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26 August 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 13.29 points or 0.46% lower to 2873, taking the year-to-date performance to -14.62%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 1.40%, Singtel, which declined 1.28%, UOB, which gained 0.57%, OCBC Bank, which declined 0.78% and Keppel Corp, with a 3.00% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.99%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.76%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Real Estate Holding and Development Index, which rose 1.31%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Hongkong Land Holdings and Global Logistic Properties – ended 3.93% higher and 2.32% lower respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Technology Index, which slipped 11.82%. Silverlake Axis shares declined 27.6% and STATS ChipPAC rose 1.09%.

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

STI ETF (-1.01%)

IS MSCI India (-0.30%)

SPDR Gold Shares (-0.99%)

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

Ascendas REIT (-1.36%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (-0.27%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (-1.17%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI22200MBeCW150929 (unchanged)

HSI22800MBeCW151029 (unchanged)

HSI20800MBePW150929 (unchanged)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

UOB MB eCW160111 (+7.75%)

DBS MB eCW160111 (-10.00%)

KepCorp MBePW160201 (+3.92%)
Singapore Stock Market
                              Wednesday                 Tuesday
*ST Index             2,873  -13.29        2,886.29  +42.9
Volume:                   2,329.1M                2,136.4M
Value:                       $1,542M                 $2,355M
Gainers/Losers:         225/268                   326/177


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
26 August 2015

The FBM KLCI index gained 16.43 points or 1.05% on Wednesday. The Finance Index increased 0.72% to 13914.16 points, the Properties Index up 0.58% to 1079.08 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.83% to 6762.38 points. The market traded within a range of 31.22 points between an intra-day high of 1585.59 and a low of 1554.37 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include AIRASIA, TMS, IFCAMSC, FBMKLCI-HK, FRONTKN, CHINA50-CA, FBMKLCI-C4, CHINA50-C9, FBMKLCI-C3 and FBMKLCI-HG. Trading volume decreased to 2150.74 mil shares worth RM2274.03 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 2784.37 mil shares worth RM2763.75 mil.

Leading Movers were SIME (+33 sen to RM7.45), TENAGA (+48 sen to RM11.02), SKPETRO (+6 sen to RM1.53), MAYBANK (+19 sen to RM8.50) and KLK (+46 sen to RM20.80). Lagging Movers were AMMB (-1 sen to RM4.39), RHBCAP (-15 sen to RM6.16), ASTRO (-6 sen to RM2.82), GENTING (-10 sen to RM6.64) and UMW (-11 sen to RM8.49). Market breadth was neutral with 407 gainers as compared to 407 losers.

The KLCI ended the day on a positive note, closed higher at 1580.37 points despite overnight losses in Wall Street. The performance of our benchmark index was underpinned by gains in Sime Darby, Tenaga and Sapurakencana Petroleum.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     26 August 2015    
Description       Volume                             Value      Frequency
ETF                    60,100                    23,583,700                   34
Stock      5,813,261,992        5,925,986,538,143          303,900
Warrant         4,076,500                    93,231,300                 187
Total      5,817,398,592        5,926,103,353,143           304,121


Thai alternative bourse to list ATP30 on August 27

BANGKOK, August 26, 2015 - Market for Alternative Investment (mai) will list ATP30 pcl, a shuttle service provider for employees in Thailand's eastern industrial estate zone, on August 27, under the ticker symbol "ATP30". The company has a market capitalization at its initial public offering (IPO) price
of THB 418 million (approx. USD 12 million).

mai President Prapan Charoenprawatt said that ATP30 would list in the services industry group on mai. With more than ten years of experience in providing employee shuttle bus for leading corporations in Thailand, the company with its own fleet of 135 vehicles consisting of 125 busses, 2 minibuses and 8 vans,
while operating 98 affiliated vehicles. With its tracking system fully equipped with modern global positioning system (GPS), the company could manage its service quality and operating cost.

ATP30 has a paid-up registered capital of THB 110 million, consisting of 280 million existing common shares and 160 million newly issued shares, with a par value of THB 0.25 each. The company offered newly issued shares to the general public via IPO during August 19-21 at THB 0.95 each, for a total of THB 152
million. Asset Pro Management Co., Ltd. is its financial advisor while Capital Nomura Securities pcl is its lead underwriter.

ATP30 Managing Director Piya Techakul said that ATP30 has been committed to continuous quality service development. To maximize customer safety and conveniences, the newly-launched buses would be designed with high standard engineering, while bus drivers had to be carefully selected and constantly
trained. The fund raised would be used for bus line expansion, training and driving center development, bus operation technology development, renovation of bus maintenance center in Chonburi province  (in the service zone, eastern part of Thailand), as well as debt repayment and working capital.

ATP30's three major shareholders after the IPO are Piya Techakul group (22.27 percent), Panichewa group (19.09 percent) and Kromadit group (15.64 percent).

The IPO price was equivalent to price-to-earnings ratio (P/E ratio) of 61.69 times, calculated by using the company's net profit in the past four quarters (April 1, 2014 - Mar 31, 2015) divided by fully diluted shares, representing earnings per share of THB 0.0154. ATP30's dividend policy is to pay no less than
 40 percent of net profits after taxes and reserves.

For more information on ATP30, please see the company's prospectus at the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at  and general information at the company's website at , as well as

Trading Summary

As of  6 August  2015  Unit: M.Baht   
Type                        Buy             Sell             Net
Institution       7 ,717.46        2,296.22       5,421.25
Proprietary       4,274.29       5,539.59      -1,265.30
Foreign             9,112.52     13,555.82      -4,443.30
Individual       24,784.60     24,497.26          287.35
Total Trading Value     45,888.89 M.Baht


Vietnam index posts biggest single-day jump in 15 months

 Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  ended up 3 percent on Wednesday, its biggest jump in 15 months, after the government reassured it will maintain the country's economic growth target and keep the dollar/dong rate stable until the year-end.  
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said Vietnam would not alter its targets for 2015, including economic growth, inflation, state budget expenditure or trade despite recent impacts from the global economy, according to a government statement issued late on Tuesday.
Energy and banking shares led gainers. PetroVietnam Gas  GAS.HM  rose 6.96 percent along with several energy sector stocks, while Vietcombank  VCB.HM , the country's top listed lender by market value, jumped 2.24 percent and VietinBank  CTG.HM  advanced 4.47 percent.
"However, investors should not be too positive since trading volumes were not high enough to reflect a strong upward trend,"   said trader Le Duc Quang at Vietcombank Securities.
The index recorded its biggest gain in a day since May 2014, with 124.14 million shares changing hands, far below the five-day average of 155.08 million.
Vietnam has widened the dollar/dong trading band twice and devalued its currency by 0.99 percent earlier this month, causing the index to lose a total of 9.66 percent since Aug. 12.
             VN Index       545.89              
          PREV. CLOSE       529.98              
             % CHANGE        +3.0%              
                 HIGH       545.89              
                  LOW       530.05              


SE Asia Stocks -Most up; Vietnam posts biggest gain in 15 months

Most Southeast Asian stock indexes gained on Wednesday as domestic investors sought bargains among battered shares but foreign investors remained wary over instability in Chinese and global markets.   
Vietnam was an outperformer with its key index  .VNI  posting the biggest jump in 15 months after the government said it would maintain the country's economic growth target and keep the dollar/dong rate stable until year-end.    
Malaysia's  .KLSE  index climbed for a second day to the highest close since Aug. 19. However, foreign investors sold shares for a third day this week, offloading a net 301 million ringgit ($70.91 million) worth.
The Philippines  .PSI  and Indonesia  .JKSE  both recovered from early weaknesses and ended slightly higher.  foreign selling of Philippine shares worth a net 3.6 billion peso ($77.19 million).
Singapore was among the weak spots with the key Straits Times Index  .FTSTI  falling 0.5 percent after the city-state called early polls.  ID:nL4N11033F  
The Thai SET index  .SETI  gave up early gains and ended down 0.3 percent. Index heavyweights energy stocks dropped as global oil prices stayed near a 6-1/2 year low, with shares of the biggest energy firm, PTT  PTT.BK , sliding 1.2 percent.
 Market                   Current        Prev Close    Pct Move
 Singapore               2873.00           2886.29           -0.46
 Kuala Lumpur        1580.37           1563.94          +1.05
 Bangkok                 1320.08           1323.88           -0.29
 Jakarta                    4237.73           4228.50          +0.22
 Manila                    6867.92           6830.34          +0.55
 Ho Chi Minh            545.89             529.98          +3.00

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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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