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Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
10 August 2015

The FBM KLCI index lost 28.28 points or 1.68% on Monday. The Finance Index fell 1.78% to 14948.14 points, the Properties Index dropped 2.36% to 1153.45 points and the Plantation Index down 0.65% to 7180.53 points. The market traded within a range of 23.45 points between an intra-day high of 1672.57 and a low of 1649.12 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include FBMKLCI-HK, FRONTKN, FBMKLCI-HG, HSI-CT, IFCAMSC, SUMATEC, FBMKLCI-HS, BTM-WA, RGB and XINGHE. Trading volume increased to 1914.58 mil shares worth RM1992.67 mil as compared to Friday’s 1861.31 mil shares worth RM1797.13 mil.

Leading Movers were WPRTS (+2 sen to RM4.13), PETDAG (+0 sen to RM21.28), PETGAS (+2 sen to RM21.78), KLK (+4 sen to RM21.50) and IOICORP (+1 sen to RM4.05). Lagging Movers were PETCHEM (-27 sen to RM6.01), SKPETRO (-9 sen to RM2.25), CIMB (-19 sen to RM5.11), TENAGA (-40 sen to RM11.00) and KLCC (-25 sen to RM7.04). Market breadth was negative with 94 gainers as compared to 923 losers.

The KLCI extended its downtrend, plunging to 2-year low of 1654.37 points. Market sentiment continued to be bearish on domestic issue and as U.S. payrolls data fueled bets the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates


Trade Summary
Date As of:     10 August 2015    
Description       Volume                         Value      Frequency
ETF                      8,600                  6,058,400                   04
Stock      4,229,064,000    3,431,093,315,961          147,669
Warrant         4,791,000                92,948,800                 183
Total       4,233,863,600    3,431,192,323,161         147,856


Trading Summary

As of  10 August   2015  Unit: M.Baht  
Type                     Buy               Sell           Net
Institution       1,491.13       2,108.57         -617.44
Proprietary     2,187.75        2,245.69          -57.94
Foreign           5,116.93        5,933.72        -816.79
Individual     24,755.61      23,263.44      1,492.17
Total Trading Value     33,551.43 M.Baht


Vietnam index marks biggest jump in nearly 3 weeks
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index .VNI  advanced 1.78 percent at the close on Monday, the biggest jump since July 22, led by Vinamilk  VNM.HM  and BaoViet
Holdings  BVH.HM .
Dairy products maker Vinamilk, the country's biggest firm by market value, closed up 7 percent at a record high of 107,000 dong ($4.91) each.
Analysts say investors bought VNM shares after a state-run  media report on Friday cited a government official as saying the government will lower its ownership in the Ho Chi Minh
City-based company.   
Top insurer BaoViet Holdings ended up 6.16 percent ahead of a State Securities Commission meeting on Thursday on the implementation of a new rule allowing full foreign ownership in
many listed firms, analysts and traders said.   
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

            VN Index       614.53              
         PREV. CLOSE       603.76              
            % CHANGE       +1.78%              
                HIGH       614.53              
                 LOW       603.82              

SE Asia Stocks - Malaysia leads regional decline; energy shares fall

Malaysian stocks fell to their lowest in more than two years on Monday amid a fall in the ringgit while energy-related shares in the region took a hit as
investors sold off risky assets due to weaker global oil prices.   
The Kuala Lumpur composite index  .KLSE  shed 1.68 percent to 1,654.37, its lowest close since March 2013, as the ringgit  MYR=MY  hit its weakest since September 1998.  ID:nL3N10L1ZM  
The Indonesian index  .JKSE  fell 0.5 percent as foreign investors sold a net 114.4 billion rupiah ($8.44 million) worth of shares, a fifth straight day of sales. Coal miners such as
Indo Tambangraya  ITMG.JK  and Adaro Energy  ADRO.JK  were among
the decliners.
The Philippine index  .PSI  erased most early gains, ending nearly flat amid foreign-led selling in energy shares with First Gen Corp  FGEN.PS  hitting a three-week low.
Bangkok's SET index  .SETI  eased 0.6 percent in the final week of the quarterly reporting season. Shares of Thai Airways International Pcl  THAI.BK  fell 0.8 percent ahead of its
earnings results due on Tuesday.
Bucking the trend, Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  closed 1.78 percent higher, its biggest jump since July 22, led by Vinamilk  VNM.HM  and BaoViet Holdings  BVH.HM .
The Singapore market was closed for National Day holidays.


 Market             Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 Kuala Lumpur       1654.37       1682.65       -1.68
 Bangkok            1420.13       1428.79       -0.61
 Jakarta            4748.95       4770.30       -0.45
 Manila             7534.35       7532.52       +0.02
 Ho Chi Minh         614.53        603.76       +1.78

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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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