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16 February 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 36.68 points or 1.41% higher to 2644.58, taking the year-to-date performance to -8.26%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 2.01%, SingTel, which gained 1.60%, UOB, which declined 0.22%, CapitaLand, which gained 0.35% and OCBC Bank, with a 1.70% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.97%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.62%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which rose 4.07%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Keppel Corp and Sembcorp Industries – ended 3.59% higher and 4.15% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which remain unchanged 0.00%. Raffles Medical Group shares gained 0.24% and Biosensors International Group remain unchanged.

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

SPDR Gold Shares (-0.58%)

IS MSCI India 100 (-1.33%)

STI ETF (+1.53%)

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

Capitamall Trust (-0.47%)

Ascendas REIT (-0.83%)

Suntec REIT (+1.25%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI19800MBeCW160330 (+11.96%)

HSI18400MBePW160330 (-12.77%)

HSI17600MBePW160330 (-16.00%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW161004 (+13.33%)

UOB MB eCW160705 (-4.00%)

KepCorp MBeCW161212 (+55.36%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                            Tuesday                       Monday
*ST Index     2,644.58  +36.68     2,607.9  +67.95
Volume:              1,145.9M                    901.2M
Value:                  $1,445M               $1,354.1M
Gainers/Losers:    262/132                   234/136


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
16 February 2016

The FBM KLCI index gained 15.03 points or 0.91% on Tuesday. The Finance Index increased 0.88% to 13996.93 points, the Properties Index up 0.37% to 1104.35 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.47% to 7808.46 points. The market traded within a range of 13.64 points between an intra-day high of 1664.99 and a low of 1651.35 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include HUBLINE, GAMUDA-WR, APFT, TIGER, SKH, BJCORP, SUMATEC, PERISAI, HSI-HQ and WCT-WC. Trading volume increased to 1803.71 mil shares worth RM1773.05 mil as compared to Monday’s 1541.99 mil shares worth RM1538.25 mil.

Leading Movers were SKPETRO (+13 sen to RM1.96), UMW (+30 sen to RM6.93), GENTING (+32 sen to RM8.02), CIMB (+16 sen to RM4.42) and AMMB (+15 sen to RM4.48). Lagging Movers were BAT (-50 sen to RM55.90), PETGAS (-20 sen to RM22.44), MAXIS (-5 sen to RM6.10), PPB (-10 sen to RM15.62) and PETDAG (-4 sen to RM25.04). Market breadth was positive with 551 gainers as compared to 303 losers.

The KLCI extended its mid-day gains by ending higher at 1664.99 points, following the rebounding of oil prices. The performance of our local bourse was lifted by buying interest in heavy weight counters such as Axiata, Genting and Sapura Kencana petroleum.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     16 February 2016     
Description         Volume                             Value       Frequency
ETF                         4,500                     3,284,300                  10
Stock        4,640,922,627      5,556,497,605,570         213,123
Right                             00                                  00                  00
Warrant          10,821,800                 407,026,800                702
Total         4,651,748,927       5,556,907,916,670        213,835


Trading Summary

As of 16 February 2016  Unit: M.Baht  
Type                            Buy                Sell             Net
Institution           5,721.70        3,086.54       2,635.16
Proprietary          4,141.95       4,906.58          -764.63
Foreign              10,821.49     10,546.48           275.02
Individual          20,073.12     22,218.66       -2,145.54
Total Trading Value     40,758.27 M.Baht


Vietnam index ends up 0.8 pct, volume rises above 2-week high           

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  closed up 0.78 percent on Tuesday, with trade volume topping a two-week high and energy stocks leading the gainers on higher oil prices.   
PetroVietnam Gas  GAS.HM  shares jumped 4.71 percent to their highest closing this year, and PetroVietnam Drilling & Well Services Corp  PVD.HM  climbed 4.59 percent.
As many as 108.04 million shares changed hands, the highest volume since Jan. 29, while the index, Southeast Asia's best performer in 2015, posted the strongest jump so far this month.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

              VN Index   548.05            
       PREV. CLOSE   543.79            
          % CHANGE   +0.78%            
              HIGH   548.89            
               LOW   545.72            


SE Asia Stocks-Singapore at 1-mth high; Indonesia up before rate decision

Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Tuesday, with Singapore hitting a one-month high and Malaysia touching an over two-week peak, as global risk sentiment improved but fund flows into the battered region remained weak.
Singapore's key Straits Times Index  .STI  rose 1.4 percent to 2,644.58, its highest close since Jan. 13. Banking shares
rose in a quarterly reporting season, with DBS Group Holdings  DBSM.SI  the most actively traded.  
Malaysia's  .KLSE  index advanced 0.9 percent to 1,664.99, its highest close since Jan. 29, while the Philippine  .PSI  
index extended gains for a second day, adding 0.7 percent, both boosted by domestic investors.
Stocks in Thailand  .SETI  eked out slim gains.
Indonesia's  .JKSE  index closed slightly higher, with the central bank expected to cut its benchmark reference rate by 25 basis points to 7 percent on Thursday to lift economic growth.
The Indonesian stock market attracted net foreign buying worth 137 billion rupiah ($10.23 million),.
Vietnam  .VNI  shares rose 0.8 percent, with trade volume topping a two-week high and energy stocks leading the gainers.
Asian shares, as measured by MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan  .MIAPJ0000PUS , gained 0.9
  Market                   Current      previous close  Pct Move
  Singapore                2644.58          2607.9         1.41
  Bangkok                  1289.36          1288.4         0.07
  Manila                   6743.95         6692.58         0.77
  Jakarta                  4745.004       4740.726         0.09
  Kuala Lumpur             1664.99         1649.96         0.91
  Ho Chi Minh               548.05          543.79         0.78

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This year in Thailand-what next?

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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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