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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs  15 August 2014 


15 August 2014

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended +19.94 points higher or +0.61% to 3314.77, taking the year-to-date performance to +4.74%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained +0.11% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index gained +0.16%. The top active stocks were Japfa (unchanged), Golden Agri-Res (+0.94%), DBS (-0.11%), SingTel (+1.03%) and UOB (-0.70%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index (+2.00%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index are Midas Holdings (unchanged) and Geo Energy Resources  (+3.85%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Technology Index, which declined -0.34% with Silverlake Axis’ share price declining -0.44% and STATS ChipPAC’s share price gaining +0.88%. The FTSE ST Consumer Services Index gained +0.14%.  The FTSE ST Real Estate Index gained +0.80%. The FTSE ST Utilities Index gained +0.59%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the IS MSCI India  (-0.81%), SPDR Gold Shares (-0.10%), DBXT MSCI Indonesia ETF (-0.20%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Suntec REIT (-0.28%), CapitaCommercial Trust (-0.31%), CapitaMall Trust (unchanged),

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI24800MBeCW140929 (+6.61%), HSI25400MBeCW140929 (+8.86%), HSI24600MBePW140929 (-13.01%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were UOB MB eCW141201 (-0.64%), KepCorp MBeCW141201 (-0.86%), DBS MB eCW150106 (unchanged).

 Singapore Stock Market
                                   Friday                        Thursday
*ST Index            3,314.77  +19.94         3,294.83  -6.58
Volume:                    1,572M                         1,331.4M
Value:                     $964.3M                          $969.6M
Gainers/Losers:        267/182                           219/216


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
15 Aug 2014

The FBM KLCI index gained 2.73 points or 0.15% on Friday. The Finance Index increased 0.18% to 17291.78 points, the Properties Index up 0.17% to 1511.68 points and the Plantation Index down 0.46% to 8869.3 points. The market traded within a range of 4.40 points between an intra-day high of 1864.62 and a low of 1860.22 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include REACH-WA, REACH, SUMATEC, PDZ, SANICHI, GLOTEC, MAS, NEXGRAM, LUSTER and FRONTKN. Trading volume decreased to 3410.33 mil shares worth RM2341.27 mil as compared to Thursday’s 3947.92 mil shares worth RM2583.59 mil.

Leading Movers were BAT (+156 sen to RM72.36), GENM (+7 sen to RM4.38), DIGI (+4 sen to RM5.66), PETDAG (+14 sen to RM20.60) and IHH (+3 sen to RM4.82). Lagging Movers were KLK (-40 sen to RM23.30), FGV (-3 sen to RM3.98), SKPETRO (-3 sen to RM4.15), HLFG (-10 sen to RM17.20) and ASTRO (-1 sen to RM3.29). Market breadth was negative with 407 gainers as compared to 439 losers.

The KCLI extended its gains for five conservative days by ending 2.73 points higher at 1864.31, lifted by gains in BAT, Genting Malaysia and DIGI. The performance of our benchmark index was in line with higher close in overnight US markets as investor sentiment improved due to easing of geopolitical tension in Ukraine.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     15 August 2014    
Description           Volume                             Value        Frequency
ETF                           500                         461,600                  05
Stock       5,702,544,876         7,561,822,540,006        172,902
Right             27,915,600                     55,490,300                 77
Warrant         37,001,000                1,214,724,000            1,232
Total         5,767,461,976         7,563,093,215,906        174,216


Vietnam index ends lower depsite GAS Q2 profit rises

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  edged down 0.17 percent on Friday to close at 604.24 points, with PetroVietNam Gas  keeping the market from a strong fall, having announced an annual rise in its second-quarter net profit.

GAS shares rose 0.88 percent to 114,000 dong ($5.38) each, the only big-cap that gained on the market on Friday.

The largest listed firm posted an 11 percent annual increase in the second-quarter net profit, but its net earnings in the first half dropped 11.6 percent, it said in a statement released before the market close on Friday.  

Food producer Masan Group   led the losses with a 3.49 percent drop after reporting a 23 percent slump in its first-half net profit on Thursday.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index   at the close

                        VN Index      604.24              
                PREV. CLOSE      605.25              
                   % CHANGE      -0.17%              
                       HIGH      608.46              
                        LOW      603.24              


SE Asia Stocks-Philippine shares retreat; Thailand rebounds

Southeast Asian shares were in mixed trade on Friday, with the Philippine index retreating from a 14-month closing high in the previous session, while Thailand rebounded with help from good earnings by one of its top construction firms.
The Philippine SE Composite Index   dropped 0.74 percent as investors took profits and sold after disappointing earnings from some big companies.
Conglomerate LT Group   fell 3.26 percent after reporting a first-half net profit of 2.16 billion pesos ($49.5 million), less than a third of the value from the previous year.
Real estate firm Alliance Global Group Inc   dropped 3.35 percent on investors' expectations of unimpressive earnings, due on Monday.   
Thailand's SET Index  recovered to close up 0.3 percent, led by an 8.72 percent surge in shares of Land and Houses Pcl  <LH.BK> , their highest in a month.
The company's second-quarter net profit jumped 20 percent to 2 billion baht ($62.8 million), it said in a filing to the exchange late on Thursday.  
Singapore stocks also ticked up, with property firm Hongkong Land   gaining 3.35 percent and Jardine Matheson Holdings   up 2.83 percent.
Other markets moved in tight ranges. Malaysia   edged up 0.15 percent, while Indonesia   extended Thursday's fall to dip 0.13 percent on news of its current account swinging to deficit in the second quarter from a January-March surplus.
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  eased 0.17 percent, with PetroVietNam Gas , the country's biggest firm by market value, preventing a stronger fall on the index with news of an 11 percent increase in second-quarter net profit.
 Market                          Current       Prev Close      Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*        444.35             443.46            +0.20
 Singapore                    3314.77           3294.83            +0.61
 Kuala Lumpur             1864.31           1861.58            +0.15
 Bangkok                     1546.62           1541.97            +0.30
 Jakarta                        5148.96           5155.55             -0.13
 Manila                         7008.51           7061.00             -0.74
 Ho Chi Minh                  604.24             605.25             -0.17

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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.

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