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15 December 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 0.48 points or 0.02% higher to 2815.52, taking the year-to-date performance to -16.33%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which closed unchanged, SingTel, which declined 0.79%, CapitaLand, which declined 0.64%, UOB, which declined 0.37% and OCBC Bank, with a 0.23% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.26%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.22%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which rose 1.07%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Midas Holdings and NSL – ended 1.89% higher and 0.34% lower respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Technology Index, which slipped 2.11%. Silverlake Axis shares declined 2.94% and CSE Global declined 3.30%.

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

Dbxt Msci Russia Cap 25 Etf 10 (-1.21%)

Sti Etf (unchanged)

Dbxt Ft China 25 Etf 10 (+1.06%)

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

Capitamall Trust (-0.27%)

Ascendas Reit (unchanged)

Capitacom Trust (-0.77%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI22400MBeCW160128 (-3.90%)

HSI21600MBeCW160128 (unchanged)

HSI21200MBePW160128 (-0.67%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW160704 (+3.57%)

DBS MB eCW160215 (+3.33%)

UOB MB eCW160704 (-0.81%)

 Singapore Stock Market
                            Tuesday                  Tuesday
*ST Index     2,815.52  +0.48     2,815.52  +0.48
Volume:                6.9M                   870.2M
Value:               $20.3M                 $860.3M
Gainers/Losers:       0/0                   184/203


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
15 December 2015

The FBM KLCI index lost 7.12 points or 0.44% on Tuesday. The Finance Index fell 0.30% to 13910.58 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.02% to 1162.03 points and the Plantation Index down 0.35% to 7297.52 points. The market traded within a range of 10.51 points between an intra-day high of 1633.35 and a low of 1622.84 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include RSENA-WA, RSENA, INSTACO, DSONIC, KTC, DSONIC-CH, SUPERMX-CZ, AIRASIA, INSTACO-WB and XOX. Trading volume decreased to 1428.71 mil shares worth RM1661.04 mil as compared to Monday’s 1580.89 mil shares worth RM1590.89 mil.

Leading Movers were PETCHEM (+15 sen to RM6.80), UMW (+12 sen to RM7.65), MISC (+13 sen to RM9.10), YTL (+2 sen to RM1.47) and HLBANK (+12 sen to RM13.40). Lagging Movers were WPRTS (-14 sen to RM3.85), ASTRO (-9 sen to RM2.53), GENTING (-15 sen to RM6.91), BAT (-100 sen to RM54.46) and TENAGA (-3 sen to RM12.82). Market breadth was positive with 387 gainers as compared to 386 losers.

The KLCI extended its losing streak and closed lower at 1622.84 points despite overnight gains in US market. The performance of our benchmark index was limited as profit taking kicked-in.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     15 December 2015     
Description       Volume                           Value     Frequency
ETF                    124,100                24,185,800                  16
Stock        5,025,716,296    4,354,090,594,143         217,179
Warrant           8,615,800              596,889,100                394
Total         5,034,456,196    4,354,711,669,043          217,589


Trading Summary

Type                        Buy             Sell              Net
Institution        8,730.90        2,924.91       5,805.99
Proprietary      5,587.98        6,210.78         -622.79
Foreign          12,266.62      15,505.07      -3,238.46
Individual      30,488.00      32,432.75      -1,944.74
Total Trading Value     57,073.50 M.Baht


Vietnam index rises 1 pct after fund's review

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  closed up 1.03 percent on Tuesday in robust trade, with gains in most big caps offset losses in several shares after a fund's review.
Most blue chips gained ground, led by banking shares with a 3.85 percent climb of Vietcombank  VCB.HM , the country's biggest lender by market value, while VietinBank  CTG.HM  also rose 2.82 percent.
Confectionary firm Kinh Do Corp  KDC.HM  tumbled 6.85 percent after the Market Vectors Vietnam ETF  VNM.P , a major exchange-traded fund holding Vietnamese shares, lowered the KDC stock's weight on its portfolio on Monday.  
As many as 119.81 million shares changed hands, the highest level since Dec. 3, Thomson Reuters data showed.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

            VN Index   568.00             
         PREV. CLOSE   562.22             
            % CHANGE   +1.03%             
                HIGH   568.74             
                 LOW   563.30             

SE Asia Stocks-Mixed; rallying telecoms shares boost Thai index

Most Southeast Asian stock markets rebounded on Tuesday, with the Thai key index posting its best gain in three-and-a-half months on rallying telecoms shares while late buying in large caps helped the Indonesian benchmark snap a two-day losing streak.
Thailand's SET index  .SETI  rose 2.6 percent, the biggest single-day percentage gain since Aug. 27.
Investors bought telecoms shares amid an auction of fourth generation licences on Tuesday. Shares of Advanced Info Service
 ADVANC.BK  surged 10.8 percent, the top mover on the MSCI Thailand index  .MITH00000PTH  on expectations it would be among winning bidders.
The SET outlook remained bearish due to weak economic recovery and relatively stretched valuations, according to BMI Research.
The index trades at a price-to-earnings ratio of 17 times versus 14.6 times of the MSCI index of Southeast Asia, it said.
The Jakarta composite index  .JKSE  rose 0.8 percent.

Foreign inflows lifted large caps such as Astra International  ASII.JK  and Telkom Indonesia  TLKM.JK .
Stocks in Singapore  .STI  ended little changed, in line with Asian stocks ahead of a widely anticipated increase in U.S. interest rates later in the week. 

Malaysia  .KLSE  and the Philippines  .PSI  retreated amid net foreign selling of 218 million ringgit ($50.70 million) and 446 million peso ($9.42 million).
Vietnam  .VNI  hit a one-week closing high. The country released late in the day a better-than-expected trade balance
for November. 
 Market                   Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 Singapore              2815.52       2815.04       +0.02
 Kuala Lumpur       1622.84       1629.96        -0.44
 Bangkok                1300.51       1267.61       +2.60
 Jakarta                   4409.17       4374.19       +0.80
 Manila                   6701.35       6745.99        -0.66
 Ho Chi Minh           568.00         562.22        +1.03

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This year in Thailand-what next?

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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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