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22 December 2014
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended +51.43 points higher or +1.57% to 3330.96, taking the year-to-date performance to +5.25%.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained +0.94% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index gained +1.10%. The top active stocks were Keppel Corp (+3.02%), SingTel (+1.83%), DBS (+0.75%), UOB (+1.81%) and OCBC Bank (+1.46%).
The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index (+3.20%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index are Keppel Corp (+3.02%) and Sembcorp Industries (+3.23%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which gained +0.16% with Raffles Medical Group’s share price gaining +1.04% and Biosensors International Group’s share price declining -1.92%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the IS MSCI India (unchanged), IS Asia Bond ETF (-0.77%), SPDR Gold Shares (+0.09%).
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Ascendas REIT (+2.14%), Suntec REIT (+1.03%), CapitaMall Trust (+1.00%).
The most active index warrants by value today were HSI23400MBeCW150129 (+16.51%), HSI24000MBeCW150129 (+18.84%), HSI22600MBePW150129 (-23.91%).
The most active stock warrants by value today were KepCorp MBePW150603 (-15.08%), DBS MB eCW150602 (+4.35%), UOB MB eCW150415 (+16.41%).
Singapore Stock Market
                                 Monday                     Friday
*ST Index        3,330.96  +51.43    3,279.53  +35.88
Volume:                 1,536.8M                  1,305.3M
Value:                        $919M                   $1,227M
Gainers/Losers:        295/127                     250/190
Trade Summary
Date As of: 22 December 2014
Description Volume                                        Value        Frequency
ETF                          6,600                     4,487,700                  60
Stock         12,323,243,684      5,695,435,029,236           207,031
Right                               00                                00                    00
Warrant             24,909,228             1,874,681,880                  319
Total           12,348,159,512      5,697,314,198,816           207,410
Trading Summary
As of   22 December  2014         Unit: M.Baht
Type                         Buy                 Sell                  Net
Institution           4,983.62          1,648.79        3,334.84
Proprietary        4,454.28          3,439.58         1,014.71
Foreign              6,206.49          7,512.68       -1,306.19
Individual         21,607.35        24,650.71         3,043.36
Total Trading Value    37,251.75 M.Baht
Vietnam index gains 2.8 pct on bargain hunting, global cues 
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  rose 2.8 percent on Monday as investors picked up battered blue chips and amid positive signs from global equity and energy markets. 
Asian shares took their cues from Wall Street and kicked off a holiday-shortened week on a strong footing as oil prices recovered, while the euro touched a fresh two-year low against the greenback on divergent monetary policy expectations. 
Vietnamese shares bounced back after net selling review sessions by two exchange-traded funds and following margin calls that had sent the index to its lowest in seven months on Dec. 17. 
 PetroVietNam Gas, the country's biggest firm by market value, led gains with a 5.9 percent rise, followed by Hanoi-based Vietcombank  <VCB.HM> , the nation's top lender by capitalisation, with a 5.3 percent increase. 
"This positive trend may last for a few sessions, but a strong rally like today is unlikely due to short-term profit  taking in stocks that gained strongly," said analyst Do Duy Hop of Saigon-Hanoi Securities. 
 Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  at the close
                       VN Index       537.54            
              PREV. CLOSE       523.09            
                 % CHANGE        2.76%            
                     HIGH       537.54            
                      LOW       527.28            
SE Asia Stocks -Most higher; Malaysia posts best gain since May 2013 
Most Southeast Asian stocks rose on Monday as energy shares staged a strong rebound in line with a rise in crude oil prices, with the Malaysian index posting its best gain in more than 19 months and the Thai benchmark closing near a two-week high. 
Oil rose above $62 a barrel, mirroring gains in equities, as investors became confident there would be no further substantial price loss in the run-up to the new year.  
Kuala Lumpur's composite index, which measures moves of 30 large-cap stocks, rose 1.6 percent, its best daily gain since May 2013. Sapurakencana Petroleum  was the top percentage gainer with a rise of 6.7 percent. 
Bangkok's SET index   finished up 1.5 percent at 1,536.83, the highest closing level since Dec. 9. PTT and PTT exploration and Production   rallied more than 4 percent each. 
"The market performed better than expected today because of inflows from 'domestic trigger funds' and a rally in large-cap energy shares" said Chakkrit Charoenmetachai, a senior analyst with AEC Securities. 
Traders said the SET index could be capped at a key resistance of 1,555 towards the end of the year due to a lack of foreign investor participation in the holiday season. 
Singapore's Straits Times Index   climbed 1.6 percent, its best single-day rise since September 2013. The Philippine index   ended slightly higher and Vietnam  jumped 2.8 percent. 
Indonesia   bucked the trend. The index fell 0.4 percent, erasing earlier gains, led by large caps Astra International   and Bank Central Asia .         
 Market                     Current     Prev Close     Pct Move 
 Singapore                3330.96          3279.53          +1.57 
 Kuala Lumpur         1744.05          1715.99          +1.64 
 Bangkok                 1536.83          1514.35          +1.48 
 Jakarta                    5125.77          5144.62           -0.37 
 Manila                     7139.27          7125.63          +0.19 
 Ho Chi Minh             537.54            523.09           +2.76 

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• Thai retailers are upbeat
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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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