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27 August 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 72.43 points or 2.52% higher to 2945.43, taking the year-to-date performance to -12.47%.

The top active stocks today were SingTel, which gained closed unchanged, DBS, which gained 2.49%, OCBC Bank, which gained 3.15%, UOB, which gained 2.01% and Noble, with a 14.44% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 3.06%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 4.16%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index, which rose 7.96%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Silverlake Axis and STATS ChipPAC – ended 19.57% higher and 1.08% lower respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Telecommunications Index, which rose 0.14%. SingTel shares remained unchanged and StarHub rose 1.41%.

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

Is Msci India 100 (+1.63%)

Spdr Gold Shares (-0.98%)

Sti Etf (+2.04%)

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

Ascendas Reit (+1.38%)

Capitamall Trust (+3.45%)

Capitacom Trust (+4.74%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI23800MBeCW151029 (+32.31%)

HSI22200MBeCW150929 (+42.31%)

HSI20800MBePW150929 (-26.63%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW160111 (+17.78%)

UOB MB eCW160111 (+12.42%)

KepCorp MBeCW160201 (+15.00%)
Singapore Stock Market
                            Thursday                Wednesday
*ST Index     2,945.43  +72.43         2,873  -13.29
Volume:             1,957.3M                   2,329.1M
Value:              $1,614.7M                    $1,542M
Gainers/Losers:     459/61                     225/268


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
27 August 2015

The FBM KLCI index gained 21.33 points or 1.35% on Thursday. The Finance Index increased 2.13% to 14210.3 points, the Properties Index up 1.31% to 1093.19 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.50% to 6796.11 points. The market traded within a range of 21.21 points between an intra-day high of 1601.19 and a low of 1579.98 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include AIRASIA, TMS, FRONTKN, COMPUGT, CHINA50-HA, FBMKLCI-HK, IFCAMSC, SUMATEC, KNM and CHINA50-C9. Trading volume decreased to 2105.32 mil shares worth RM2316.23 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 2150.74 mil shares worth RM2274.03 mil.

Leading Movers were SKPETRO (+8 sen to RM1.61), RHBCAP (+28 sen to RM6.44), AMMB (+17 sen to RM4.56), CIMB (+17 sen to RM4.88) and HLFG (+46 sen to RM13.68). Lagging Movers were WPRTS (-5 sen to RM4.12), GENM (-2 sen to RM3.89) and AXIATA (-1 sen to RM6.14). Market breadth was positive with 726 gainers as compared to 206 losers.

The KLCI rose to close at 1601.70 points, lifted by gains in heavyweight counters led by Sapurakencana and RHB Capital. The performance of our benchmark index was in line with overnight gains in US market buoyed by encouraging economic data.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     27 August 2015    
Description        Volume                         Value         Frequency
ETF                      19,800                10,627,300                     18
Stock        7,577,852,155     7,514,572,683,744           309,596
Warrant            7,637,600              180,837,000                  190
Total          7,585,509,555    7,514,764,148,044           309,804


Trading Summary

As of  27 August   2015  Unit: M.Baht  
Type                           Buy              Sell               Net
Institution           11,827.74       5,707.47       6,120.27
Proprietary           4,249.18        4,349.00          -99.82
Foreign               13,421.81     15,166.46     -1,744.65
Individual           22,893.09     27,168.89     -4,275.80
Total Trading Value     52,391.81 M.Baht


Vietnam index ends up 1.8 pct; volume shrinks

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  advanced 1.82 percent at the close on Thursday, posting the third consecutive rise with most big caps gaining, led by energy and banking shares, while volume was thinner.
The gain came after a sharp rebound on Wall Street eased fears of a protracted global market while oil prices climbed by around $1 a barrel on Thursday on an unexpected fall in U.S. crude inventories.  
Shares in five of the country's six listed banks rallied, including Vietcombank  VCB.HM , Vietnam's second-biggest firm by
market value, with a 1.46-percent rise and BIDV  BID.HM  that went up 3.67 percent.
Petrovietnam Gas  GAS.HM  outperformed the market to climb 6.99 percent, followed by PetroVietnam Drilling and Well Service Corp  PVD.HM  that jumped 5.04 percent.
Analysts and traders expect the index to extend its gain on Friday, after having risen a combined 5.5 percent this week.
Volume hit 127.73 million shares, below the five-day average of 158 million shares, Thomson Reuters data show.
           VN Index       555.81              
        PREV. CLOSE       545.89              
           % CHANGE       +1.82%              
               HIGH       558.93              
                LOW       551.44              


SE Asia Stocks -Rise; Indonesia posts biggest gain in 2 years on policy hopes

Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Thursday as expectations of a delay in U.S. interest rate hike lifted global market sentiment, with the Indonesian benchmark logging its biggest single-day jump in almost two years on policy package hopes and foreign investment inflows.  
The Jakarta composite index  .JKSE  closed the day higher by 4.6 percent, its biggest single-day percentage gain since Sept.
19, 2013. Foreign investors bought shares worth a net 219 billion rupiah ($15.65 million), according to Thomson Reuters
Indonesia will soon unveil a policy package aimed at propping up the fragile rupiah  IDR=ID  and helping an economy growing at its slowest pace in six years, senior government officials said on Thursday.   
Stocks rose around the world on Thursday, following the biggest gains on Wall Street in four years, after a U.S. Federal Reserve policymaker said the case for an interest rate increase next month "seems less compelling" than it was a few weeks ago.  

Indexes in Malaysia  .KLSE  and the Philippines  .PSI  both posted their third straight gain, with domestic investors net share buyers and foreign investors net sellers.
"The second-quarter growth numbers highlight the resilience of the economy despite challenges abroad," said Philippine Stock Exchange Chairman Jose T. Pardo in a statement.
Investors bought Thai consumer shares such as CP All  CPALL.BK  on hopes about the government's measures expected in a month. The key SET index  .SETI  closed almost 3 percent higher.  
Singapore's key index  .FTSTI  rebounded 2.5 percent after falling 0.5 percent the day before. Vietnam's index  .VNI  advanced 1.82 percent, marking its third straight gain.

 Market                     Current     Prev Close      Pct Move
 Singapore               2945.43         2873.00            +2.52
 Kuala Lumpur       1601.70          1580.37            +1.35
 Bangkok                1358.03         1320.08             +2.87
 Jakarta                   4430.63         4237.73             +4.55
 Manila                   7022.09         6867.92             +2.24
 Ho Chi Minh           555.81           545.89             +1.82  

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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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