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19 April 2018

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 40.91 points or 1.15% higher to 3598.73, taking the year-to-date performance to +5.75%. For more observations go to www.sgx.com/research

The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 1.87%, OCBC Bank, which gained 1.63%, UOB, which gained 1.88%, Singtel, which gained 0.59% and Keppel Corp, with a 2.15% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.81%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.28%.

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

STI ETF (+0.93%)

Nikkoam-Stc Asia REIT (+0.73%)

DBXT MSCI Singapore Im ETF (unchanged)

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

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (+1.64%)

Ascendas REIT (+1.11%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (+0.47%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI29200MBePW180530 (-19.71%)

HSI29800MBePW180427 (-43.55%)

HSI30800MBeCW180427 (+45.76%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

UOB MB eCW180806 (+18.18%)

OCBC Bk MB eCW181101 (+10.00%)

DBS MB eCW180808 (+18.37%)
 
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 Singapore Stock Market
                                 Thursday                   Wednesday
*ST Index          3,598.73  +40.91        3,557.82  +59.62
Volume:                    1,580.5M                     2,209M
Value:                        $1,375M                 $1,539.5M
Gainers/Losers:           243/182                    233/193


Malaysia

Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
19 April 2018

The FBM KLCI index gained 15.86 points or 0.84% on Thursday. The Finance Index increased 0.81% to 18519.95 points, the Properties Index up 0.69% to 1083 points and the Plantation Index down 0.03% to 8044.4 points. The market traded within a range of 11.53 points between an intra-day high of 1895.18 and a low of 1883.65 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include SAPNRG, HIBISCS, HIBISCS-WC, SAPNRGC64, HUBLINE, RSENA-WA, UMWOG, PUC, SUMATEC and HSI-H2Z. Trading volume increased to 2516.46 mil shares worth RM2687.22 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 2336.96 mil shares worth RM1970.08 mil.

Leading Movers were PMETAL (+20 sen to RM5.23), TM (+18 sen to RM5.58), PETDAG (+84 sen to RM27.70), YTL (+4 sen to RM1.48) and PPB (+48 sen to RM19.10). Lagging Movers were GENM (-3 sen to RM5.14), GENTING (-2 sen to RM9.05), SIMEPLT (-0 sen to RM5.60), IOICORP (-0 sen to RM4.79) and HAPSENG (-1 sen to RM9.75). Market breadth was positive with 505 gainers as compared to 374 losers.

The KLCI closed higher at 1895.18 points with last minute spike before the closing bell. The performance of our local bourse was in line with most of our regional peers as investor’s sentiment was lifted by strong U.S. earnings and positive signals on the trad
 
 
Indonesia

Trade Summary
Date As of:     19 April 2018     
Description        Volume                            Value         Frequency
ETF                   294,900                    52,407,400                     27
Stock       9,474,707,783        7,472,673,086,509            459,893
Warrant        25,800,675               5,409,418,900                1,304
Total        9,500,803,358        7,478,134,912,809            461,224


Thailand

Trading Summary     
As of 19 March 2018    Unit: M.Baht
Type                            Buy                Sell           Net
Institution           10,933.36         6,325.67        4,607.69
Proprietary         12,953.31       12,292.86           660.45
Foreign              29,535.13        27,925.44        1,609.68
Individual          30,997.72        37,875.56       -6,877.83
Total Trading Value     84,419.52 M.Baht


Asean

SE Asia Stocks-Most up on oil, commodity gains; Philippines slides


    * Strong oil, commodity prices lift shares in most markets
    * Malaysian shares post record closing high
    * Thai shares up for 8th winning session in 9

    By Nikhil Nainan
    
April 19 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian markets gained on Thursday as strong commodity and oil prices buoyed sentiment, while a selloff in the Philippines saw the index closing at it lowest in nearly a year.
    
Philippine shares  .PSI  pared earlier sharp losses to close down 1.4 percent at its lowest since April 2017.
    
The index is down over 10 percent so far this year, the region's worst performer.
    
SM Investments Corp  SM.PS  and JG Summit Holdings Inc  JGS.PS  fell 2.2 percent and 3.9 percent, respectively.
    
"In the past few days, we have been seeing heavy foreign selling, reflecting market concerns about rising inflation.
Investors are waiting to see how the government will address these concerns," said Jonathan Ravelas, chief market strategist at BDO Unibank.
    
Early this month, Governor Nestor Espenilla signalled a near-term rate hike might be on the cards after inflation
accelerated at its fastest pace in five years in March.
 
The large-scale selling seen in the past few days continued, with net foreign selling for the day at 2.66 billion pesos
($51.06 million).
    
Broad-based losses in Vietnamese shares  .VNI  dragged the index down 3.9 percent, extending losses for a fourth session in five.
    
Vingroup JSC  VIC.HM  plummeted 6.9 percent. On Tuesday,sources indicated the company is looking to list its residential property business, to raise as much $2 billion.  
    
Most resource stocks in other regional markets responded positively to rising metal and oil prices, with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gaining 0.9 percent.
    
Thai shares  .SETI  jumped 1.3 percent, up for an eighth session in nine, on strong gains in oil-related stocks.
    
PTT Exploration and Production PCL  PTTEP.BK  and PTT PCL  PTT.BK  rose 8.6 percent and 5.5 percent, respectively.
    
Malaysian shares  .KLSE  climbed 0.8 percent to mark a record closing high.
    
"We remain positive on Malaysian equities in 2018... due to solid macro and consumption growth, continuing foreign inflows amidst positive earnings revisions, better corporate balance sheets with dividend upside, election rally," said Tushar Mohata, Nomura head of Malaysia equity research.
    
Nomura Research expects this upward trend to continue, and forecast a target of 1,920 points for KLSE by year end.
    
Singapore shares  .STI  rose 1.2 percent to a 12-week high,helped by robust gains in financials.
           
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
                        
 Market               Current      Previous close   Pct Move
 Singapore          3598.73         3557.82               1.15
 Bangkok            1794.94        1771.56                1.32
 Manila               7682.24        7793.13               -1.42
 Jakarta                6355.901     6320.005              0.57
 Kuala Lumpur    1895.18       1879.32                0.84
 Ho Chi Minh      1094.63       1138.53               -3.86
                     
                                                        



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• Bank Indonesia may hold key rate as inflation hits 7 percent
• Bursa Malaysia to revamp business rules
• Private property prices hit new high in Singapore • Bangkok moves on mass transport
• Thai retailers are upbeat
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ASEAN  ANALYSIS

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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