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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs  6 August  2013 


6 August 2013

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 16.90 points lower or -0.52% to 3,224.89, taking the year-to-date performance to +1.83%.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index showed a decline (-0.37%), as with the FTSE ST Small Cap Index (-0.55%). The top active stocks were Innopac (+4.32%), DBS (-1.78%), SingTel (-0.52%), OCBC Bk (-1.75%), and Rex International (+15.39%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index which gained +3.01%. The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Technology Index are LionGold Corp (+5.06%) and STATS ChipPAC (-1.37%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which declined -0.94% with Biosensors International showing a decline (-2.44%) and Raffles Medical Group remaining unchanged. The FTSE ST Industrials Index gained +0.15%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were SPDR GOLD SHARES (-1.47%), STI ETF (unchanged) and DBXT FT CHINA 25 ETF 10 (-1.66%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Ascendasreit (+0.43%), CapitaMall (-0.50%) and SuntecReit (+0.31%).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI22200MBePW130927 (+21.09%), HSI21800MBeCW130829 (-28.91%) and HSI22000MBeCW130927 (-21.54%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were DBS MB eCW131203 (-15.69%), OCBC Bk MBeCW131101 (-15.39%) and KepCorp MBeCW131101 (-4.96%).

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Singapore Stock Market
                          Tuesday                 Monday
*ST Index       3,224.89  -16.9     3,241.79  -12.34
Volume:               2,024M                 2,016.4M
Value:              $1,087.5M                  $825.9M
Gainers/Losers:    195/265                  161/278


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
6 Aug 2013

The FBM KLCI index lost 0.50 points or 0.03% on Tuesday. The Finance Index fell 0.06% to 16928.36 points, the Properties Index up 0.55% to 1373.96 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.06% to 8345.74 points. The market traded within a range of 5.17 points between an intra-day high of 1784.64 and a low of 1779.47 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include SONA-WA, DAYA, IRIS, INSTACO, SONA, UEMS, FABER, FLONIC, AGLOBAL and TMS. Trading volume decreased to 1279.41 mil shares worth RM1644.93 mil as compared to Monday’s 1589.74 mil shares worth RM1565.66 mil.

Leading Movers were BAT (+46 sen to RM63.70), PETDAG (+26 sen to RM27.32), PETGAS (+12 sen to RM20.92), HLFG (+10 sen to RM14.24) and KLK (+8 sen to RM21.34). Lagging Movers were RHBCAP (-25 sen to RM8.05), GENTING (-8 sen to RM9.84), GENM (-7 sen to RM4.33), TENAGA (-5 sen to RM8.95) and FGV (-5 sen to RM4.42). Market breadth was positive with 410 gainers as compared to 341 losers.

The KLCI closed marginally lower at 1784.64 points amid the mixed performance of Asian markets. Market sentiment was muted as an official from Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas commented that the central bank is closer to slowing its bond purchase programme. Meanwhile, market trading was thin as investors stayed at sideline ahead of the Hari Raya break.

Trading Summary         As of 06 Aug 2013
Unit: M.Baht

Type                              Buy             Sell            Net
Institution         1,886.31       771.23       1,115.08     
Proprietary       6,627.01     5,690.99         936.01     
Foreign            6,620.73     7,620.26       -999.53     
Individual       13,451.17   14,502.73     -1,051.56     
Total Trading Value                 28,585.22 M.Baht     

Vietnam's VN Index  closed up 0.59 percent on Tuesday, boosted by buying demand for blue chips that lifted trading volume from the previous two days.
    Shares in Vinamilk, Vietnam's top dairy product maker, gained after the company said it did not import the milk powder from New Zealand's Fonterra that has been found contaminated, traders said.

Shares in PetroVietnam Gas, the biggest company by market capitalisation on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange, were up 0.8 percent at 65,500 dong ($3.11) each.  

King Do Corp shares climbed 3.8 percent on expectations demand for cakes would soar in coming weeks leading to Sept. 19 when Vietnam marks its mid-autumn festival.

Real estate companies VinGroup gained 0.8 percent and Hoang Anh Gia Lai  <HAG.HM>  also increased 0.5 percent.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  at the close

                       VN Index       496.56            
                PREV. CLOSE       493.66            
                   % CHANGE        0.59%            
                       HIGH       496.56            
                        LOW       491.91   

Thai stocks edged up on Tuesday on selective buying in large- and medium-caps, including Siam City Cement Pcl, while most Southeast Asian stocks ended weaker amid broad-based selling in a thin market.
Bangkok's SET index closed up 0.4 percent at 1,429.39 in a rangebound session. It dropped at one point to a day low of 1,409.87 as investors remained cautious over domestic political uncertainties.  
Philippine shares underperformed regional peers, falling 1.4 percent to 6,420.78, the lowest in more than three weeks, as the prospect of low interest rates weighed on the rate sensitive bank subindex.
Stocks in Singapore  and Malaysia  ended in negative territory in line with weakness in broader Asia

 Market                      Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*     422.64        424.44          -0.43
 Singapore                3224.89       3241.79          -0.52
 Kuala Lumpur          1784.64       1785.14          -0.03
 Bangkok                 1429.39        1424.31         +0.36
 Manila                    6420.78        6509.73          -1.37
 Ho Chi Minh             496.56          493.66         +0.59


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