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22 December 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 7.42 points or 0.26% higher to 2852.97, taking the year-to-date performance to -15.22%.

The top active stocks today were SingTel, which declined 0.27%, Global Logistic, which declined 0.96%, DBS, which gained 0.12%, UOB, which closed unchanged and OCBC Bank, with a 0.34% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.04%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.54%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which rose 2.93%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Midas Holdings and NSL – ended 3.64% higher and 1.70% lower respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Technology Index, which slipped 0.87%. Silverlake Axis shares declined 0.73% and CSE Global declined 1.10%.

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

Spdr Gold Shares (+0.52%)

Nikko Am Singapore Sti Etf (unchanged)

Sti Etf (unchanged)

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

Ascendas Reit (-0.88%)

Suntec Reit (-2.22%)

Capitamall Trust (-1.03%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI22400MBeCW160128 (-1.10%)

HSI21200MBePW160128 (-3.03%)

HSI21600MBePW160226 (unchanged)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

KepCorp MB eCW160902 (-2.22%)

DBS MB EPW160404 (unchanged)

OCBC Bk MBePW160510 (unchanged)
 Singapore Stock Market
                                           Tuesday                    Monday
*ST Index                    2,852.97  +7.42         2,845.55  -7.29
Volume:                           1,208M                       911.1M
Value:                            $664.3M                     $626.1M
Gainers/Losers:              223/159                       205/171


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
22 December 2015

The FBM KLCI index gained 14.17 points or 0.87% on Tuesday. The Finance Index increased 0.63% to 13983.41 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.05% to 1167.99 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.29% to 7374.24 points. The market traded within a range of 12.29 points between an intra-day high of 1643.26 and a low of 1630.97 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include SMTRACK, GREENYB, XOX, SUPERMX-C8, PWORTH, K1, EMICO, EDEN, OCK-WA and APFT. Trading volume decreased to 1623.84 mil shares worth RM1576.38 mil as compared to Monday’s 1829.57 mil shares worth RM1571.71 mil.

Leading Movers were AXIATA (+22 sen to RM6.20), ASTRO (+8 sen to RM2.62), HLBANK (+30 sen to RM13.52), IHH (+14 sen to RM6.39) and PETCHEM (+13 sen to RM7.07). Lagging Movers were KLCC (-6 sen to RM7.01), PETGAS (-10 sen to RM21.80) and IOICORP (-1 sen to RM4.17). Market breadth was positive with 470 gainers as compared to 353 losers.

The KLCI extended its mid-day gains by ending higher at 1643.26 points, tracking the positive performance in Wall Street overnight. The performance of our benchmark index was lifted by bargain-hunting activities.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     22 December 2015
Description                    Volume                              Value         Frequency
ETF                                   1,000                          415,600                     03
Stock                11,275,355,945        6,124,686,947,039           195,484
Warrant                    12,258,900                  259,515,900                   630
Total                 11,287,615,845        6,124,946,878,539           196,117


December 22, 2015

Thai bourse to list "MIT" first REIT investing in foreign assets, on December 23

BANGKOK, December 22, 2015 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) will list MFC Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust worth THB 975 million (approximately USD 27.1 million) on its main board on December 23, under the ticker symbol "MIT," as the first REIT to invest in foreign assets.

SET Executive Vice President Santi Kiranand said that MIT would list and start trading on the Thai bourse's Property & Construction industry group, Property Fund & REITs sector, on December 23. MIT offered 97.5 million units via an initial public offering (IPO) at THB 10.00 per unit during November 17-December 8, 2015 with total value of THB 975 million. MIT was managed by MFC Asset Management pcl. Its trustee was One Asset Management Limited, while Asia Plus Advisory Co., Ltd. was its financial advisor.

MIT has invested in 100-percent common shares of APUK Co., Ltd., registered in  Guernsey (part of the British Empire), owning the warehouse real estate operated as data center located  in Anchorage Point industrial estate near London,

England. Its total rental area was  1,342 square meters and has been solely leased to the tenant named BIS Co., Ltd. (BIS), a company specialized in information management, for 17 years and six months (until February 17, 2033).

MFC Managing Director Prapa Puranachote said that MIT had invested in the warehouse operated as data center, located in central London, a strategic location for industrial and retail trading and had a long-term lease contract with capable tenant. Considering the location and the rising demand for data centers and backup sites for business operation, MIT would be another choice that could provide good returns for the trust unit holders in the long run.

MIT's dividend policy is to allocate the returns from investment in APUK Co.,  Ltd. to pay at least once a year at no less than 90 percent of the adjusted net profit of its financial year. MIT's three major unit holders after its IPO are Country Group Development pcl. (20.84 percent), Country Group Holdings pcl (6.15 percent) and Padaeng Industry Private Fund by MFC Asset Management pcl (6.15 percent).

For more information, please see MIT's prospectus at the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at , and, as well as general  information on SET's website at .

Trading Summary

As of 22 December 2015  Unit: M.Baht  
Type                                  Buy                        Sell                     Net
Institution                  6,468.19           2,893.43             3,574.76
Proprietary                 5,713.01           6,101.74               -388.72
Foreign                    12,046.97          17,978.41           -5,931.44
Individual                31,710.29          28,964.89             2,745.40
Total Trading Value     55,938.47 M.Baht


 Vietnam index ends 0.1 pct lower in mixed trade         

 Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  edged down 0.1 percent at the close on Tuesday, the third loss in a row, with shares moving mixed in volatile trade.
Lender BIDV  BID.HM  rose 0.97 percent while Vietcombank  VCB.HM , the country's top lender by market value, and dairy products maker Vinamilk  VNM.HM  stood unchanged.
Technology firm FPT Corp  FPT.HM  dropped 0.82 percent despite upbeat results for the first 11 months of the year.  
The firm reported that January-November pre-tax profit rose 7 percent from a year ago to 2.44 trillion dong ($108 million), according to a company statement.
As many as 84.5 million shares changed hands, the lowest since Dec. 7, Reuters data showed.
 Following is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close .

          VN Index   566.35            
       PREV. CLOSE   566.90            
          % CHANGE    -0.1%            
              HIGH   570.86            
               LOW   565.48           


SE Asia Stocks-S'pore, Malaysia rebound; Thai stocks fall on foreign selling

Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Tuesday, with key indexes in Singapore and Malaysia snapping a two-session losing streak amid gains in select energy and telecoms shares, but the Thai benchmark  extended losses to a near two-year closing low.
Singapore's key index  .STI  added 0.3 percent amid active  buying in Sembcorp Marine  SCMN.SI  with a recovery in oil  prices. The Malaysian index  .KLSE  advanced 0.9 percent amid active buying in Axiata Group  AXIA.KL  after an acquisition  plan.
 A tepid recovery in oil prices from 11-year lows also lifted  world stock markets on Tuesday.
The broader SET index  .SETI  fell for a third session, down 0.2 percent at 1,261.66, the lowest close since January 2014. Foreign investors offloaded a net 5.9 billion baht ($163.62 million) of equities, their 12th straight session of selling, exchange data showed.  
Late selling hit Thai banking shares such as Kasikornbank  KBANK.BK , while telecoms shares including Jasmine International  JAS.BK  fell further amid concerns related to high bidding prices of the fourth-generation spectrum licences.  
The Philippine index  .PSI  hit a near three-week closing high, while Indonesia  .JKSE  rose for a second day, with trading volumes below the 30-day average in a holiday-shortened trading week. Vietnam  .VNI  was a tad lower, erasing early gains.

 Market                     Current          Prev Close         Pct Move
 Singapore                2852.97             2845.55              +0.26
 Kuala Lumpur        1643.26             1629.09              +0.87
 Bangkok                  1261.66             1264.44               -0.22
 Jakarta                     4517.57             4490.68              +0.60
 Manila                     6966.18             6910.34               +0.81
 Ho Chi Minh             566.35                566.90               -0.10

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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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