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20 August 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 31.47 points or 1.03% lower to 3009.78, taking the year-to-date performance to -10.56%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 1.23%, UOB, which declined 0.81%, OCBC Bank, which declined 1.69%, SingTel, which declined 1.49% and CapitaLand, with a 0.99% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 1.19%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 2.54%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Consumer Goods Index, which declined 0.08%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Wilmar International and Thai Beverage – ended 0.33% higher and 1.32% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Utilities Index, which slipped 3.33%. China Everbright Water shares declined 0.70% and SIIC Environment Holdings declined 2.31%.

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

Spdr Gold Shares (+1.40%)

Dbxt Msci Asia Ex Japan Etf 10 (-1.47%)

Sti Etf (-0.97%)

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

Ascendas Reit (unchanged)

Capitacom Trust (unchanged)

Capitamall Trust (-1.03%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI22800MBePW150929 (+24.83%)

HSI23000MBePW150828 (+38.46%)

HSI23800MBeCW151029 (-19.15%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW160111 (-14.75%)

DBS MB ePW151002 (+14.00%)

DBS MB eCW160104 (-11.66%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                           Thursday                    Wednesday
*ST Index       3,009.78  -31.47        3,041.25  -8.4
Volume:               1,441.2M                 1,514.2M
Value:                $1,241.7M               $1,171.6M
Gainers/Losers:       83/418                   137/325


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
20 August 2015

The FBM KLCI index lost 5.03 points or 0.32% on Thursday. The Finance Index fell 0.05% to 14242.18 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.52% to 1109.15 points and the Plantation Index down 0.21% to 6850.14 points. The market traded within a range of 17.55 points between an intra-day high of 1579.66 and a low of 1562.11 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include FBMKLCI-HK, FBMKLCI-HV, INGENCO, AIRASIA, TENAGA-C20, TM-C7, AAX, FRONTKN, TIGER and FBMKLCI-HG. Trading volume decreased to 1786.50 mil shares worth RM1765.50 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 1894.23 mil shares worth RM1781.40 mil.

Leading Movers were WPRTS (+8 sen to RM4.18), MAYBANK (+14 sen to RM8.60), YTL (+1 sen to RM1.48), MISC (+3 sen to RM8.00) and IHH (+2 sen to RM5.58). Lagging Movers were SIME (-25 sen to RM7.68), AMMB (-14 sen to RM4.80), UMW (-19 sen to RM8.61), PETDAG (-22 sen to RM19.82) and RHBCAP (-11 sen to RM6.42). Market breadth was negative with 360 gainers as compared to 448 losers.

The KLCI closed 5.03 points lower to 1577.41 points amid overnight losses in US market after the Fed's minutes showed no clear sign that officials are ready to raise interest rates in September. The performance of our local bourse was in line with our regional peers.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     20 August 2015    
Description           Volume                               Value         Frequency
ETF                           21,700                    11,375,100                     22
Stock             5,888,624,460        6,314,518,011,136            174,563
Warrant              22,587,283                  446,177,000                   648
Total              5,911,233,443        6,314,975,563,236            175,233


Trading Summary

As of  20 August   2015  Unit: M.Baht  
Type                            Buy              Sell               Net
Institution            6,908.86         4,117.69       2,791.17
Proprietary           4,591.01        4,917.04       -  326.03
Foreign                9,725.97       14,440.09     -4,714.13
Individual          28,044.56       25,795.57       2,248.99
Total Trading Value     49,270.40 M.Baht


Vietnam index at 12-week low after currency fall

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index .VNI  closed down 1.93 percent on Thursday at 566.69 points, the lowest level since May 27, with most blue chips falling after the central bank depreciated the dong and raised the trading band the previous day.
Energy shares fell due to a drop in U.S. oil prices to the lowest level in six and a half years, analysts and traders said.
PetroVietnam Drilling & Well Service Corp  PVD.HM  fell 6.79 percent and PetroVietnam Gas  GAS.HM  tumbled 6.95 percent.  

PetroVietnam Gas is seeking shareholders' approval for a share issue to employees, the firm said in a statement on its website. (
Banking shares also dropped. Vietcombank  VCB.HM , the country's biggest lender by market value, declined 0.92 percent, BIDV  BID.HM  fell 2.73 percent and VietinBank  CTG.HM  lost 2.53 percent.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close
            VN Index       566.69              
         PREV. CLOSE       577.82              
            % CHANGE       -1.93%              
                HIGH       577.82              
                 LOW       573.25              

SE Asia Stocks-Fall; Philippines near 2015 low ahead of holiday

Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Thursday, hit by outflows and selling in oil shares, with Philippine stocks closing near their lowest level this year ahead of holiday.
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  closed down 1.9 percent after a 0.4 percent loss on the previous day when the central bank devalued the dong. 
The Philippine stock index  .PSI  ended the day down 0.9 percent at 7,278.98, the lowest close since Jan. 6. Stock exchange data showed foreign investors sold shares worth a net 1.2 billion peso ($26 million), including shares of energy firm Energy Development Corp  EDC.PS  which dropped almost 3 percent.
The stock market is closed on Friday, reopening on Monday.
Thai SET index  .SETI  shed 0.5 percent, reversing the modest gain on Wednesday.
The market saw foreign outflows for a third straight day after the deadly bomb blast in central Bangkok, with a net foreign selling worth 4.7 billion baht ($131.9 million).
Malaysia's key index  .KLSE  regained some early lost ground. Indexes in Singapore  .FTSTI  and Indonesia  .JKSE  both hit their lowest closing level since February 2014.
Broker Citi have cut its Indonesia's key index target to 5,000 for end-2015 and 5,700 for end-2016, citing economic slowdown and poor progress in infrastructure-related projects, according to the broker's report dated Aug. 20.

 Market                   Current       Prev Close      Pct Move
 Singapore              3009.78          3041.25            -1.03
 Kuala Lumpur       1577.41          1582.44            -0.32
 Bangkok                1372.53          1379.12            -0.48
 Jakarta                   4441.91          4484.24            -0.94
 Manila                   7278.98          7344.73            -0.90
 Ho Chi Minh           566.69            577.82            -1.93

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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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