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22 April 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 12.37 points or 0.35% lower to 3496.24, taking the year-to-date performance to +3.90%.

The top active stocks today were SingTel, which declined 0.46%, DBS, which gained 0.48%, SGX, which gained 2.65%, UOB, which gained 0.04% and Global Logistic, with a 1.49% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.01%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index fell 0.51%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Real Estate Investment Trusts Index, which rose 0.45%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - CapitaMall Trust and Ascendas REIT – ended 0.45% higher and 1.94% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which slipped 3.21%. Keppel Corp shares declined 4.17% and Sembcorp Industries declined 2.68%.

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

IS MSCI India (-1.95%)

United SSE 50 China ETF (+2.28%)

DBXT MSCI Indonesia ETF (+1.30%)

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

Ascendas REIT (+1.94%)

CapitaCom Trust (-0.29%)

CapitaMall Trust (+0.45%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI28600MBeCW150528 (-6.80%)

HSI26600MBePW150528 (-2.80%)

HSI29000MBeCW150629 (+0.63%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

UOB MB eCW150701 (-4.80%)

TencentMBeCW150804A (+5.46%)

OCBC Bk MBeCW150803 (-10.81%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                                      Wednesday                          Tuesday
*ST Index               3,496.24  -12.37             3,508.61  +5.36
Volume:                      1,792.1M                           2,046.7M
Value:                        $1,184.8M                        $1,293.6M
Gainers/Losers:           200/287                             262/199


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
22 April 2015

The FBM KLCI index lost 8.03 points or 0.43% on Wednesday. The Finance Index fell 0.27% to 16486.31 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.39% to 1337.48 points and the Plantation Index down 0.52% to 7672.07 points. The market traded within a range of 9.89 points between an intra-day high of 1863.61 and a low of 1853.72 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include FRONTKN, VSOLAR-WA, BIOHLDG, VSOLAR, MPAY, NICE, SANICHI, AT, MPAY-WA and PRIVA. Trading volume decreased to 2737.26 mil shares worth RM2123.13 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 3040.86 mil shares worth RM2470.05 mil.

Leading Movers were RHBCAP (+15 sen to RM8.20), PETDAG (+12 sen to RM21.24), PETCHEM (+1 sen to RM6.05), and TM (+1 sen to RM7.49). Lagging Movers were HLFG (-30 sen to RM16.64), BAT (-110 sen to RM65.50), GENM (-7 sen to RM4.38), IOICORP (-6 sen to RM4.36) and SKPETRO (-3 sen to RM2.70). Market breadth was negative with 293 gainers as compared to 564 losers.

The day ended with the KLCI closing lower at 1854.77 points on profit taking after it had rallied on yesterday. The loss in our benchmark index was in line with negative overnight performance in Wall Street following weaker corporate earnings result and falling in crude oil prices.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     22 April 2015    
Description                     Volume                            Value          Frequency
ETF                                  10,900                     7,007,800                      12
Stock                   5,399,239,433     5,037,058,963,294            225,148
Warrant                    22,873,500                723,598,200                 1,195
Total                    5,422,123,833     5,037,789,569,294            226,355

Thai bourse announces two members elected to its board

Bangkok, April 22, 2015 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) announced that two members were elected to its board of governors to replace those whose terms will end on May 27, 2015, at a general meeting of member companies today.
Charnchai Kongthongluck, President, Trinity Securities Co., Ltd., was re-elected for a second term, while Chaipatr Srivisarvacha, Chief Executive Officer of KT  ZMICO Securities Co., Ltd., was chosen to take seat of Pattera Dilokrungthirapop. (Completed two terms).
Their terms will run from May 28, 2015 - May 27, 2017. Governors serve for  two-year terms, and may serve no more than two consecutive terms.

Trading Summary
As of   22  April   2015  Unit: M.Baht   Unit: M.Bah
Type                                Buy                         Sell                     Net
Institution                4,361.84             7,398.05             -3,036.22     
Proprietary              3,814.63             4,128.70                -314.08     
Foreign                  11,576.66           10,676.94                  899.72     
Individual               23,140.82          20,690.24                2,450.58     
Total Trading Value     42,893.94 M.Baht     


Vietnam index ends up 0.05 pct, volume steady

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index   edged up 0.05 percent at the close on Wednesday, with gains in some blue-chips cushioning losses in a third of the total shares.

Vietcombank , Vietnam's top lender by market value, rose 0.82 percent, and food producer Masan Group advanced 0.62 percent, while VietinBank , the country's biggest partly-private lender by assets, fell 2.22 percent.
Volume stood at 91.6 million shares, slightly below the 30-day average of 94.3 million, while Vietnamese shares are now Southeast Asia's cheapest with a 12.48 price-earnings ratio, far behind the leading Philippines at 21.91.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index    at the close

                         VN Index       562.51              
                PREV. CLOSE       562.24              
                   % CHANGE        0.05%              
                       HIGH       565.04              
                        LOW       561.53              

SE Asia Stocks-Most down on financials; Thai underperforms  

Most Southeast Asian stock markets ended lower on Wednesday, dragged down by financials as optimism about China's easy monetary policy evaporated, with Thailand hitting its lowest in nearly two weeks on poor earnings results from banks.
Thai shares   fell 1.1 percent and closed at their lowest since April 10, led by financials.
Krung Thai Bank  fell 6.1 percent a day after the country's second-largest lender reported a lower-than-expected first-quarter net profit on increased loan loss provisions.
 Energy shares also declined amid falling oil prices after Saudi Arabia ended its military campaign in Yemen.
 PTT , Thailand's top oil firm, ended lower 2.3 percent.
  Bangkok, however, saw a net foreign inflow of $27.81 million.   
 Indonesia   closed lower 0.4 percent after hitting a more than one-week high in the previous session, while Malaysia   lost 0.4 percent after touching a more than seven-month high earlier in the session. Singapore   fell 0.4 percent  to its lowest close since April 13.
The Philippine index   ended lower 0.2 percent, marking its fourth straight session of losses. It fell as much as 0.8 percent intraday, led by a 1.7 percent fall in Bank of the Philippine Islands   and 1.6 percent loss in BDO Unibank .
Malaysia and Philippines witnessed net outflows of $8.66 million and $6.20 million, respectively.
 Market                     Current         Prev Close      Pct Move
 Singapore               3496.24             3508.61            -0.35
 Kuala Lumpur        1854.77             1862.80            -0.43
 Bangkok                  1552.01            1569.35            -1.10
 Jakarta                     5437.12            5460.57            -0.43
 Manila                     7833.03            7846.94            -0.18
 Ho Chi Minh             562.51              562.24           +0.05

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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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