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19 February 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 0.7 points or 0.03% lower to 2656.87, taking the year-to-date performance to -7.83%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 1.51%, CapitaLand, which declined 1.38%, SingTel, which declined 0.80%, CapitaMall Trust, which gained 0.95% and OCBC Bank, with a 0.76% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.05%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.35%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Utilities Index, which rose 2.90%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Keppel Infrastructure Trust and SIIC Environment Holdings – ended unchanged and 8.20% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Telecommunications Index, which slipped 0.76%. SingTel shares declined 0.80% and StarHub declined 0.86%.

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

SPDR Gold Shares (+1.27%)

Ishares USD Asia Hy Bond ETF (+0.30%)

IS MSCI India 100 (-0.17%)

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

Capitamall Trust (+0.95%)

Ascendas REIT (-1.65%)

Suntec REIT (+0.91%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI18400MBePW160330 (-2.80%)

HSI19800MBeCW160330 (+4.85%)

HSI19600MBePW160226 (-13.33%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW161004 (-7.45%)

NKY 15500MBePW160311 (unchanged)

KepCorp MBeCW161212 (+1.06%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                                   Friday                    Thursday
*ST Index            2,656.87  -0.7         2,657.57  +43.78
Volume:                  1,001M                  1,161.7M
Value:                   $942.2M                 $1,344.3M
Gainers/Losers:     184/153                   278/110


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
19 February 2016

The FBM KLCI index lost 5.14 points or 0.31% on Friday. The Finance Index fell 0.26% to 13986.46 points, the Properties Index up 0.46% to 1128.18 points and the Plantation Index down 0.82% to 7924.58 points. The market traded within a range of 11.39 points between an intra-day high of 1685.23 and a low of 1673.84 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include SANICHI, JAG, JADI, MMAG, TIGER, SCOMI, MYEG, APFT, ANZO and NETZ. Trading volume decreased to 1585.13 mil shares worth RM1728.29 mil as compared to Thursday’s 1674.24 mil shares worth RM2100.30 mil.

Leading Movers were MISC (+15 sen to RM9.05), RHBCAP (+2 sen to RM5.49), TENAGA (+4 sen to RM13.26), HLFG (+4 sen to RM13.94) and KLCC (+2 sen to RM7.10). Lagging Movers were IOICORP (-15 sen to RM4.75), GENTING (-19 sen to RM8.00), CIMB (-9 sen to RM4.31), ASTRO (-4 sen to RM2.68) and SKPETRO (-2 sen to RM1.96). Market breadth was positive with 426 gainers as compared to 382 losers.

The KLCI extended its mid-day losses by ending lower at 1674.88 points amid overnight losses in US market. The downtrend in our benchmark index was dragged down by losses in heavyweight counters such as IOI Corp and Genting Bhd.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     19 February 2016     
Description           Volume                               Value       Frequency
ETF                        60,600                      34,318,300                   29
Stock         5,786,868,295         8,102,160,472,870          296,734
Right                         3,700                               3,700                    01
Warrant              3,939,000                     73,500,700                  187
Total           5,790,871,595        8,102,268,295,570           296,951


Trading Summary

As of 19 February 2016  Unit: M.Baht  
Type                             Buy               Sell                Net
Institution           6,314.83        3,296.78      3,018.05
Proprietary          7,372.88        5,516.33      1,856.56
Foreign             11,848.42      10,394.74      1,453.68
Individual         22,766.69       29,094.98     -6,328.28
Total Trading Value     48,302.83 M.Baht


Vietnam shares edge up, volume hits two-month high

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  ended slightly higher on Friday, with blue chips moving mixed and volume hitting a two-month high.
Energy stocks extended their gain despite falling global oil prices. PetroVietnam Gas  GAS.HM  advanced 1.92 percent to the highest closing level so far this year.  
Military Commercial Joint Stock Bank  MBB.HM  climbed 4.03 percent after the company lifted its foreign ownership limit, analysts said.
As many as 185.6 million shares changed hands, the highest level since Dec. 18, 2015, Reuters data showed.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

          VN Index  554.03            
       PREV. CLOSE  552.49            
          % CHANGE   +0.28            
              HIGH  555.16            
               LOW  551.38         


SE Asia Stocks-Indonesia falls on banks; Thai index up ahead of holiday           

Southeast Asian stock markets were mixed on Friday with the Indonesian benchmark hitting a more than two-week closing low on weakness in banking shares, while the Thai key stock index touched an 11-week high ahead of a three-day weekend.
The Jakarta composite index  .JKSE  slipped 1.7 percent to its lowest close since Feb. 4, ending the week 0.4 percent
lower, as Southeast Asia's worst performer.
Banking shares led the losses, with heavyweight PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia Tbk  BBRI.JK  losing 4.6 percent and PT Bank Negara Indonesia  BBNI.JK  6.4 percent on concerns about a cut in interest margin, analysts said.  
Bangkok's SET index  .SETI  gained nearly 2 percent to the highest close since Dec. 4, taking its gains on the week to 3.4 percent, the biggest since early October.
The market saw late buying in large caps, sending Siam Cement  SCC.BK  up 5.1 percent and Kasikornbank  KBANK.BK  2.4 percent higher. The Thai stock market will be closed on Monday for a public holiday.
Most other markets in the region tracked Asia lower as a rally in oil prices reversed and investors remained cautious
about the outlook of the global economy.   
Singapore  .STI  ended slightly lower, trimming gains on the week to 4.6 percent, still the region's best performer. Malaysia .KLSE  and the Philippines  .PSI  reversed gains made on the day before, closing with a weekly gain of 1.9 percent and 2.1 percent, respectively.
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  ended slightly higher, posting a gain of 1.7 percent on the week.  
 Market                      Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 Singapore                2656.87          2657.57        -0.03
 Kuala Lumpur        1674.88          1680.02        -0.31
 Bangkok                  1320.19          1294.59       +1.98
 Jakarta                     4967.56          4778.79        -1.70
 Manila                     6792.06          6848.87         -0.83
 Ho Chi Minh             554.03            552.49        +0.28

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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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