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12 February 2018

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 7.74 points or 0.23% higher to 3384.98, taking the year-to-date performance to -0.53%. For more observations, go to

The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 2.25%, SGX, which declined 7.35%, UOB, which gained 0.42%, OCBC Bank, which gained 0.57% and Singtel, with a 0.59% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.24%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.68%.

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

STI ETF (+0.30%)

DBXT MSCI Indonesia ETF (+0.48%)

DBXT MSCI China TRN ETF (+0.69%)

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

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (unchanged)

Ascendas REIT (+0.39%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (-0.50%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI30000MBeCW180227 (-9.84%)

HSI31200MBeCW180328 (-3.81%)

HSI28800MBePW180227 (-15.63%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW180810 (+19.85%)

UOB MB eCW180802 (-0.98%)

DBS MB eCW180412 (+29.17%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                                    Tuesday                    Monday
*ST Index         3,415.07  +30.09         3,384.98  +7.74
Volume:                   2,186.1M                   2,467.6M
Value:                     $1,753.7M                 $1,619.8M
Gainers/Losers:          289/183                      208/266


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
13 February 2018

The FBM KLCI index gained 2.85 points or 0.16% on Tuesday. The Finance Index increased 0.26% to 17535.66 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.30% to 1176.8 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.37% to 7991.21 points. The market traded within a range of 4.89 points between an intra-day high of 1835.17 and a low of 1830.28 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include SUMATEC, PUC, SAPNRG, AIRPORT, NETX, HIBISCS, HUAAN, PDZ-WB, FINTEC and HIBISCS-CA. Trading volume decreased to 1616.50 mil shares worth RM2436.29 mil as compared to Monday’s 1803.98 mil shares worth RM2267.62 mil.

Leading Movers were MAXIS (+8 sen to RM6.02), KLCC (+9 sen to RM7.90), AMMB (+4 sen to RM4.43), HAPSENG (+8 sen to RM9.10) and HLFG (+14 sen to RM18.28). Lagging Movers were YTL (-3 sen to RM1.40), TM (-6 sen to RM6.07), PMETAL (-4 sen to RM5.59), MISC (-5 sen to RM7.08) and RHBBANK (-2 sen to RM5.15). Market breadth was positive with 495 gainers as compared to 409 losers.

The KLCI closed higher at 1833.02 points amid overnight gain in US markets. The performance of our local bourse was lifted by buying interest in heavy weight counters such as Maxis, Ambank and Hap Seng.

Trade Summary
Date As of:     13 February 2018     
Description         Volume                               Value       Frequency
ETF                     818,100                    124,365,600                     49
Stock       13,472,192,907          8,392,635,310,747            438,743
Warrant           63,809,900               13,011,565,600                2,877
Total         13,536,820,907         8,405,771,241,947            441,669


Trading Summary     
As of 13 February 2018    Unit: M.Baht
Type                       Buy              Sell           Net
Institution       7,523.11      3,342.82        4,180.30
Proprietary      5,641.04      6,423.08         -782.04
Foreign         19,541.99     22,013.60      -2,471.61
Individual     21,143.59     22,070.23         -926.64
Total Trading Value     53,849.73 M.Baht  


 SE Asia Stocks-End higher; Philippines up nearly 1 pct

Feb 13 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stock markets ended higher on Tuesday, as broader Asia pulled further away from two-month lows, with a rebound in Wall Street lending support to global equities.  
Singapore shares  .STI  climbed nearly 1 percent led by financials such as Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Ltd
 OCBC.SI , up 2.5 percent, and United Overseas Bank Ltd  UOBH.SI , up 1.9 percent.  
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan  .MIAPJ0000PUS  was up 0.9 percent after sliding to its lowest level since Dec. 11 on Friday.  
"Opportunistic buying seems to be the theme (in Southeast Asia) as economic fundamentals remain strong," said Kevin Foy, regional head, sales trading at Maybank Kim Eng Securities, Singapore.      

Wall Street's three major indexes rose for a second session on Monday, after recording their biggest weekly drop in two years, inspiring some confidence in investors.  
Philippine shares  .PSI  snapped three straight sessions of losses and rose about 1 percent, helped by gains in industrials  and real estate stocks.
The top gainer on the index was property developer SM Prime Holdings Inc  SMPH.PS  which climbed 3.3 percent to close at its highest in over a week.  
Vietnam  .VNI  hit a more than one-week high, ending 1.7 percent higher, recording its second straight session of gains.  
Financials and utilities led the gains, with Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade  CTG.HM , up 3.8 percent, closing at its highest since February 2 and Petrovietnam Gas Joint Stock Corp  GAS.HM  rising 4.4 percent.  
Indonesian shares  .JKSE  ended the day 0.8 percent firmer at their highest close in over a week with financials and
telecoms outperforming other sectors.  
Bank Central Asia Tbk PT  BBCA.JK  rose over 1 percent, while Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk Perusahaan Perseroan PT  TLKM.JK  gained 2 percent to its highest close since January 29.  
Malaysia  .KLSE  jumped 0.2 percent, its second straight session of gains, while Thai shares  .SETI  finished flat.  
 Market               Current     Previous close  Pct Move
 Singapore          3415.07       3384.98              0.89
 Bangkok            1800.03       1799.45              0.03
 Manila                8570.14       8487.91             0.97
 Jakarta                6578.178     6523.454           0.84
 Kuala Lumpur    1833.02      1830.17              0.16
 Ho Chi Minh      1059.73      1041.79              1.72

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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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