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26 April 2017

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 9.83 points or 0.31% higher to 3173.76, taking the year-to-date performance to +10.17%. For longer term observations please go to

The top active stocks today were UOB, which declined 1.05%, DBS, which gained 0.57%, Singtel, which declined 0.27%, OCBC Bank, which gained 0.52% and CapitaLand, with a 1.36% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.58%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.38%.

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

STI ETF (+0.31%)

SPDR Gold Shares (-0.45%)

Lyxor China H 10 (+0.35%)

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

Ascendas REIT (+1.96%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (-0.92%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (-1.00%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI24400MBeCW170629 (+7.69%)

HSI24600MBeCW170529 (+8.89%)

HSI24000MBePW170529 (-13.64%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW170710 (+7.25%)

UOB MB eCW171101 (+3.96%)

OCBC Bk MB eCW171002 (+7.92%)
   Singapore Stock Market
                         Wednesday                 Tuesday
*ST Index        3,173.76  +9.83     3,163.93  +19.9
Volume:                 2,664M                  2,707.4M
Value:                $1,351.4M                $1,215.5M
Gainers/Losers:      260/204                  272/198


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
26 April 2017

The FBM KLCI index gained 3.12 points or 0.18% on Wednesday. The Finance Index increased 0.44% to 16200.37 points, the Properties Index up 0.16% to 1312.65 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.00% to 8073.58 points. The market traded within a range of 5.06 points between an intra-day high of 1769.68 and a low of 1764.62 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include KGROUP, IRIS, DNEX, DNEX-WD, AAX, AAX-C1, HUBLINE, REACH-WA, NETX-WB, and ANZO. Trading volume decreased to 3554.33 mil shares worth RM3131.32 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 3658.14 mil shares worth RM3113.26 mil.

Leading Movers were HLFG (+32 sen to RM16.52), MAYBANK (+11 sen to RM9.48), IOICORP (+5 sen to RM4.60), GENTING (+10 sen to RM9.96) and RHBBANK (+5 sen to RM5.36). Lagging Movers were KLCC (-15 sen to RM7.81), PETCHEM (-14 sen to RM7.40), TM (-3 sen to RM6.47), DIGI (-2 sen to RM5.16) and MAXIS (-2 sen to RM6.43). Market breadth was positive with 506 gainers as compared to 410 losers.

The KLCI continued its winning streak and inched up to 1768.92 points amid overnight rally in US market with Nasdaq hitting all-time high. The performance of our local bourse was in line with our regional peers as investor regained optimism about outlook for the world’s biggest economy.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     26 April 2017     
Description         Volume                           Value      Frequency
ETF                 2,115,300                732,982,400                 64
Stock       10,866,144,795       7,800,916,352,936        280,059
Warrant           19,150,800             1,138,701,400            1,735
Total         10,887,410,895      7,802,788,036,736         281,858


Trading Summary

As of 26 April 2017

Type                       Buy             Sell             Net
Institution        6,139.89      4,918.12       1,221.77
Proprietary      6,344.55      6,056.45          288.10
Foreign         13,809.50     14,884.19      -1,074.69
Individual      16,184.49     16,619.67        -435.18
Total Trading Value     42,478.43 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Upbeat as positive global sentiment spills over

Southeast Asian stock markets gained momentum in afternoon trade on Wednesday, driven by positive sentiment in global markets on receding political uncertainty in France, strong Wall Street earnings and anticipated tax cuts by U.S. President Donald Trump.
Wall Street ended higher on Tuesday with the Nasdaq Composite  .IXIC  hitting a record high, underpinned by strong
earnings, while the euro retained previous gains as immediate political concerns regarding the French presidential elections
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan  .MIAPJ0000PUS  rose as much as 0.55 percent to its highest
since June 2015 and was last up 0.3 percent, heading for a fifth straight session of gains.
Indonesian shares  .JKSE  gained the most in the region, closing 0.8 percent higher, after having hit fresh highs at
Healthcare stock Mitra Keluarga Karyasehat  MIKA.JK  gained 6.9 percent and Bank Central Asia  BBCA.JK  rose 3.5 percent.
An Index of Indonesia's 45 most liquid stocks  .JKLQ45  gained more than 1 percent, rising for the third straight
Investors shrugged of data that showed that foreign direct investment into Indonesia grew at its weakest pace in at least
five years in the first quarter on slowing government deregulation efforts, risking investment growth. 
Philippine shares  .PSI  came off early losses to close 0.3 percent higher, buoyed by net foreign buying.
Singapore shares  .STI  rose 0.3 percent with Genting Singapore  GENS.SI  gaining 3.7 percent and DBS Group Holdings DBSM.SI climbing 0.6 percent.
Singapore's industrial production rose faster than expected in March from a year earlier, due to a continued surge in the
electronics sector, data showed on Wednesday, pointing to a possible upward revision in the city-state's first-quarter GDP.
Thai shares  .SETI  rose 0.3 percent, snapping two sessions of falls, while Malaysian stocks  .KLSE  climbed 0.2 percent in their fourth straight session of gains, posting their highest close since May 2015.
Vietnam  .VNI  ended 0.4 percent higher, snapping four consecutive sessions of losses.
  Market               Current       Previous Close   Pct Move
  Singapore         3173.76             3163.93            0.31
  Bangkok           1567.47            1562.27             0.33
  Manila               7726.45            7700.46             0.34
  Jakarta               5726.53           5680.796            0.81
  Kuala Lumpur    1768.92           1765.8                0.18
  Ho Chi Minh        710.04            707.58               0.35

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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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