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05 August 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 0.35 points or 0.01% higher to 3191.39, taking the year-to-date performance to -5.16%.

The top active stocks today were Global Logistic, which gained 0.43%, Noble, which declined 5.83%, CapitaLand, which declined 0.31%, Sembcorp Ind, which gained 8.67% and SingTel, with a 1.21% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.12%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index remain unchanged 0.00%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which rose 3.72%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Keppel Corp and Sembcorp Industries – ended 3.25% higher and 8.67% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Consumer Services Index, which slipped 1.58%. Jardine Cycle & Carriage shares declined 2.50% and Singapore Airlines declined 1.07%.

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

Abf Spore Bond Index Fund Etf (+0.26%)

Is Msci India 100 (+1.20%)

Sti Etf (unchanged)

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

Suntec Reit (-0.30%)

Ascendas Reit (-1.24%)

Capitamall Trust (-0.96%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI25200MBeCW150929 (+10.09%)

HSI24400MBeCW150828 (+11.86%)

HSI23800MBePW150929 (-8.22%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

OCBC Bk MBeCW151201 (-4.72%)

DBS MB eCW151201 (-3.15%)

KepCorp MBeCW160104A (+30.00%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                               Wednesday                Tuesday
*ST Index          3,191.39  +0.35      3,191.04  -1.75
Volume:                 1,720.2M                1,958.4M
Value:                  $1,276.8M              $1,365.2M
Gainers/Losers:      188/243                   232/206


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
5 August 2015

The FBM KLCI index gained 1.83 points or 0.11% on Wednesday. The Finance Index increased 0.00% to 15426.01 points, the Properties Index up 0.43% to 1202.54 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.34% to 7382.53 points. The market traded within a range of 6.69 points between an intra-day high of 1729.91 and a low of 1723.22 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include GLOTEC, OSK-WC, CAP, SUNCON, TMS, RGB, BTM, PESONA, IFCAMSC and BTM-WA. Trading volume decreased to 1223.31 mil shares worth RM1394.75 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 1335.84 mil shares worth RM1528.71 mil.

Leading Movers were MAXIS (+20 sen to RM6.79), ASTRO (+5 sen to RM3.05), MISC (+12 sen to RM8.32), WPRTS (+5 sen to RM4.19) and CIMB (+6 sen to RM5.29). Lagging Movers were HLFG (-22 sen to RM15.44), TENAGA (-16 sen to RM11.78), GENTING (-10 sen to RM8.29), BAT (-68 sen to RM66.02) and RHBCAP (-7 sen to RM7.40). Market breadth was negative with 383 gainers as compared to 388 losers.

The KLCI extended its midday gains by ending higher at 1725.56 points despite overnight losses in Wall Street. Our local bourse advanced on bargain hunting.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     05 August 2015    
Description      Volume                         Value         Frequency
ETF                     1,300                     629,300                     06
Stock     5,307,491,934    5,423,477,020,188            227,578
Warrant        3,569,100                76,078,700                    191
Total     5,311,062,334     5,423,553,728,188             227,775


Trading Summary

As of  5 August   2015  Unit: M.Baht   
Type                        Buy              Sell           Net
Institution          3,953.03          3,792.57             160.46
Proprietary        4,135.43          2,870.68          1,264.75
Foreign             7,731.93           8,152.97           -421.04
Individual       21,371.76         22,375.94        -1,004.17
Total Trading Value     37,192.16 M.Baht


Vietnam index rises 1.05 pct after EU trade pact

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  climbed 1.05 percent on Wednesday, with many stocks ending the session in positive territory after the Southeast Asian nation reached a free trade agreement with the European Union.
The agreement, which may take several years to be implemented, paves the way for deep cuts in tariffs on almost all goods between their markets. 
Analysts said the agreement, though not a surprise, boosted sentiment slightly after some strong sell-off earlier this week on stalled Pacific trade talks that sent the market to its closing low of over a month.
More than 60 percent of Vietnamese shares ended higher, rebounding from the market's strong base of 600 points, led by top insurer BaoViet Holdings  BVH.HM  with a 4.35 percent jump and lender BIDV  BID.HM , up 1.69 percent.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

             VN Index    607.08             
          PREV. CLOSE    600.76             
             % CHANGE     1.05%             
                 HIGH    608.21             
                  LOW    600.68   

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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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