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13 February 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended +7.05 points higher or +0.21% to 3426.22, taking the year-to-date performance to +1.81%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained +0.28% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -0.07%. The top active stocks were SingTel (+0.48%), OCBC Bank (-1.33%), DBS (-0.36%), Wilmar Intl (+2.48%) and Keppel Corp (+1.39%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index (+1.35%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index are Keppel Corp (+1.39%) and Sembcorp Industries  (+0.48%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which declined -1.53% with Midas Holdings’s share price declining -3.03% and Geo Energy Resources’s share price declining -0.51%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the IS MSCI India (+2.69%), DBXT MSCI USA ETF (unchanged), Nikko AM Singapore STI ETF (+0.29%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Ascendas REIT (unchanged), CapitaCom Trust (+1.14%), CapitaMall Trust (unchanged).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI25000MBeCW150330 (+15.56%), HSI24600MBeCW150330 (+9.42%), HSI25000MBeCW150429 (+10.71%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were DBS MB eCW150420 (-7.63%), OCBC Bk MBeCW150413 (-20.00%), Wilmar MBeCW150901 (+1.52%).
 Singapore Stock Market
                                     Friday                    Thursday
*ST Index           3,426.22  +7.05     3,419.17  -25.4
Volume:                  1,029.2M               1,031.4M
Value:                    $1,206.6M             $1,266.4M
Gainers/Losers:       242/183                  152/301


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
13 Feb 2015

The FBM KLCI index gained 11.88 points or 0.66% on Friday. The Finance Index increased 0.34% to 15922.45 points, the Properties Index up 1.01% to 1312.19 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.68% to 8164.92 points. The market traded within a range of 10.64 points between an intra-day high of 1800.95 and a low of 1790.31 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include PERISAI, TEKSENG-WA, KNM, ASIABIO, SCOMI, ICON, THHEAVY, SUMATEC, PWORTH and WINTONI. Trading volume increased to 1963.18 mil shares worth RM2329.59 mil as compared to Thursday’s 1680.25 mil shares worth RM2511.24 mil.

Leading Movers were PETDAG (+72 sen to RM17.72), FGV (+8 sen to RM2.67), SKPETRO (+7 sen to RM2.92), TENAGA (+30 sen to RM13.94) and PETGAS (+44 sen to RM22.12). Lagging Movers were BAT (-160 sen to RM69.16), HLFG (-18 sen to RM16.70), TM (-4 sen to RM6.83), GENTING (-5 sen to RM8.61) and AMMB (-3 sen to RM6.44). Market breadth was positive with 493 gainers as compared to 303 losers.

The KLCI snapped its losing streak by ending higher at 1800.95 points. The positive performance of our local bourse was in line with the gains in regional markets. Market sentiment was positive following the Ukraine and Russia’s cease-fire agreement.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     13 February 2015    
Description               Volume                           Value         Frequency
Total              4,995,777,426     6,280,450,586,673          185,583
ETF                            10,400                     9,916,200                  104
Stock             4,964,117,626     6,278,507,859,773          184,399
Warrant               31,649,400            1,932,810,700               1,080


Kuala Lumpur, 12
February 2015
The 22nd ASEAN Exchanges CEOs meeting was held in Kuala Lumpur on 11th and 12th  February 2015.
The ASEAN Exchanges CEOs met with the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak,  for a dialogue on how to further harmonise and integrate ASEAN capital markets
in order to better support the growth of all ASEAN economies. Malaysia took over the Chairmanship of ASEAN in January 2015 and the meeting showed the support
for the ASEAN Economic Community agenda.
Speaking on behalf of ASEAN Exchanges, Dato' Tajuddin Atan, CEO of Bursa Malaysia, said, "The emergence of ASEAN as an integrated capital market is already happening. ASEAN Exchanges will continue to support this development and partnership in the spirit of competitive-collaboration. ASEAN Exchanges will continue to provide investors an easy access to the diverse investment opportunities of ASEAN".
The ASEAN Exchanges CEOs also approved new cooperation, with a focus on the use of digital and social media tools to promote greater awareness and knowledge among investors about ASEAN investment opportunities.
These include the use of Twitter and Twitter based $Tags to consolidate news and conversations around ASEAN investment products. Enhancements to the ASEAN Exchanges website were completed and introduced giving investors a single point view of the six countries.
The seven ASEAN Exchanges have a combined market capitalisation of approximately USD2.4 trillion and more than 3,000 companies listed on their exchanges. These companies include some of the largest and most dynamic companies in the world, encompassing a multitude of sectors such as banking and finance, energy, telecommunications, commodities and manufacturing.
                                                       - Ends -
ASEAN Exchanges is a collaboration of seven exchanges from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The collaboration aims to promote the growth of the ASEAN capital market by driving cross-border  collaboration, streamlining access to ASEAN, creating ASEAN centric products and  implementing targeted promotional initiatives.
The goal of the collaboration is to bring more ASEAN investment opportunities to  more people as well as enhance liquidity amongst members of the collaboration.
ASEAN Exchanges' CEOs comprise Dato' Tajuddin Atan of Bursa Malaysia Berhad,  Mrs. Phan Thi Tuong Tam of Hochiminh Stock Exchange, Mr. Tran Van Dzung of Hanoi Stock Exchange, Mr. Ito Warsito of Indonesia Stock Exchange, Mr. Hans B. Sicat of The Philippine Stock Exchange, Mr. Magnus Bocker of Singapore Exchange, and Mrs. Kesara Manchusree of the Stock Exchange of Thailand.


Thai bourse continues to expand investment knowledge nationwide via SET IC

Bangkok, February 13, 2015:  The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), in collaboration with seven universities nationwide, will organize "SET IC Roadshow 2015" at SET Investment Centers (SET IC), investment learning center set up for universities across Thailand, in seven major cities across the country. The program aims to provide financial literacy and information services to students,  investors and general public.

SET will start the first roadshow of this program in Khon Kaen, in the  northeastern part of Thailand, during February 13-14 at SET IC in Faculty of Management Science, Khon Kaen University.

SET President Kesara Manchusree said this year SET and SET IC in seven  universities would join hands with alliances including the Association of Thai Securities Companies, the Provincial Chambers of Commerce, The Federation of Thai Industries Provincial Chapter and Provincial Banker Club, to organize a series of roadshows in major cities at SET ICs, which would further utilize SET ICs as local hubs of investment knowledge to promote investment expertise and expand quality investor base. The roadshow would focus on financial and investment seminars from executives and gurus.

SET will start "SET IC Roadshow 2015", the first roadshow this year at SET IC  Khon Kaen University. On the first day of the event, SET will introduce "SET on Campus" activities by inviting young and successful investors to share investment practical experiences to students. The second day will be investment seminar from gurus and experts in the capital market enabling local investors and general public to manage investment portfolio more efficiently. In addition,
throughout the two-day event, there will be exhibition booths from securities companies to give investment consultation, as well as booths to sell investment and financial books from SET at 15 percent discount.

The "SET Roadshow 2015" in other six universities in major cities across the country covers Chiangmai University in Chiangmai province, Suratthani Rajabhat University in Suratthani province, Ubon Ratchathani University in Ubon Ratchathani province, Prince of Songkla University in Songkla province, Kasetsart University - Sriracha Campus in Chonburi province and Naresuan University in Phitsanulok province.

"This year SET will celebrate the tenth anniversary of SET IC in Khonkaen, by  refreshing the learning media and information services to be more complete with one-stop service and up-to-date, becoming a local hub. This development is in line with SET's commitment in promoting investment knowledge and financial expertise to all target groups by promoting SET IC to become a center of the Thai capital market, universities, securities firms and other alliances. SET IC in Khonkaen will be a key capital market landmark for investors and general public in the northeastern region, which can help promote continuous and sustainable growth of the capital market," added Kesara.

As of      13 Feb 2015  Unit: M.Baht
Type                                Buy                Sell                  Net
Institution               5,056.66           4,252.00         804.66     
Proprietary             4,846.29           4,500.15         346.14     
Foreign                   9,826.62            9,958.51       -131.90     
Individual              33,927.44         34,946.35     -1,018.90     
Total Trading Value     53,657.01 M.Baht


Vietnam index rallies 0.4 pct, big-caps lead

 HANOI, Feb 13 - Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  closed up 0.44 percent on Friday, as gains in some big-caps boosted the market the fourth consecutive time to surpass a multi-month high touched in the previous session.

Friday's gain brought this month's rally so far to 2.96 percent, lower than the 5.8-percent rise in January, while boosting the index to a fresh closing high in two and a half months, Reuters data showed.
Dairy product maker Vinamilk , Vietnam's second biggest firm by market value, led the advancers to tick up 0.95 percent, while food producer Masan Group   increased 1.2 percent after posting a 56-percent rise in net profit last year.
Volume on the last day before a long market break stood at  73.8 million shares, slightly below the five-day average of 75.9 million.
Vietnam's markets will be closed on Feb. 16-23 for the Lunar New Year holiday. Trading will resume on Feb. 24. 
 Here is a snapshot of the VN Index    at the close

                        VN Index       587.24              
                PREV. CLOSE       584.67              
                   % CHANGE        0.44%              
                       HIGH       589.02              
                        LOW        585.6              

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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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