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24 August 2017

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 12.11 points or 0.37% higher to 3272.16, taking the year-to-date performance to +13.59%. For longer term observations please go to

The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 0.44%, Singtel, which gained 0.27%, Rowsley, which declined 4.13%, OCBC Bank, which gained 0.36% and UOB, with a 1.15% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.50%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.06%.

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

SPDR Gold Shares (-0.15%)

DBXT FT China 25 ETF (+0.82%)

DBXT MSCI Indonesia ETF (+0.96%)

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

CapitaLand Mall Trust (-0.47%)

Mapletree Com Tr (unchanged)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (-1.44%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI27800MBeCW171030 (+2.88%)

HSI26200MBePW170928 (-13.75%)

HSI28200MBeCW170928 (+4.69%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

UOB MB eCW171016 (+18.61%)

DBS MB eCW171101 (-5.26%)

OCBC Bk MB eCW180301 (+2.13%)

Singapore Stock Market
                 Thursday          Wednesday
*ST Index     3,272.16  +12.11     3,260.05  -3.74
Volume:          2,190.5M                 1,807.1M
Value:                 $1,044.9M                $1,012.7M
Gainers/Losers:       218/207                  246/149


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
24 August 2017

The FBM KLCI index gained 2.56 points or 0.14% on Thursday. The Finance Index fell 0.19% to 16699.62 points, the Properties Index up 0.25% to 1266.57 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.57% to 7875.87 points. The market traded within a range of 7.24 points between an intra-day high of 1775.76 and a low of 1768.52 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include APFT, PALETTE, MLAB, JAG, PALETTE-WA, DUTALAND, TECFAST, COMPUGT, ORION and IRIS. Trading volume increased to 2132.13 mil shares worth RM1979.61 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 2004.62 mil shares worth RM1967.85 mil.

Leading Movers were IJM (+10 sen to RM3.46), IOICORP (+14 sen to RM4.59), KLCC (+12 sen to RM7.88), GENM (+5 sen to RM6.05) and YTL (+1 sen to RM1.40). Lagging Movers were AMMB (-7 sen to RM4.52), HLFG (-16 sen to RM16.70), SIME (-7 sen to RM9.23), CIMB (-2 sen to RM6.72) and HAPSENG (-2 sen to RM9.08). Market breadth was positive with 433 gainers as compared to 414 losers.

The KLCI closed higher at 1775.50 points amid yesterday rally in US market. The performance of our local bourse was lifted by buying interest in heavy weight counters such IOI Corporation, KLCC and IJM Corporation.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     24 August 2017     
Description        Volume                              Value       Frequency
ETF                1,114,000                   119,404,100                   34
Stock    12,151,058,601        6,931,638,744,164         367,356
Warrant        73,313,200                4,781,257,000             4,082
Total     12,225,485,801        6,936,539,405,264         371,472


Trading Summary     
As of 4 July 2017     Unit: M.Baht
Type                              Buy               Sell               Net
Institution            6,750.66      3,482.07      3,268.59
Proprietary          4,365.17       4,343.08           22.09
Foreign             12,685.79     14,501.63     -1,815.84
Individual         13,764.79     15,239.62     -1,474.83
Total Trading Value     37,566.40 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Higher as focus shifts to central bankers' meet
Most Southeast Asian stock markets closed higher on Thursday, in line with Asian peers, as investors looked past U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to shut down government, focusing instead on a meeting of central bankers in
the United States.  
U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi are slated to speak at the annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where central bankers from across the globe are expected to tout the benefits of globalisation.    
In a speech on Tuesday evening, Trump threatened a shutdown if Congress does not agree to fund constructing a wall along the border with Mexico, a signature promise of his presidential campaign.  

In Southeast Asia, Thailand  .SETI  rose 0.1 percent, led by healthcare and industrials.  
Bangkok Dusit Medical Services PCL  BDMS.BK  closed 3.5 percent higher, while Siam Cement PCL  SCC.BK  lost 0.4 percent.
Singapore  .STI  ended up 0.4 percent, with Jardine Cycle & Carriage  JCYC.SI  about 3 percent higher and Keppel Corp  KPLM.SI  rising 1 percent.
The island-nation's industrial production likely rose at the fastest annual pace in seven months in July, a Reuters poll
Malaysian shares  .KLSE  edged up, helped by telecom and consumer staples. Genting Malaysia  GENM.KL  inched up 0.8 percent, while Digi.Com  DSOM.KL  gained 0.6 percent.
Indonesia  .JKSE  closed 0.3 percent lower, dragged down by consumer staples and financials.
Bank Central Asia  BBCA.JK  fell 1 percent, while Bank Tabungan Negara  BBTN.JK  slipped 2.1 percent.
Asian shares ex-Japan  .MIAPJ0000PUS  were up 0.5 percent as of 1013 GMT.    
  Market             Current       previous       Pct Move
  Singapore        3272.16       3260.05         0.37
  Bangkok          1575.96       1573.38         0.16
  Manila              8004.93      7998.75         0.08
  Jakarta              5894.117    5914.024      -0.34
  Kuala Lumpur 1775.5        1772.94          0.14
  Ho Chi Minh      769.77        765.98          0.49

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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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