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11 August 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 43.6 points or 1.36% lower to 3153.06, taking the year-to-date performance to -6.30%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 2.90%, Noble, which declined 1.72%, UOB, which declined 3.20%, SingTel, which declined 1.72% and Global Logistic, with a 0.84% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 1.00%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.56%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which rose 1.00%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Raffles Medical Group and Tianjin Zhongxin Pharmaceutical Group Corporation – ended 0.21% higher and 1.11% lower respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Financials Index, which slipped 1.81%. DBS Group Holdings shares declined 2.90% and OCBC declined 1.18%.

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

Spdr Gold Shares (+2.57%)

Sti Etf (-1.24%)

Is Msci India 100 (-1.96%)

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

Ascendas Reit (-4.56%)

Capitamall Trust (-2.90%)

Capitacom Trust (-3.16%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI25200MBeCW150929 (-1.91%)

HSI23800MBePW150929 (-9.03%)

HSI24400MBeCW150828 (-0.89%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW151201 (-26.83%)

OCBC Bk MBeCW151201 (-18.63%)

KepCorp MBeCW160201 (-4.96%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                           Tuesday                  Thursday
*ST Index     3,153.06  -43.6          3,196.66  +5.27
Volume:                1,980M                     1,468.5M
Value:              $1,889.6M                      $1,004M
Gainers/Losers:    161/296                        193/261


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
11 August 2015

The FBM KLCI index lost 17.66 points or 1.07% on Tuesday. The Finance Index fell 1.63% to 14705.21 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.28% to 1150.26 points and the Plantation Index down 0.36% to 7154.67 points. The market traded within a range of 25.85 points between an intra-day high of 1661.62 and a low of 1635.77 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include FBMKLCI-HK, FBMKLCI-HM, TMS, FBMKLCI-HG, MAYBANKC10, HSI-HD, IFCAMSC, FBMKLCI-CZ, AMEDIA and UNISEM. Trading volume increased to 1987.06 mil shares worth RM2071.43 mil as compared to Monday’s 1914.58 mil shares worth RM1992.67 mil.

Leading Movers were PPB (+10 sen to RM15.30), ASTRO (+1 sen to RM2.98), DIGI (+1 sen to RM5.08), AXIATA (+1 sen to RM5.97) and IOICORP (+0 sen to RM4.05). Lagging Movers were AMMB (-18 sen to RM5.26), PETDAG (-70 sen to RM20.58), MAYBANK (-28 sen to RM8.52), SIME (-24 sen to RM8.16) and SKPETRO (-6 sen to RM2.19). Market breadth was negative with 290 gainers as compared to 529 losers.

The KLCI extended its sell down after closing lower at 1636.71 points despite chalked up gains in the early morning on the back of bargain-hunting. Malaysian stocks succumbed to renew selling-pressure as investors remain cautious over the domestic issue and as ringgit continues to slide.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     11 August 2015    
Description            Volume                           Value         Frequency
ETF                         55,900                   36,937,200                    37
Stock           5,440,528,173       4,491,892,709,351           221,595
Warrant              3,189,900                 106,677,100                  170
Total            5,443,773,973       4,492,036,323,651           221,802


Thai alternative bourse to list Pioneer Motor on August 13

BANGKOK, August 11, 2015 - Market for Alternative Investment (mai) will list Pioneer Motor pcl, one of the leading manufacturers & sellers of air conditioner motors, on August 13, under the ticker symbol "PIMO". The company has a market capitalization at its initial public offering (IPO) price of THB 676 million (approx. USD 20 million).

mai President Prapan Charoenprawatt said that PIMO would list in the Industrial industry group on mai. The company was a manufacturer & seller of air conditioner motors, industrial induction motors and agricultural machinery, including submersible pumps, centrifugal pumps, pool & spa pump motors under its own "PIONEER MOTOR" brand, as well as being an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for domestic and foreign customers in 20 countries.

PIMO has a paid-up registered capital of THB 130 million, consisting of 400 million existing common shares and 120 million newly issued shares, with a par value of THB 0.25 each. The company offered newly issued shares to the general public via IPO during August 3 - 5 at THB 1.30 each, for a total of THB 156
million. Asset Pro Management Co., Ltd. is its financial advisor while Capital Nomura Securities pcl is its lead underwriter.

Focusing on research and development on production technology, PIMO Managing Director Wasun Itthirojanakul said that the company was committed to offering diversified and best quality products with on-time delivery as well as after-sales services for customer satisfaction. This listing would strengthen financial capabilities and serve increasing customer demands. The fund raised would be used to improve motor productivity catering to domestic and international customers, as well as for working capital.

PIMO's three major shareholders after the IPO are Itthirojanakul group (76.92 percent), Thanapat Pattana Co., Ltd. (0.38 percent) and Prathompob Cheunpanitkit (0.35 percent). The IPO price was equivalent to price-to-earnings ratio (P/E ratio) of 18.24 times, calculated by using the company's net profit in the past four quarters (April 1, 2014 - Mar 31, 2015) divided by fully diluted shares, representing earnings per share of THB 0.07. PIMO's dividend policy is to pay no  less than 40 percent of net profits after taxes and reserves.

For more information on PIMO, please see the company's prospectus at the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at  and general information at the company's website at, as well as

Trading Summary

As of  6 August   2015  Unit: M.Baht   Unit: M.Bah
Type                          Buy             Sell              Net
Institution           3,289.69         2,923.15     366.54
Proprietary         2,517.46         2,454.67       62.79
Foreign               6,683.71         7,898.45     214.74
Individual         21,409.20       20,623.78     785.41
Total Trading Value     33,900.05 M.Baht


Vietnam index dips 0.2 pct, volume hits 1-week high

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  closed down 0.24 percent on Tuesday after two gains, with big-cap shares moving mixed in high volume.
Dairy products maker Vinamilk  VNM.HM , the country's biggest firm by market value, dropped 1.87 percent, followed by steel firm Hoa Phat Group  HPG.HM  that lost 0.86 percent, while Petrovietnam Gas  GAS.HM  stood flat.
Top insurer BaoViet Holdings  BVH.HM  made a third straight gain, jumping 4 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.  
As many as 119.7 million shares were traded, the highest since Aug. 3, Thomson Reuters data showed.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close .
           VN Index       613.05               
        PREV. CLOSE       614.53               
           % CHANGE       -0.24%               
               HIGH       619.69               
                LOW       611.17               

SE Asia Stocks-Most fall on fund outflow, yuan move

Southeast Asian stocks fell on Tuesday amid fund outflows and weak regional currencies after China devalued the yuan, with Indonesia marking its worst drop in more than three months and Singapore closing at its lowest in nearly 18 months.
The Jakarta composite index  .JKSE  was down 2.7 percent, the biggest single-day decline since April. Selling by foreign investors hit shares of Bank Mandiri  BMRI.JK  and Bank Negara Indonesia  BBNI.JK , among top large-cap losers.
The rupiah  IDR=  fell to a low last seen during the Asian financial crisis 17 years ago while other Southeast Asian currencies hit fresh multi-year lows after China devalued the yuan  CNY=SAEC  to support its economy.  
Singapore's Straits Times Index  .FTSTI  was down 1.4 percent, its lowest close since March 2014. Banking shares were among top losers, led by United Overseas Bank Ltd  UOBH.SI  which dropped 3.2 percent.
The fall came amid talks of heightened selling by foreign funds, broker NRA Capital said in a report.
Foreign investors sold shares worth a net 389 million ringgit ($98.23 million) in Malaysia, 585 billion rupiah ($43.03 million) in Indonesia and 401.5 million pesos ($8.73 million) in the Philippines.
Stocks in Thailand  .SETI  were down almost 1 percent after net outflows worth 1.2 billion baht ($33.94 million), stock exchange data showed. The Thai market is closed on Wednesday for a public holiday.

Vietnam's key index  .VNI  retreated 0.24 percent, coming off a more than one-week high in early trading.    
 Market                  Current        Prev Close    Pct Move
 Singapore              3153.06          3196.66           -1.36
 Kuala Lumpur       1636.71          1654.37           -1.07
 Bangkok                1408.32          1420.13           -0.83
 Jakarta                   4622.59          4748.95           -2.66
 Manila                    7570.45         7534.35          +0.48
 Ho Chi Minh            613.05           614.53           -0.24

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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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