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10 August 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 4.79 points or 0.17% higher to 2875.57, taking the year-to-date performance to -0.25%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 0.40%, Singtel, which gained closed unchanged, OCBC Bank, which declined 0.12%, UOB, which declined 0.06% and Ascendas REIT, which closed unchanged.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.57%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.19%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index, which rose 2.09%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Silverlake Axis and CSE Global- ended  2.61% higher and  2.20% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which slipped 0.54%. Keppel Corp shares and Sembcorp Industries remained unchanged.

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

DBXT MSCI Thailand TRN ETF (+1.59%)

SPDR Gold Shares (+1.61%)

STI ETF (+0.35%)

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

Ascendas REIT (unchanged)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (-0.91%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (+0.64%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI22800VTeCW160929 (-4.55%)

HSI23800UBeCW161229 (-7.38%)

HSI23000MBeCW160929 (-6.32%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW170201 (unchanged)

UOB VT eCW161212 (-7.27%)

DBS VT eCW161212 (-8.62%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                           Wednesday                  Monday
*ST Index        2,875.57  +4.79          2,870.78  +42.61
Volume:                     886M                      937.6M
Value:                 $1,229.7M                 $1,036.7M
Gainers/Losers:       202/203                     226/186


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
10 August 2016

The FBM KLCI index gained 1.32 points or 0.08% on Wednesday. The Finance Index fell 0.06% to 14326.37 points, the Properties Index up 0.29% to 1178.13 points and the Plantation Index down 0.18% to 7637.65 points. The market traded within a range of 7.05 points between an intra-day high of 1673.56 and a low of 1666.51 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include THHEAVY, DNEX-WD, HSSEB, APFT, DNEX, POS-CV, PDZ, HUBLINE, MBSB and DRBHCOMC21. Trading volume increased to 2370.43 mil shares worth RM1756.04 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 2098.16 mil shares worth RM1833.11 mil.

Leading Movers were HLFG (+48 sen to RM15.88), BAT (+114 sen to RM51.40), ASTRO (+5 sen to RM2.97), MAXIS (+10 sen to RM6.34) and SIME (+11 sen to RM7.94). Lagging Movers were KLCC (-10 sen to RM7.60), RHBBANK (-5 sen to RM4.95), GENM (-4 sen to RM4.36), PPB (-12 sen to RM15.98) and TENAGA (-10 sen to RM14.52). Market breadth was positive with 436 gainers as compared to 358 losers.

The KLCI extended its mid day gains by ending higher at 1673.03 points amid overnight gains in Wall Street. The performance of our benchmark index was underpinned by gains in Astro and Maxis.


Trade Summary

Description           Volume                             Value      Frequency
ETF                       11,800                       6,580,600                  08
Stock        10,820,721,420        10,021,051,188,482           331,341
Warrant            22,253,200                2,341,992,500                 922
Total          10,842,986,420        10,023,399,761,582           332,271


Trading Summary

As of 10 Aug 2016     Unit: M.Baht
Type                       Buy                Sell           Net
Institution           5,877.75        7,512.21     -1,634.47
Proprietary          8,175.11       7,859.54         315.56
Foreign             17,065.51      13,569.78      3,495.74
Individual          36,624.22      38,801.06     -2,176.84
Total Trading Value     67,742.59 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Cautious on subdued risk sentiment; Vietnam up

Southeast Asian stock markets were cautious on Wednesday on subdued risk sentiment, as Chinese policymakers appeared to have disparate opinions regarding their monetary policy, while fading optimism regarding oil also added to the negative sentiment.
Last week, a research office at China's top economic planner called for the central bank to cut interest rates and bank reserve requirements, but later removed the remarks in an updated statement posted on its website.  
Investors have been closely watching the country's bureaucracy for signs of policy dissent since May, when the People's Daily quoted an "authoritative person" warning of a financial crisis if the government relied too much on debt-fuelled stimulus to spur the economy.
"Risk sentiments are not particularly strong. Further, China data is expected to be on the softer side and there isn't much of a policy relief story going on in China," said Vishnu Varathan, a senior economist with Mizuho Bank. "PBOC (People's Bank of China) is quite coy to put in extra stimulus."  
China's industrial output, retail sales and urban investment figures for July will be announced on Friday.  
Meanwhile, global oil prices dropped on improved prospects for U.S. output and a glut in refined products.  
"Oil prices are struggling to find traction. Markets are not going to chase commodity stocks in the near term," Varathan said.
Vietnam  .VNI  outperformed other markets in the region with a gain of 1.7 percent, led by financials.
"Gains in Vingroup and Hoa Phat created positive sentiment.

Money flowed mostly into blue chips, which in the short term could continue attracting more inflows," said Nguyen The Minh,
associate director at Saigon Securities Inc.
Singapore shares  .STI  gained 0.2 percent, driven by financials and industrials, ahead of the release of GDP data on Thursday.
Indonesian shares  .JKSE  edged lower, dragged down by financials and telecommunication services, while Philippine stocks  .PSI  closed relatively flat, shrugging off a drop in June exports.  
 STOCK MARKETS                                       
 Market                     Current    previous close   Pct Move
 Singapore                2875.57          2870.78           0.17
 Bangkok                  1549.61          1548.21           0.09
 Manila                      8051.4           8055.06          -0.05
 Jakarta                     5423.949       5440.293         -0.30
 Kuala Lumpur          1673.03           1671.71          0.08
 Ho Chi Minh              648.33            637.34           1.72

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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.

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


Indonesia  to launch 13th economic package this month

Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution said on Wednesday that the government would release its 13th economic policy package in August, adding that the draft had been completed.

Darmin said the 13th package was largely an extension of the previous one, but would expand its focus beyond industry. The 12th package focused on small and medium enterprises.

"We are just waiting to schedule a meeting with the president," Darmin told reporters at his office. He refused to give the exact date the new policy package would come into effect.

 The ministry team must meet with President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo one more time to finalize the details, Darmin said.




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