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06 August 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 2.19 points or 0.07% higher to 3193.58, taking the year-to-date performance to -5.10%.

The top active stocks today were Singtel, which declined 0.25%, CapitaLand, which gained 1.58%, DBS, which gained 0.45%, UOB, which declined 0.09% and OCBC Bank, with a closed unchanged.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.09%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.18%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Consumer Goods Index, which rose 0.74%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Wilmar International and Thai Beverage – remained unchanged and 1.33% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which slipped 0.75%. Keppel Corp shares declined 1.31% and Sembcorp Industries declined 1.06%.

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

IS MSCI India (+0.53%)

STI ETF (+0.31%)

Cimb Ftse Asean40 100 (-2.31%)

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

Ascendas REIT (+0.42%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (+0.49%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (-1.04%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

CN12500MBeCW151127 (-5.46%)

HSI23800MBePW150929 (+7.46%)

HSI25200MBeCW150929 (-12.50%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW151201 (unchanged)

OCBC Bk MBeCW151201 (+0.99%)

KepCorp MBeCW160201 (unchanged)
 Singapore Stock Market
                             Thursday               Wednesday
*ST Index      3,196.66  +5.27        3,191.39  +0.35
Volume:              1,468.5M                  1,720.2M
Value:                  $1,004M                $1,276.8M
Gainers/Losers:    193/261                     188/243


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
6 August 2015

The FBM KLCI index lost 30.92 points or 1.79% on Thursday. The Finance Index fell 0.85% to 15295.62 points, the Properties Index dropped 1.14% to 1188.89 points and the Plantation Index down 1.68% to 7258.81 points. The market traded within a range of 27.66 points between an intra-day high of 1722.30 and a low of 1694.64 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include TMS, VSOLAR, IDMENSN, FRONTKN, IDMENSN-WA, APFT, RGB, FBMKLCI-HL, DIGI and XDL. Trading volume increased to 1652.65 mil shares worth RM2021.22 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 1223.31 mil shares worth RM1394.75 mil.

Leading Movers were KLCC (+14 sen to RM7.14), WPRTS (+5 sen to RM4.24), PETDAG (+8 sen to RM21.44) and PPB (+2 sen to RM15.20). Lagging Movers were AXIATA (-29 sen to RM6.14), DIGI (-20 sen to RM5.20), IOICORP (-15 sen to RM4.13), TENAGA (-40 sen to RM11.38) and GENM (-12 sen to RM4.12). Market breadth was negative with 187 gainers as compared to 686 losers.

The KLCI extended its midday losses by ending lower at 1694.64 points as lack of fresh catalysts and the weakening ringgit dampened the local sentiment. The performance of our local bourse was bogged down by selling in heavy weight counters such as Axiata, Digi and IOI Corp.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     06 August 2015    
Description      Volume                     Value          Frequency
ETF                   21,000                     9,186,400               19
Stock     4,511,229,630       5,037,438,678,926      196,094
Warrant        2,443,900                   48,408,700             496
Total      4,513,694,530       5,037,496,274,026      196,609


Trading Summary

As of  6 August   2015  
Type                       Buy            Sell                   Net
Institution       2,470.38         2,586.60          -116.22
Proprietary     2,634.76         2,536.98              97.79
Foreign           6,946.60         8,341.35       -1,394.75
Individual     18,396.81       16,983.63        1,413.18
Total Trading Value     30,448.56 M.Baht


Vietnam stock index falls 1 pct; Military Bank outperforms

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  closed almost 1 percent lower on Thursday, with most shares losing ground after a swift rebound in the previous session, but Military Commercial Bank  MBB.HM  advanced in solid volume.
Losers outnumbered winners by nearly two to one, with Vietcombank  VCB.HM , the nation's biggest firm by market value, down 2.17 percent and BIDV  BID.HM , the country's top partly private lender by assets, lower 2.9 percent.
Military Bank bucked the trend and ended up 0.63 percent in the highest volume traded in nearly five weeks, after the firm said on Wednesday it would pay shareholders three shares for every 100 owned.
Analysts said the share dividend payment by the bank would open room for more purchases by foreign investors whose ownership has always been at the 10 percent limit allowed for trading.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

           VN Index      607.15            
          PREV. CLOSE      607.08            
             % CHANGE       0.01%            
                 HIGH      609.31            
                  LOW      605.64            


SE Asia Stocks - Malaysia's index posts worst drop since December

Malaysian shares posted their worst drop in nearly eight months on Thursday due to a fall in the ringgit and foreign-led selling, while most other markets in Southeast Asia fell as investors weighed in the risk of a possible U.S. interest rate hike.
The Kuala Lumpur composite index  .KLSE  dropped 1.8 percent, the biggest single-day loss since December 2014. The Malaysian bourse said foreign investors unloaded a net 261 million ringgit ($67 million) on the day.
The ringgit weakened past 3.9000 per dollar on Thursday for the first time since the Asian financial crisis 17 years ago as concern grew over a corruption scandal embroiling the prime minister and weakness in commodity prices.   
Indexes in Thailand  .SETI  and Indonesia  .JKSE  reversed their previous day's gains, while the Philippines  .PSI  snapped
a six-day winning streak, reflecting the heightened expectations of a possible interest rate hike in the United States.
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  closed almost 1 percent lower, with most shares losing ground after a swift rebound in the previous session.
Singapore  .FTSTI  finished up 0.17 percent in a range-bound session. The city-state's stock market will be closed from Friday through Monday.     


 Market                   Current       Prev Close     Pct Move
 Singapore              3196.66          3191.39           +0.17
 Kuala Lumpur      1694.64           1725.56            -1.79
 Bangkok               1430.58           1436.36            -0.40
 Jakarta                  4806.56           4850.53            -0.91
 Manila                  7589.95           7662.55            -0.95
 Ho Chi Minh          601.04             607.08            -0.99

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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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