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20 April 2017

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 11.6 points or 0.37% higher to 3137.88, taking the year-to-date performance to +8.93%. For longer term observations please go to

The top active stocks today were Singtel, which declined 0.53%, DBS, which gained 0.64%, Keppel Corp, which declined 1.36%, Noble, which declined 6.75% and CityDev, with a 0.69% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.13%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.33%.

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

SPDR Gold Shares (-0.11%)

STI ETF (+0.32%)

IS MSCI India (+0.39%)

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

Ascendas REIT (+0.79%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (-0.50%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (-0.61%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI23200MBePW170529 (-18.61%)

HSI24600MBeCW170529 (+21.05%)

HSI25400MBeCW170529 (+28.00%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

UOB MB eCW171101 (+11.24%)

DBS MB eCW170710 (+12.73%)

OCBC Bk MB eCW171002 (+4.30%)

 Singapore Stock Market
                            Thursday                Wednesday
*ST Index      3,137.88  +11.6          3,126.28  -11.26
Volume:                2,469.9M                   2,673M
Value:                 $1,158.9M               $1,237.9M
Gainers/Losers:       230/225                   179/293


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
20 April 2017

The FBM KLCI index gained 2.66 points or 0.15% on Thursday. The Finance Index increased 0.61% to 15777.28 points, the Properties Index up 0.12% to 1298.61 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.15% to 8003.55 points. The market traded within a range of 7.16 points between an intra-day high of 1743.56 and a low of 1736.40 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include KGROUP, REACH-WA, ANZO, DNEX-WD, MUIIND, PWORTH, L&G-OR, BORNOIL, IRIS and SEACERA-WA. Trading volume decreased to 2644.16 mil shares worth RM2240.56 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 2854.51 mil shares worth RM2186.88 mil.

Leading Movers were RHBBANK (+16 sen to RM5.28), AMMB (+10 sen to RM5.03), ASTRO (+5 sen to RM2.73), WPRTS (+5 sen to RM4.04) and IJM (+3 sen to RM3.49). Lagging Movers were PETGAS (-36 sen to RM18.34), GENM (-6 sen to RM5.59), PETCHEM (-6 sen to RM7.52), MAXIS (-5 sen to RM6.39) and YTL (-1 sen to RM1.47). Market breadth was positive with 498 gainers as compared to 368 losers.

The KLCI regained its ground and closed higher at 1741.61 points despite mixed performance in Wall Street. The performance of our benchmark index was lifted by buying interest in heavy weight counters such as Ambank, Westports and Astro.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     20 April 2017     
Description       Volume                            Value       Frequency
ETF                  608,200                   65,668,000                  43
Stock     11,285,518,939        8,772,590,008,850          303,542
Warrant        16,233,400                  450,982,800                681
Total      11,302,360,539         8,773,106,659,650         304,266


SET to list GLAND Office Leasehold REIT on April 21

BANGKOK, April 20, 2017 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) will list GLAND Office Leasehold Real Estate Investment Trust worth THB 4.99 billion (approx.

USD 142.79 million) on April 21, under the ticker symbol "GLANDRT".

SET Senior Executive Vice President Santi Kiranand said that GLANDRT would list and start trading on Property & Construction industry, Property Fund & REITs sector, on April 21. GLANDRT offered 499.77 million units at THB 10.00 each, for a total of THB 4.99 billion, to Grand Canal Land pcl (GLAND)'s benefactors and underwriters' benefactors during April 3-5, 2017; and to GLAND and/or relating parties and institutional investors during April 7 and 10-11, 2017. GLAND REIT Management Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of GLAND, is its REIT Manager. SCB Asset Management Co., Ltd. is its trustee, while Krung Thai Bank pcl and The Siam
Commercial Bank pcl are its financial advisors and underwriters.

GLANDRT has invested in the leasehold rights of "The 9th Towers" office building area for 30 years and "Unilever House" office building area for 17 years and seven months. Both projects consist of office space for rent, including meeting rooms and all-purpose connecting space, with a total area of 126,173 square meters, having approximately 98 percent occupancy rate. The tenants are both Thai and multinational corporations in various businesses.

GLAND REIT Management Chairman General Niphon Pharunnit said GLANDRT has invested in the leasehold rights of grade B+ to A office buildings located on Rama 9 intersection, a prime location in Bangkok's new central business district, conveniently located near such public transportation as the MRT subway station, connecting to various main streets in Bangkok. This helps boost high occupation rate. Managed by GLAND group, a professional and experienced property developer, GLANDRT could increase investment value and provide good returns for  the trust unit holders in the long run.

GLANDRT's dividend policy is to pay not more than four times a year at no less than 90 percent of the adjusted net profit of its financial year. GLANDRT's major unit holders after its IPO are Grand Canal Land pcl (15.00 percent),Bangkok Life Assurance plc (3.40 percent), FWD Life Insurance pcl (3.40 percent),Thai Insurance pcl (3.40 percent), and Dhipaya Life Assurance pcl (3.00 percent).

For more information on GLANDRT, please see the company's prospectus at the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at ; and for general information, please visit , as well as

Trading Summary

As of 20 April 2017

Type                      Buy                 Sell            Net
nstitution          5,771.98         5,602.45         169.53
Proprietary       4,592.27         4,604.75         -12.49
Foreign           14,284.87      14,697.32        -412.45
Individual        16,423.31      16,167.89         255.41
Total Trading Value     41,072.42 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Subdued as caution prevails ahead of French elections

Southeast Asian stock markets trod with caution on Thursday in the absence of economic cues while uncertainties around the upcoming French elections muted global risk appetite.
The sense of caution was exacerbated by weakness on Wall Street and overnight decline in commodity prices, especially oil.      
The French presidential elections will be closely watched as the stakes for investors are high, with two anti-EU, anti-euro candidates among the four seen still in contention to make it to a second round two weeks after Sunday's ballot.  

Singapore shares  .STI  rose 0.4 percent, helped by industrials and consumer stocks, with Jardine Matheson Holdings  JARD.SI  gaining 2.3 percent.
Keppel Corp  KPLM.SI  fell 1.4 percent, while Sembcorp Industries  SCIL.SI  reversed earlier losses to add 0.3 percent.
Indonesian shares  .JKSE , which see-sawed earlier in the session, closed down 0.2 percent.  
The market was closed on Wednesday for gubernatorial elections in Jakarta.
Polls showed that incumbent Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama, seen by some analysts as foreign investor-friendly, had
lost his bid for re-election by a big margin.  
Philippine shares shares  .SETI  finished 0.5 percent higher as consumer and energy stocks powered through, with food
packaging firm San Miguel Corp  SMC.PS  rising 2.8 percent.  
Vietnam shares  .VNI  moved within a tight range and finished down 0.6 percent, while Thailand posted a slight decline.
 Market                     Current      Previous Close   Pct Move
 Singapore                3137.88           3126.28              0.37
 Bangkok                  1566.28           1567.19             -0.06
 Manila                     7563.45           7522.98              0.54
 Jakarta                     5595.306         5606.517           -0.20
 Kuala Lumpur          1741.61           1738.95              0.15
 Ho Chi Minh             712.66             716.77             -0.57

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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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