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25 April 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 40.15 points or 1.37% lower to 2900.28, taking the year-to-date performance to +0.61%.

The top active stocks today were SingTel, which declined 2.02%, DBS, which declined 0.70%, UOB, which declined 0.66%, Keppel Corp, which declined 2.63% and OCBC Bank, with a 1.17% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 1.04%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.68%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Utilities Index, which rose 0.03%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Keppel Infrastructure Trust and SIIC Environment Holdings – ended 1.02% higher and 2.04% lower respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which slipped 2.75%. Keppel Corp shares declined 2.63% and Sembcorp Industries declined 2.67%.

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

SPDR Gold Shares (-1.16%)

STI ETF (-1.36%)

IS MSCI India 100 (-1.48%)

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

Ascendas REIT (-1.60%)

Capitamall Trust (+0.48%)

Capitacom Trust (-1.35%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI21000MBePW160530 (+10.20%)

HSI21400MBeCW160530 (-17.80%)

HSI20000MBePW160629 (+7.25%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW160705 (-13.56%)

UOB MB eCW160704 (-17.65%)

UOB MB eCW160705 (-13.93%)

For real time price updates throughout the course of the trading day, investors can access and sort market information here.
 Singapore Stock Market
                               Monday                         Friday
*ST Index       2,900.28  -40.15        2,940.43  -20.35
Volume:                863.5M                     1,253.3M
Value:                 $819.9M                   $1,007.5M
Gainers/Losers:   131/304                       163/221


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
25 April 2016

The FBM KLCI index lost 3.45 points or 0.20% on Monday. The Finance Index fell 0.61% to 14817.11 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.48% to 1181.33 points and the Plantation Index down 0.13% to 7740.79 points. The market traded within a range of 7.81 points between an intra-day high of 1717.00 and a low of 1709.19 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include SGB-PA, SGB-WA, VIVOCOM, SONA-WA, EKA, SGB, AAX, VIVOCOM-WB, AAX-WA and MTOUCHE. Trading volume increased to 1849.37 mil shares worth RM1640.51 mil as compared to Friday’s 1639.08 mil shares worth RM1650.59 mil.

Leading Movers were PETDAG (+28 sen to RM24.08), KLK (+14 sen to RM24.06), GENM (+2 sen to RM4.54), BAT (+22 sen to RM54.72) and ASTRO (+1 sen to RM2.91). Lagging Movers were CIMB (-11 sen to RM4.80), WPRTS (-7 sen to RM4.20), RHBCAP (-7 sen to RM6.13), MISC (-10 sen to RM8.76) and HLFG (-14 sen to RM15.04). Market breadth was negative with 269 gainers as compared to 516 losers.

The KLCI ended lower at 1714.51 points amid overnight mixed performance in US market. The performance of our benchmark index was in tandem with most of our regional peers.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     25 April 2016     
Description        Volume                              Value       Frequency
ETF                        6,900                      3,436,000                  04
Stock       5,197,756,195      5,989,858,978,717         273,926
Warrant           3,588,000                    96,535,800                195
Total        5,201,351,095      5,989,958,950,517          274,125


Trading Summary

As of 25 April 2016  Unit: M.Baht  
Type                            Buy                 Sell            Net
Institution          2,419.99           2,751.13     -331.15
Proprietary         3,440.76          4,008.34     -567.58
Foreign               7,252.48          7,256.05         -3.57
Individual         17,292.87       16,390.57       902.30
Total Trading Value     30,406.10 M.Baht


Vietnam stock index edges down 0.15 pct in robust trade

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  dipped 0.15 percent at close on Monday, snapping a two-day winning streak, as losses in the real estate sector offset gains in several big caps.
Top property and retail firm Vingroup  VIC.HM  dropped 3.67 percent after having jumped 9.7 percent in the last three
sessions, followed by refiner PetroVietnam Gas  GAS.HM  dropping 2.42 percent on downbeat global oil prices.   
As many as 161.6 million shares changed hand, quite above the five-day average of 132.4 million.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

            VN Index   591.58             
         PREV. CLOSE   592.48             
            % CHANGE   -0.15%             
                HIGH   601.61             
                 LOW   591.58             

SE Asia Stocks-Mostly down; Fed, BOJ meetings awaited

All Southeast Asian stock markets ended weaker on Monday, led by Singapore, as cautious investors waited
for cues ahead of central bank meetings in the United States and Japan, that will be held later this week.
Bank of Japan policymakers are likely to discuss further easing when they meet on Wednesday and Thursday, while the U.S. Federal Reserve, which lifted its benchmark overnight interest rate in December for the first time in nearly a decade, meets on Wednesday.  
The Singapore share index  .STI  closed down 1.4 percent to a near-two-week low, while Indonesia's Jakarta Composite Index (JCI)  .JKSE  closed 0.7 percent weaker, both led by financials.
"JCI retreated in line with regional direction, and volatility will remain ahead of central banks meeting in Japan
and the U.S. later this week," said John Teja, director at Jakarta-based Ciptadana Securities.  
"I think the Fed rate will leave interest rates unchanged on Thursday as global economic and financial developments
apparently are weighting on the Fed decision."
Malaysia's stock index  .KLSE  fell 0.2 percent, while the Philippines Composite Index  .PSI  ended down 0.07 percent.  
The Thai SET index  .SETI , the best performer so far this year, retreated from early gains to close down 0.2 percent, and   Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  also dipped 0.2 percent, snapping a two-day winning streak, as losses in the real estate sector offset early gains in several big caps.
  Market                  Current   previous close   Pct Move
  Singapore            2900.28         2940.43              -1.37
  Bangkok              1408.71         1410.81              -0.15
  Manila                 7250.13         7255.39              -0.07
  Jakarta               4878.862       4914.737              -0.73
  Kuala Lumpur     1714.51        1717.96              -0.20
 Ho Chi Minh          591.58           592.48              -0.15

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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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