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18 August 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 17.7 points or 0.58% lower to 3049.65, taking the year-to-date performance to -9.38%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 0.27%, UOB, which gained 0.15%, SingTel, which gained 0.50%, OCBC Bank, which declined 1.04% and Noble, with a 8.79% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.78%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 1.80%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index, which rose 3.80%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Silverlake Axis and STATS ChipPAC – ended 8.13% higher and remained unchanged respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which slipped 2.61%. Raffles Medical Group shares rose 0.44% and Tianjin Zhongxin Pharmaceutical Group Corporation declined 11.59%.

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

Sti Etf (-0.96%)

Is Msci India 100 (-0.67%)

Spdr Gold Shares (+0.19%)

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

Ascendas Reit (-1.78%)

Capitacom Trust (+0.75%)

Capitamall Trust (+1.04%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI24000MBePW150828 (+29.31%)

HSI23800MBePW150929 (+18.28%)

HSI25200MBeCW150929 (-27.87%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

KepCorp MBeCW160201 (-10.20%)

DBS MB eCW160111 (unchanged)

DBS MB eCW160104 (+3.05%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                              Tuesday              Monday
*ST Index     3,049.65  -17.7     3,067.35  -46.9
Volume:            1,534.4M              1,328.2M
Value:             $1,170.1M            $1,055.5M
Gainers/Losers:   111/354                110/346


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
18 August 2015

The FBM KLCI index gained 7.06 points or 0.45% on Tuesday. The Finance Index increased 0.98% to 14210.87 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.10% to 1108.16 points and the Plantation Index down 0.32% to 6848.29 points. The market traded within a range of 21.17 points between an intra-day high of 1584.05 and a low of 1562.88 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include FBMKLCI-HK, FBMKLCI-C3, FBMKLCI-HT, FBMKLCI-HV, FBMKLCI-C8, FRONTKN, XDL, COMPUGT, FBMKLCI-CR and FBMKLCI-C7. Trading volume increased to 2254.71 mil shares worth RM2112.66 mil as compared to Monday’s 2061.67 mil shares worth RM1950.48 mil.

Leading Movers were MAYBANK (+24 sen to RM8.43), AMMB (+7 sen to RM5.00), DIGI (+7 sen to RM5.00), WPRTS (+5 sen to RM4.00) and ASTRO (+3 sen to RM2.89). Lagging Movers were SKPETRO (-4 sen to RM1.67), UMW (-17 sen to RM8.82), GENM (-4 sen to RM3.90), RHBCAP (-6 sen to RM6.52) and KLK (-16 sen to RM20.26). Market breadth was positive with 409 gainers as compared to 407 losers.

The KLCI halted its losing streak after gained 7.06 points to 1579.60 points amid overnight gains in US market after homebuilder data posted a strong growth. Our benchmark index was buoyed by bargain-hunting.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     18 August 2015    
Description         Volume                Value                 Frequency
ETF                        8,300                  4,323,800                    07
Stock        4,123,398,529    4,143,525,626,281           207,882
Warrant           3,340,000                99,556,700                  139
Total         4,126,746,829    4,143,629,506,781           208,028


Trading Summary

As of  6 August   2015  Unit: M.Baht  
Type                       Buy              Sell               Net
Institution       6,056.21      18,086.95     -12,030.75
Proprietary      6,640.15       5,400.97         1,239.18
Foreign         13,574.40      20,483.29       -6,908.90
Individual     52,077.80      34,377.33      17,700.47
Total Trading Value     78,348.55 M.Baht


Vietnam index rises 1.2 pct, banks lend support
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index .VNI  rebounded 1.23 percent at the close on Tuesday after five consecutive losses, supported by banking stocks and most big-cap shares.
Most banks gained ground in a technical rebound from falls in recent days, an analyst said.
Vietcombank  VCB.HM , the country's biggest lender by market value, rose 3.66 percent, VietinBank  CTG.HM  rallied 3.63 percent and BIDV  BID.HM  climbed 4.76 percent.
Eximbank  EIB.HM  ended down 3.17 percent, trimming earlier losses. Analysts and traders said investors were concerned due to market talks that said the Ho Chi Minh City-based lender would be placed under "special surveillance".
Volume was relatively low, with 93.87 million shares changing, below the five-day average of 106.28 million shares.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close
                 VN Index       580.22              
         PREV. CLOSE       573.15              
           % CHANGE       +1.23%              
               HIGH       580.22              
                LOW       571.22              


SE Asia Stocks - Thai index near 1-1/2 year low on tourism shares, outflows

Thai stocks hit a near 1-1/2-year low on Tuesday as a deadly bombing in central Bangkok dented the outlook of tourism industry while Indonesian shares retreated after weak trade data in July and the central bank's expected interest rate decision.
The Thai key SET index  .SETI  ended down 2.6 percent at 1,372.61, the lowest close since March 2014, on heavy volume, which was two times the 30-day average.
The Thai bourse said foreign investors sold a net 6.9 billion baht ($194.1 million), the biggest one-day outflow since December. The baht  THB=TH  slid to the weakest level in more than six years.  
Shares of Central Plaza Hotel  CENTEL.BK  plunged almost 13 percent and Airports of Thailand  AOT.BK  dropped 6.6 percent amid selloffs in tourism-related stocks.
Thai authorities said they were looking for a suspect seen on closed-circuit television footage near a popular shrine where a bomb blast late on Monday killed 22 people, including nine foreigners from several Asian countries.  
Indonesia's index  .JKSE  was down 1.6 percent after data showed worse-than-expected falls in July exports and imports, while Bank Indonesia held its benchmark interest rate steady as expected to maintain stability in the rupiah.  
Other markets ended the day mixed, with Singapore  .FTSTI  giving up early gains, the Philippines  .PSI  ending a tad lower. Malaysia  .KLSE  rebounded, ending a two-day losing streak, while Vietnam  .VNI  notched up gains on the back of banking stocks.
 Market                  Current       Prev Close     Pct Move
 Singapore              3049.65         3067.35            -0.58
 Kuala Lumpur       1579.60         1572.54           +0.45
 Bangkok                1372.61         1408.74            -2.56
 Jakarta                   4510.48         4585.39            -1.63
 Manila                   7333.45         7336.84            -0.05
 Ho Chi Minh           580.22           573.15            -1.23

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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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