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23 December 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 10.68 points or 0.37% higher to 2863.65, taking the year-to-date performance to -14.90%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 1.16%, SingTel, which closed unchanged, Noble, which gained 4.55%, CapitaLand, which gained 0.61% and YZJ Shipbuilding, with a 2.83% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.63%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.69%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which rose 1.27%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Midas Holdings and NSL – ended 1.75% higher and 1.73% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Utilities Index, which slipped 0.44%. China Everbright Water shares rose 0.81% and SIIC Environment Holdings remained unchanged.

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

Is Msci India 100 (+1.20%)

Sti Etf (+0.34%)

Dbxt Ftse Vietnam Etf 10 (-1.63%)

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

Ascendas Reit (unchanged)

Capitamall Trust (unchanged)

Suntec Reit (+0.33%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI22400MBeCW160128 (+16.67%)

HSI21200MBePW160128 (-17.71%)

HSI21600MBePW160226 (-14.29%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

CapitalaMBeCW160901 (+4.23%)

DBS MB eCW160215 (+10.44%)

DBS MB eCW160704 (+6.25%)
  Singapore Stock Market
                                      Wednesday                      Tuesday
*ST Index             2,863.65  +10.68              2,852.97  +7.42
Volume:                       1,262M                              1,208M
Value:                        $709.1M                             $664.3M
Gainers/Losers:           250/153                             223/159


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
23 December 2015

The FBM KLCI index gained 20.25 points or 1.23% on Wednesday. The Finance Index increased 0.22% to 14013.94 points, the Properties Index up 0.75% to 1176.76 points and the Plantation Index rose 1.78% to 7505.73 points. The market traded within a range of 22.37 points between an intra-day high of 1663.51 and a low of 1641.14 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include SUPERMX-C8, SMTRACK, APFT, DNONCE, GSB, WCT-WC, BORNOIL-WC, INSTACO, WCT-WE and FBMKLCI-HK. Trading volume increased to 1630.76 mil shares worth RM1634.98 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 1623.84 mil shares worth RM1576.38 mil.

Leading Movers were SKPETRO (+10 sen to RM1.81), GENM (+19 sen to RM4.39), DIGI (+20 sen to RM5.30), IOICORP (+13 sen to RM4.30) and MAXIS (+20 sen to RM6.75). Lagging Movers were HLBANK (-28 sen to RM13.24), BAT (-16 sen to RM53.46), AMMB (-1 sen to RM4.35) and UMW (-1 sen to RM7.66). Market breadth was positive with 551 gainers as compared to 331 losers.

The KLCI closed higher at 1663.51 points amid overnight gains in Wall Street after the U.S. economy expanded at a revised 2% annualized rate in the third quarter, buoyed by consumer spending.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     23 December 2015     
Description                    Volume                              Value           Frequency
ETF                                 94,800                     71,639,100                       13
Stock                14,009,998,432        6,176,888,757,493             166,754
Right                               50,000                             50,000                       01
Warrant                    14,022,300                   188,513,100                 1,259
Total                14,024,165,532         6,177,148,959,693             168,027


Trading Summary

As of 23 December 2015  Unit: M.Baht  
Type                                   Buy                   Sell                     Net
Institution                    5,877.30        3,336.21                2,541.09
Proprietary                   5,067.02        2,977.79                2,089.23
Foreign                         9,906.21      15,136.51              -5,230.30
Individual                   20,023.78      19,423.80                  599.98
Total Trading Value     40,874.32 M.Baht


Vietnam index falls 0.4 pct in mixed trade 
 Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  ended down 0.37 percent on Wednesday, marking its fourth consecutive fall, with shares moving marginally in mixed trade.
Dairy products maker Vinamilk  VNM.HM , the country's top company by market value, led falls with a drop of 0.8 percent, followed by lender VietinBank  CTG.HM , which declined 1.09 percent.
Energy stocks edged up after U.S. crude prices briefly rose to a premium over internationally traded Brent following a report of a surprise dip in U.S. inventories. PetroVietnam Gas  GAS.HM  rose 0.24 percent.  
The index, Southeast Asia's best performer this year, has lost 1.56 percent so far this month.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

            VN Index    564.27             
         PREV. CLOSE    566.35             
            % CHANGE    -0.37%             
                HIGH    568.16             
                 LOW    562.30             


SE Asia Stocks-Most higher; foreign investors lead share buys

Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose in line with Asia and on a rebound in oil prices on Wednesday, with key indexes in Malaysia and the Philippines closing at multi-week highs ahead of market holidays on buying led by foreign investors.
The Philippines' index  .PSI  was up 0.5 percent at  7,002.42, the highest close since Dec. 2. Foreign investors bought a net 515 million peso ($10.90 million), including shares of power generation First Gen Corp  FGEN.PS .
The Kuala Lumpur composite index  .KLSE  climbed 1.2 percent  to 1,663.51, the highest close since Dec. 8, with Petronas Chemicals Group  PCGB.KL  and Tenaga Nasional  TENA.KL  most actively traded by turnover.
Stocks in Indonesia  .JKSE  extended gains for a third day.

Stock markets in the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia will be closed on Thursday and Friday for public holidays.
 Singapore  .STI  rose for a second day. The city-state bourse will trade half-day on Thursday and will shut on Friday.
 Thai stocks  .SETI  advanced 1 percent, with domestic mutual funds among buyers. The Thai bourse said foreign investors sold shares worth a net 5.2 billion baht ($144.28 million) after offloading a net 27.4 billion baht over the past twelve days.
Vietnam  .VNI  ended down 0.37 percent, a fourth consecutive fall, with shares moving marginally in mixed trade.
 Market                     Current              Prev Close           Pct Move
 Singapore                 2863.65               2852.97                 +0.37
 Kuala Lumpur         1663.51               1643.26                  +1.23
 Bangkok                  1274.50                1261.66                 +1.02
 Jakarta                     4522.65                4517.57                  +0.11
 Manila                     7002.42                6966.18                  +0.52
 Ho Chi Minh             564.27                  566.35                   -0.37

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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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