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26 August 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 19.28 points or 0.67% lower to 2857.65, taking the year-to-date performance to -0.87%.

The top active stocks today were Singtel, which declined 1.17%, DBS, which declined 1.11%, ComfortDelGro, which gained 0.71%, Global Logistic, which declined 2.11% and UOB, with a 0.17% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.43%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.16%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Industrials Index, which rose 0.25%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Jardine Matheson Holdings and Jardine Strategic Holdings – ended 0.45% higher and 1.28% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Telecommunications Index, which slipped 1.22%. Singtel shares declined 1.17% and StarHub declined 1.84%.

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

SPDR Gold Shares ETF (-0.10%)

DBXT MSCI Thailand TRN ETF (-0.15%)

STI ETF (-0.69%)

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

Ascendas REIT (+0.41%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (-0.92%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (-0.32%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI22800VTeCW160929 (+7.02%)

HSI23800UBeCW161229 (+4.51%)

HSI22400MBePW160929 (-10.47%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW170201 (-5.51%)

DBS MB ePW170201 (+5.10%)

UOB MB eCW170201 (-3.30%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                             Friday                 Thursday
*ST Index     2,857.65  -19.28       2,876.93  +7.36
Volume:                591.7M                   713.1M
Value:                 $654.5M                  $717.7M
Gainers/Losers:    134/224                   169/211


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
26 August 2016

The FBM KLCI index gained 2.79 points or 0.17% on Friday. The Finance Index increased 0.21% to 14446.27 points, the Properties Index up 0.16% to 1193.02 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.14% to 7806.67 points. The market traded within a range of 9.51 points between an intra-day high of 1683.38 and a low of 1673.87 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include AAX, DNEX, SGB-PA, VIVOCOM, AAX-CX, CENSOF, AIRASIA, VIVOCOM-WB, REACH-WA and DNEX-WD. Trading volume decreased to 1492.04 mil shares worth RM1395.74 mil as compared to Thursday’s 1741.01 mil shares worth RM1890.32 mil.

Leading Movers were SKPETRO (+4 sen to RM1.64), GENM (+10 sen to RM4.40), MAYBANK (+10 sen to RM8.00), TENAGA (+16 sen to RM14.90) and BAT (+54 sen to RM50.38). Lagging Movers were GENTING (-18 sen to RM8.03), IHH (-13 sen to RM6.52), RHBBANK (-8 sen to RM4.90), PPB (-12 sen to RM16.02) and PETDAG (-0 sen to RM23.22). Market breadth was positive with 441 gainers as compared to 360 losers.

The KLCI notched up and closed higher at 1683.09 points despite overnight losses in Wall Street. The performance of our local bourse was lifted by buying interest in heavy weights counters like Sapurekencana, Genting Malaysian and Maybank.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     26 August 2016    
Description    Volume                            Value    Frequency
ETF                  10,000                   6,037,700               08
Stock     7,165,844,483      5,358,308,546,962       234,508
Right                  2,800                   2,711,000                06
Warrant        3,631,300               139,704,800               153
Total     7,169,488,583       5,358,457,000,462        234,675


Trading Summary

As of   26 August 2016 Unit: M.Baht
Type                        Buy             Sell              Net
Institution           4,632.48        3,728.49        903.99
Proprietary         5,154.88        5,449.99       -295.11
Foreign            13,841.25       14,593.19      -751.94
Individual        24,379.02       24,235.96        143.06
Total Trading Value     48,007.63 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Wary before Fed Chair Yellen's speech; Vietnam up

Most Southeast Asian stock markets trod cautiously on Friday as investors waited for signals on the future trajectory of U.S. interest rates from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen in her speech later in the day.
Recent strong readings on the U.S. labor market, and signs that inflation was finally beginning to pick up, are encouraging
some policymakers to believe that rates should be raised, if not as soon as September's policy meeting then at least before the
end of the year.  
Traders currently put chances of a December rate hike at about 42 percent.
Several policymakers have said raising interest rates gradually would allow them to stimulate the economy for longer, but that an overheating economy could end in a recession.
Singapore shares  .STI  fell 0.7 percent, snapping three sessions of gains, with telecoms such as StarHub Ltd  STAR.SI  dragging the index down. For the week, they posted a gain of 0.5 percent.  
Singapore's industrial production in July shrank from a year earlier, with manufacturing output falling 3.6 percent, data from the Singapore Economic Development Board showed. The median forecast in a Reuters survey was a rise of 0.9 percent.
Philippine shares  .PSI  closed marginally lower, posting their fourth straight session of losses, led by telecoms including Globe Telecom Inc  GLO.PS . They declined 1.1 percent this week, their third straight weekly loss.
Investors took a cautious stance ahead of Yellen's speech, looking for indications of a rate hike, SB Equities said in a note, adding that "trading participants have increased chatter on a potential surprise in tonight's speech."  
Vietnam shares  .VNI  ended 1.4 percent higher with index heavyweight Vietcombank  VCB.HM  gaining 6.5 percent after the company said it would pay a 10 percent cash dividend and 35 percent share dividend to shareholders.  
They added 0.8 percent for the week, their third straight weekly gain.       
  STOCK MARKETS                                         
  Market                  Current       Prev close    Pct Move
  Singapore              2857.65       2876.93          -0.67
  Bangkok                1549.41       1544.1            0.34
  Manila                    7845.49       7854.54         -0.12
  Jakarta                   5438.831      5454.116       -0.28
  Kuala Lumpur        1683.09        1680.3           0.17
  Ho Chi Minh            667.75          658.5          1.40

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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


Indonesia  to launch 13th economic package this month

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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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