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21 April 2017

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 1.95 points or 0.06% higher to 3139.83, taking the year-to-date performance to +8.99%. For longer term observations please go to

The top active stocks today were CapitaLand, which declined 0.55%, Global Logistic, which gained 0.35%, DBS, which declined 0.74%, Singtel, which declined 0.27% and Keppel Corp, with a 0.15% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.18%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.66%.

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

SPDR Gold Shares (+0.23%)

IS MSCI India (-0.13%)

STI ETF (+0.32%)

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

CapitaLand Mall Trust (-0.50%)

Ascendas REIT (+0.39%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (+0.62%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI24600MBeCW170529 (-7.25%)

HSI23200MBePW170529 (unchanged)

HSI25400MBeCW170529 (-9.38%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW170710 (-12.90%)

OCBC Bk MB eCW171002 (-2.06%)

KepCorp MBePW171002 (-0.77%)

 Singapore Stock Market
                   Friday                 Thursday
*ST Index     3,139.83  +1.95     3,137.88  +11.6
Volume:         2,175.8M                 2,469.9M
Value:          $1,088.3M                $1,158.9M
Gainers/Losers:      279/167                  230/225


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
21 April 2017

The FBM KLCI index gained 14.44 points or 0.83% on Friday. The Finance Index increased 1.47% to 16008.58 points, the Properties Index up 0.28% to 1302.28 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.30% to 8027.27 points. The market traded within a range of 13.82 points between an intra-day high of 1756.05 and a low of 1742.23 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include DNEX-WD, DNEX, L&G-OR, KGROUP, TIGER, REACH-WA, ESAFE, ANZO, TIGER-WB and PERWAJA. Trading volume increased to 3120.41 mil shares worth RM2649.14 mil as compared to Thursday’s 2644.16 mil shares worth RM2240.56 mil.

Leading Movers were GENM (+39 sen to RM5.98), MAYBANK (+32 sen to RM9.40), AMMB (+14 sen to RM5.17), CIMB (+11 sen to RM5.61) and IHH (+6 sen to RM6.08). Lagging Movers were WPRTS (-5 sen to RM3.99), BAT (-54 sen to RM46.52), HLFG (-18 sen to RM16.00), YTL (-1 sen to RM1.46) and TENAGA (-6 sen to RM13.74). Market breadth was positive with 588 gainers as compared to 320 losers.

The KLCI closed higher at 1756.05 points amid overnight gains in US market. The performance of our benchmark index was lifted by buying interest in heavy weight counters such as Genting Malaysia, Maybank and Ambank.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     21 April 2017     
Description          Volume                          Value       Frequency
ETF                    881,500                  93,039,800                   44
Stock       10,264,272,837       8,796,906,254,637           245,709
Warrant           47,623,700             9,909,691,100                  704
Total        10,312,778,037       8,806,908,985,537            246,457


Trading Summary

As of 21 April 2017

Type                     Buy               Sell                Net
Institution        5,818.20        4,317.52       1,500.68
Proprietary      4,666.39        4,585.61            80.79
Foreign         12,105.33       13,097.97         -992.65
Individual      15,492.08       16,080.90         -588.82
Total Trading Value     38,082.00 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Rise as risk appetite gets Wall Street boost; Indonesia up 1.2 pct

Southeast Asian stock markets ended higher on Friday as risk sentiment received a boost from a Wall Street rally on hopes of strong earnings and a U.S. tax reform, and a mild recovery in commodity prices.  
The Indonesian benchmark index  .JKSE  rose 1.2 percent, its biggest intraday gain since mid-March, bringing the weekly gain
to 0.9 percent.
The session's gains were concentrated in telecom and consumer stocks, with conglomerate Astra International Tbk PT
 ASII.JK  gaining 6.7 percent.
Southeast Asian stocks reflected broader Asian sentiment  .MIAPJ0000PUS , as investors were unfazed by a U.S. trade probe
on Chinese steel exports, with Asian steelmakers  mostly steady or higher.*:nL1N1HS1FC
Analysts also ascribed the session's gains to lessened apprehensions around the first round of French Presidential
elections this weekend.
French centrist Emmanuel Macron is set to come out on top on Sunday as far right leader Marine Le Pen fell further behind
him, a poll showed.   
Malaysia  .KLSE  gained 0.8 percent, bringing the week's gains to 1.5 percent, helping it post its best weekly
performance since mid-March.

The day's gains were driven by financials and consumer shares, with Malayan Banking  MBBM.KL  adding 3.5 percent.
Philippine  .PSI  and Thai  .SETI  shares added about 0.2 percent each, but lost 0.7 percent and 1.2 percent, respectively, on the week.
Vietnam shares  .VNI  ended little changed.
Indonesian markets will remain closed on Monday for a public holiday, while Malaysia markets will be closed for a holiday
marking the installation of the new King.
 Market                     Current     Previous Close    Pct Move
 Singapore                3139.83       3137.88                0.06
 Bangkok                  1570.02       1566.28                0.24
 Manila                     7578.16       7563.45                0.19
 Jakarta                     5664.475     5595.306              1.24
 Kuala Lumpur          1756.05       1741.61                0.83
 Ho Chi Minh              712.41       712.66                -0.04

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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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