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29 April 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 7.94 points or 0.23% lower to 3487.15, taking the year-to-date performance to +3.63%.

The top active stocks today were Singtel, which gained 0.45%, OCBC Bank, which gained 0.56%, DBS, which gained 0.29%, UOB, which declined 2.16% and Ezion, with a 5.24% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 1.12%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.80%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Telecommunications Index, which rose 0.37%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Singtel and StarHub – ended 0.45% higher and 0.46% lower respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which slipped 1.92%. Midas Holdings shares declined 3.70% and Geo Energy Resources remained unchanged.

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

DBXT iBoxx Singapore ETF 5 (-0.26%)

DBXT MSCI Indonesia ETF (-2.51%)

IS MSCI India (+0.96%)

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

Ascendas REIT (-4.65%)

CapitaMall Trust (-1.36%)

Suntec REIT (-2.20%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI28600MBeCW150528 (-1.21%)

HSI27400MBePW150528 (-3.74%)

HSI29400MBeCW150528 (-0.95%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW151001 (+6.11%)

OCBC Bk MBeCW151103 (+10.59%)

OCBC Bk MBeCW150803 (+8.65%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                                       Wednesday                    Tuesday
*ST Index                  3,487.15  -7.94           3,495.09  -20.76
Volume:                        1,486.7M                      1,710.8M
Value:                             $1,119M                    $1,365.5M
Gainers/Losers:             184/268                        182/268


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
29 April 2015

The FBM KLCI index lost 12.13 points or 0.65% on Wednesday. The Finance Index fell 0.44% to 16273.37 points, the Properties Index up 0.12% to 1326.91 points and the Plantation Index down 0.23% to 7664.51 points. The market traded within a range of 12.62 points between an intra-day high of 1855.46 and a low of 1842.84 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include DGB, VSOLAR, BIOHLDG, FRONTKN, LUSTER, UNISEM-WA, NOVAMSC, MYEG, MPAY-WA and PRIVA. Trading volume decreased to 1585.26 mil shares worth RM1891.71 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 2174.61 mil shares worth RM2151.10 mil.

Leading Movers were BAT (+106 sen to RM67.00), GENM (+3 sen to RM4.38), MISC (+5 sen to RM9.37), AMMB (+3 sen to RM6.49) and IHH (+2 sen to RM6.00). Lagging Movers were SKPETRO (-14 sen to RM2.66), PETDAG (-54 sen to RM21.86), PETCHEM (-15 sen to RM6.08), HLFG (-30 sen to RM16.40) and SIME (-13 sen to RM9.12). Market breadth was positive with 410 gainers as compared to 407 losers.

The KLCI continued its losing streak for the third day and closed 12.13 points lower at 1842.93 points. The sell off on Bursa Malaysia continued as market sentiment remained bearish following the weaker than expected consumer confidence index in US and lower oil price.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     29 April 2015    
Description         Volume                           Value         Frequency
ETF                       64,600                 42,182,200                     39
Stock       8,296,361,596    9,709,408,459,483           284,054
Warrant         16,615,800               829,436,300                   430
Total         8,313,041,996    9,710,280,077,983           284,523


Thai bourse's PP silent period rule effective May 6, 2015

BANGKOK, April 29, 2015 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) announces that a one-year silent period rule for a discount share offering in a private placement  (PP) will be effective from May 6, 2015.
Supakit Jirapraditkul, SET's executive vice president, said that the silent period rule has received approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and would be effective on May 6 following the agreement of the SET's board of governors on February 17 in approving a one-year silent period rule in share offering to PP at a price lower than 90 percent of its market price. (The market price refers to an average market price dated back 7-15 days before the selling date for PP). In addition, one-fourth of the silent period shares would be allowed for trading six months later, using the same principles of silent period rule as applied for initial public offerings.

Trading Summary

As of    29 April   2015  Unit: M.Baht   Unit: M.Bah
Type                                 Buy                        Sell                 Net
Institution                 5,359.12                4,795.18         563.94
Proprietary               4,331.17                5,328.66        -997.50
Foreign                   12,359.99              15,269.98     -2,909.99
Individual                21,328.01              17,984.46      3,343.55

Total Trading Value     43,378.28 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks -Thai stocks fall after unexpected rate cut; Indonesia extends losses

BANGKOK, April 29 (Reuters) - Thai stocks hit a four-week low on Wednesday amid foreign-led selling after an unexpected interest rate cut, while stocks in Indonesia fell for a sixth successive session as weak corporate earnings dented the broader market sentiment.
Bangkok's SET index    finished down 0.6 percent at 1,522.47, the lowest close since March 31. It fell as much as 1.1 percent at one point after the Bank of Thailand unexpectedly cut its key policy rate for a second straight meeting.
Large caps led losses, with PTT Pcl  down 2.5 percent and Siam Commercial Bank Pcl  lower 1.2 percent.

The market saw a net foreign selling worth 2.9 billion baht ($88.31 million), stock exchange data showed.
The Jakarta composite index   ended down 2.6 percent, taking its loss over six trading days to 6.5 percent. It was the worst performing index in Asia, with a year-to-date loss of 2.3 percent.  I
 Indonesia's biggest cement producer, PT Semen Indonesia Tbk , which reported an 8.5 percent drop in first-quarter net profit, was down 1.9 percent.  
Stocks in Singapore , Malaysia   and the Philippines  tracked Asia lower, while Vietnam remained closed through this week for national holidays.
Asian share markets faded from seven-year peaks, while investors exited crowded positions in the U.S. dollar as the Federal Reserve wraps up a two-day policy meeting.  

 Market                      Current         Prev Close       Pct Move
 Singapore                3487.15             3495.09               -0.23
 Kuala Lumpur         1842.93             1855.06              -0.65
 Bangkok                  1522.47             1531.53               -0.59
 Jakarta                     5105.56             5242.16               -2.61
 Manila                     7825.47             7886.57               -0.77

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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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