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09 December 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 14.84 points or 0.52% lower to 2861.19, taking the year-to-date performance to -14.98%.

The top active stocks today were SingTel, which declined 1.04%, DBS, which declined 0.60%, UOB, which declined 0.41%, OCBC Bank, which declined 0.80% and NOL, which closed unchanged.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.20%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.05%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which declined 0.08%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Keppel Corp and Sembcorp Industries – remained unchanged and 0.33% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which slipped 1.63%. Midas Holdings shares declined 3.45% and NSL declined 2.69%.

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

Is Msci India 100 (-1.99%)

Sti Etf (-0.34%)

Spdr Gold Shares (+0.31%)

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

Mapletree Ind Tr (+2.63%)

Capitamall Trust (+0.52%)

Capitacom Trust (-0.38%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI22000MBePW160128 (+1.68%)

HSI22400MBeCW160128 (-5.79%)

HSI21200MBePW160128 (+1.77%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

UOB MB eCW160704 (unchanged)

SingTelMBeCW160504 (-6.56%)

DBS MB eCW160704 (-4.55%)

 Singapore Stock Market
                                Thursday                 Wednesday
*ST Index          2,855.58  -5.61          2,861.19  -14.84
Volume:                   555.7M                       817.8M
Value:                    $512.2M                      $675.1M
Gainers/Losers:        98/218                        171/231


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
09 December 2015

The FBM KLCI index lost 7.77 points or 0.47% on Wednesday. The Finance Index fell 0.06% to 14143 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.33% to 1185.9 points and the Plantation Index down 0.10% to 7449.49 points. The market traded within a range of 7.26 points between an intra-day high of 1668.46 and a low of 1661.20 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include INSTACO, XOX, INSTACO-WB, IFCAMSC, UEMS-C20, NETX, SUPERMX-CZ, LUSTER, EAH and PUC. Trading volume decreased to 1664.57 mil shares worth RM1824.44 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 1781.47 mil shares worth RM1684.58 mil.

Leading Movers were HLFG (+8 sen to RM13.88), DIGI (+2 sen to RM5.12), CIMB (+1 sen to RM4.52), PETDAG (+4 sen to RM24.78) and KLK (+2 sen to RM22.78). Lagging Movers were YTL (-4 sen to RM1.50), SIME (-1 sen to RM7.53), ASTRO (-6 sen to RM2.80), BAT (-90 sen to RM55.90) and GENM (-6 sen to RM4.27). Market breadth was negative with 373 gainers as compared to 435 losers.

The KLCI slid and closed lower at 1659.36 with last minute plunged amid overnight losses in US market following the weaker Chinese trade data released. The performance of our local bourse was mainly bogged down by selling interests in heavy weights counters such as Tenaga, IHH Healthcare and YTL Corporation.


Trading Summary

Type                                 Buy               Sell               Net
Institution                 3,609.74       4,520.90         -911.16
Proprietary               4,125.90        3,671.04          454.86
Foreign                    8,637.92       10,057.09     -1,419.17
Individual              17,953.13       16,077.66       1,875.47
Total Trading Value     34,326.69 M.Baht


Vietnam index flat amid lack of news

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  stood flat at the break on Thursday, with shares moving mixed due to a lack of supportive news while concerns over a possible U.S. interest rate hike weighed on sentiment.
Dairy products maker Vinamilk  VNM.HM , the country's top listed firm, advanced 0.81 percent, while Vietcombank  VCB.HM  stood unchanged and PetroVietnam Gas  GAS.HM  dropped 0.52
percent on lower oil prices. 
The U.S. Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise its interest rates for the first time in a decade at its policy meeting on Dec. 15-16.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at midday
            VN Index     565.33            
         PREV. CLOSE     565.20            
            % CHANGE     +0.02%            
                HIGH     567.62            
                 LOW     563.93            

SE Asia Stocks-Largely down as global growth worries linger

Most Southeast Asian stock markets traded lower on Thursday as global growth concerns persist, with the Malaysian index touching its lowest intraday level in three weeks.
Malaysia's stock index  .KLSE , down 0.4 percent by midday, is set for a third day of losses, having touched its lowest level since Nov. 16 earlier in the session.
"Given the absence of window-dressing, bearish technical momentum and slumping oil prices should exert downside pressure on blue chips in the immediate term," TA Securitie in Kuala
Lumpur wrote in a note on Thursday.
Leading the decline in Kuala Lumpur is Malayan Banking Bhd  MBBM.KL  with a 0.7 percent loss, while shares of plantation firm Sime Darby Bhd  SIME.KL  eased 1.5 percent.
Indonesian shares were down 0.1 percent, after reopening from a market holiday on Wednesday.
Shares in motorbike distributor PT Mitra Pinasthika Mulia Tbk  MPMX.JK  fell 2.6 percent. Indonesia's motorbike sales dropped for a third month in November, an industry association said on Thursday.
Bucking the trend, Vietnam  .VNI  posted a mild 0.02 percent gain.
The Thai market is closed for a public holiday on Thursday and will resume trading on Friday.

 Market                    Current      Prev Close      Pct Move
 Singapore               2855.76         2861.19              -0.19
 Kuala Lumpur        1652.59         1659.36              -0.41
 Bangkok                      --               1297.82                  --  
 Jakarta                     4459.23         4464.18             -0.11
 Manila                     6824.76         6848.25             -0.34
 Ho Chi Minh             565.33           565.20            +0.02

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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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