stocks today were SingTel, which gained 2.59%, DBS, which gained 1.21%, OCBC Bank, which gained 1.19%, UOB, which gained 1.90% and Keppel Corp, with a 1.17% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.90%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.59%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Telecommunications Index, which rose 2.33%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - SingTel and StarHub – ended 2.59% higher and 0.89% lower respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Utilities Index, which slipped 0.82%. Keppel Infrastructure Trust shares declined 2.00% and SIIC Environment Holdings declined 0.69%.

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

STI ETF (+1.37%)

IS MSCI India 100 (+1.18%)

DBXT MSCI Brazil TRN ETF10 (-4.38%)

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

Capitamall Trust (-1.39%)

Ascendas REIT (+0.40%)

Capitacom Trust (+1.06%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI21400MBeCW160530 (+15.84%)

HSI20000MBePW160530 (-24.62%)

HSI20000MBePW160629 (-13.64%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW160705 (+20.37%)

OCBC Bk MB eCW161003 (+13.16%)

DBS MB ePW161003 (-9.09%)

For real time price updates throughout the course of the trading day, investors can access and sort market information here.
 Singapore Stock Market
                            Tuesday                      Monday
*ST Index     2,951.81  +34.06     2,917.75  -6.19
Volume:              1,334.9M                   926.8M
Value:               $1,220.6M                 $815.1M
Gainers/Losers:     264/134                 169/244


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
19 April 2016

The FBM KLCI index lost 6.53 points or 0.38% on Tuesday. The Finance Index fell 0.38% to 14837.38 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.14% to 1183.65 points and the Plantation Index down 0.20% to 7755.36 points. The market traded within a range of 9.40 points between an intra-day high of 1717.70 and a low of 1708.30 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include SGB-PA, PECCA, NIHSIN, SGB, AIRASIA, SGB-WA, AAX, VIVOCOM, AAX-WA and ARMADA. Trading volume decreased to 1490.61 mil shares worth RM1905.94 mil as compared to Monday’s 1731.98 mil shares worth RM1688.11 mil.

Leading Movers were CIMB (+5 sen to RM4.85), BAT (+44 sen to RM55.54), AMMB (+3 sen to RM4.59), SKPETRO (+1 sen to RM1.79) and SIME (+10 sen to RM7.94). Lagging Movers were HLFG (-50 sen to RM15.18), YTL (-4 sen to RM1.63), GENTING (-19 sen to RM8.99), PPB (-20 sen to RM16.38) and MAXIS (-6 sen to RM5.97). Market breadth was negative with 329 gainers as compared to 422 losers.

The KLCI extended yesterday’s losses and closed lower at 1711.15 points despite overnight gains in Wall Street. The performance of KLCI was bogged down by selling in heavy weight counters such as Hong Leong Financial Group, YTL and Genting.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     19 April 2016     
Description     Volume                  Value    Frequency
ETF                     10,100                         8,723,500                   06
Stock      5,737,634,137          6,016,375,779,978         243,800
Warrant          5,342,700                     100,131,000                 183
Total      5,742,986,937           6,016,484,634,478         243,989


Trading Summary

As of 19 April 2016  Unit: M.Baht  
Type                           Buy               Sell             Net
Institution          9,366.27       4,808.67       4,557.60
Proprietary        8,050.01        5,792.84      2,257.17
Foreign           13,716.74      14,299.36        -582.62
Individual       26,238.14      32,470.29     -6,232.15
Total Trading Value     57,371.16 M.Baht


Vietnam index drops 0.5 pct, energy stocks lead fall

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  was down 0.49 percent at the break on Tuesday, after rising for two consecutive sessions late last week, dragged by losses in energy stocks on downbeat oil prices.
Crude futures slipped on a persistent global glut and the failure of a producer meeting at the weekend to rein in the
ballooning oversupply.
Shares of PetroVietnam Gas  GAS.HM  fell 3.67 percent while those of PetroVietnam Drilling & Well Services Corp  PVD.HM   tumbled 4.58 percent.
The index, Southeast Asia's best performer in 2015, gained 1.3 percent last week, slowing from a 2.5-percent rally in the week ending April 8.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at midday

                 VN Index   577.04            
        PREV. CLOSE   579.86            
           % CHANGE   -0.49%            
               HIGH   578.44            
                LOW   572.95            

SE Asia Stocks-Mixed; Thai index hits highest close in more than 5 mths

Southeast Asian stock markets traded mixed on Tuesday with the Thai index extending gains to close at its highest since Nov. 4, while stocks in the Philippines were down amid uncertainty ahead of a presidential election in May.

Thailand's SET index  .SETI  gained 1.2 percent, with shares of Siam Cement PCL  SCC.BK  rising 4.7 percent to their highest since Oct. 2015. Siam Cement gained 3.6 percent on Monday when Nomura raised its target price for the stock. 
The Thai benchmark rose for a fifth session on Tuesday.  
"Much of the investors' attention may now be shifting to earnings as the first-quarter earnings season is just around the
corner," broker Phillip Capital in Bangkok said in a note.  

"In our view, Thai stocks are no longer cheap after the SET index's FY16 forward P/E has climbed back to 15x, but we believe earnings plays may support the market's downside," it said.

Some financial companies in Thailand have started reporting earnings this week.  
Taking cues from an Asian stocks rally, Singapore's Straits Times Index  .STI  rose 1.2 percent, closing at its highest
since Nov. 12.  

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 1 percent.
Meanwhile, the Philippine stock index  .PSI  fell 0.4 percent, extending losses to a third day, amid political

"Locally, volumes are expected to remain subdued as investors continue to take a wait and see attitude with
elections nearing in less than three weeks," SB Equities said in a note to clients.    
A presidential election in the Philippines could go down to the wire after an offensive gaffe by front-runner Rodrigo
Duterte about a rape victim caused outrage and could mean a loss of crucial swing votes with just three weeks to go. 
Stocks in Malaysia  .KLSE  fell 0.4 percent, while those in Indonesia .JKSE  rose 0.3 percent.
  Market                Current       Prev close  Pct move
 Singapore            2951.81           2917.75      1.17
 Kuala Lumpur    1711.15          1717.68      -0.38
 Bangkok              1416.00           1398.77      1.23
 Jakarta                 4881.93           4865.53      0.34
 Manila                 7215.09             7243.4     -0.39
 Ho Chi Minh         568.28             579.86     -2.00

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This year in Thailand-what next?

AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
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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