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03 April 2017

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 12.4 points or 0.39% higher to 3187.51, taking the year-to-date performance to +10.65%. For longer term observations please go to sgx.com/research.

The top active stocks today were Singtel, which gained 0.26%, CapitaLand, which gained 1.10%, ThaiBev, which declined 0.53%, DBS, which closed unchanged and UOB, with a 0.05% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.41%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.18%.

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

Ishares Usd Asia Hy Bond ETF (-0.91%)

DBXT S&P/Asx 200 ETF (+1.62%)

SPDR Gold Shares (+0.24%)

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

Ascendas REIT (+0.40%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (+0.65%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (unchanged)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI24600MBeCW170529 (+5.49%)

HSI24000MBePW170529 (-7.90%)

HSI23200MBePW170529 (-10.87%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

KepCorp MBePW171002 (+1.72%)

DBS MB eCW170710 (-1.01%)

DBS MB ePW171030 (-2.11%)
    
 Singapore Stock Market
                             Monday                             Friday
*ST Index       3,187.51  +12.4           3,175.11  +1.87
Volume:                2,338.3M                    2,600.6M
Value:                 $1,115.6M                  $1,630.6M
Gainers/Losers:      273/189                       226/255


Malaysia

Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
3 April 2017

The FBM KLCI index gained 5.40 points or 0.31% on Monday. The Finance Index increased 0.65% to 15761.46 points, the Properties Index up 0.14% to 1305.92 points and the Plantation Index down 0.12% to 8192.49 points. The market traded within a range of 7.72 points between an intra-day high of 1745.49 and a low of 1737.77 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include EWINT, BORNOIL, VIZIONE, AT, NETX, DATAPRP, PUC, BORNOIL-WC, IWCITY and EFFICEN. Trading volume increased to 3236.55 mil shares worth RM2547.69 mil as compared to Friday’s 3125.31 mil shares worth RM2686.16 mil.

Leading Movers were AMMB (+20 sen to RM4.85), IJM (+10 sen to RM3.50), HLFG (+38 sen to RM16.28), GENM (+11 sen to RM5.56) and HAPSENG (+11 sen to RM9.10). Lagging Movers were AXIATA (-9 sen to RM4.97), PETCHEM (-6 sen to RM7.64), IOICORP (-3 sen to RM4.62), PETDAG (-10 sen to RM23.90) and KLCC (-3 sen to RM7.90). Market breadth was positive with 499 gainers as compared to 430 losers.

The KLCI regained its ground and closed higher at 1745.49 points despite last Friday’s losses in US market. The performance of our benchmark index was lifted by buying interest in heavy weight counters such as Ambank, IJM Corp and Genting Malaysia.

 
Indonesia

Trade Summary
Date As of:     03 April 2017     
Description         Volume                                 Value          Frequency
ETF                         3,000                         1,598,200                      05
Stock      10,007,602,217         7,382,859,544,834             328,176
Warrant          18,260,700                    408,880,000                     435
Total       10,025,865,917          7,383,270,023,034            328,616


Thailand

Trading Summary     
As of 3 April 2017     Unit: M.Baht
Type                          Buy              Sell             Net
Institution         3,892.11       3,925.67          -33.56
Proprietary       3,587.07        3,766.04        -178.97
Foreign          10,047.58        8,754.18      1,293.40
Individual      13,657.69      14,738.56     -1,080.87
Total Trading Value     31,184.45 M.Baht


Asean

SE Asia Stocks-Higher; Indonesia climbs on upbeat quarterly earnings  


Southeast Asian stocks rose on Monday, tracking broader Asian markets, with Indonesia leading the pack on optimism from better-than-expected earnings for the quarter ended March.
    
Indonesian stocks  .JKSE  gained 0.7 percent, with energy and consumer staples pushing the index higher.
    
The better-than-expected earnings for the quarter ended March are "providing support to the index," said Harry Su, an
analyst with Jakarta-based Bahana Securities.
    
The "sectors that have reported stronger year-on-year growth levels in their results are commodity related," Su added.
    
Mining contracts provider United Tractors Tbk Pt  UNTR.JK  gained 5 percent, while Unilever Indonesia Tbk PT  UNVR.JK  rose 1.1 percent.
     
Indonesia's largest telecommunication firm PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom)  TLKM.JK  rose 1.2 percent.
    
The country also saw its annual inflation rate easing to 3.61 percent in March, against expectations for it to stay
steady near last month's 3.83 percent.
    
Broader Asian markets were steady, with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan  .MIAPJ0000PUS  0.3 percent higher by 0458 GMT.
    
The rally in the Asian markets was underpinned by signs of a pickup in momentum in the global economy, led by China.
    
A private survey on China's manufacturing on Saturday though below market expectations, still showed a healthy expansion, while a similar survey by the government on Friday pointed to strong growth in the sector.  

The markets will also be looking out for the U.S. payroll figures on Friday and U.S. President Donald Trump's first
meeting with counterpart Xi Jinping on Thursday and Friday.
     
Philippines  .PSI  was 0.3 percent higher, with real estate stocks accounting for more than half of the gains.
    
The "market has been trading tightly this year" as it is "looking for a catalyst," said Rachel Cruz, a research analyst
with Manila-based AP Securities.
    
Ayala Land Inc  ALI.PS  and SM Prime Holdings  SMPH.PS gained 1.8 and 1.2 percent.
    
Thai stocks  .SETI  rose 0.4 percent, with energy and consumer stocks leading the gains.
    
Country's largest energy firm PTT Pcl  PTT.BK  gained 1.3 percent, while convenience store chain CP All Pcl  CPALL.BK   rose 1.7 percent.
   
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
     
  Market              Current         Prev close    Pct Move
  Singapore         3183.07         3175.11            0.25
  Bangkok          1579.66          1575.11            0.29
  Manila              7335.11         7311.72            0.32
  Jakarta              5605.218      5568.106          0.67
  Kuala Lumpur 1742.57         1740.09            0.14
  Ho Chi Minh      723.68           722.31            0.19   



 
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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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