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02 August 2017

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 10.6 points or 0.32% higher to 3348.8, taking the year-to-date performance to +16.25%. For longer term observations please go to

The top active stocks today were OCBC Bank, which gained 0.35%, DBS, which gained 1.09%, Singtel, which declined 0.52%, UOB, which gained 0.29% and Global Logistic, with a closed unchanged.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.40%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.17%.

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

DBXT Stoxx Glob Div 100 ETF (unchanged)

Abf Spore Bond Index Fund ETF (+0.43%)

Cimb S&P Asia Pacific Dividend (-0.61%)

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

Mapletree Com Tr (-1.89%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (+0.50%)

Ascendas REIT (unchanged)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI26600MBePW170830 (-6.38%)

HSI26200MBePW170928 (unchanged)

HSI27400MBeCW170928 (+2.65%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW171016 (+14.61%)

KepCorp MBePW171002 (-1.32%)

UOB MB eCW171016 (+5.88%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                            Wednesday                   Tuesday
*ST Index       3,348.8  +10.6         3,338.2  +8.68
Volume:               2,014.4M                2,690.2M
Value:                $1,357.5M               $1,297.2M
Gainers/Losers:      245/204                 250/191


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
2 August 2017

The FBM KLCI index gained 5.48 points or 0.31% on Wednesday. The Finance Index increased 0.24% to 16793.72 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.41% to 1252.49 points and the Plantation Index down 0.06% to 7839.29 points. The market traded within a range of 3.52 points between an intra-day high of 1771.32 and a low of 1767.80 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include FRONTKN, HENGYUAN-CA, LCTITAN-CF, SYSTECH, AT, IFCAMSC, JAG, VIVOCOM, ORION-WA and LCTITAN. Trading volume decreased to 1802.63 mil shares worth RM1748.41 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 1935.14 mil shares worth RM2583.50 mil.

Leading Movers were MISC (+24 sen to RM7.60), GENTING (+9 sen to RM9.75), BAT (+38 sen to RM44.80), IHH (+5 sen to RM5.96) and CIMB (+5 sen to RM6.56). Lagging Movers were HAPSENG (-6 sen to RM9.00), GENM (-4 sen to RM6.06), IOICORP (-2 sen to RM4.45), WPRTS (-1 sen to RM3.66) and PETDAG (-4 sen to RM23.74). Market breadth was negative with 384 gainers as compared to 446 losers.

The KLCI extended its gains by ending higher at 1770.61 points, tracking the positive performance in Wall Street overnight. Our local bourse advanced on bargain hunting.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     02 August 2017     
Description          Volume                            Value       Frequency
ETF                  9,373,500             4,680,914,300                   17
Stock        9,423,630,073      7,306,758,874,176         279,514
Warrant          55,528,500              2,276,807,200             1,734
Total         9,488,532,073      7,313,716,595,676         281,265


Trading Summary     
As of 2 August 2017     Unit: M.Baht
Type                        Buy                 Sell               Net
Institution        6,547.87       4,925.27        1,622.60
Proprietary       4,397.13       3,899.88           497.26
Foreign          13,605.78     15,850.54       -2,244.76
Individual      17,187.15     17,062.25            124.90
Total Trading Value     41,737.93 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Most higher; Philippines falls for 3rd straight day

Most Southeast Asian stock markets ended higher on Wednesday tracking mild gains in Asian shares, while
Philippines fell for a third straight session on disappointing second-quarter results.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan  .MIAPJ0000PUS  was steady near its highest since late 2007.
The Philippine index  .PSI  gave up early gains to end 0.4 percent lower on lacklustre results and profit booking. The
index scaled a near one-year high late last week and is up more than 15 percent in the year so far.  
Consumer cyclicals and utilities were the top losers with Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc  AEV.PS  and SM Investments Corp  SM.PS  ending 3.7 percent and 1.3 percent lower, respectively.  
"I guess investors are a bit disappointed so far with second-quarter earnings," said Lexter Azurin, a senior analyst
with Manila-based AB Capital Securities.
Thailand  .SETI  gained for a second straight session and closed 0.3 percent higher, supported by financials, industrials
and technology stocks.  
Bangkok Bank PCL  BBL.BK  ended 0.3 percent higher, while Airports of Thailand PCL  AOT.BK  closed 0.5 percent up.
Among other gainers, Indonesia  .JKSE  closed 0.3 percent higher, helped by materials and consumer staples.  
Cement producer Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa Tbk PT  INTP.JK  rose 9.7 percent, while cigarette maker Hanjaya Mandala Sampoerna Tbk PT  HMSP.JK  closed 2.6 percent higher.
An index of the region's 45 most liquid stock  .JKLQ45  added 0.6 percent.
Singapore shares  .STI  too rose for a second straight session and closed 0.3 percent higher, helped by gains in
financials and consumer stocks. DBS Group Holdings Ltd  DBSM.SI  closed 1.1 percent higher.
The city-state's July manufacturing PMI data is expected later in the day.  ECONASIA  
Malaysian shares  .KLSE  added 0.3 percent, with the broad-based gains led by industrials and telecom stocks.
 STOCK MARKETS                                       
 Market                 Current       Previous Close    Pct Move
 Singapore             3348.8             3338.2                0.32
 Bangkok              1580.54           1576.45               0.26
 Manila                 7872.65           7906.6                -0.43
 Jakarta                 5824.249         5805.205             0.33
 Kuala Lumpur    1770.61            1765.13               0.31
 Ho Chi Minh         786.23              786.81             -0.07

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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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