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23 April 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 6.51 points or 0.19% higher to 3502.75, taking the year-to-date performance to +4.09%.

The top active stocks today were Singtel, which gained 0.46%, UOB, which gained 0.91%, DBS, which gained 0.24%, CapitaLand, which gained 0.27% and OCBC Bank, with a 0.84% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.11%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.12%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which rose 1.77%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Midas Holdings and Geo Energy Resources – ended 4.00% higher and 0.50% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Technology Index, which slipped 1.52%. Silverlake Axis shares declined 3.03% and STATS ChipPAC declined 0.98%.

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

DBXT MSCI China TRN ETF (-0.52%)

IS MSCI India (+0.93%)

SPDR DJIA ETF Trust (-0.99%)

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

Ascendas REIT (-1.52%)

CapitaCom Trust (-0.87%)

CapitaMall Trust (-0.89%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI28600MBeCW150528 (-0.73%)

HSI27400MBePW150528 (-1.22%)

HSI29000MBeCW150629 (-5.03%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

OCBC Bk MBeCW150803 (+8.08%)

DBS MB eCW151001 (+3.51%)

UOB MB eCW150701 (+8.63%)
    
 Singapore Stock Market
                                        Thursday                      Wednesday
*ST Index                  3,502.75  +6.51         3,496.24  -12.37
Volume:                           1,581M                    1,792.1M
Value:                         $1,225.7M                  $1,184.8M
Gainers/Losers:            195/277                       200/287


Malaysia

Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
23 April 2015

The FBM KLCI index lost 8.69 points or 0.47% on Thursday. The Finance Index fell 1.03% to 16317.26 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.18% to 1335.1 points and the Plantation Index down 0.10% to 7664.51 points. The market traded within a range of 9.62 points between an intra-day high of 1855.70 and a low of 1846.08 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include VSOLAR, ICON, FRONTKN, GENETEC, NOVAMSC, BIOHLDG, AEM-WA, AEM, SCH and EFFICEN. Trading volume decreased to 1978.38 mil shares worth RM1678.04 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 2737.26 mil shares worth RM2123.13 mil.

Leading Movers were PETDAG (+36 sen to RM21.60), MISC (+14 sen to RM9.32), MAXIS (+6 sen to RM7.16), BAT (+50 sen to RM66.00) and IOICORP (+2 sen to RM4.38). Lagging Movers were RHBCAP (-26 sen to RM7.94), PPB (-30 sen to RM15.54), KLCC (-13 sen to RM7.06), PETCHEM (-9 sen to RM5.96) and CIMB (-9 sen to RM6.15). Market breadth was negative with 310 gainers as compared to 480 losers.

The day ended with the KLCI closing lower at 1846.08 points despite overnight gains in US market that buoyed by the better performance in US existing home data. Local investor sentiment was bearish after China’s manufacturing data contracted to 12-month low in April.

 
Thailand

Thai bourse launches first Sustainability and Social Enterprise Investment awards


Bangkok, April, 23 2015 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), underlining commitment to boost quality of Thai listed firms and enhance capital marketsustainability, will grant two key new awards for listed firms having outstanding sustainability attributes by initiating Sustainability Awards and Social Enterprise Investment Awards. The results will be announced by the end of  this year.

SET President Kesara Manchusree said that these two awards aimed to enhance  capabilities of listed companies, ensuring that they operate their business towards sustainability to help fortify the capital market's stability in the long run. The awards would reflect the companies' operation in consideration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles. As such, the Sustainability Awards are created for companies which have achieved excellence in growing business sustainably with good governance and proven long-term competitiveness. The Social Enterprise Investment Awards would be granted to listed companies successfully investing in social enterprises, with benefits and  positive impact on the society.

"The sustainability and social enterprise issues are vital in today's world as  there are a growing number of responsible investors who place priority and importance on the impact each company has on society and environment. Thus, the award winners will definitely be recognized among global investors," added Kesara.

Listed companies interested are welcome to fill in the assessment forms. The  participating companies will be thoroughly evaluated by distinguished judges.

The assessment results will be announced by the end of 2015. For more information, please contact SET's SR Center via tel 0 2229 2628 or 0 2229 2610.

Trading Summary

As of    23  April   2015  Unit: M.Baht   Unit: M.Bah
    
Type                                  Buy               Sell                     Net
Institution                 6,019.31       7,797.38          -1,778.08     
Proprietary               4,924.28       4,415.27               509.01     
Foreign                   12,255.63     14,092.27          -1,836.64     
Individual                25,918.51     22,812.81           3,105.70     
Total Trading Value            49,117.74 M.Baht     


Vietnam

Vietnam index ends down 0.2 pct in weak volume


 HANOI, April 23  - Vietnam's benchmark VN Index   fell 0.22 percent at the close on Thursday, with volume dropping to the lowest in more than one week ahead of a public holiday.
    
PetroVietNam GAS , Vietnam's biggest listed firm by market value, led the decliners with a 0.77-percent fall, followed by Ho Chi Minh City-based lender Sacombank  that ticked down 2.3 percent.
    
Volume on Thursday fell 17 percent from the previous session to its lowest since April 15, Reuters data showed, as investors stayed on the sidelines ahead of the country's public holiday between April 28 and May 3, analysts said.
    
Technical analysis shows the index may dip further on Friday and next Monday before the market holiday, while the support level of 555 points is still far below Thursday's close, said analyst Do Quang Hop of Saigon-Hanoi Securities.
   
 Here is a snapshot of the VN Index   at the close
   
                        VN Index       561.25              
                PREV. CLOSE       562.51              
                   % CHANGE       -0.22%              
                                                      
                       HIGH       564.45              
                        LOW       557.57             

Asean

SE Asia Stocks-Most shed gains; Thai index falls on foreign selling  


 BANGKOK, April 23 - Most Southeast Asian stock markets ended lower on Thursday, with Thai shares giving up early gains due to foreign-led selling but a rate-cut hope and bargain hunting in a reporting season lifted some stocks.
    
Thai key SET index   closed down 0.5 percent amid active selling in large caps such as Krung Thai Bank , Kasikornbank   and PTT .
    
Shares of industrial conglomerate Siam Cement  bucked the trend, with a gain of 1.1 percent ahead of its quarterly results due around mid next week.
   
 Leasing company Srisawad Power 1979   and lender Bangkok Bank   rose as a fall in Thai bond yields   on Wednesday led to expectations that the Monetary Policy Committee meeting next week may cut a policy interest rate.
    
The Thai stock market posted a net foreign outflow of 1.8 billion baht ($55.5 million) after a combined net purchase of 3.3 billion baht ($101.7 million) over past two days, stock exchange data showed.
    
Stocks in Malaysia   fell for a second straight day, while Indonesia   and Vietnam  erased early gains to end the day lower.
    
World shares weathered soft readings on Chinese and Japanese manufacturing on Thursday that merely drove expectations of more policy stimulus there, though lacklustre euro zone data was less well received.
   
 Among bright spots, the Philippine main index   rose 0.8 percent, ending four sessions of losses. Foreign investors bought a net 95 million peso ($2.15 million), including shares of SM Prime Holding , stock exchange.
   
 In Singapore, shares of mid cap Yanlord Land Group Ltd , a property developer doing business in China, surged 9.1 percent.  
     
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
 
 Market                      Current          Prev Close          Pct Move
 Singapore               3502.75              3496.24                +0.19
 Kuala Lumpur        1846.08              1854.77                 -0.47
 Bangkok                 1544.84               1552.01                -0.46
 Jakarta                     5436.21              5437.12                -0.02
 Manila                    7892.05               7833.03               +0.75
 Ho Chi Minh            561.25                 562.51                -0.22



 
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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.

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