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12 February 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended -25.4 points lower or -0.74% to 3419.17, taking the year-to-date performance to +1.61%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined -0.87% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -0.43%. The top active stocks were SingTel (+0.97%), DBS (-0.82%), United Engineers (+7.19%), Keppel Land (-0.22%) and OCBC Bank (-0.66%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Health Care Index (+1.30%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Health Care Index are Raffles Medical Group (unchanged) and Biosensors International Group (+3.73%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Consumer Services Index, which declined -1.68% with Jardine Cycle & Carriage’s share price declining -1.07% and Genting Singapore’s share price declining -1.44%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the DBXT MSCI China TRN ETF (-0.29%), IS MSCI India (-0.26%), SPDR Gold Shares (-0.74%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Ascendas REIT (-2.04%), Capitacom Trust (-1.69%), Capitamall Trust (-1.40%).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI25000MBeCW150330 (+9.76%), HSI23800MBePW150330 (-9.91%), HSI24600MBeCW150330 (+11.29%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were DBS MB eCW150420 (-10.61%), OCBC Bk MBeCW150413 (-9.09%), SGX MB eCW150803 (-5.78%).
 Singapore Stock Market
                                 Thursday                  Wednesday
*ST Index          3,419.17  -25.4     3,444.57  +10.33
Volume:                1,031.4M                  1,091.5M
Value:                 $1,266.4M                   $974.2M
Gainers/Losers:     152/301                    184/247


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
11 Feb 2015

The FBM KLCI index lost 12.17 points or 0.67% on Wednesday. The Finance Index fell 0.07% to 15903.83 points, the Properties Index up 0.25% to 1308.44 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.50% to 8053.55 points. The market traded within a range of 21.28 points between an intra-day high of 1812.08 and a low of 1790.80 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include ASIABIO, PERISAI, JAG, TEKSENG-WA, SUMATEC, ETITECH, KNM, SCOMI, ICON and TENAGA. Trading volume decreased to 2186.54 mil shares worth RM2364.58 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 2473.84 mil shares worth RM2292.15 mil.

Leading Movers were FGV (+14 sen to RM2.50), AMMB (+7 sen to RM6.50), CIMB (+4 sen to RM5.72), GENM (+2 sen to RM4.10) and HLFG (+8 sen to RM16.88). Lagging Movers were PETDAG (-58 sen to RM18.10), TENAGA (-46 sen to RM14.40), SKPETRO (-9 sen to RM2.84), DIGI (-11 sen to RM6.32) and PETGAS (-30 sen to RM21.78). Market breadth was negative with 321 gainers as compared to 508 losers.

The KLCI plunged to below 1800 points by closing at 1798.95 points, mainly dragged down by Tenaga Nasional Bhd and oil and gas counters. Tenaga Nasional Bhd took a beating by losing 3.1% after news report showing that government is cutting the power tariffs in March. Market sentiment turned cautious over the euro zone meetings over Greece and it has prompted investors to take profit especially on oil and gas counters.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     Wednesday, February 11, 2015    
Description              Volume                          Value         Frequency
Total               5,675,440,104    5,322,080,747,196         227,570
ETF                               5,900                    3,545,900                   59
Stock             5,523,954,604     5,317,356,311,896         225,816
Warrant             151,479,600            4,720,889,400              1,695


As of      12 Feb 2015  Unit: M.Baht
Type                                  Buy                Sell                  Net
Institution                    5,949.04       6,853.46         -904.43     
Proprietary                  5,665.22       4,427.06       1,238.16     
Foreign                      10,795.95       8,996.39       1,799.56     
Individual                   32,003.31     34,136.60     -2,133.30     
Total Trading Value    54,413.52 M.Baht


Vietnam index at 2-1/2-mth high, foreigners buy

HANOI, Feb 12 - Vietnam's benchmark VN Index   rose 0.5 percent to close at 584.67 points on Thursday, the highest since Nov. 25, with foreigners' purchases boosting gains in some big-caps.
Strong foreign buying into property firm Vingroup  lifted the shares by 3.09 percent to close at a four-month high of 50,000 dong ($2.3), while overseas investors also bet on food producer Masan Group    that ticked up 1.83 percent.
Property firm HAGL  attracted domestic funds, rising 1.82 percent in a one-month high volume, following its plan to establish a venture with Singapore's Rowsley Ltd    and after a 60-percent jump in net profit last year.
Rowsley said on Thursday it was in a proposed 50/50 venture with HAGL to develop and manage a $550-million real estate project in Myanmar, which would be one of the largest mixed-use developments in Yangon.  
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index   at the close

                         VN Index       584.67              
                PREV. CLOSE       581.76              
                   % CHANGE        0.50%              
                       HIGH       584.99              
                        LOW       581.86              


SE Asia Stocks -Philippine snaps losing streak; cenbank keeps rates

BANGKOK, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Malaysian index hit a near two-week closing low on Thursday as tariff reduction concerns weighed on index heavyweight power firm Tenaga Nasional  while the Philippine index ended two days of falls before the central bank decided to keep rates.
Kuala Lumpur composite index   finished down 0.6 percent at 1,789.07. It rebounded from an intraday low of 1,780.21, backed by better-than-expected economic data.
Malaysia's economy grew a faster-than-expected 5.8 percent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier even as falling oil prices and sluggish global demand hit exports.  
 Tenaga shares shed 5.3 percent, the worst drop since October 2008, after the government said it cut electricity tariff in Peninsular Malaysia and the Borneo state of Sabah following declines in prices of feedstock and crude oil.
 The Philippine index  rebounded 0.4 percent after a 0.5 percent loss on Wednesday. The central bank said after market close that it left its benchmark interest rate on hold, as expected, and signalled it can stay on the sidelines for some time.  
Stocks in Singapore   snapped two days of gains, while Thailand , Indonesia   and Vietnamrose marginally amid caution over the ongoing Greek debt negotiations.
 Market                     Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 Singapore               3419.17          3444.57            -0.74
 Kuala Lumpur        1789.07          1798.95            -0.55
 Bangkok                 1613.40          1605.11            +0.52
 Jakarta                    5343.41          5336.52            +0.13
 Manila                    7714.59          7686.43            +0.37
 Ho Chi Minh            584.67            581.76            +0.50

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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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