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11 August 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 5.75 points or 0.20% lower to 2869.82, taking the year-to-date performance to -0.45%.

The top active stocks today were Singtel, which gained 1.67%, UOB, which declined 1.00%, DBS, which declined 0.20%, OCBC Bank, which declined 0.24% and Sembcorp Marine, with a 5.39% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.09%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.46%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which rose 2.01%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Midas Holdings and Geo Energy Resources - ended 4.26% higher and 1.91% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Real Estate Holding and Development Index, which slipped 0.92%. Hongkong Land Holdings shares declined 1.21% and Global Logistic Properties declined 0.76%.

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

STI ETF (unchanged)

SPDR Gold Shares (-0.61%)

DBXT FTSE Vietnam ETF (+1.71%)

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

Ascendas REIT (-0.41%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (unchanged)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (unchanged)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI22800VTeCW160929 (+10.48%)

HSI23800UBeCW161229 (+6.20%)

HSI23000MBeCW160929 (+7.87%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW170201 (+2.00%)

UOB MB eCW170201 (-8.43%)

DBS MB ePW170201 (-1.49%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                            Thursday                 Wednesday
*ST Index        2,869.82  -5.75         2,875.57  +4.79
Volume:                 1,007M                         886M
Value:                $1,021.3M                 $1,229.7M
Gainers/Losers:     207/175                     202/203


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
11 August 2016

The FBM KLCI index gained 5.77 points or 0.34% on Thursday. The Finance Index increased 0.89% to 14453.41 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.25% to 1175.17 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.47% to 7673.64 points. The market traded within a range of 8.17 points between an intra-day high of 1678.80 and a low of 1670.63 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include THHEAVY, MBSB, HWGB, HSSEB, PDZ, XDL, AAX, M3TECH, AAX-WA and RCECAP. Trading volume decreased to 1852.65 mil shares worth RM1663.16 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 2370.43 mil shares worth RM1756.04 mil.

Leading Movers were CIMB (+11 sen to RM4.60), HLFG (+24 sen to RM16.12), MISC (+8 sen to RM7.68), GENM (+3 sen to RM4.39) and MAYBANK (+5 sen to RM8.00). Lagging Movers were MAXIS (-9 sen to RM6.25), AMMB (-3 sen to RM4.40), GENTING (-5 sen to RM8.24) and ASTRO (-1 sen to RM2.96). Market breadth was positive with 416 gainers as compared to 381 losers.

The day ended with the KLCI closing higher at 1678.80 points despite overnight losses in US market following lower oil prices. The performance of our local bourse was lifted by buying interest in heavy weight counters, led by CIMB.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     11 August 2016     
Description         Volume                          Value       Frequency
ETF                      3,500                     1,484,700                 07
Stock     10,540,568,661         8,052,924,629,690         344,675
Warrant         25,117,009               1,928,371,996                682
Total      10,565,689,170         8,054,854,486,386          345,364


Trading Summary

As of   11 August 2016 Unit: M.Baht

Type                      Buy              Sell             Net
Institution        9,291.11       10,305.06     -1,013.95
Proprietary      7,974.61        7,726.91          247.71
Foreign         20,670.43      16,114.42        4,556.01
Individual      39,059.20      42,848.96      -3,789.76
Total Trading Value     76,995.35 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Vietnam rallies; Malaysia up on positive industrial data

Vietnam shares  .VNI  rallied on Thursday, outperforming the region to post their fourth consecutive session of gains, as jumps in large-cap companies buoyed up sentiment, while Malaysian stocks hit a more-than-three-month high on positive industrial production data.  
Big sell-offs in Vietnam in the past few weeks, driven mostly by margin selling, has been followed by re-focussing of buyers into a handful of stocks, said Fiachra MacCana, head of research, Ho Chi Minh Securities.
Financials and consumer staples drove gains on the Vietnam bourse. Dairy producer Vinamilk  VNM.HM , Vietnam's biggest-listed firm by market value, rose 3.05 percent, while the country's biggest lender by market capitalisation Vietcombank  VCB.HM  gained 4.6 percent.  
"The money is returning to the basic stocks and large caps accompanied by increased trading volume," BIDV Securities Company said in a note.       
"However, given the lower-than-average volumes, very narrow focus of buying, lack of resolution in some ongoing stock-specific governance issues, and the still rather high margin lending balances, we expect this rally to be fairly short-lived," added MacCana.
Malaysian stocks  .KLSE  gained 0.34 percent to its highest close since April 27, fuelled by the country's June industrial production data.  
Factory output rose 5.3 percent from a year earlier, due to strength in the mining, manufacturing, and electricity sectors, government data showed. 
Malaysia's second-quarter gross domestic product figures are expected on Friday.  
Thai shares  .SETI  inched higher as the country's central bank international reserves rose to $182.5 billion. 
The central bank and finance ministry have predicted higher growth in the second quarter compared with the first.  
Philippine shares  .PSI  slipped 0.8 percent for the second consecutive session, dragged down by financial stocks, such as
GT Capital Holdings Inc  GTCAP.PS  and investment holding company Metro Pacific Investments Corp  MPI.PS .
The Philippine central bank left its benchmark interest rate at 3 percent, lowered its forecasts for 2016 and 2017 average
Singapore  .STI  and Indonesia  .JKSE  closed marginally down.
 STOCK MARKETS                                       
 Market                      Current   previous close     Pct Move
 Singapore                 2869.82         2875.57            -0.20
 Bangkok                  1551.29          1548.13             0.20
 Manila                      7981.35           8051.4            -0.87
 Jakarta                    5419.088           5423.949        -0.09
 Kuala Lumpur            1678.8           1673.03            0.34
 Ho Chi Minh              660.24        648.33        1.84


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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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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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