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01 December 2014

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended -44.86 points lower or -1.34% to 3305.64, taking the year-to-date performance to +4.45%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined -1.46% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -2.00%. The top active stocks were Keppel Corp (-4.89%), Ezion (-15.85%), DBS (-1.31%), UOB (-0.63%) and SingTel (-1.28%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Real Estate Investment Trusts Index (-0.19%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Real Estate Investment Trusts Index are CapitaMall Trust (unchanged) and Ascendas REIT (-1.28%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which declined -6.15% with Keppel Corp’s share price declining -4.89% and Sembcorp Industries’ share price declining -5.03%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the IS MSCI India (-1.02%), SPDR Gold Shares (-1.91%), United SSE 50 China ETF (-0.55%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Ascendas REIT (-1.28%), CapitaMall Trust (unchanged), CapitaCom Trust (-0.30%).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI23800MBeCW141230 (-48.65%), HSI23600MBePW141230 (+56.10%), HSI24000MBeCW150129 (-37.09%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were KepCorp MBePW150330 (+28.38%), UOB MB eCW150415 (-7.98%), DBS MB eCW150602 (-13.39%).
 Singapore Stock Market
                                   Monday                             Friday
*ST Index             3,305.64  -44.86           3,350.5  +9.54
Volume:                     1,719.7M                       1,201.1M
Value:                      $1,265.2M                     $1,199.5M
Gainers/Losers:             84/400                          183/220


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
1 Dec 2014

The FBM KLCI index lost 42.62 points or 2.34% on Monday. The Finance Index fell 2.22% to 15913.71 points, the Properties Index dropped 3.27% to 1353.02 points and the Plantation Index down 1.90% to 8175.4 points. The market traded within a range of 53.31 points between an intra-day high of 1821.52 and a low of 1768.21 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include SKPETRO, KNM, ARMADA, DIALOG, SUMATEC, MAS, PERISAI, AIRASIA, AAX and TIGER. Trading volume increased to 2756.83 mil shares worth RM2955.93 mil as compared to Friday’s 1867.38 mil shares worth RM1994.06 mil.

Leading Movers were BAT (+240 sen to RM73.00), IOICORP (+1 sen to RM4.83), HLBANK (+2 sen to RM14.28), KLK (+4 sen to RM22.46) and GENTING (+3 sen to RM9.14). Lagging Movers were SKPETRO (-29 sen to RM2.51), PETDAG (-144 sen to RM14.64), PETCHEM (-50 sen to RM5.13), FGV (-28 sen to RM3.02) and PETGAS (-172 sen to RM21.00). Market breadth was negative with 82 gainers as compared to 981 losers.

The KLCI plunged 42.62 points to a low of 1778.27 points. Investor's sentiment was bearish on sliding oil prices to five-year low following the decline of Chinese manufacturing data in November that indicates the slowdown in global economy.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     Monday, December 01, 2014    
Description          Volume                         Value        Frequency
ETF                    1,000                       469,900                    10
Stock    6,327,547,610      5,777,379,932,183           217,956
Right                   1,100                            1,300                    02
Warrant      18,332,665              1,163,378,677                  781
Total      6,345,882,375       5,778,543,782,060           218,749


Trading Summary

As of 01 Dec 2014                    Unit: M.Baht
Type                               Buy                   Sell                    Net
Institution                6,384.50           6,688.49            -304.00     
Proprietary             4,463.65           4,402.38                61.26     
Foreign                10,236.84          10,268.66              -31.82     
Individual             28,636.37          28,361.82              274.55     
Total Trading Value     49,721.35 M.Baht     


Vietnam index edges up 0.25 pct, banks lead

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  bounced back 0.25 percent to end on Monday from a closing low of more than five months as banking shares led the rallies after recent strong falls.
Ho Chi Minh City-based Eximbank   jumped 4.46 percent  in a near six-month high trading volume of 1.08 million shares,
while Vietcombank , Vietnam's top lender by market value, closed up 1.81 percent.
The index rallied stronger in early trade as PetroVietNam Gas , Vietnam's biggest firm by market value, climbed from an eight-month low close hit on Friday due to global oil prices drop. But GAS fell 1.16 percent at the close on Monday.
 Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  at the close
                          VN Index       568.01              
                 PREV. CLOSE       566.58              
                    % CHANGE        0.25%              
                     HIGH       571.69              
                      LOW       565.09  


SE Asia Stocks-Malaysia, Singapore fall on weak oil prices  

 Malaysia's key stock index marked  the worst drop in almost 23 months and Singapore's benchmark posted the biggest fall since mid-October on Monday as oil and gas stocks tumbled amid a fall in global oil prices to a five-year low.  
Kuala Lumpur's composite index , which measures moves of 30 large-cap stocks, closed down 2.3 percent, its biggest single day loss since January 21, 2013. Shares of Sapurakencana Petroleum   plunged 10 percent, the worst performer.
A capital expenditure cut plan by Malaysia's state oil firm Petroliam Nasional (Petronas) worried investors about earnings outlook of oil and gas services firms that rely on Petronas's contracts, analysts said.  
In Singapore, late selling sent the Straits Times Index   1.3 percent lower at a two-week closing low of  3,305.64. Oil rig builder Sembcorp Marine   slipped 5.8 percent and Keppel Corporation   was down 4.9 percent.
 In Bangkok, shares of the country's top energy firm PTT  was down 4.9 percent, the worst since October 2011, sending the SET index    into negative territory.

Indonesia's coal miner Bumi Resources    fell 5.8 percent, trimming gains of the Jakarta composite index .
 Market                      Current     Prev Close       Pct Move
 Singapore                3305.64        3350.50             -1.34
 Kuala Lumpur          1778.27       1820.89              -2.34
 Bangkok                  1593.82        1593.91             -0.01
 Jakarta                     5164.29       5149.88             +0.28
 Manila                      7331.73       7294.38             +0.51
 Ho Chi Minh               568.01        566.58              +0.25

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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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