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01 February 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 26.7 points or 1.02% lower to 2602.41, taking the year-to-date performance to -9.72%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 1.99%, Global Logistic, which declined 3.85%, SingTel, which declined 0.57%, Keppel Corp, which declined 2.39% and OCBC Bank, with a 2.40% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.32%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.11%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Utilities Index, which rose 1.64%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Keppel Infrastructure Trust and SIIC Environment Holdings – ended 1.09% higher and 3.82% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which slipped 2.22%. Keppel Corp shares declined 2.39% and Sembcorp Industries declined 1.59%.

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

Sti Etf (-0.38%)

Spdr Gold Shares (+0.80%)

Spdr Djia Etf Trust (+2.34%)

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

Capitamall Trust (+0.50%)

Ascendas Reit (-0.86%)

Suntec Reit (-3.17%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI20000MBeCW160226 (-23.64%)

HSI18400MBePW160330 (+6.45%)

HSI19800MBeCW160330 (-15.74%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW160711 (-9.68%)

KepCorp MBeCW161101 (-8.33%)

UOB MB eCW160705 (-8.25%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                            Monday                   Friday
*ST Index      2,602.41  -26.7     2,629.11  +66.66
Volume:           1,003.6M                   1,156.4M
Value:            $1,069.8M                 $1,370.7M
Gainers/Losers: 183/203                     298/103


Trade Summary
Date As of:     01 February 2016     
Description        Volume                          Value      Frequency
ETF                        9,000                   3,811,400                  14
Stock       3,878,100,295    5,312,059,241,291        232,515
Warrant           5,213,700                 74,743,000                259
Total        3,883,322,995    5,312,137,795,691         232,788


Trading Summary

As of 1 February 2016  Unit: M.Baht  
Type                         Buy             Sell              Net
Institution       6,019.66        5,470.35      549.31
Proprietary      5,540.98       5,710.35     -169.36
Foreign          11,786.51     12,584.96     -798.44
Individual      26,971.89     26,553.40      418.49
Total Trading Value     50,319.05 M.Baht


Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI ended down 0.86 percent on Monday, with most shares heading
south ahead of Tet, the country's Lunar New Year holiday.
PetroVietnam Gas  GAS.HM  led falls with a drop of 4.34 percent after rising a combined 3.1 percent since Jan. 22, while steel firm Hoa Phat Group  HPG.HM  lost 2.91 percent following the establishment of its new 2.5 trillion dong ($112.21 million) agricultural firm.  
As many as 107.3 million shares changed hands, compared with the five-day average of 122.1 million.
Vietnam's markets will be closed from Feb. 8 to 12 for the Lunar New Year holiday. Trading will resume on Feb. 15.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

          VN Index   540.56            
       PREV. CLOSE   545.25            
          % CHANGE   +0.86%            
              HIGH   548.58            
               LOW   540.56            


SE Asia Stocks-Mixed after rocky China data; Singapore snaps 3 sessions of gains

Southeast Asian stock markets were mixed on Monday after signs of weakness in China's economy
and falls in oil prices, with the benchmark Singapore stock index snapping a three-session rising streak while shares in
Indonesia and the Philippines rose on inflows.
Singapore's key Straits Times Index  .STI  fell 1 percent, led by a 3.5 percent drop in oil and gas service firm Sembcorp
Marine  SCMN.SI .
Sentiment was hit by weak Chinese stocks  .SSEC   .CSI300  after the official version of the PMI survey for manufacturing slipped to 49.4 in January from 49.7 the month before and short of forecasts of 49.6.  
The index posted its third straight gain on Friday, in line with a rally in regional share markets, after a surprise move by
the Bank of Japan to run a negative interest rate policy.
The Thai key SET index  .SETI  eased 0.3 percent, with shares of telecoms firm True Corp  TRUE.BK  sliding 7 percent after a rights offering plan.  
Vietnam's VN Index  .VNI  ended down 0.86 percent, giving up early gains.  
Indonesia  .JKSE  rose for a seventh session while the Philippines  .PSI  hit a more than three-week closing high.  
Indonesia witnessed a net foreign buying of 417 billion rupiah ($30.58 million), while the Philippines saw a net foreign buying of 397 million pesos ($8.33 million), stock exchange and Thomson Reuters data showed.

Malaysia  .KLSE  was closed on Monday for a public holiday.
  Market              Current    previous close       Pct Move
  Singapore         2602.41           2629.11               -1.02
  Bangkok           1297.34           1300.98               -0.28
  Manila              6701.36            6687.62                0.21
  Jakarta            4624.635          4615.163                0.21
  Ho Chi Minh     540.56                545.25              -0.86

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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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