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28 December 2017

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 7.43 points or 0.22% higher to 3399.1, taking the year-to-date performance to +17.99%.

The top active stocks today were Global Logistic, which gained closed unchanged, DBS, which gained 0.08%, Singtel, which gained 0.28%, UOB, which declined 0.46% and OCBC Bank, with a 1.14% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.44%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.25%.

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

SPDR Gold Shares (+0.53%)

STI ETF (unchanged)

DBXT MSCI Thailand TRN ETF (+1.13%)

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

CapitaLand Mall Trust (+0.94%)

Ascendas REIT (+0.75%)

Mapletree Log Tr (+0.76%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI28800MBePW180227 (-13.18%)

HSI30400MBeCW180130 (+18.75%)

HSI29200MBePW180130 (-17.82%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW180412 (+0.65%)

UOB MB eCW180412 (-3.37%)

OCBC Bk MB eCW180702 (+10.20%)
Singapore Stock Market
                            Thursday              Wednesday
*ST Index      3,399.1  +7.43        3,391.67  +13.51
Volume:             1,156.1M                   1,249M
Value:                  $664.4M                $616.6M
Gainers/Losers:    265/136                  244/134


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
28 December 2017

The FBM KLCI index gained 7.34 points or 0.41% on Thursday. The Finance Index increased 0.37% to 16716.14 points, the Properties Index up 0.29% to 1194.36 points and the Plantation Index down 0.48% to 7869.11 points. The market traded within a range of 12.24 points between an intra-day high of 1781.84 and a low of 1769.60 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include NETX, PUC, HUAAN, PUC-WB, SAPNRG, DGB-WA, DGB, DGSB, KINSTEL and UCREST. Trading volume increased to 2642.40 mil shares worth RM2101.94 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 2312.82 mil shares worth RM1991.33 mil.

Leading Movers were PMETAL (+13 sen to RM5.37), NESTLE (+210 sen to RM102.00), TENAGA (+30 sen to RM15.42), HLBANK (+30 sen to RM17.00) and PETGAS (+20 sen to RM17.38). Lagging Movers were MISC (-10 sen to RM7.29), KLK (-32 sen to RM24.66), PPB (-18 sen to RM17.18), RHBBANK (-5 sen to RM4.95) and SIME (-2 sen to RM2.23). Market breadth was positive with 467 gainers as compared to 444 losers.

The KLCI closed higher at 1779.10 points amid overnight gain in US markets. The performance of the local bourse was lifted by buying interest in heavy weight counters such as Press Metal, Nestle Malaysia and TNB.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     28 December 2017     
Description           Volume                             Value       Frequency
ETF                      620,100                      92,610,400                  42
Stock        24,562,158,041        11,874,260,942,220         288,789
Right                      11,500                       14,500,000                 07
Warrant         626,311,932              154,939,872,618             4,511
Total         25,189,101,573         12,029,307,925,238        293,349


Trading Summary     
As of 28 December 2017    Unit: M.Baht
Type                         Buy              Sell           Net
Institution        7,741.23       6,647.76       1,093.47
Proprietary      7,877.99      10,125.17     -2,247.19
Foreign          18,058.12      18,414.62       -356.50
Individual      28,020.29      26,510.07     1,510.22
Total Trading Value     61,697.62 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Most gain; Philippines, Indonesia climb to record closes

Southeast Asian stock markets closed firmer on Thursday as broader Asian shares scaled a decade high
on bets of a brighter outlook for the global economy and robust commodity prices, with the Philippines and Indonesia climbing to record finishes.
Philippine shares  .PSI  gained 0.5 percent in their fourth straight winning session as data showing a narrower budget
deficit for November added to the positive sentiment. The passage of a long-awaited tax reform plan by the Philippine Congress, a credit ratings upgrade by Fitch, and faster economic growth forecast by the World Bank had brought cheer to investors  this month.

Financials accounted for almost half the gains on the index, with Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co  MBT.PS  closing at its highest in more than four years, while Ayala Land  ALI.PS  marked a near seven-week closing peak.
Vietnam shares  .VNI  rose to their highest close in more than 10 years, firming nearly 1 percent, on gains across the
The top robusta producer's shipment of coffee beans in December is expected to rise from a month earlier, the Vietnam government said on Wednesday, in line with traders' forecasts.
Both Vinacafe Bien Hoa  VCF.HM  and Vietnam Dairy Products JSC  VNM.HM  scaled record closes.
Indonesian shares  .JKSE  marked a fresh record finish, supported mainly by financials.
PT Bank Central Asia  BBCA.JK  rose nearly 2 percent, while PT Bank Danamon Indonesia  BDMN.JK  closed 3.3 percent higher.
Singapore  .STI  and Malaysia  .KLSE  also firmed, aided largely by banking stocks.
Singapore's top lender Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp  OCBC.SI  was the best performer on the index, closing 1 percent up at its highest in two weeks.
Meanwhile, Thai stocks  .SETI  slipped 0.6 percent, snapping four sessions of gains.
Furniture manufacturer Rockworth Pcl  ROCK.BK  tumbled over 20 percent, while construction service provider EMC Pcl  EMC.BK   dropped more than 11 percent.

 Market               Current     Previous Close     Pct Move
 Singapore            3399.1        3391.67                0.22
 Bangkok              1743.29      1752.89               -0.55
 Manila                 8535.09       8490.91               0.52
 Jakarta                 6314.046     6277.165             0.59
 Kuala Lumpur     1779.1         1771.76               0.41
 Ho Chi Minh         976.72         968.46                0.85

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This year in Thailand-what next?

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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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