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04 August 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 2.96 points or 0.1% higher to 2830.54, taking the year-to-date performance to -1.81%.

The top active stocks today were Singtel, which gained 0.49%, DBS, which declined 0.33%, Noble, which gained 9.85%, OCBC Bank, which declined 0.48% and Jardine Strategic Holdings, with a 0.69% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.19%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.02%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Telecommunications Index, which rose 0.57%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Singtel and StarHub – ended 0.49% higher and 1.03% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Consumer Goods Index, which slipped 1.33%. Wilmar International shares declined 0.66% and Thai Beverage declined 2.38%.

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

STI ETF (+0.70%)

SPDR Gold Shares (-0.99%)

DBXT MSCI Asia Ex Japan ETF (unchanged)

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

Ascendas REIT (+2.44%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (+1.42%)

Mapletree Com Trust (-0.33%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI23800UBeCW161229 (+3.33%)

HSI22400UBeCW161028 (+3.45%)

HSI23000MBeCW160929 (+7.02%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

OCBC Bk MB ePW161227 (+1.43%)

DBS MB ePW161201 (-0.74%)

UOB MB eCW161031 (+1.92%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                          Thursday                 Wednesday
*ST Index     2,831.96  +4.38         2,827.58  -29.09
Volume:               1,307.1M                  1,245.2M
Value:                $1,045.6M                $1,296.1M
Gainers/Losers:      219/175                    168/210


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
4 August 2016

The FBM KLCI index gained 6.79 points or 0.41% on Thursday. The Finance Index increased 0.77% to 14179.46 points, the Properties Index up 0.50% to 1166.14 points and the Plantation Index down 0.25% to 7559.58 points. The market traded within a range of 3.92 points between an intra-day high of 1655.29 and a low of 1651.37 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include UEMS-C28, DNEX-WD, DRBHCOMC20, M3TECH, DRBHCOMC21, HUBLINE, THHEAVY, POS-CV, DRBHCOMC19 and DGSB. Trading volume decreased to 2054.66 mil shares worth RM1528.88 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 2092.45 mil shares worth RM1603.34 mil.

Leading Movers were RHBBANK (+16 sen to RM4.96), HLFG (+32 sen to RM15.26), KLCC (+14 sen to RM7.65), AMMB (+7 sen to RM4.40) and BAT (+70 sen to RM50.20). Lagging Movers were ASTRO (-2 sen to RM2.95), IHH (-4 sen to RM6.49), HLBANK (-8 sen to RM13.06), WPRTS (-2 sen to RM4.48) and PETGAS (-8 sen to RM22.00). Market breadth was positive with 460 gainers as compared to 326 losers.
The KLCI rose to close at 1655.29 points, lifted by gains in heavyweight counters led by Hong Leong Financial Group and RHB Bank. The performance of our benchmark index was in line with overnight gains in US market buoyed by sharp rebound in oil prices.


Thai bourse initiates Best Deal award for "SET Awards 2016" in Nov

BANGKOK, August 4, 2016 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) has joined Money & Banking magazine to organize SET Awards 2016 in which a new award "Best Deal of the Year" will be introduced this year to recognize listed firms,organizations and financial advisers winning best innovative and outstanding deal of the year. The application period runs until August, 26 2016. The announcement of the winner will be organized on November, 22 2016.

SET President Kesara Manchusree said, "For 13 consecutive years, the SET Awards event has honored outstanding achievements of the organizations and the leaders while keeping pace with the new business environment. This year we initiate the "Best Deal of the Year" award to motivate the transaction deals in the Thai capital market significantly reflecting the companies and the Thai capital market's growth and competitiveness. This new addition will shine brightly among the recently launched "Best Innovative Company" and the "Young Rising Star CEO"  awards.

Money & Banking magazine Editor-in-Chief Santi Viriyarungsarit, the SET Awards co-host and one of the SET Awards 2016 distinguished judges, said, "The new award is to promote the best transaction deal in the capital market including initial public offering, merger and acquisition and other deals related to financial instruments in the capital market. In selecting the winner of "Best Deal of the Year" award, the criteria are based on creativity, strategic movement, positive impact and governance aspects of the deal. The deal must be completed by December 31, 2015 to be qualified for the selection process."

The awards of SET Awards 2016 are grouped into seven categories namely 1) Best CEO Awards and the Young Rising Star CEO Award, 2) Best Company Performance Awards, 3) Best Investor Relations Awards, 4) Best Innovative Company Awards, 5)Best Securities Company Awards, 6) Best Asset Management Company Award, 7) Best Deal of the Year Award. TRIS Corporation Limited handles the award evaluation process.

Trading Summary

As of   4 August 2016   unit: M.Baht
Type                     Buy             Sell               Net
Institution         6,339.21       5,642.56         696.66
Proprietary       4,822.81       6,001.90     -1,179.10
Foreign          11,230.38      10,221.31      1,009.06
Individual       24,044.15     24,570.78        -526.63
Total Trading Value     46,436.55 M.Baht  


SE Asia Stocks-Gain ahead of BoE meeting; Philippines rise most

Southeast Asian stocks closed up on Thursday, in line with their Asian counterparts, tracking an overnight rally in global oil prices, and on expectations of a rate cut from the Bank of England that would provide further growth stimulus.
The Bank of England is expected to cut its policy rate by at least a quarter percentage point to a record low of 0.25 percent, to ward off a potential recession following the UK's vote to leave the European Union.  

"Global central banks are trying to address the possible impact of global economic slowdown following the Brexit vote.

We're going to see a shift of funds from developed economies back to emerging markets," said Lexter Azurin, an analyst with Unicapital Securities in Manila.
"Investors are buying into the growth story of emerging markets and that is why our markets are faring well."
Early Thursday gains in oil prices also boosted investor risk appetite for Asian markets after energy shares led gains in five of the six Southeast Asian indexes.  
Wednesday was the first positive day for U.S. equities after a series of loss sessions. U.S. shares gained on the rise in oil
prices, and Asian investors factored those in, a Manila-based trader said.
Philippines shares  .PSI  outperformed other markets, and ended higher 1.14 percent, after snapping two sessions of
losses. Oil refiner Petron Corp  PCOR.PS  led the gains.
Vietnam shares  .VNI  pared most of their early gains and ended nearly flat.
Saigon Fuel JSC  SFC.HM  closed up 6.34 percent.
Malaysia  .KLSE  snapped two straight sessions of losses and closed up 0.41 percent, with a rally in index heavyweights RHB
Bank Bhd  RHBC.KL  and Hong Leong Financial Group Bhd  HLCB.KL .
Thai index  .SETI  remained subdued ahead of Sunday's referendum vote for a new constitution.
Gains were led by oil and gas companies PTT PCL  PTT.BK  and Thai Oil PCL  TOP.BK .
  STOCK MARKETS                                             
  Market                 Current        Previous Close    Pct Move
  Singapore            2831.96              2827.58             0.15
  Bangkok              1509.73              1507.47             0.15
  Manila                 7978.57               7888.44             1.14
  Jakarta                5373.863              5351.878           0.41
  Kuala Lumpur     1655.29                1648.5              0.41
  Ho Chi Minh        631.94                   631.61            0.05


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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






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