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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs  7 August  2013 


7 August 2013

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 5.02 points higher or +0.16% to 3,229.91, taking the year-to-date performance to +1.98%.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index showed a gain of +0.14%, as with the FTSE ST Small Cap Index (+0.05%).

The top active stocks were Rex International (+3.70%), Genting Singapore (+2.25%), SingTel (+0.26%), Keppel Corp (-0.48%), and DBS (+0.64%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index which gained +1.28%. The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Technology Index are LionGold Corp (+2.41%) and STATS ChipPAC (-4.17%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which declined -1.78% with Biosensors International showing a decline (-2.50%), alongside Raffles Medical Group (-2.15%). The FTSE ST Industrials Index gained +0.31%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were SPDR GOLD SHARES (-1.38%), LYXOR ASIA 10 (-1.77%) and DBXT MSCI ASIA EX JAPAN ETF 10 (-1.94%).

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

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI21400MBePW130927 (+19.05%), HSI22000MBePW130927 (+18.07%) and HSI21800MBeCW130829 (-28.57%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were DBS MB eCW131203 (+3.88%), KepCorp MBeCW131101 (-2.61%) and OCBC Bk MBeCW131101 (unchanged).
Singapore Stock Market
                               Wednesday                 Tuesday

*ST Index     3,229.91  +5.02     3,224.89  -16.9
Volume:             2,120.6M                 2,024M
Value:              $1,090.5M             $1,087.5M
Gainers/Losers:    209/242                 195/265

Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
7 Aug 2013

The FBM KLCI index lost 5.32 points or 0.30% on Wednesday. The Finance Index fell 0.17% to 16900.11 points, the Properties Index up 0.14% to 1375.91 points and the Plantation Index down 0.41% to 8311.6 points.

The market traded within a range of 7.77 points between an intra-day high of 1784.76 and a low of 1776.99 during the session. Actively traded stocks include SONA-WA, SONA, UTOPIA, EASTLND, DAYA, TMS, INSTACO, TGOFFS, IRIS and TGOFFS-WB. Trading volume stood at 981.03 million shares worth RM1046.97 mil.

Leading Movers were PETDAG (+68 sen to RM28.00), HLBANK (+10 sen to RM14.10), MAXIS (+8 sen to RM7.23), HLFG (+6 sen to RM14.30) and UMW (+2 sen to RM14.14). Lagging Movers were PETGAS (-20 sen to RM20.72), AMMB (-15 sen to RM7.87), BAT (-14 sen to RM63.56), PPB (-14 sen to RM14.84) and PETCHEM (-5 sen to RM6.58). Market breadth was positive with 344 gainers as compared to 269 losers.

The KLCI closed lower at 1779.32 points ahead of the Hari Raya break. Most of the Asian markets outside China fell in the mid-day as two Federal Reserve Presidents said the central bank could begin tapering its bond stimulus program as early as September.


As of 07 Aug 2013 Unit: M.Baht
Type                           Buy               Sell             Net

Institution       2,426.39     1,489.24        937.15     
Proprietary      5,727.29     5,803.10        -75.81     
Foreign           6,445.15     8,719.61   -2,274.46     
Individual      15,694.47   14,281.34     1,413.13     
Total Trading Value         30,293.30 M.Baht     


Vietnam's VN Index closed up 0.71 percent on Wednesday, driven by several blue chips as sentiment improved, traders said.
Shares in PetroVietnam Gas, the market's biggest company by capitalisation, gained 3 percent to 67,500 dong ($3.2) each, the highest since the share debut on Ho Chi Minh
Stock Exchange on May 21, 2012.

"The news on the increase in (liquefied petroleum) gas price in the last few days has driven the shares up as investors
expect the company's revenue to rise further," said Vu Tran Vinh Thuy at Dai Viet Securities.
Technology firm FPT rose 2.4 percent to 46,300 dong ($2.2) per share, hitting the one-year high, and the volume of
FPT shares also reached the highest since May 21.

Hanoi-based FPT has secured a licence to provide cable television service, becoming the second telecoms firm in Vietnam
to have this licence after military-run Viettel, it said in a statement on Wednesday.

The market liquidity rose, with trading volume increasing to 40.4 million shares, well above the daily volume in the past
four trading days.

Here is a snapshot of the VN Index   
                         VN Index        500.1            
                 PREV. CLOSE       496.56            
                    % CHANGE        0.71%            
                       HIGH       502.26            
                        LOW       495.02

Singapore stocks posted small gains while Malaysia ended lower on Wednesday, both ending a shortened week with losses, with trading most active in large caps, including Singapore Telecommunications  and Malayan Banking.

Singapore's index gained 0.16 percent on the day and fell 0.7 percent on the week, reversing two weeks of rising streaks. Malaysia's index fell 0.3 percent, extending its weakness for a second week with a 0.2 percent loss.
Trading volume for Singapore and Malaysia was relatively light ahead of market holiday on Thursday and Friday, with weak global equities weighing on sentiment.  

Signs the U.S. Federal Reserve might trim its stimulus programme as soon as next month sparked a broad selloff in world share markets on Wednesday.   
After a range-bound session, the Philippine main index ended flat after three sessions of falls. Vietnam outperformed regional peers, closing up 0.7 percent, led by blue chips such as PetroVietnam Gas.
Thai stocks ended the day nearly unchanged amid political worries.

Lawmakers in Thailand debated a political amnesty bill on Wednesday as anti-government protesters demanded it be scrapped because they say it will help exiled former premier Thaksin Shinawatra return home a free man.    
 Market                               Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*      422.58        422.86        -0.07
 Singapore                 3229.91       3224.89       +0.16
 Kuala Lumpur           1779.32       1784.64        -0.30
 Bangkok                   1429.99       1429.39       +0.04
 Manila                      6420.79       6420.78         0.00
 Ho Chi Minh               500.10         496.56       +0.71


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