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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs  2 August  2013 


2 August 2013

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 10.84 points higher or +0.33% higher to 3,254.13, taking the year-to-date performance to +2.75%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined -0.37% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -0.45%. The top active stocks were DBS (+1.74%), Noble Group (+2.78%), Catalist debutant MoneyMax Finance (+43% from offer price), Keppel Corp (-0.58%) and OCBC (+0.75%).

The offer price of Catalist debutant MoneyMax Finance was S$0.30. The stock opened at S$0.46, before ending the day at S$0.43, a 43% gain on the offer price.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Real Estate Holding & Development Index which gained +0.79%. The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Real Estate Holding & Development Index are Hong Kong Land Holdings (+2.96%) and CapitaLand (+0.92%). The underperforming sector, was the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which declined -1.11% with Midas Holdings declining -1.01% and GeoEnergy unchanged.  The FTSE ST Health Care Index gained +0.13% and the FTSE ST Industrials Index declined -0.79%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were SPDR GOLD SHARES (-2.45%), IS MSCI INDIA 100 (-0.54%) and STI ETF (+0.61%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were SPH REIT (-0.51%), KepREIT (-1.19%) and CapitaComm (+0.70%).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI22200MBeCW130927 (+5.69%), HSI21800MBeCW130829 (+9.17%) and HSI22000MBePW130927(-3.45%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were DBS MB eCW131203 (+12.67%), OCBC Bk MBeCW131101 (+7.46%) and CapitalaMBeCW140303 (+6.56%).

Singapore Stock Market
                                          Friday                       Thursday

*ST Index        3,254.13  +10.84     3,243.29  +21.36
Volume:                 2,139.1M                2,606.9M
Value:                  $1,294.5M               $1,137.9M
Gainers/Losers:        202/244                 225/209


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
2 Aug 2013

The FBM KLCI index gained 4.69 points or 0.26% on Friday. The Finance Index fell 0.01% to 16845.29 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.02% to 1360.86 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.27% to 8348.44 points. The market traded within a range of 9.99 points between an intra-day high of 1787.83 and a low of 1777.84 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include DAYA, SONA-WA, FLONIC, IRIS, FLONIC-WA, CIMB, PATIMAS, TDM, UEMS and SONA. Trading volume decreased to 1229.35 mil shares worth RM1844.37 mil as compared to Thursday’s 1458.61 mil shares worth RM2129.82 mil.

Leading Movers were BAT (+82 sen to RM63.00), GENM (+20 sen to RM4.50), HLBANK (+18 sen to RM14.10), KLK (+18 sen to RM21.38) and HLFG (+16 sen to RM14.20). Lagging Movers were PETDAG (-30 sen to RM26.44), MISC (-8 sen to RM5.29), MAYBANK (-8 sen to RM10.32), TM (-1 sen to RM5.25) and RHBCAP (-0 sen to RM8.31). Market breadth was positive with 400 gainers as compared to 315 losers.

The KLCI continues its rebound for a second consecutive day by ending at 1,782.51 points in the last trading day of the week after Federal Reserve’s pledge to maintain its stimulus program while investors’ sentiments were further lifted by the better-than-estimated manufacturing data.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     02 August 2013    

Description            Volume                          Value        Frequency
ETF             39,124,500        4,180,551,500            40
Stock      6,023,779,954    4,633,558,429,011    110,470
Warrant       15,496,000             784,432,500        1,087
Total        6,078,400,454  4,638,523,413,011      111,597

Trading Summary

As of 02 Aug 2013   Unit: M.Baht

Type                           Buy          Sell                     Net
Institution       3,014.61     1,747.37      1,267.24     
Proprietary     6,270.76      7,722.27     -1,451.51     
Foreign        10,088.00     11,730.81    -1,642.82     
Individual     18,577.29     16,750.21     1,827.08     
Total Trading Value             37,950.67 M.Baht     


Vietnam's VN index closed up 0.45 percent on Friday with liquidity at its lowest in three months as investors stayed on the sidelines awaiting positive news for the country's broader economy, traders said.

Trade volume was the lowest since May 2, with the 26.3 million shares traded a fall of 16.6 percent from the previous

Dairy maker Vinamilk   climbed 0.7 percent, property firm Hoang Anh Gia Lai   rose 0.5 percent and food processor Masan Group was up 0.6 percent. Eleven of the big caps gained in the index but most banks were unchanged.
Top insurer Bao Viet Holdings was up 1 percent, pharmaceutical DHG Pharma  climbed 2.6 percent and PetroVietnam Fertilizer  gained 1.3 percent.

Here is a snapshot of the VN Index at the close
                     VN Index       494.66            
              PREV. CLOSE       492.43            
                 % CHANGE        0.45%            
                     HIGH       495.71            
                      LOW       493.02  

The Philippine main index fell to a three-week low on Friday as index heavyweight SM Investments Corp plunged after a share placement at
discount, while Thai benchmark shed more than 1 percent due to political concerns.

Losses in Thai stocks accelerated this week after the cabinet imposed Internal Security Act in Bangkok to control a
planned protest after the parliament reopened on Thursday to consider a number of bills related to investment and political
The SET index fell 3.8 percent on the week, its worst loss since late June and Southeast Asia's worst performer, followed
by Philippine index's 3.4 percent drop, the second worst.

Stocks in Malaysia  ended the week 1.4 percent lower after three weeks of gains as investors trimmed positions in
large caps after a Fitch Ratings downgrade of the country's credit outlook.

Jakarta's index  eased 0.4 percent on the week ahead of a public holiday next week, while Vietnam  posted a
modest weekly gain of 0.2 percent, reversing a 2 percent loss on
the previous week.  
 Market                           Current     Prev Close     Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*     422.95        425.28        -0.55
 Singapore                3254.13       3243.29       +0.33
 Kuala Lumpur          1782.51       1777.82       +0.26
 Bangkok                 1420.94        1437.51       -1.15
 Jakarta                   4640.78        4624.33       +0.36
 Manila                    6533.95        6661.44       -1.91
 Ho Chi Minh             494.66          492.43      +0.45


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