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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs  14 August  2013 


14 August 2013

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 4.54 points higher or +0.14% to 3,248.66, taking the year-to-date performance to +2.58%.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index showed a decline of -0.65%, as with the FTSE ST Small Cap Index (-0.91%). The top active stocks were DBS (+0.40%), Tritech (-4.46%), SingTel (-0.26%), UOB (+0.96%) and Golden Agri-Resources (+0.99%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index which gained +0.59%. The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Technology Index are Liongold Corporation (on trading halt) and STATS ChipPAC (unchanged). The underperforming sector was the FTSE Real Estate Investment Trust Index, which declined -1.10% with CapitaMall and Ascendasreit declining by -0.50% and -2.13% respectively. The FTSE ST Industrials Index gained +0.41%, while the FTSE ST Health Care Index declined -0.42%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were IS MSCI INDIA 100 (unchanged), SPDR GOLD SHARES (-0.92%) and CIMB FT ASEAN 40 100 S$ (+0.43%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Ascendasreit (-2.13%), CapitaMall (-0.50%), and CapitaComm (-0.70%).

The most active index warrants by value today were STI 3100BPeCW130927 (+2.04%), STI 3250MBeCW130830 (unchanged) and STI 3200BPeCW130829 (unchanged).

The most active stock warrants by value today were KepCorp MBeCW131203 (+1.15%), SingTelMBeCW140102 (-14.29%) and DBS MB eCW131203 (+4.76%).
Singapore Stock Market
                                  Wednesday                  Tuesday

*ST Index      3,248.66  +4.54     3,244.12  +11.88
Volume:            2,631.2M                 2,341.3M
Value:             $1,217.4M                $1,305.9M
Gainers/Losers:  195/239                  271/204

Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
14 Aug 2013

The FBM KLCI index lost 1.36 points or 0.08% on Wednesday. The Finance Index increased 0.10% to 17087.24 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.24% to 1382.07 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.05% to 8335 points. The market traded within a range of 9.80 points between an intra-day high of 1801.26 and a low of 1791.46 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include MAS, TMS, TMS-WA, SONA-WA, LUSTER, AMEDIA, DAYA, SONA, ASUPREM and FLONIC. Trading volume increased to 2201.84 mil shares worth RM1706.62 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 1994.67 mil shares worth RM1870.00 mil.

Leading Movers were HLBANK (+8 sen to RM14.30), KLK (+8 sen to RM21.22), GENTING (+6 sen to RM9.97), HLFG (+4 sen to RM14.40) and SKPETRO (+3 sen to RM3.74). Lagging Movers were BAT (-24 sen to RM62.74), PETGAS (-22 sen to RM21.06), PETDAG (-22 sen to RM28.78), UEMS (-6 sen to RM2.75) and GENM (-6 sen to RM4.37). Market breadth was positive with 447 gainers as compared to 349 losers.

The KLCI positive run was ended today by closing marginally lower at 1793.7 points. The investors’ confidence were probably dented by the renewed concern over the possible scaling down of the bond buying stimulus program by Federal Reserve after the retail sales in US rose for a fourth consecutive month in July. Back in Malaysia, Malaysia Airline System Bhd (MAS) was most actively traded stock of the day while share price surged 8% after Datuk Seri Idris Jala, Minister of the Prime Minister Department was quoted saying the government should sell its stake in MAS at the right price.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     14 August 2013

Description            Volume                             Value               Frequency
ETF                    2,500                   1,268,000                03
Stock      4,248,026,929      4,590,028,446,560        141,793
Warrant      177,152,500          15,948,863,500            3,405
Total       4,425,181,929       4,605,978,578,060        145,201


As of 14 Aug 2013  Unit: M.Baht
Type                              Buy               Sell             Net
Institution         4,563.03     3,436.84     1,126.19     
Proprietary       5,153.97     5,290.20       -136.23     
Foreign            9,379.94     9,159.35        220.59     
Individual        17,876.55  19,087.10     -1,210.56     
Total Trading Value         36,973.49 M.Baht


Most Southeast Asian stocks gained on Wednesday as investors bought shares with strong earnings, including Philippine Robinsons Land Corp  ,while interest rate-sensitive shares rose in Indonesia ahead of a central bank decision on Thursday.    
The Philippine index finished up 1.56 percent at 6,656.61, the highest close since Aug. 1. Jakarta's Composite Index extended its gain for a second day, up 1 percent at 4,699.73, the highest close since July 24.
Vietnam  rose 1.17 percent, with investors buying shares of blue chip companies in the energy, food and banking sectors.  
Stocks in Singapore, Malaysia  and Thailand were little changed in relatively thin trade as Asia was broadly weak after U.S. sales data reinforced expectations that the Federal Reserve will soon pare its stimulus.  

Foreign investors have reduced weights in most Southeast Asian stocks, with Thai exchange posting net foreign selling for the month to Aug. 13 worth $345 million and Malaysian bourse recording net foreign selling of $382 million for the period.
  Market                           Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*     428.19         428.21        0.00
 Singapore                 3248.66       3244.12       +0.14
 Kuala Lumpur           1793.73       1795.09       -0.08
 Bangkok                   1460.63       1459.08       +0.11
 Jakarta                     4699.73       4652.39       +1.02
 Manila                      6656.61       6554.62       +1.56
 Ho Chi Minh               503.57        497.73       +1.17


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