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23 February 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended -14.36 points lower or -0.42% to 3421.3, taking the year-to-date performance to +1.67%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined -0.21% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index gained +0.14%. The top active stocks were SingTel (-2.80%), DBS (+1.03%), UOB (-0.31%), CapitaLand (-1.36%) and Keppel Corp (-1.14%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index (+1.20%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Technology Index are Silverlake Axis (+2.71%) and STATS ChipPAC  (-1.02%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Telecommunications Index, which declined -2.46% with SingTel ’s share price declining -2.80% and StarHub ’s share price gaining +0.23%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the IS MSCI India (-0.37%), SPDR Gold Shares (-1.29%), Nikko AM Singapore STI ETF (unchanged).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were CapitaMall Trust (-1.40%), Suntec REIT (+0.52%), CapitaCom Trust (-0.28%).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI25000MBeCW150330 (-10.19%), HSI25000MBeCW150429 (-4.29%), HSI24600MBeCW150330 (-6.41%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were DBS MB eCW150420 (+13.56%), OCBC Bk MBeCW150413 (+5.46%), SGX MB eCW150803 (+7.02%).
 Singapore Stock Market
                                       Monday                    Thursday
*ST Index              3,421.3  -14.36        3,435.66  +19.75
Volume:                     1,068.3M                           0M
Value:                       $1,281.9M                        $0M
Gainers/Losers:          224/214                           0/0


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
23 Feb 2015

The FBM KLCI index gained 1.52 points or 0.08% on Monday. The Finance Index fell 0.25% to 15871.39 points, the Properties Index up 0.22% to 1323.1 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.26% to 8105.72 points. The market traded within a range of 7.80 points between an intra-day high of 1812.75 and a low of 1804.95 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include HUBLINE, TMS, ASIABIO, RA, DGSB, WINTONI, HUBLINE-WA, KANGER, KRONO and NEXGRAM. Trading volume increased to 2470.86 mil shares worth RM1836.40 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 897.04 mil shares worth RM887.40 mil.

Leading Movers were PETCHEM (+12 sen to RM5.51), MAXIS (+12 sen to RM7.20), CIMB (+8 sen to RM5.98), MISC (+9 sen to RM7.64) and GENTING (+10 sen to RM8.76). Lagging Movers were MAYBANK (-19 sen to RM9.03), BAT (-132 sen to RM68.38), SKPETRO (-5 sen to RM2.94), PPB (-24 sen to RM14.64) and KLCC (-10 sen to RM6.96). Market breadth was positive with 428 gainers as compared to 382 losers.

The FBM KLCI index gained 1.52 points to 1809.39 points on Monday as Greece clinched a deal with its euro zone partners to extend its bailout.


Thai bourse holds "Opportunity Day" connecting 134 firms to investors

Bangkok: February 23, 2015 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) will hold its quarterly "Opportunity Day", when top management of listed companies meet directly with analysts and investors, from February 23 to April 2. This event will showcase 134 firms with an all-time high combined market capitalization of THB 5 trillion (approx. USD 151.52 billion). The events will be broadcast live and recorded, making it available for viewers to watch at their convenience via SET's website, partners' websites and "OppDay" Application on iPhone, iPad and Android tablet following the success of the previous events having gained popularity among audiences, drawing 711,289 viewers from 148 countries on the live broadcast and re-run.

SET Executive Vice President Chanitr Charnchainarong said this year's  Opportunity Day event for quarter 4/2014 performance will be participated by 134 companies, the highest number of companies ever, consisting of 105 SET-listed and 29 mai-listed firms, with 17 firms from SET50 Index.

"At this event, there will be many listed companies which provide good dividend yields including nine companies in the SET High Dividend 30 Index (SETHD) as well as mutual funds, such as five infrastructure funds and leasehold property funds managed by BBL Asset Management Co., Ltd., Krungthai Asset Management pcl , SCB Asset Management Co., Ltd. ," said Chanitr.

11 Companies listed in the fourth quarter of 2014 that will join this event for  the first time are Bangkok Airways pcl (BA), Buriram Sugar pcl (BRR), Carabao Group pcl (CBG), Fire Victor (FIRE), Forth Smart Service (FSMART), J.S.P.

Property pcl (JSP), K.C. Metalsheet pcl (KCM), Muangthai Leasing pcl (MTLS), N.D. Rubber pcl (NDR), Power Solution Technologies (PSTC) and TPC Power Holding (TPCH), showing that the new listed companies are committed to providing business information and direction to investors and stakeholders.

SET has encouraged Thai listed firms to provide information to online media via website, iPhone, iPad and Android tablet, which can facilitate all groups of analysts, investors and the media both domestically and internationally to access information quickly and simultaneously while enhancing investors' relations. In addition, SET will continue to organize the "Opportunity Day" roadshows as well. The first roadshow will be in Chiang Mai, in the northern part of Thailand, on March 14 from 1-5 p.m at Centara Doungtawan Hotel, where top management of S. Khonkaen Foods pcl (SORKON) and PTG Energy pcl (PTG) will meet directly with local investors.

Trading Summary

As of    23  Feb 2015  Unit: M.Baht   Unit: M.Bah
Type                                 Buy             Sell                     Net
Institution                3,238.39     3,983.96            -745.57     
Proprietary              4,457.88     5,765.59         -1,307.71     
Foreign                    8,081.86     8,125.39               -43.53     
Individual               44,361.91   42,265.10          2,096.81     
Total Trading Value     60,140.04 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks - Thai index retreats, energy shares fall on oil prices

 BANGKOK, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Thai shares edged lower on Thursday as investors sold energy stocks after global oil prices tumbled, with further foreign-selling dragging down the main index below a key 1,600 level.
The SET index   closed down 0.2 percent at 1,599.96, reversing Wednesday's gains.
The top three energy firms by market value led among the losers. PTT   slid 3 percent, PTT Exploration and Production   fell 1.7 percent and PTT Global Chemical ended 2.1 percent lower.
Oil prices tumbled on Thursday after another big weekly build in U.S. crude inventories and a possible rise in Saudi output stoked worries about oversupply.
 Foreign investors were net sellers of Thai shares worth 280 million baht ($8.6 million). They have offloaded a combined 4.4 billion baht of stock over the past four sessions.
Other Southeast Asian stock markets are closed for the Lunar New Year holidays. Indonesia   and the Philippines  will resume trading on Friday, while Singapore    and Malaysia   reopen on Monday.
Vietnam    will remain closed through Feb. 23.


 Market             Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 Bangkok            1599.96       1603.14       -0.20

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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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