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08 August 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 42.61 points or 1.51% higher to 2870.78, taking the year-to-date performance to -0.41%.

The top active stocks today were Singtel, which gained 3.19%, DBS, which gained 1.42%, UOB, which gained 0.73%, OCBC Bank, which gained 2.17% and ComfortDelGro, with a 2.87% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.02%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.06%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Telecommunications Index, which rose 2.80%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Singtel and StarHub – ended 3.19% higher and 1.27% lower respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which slipped 1.17%. Raffles Medical Group shares declined 1.30% and Riverstone Holdings declined  1.12%.

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

DBXT MSCI Indonesia ETF (+1.83%)

SPDR Gold Shares (-2.27%)

IS MSCI India (+1.79%)

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

CapitaLand Mall Trust (+2.80%)

Ascendas REIT (-0.81%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (+1.96%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI23800UBeCW161229 (+16.19%)

HSI22400UBeCW161028 (+24.55%)

HSI23000MBeCW160929 (+25.00%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB ePW161201 (-8.22%)

UOB MB eCW161031 (+6.00%)

UOB MB ePW161201 (-5.00%)

 Singapore Stock Market
                              Monday                   Friday
*ST Index        2,870.78  +42.61         2,828.17  -3.79
Volume:                   937.6M                   1,204.4M
Value:                  $1,036.7M                 $1,151.2M
Gainers/Losers:        226/186                     208/172


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
9 August 2016

The FBM KLCI index lost 0.97 points or 0.06% on Tuesday. The Finance Index fell 0.08% to 14335.47 points, the Properties Index up 0.32% to 1174.74 points and the Plantation Index down 0.30% to 7651.22 points. The market traded within a range of 6.74 points between an intra-day high of 1674.49 and a low of 1667.75 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include MBSB, SKPETROC26, THHEAVY, JTIASA-CI, POS-CV, XDL, DRBHCOMC21, PDZ, SIME-C3 and HIAPTEK. Trading volume decreased to 2098.16 mil shares worth RM1833.11 mil as compared to Monday’s 2626.65 mil shares worth RM1851.63 mil.

Leading Movers were SIME (+13 sen to RM7.83), YTL (+2 sen to RM1.69), PETGAS (+16 sen to RM22.16), SKPETRO (+1 sen to RM1.43) and KLCC (+4 sen to RM7.70). Lagging Movers were BAT (-170 sen to RM50.26), PPB (-28 sen to RM16.10), ASTRO (-5 sen to RM2.92), AXIATA (-4 sen to RM5.66) and IHH (-4 sen to RM6.55). Market breadth was positive with 405 gainers as compared to 360 losers.

The day ended with the KLCI closing lower at 1671.71 points amid overnight losses in Wall Street. Investors were taking profit amid absence of fresh positive leads.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     09 August 2016
Description        Volume                              Value       Frequency
ETF                  478,600                    308,932,700                   39
Stock       8,867,695,045           8,779,644,677,560           328,025
Warrant         33,246,400                     957,573,300              1,228
Total         8,901,420,045           8,780,911,183,560           329,292


Trading Summary

As of 9 August 2016  Unit: M.Baht  
Type                      Buy               Sell             Net
Institution        6,333.43        8,097.41      -1,763.98
Proprietary      8,162.82        9,117.75          -954.93
Foreign          19,941.45     14,651.00        5,290.45
Individual       35,394.56     37,966.10       -2,571.54
Total Trading Value     69,832.25 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Higher as soft Chinese inflation data spurs hopes of stimulus

Most Southeast Asian stocks closed higher on Tuesday, as China's consumer inflation eased in July, with sentiment across the region up on hopes of further policy easing if needed in the world's second largest economy.
China's consumer price index rose 1.8 percent in July from a year earlier, in line with analysts' expectations, compared with
a 1.9 percent increase in June and matching this year's low hit in January.
Low inflation means Beijing has room to loosen monetary policy if needed, but policymakers appear to have disparate views over how much stimulus is needed to stoke economic growth, if any, and what form it should take.  
"The lower Chinese inflation data gives investors something to look forward to in terms of further policy easing," said Victor Felix of AB Capital Securities Inc in Manila.
Singapore shares  .STI  finished up 1.5 percent after rising as much as 2 percent earlier in the day, the biggest intraday percentage gain since June 30.  
Bluechips such as Jardine Cycle and Carriage Ltd  JCYC.SI  and Singapore Telecommunications  STEL.SI  led the gainers.
The Philippine index  .PSI  ended 0.8 percent higher, as investors welcomed a bunch of positive corporate earnings.  
Ayala Land  ALI.PS , one of the top gainers on the index, rose more than 2 percent after reporting strong half-yearly
"I think here in Philippines, the movement is more focussed on the corporate earnings this week," said Grace Aller of AP
Securities in Manila.  
Thai shares closed up 0.4 percent, extending a rally into a fifth straight session and hitting a 15-month closing high.
Energy and telecom stocks led the gainers. Thai Oil PCL  TOP.BK  rose 4 percent, after booking a higher quarterly profit
on Monday.
Vietnam shares  .VNI  closed more than 1 pct higher, helped by a rally in the energy sector. Petrovietnam Gas Joint Stock
Corp  GAS.HM  was up 1.7 pct.
Indonesia  .JKSE  closed marginally lower, while Malaysia  .KLSE  was little changed.  
Asian shares rose, with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan  .MIAPJ0000PUS  up 0.1 percent.
 STOCK MARKETS                                          
  Market                 Current       Previous  close    Pct Move
  Singapore            2870.78            2828.17               1.51
  Bangkok              1548.21            1542.26               0.39
  Manila                 8055.06            7993.58               0.77
  Jakarta                5440.293           5458.979            -0.34
  Kuala Lumpur     1671.71             1672.68              -0.06
  Ho Chi Minh       572.74                572.27                1.25

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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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Darmin said the 13th package was largely an extension of the previous one, but would expand its focus beyond industry. The 12th package focused on small and medium enterprises.

"We are just waiting to schedule a meeting with the president," Darmin told reporters at his office. He refused to give the exact date the new policy package would come into effect.

 The ministry team must meet with President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo one more time to finalize the details, Darmin said.




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