ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
04 December 2014
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended +1.43 points higher or +0.04% to 3304.82, taking the year-to-date performance to +4.42%.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined -0.08% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -0.36%. The top active stocks were SingTel (unchanged), Keppel Corp (-2.13%), Global Logistic (+0.38%), DBS (+0.36%) and OCBC Bank (-0.29%).
The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Health Care Index (+1.49%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Health Care Index are Raffles Medical Group (+0.52%) and Biosensors International Group (+4.12%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Utilities Index, which declined -1.36% with United Envirotech’s share price declining -0.62% and Hyflux’s share price declining -4.60%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the IS MSCI India (+0.39%), SPDR Gold Shares (-0.31%), United SSE 50 China ETF (+5.58%).
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Suntec REIT (-0.78%), CapitaCom Trust (-0.90%), CapitaMall Trust (+0.51%).
The most active index warrants by value today were HSI24000MBeCW150129 (+30.77%), HSI23800MBeCW141230 (+41.27%), HSI23600MBePW141230 (-29.63%).
The most active stock warrants by value today were KepCorp MBeCW150602 (unchanged), DBS MB eCW150602 (unchanged), OCBC Bk MBeCW150413 (-6.25%).
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,304.82 +1.43 3,303.39 -18.93
Volume: 1,169.2M 1,190.8M
Value: $1,001M $875.4M
Gainers/Losers: 167/230 139/26
Date As of: 04 December 2014
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 38,400 18,503,300 294
Stock 7,846,704,302 6,112,750,857,081 251,576
Warrant 32,205,608 1,622,090,624 626
Total 7,878,948,310 6,114,391,451,005 252,496
As of 4 December 2014 Unit: M.Baht
Type Buy Sell Net
nstitution 5,030.13 3,463.71 1,566.42
Proprietary 3,841.88 3,766.91 74.97
Foreign 8,397.42 9,635.09 -1,237.67
Individual 31,226.45 31,630.16 -403.72
Total Trading Value 48,495.88 M.Baht
Vietnam index ends up 0.6 pct, banks shine
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index climbed 0.61 percent to close up the fourth time in a row, as all banking equities advanced on the prospect lending could be
boosted next year, while the broader market moved mixed in low liquidity.
Ho Chi Minh City-based lender Eximbank attracted heavy trading, outperforming the market to close up 6.35 percent at 13,400 dong ($0.63), the highest in more than five months.
Vietcombank, Vietnam's top lender by market value, rose 2.09 percent to near a three-month-high close, while Hanoi-based VietinBank jumped 3.57 percent.
"Inflation next year is targeted at 5 percent, above this year, so banks are expected to have more lending activities in 2015 given there is more room for money supply," a private trader in Hanoi said.
The government aims to keep inflation at 5 percent in 2015, while the annual inflation this year could be below 3 percent, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told a business forum on Tuesday.
Bank loans are needed to accommodate economic growth which is projected to accelerate to an annual rate of 6.2 percent in 2015 from more than 5.9 percent expected this year.
Volume fell 9 percent from the previous session to 108 million shares ahead of a portfolio review announcement by the db x-trackers FTSE exchange-traded fund scheduled
after market close on Friday.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index at the close
VN Index 578.38
PREV. CLOSE 574.88
% CHANGE 0.61%
SE Asia Stocks - Mostly higher; Malaysia at 15-month closing low
Malaysia's key stock index hit a fresh 15-month closing low on Thursday as the ringgit extended losses while foreign selling continued on concerns lower oil
prices would hurt economic fundamentals in the oil exporting country.
Other markets in the region mostly ended in positive territory amid increased speculation over monetary stimulus by the European Central Bank. [MKTS/GLOB]
Kuala Lumpur's composite index fell 0.7 percent to 1,745.69, its lowest close since September 2013. Tenaga Nasional
Bhd, the country's biggest electric utility, was the top loser on the index, down 4.9 percent.
The Malaysian ringgit fell to 3.4475 per dollar, its weakest since February 2010.
Foreign investors were net sellers of shares worth 172 million ringgit ($49.93 million), a seventh straight session of net sales, according to a statement from the Malaysian bourse.
Stocks in Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand closed moderately higher while Vietnam climbed 0.6 percent led by banking shares.
The Thai stock market will be closed on Friday for a public holiday and will reopen on Monday.
Among weak spots, the Philippine main index fell 0.8 percent, with shares of Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc down 3.4 percent, the second worst performer on the index.
Aboitiz will spend $680 million to increase the capacity of two of its coal-fired power plants, and is also looking to invest in power generation in Indonesia.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Prev Close Pct Move
Singapore 3304.82 3303.39 +0.04
Kuala Lumpur 1745.69 1758.15 -0.71
Bangkok 1597.76 1594.58 +0.20
Jakarta 5177.16 5166.04 +0.22
Manila 7299.85 7360.75 -0.83
Ho Chi Minh 578.38 574.88 +0.61