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15 February 2018

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 40.65 points or 1.19% higher to 3443.51, taking the year-to-date performance to +1.19%. For more observations, go to

The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 0.89%, UOB, which gained 3.05%, OCBC Bank, which gained 4.24%, ThaiBev, which declined 6.59% and Singtel, with a 0.60% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.82%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.50%.

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

STI ETF (+1.47%)

Nikkoam-Stc Asia REIT (+0.56%)

SPDR Gold Shares (+1.62%)

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

CapitaLand Mall Trust (-0.51%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (unchanged)

Ascendas REIT (unchanged)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI30800MBeCW180227 (+48.52%)

HSI32000MBeCW180328 (+40.45%)

HSI29600MBePW180227 (-48.15%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

OCBC Bk MB eCW180702 (+50.00%)

DBS MB eCW180412 (+2.70%)

UOB MB eCW180412 (+46.43%)
Singapore Stock Market
                            Thursday                 Wednesday
*ST Index     3,443.51  +40.65        3,402.86  -12.21
Volume:               1,098.6M                   1,887.3M
Value:                $1,044.1M                  $1,598.4M
Gainers/Losers:      272/123                      212/243


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
15 February 2018

The FBM KLCI index gained 3.35 points or 0.18% on Thursday. The Finance Index fell 0.08% to 17594.41 points, the Properties Index up 0.11% to 1181.3 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.04% to 7996.97 points. The market traded within a range of 4.74 points between an intra-day high of 1842.73 and a low of 1837.99 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include HIBISCS-CC, PUC, HIBISCS, BORNOIL, SAPNRG, HIBISCS-CA, HUAAN, UMWOG, FINTEC and SIME. Trading volume decreased to 1113.28 mil shares worth RM1071.79 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 1931.87 mil shares worth RM1987.79 mil.

Leading Movers were NESTLE (+210 sen to RM119.40), SIMEPLT (+9 sen to RM5.49), ASTRO (+3 sen to RM2.60), PMETAL (+6 sen to RM5.69) and DIGI (+5 sen to RM4.88). Lagging Movers were PBBANK (-20 sen to RM21.84), MISC (-4 sen to RM7.04), HLFG (-6 sen to RM18.26), MAYBANK (-2 sen to RM10.10) and YTL (-0 sen to RM1.42). Market breadth was positive with 544 gainers as compared to 213 losers.

The KLCI closed higher at 1838.28 points amid overnight gains in US market. The performance of our local bourse was lifted by buying interest led by Nestle.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     15 February 2018     
Description         Volume                             Value        Frequency
ETF                    692,000                     98,726,800                   38
Stock       11,326,184,028         7,370,042,034,225          322,337
Warrant        276,713,800              49,970,405,600              3,497
Total        11,603,589,828         7,420,111,166,625           325,872


Trading Summary     
As of 15 February 2018    Unit: M.Baht
Type                       Buy                Sell           Net
Institution       5,456.70         5,367.51         89.19
Proprietary      5,737.14        5,743.21          -6.07
Foreign          13,813.23     14,752.18       -938.95
Individual     19,637.78      18,781.95         855.83
Total Trading Value     44,644.85 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Most end higher; Indonesia marginally down

Most Southeast Asian stock markets closed higher on Thursday supported by firm global equities, but
Indonesia pared gains to end marginally lower following a surprise trade deficit in January.
Shares in Asia-Pacific outside Japan rose 1.3 percent, in line with Wall Street, which brushed aside
strong U.S. inflation data and surged.  
Indonesian shares  .JKSE  gave up early gains to end 0.04 percent lower after data showed trade deficit widened to $670 million in January, the biggest in almost four years against expectations of a small surplus.

Financial stocks weighed on the index, with Bank Central Asia Tbk PT  BBCA.JK  and Bank Negara Indonesia (Persero) Tbk PT  BBNI.JK  falling 1.1 percent and 0.8 percent, respectively.  
However, the index ended the week higher after two weeks of losses.  
An index of the country's most liquid stocks  .JKLQ45  fell about 0.2  percent.
All Southeast Asian markets except Thailand will be shut on Friday on account of the Chinese new year.  

Singapore  .STI , the biggest gainer in the region, jumped 1.2 percent after data showed faster-than-expected growth in exports last month.  
Index heavyweights, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Ltd  OCBC.SI  and United Overseas Bank Ltd  UOBH.SI  climbed 4.2 percent and 3.1 percent, respectively.  
The index gained nearly 2 percent during the week following two weeks of losses.  
Malaysian shares  .KSLE  ended 0.2 percent higher led by financial firm CIMB Group Holdings Bhd  CIMB.KL , up 0.7 percent, and Palm oil producer Sime Darby Plantation Bhd  SIPL.KL , up 1.7 percent.  
The country's shares have ended higher for 11 out of 12 weeks.  
Thai shares  .SETI  were helped by energy stocks as oil   prices rose about 1 percent. 
PTT PCL  PTT.BK  climbed 1.3 percent and PTT Exploration and  Production PCL  PTTEP.BK  rose 2.3 percent.
The Vietnemese stock market is shut from Feb 14-20.  
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 Market                  Current      Previous close    Pct Move
 Singapore             3443.51           3402.86              1.19
 Bangkok               1800.86           1792.09              0.49
 Manila                   8612.44           8598.11              0.17
 Jakarta                   6591.582         6594.401           -0.04
 Kuala Lumpur       1838.28           1834.93              0.18

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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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