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Singapore

03 April 2018

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 18.61 points or 0.54% lower to 3412.15, taking the year-to-date performance to +0.27%. For more observations go to www.sgx.com/research

The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 0.51%, UOB, which declined 1.61%, OCBC Bank, which declined 0.55%, Venture, which declined 0.96% and Singtel, with a 0.30% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.56%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.16%.

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

SPDR Gold Shares (+0.72%)

DBXT S&P/Asx 200 ETF (-0.46%)

STI ETF (-0.58%)

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

CapitaLand Mall Trust (+0.48%)

Suntec REIT (-2.09%)

Mapletree Log Tr (-1.63%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI29800MBePW180427 (-11.41%)

HSI28800MBePW180427 (-14.12%)

HSI31600MBeCW180427 (-1.79%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW180810 (-8.13%)

KepCorp MBeCW181022 (-6.54%)

UOB MB eCW180802 (-15.04%)
    
Singapore Stock Market
                               Tuesday                   Monday
*ST Index      3,412.15  -18.61        3,430.76  +2.79
Volume:                1,587.2M                  824.5M
Value:                 $1,232.1M                 $711.4M
Gainers/Losers:      147/263                   185/226

Malaysia

Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
03 April 2018

The FBM KLCI index lost 7.57 points or 0.41% on Tuesday. The Finance Index increased 0.09% to 18153.07 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.88% to 1068.51 points and the Plantation Index down 0.04% to 7997.31 points. The market traded within a range of 9.70 points between an intra-day high of 1858.78 and a low of 1849.08 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include PUC, NEXGRAM, HIBISCS, SAPNRG, HIBISCS-WC, SAPNRGC64, HUAAN, UMWOG, VS-WA and DAYA. Trading volume decreased to 1892.83 mil shares worth RM1896.18 mil as compared to Monday’s 2075.47 mil shares worth RM1638.45 mil.

Leading Movers were TM (+6 sen to RM5.12), IHH (+3 sen to RM6.08), RHBBANK (+2 sen to RM5.31), PBBANK (+6 sen to RM23.96) and HAPSENG (+2 sen to RM9.77). Lagging Movers were ASTRO (-7 sen to RM1.92), NESTLE (-460 sen to RM150.00), TENAGA (-34 sen to RM15.86), DIGI (-7 sen to RM4.58) and SIME (-3 sen to RM2.61). Market breadth was negative with 236 gainers as compared to 699 losers.

The KLCI tumbled to 1850.78 points amid overnight retreat in US market. The performance of our local benchmark was in line with our regional peers after a leading Korea expert mention the Trump-Kim meeting should be cancelled.

Indonesia

Trade Summary
Date As of:     03 April 2018     
Description         Volume                               Value       Frequency
ETF                     290,900                     71,399,900                 50
Stock         8,983,822,692         6,091,584,401,798        362,871
Right              60,438,500                1,008,485,100               976
Warrant          56,358,680                4,977,847,900            2,407
Total          9,100,910,772         6,097,642,134,698        366,304


Thailand

487 SET and mai-listed firms pay a combined 2017 dividends of THB 478 billion


Bangkok, April 3, 2018 - The total of 487 firms listed on The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) and Market for Alternative Investment (mai) announced a combined 2017 dividend payment of THB 478.09 billion (approx. USD 14.94 billion), as of March 21, 2018, representing the average dividend yield of 3.41 percent.

SET President Kesara Manchusree said there were 487 listed companies (excluding property fund, REITs, and infrastructure funds) that have announced dividend payment, consisting of 400 SET-listed companies with dividend worth THB 473.27 billion and 87 mai-listed firms with dividends worth THB 4.82 billion. As much
as 52 percent of the dividends were paid by companies listed on Energy & Utility, Banking, and Information & Communication Technology sectors. The dividend yield averaged 3.41 percent, while property funds including REITs, and infrastructure funds had the average dividend yield of 5.97 percent and 7.04 percent, respectively.

"Most of the Thai listed companies delivered robust performance and constantly paid dividends, while investment return is attractive. These factors are magnets  for investors to consider Thai shares on their radar screen," said Kesara.

The five SET-listed companies which paid the highest dividends, in absolute amounts in descending order, were PTT pcl (PTT), Advanced Info Service pcl (ADVANC), The Siam Cement pcl (SCC), The Siam Commercial Bank pcl (SCB) and PTT Global Chemical pcl (PTTGC), totaling worth a combined THB 132.09 billion or representing 28 percent of SET-listed companies' total dividends.

The five mai-listed firms which paid the highest dividends, in absolute amounts in descending order, were Forth Smart Service pcl (FSMART), The Brooker Group pcl (BROOK), Bangkok Dec-Con pcl (BKD), Thai Solar Energy pcl (TSE) and Fortune Parts Industry pcl (FPI), with a combined 2017 dividend of THB 1.47 billion,
accounting for 30 percent of mai-listed firms ' total dividends.

The top five listed companies by dividend per share were Kang Yong Electric pcl (KYE), Goodyear (Thailand) pcl (GYT), The Siam Cement pcl (SCC), PTT pcl (PTT) and Siam Food Products pcl (SFP), paying dividends in a range of THB 16.50 -30.36 per share.

The five best dividend-yielding companies were Pacific Pipe pcl (PAP), Premier Technology pcl (PT), Bangsaphan Barmill pcl (BSBM), KGI Securities (Thailand) pcl (KGI) and Trinity Watthana pcl (TNITY), with dividend yield ranging from 9.42-15.23 percent.

Trading Summary     
As of 3 April 2018    Unit: M.Baht
Type                        Buy               Sell                Net
Institution        6,887.27       8,000.34        -1,113.08
Proprietary       8,584.46      8,369.26             215.20
Foreign          21,750.30     22,228.69           -478.39
Individual      24,926.31     23,550.04          1,376.27
Total Trading Value     62,148.34 M.Baht

Asean

SE Asia Stocks-Most fall on Wall St losses, U.S.-China trade tensions


  * Vietnam shares retreat from record close
    * Malaysia falls to two-week low
    * Philippines climbs to highest close in two weeks

    By Nicole Pinto
    
April 3 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets ended lower on Tuesday as Wall Street's overnight plunge, due to a sell-off in tech shares, and anxiety over a potential trade war between the United States and China muted global sentiment.
    
The losses in U.S. stocks were led by Amazon.com  AMZN.O , Tesla  TSLA.O  and Microsoft  MSFT.O , while U.S.-China trade tensions escalated as Beijing warned of counter-measures if the United States imposed further tariffs on Chinese goods.
   
Over the weekend, China imposed extra tariffs on 128 U.S. products, deepening a dispute between the world's top two economies and stoking concerns about the impact on global growth.
    
Thailand's SET Index  .SETI  was nearly 1 percent lower at its close, with renewable energy firm Energy Absolute Pcl  EA.BK  down 12.8 percent, its lowest since Aug. 24.  
    
Oil and gas company PTT Pcl  PTTEP.BK  fell 1.1 percent   

Vietnam shares  .VNI  retreated 0.7 percent from a record close. Vietnam Dairy Products JSC  VNM.HM  closed 3 percent  lower, at a three-week closing low.
    
Singapore shares closed 0.5 percent lower, dragged down by financials.
    
United Overseas Bank Ltd  UOBH.SI  slipped 1.6 percent to its lowest since Feb. 14, while DBS Group Holdings Ltd  DBSM.SI fell 0.5 percent.
    
Meanwhile, shares in Philippines  .PSI  inched up 0.1 percent, recovering the session's losses to hit a near two-week
closing high.
    
"The Philippine market continued with its bargain-hunting as the country is viewed as a safe alternative given the ongoing trade wars," said Luis Limlingan, managing director, Regina Capital Development Corp.
    
"Some portfolio managers share the view that emerging markets such as our country may be a beneficiary of the trade war."
    
The industrial sector accounted for most of the gains on the index, with SM Investments Corp  SM.PS  up 3.2 percent and International Container Terminal Services Inc  ICT.PS  2 percent higher.

SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
                              
 Market                Current      Previous close     Pct Move
 Singapore           3412.15           3430.76            -0.54
 Bangkok             1765.24           1782.28            -0.96
 Manila                8048.72           8039.45             0.12
 Jakarta                6229.013         6240.571          -0.19
 Kuala Lumpur    1850.78           1858.35            -0.41
 Ho Chi Minh      1188.29           1196.61            -0.70
                                            
                          



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ASEAN  ANALYSIS

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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