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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs  6 August 2014 


07 August 2014

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended -6.01 points lower or -0.18% to 3314.22, taking the year-to-date performance to +4.72%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index remained unchanged while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -0.09%. The top active stocks were DBS (-1.25%), HPH Trust USD (-1.44%), OCBC Bank (+0.69%), CapitaLand (+0.30%) and Noble (-1.44%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index (+1.03%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Technology Index are Silverlake Axis (+1.34%) and STATS ChipPAC  (+0.86%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which declined -2.05% with Raffles Medical Group’s share price declining -1.00% and Biosensors International Group’s share price declining -3.61%. The FTSE ST Consumer Services Index declined -0.63%.  The FTSE ST Real Estate Index gained +0.46%. The FTSE ST Utilities Index declined -1.32%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the IS MSCI India 100 (-0.41%), DBXT MSCI Indonesia ETF 10 (-0.54%), SPDR Straits Times Index ETF (-1.48%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Capitamall Trust (+1.02%), CapitaCommercial Trust (unchanged) and Ascendas REIT (+0.87%).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI24400MBeCW140828 (-12.12%), HSI24800MBeCW140929 (-9.82%), HSI24000MBePW140929 (+5.32%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were DBS MB eCW141001 (-17.65%), KepCorp MBeCW141201 (+3.60%), UOB MB eCW141201 (+2.08%).

Singapore Stock Market

                                  Thursday                      Wednesday
*ST Index            3,314.22  -6.01            3,320.23  -7.44
Volume:                   1,912.7M                     1,451.9M
Value:                    $1,150.9M                   $1,018.8M
Gainers/Losers:          180/262                        136/314


Trade Summary
Date As of:     07 August 2014    
Description                   Volume                          Value        Frequency
ETF                          142,300                 61,607,300                   66
Stock              4,728,398,401     5,317,267,789,034          246,949
Right                    14,262,900                 38,742,200                 411
Warrant                24,179,100            1,107,147,100             1,359
Total                4,766,982,701     5,318,475,285,634         248,785


Trading Summary

As of   7 August  2014         Unit: M.Baht
Type                              Buy                     Sell                 Net
Institution                3,142.17            3,553.18           -411.01     
Proprietary             4,574.42            4,766.74           -192.33     
Foreign                   7,939.97            8,964.54       -1,024.57     
Individual              28,676.38          27,048.48         1,627.91     
Total Trading Value     44,332.94 M.Baht     


Vietnam index closes up 0.1 pct, volumes down

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  closed up 0.15 percent on Thursday after sentiment turned cautious following the market's failure to surpass a five-year
high in the previous session.
The index ended at 607.62, off the highest intra-day level since Oct. 2009 of 610.88 it touched on Wednesday on gains in big-caps.  
 Volumes were down 3 percent from the previous day to 91.13 million shares, Reuters data showed.  
Shares in Vinamilk , Vietnam's top dairy product maker, ended up 1.45 percent at 140,000 dong ($6.6), its highest since April 25.
"Investors could hold main shares in their portfolio and do not have to sell at any price until the market conditions change remarkably," BIDV Securities said in a note to clients.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  at the close

                          VN Index       607.62            
                  PREV. CLOSE        606.7            
                    % CHANGE        0.15%            
                       HIGH       608.42            
                        LOW       603.13            


SE Asia Stocks - Range-bound amid foreign outflows

Stocks in the Philippines and Indonesia eked out small gains on Thursday helped by selective buying in large caps such as Globe Telecoms   but the region saw more outflows as investors in Asia flocked to safe haven assets due to rising global risks.
Foreign investors sold shares in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, data showed, amid weak regional sentiment spooked by a Russian troop build-up on the border with Ukraine and tit-for-tat economic sanctions between the West and Moscow.
Philippine-listed Globe Telecoms jumped 3.6 percent to a record close, adding on Wednesday's rise after its strong earnings for the first half. Shares of Indonesia's Bank Rakyat Indonesia   were among the few bright spots in Jakarta.
Malaysia's outflows on Thursday were valued at 145 million ringgit ($45.22 million), ahead of Thailand's 1.03 billion baht ($31.94 million), Indonesia's 237.7 billion rupiah (20.16 million) and the Philippine's 168.9 million peso ($3.84 million).
Foreign money has shifted into bonds, with foreign ownership in Indonesian government bonds reaching a record high this week amid an increasing flow of global funds to emerging markets.
Thailand saw foreign inflows into long term corporate and government bonds in the first four days of August, the Thai Bond Market Association's data showed.
 In July, the inflows of short- and long-term bonds were worth a net 108 billion baht ($3.35 billion), the biggest monthly inflows this year, it said.


 Market                                Current      Prev Close      Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*             436.93            437.76             -0.19
 Singapore                         3314.22          3320.23             -0.18
 Kuala Lumpur                   1867.32          1869.92            -0.14
 Bangkok                           1522.27          1522.41             -0.01
 Jakarta                             5066.98          5058.23             +0.17
 Manila                               6955.21          6948.97            +0.09
 Ho Chi Minh                       607.62            606.70            +0.15

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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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