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07 April 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 0.37 points or 0.01% higher to 2811.62, taking the year-to-date performance to -2.47%.

The top active stocks today were SingTel, which declined 1.33%, DBS, which gained 0.40%, SingPost, which declined 3.39%, Keppel Corp, which gained 1.24% and OCBC Bank, with a 1.03% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.22%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.02%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Industrials Index, which rose 0.89%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Jardine Matheson Holdings and Jardine Strategic Holdings – ended 4.09% higher and 2.64% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Telecommunications Index, which slipped 1.06%. SingTel shares declined 1.33% and StarHub declined 1.20%.

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

SPDR Gold Shares (+0.38%)

DBXT MSCI Asia Ex Japan ETF 10 (unchanged)

STI ETF (-0.36%)

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

Capitacom Trust (-2.07%)

Ascendas REIT (-0.84%)

Capitamall Trust (-1.42%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI20800UBeCW160629 (unchanged)

HSI20600MBePW160428 (-8.67%)

HSI20200MBeCW160428 (unchanged)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW160711 (unchanged)

DBS MB ePW161003 (-1.19%)

KepCorp MBeCW161212 (+6.38%)

For real time price updates throughout the course of the trading day, investors can access and sort market information here.
Singapore Stock Market
                           Thursday                  Wednesday
*ST Index     2,813.59  +2.34     2,811.25  +10.33
Volume:                1,267M                  1,186.2M
Value:                 $879.3M                   $915.3M
Gainers/Losers:   202/182                    211/157


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
07 April 2016

The FBM KLCI index gained 7.28 points or 0.42% on Thursday. The Finance Index increased 1.11% to 14907.54 points, the Properties Index up 0.31% to 1189.93 points and the Plantation Index down 0.82% to 7816.04 points. The market traded within a range of 7.53 points between an intra-day high of 1724.29 and a low of 1716.76 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include MAYBULK, DNONCE, GAMUDA-WE, VIVOCOM, AIRASIA, SKPETRO, DRBHCOMC18, ASIAPLY, ASIAPLY-WA and EKA. Trading volume decreased to 1523.99 mil shares worth RM2161.95 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 1603.98 mil shares worth RM1947.42 mil.

Leading Movers were ASTRO (+13 sen to RM2.97), RHBCAP (+12 sen to RM6.12), PBBANK (+34 sen to RM19.36), SKPETRO (+3 sen to RM1.80) and TENAGA (+24 sen to RM14.42). Lagging Movers were PETGAS (-72 sen to RM21.90), KLK (-54 sen to RM23.96), IOICORP (-9 sen to RM4.49), GENTING (-14 sen to RM9.26) and YTL (-2 sen to RM1.65). Market breadth was positive with 424 gainers as compared to 380 losers.

The KLCI extended its mid day gains by ending higher at 1724.29 points amid positive performance in Wall Street after the minutes from the Federal Reserve's March meeting indicated a cautious approach to raising rates.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     07 April 2016     
Description         Volume                            Value       Frequency
ETF                      44,800                   14,652,400                   12
Stock       6,235,399,168       5,809,385,020,920        274,216
Warrant         17,245,200                  281,575,500               487
Total        6,252,689,168       5,809,681,248,820        274,715


Trading Summary

As of 7 April 2016  Unit: M.Baht  
Type                          Buy                Sell                Net
Institution         4,906.66       4,691.10           215.56
Proprietary       4,440.10        6,662.58      -2,222.47
Foreign           15,220.65      18,064.78      -2,844.13
Individual       26,649.37      21,798.31       4,851.05
Total Trading Value     51,216.77 M.Baht


Vietnam index up 0.7 pct, Vinamilk hits record high           

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  ended 0.67 percent higher on Thursday, posting its third consecutive rise, boosted by gains in food shares and energy stocks.
Top dairy products maker Vinamilk  VNM.HM , the country's biggest firm by market value, advanced 2.92 percent to a record high of 141,000 dong ($6.33) after a flat session in the previous day.
PetroVietnam Gas  GAS.HM  extended its gains to the third straight session, rallying 2.56 percent on upbeat global oil
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close  

                 VN Index   571.60            
        PREV. CLOSE   567.79            
           % CHANGE   +0.67%            
               HIGH   572.56            
                LOW   567.01          


SE Asia Stocks-Mostly up; Philippines jumps most in nearly 3 weeks

Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Thursday on higher oil prices and easing concerns about an April U.S. interest rate increase following cautious comments by policy makers in the U.S. Federal Reserve minutes.
The Philippine index  .PSI  rose 0.7 percent, its biggest single-day percentage gain in nearly three weeks. Shares of oil
company Petron Corp  PCOR.PS  led the rally with a gain of 3.53 percent, their largest since March 23.    
Malaysia  .KLSE  rose 0.4 percent, while Vietnam  .VNI  gained 0.7 percent, supported by food and energy shares.
Oil prices extended gains on inventory concerns and dollar weakness, lending support to energy-based stocks.   
"The release of the minutes of the Fed's March FOMC meeting showed that some members of the committee favour an April interest rate hike while most urged caution in the face of financial uncertainty," said Taye Shim, head of research at KDB Daewoo Securities Indonesia.
Indonesia  .JKSE  closed slightly lower, dragged down by profit-taking in the country's biggest listed company, cigarette maker PT HM Sampoerna Tbk  HMSP.JK . The stock fell 1.5 percent, after gaining 4 percent in the previous two sessions.
After market hours on Thursday, HM Sampoerna said it would conduct a stock split to increase its liquidity and attract more retail investors.  
Thailand's SET Index  .SETI  fell 1.2 percent on Thursday, its fifth straight session of falls, as Goldman Sachs cuts target prices for several banking stocks, including Bangkok Bank Pcl  BBL.BK  and Siam Commercial Bank Pcl  SCB.BK .  

 Market                    Current       Prev close     Pct move
 Singapore              2813.59        2811.25              0.08
 Kuala Lumpur       1724.29       1717.01              0.42
 Bangkok                1356.69        1373.59            -1.23
 Jakarta                   4867.28        4868.23            -0.02
 Manila                   7232.97        7180.55             0.73
 Ho Chi Minh             571.6          567.79              0.67

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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.

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