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27 April 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 2.85 points or 0.08% higher to 3515.85, taking the year-to-date performance to +4.48%.

The top active stocks today were SingTel, which gained 1.60%, DBS, which declined 0.90%, UOB, which gained 1.42%, CapitaLand, which gained 1.08% and OCBC Bank, with a 0.28% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.70%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.73%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which rose 2.97%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Midas Holdings and Geo Energy Resources – ended 5.13% higher and 0.51% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Real Estate Investment Trusts Index, which slipped 0.43%. CapitaMall Trust shares declined 1.32% and Ascendas REIT declined 1.87%.

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

IS MSCI India (-1.87%)

Ishares Usd Asia Hy Bond ETF (-0.19%)

DBXT FTse Vietnam ETF (-1.04%)

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

Ascendas REIT (-1.87%)

CapitaCom Trust (+0.59%)

CapitaMall Trust (-1.32%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI28600MBeCW150528 (+12.00%)

HSI29000MBeCW150629 (+18.47%)

HSI29400MBeCW150528 (+22.83%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW151001 (+3.20%)

OCBC Bk MBeCW150803 (+4.00%)

KepCorp MBeCW150901 (+0.89%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                                          Monday                             Friday
*ST Index                 3,515.85  +2.85              3,513  +10.25
Volume:                         1,779M                         1,875.9M
Value:                       $1,271.5M                       $1,313.3M
Gainers/Losers:          258/200                            270/182


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
27 April 2015

The FBM KLCI index lost 3.00 points or 0.16% on Monday. The Finance Index fell 0.38% to 16359.73 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.17% to 1335.63 points and the Plantation Index down 0.16% to 7737.39 points. The market traded within a range of 8.35 points between an intra-day high of 1867.53 and a low of 1859.18 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include FRONTKN, VSOLAR, PESONA-WC, KNM, COMPUGT, KNM-WB, CONNECT, SCN, NOVAMSC and UNISEM-WA. Trading volume increased to 2119.88 mil shares worth RM2054.75 mil as compared to Friday’s 2102.99 mil shares worth RM2003.76 mil.

Leading Movers were PETDAG (+30 sen to RM22.30), BAT (+54 sen to RM66.54), PETCHEM (+5 sen to RM6.26), YTL (+1 sen to RM1.70) and TM (+4 sen to RM7.50). Lagging Movers were SKPETRO (-5 sen to RM2.80), RHBCAP (-14 sen to RM7.86), GENM (-6 sen to RM4.42), DIGI (-6 sen to RM6.19) and FGV (-2 sen to RM2.08). Market breadth was negative with 250 gainers as compared to 639 losers.

The KLCI ended marginally lower at 1859.58 points. Investor’s sentiment turned cautious following the index’s recent rally and resulted in most stocks succumbed to profit-taking.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     27 April 2015    
Description                Volume                            Value      Frequency
Total               8,926,411,849    9,884,656,552,917          244,986
ETF                             57,100                 39,194,800                    47
Stock             8,905,888,149    9,883,224,966,217          244,484
Warrant               20,466,600            1,392,391,900                 455


Trading Summary

As of   27 April   2015  Unit: M.Baht   Unit: M.Bah
Type                                Buy                        Sell                 Net
Institution                3,328.54          3,444.23             -115.69
Proprietary              3,984.39          4,154.59             -170.20
Foreign                    9,982.96        11,617.87           -1,634.91
Individual               21,922.47       20,001.68            1,920.79
Total Trading Value     39,218.37 M.Baht


Vietnam index falls 0.6 pct, blue chips lead

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  ended 0.6 percent lower on Monday, pulled down by several blue chips including some banks, while gains in several other banks and the country's top insurance firm, Baoviet Holdings , helped trim the fall.
The index closed at the session's low of 562.4, with Ocean Group Co  leading the decline, falling 4.76 percent after the central bank said it would nationalise a bank in the group.
Last Saturday Vietnam's central bank said it would acquire all shares in the loss-making Dai Duong Bank, a unit of Ocean Group Co, to ensure the banking system's safety.
The group, which interests in real estate, banking, securities, retail, media and hotels, has already suffered after its chairman was arrested last October for financial fraud.
Vinamilk , the country's second-largest listed firm by market value, dropped 0.92 percent even though the company's first quarter net profit rose 10.3 percent from a year earlier to 1.88 trillion dong ($87 million), it said in a statement via the exchange.  
Vietcombank, Vietnam's largest lender by market value, and BIDV   fell on Monday, while VietinBank , the biggest partly private lender by assets, gained 1.69 percent and insurer Baoviet Holdings rose 0.28 percent.
The market will be closed between April 28 and May 1 for a public holiday and trade will resume on May 4.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index   at the close

                   VN Index        562.4              
                PREV. CLOSE       565.77              
                   % CHANGE       -0.60%              
                       HIGH       568.47              
                        LOW        562.4              

SE Asia Stocks - Most retreat; Indonesia posts worst drop since August 2013

Most Southeast Asian stock markets retreated on Monday in rangebound trade on foreign investors-led selling, with the Indonesian benchmark nearly oversold amid earnings concerns, while Thai banks fell ahead of an interest rate decision this week.
The Jakarta composite index   dropped 3.5 percent, its worst since August 2013. Its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) was at 30.07, near an oversold territory of 30 or lower.
Foreign investors sold large caps - including PT Bank Mandiri Tbk , which planned a rights issue, and PT Astra Agro Lestari Tbk  <AALI.JK>  following its disappointing quarterly earnings.
The selloffs reflected concerns about weak first-quarter earnings of listed firms and the outlook for the year, with a weak rupiah  <IDR=>  eroding earnings growth, said Harry Su, head of research at broker Bahana Securities.
Thai stocks  eased 0.4 percent, led by a 2.9 percent loss in Krung Thai Bank. Foreign investors sold shares worth a net 1.6 billion baht ($48.94 million) on the day, stock
exchange data showed.  
Investors awaited a rate decision by the monetary policy committee on Wednesday. A Reuters poll showed all but one of 20 economists predict the one-day repurchase rate  will be left unchanged at 1.75 percent.
The Philippines' key index   ended higher 0.1 percent, erasing most of its early gains. The bourse reported a net foreign outflow worth 782 million pesos ($17.66 million), with shares of BDO Unibank   among hit large caps.
 Malaysia , which had touched its highest since Sept. 12 earlier in the day, ended down 0.2 percent. Singapore   added a mere 0.1 percent, its third straight gain.  
Vietnam   was down 0.6 percent, reversing from a one-week closing high on Friday. The market will be closed  between April 28 and May 1 for public holiday and trade will resume on May 4.  
 Market                     Current        Prev Close    Pct Move
 Singapore              3515.85             3513.00            +0.08
 Kuala Lumpur       1859.58             1862.58             -0.16
 Bangkok                1548.83             1555.46             -0.43
 Jakarta                   5245.45             5435.36             -3.49
 Manila                   7958.07             7947.25            +0.14
 Ho Chi Minh           562.40               565.77             -0.60

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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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