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19 August 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 2 points or 0.07% higher to 2838.98, taking the year-to-date performance to -1.52%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 0.68%, Singtel, which declined 0.24%, CapitaLand, which closed unchanged, UOB, which closed unchanged and CapitaLand Mall Trust, with a 1.88% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.45%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.51%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which rose 0.94%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Midas Holdings and Geo Energy Resources- ended unchanged and 0.96% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Telecommunications Index, which slipped 0.62%. Singtel shares declined 0.24 % and StarHub gained 0.52 %.

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

IS MSCI India (+0.14%)

iShares USD Asia Bond ETF (+1.08%)

STI ETF (unchanged)

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

CapitaLand Mall Trust (+1.88%)

Ascendas REIT (-1.22%)

Mapletree GCC Trust (+0.91%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI23000MBeCW160929 (-12.80%)

HSI22800VTeCW160929 (-6.16%)

HSI23800UBeCW161229 (-7.86%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW170201 (+3.88%)

SGX VT eCW161212 (-1.49%)

DBS MB ePW170201 (-4.76%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                             Friday                      Thursday
*ST Index        2,844.02  +7.04        2,836.98  -6.37
Volume:                   738.7M                  755.6M
Value:                    $695.5M                 $746.3M
Gainers/Losers:      222/172                   171/223


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
19 August 2016

The FBM KLCI index lost 7.19 points or 0.42% on Friday. The Finance Index fell 0.35% to 14482.5 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.25% to 1191.34 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.74% to 7862.06 points. The market traded within a range of 8.44 points between an intra-day high of 1694.88 and a low of 1686.44 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include M3TECH, BORNOIL, AAX, VIVOCOM, FGV-C15, DRBHCOMC20, SKPETROC25, NEXGRAM, AAX-CU and FGV. Trading volume decreased to 2201.27 mil shares worth RM1697.11 mil as compared to Thursday’s 2849.23 mil shares worth RM1986.70 mil.

Leading Movers were KLK (+28 sen to RM23.64), IOICORP (+4 sen to RM4.44), SKPETRO (+1 sen to RM1.59), HLBANK (+0 sen to RM13.16) and MAYBANK (+0 sen to RM8.00). Lagging Movers were AXIATA (-14 sen to RM5.73), ASTRO (-6 sen to RM2.86), CIMB (-6 sen to RM4.67), AMMB (-5 sen to RM4.40) and MAXIS (-7 sen to RM6.26). Market breadth was negative with 319 gainers as compared to 523 losers.

The KLCI slid and closed lower at 1687.68 points despite overnight gains in US market. The performance of our local bourse was bogged down by selling interest in heavy weight counters such as Axiata, CIMB and Ambank.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     Friday, August 19, 2016     
Description         Volume                           Value    Frequency
ETF                   102,500                   12,299,300               10
Stock        5,941,650,922       8,065,701,149,522        274,113
Right           193,129,630              7,775,675,860           1,043
Warrant         15,846,000              5,850,083,100              210
Total      6,150,729,052       8,079,339,207,782      275,376


Trading Summary

As of   19 August 2016 Unit: M.Baht

Type                        Buy             Sell             Net
Institution         4,398.06      5,893.32      -1,495.25
Proprietary       6,427.44       6,911.66        -484.21
Foreign          12,958.64     12,516.74         441.90
Individual       27,613.38     26,075.81       1,537.57
Total Trading Value     51,397.52 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Largely down; Indonesia falls ahead of cenbank decision

Most Southeast Asian stock markets closed lower on Friday, in line with Asian peers, as investors booked profits ahead of the weekend, while a rally in crude boosted Vietnam and Singapore shares.
Investors were also confused by mixed messages from the Fed, with hawkish comments from New York Fed President William Dudley and San Francisco Fed President John Williams clashing with the Fed's July meeting minutes this week saying more data is needed
before interest rates can rise.
Markets are awaiting an annual meeting of central bankers from around the world in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, next week, in which Fed Chair Janet yellen is likely to cement expectations for a slow pace of rate increases.
Indonesian shares  .JKSE  closed lower after two sessions of gains as traders took a pause ahead of a central bank policy meeting, but posted a weekly gain of 0.72 pct.
The bank formally makes the 7-day reverse repurchase rate its new benchmark on Friday, and a slim majority of analysts believe the rate will be held steady on its debut.  
"The consensus is pretty much a 25-basis point cut. But I would argue that it is unlikely. I think the 7-day reverse repo rate (the new benchmark) would stay unchanged at 5.25 percent," said Taye Shim, an analyst with Daewoo Securities Indonesia.
Philippine shares  .PSI  ended lower, dragged down by banks. SM Prime Holdings Inc  SMPH.PS  and BDO Unibank Inc  BDO.PS  were among the top losers.
Vietnam shares  .VNI  rose for a third straight session, led by energy stocks such as Petrovietnam Gas Joint Stock Corp  GAS.HM , and posted a weekly gain of 1 percent.  
Brent crude oil prices hit an eight-week high as hopes that producers could agree measures to support crude buoyed sentiment.  
Singapore  .STI  closed higher as oil and gas stocks such as Sembcorp Industries Ltd  SCIL.SI  gained, but fell 0.82 percent on the week.  
Thai shares  .SETI  declined, weighed down by industrial stocks including Thai Sugar Terminal PCL  TSTE.BK , while Malaysia  .KLSE  dropped as telecom stocks such as Axiata Group Bhd  AXIA.KL  and DiGi.Com Bhd  DSOM.KL  lost ground.    

 STOCK MARKETS                                         
  Market                    Current       previous close      Pct Move
  Singapore              2844.02           2836.98               0.25
  Bangkok                1538.76           1547.01              -0.53
  Manila                   7930.75            7952.81             -0.28
  Jakarta                   5416.035          5461.45             -0.83
  Kuala Lumpur        1687.68           1694.87              -0.42
  Ho Chi Minh           662.28             660.65                0.25

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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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Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution said on Wednesday that the government would release its 13th economic policy package in August, adding that the draft had been completed.

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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