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24 April 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 10.25 points or 0.29% higher to 3513, taking the year-to-date performance to +4.39%.

The top active stocks today were SingTel, which gained 0.46%, UOB, which gained 1.27%, DBS, which gained 0.72%, OCBC Bank, which declined 0.37% and SGX, with a 0.59% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.21%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.52%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which rose 1.03%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Keppel Corp and Sembcorp Industries – ended 0.90% higher and unchanged respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which slipped 0.95%. Raffles Medical Group shares remained unchanged and Biosensors International Group declined 1.23%.

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

Ishares Usd Asia Hy Bond ETF (+1.12%)

IS MSCI India (-1.71%)

United SSE 50 China ETF (+2.27%)

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

Ascendas REIT (+3.09%)

CapitaCom Trust (-0.29%)

CapitaMall Trust (+1.79%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI26600MBePW150528 (-19.00%)

HSI28600MBeCW150528 (+10.29%)

HSI29000MBeCW150629 (+3.97%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

UOB MB eCW150701 (+12.58%)

OCBC Bk MBeCW151103 (-3.33%)

OCBC Bk MBeCW150803 (-6.54%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                                          Friday                          Thursday
*ST Index                 3,513  +10.25              3,502.75  +6.51
Volume:                       1,875.9M                       1,581M
Value:                        $1,313.3M                  $1,225.7M
Gainers/Losers:            270/182                      195/277


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
24 April 2015

The FBM KLCI index gained 16.50 points or 0.89% on Friday. The Finance Index increased 0.65% to 16422.79 points, the Properties Index up 0.21% to 1337.95 points and the Plantation Index rose 1.11% to 7749.53 points. The market traded within a range of 12.87 points between an intra-day high of 1862.58 and a low of 1849.71 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include NOVAMSC, DGB, FRONTKN, VSOLAR, SUMATEC, PESONA-WC, BIOHLDG, UNISEM-WA, GPA and MAYBANK-C9. Trading volume increased to 2102.99 mil shares worth RM2003.76 mil as compared to Thursday’s 1978.38 mil shares worth RM1678.04 mil.

Leading Movers were SKPETRO (+17 sen to RM2.85), KLK (+96 sen to RM23.42), PETCHEM (+25 sen to RM6.21), GENM (+12 sen to RM4.48) and PETDAG (+40 sen to RM22.00). Lagging Movers were CIMB (-6 sen to RM6.09), ASTRO (-2 sen to RM3.25), TM (-4 sen to RM7.46), HLBANK (-4 sen to RM14.20) and MAXIS (-1 sen to RM7.15). Market breadth was negative with 393 gainers as compared to 445 losers.

The KLCI ended the week on a positive note, closing at 1862.58 points. The performance of our benchmark index was in line with overnight gains in US market as positive corporate earnings and rise in crude oil prices overshadowed the weaker performance in US new home sales data in March.


Trading Summary

As of   24 April   2015  Unit: M.Baht   Unit: M.Bah
Type                                  Buy                Sell                     Net
Institution                  4,288.54        4,491.59           -203.06     
Proprietary                3,358.02        3,713.06           -355.04     
Foreign                    10,852.47        9,688.61         1,163.86     
Individual                 17,545.30     18,151.06           -605.77     
Total Trading Value     36,044.33 M.Baht     


Vietnam index climbs 0.8 pct, volume nears 11-mth low

HANOI, April 24  - Vietnam's benchmark VN Index   ended 0.81 percent higher on Friday thanks to gains in some blue-chips while volume dropped to its lowest since June 2014 before a public holiday.
PetroVietNam Gas , Vietnam's top listed firm by market value, closed at its one-week high of 66,000 dong ($3.06), while Hanoi-based lender BIDV    climbed 2.15 percent and dairy firm Vinamilk  advanced 0.93 percent.
 Volume tumbled to 61.7 million shares, a low level unseen since June 6, Reuters data showed, as investors reduced risk exposures ahead of the country's public holiday from April 28 to May 3.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index   at the close
                   VN Index       565.77              
                PREV. CLOSE       561.25              
                   % CHANGE        0.81%              
                       HIGH       567.36              
                        LOW       561.56              


SE Asia Stocks-Most rise as energy shares rally

BANGKOK, April 24  - Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Friday as firmer global oil prices lifted energy-related shares, helping Malaysia end a two-day losing streak and the Philippines close at a more than one-week high.
Malaysia's key stock index   finished the day up 0.9 percent at 1,862.58, just shy of its highest close in more than seven months hit on April 21. It rose almost 1 percent this week, a sixth consecutive week of gains.
 Shares of oil and gas services firm Sapurakencana Petroleum Bhd   jumped 6.3 percent, making them the top percentage gainer on the MSCI index of Southeast Asia 
A handful of energy shares gained across exchanges as oil prices held steady near 2015-highs reached the session before as air strikes in Yemen stoked concerns over the security of Middle East oil shipments.
The Philippine stock index  rose 0.7 percent to 7,947.25, its highest close since April 16. It ended the week nearly flat after a 2.2 percent drop last week.
The bourse saw a net inflow worth $16.14 million, including foreign buying in shares of Aboitiz Power Corp   and Energy Development Corp.
In Bangkok, the SET index  advanced 0.7 percent, led by top energy firm PTT , trimming losses on the week to 0.7 percent. Investors are looking forward to the Thai Monetary Policy Committee meeting on Wednesday for cues on interest rates.
Stock markets in Southeast Asia posted mixed weekly performance ahead of key monetary policy moves next week from the U.S. Federal Reserve.
Singapore   posted a weekly fall of 0.4 percent, snapping five straight weeks of gains, while Indonesia   rose 0.5 percent, reversing the previous week's loss, and Vietnam   eased 0.5 percent.

 Market                      Current         Prev Close    Pct Move
 Singapore                3513.00            3502.75           +0.29
 Kuala Lumpur         1862.58            1846.08           +0.89  
 Bangkok                  1555.46            1544.84           +0.69
 Jakarta                     5435.36            5436.21            -0.02
 Manila                     7947.25            7892.05           +0.70
 Ho Chi Minh            565.77               561.25           +0.81

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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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