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Singapore

21 February 2018

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 39.7 points or 1.14% higher to 3516.23, taking the year-to-date performance to +3.33%. For more observations, go to sgx.com/research

The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 2.76%, UOB, which gained 1.40%, OCBC Bank, which gained 1.33%, Singtel, which declined 0.30% and Genting Sing, with a 0.78% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.66%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.31%.

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

Cimb S&P Asia Pacific Dividend (-0.11%)

SPDR Gold Shares (-0.55%)

Lion-Phillip S-REIT (-0.87%)

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

Mapletree Log Tr (-0.82%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (-0.50%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (-0.57%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI32000MBeCW180328 (+35.35%)

HSI30200MBePW180328 (-25.00%)

HSI29200MBePW180328 (-29.13%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW180808 (unchanged)

UOB MB eCW180802 (+13.95%)

DBS MB eCW180416 (+28.26%)
    
 Singapore Stock Market
                         Wednesday                 Tuesday
*ST Index      3,516.23  +39.7        3,476.53  -11.35
Volume:              1,860.2M                 1,912.5M
Value:               $1,573.9M                $1,306.1M
Gainers/Losers:     278/157                   180/280


Malaysia

Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
21 February 2018

The FBM KLCI index gained 2.18 points or 0.12% on Wednesday. The Finance Index increased 0.49% to 17868.8 points, the Properties Index up 0.32% to 1197.27 points and the Plantation Index down 0.02% to 8058.72 points. The market traded within a range of 8.29 points between an intra-day high of 1860.43 and a low of 1852.14 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include HIBISCS, SUMATEC, HIBISCS-CC, HUAAN, PUC, SAPNRG, MBSB, DGB, DRBHCOMC37 and DRBHCOM. Trading volume increased to 2281.52 mil shares worth RM2531.15 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 2275.56 mil shares worth RM2100.43 mil.

Leading Movers were RHBBANK (+9 sen to RM5.32), YTL (+2 sen to RM1.50), DIGI (+5 sen to RM4.94), HLBANK (+14 sen to RM18.64) and PPB (+10 sen to RM17.76). Lagging Movers were GENM (-11 sen to RM5.39), IHH (-10 sen to RM6.03), ASTRO (-1 sen to RM2.59), SIMEPLT (-2 sen to RM5.53) and AMMB (-1 sen to RM4.63). Market breadth was positive with 605 gainers as compared to 330 losers.

The KLCI inched up and closed higher at 1858.17 points despite overnight losses in US market. The performance of our local bourse was in tandem with most of our regional peers following a recovery in US dollar.

 Indonesia

Trade Summary
Date As of:     21 February 2018     
Description        Volume                           Value        Frequency
ETF                  624,700                   68,318,400                  35
Stock     20,046,582,659         9,854,996,593,859         502,079
Warrant         64,924,800             21,920,281,400             2,513
Total       20,112,132,159        9,876,985,193,659          504,627


Thailand

Board appoints Pakorn Peetathawatchai as 13th president


BANGKOK, February 21, 2018 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET)'s Board of Governors today appoints Pakorn Peetathawatchai as the exchange's 13th president, with a four-year term running from June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2022.

As a veteran in financial industry, with an ability to spearhead SET strategic direction to drive the Thai capital market in terms of quality and quantity to the next growth stage of digital era, in conjunction with raising up the Thai capital market in international playing field, so as to make the Thai capital market work for everyone, Pakorn, aged 54, has earned his Doctoral of Business Administration in Finance and Economics from Boston University, the United States, after graduating with Master of Business Administration in Finance from University of Wisconsin, the United States, and Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics from King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang. Pakorn has joined SET since 2010 as Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Markets
Division and currently serving as Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate Strategy Division and Head of Finance & Investment Division, was appointed.

In addition, he also has extensive working experiences in several industries.

Prior to joining SET, he used to work as Senior Executive Vice President,Finance at Mitr Phol Sugar Corp.,  Ltd.; and Executive Vice President, Group Head, Treasury Group at The Siam Commercial Bank pcl.

Trading Summary

As of 21 February 2017

Type                      Buy             Sell                 Net
Institution        5,383.61      21,929.52      -16,545.90
Proprietary      8,727.15      10,355.16        -1,628.01
Foreign          24,873.27     24,004.32            868.95
Individual       45,197.81     27,892.85       17,304.96
Total Trading Value     84,181.85 M.Baht

Asean

SE Asia Stocks-Most gain; Singapore up over 1 pct

* Singapore up 1.1 pct as banks lead
    * Vietnam surges 2.6 pct
    * Philippine shares snap 5 sessions of gains
     
Feb 21 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets ended in positive territory on Wednesday, with Singapore recording its
best close since early February led by financials.
     
Asian peers gained while the dollar advanced as traders' near-term focus shifted to the minutes of the Federal Reserve's
last policy meeting for hints on the future pace of U.S. monetary tightening.  

Asia shares ex-Japan rose as much as 0.9 percent to an over two-week high.
    
Singapore shares  .STI  climbed 1.1 percent, with top bank DBS Group Holdings  DBSM.SI  rising 2.8 percent to a record close.
    
Peers United Overseas Bank  UOBH.SI  and Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation  OCBC.SI  gained 1.4 percent and 1.3  
percent, respectively.
    
Electronics services provider Venture Corporation Ltd  VENM.SI  surged 3.6 percent to its highest close since early 2000.
    
The city-state's headline inflation rate in January was likely unchanged from a month earlier, while the annual core
inflation rate rose slightly, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday. The data is due Friday at 0500 GMT.  
    
Vietnam shares  .VNI  resumed trade on a strong note after a five-day holiday, surging 2.6 percent to their best close since Feb. 2.
   
Vinamilk  VNM.HM  was the top contributor, up 5 percent in its biggest jump since Nov. 13.
   
Vietnam is the best performer in the region so far this year, having risen 10.5 percent.  
   
Malaysian shares  .KLSE  ended marginally higher, its sixth session on top out of seven, while Indonesia shares  .JKSE  were
0.3 percent lower.
   
Philippine shares  .PSI  broke a five-session winning streak and finished 1.3 percent lower with broad-based losses.
   
Ayala Land  ALI.PS  and SM Investments  SM.PS  were the biggest drags, falling 2.2 percent and 1.4 percent, respectively.
    
Universal Robina Corp  URC.PS  dropped 2.9 percent ahead of its quarterly results to settle at its lowest since
mid-December.
    
Thai shares  .SETI  ended flat, with gains in oil and gas giant PTT Pcl  PTT.BK  marginally outweighing losses in most
other sectors.
    
PTT surged 6.5 percent to its all-time best close after reporting a 43 percent rise in full-year net profit.
 
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
                              
 Market               Current      Previous close   Pct Move
 Singapore          3516.23        3476.53               1.14
 Bangkok            1801.16        1801.02               0.01
 Manila                8613.65        8722.7               -1.25
 Jakarta                6643.4          6662.876           -0.29
 Kuala Lumpur     1858.17        1855.99              0.12
 Ho Chi Minh       1087.15        1059.73              2.59
                                            



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ASEAN  ANALYSIS

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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