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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs  29 August 2014 


29 August 2014

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended -3.13 points lower or -0.09% to 3327.09, taking the year-to-date performance to +5.12%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained +0.05% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -0.35%. The top active stocks were OCBC Bank (+0.91%), STATS ChipPAC (+13.64%), ThaiBev (+3.65%), SingTel (-0.51%) and DBS (-0.22%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index (+3.59%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Technology Index are Silverlake Axis (+3.00%) and STATS ChipPAC (+13.64%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which declined -1.02% with Raffles Medical Group’s share price declining -0.75% and Biosensors International Group’s share price declining -1.34%. The FTSE ST Consumer Services Index declined -0.10%.  The FTSE ST Real Estate Index declined -0.16%. The FTSE ST Utilities Index declined -0.68%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the IS MSCI India (+0.27%), SPDR Gold Shares (-0.29%), DBXT FTSE Vietnam ETF(+1.53%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Suntec REIT (+1.11%), CapitaMall Trust (-0.50%), Ascendas REIT (unchanged).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI24800MBeCW140929 (-1.09%), HSI24600MBePW140929 (-2.04%), HSI25400MBeCW140929 (-1.79%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were KepCorp MBeCW141201 (-1.84%), DBS MB eCW150106 (-3.03%), UOB MB eCW141201 (-9.55%).

Singapore Stock Market
                                   Friday                  Thursday
*ST Index           3,327.09  -3.13     3,330.22  -11.24
Volume:                  1,792.4M                1,497.4M
Value:                   $1,079.1M              $1,007.8M
Gainers/Losers:         195/211                   178/226


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
29 Aug 2014

The FBM KLCI index lost 9.57 points or 0.51% on Friday. The Finance Index fell 0.22% to 17466.32 points, the Properties Index dropped 1.03% to 1487.69 points and the Plantation Index down 0.80% to 8527.57 points. The market traded within a range of 10.17 points between an intra-day high of 1879.53 and a low of 1869.36 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include SUMATEC, SANICHI, PDZ, MPAY-WA, HUBLINE, IRIS, SUMATEC-WB, IFCAM SC-WA, MPAY and SANICHI-WB. Trading volume increased to 3227.52 mil shares worth RM2854.50 mil as compared to Thursday’s 3017.53 mil shares worth RM2206.94 mil.

Leading Movers were YTL (+6 sen to RM1.62), TM (+6 sen to RM6.36), UMW (+6 sen to RM12.36), RHBCAP (+4 sen to RM9.17) and KLCC (+2 sen to RM6.62). Lagging Movers were HLFG (-56 sen to RM17.04), GENM (-14 sen to RM4.51), PETDAG (-62 sen to RM20.10), FGV (-11 sen to RM3.82) and SKPETRO (-11 sen to RM4.22). Market breadth was negative with 251 gainers as compared to 660 losers.

The last trading day of the week ended 9.57 points lower at 1866.11 points, in line with most regional markets. The local bourse remained in negative territory throughout the day ahead of the Merdeka Celebrations. Regionally, Asian markets were in the red, as renewed tensions in Ukraine dampened investor's appetite for risk and moved to safe-haven assets.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     29 August 2014    
Description                Volume                          Value          Frequency
ETF                           52,500                 42,182,800                   510
Stock             6,129,734,294     5,774,332,820,713            171,264
Right                               400                             400                     04
Warrant             124,938,000            5,484,449,100                1,849
Total              6,254,725,194      5,779,859,453,013            173,627


Trading Summary

As of   29 August  2014         Unit: M.Baht

Type                         Buy                   Sell                  Net
Institution            5,006.53            5,507.05           -500.52     
Proprietary          3,211.84            3,721.71           -509.87     
Foreign             10,100.35          10,129.13             -28.79     
Individual          30,425.46          29,386.30          1,039.17     
Total Trading Value          48,744.18 M.Baht     


Vietnam index ends up 0.7 pct, volume at 5-mth high

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index   closed up 0.73 percent on Friday with volume hitting the highest since late March on strong buying, especially in banking stocks.
Lenders outperformed the market, with Hanoi-based BIDV   surging 6.43 percent in a five-month high volume, Reuters data showed.
Vietcombank , the biggest listed bank by capitalisation, climbed 1.82 percent and top partly private bank by assets Vietinbank   rose 1.37 percent.
Other blue chips also climbed, including property firm Vingroup   with a 4.46 percent advance. Food producer Masan Group  <MSN.HM>  increased 1.8 percent.
Analysts gave mixed indications for the market in coming weeks, as money inflow seemed solid while foreign investors turned net sellers in the two previous sessions.
"Technical indicators are showing very positive outlook for the market, but macro-economic data is not supportive enough to keep up the hype," said analyst Vu Thi Thu Trang of APEC Securities.
The VN Index is now Asia's second fastest riser since the beginning of the year at 26.16 percent, Reuters data showed.
 Foreign investors have bought a net $220 million of Vietnamese equities in 2014 so far as of Thursday, almost double the level in the same period last year.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index   at the close

                        VN Index       636.65            
                PREV. CLOSE       632.03            
                   % CHANGE        0.73%            
                       HIGH       640.19            
                        LOW       631.11            

SE Asia Stocks - Indonesia, Philippines weak as outflows hit large caps  

Southeast Asian stock markets mostly fell on Friday, with Indonesia's key index hitting a near three-week closing low and the Philippines slipping amid
foreign-led selling in large caps.
Jakarta's composite index   ended down 0.9 percent at 5,136.86, its lowest close since Aug. 12. The index rose 0.9 percent on the month, its weakest since January 2013.
Foreign investors were net sellers in shares of Telekom Indonesia  and Astra International   amid a weaker rupiah.
The Philippine main index  fell 0.7 percent to close at its lowest since Aug. 18, as outflows hit shares of SM Investments Corp    and Alliance Global , stock exchange data showed.
Others in the region had a mixed performance in August, with Singapore   down 1.4 percent, compared with a 3.6 percent  rise in July, while Malaysia   extended losses for a second month, falling 0.3 percent.
Vietnam's index   was the outperformer with a monthly rise of 6.8 percent, a third straight month of gain. The Thai benchmark   rose 4 percent, a seventh consecutive monthly gain.
 Market                          Current       Prev Close       Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*        445.08             445.98             -0.20
 Singapore                    3327.09           3330.22             -0.09
 Kuala Lumpur              1866.11           1875.68             -0.51
 Bangkok                      1561.63           1559.05            +0.17
 Jakarta                         5136.86           5184.48            -0.92
 Manila                          7050.89           7100.70            -0.70
 Ho Chi Minh                  636.65              632.03           +0.73

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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.

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