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01 December 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 14.32 points or 0.5% higher to 2870.26, taking the year-to-date performance to -14.71%.

The top active stocks today were Hongkong Land, which gained 0.86%, DBS, which gained 0.30%, SingTel, which closed unchanged, OCBC Bank, which closed unchanged and Global Logistic, with a 2.54% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.68%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.40%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Real Estate Investment Trusts Index, which rose 1.49%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - CapitaMall Trust and Ascendas REIT – ended 2.89% higher and 2.09% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which slipped 1.29%. Midas Holdings shares declined 1.64% and NSL rose 2.10%.

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

Is Msci India 100 (-0.60%)

Spdr Gold Shares (+1.20%)

Sti Etf (+0.34%)

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

Ascendas Reit (+2.09%)

Capitacom Trust (+2.29%)

Capitamall Trust (+2.89%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI22800MBeCW151230 (+33.82%)

HSI23200MBeCW160128 (+32.96%)

HSI21200MBePW160128 (-22.40%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW160404 (+3.23%)

KepCorp MBeCW160222 (-2.30%)

SingTelMBeCW160504 (-6.25%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                                  Tuesday                                Monday
*ST Index          2,870.26  +14.32                2,855.94  -3.18
Volume:                     994M                              1,426.4M
Value:                $1,021.2M                               $1,673M
Gainers/Losers:     219/150                                 166/225


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
01 December 2015

The FBM KLCI index gained 10.21 points or 0.61% on Tuesday. The Finance Index increased 0.71% to 14200.63 points, the Properties Index up 0.41% to 1191.18 points and the Plantation Index down 0.38% to 7567.65 points. The market traded within a range of 15.21 points between an intra-day high of 1682.37 and a low of 1667.16 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include UTOPIA, BORNOIL-WC, XOX, CSL, INSTACO, WINTONI, KTC, BORNOIL, FRONTKN and RGB. Trading volume decreased to 2307.39 mil shares worth RM2347.66 mil as compared to Monday’s 2507.60 mil shares worth RM3786.34 mil.

Leading Movers were SKPETRO (+10 sen to RM2.24), MAXIS (+30 sen to RM6.86), RHBCAP (+22 sen to RM5.78), AMMB (+13 sen to RM4.72) and ASTRO (+5 sen to RM2.90). Lagging Movers were WPRTS (-11 sen to RM4.19), YTL (-4 sen to RM1.54), HLBANK (-20 sen to RM13.36), HLFG (-10 sen to RM13.90) and KLK (-16 sen to RM22.78). Market breadth was positive with 549 gainers as compared to 350 losers.

The KLCI extended its midday gains by ending higher at 1682.37 points despite negative performance in Wall Street overnight. Our local bourse advanced on bargain hunting.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     01 December 2015     
Description                   Volume                               Value         Frequency
ETF                                   1,900                       1,058,300                      08
Stock                  4,311,671,930        5,794,011,828,531            254,979
Warrant                      4,507,300                     46,762,100                    307
Total                   4,316,181,130        5,794,059,648,931            255,294


Thai alternative bourse to list T.A.C. Consumer (TACC) on December 2

BANGKOK, December 1, 2015 - Market for Alternative Investment (mai) will list  T.A.C. Consumer pcl, the leading beverage dispenser producer for 7-Eleven convenient store chain, on December 2, under the ticker symbol "TACC". The company has a market capitalization at its initial public offering (IPO) of THB 1.75 billion (approx. USD 48.6 million).

mai President Prapan Charoenprawatt said that TACC would list and start trading on mai in the Agro & Food Industry group. The company's core business was producer of tea, coffee via beverage dispensers, a joint project with CP ALL pcl, for 7-Eleven, as well as selling own brands named "Zenya" ready-to-drink green tea, "Vslim" functional coffee, and instant powder drink mix called "Sha Sha", "Na-Arun" and "Sawasdee" through domestic and overseas distribution channels.

TACC has a paid-up registered capital of THB 152 million, consisting of 440 million existing common shares and 168 million newly issued shares, with a par value of THB 0.25 each. During November 25-27, it offered 9 million newly issued shares to executives, directors and employees, and 159 million shares to the general public via IPO, at THB 2.88 each, for a total of THB 483.84 million.

Finansia Syrus Securities pcl was the financial advisor and underwriter.

TACC Chairman of the Executive Committee Chatchawe Vatanasuk said that TAAC has  been a key strategic partner with CP All pcl for more than 12 years, continuously conducting marketing research and product development, thus could finally gain number one market share for beverages from dispenser category among other competing brands in 7-eleven stores nationwide. The fund raised would be used to invest in beverage vending machines in 1,500 convenient stores by 2017, as well as for working capital to strengthen and grow its business sustainably.

TACC's three major shareholders after the IPO are Chatchawe Vatanasuk Group (29.44 percent), Thanutum Kiatphaibool (18.01 percent), and Chaiyachet Sivaleepunth Group (6.02 percent). The IPO price was equivalent to
price-to-earnings ratio (P/E ratio) of 23.19 times calculated by using the company's net profit in the past four quarters (October 1, 2014-September 30, 2015) which was THB 75.52 million, divided by fully diluted shares, representing earnings per share of THB 0.12. TACC's dividend policy is to pay no less than 30 percent of net profits (from the separate financial statement) after taxes and reserves.

For more information on TACC, please see the company's prospectus at the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at and generalinformation at the company's website at , as well as

Trading Summary

As of  1 December    2015  Unit: M.Baht  
Type                                 Buy                Sell                  Net
Institution                 3,202.46       3,037.96            164.51
Proprietary                3,614.03       3,311.66            302.37
Foreign                   10,529.40     10,900.37           -370.96
Individual               16,203.67      16,299.59             -95.92
Total Trading Value     33,549.57 M.Baht


Vietnam index ends down 0.5 pct after downbeat PMI

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  closed down 0.49 percent on Tuesday, after hitting an eight-week low the previous day, with most blue chips losing ground following the country's downbeat Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI).  
Vietnam's PMI slipped to 49.4 in November, pointing to a deterioration in business conditions at Vietnamese manufacturing firms.
Dairy products maker Vinamilk  VNM.HM , the country's biggest firm by market value, led the fall with a 1.61-percent drop, followed by Vietcombank  VCB.HM  that declined 1.86 percent.
 As many as 116.02 million shares changed hand, far below the five-day average of 138.6 million.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

                 VN Index     570.41            
        PREV. CLOSE     573.20            
           % CHANGE     -0.49%            
               HIGH     577.58            
                LOW     570.41            

SE Asia Stocks-Most up; Thai SET lags on outflows

 Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Tuesday amid mixed fund flows and short-covering activities, but the Thai benchmark index extended losses for a sixth session due to extensive foreign selling.
The Thai SET index  .SETI  ended the day 0.2 percent lower, taking the fall since Nov. 24 to almost 3 percent. Foreign investors sold a net 5.6 billion baht ($156.42 million) in six successive sessions.
Weak global oil prices hit shares of the country's biggest oil and gas firm, PTT  PTT.BK , while retailer CP All  CPALL.BK , which is among the stocks removed from MSCI's index in a semi annual review, earlier fell to a more than three-month low.
 Indonesia was an outperformer on the day after data released early on Tuesday showed the country's annual inflation rate eased significantly in November as the base for comparison was high due to an oil price hike a year earlier.  
The Jakarta composite index  .JKSE  jumped 2.5 percent, recouping the losses on Monday. Domestic investors bought shares while foreign investors sold a net 256 billion rupiah ($18.58 million).
Stocks in the Philippines  .PSI  gained nearly 2 percent, while Malaysia  .KLSE  ended a three-session losing streak. The Philippines and Malaysia saw net foreign buying of 609 million peso ($12.92 million) and 126 million ringgit ($29.79 million), respectively.
Singapore  .STI  rebounded 0.5 percent, while Vietnam  .VNI  posted a fourth straight loss, with most blue chips losing ground following the country's downbeat Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI).  
 Market                     Current         Prev Close       Pct Move
 Singapore               2870.26             2855.94             +0.50
 Kuala Lumpur       1682.37             1672.16              +0.61
 Bangkok                 1357.01            1359.70               -0.20
 Jakarta                    4557.67             4446.46              +2.50
 Manila                    7060.60             6927.07              +1.93
 Ho Chi Minh            570.41               573.20               -0.49

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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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