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Singapore

22 February 2017

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 28.01 points or 0.91% higher to 3122.2, taking the year-to-date performance to +8.38%. For longer term observations please go to sgx.com/research.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 1.57%, UOB, which gained 2.11%, OCBC Bank, which gained 1.90%, Wilmar Intl, which declined 0.79% and Singtel, with a 0.76% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.58%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.50%.

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

IS MSCI India (+0.27%)

STI ETF (+0.97%)

Nikko Am Singapore STI ETF (+1.27%)

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

Ascendas REIT (unchanged)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (-0.51%)

Mapletree Gcc Tr (-0.51%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI24600MBeCW170330 (+18.31%)

HSI24800UBeCW170529 (+8.41%)

HSI24200MBeCW170427 (+13.14%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

OCBC Bk MB eCW171002 (+11.71%)

DBS MB eCW170710 (+21.59%)

KepCorp MBeCW170703 (+13.98%)

Singapore Stock Market
               Wednesday                  Tuesday
*ST Index     3,122.2  +28.01     3,094.19  -2.5
Volume:         2,585.2M                2,904.7M
Value:                $1,472.4M               $1,213.7M
Gainers/Losers:      290/196                 202/281


Malaysia

Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
22 February 2017

The FBM KLCI index gained 1.53 points or 0.09% on Wednesday. The Finance Index increased 0.00% to 15065.64 points, the Properties Index up 0.79% to 1225.71 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.33% to 8032.21 points. The market traded within a range of 4.68 points between an intra-day high of 1709.10 and a low of 1704.42 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include HIBISCS, VIVOCOM, DNEX-WD, IFCAMSC, DNEX, ARMADA, KNM, AIRASIA, STERPRO and VIVOCOM-WB. Trading volume decreased to 2688.95 mil shares worth RM2780.84 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 2893.32 mil shares worth RM2356.22 mil.

Leading Movers were GENM (+20 sen to RM5.40), IOICORP (+9 sen to RM4.60), HLFG (+22 sen to RM15.42), MISC (+9 sen to RM7.80) and AMMB (+5 sen to RM4.65). Lagging Movers were RHBBANK (-19 sen to RM4.95), AXIATA (-5 sen to RM4.80), IJM (-3 sen to RM3.39), WPRTS (-4 sen to RM4.04) and YTL (-1 sen to RM1.54). Market breadth was positive with 474 gainers as compared to 389 losers.

The KLCI closed flat with 1.53 points higher at 1708.08 points amid overnight gains in US market. The performance of our local bourse was limited as profit taking kicked in.

 
Indonesia

Trade Summary
Date As of:     22 February 2017     
Description          Volume                              Value      Frequency
ETF                          4,800                      2,120,800                 12
Stock      21,386,334,455       6,843,766,680,599        389,800
Right              36,205,400                    73,938,500               573
Warrant          28,246,095               9,209,806,650               596
Total       21,450,790,750       6,853,052,546,549        390,981


Thailand

Trading Summary     
As of 22 February 2017     Unit: M.Baht
Type                           Buy               Sell               Net
Institution         5,243.28       4,910.88         332.40
Proprietary        5,110.36       5,335.83       -225.47
Foreign           15,725.37     14,825.71         899.66
Individual       18,814.08     19,820.66     -1,006.59
Total Trading Value     44,893.08 M.Baht


Asean

SE Asia Stocks-Higher; Singapore hits 18-month top


Southeast Asian markets ended higher on Wednesday, tracking Asian shares that rose taking cues from upbeat factory activity in Europe and solid earnings overnight on Wall Street.
    
Strong results by Wal-Mart  WMT.N  and Home Depot  HD.N drove U.S. indexes higher on Tuesday, while euro zone business growth hit its fastest since April 2011.  
     
"Regional markets are just tracking the U.S. markets higher.

The U.S. markets gained half a percent on Tuesday, so it's just tracking that," said an analyst from Singapore, who did not wish to be named.
    
Singapore  .STI  rose nearly 1 percent to close at its highest in more than 18 months, led by the oil and gas and
financial sectors.
    
United Overseas Bank  UOBH.SI  and Keppel Corp  KPLM.SI  both climbed more than 2 percent.     
    
Philippine shares  .PSI  closed up 0.3 percent, pushed higher by a rally in Ayala Land  ALI.PS  towards close of trade.
Shares of Ayala Land rose 3.4 percent to their highest close in nearly 4 months.   
    
Investors are "positioning ahead of release of quarterly earnings, which are trickling in slowly," said Jose Vistan, an
analyst at Manila-based AB Capital Securities. "If you are to position on the market being positive you obviously want to go with the industry leaders and Ayala Land is one of them."  
    
Thai shares  .SETI  ended 0.5 percent higher, with TIPCO Asphalt  TASCO.BK  up 7 percent. Natural gas company Scan Inter  SCN.BK  climbed 5.6 percent after it reported a 36.6 percent jump in full-year net profit.

Indonesian shares  .JKSE  ended the day 0.3 percent higher, with consumer stocks Hanjaya Mandala Sampoerna  HMSP.JK  adding 1.3 percent and Astra International  ASII.JK  rising 0.6 percent.
    
Vietnam  .VNI  and Malaysia  .KLSE  eked out small gains.  
    
Asian shares rose, with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan  .MIAPJ0000PUS  up 0.6 percent
as of 0950 GMT.

SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS: CHANGE ON DAY
     
  Market               Current         Previous       Pct Move
                                  Close         
  Singapore           3122.2           3094.19          0.91
  Bangkok             1572.04        1564.42          0.49
  Manila                7304.45        7282.68          0.30
  Jakarta                5358.683      5340.99          0.33
  Kuala Lumpur   1708.08         1706.55         0.09
  Ho Chi Minh        717.24           716.55         0.10
                                                    



 
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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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