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18 August 2017

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 16.89 points or 0.52% lower to 3251.99, taking the year-to-date performance to +12.89%. For longer term observations please go to

The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 0.15%, CapitaLand Mall Trust, which gained 0.47%, Singtel, which declined 0.27%, OCBC Bank, which declined 1.26% and Best World, with a 15.46% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.21%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.45%.

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

IS MSCI India (-1.30%)

STI ETF (-0.30%)

SPDR Gold Shares (+0.65%)

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

CapitaLand Mall Trust (+0.47%)

Ascendas REIT (-1.49%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (+0.87%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI26200MBePW170928 (+13.27%)

HSI27800MBeCW171030 (-13.67%)

HSI26600MBePW171030 (+8.62%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

OCBC Bk MB eCW180301 (-5.56%)

DBS MB eCW171016 (-6.25%)

OCBC Bk MB ePW180301 (+0.89%)

Singapore Stock Market
                 Friday                 Thursday
*ST Index     3,251.99  -16.89     3,268.88  -10.07
Volume:         1,844.8M                 1,988.1M
Value:                $1,167.2M                $1,184.2M
Gainers/Losers:      178/238                  222/234


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
18 August 2017

The FBM KLCI index lost 0.09 points or 0.01% on Friday. The Finance Index fell 0.07% to 16777.48 points, the Properties Index up 0.31% to 1255.07 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.59% to 7825 points. The market traded within a range of 6.18 points between an intra-day high of 1776.22 and a low of 1770.04 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include UMWOG, MTOUCHE, JAG, COMPUGT, HUBLINE, MLAB, STRAITS-WA, LCTITAN-CE, PUC and SYSTECH. Trading volume decreased to 1454.17 mil shares worth RM1576.44 mil as compared to Thursday’s 1804.66 mil shares worth RM1878.25 mil.

Leading Movers were PETCHEM (+10 sen to RM7.18), GENM (+4 sen to RM6.14), GENTING (+5 sen to RM9.74), HLFG (+8 sen to RM16.94) and MAYBANK (+4 sen to RM9.66). Lagging Movers were WPRTS (-13 sen to RM3.75), IOICORP (-9 sen to RM4.56), ASTRO (-4 sen to RM2.66), PETGAS (-14 sen to RM18.80) and HLBANK (-8 sen to RM15.54). Market breadth was negative with 357 gainers as compared to 472 losers.

The KLCI closed flat with 0.09 points lower at 1776.22 points amid lack of local catalyst despite US markets rose over the night.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     18 August 2017
Description           Volume                             Value       Frequency
ETF                   1,029,200                 118,409,300                    32
Stock          6,400,112,129      6,642,156,204,017          290,422
Warrant           62,550,300              5,724,557,000               2,058
Total          6,463,691,629       6,647,999,170,317          292,512


Trading Summary     
As of 18 August  2017      Unit: M.Baht
Type                        Buy                 Sell             Net
Institution       4,177.02       5,089.80       -912.78
Proprietary      3,214.35       3,089.45        124.90
Foreign         10,636.90        9,807.10       829.80
Individual     14,194.01      14,235.93        -41.92
Total Trading Value     32,222.27 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Fall tracking Wall St; Trump policy concerns weigh

 Most Southeast Asian stock markets ended lower on Friday, tracking broader Asia and Wall Street, as worries escalated over U.S. President Donald Trump's ability to push through his economic agenda.  
The exodus of executives from two prominent business councils, protesting Trump's remarks on white nationalists, and his abandoning of plans to create an infrastructure advisory council have underscored concerns about the administration's economic goals including tax cuts and infrastructure spending.
Sentiment also took a hit after a van mowed through crowds of tourists in Barcelona on Thursday, killing at least 13
In Southeast Asia, Singapore  .STI  extended losses to a fourth day, ending the week 0.9 percent lower.
Financials weighed, with Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp OCBC.SI  down 1.3 percent, while Singapore Exchange  SGXL.SI   fell 1.9 percent.
Philippine shares  .PSI  fell 0.7 percent, hurt by industrials and real estate, but the index gained 1.1 percent
this week.
JG Summit  JGS.PS  and Robinsons Land  RLC.PS  fell 2.8 percent each in the session.
Thai stocks  .SETI  fell 0.2 percent as consumer discretionary stocks and industrials lost ground. The index
edged up 0.3 percent this week.
Malaysian shares  .KLSE  ended flat as the gains in consumer staples were offset by losses in materials, despite data showing
that the economy grew at a faster-than-expected pace in the second quarter. The index gained 0.5 percent on the week.
Bucking the trend, Vietnam  .VNI  ended 0.2 percent higher, led by financials, but shed 0.4 percent this week.
Indonesian shares  .JKSE  ended flat, but still managed to outperform other markets in the region with a 2.5 percent weekly gain.
  Market              Current           previous       Pct Move
  Singapore          3251.99         3268.88             -0.52
  Bangkok            1566.53        1568.95              -0.15
  Manila               8016.73         8072.75             -0.69
  Jakarta               5893.841       5891.949            0.03
  Kuala Lumpur     1776.22       1776.31             -0.01
 Ho Chi Minh           768.97        767.59               0.18

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This year in Thailand-what next?

AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
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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