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Singapore

23 December 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 10.99 points or 0.38% lower to 2871.05, taking the year-to-date performance to -0.41%. For longer term observations please go to sgx.com/research.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which closed unchanged, Singtel, which closed unchanged, Ying Li Intl, which gained 4.83%, Ascendas REIT, which declined 0.88% and UOB, with a 0.34% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.54%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.18%.

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

SPDR Gold Shares (+0.06%)

STI ETF (-0.34%)

IS MSCI India (+0.15%)

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

Ascendas REIT (-0.88%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (-1.70%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (-0.53%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI21200MBePW170227 (+4.29%)

HSI22400UBeCW170330 (-5.74%)

HSI21400MBePW170126 (-0.89%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW170710 (-1.28%)

OCBC Bk MB eCW171002 (-1.05%)

KepCorp MBeCW170703 (-5.00%)

Singapore Stock Market
                            Friday                    Thursday
*ST Index     2,871.05  -10.99       2,882.04  -19.66
Volume:             1,458.9M                 1,275.4M
Value:                 $593.1M                  $757.6M
Gainers/Losers:     174/216                  141/276


Malaysia

Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
23 December 2016

The FBM KLCI index lost 6.05 points or 0.37% on Friday. The Finance Index fell 0.25% to 14160.85 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.56% to 1118.06 points and the Plantation Index down 0.65% to 7666.84 points. The market traded within a range of 7.39 points between an intra-day high of 1623.93 and a low of 1616.54 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include BORNOIL, HIBISCS, MQTECH, TRIVE, FGV-C16, BORNOIL-WC, ASIABIO, GADANG-WB, IRIS and HSI-C62. Trading volume decreased to 972.62 mil shares worth RM1104.51 mil as compared to Thursday’s 1054.45 mil shares worth RM1196.22 mil.

Leading Movers were CIMB (+1 sen to RM4.58), AXIATA (+0 sen to RM4.50), HAPSENG (+0 sen to RM8.18), IHH (+0 sen to RM6.34) and MISC (+0 sen to RM7.23). Lagging Movers were WPRTS (-7 sen to RM4.20), HLFG (-20 sen to RM14.54), KLCC (-10 sen to RM7.61), IJM (-4 sen to RM3.18) and MAXIS (-7 sen to RM5.95). Market breadth was negative with 249 gainers as compared to 443 losers.

The KLCI extended its losing streak for the third day after closing lower at 1617.15 points amid overnight losses in US market. The performance of our benchmark index was bogged down by selling interest in heavy weights counters such as IJM Corp, Westports and Hong Leong Financial Group.

 
Indonesia

Trade Summary
Date As of:     23 December 2016     
Description              Volume                        Value        Frequency
ETF                         30,400                 22,134,000                   18
Stock          20,694,586,675       8,899,297,254,780          277,572
Warrant            249,549,932           46,769,062,842                 962
Total           20,944,167,007       8,946,088,451,622           278,552


Thailand

Trading Summary

As of December 23, 2016 Unit: M.Baht

Type                        Buy             Sell           Net
Institution           4,630.48       4,378.68       251.81
Proprietary         2,975.79       3,248.42      -272.63
Foreign              7,905.53       8,551.57      -646.04
Individual         15,966.22     15,299.35        666.87
Total Trading Value     31,478.02 M.Baht


Asean

SE Asia Stocks-Muted ahead of Christmas weekend


Most Southeast Asian stock markets fell in thin trade on Friday as Wall Street took a breather from its surge since the U.S. presidential election on the back of
declines in retail stocks.
    
U.S. equities posted their first back-to-back daily declines of the month in light trading as investors took time out ahead of the Christmas weekend. 
    
Retail stocks on Wall Street fell after CNN reported President-elect Donald Trump's transition team is considering a tariff of as much as 10 percent on imports.
    
Declines in Wall Street are probably affecting the markets, said Mikey Macainag, an analyst with Manila-based Sunsecurities
Inc.
    
"Dow Jones right now is nearing the 20,000 resistance. I think it is going to take a while before they break 20,000. That
is why it is correcting."
    
Sentiment was also affected by oil prices which slipped in thin Asian trade, eroding some of the gains in the previous
session as traders took profits.  
    
Philippine shares  .PSI  fell for a second straight session, dragged down by real estate and telecom stocks, and posted a
weekly drop of 4.2 percent, their biggest since January.  
    
Conglomerate Metro Pacific Investments Corp  MPI.PS  was among the biggest percentage losers on Friday, falling 3.1 percent.
    
Malaysia  .KLSE  ended weaker for a third straight session, hurt by utilities, consumer staples and industrials.
    
Malaysian palm oil futures fell as much as 2 percent and hit their lowest in four weeks, tracking declines in rival oils on
the Dalian Commodity Exchange.

    
Indonesian  .JKSE  shares fell for a ninth consecutive session in their longest losing streak since August 2005, and
recorded a weekly decline of 3.9 percent, the biggest since October 2015.
    
Indonesia's central bank expects economic growth to slow in the final quarter of 2016 to around 4.97 percent, Senior Deputy
Governor Mirza Adityaswara told reporters, from 5.02 percent in the third quarter.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nJ9N1D100B
    
Bucking the trend, Thailand  .SETI  snapped four sessions of losses after the central bank governor said the country's
economy may expand more than the bank's forecast of 3.2 percent due to government spending and improved exports.  

SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS:
 STOCK MARKETS                                       
                                   
 Market                     Current      previous close    Pct Move
 Singapore                 2871.05      2882.04                -0.38
 Bangkok                   1509.98      1504.12                 0.39
 Manila                       6563.67     6587.17                -0.36
 Jakarta                      5027.704    5042.87                -0.30
 Kuala Lumpur           1617.15       1623.2                 -0.37
 Ho Chi Minh               664.37       664.15                  0.03
                                                    



 
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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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