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Singapore

24 February 2017

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 20.54 points or 0.65% lower to 3117.03, taking the year-to-date performance to +8.20%. For longer term observations please go to sgx.com/research.

The top active stocks today were Noble, which declined 16.67%, DBS, which declined 0.11%, CapitaLand, which gained 0.28%, Keppel Corp, which closed unchanged and Singtel, with a 0.50% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 1.45%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.20%.

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

STI ETF (-0.32%)

SPDR Gold Shares (+1.27%)

DBXT MSCI Thailand TRN ETF (unchanged)

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

Ascendas REIT (-0.40%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (-1.60%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (-0.76%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI23600MBePW170427 (+5.22%)

HSI24600MBeCW170330 (-14.46%)

HSI24200MBeCW170427 (-9.15%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

KepCorp MBeCW170703 (-3.13%)

OCBC Bk MB eCW171002 (-4.07%)

CapitalaMBeCW171002 (unchanged)
    
 Singapore Stock Market
                                       Friday                      Thursday
*ST Index          3,117.03  -20.54          3,137.57  +15.37
Volume:                3,190.8M                        3,460.8M
Value:                 $1,425.4M                      $1,695.1M
Gainers/Losers:      208/269                          239/208


Malaysia

Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
24 February 2017

The FBM KLCI index lost 6.13 points or 0.36% on Friday. The Finance Index increased 0.53% to 15127.7 points, the Properties Index up 0.37% to 1224.41 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.23% to 8070.35 points. The market traded within a range of 10.83 points between an intra-day high of 1707.31 and a low of 1696.48 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include DNEX-WD, CENSOF-WB, DNEX, FRONTKN, VIVOCOM, CENSOF, CENSOF-WA, BORNOIL, RSENA-WA and AT. Trading volume increased to 3014.65 mil shares worth RM2558.59 mil as compared to Thursday’s 2793.19 mil shares worth RM2673.12 mil. Leading Movers were MAYBANK (+20 sen to RM8.60), IOICORP (+9 sen to RM4.69), PETCHEM (+4 sen to RM7.41), SIME (+4 sen to RM9.20) and GENTING (+3 sen to RM9.11).

Lagging Movers were AXIATA (-24 sen to RM4.29), IHH (-24 sen to RM5.91), GENM (-19 sen to RM5.28), MAXIS (-9 sen to RM6.29) and WPRTS (-8 sen to RM3.94). Market breadth was negative with 358 gainers as compared to 530 losers.

The KLCI failed to advance and closed lower below 1700 level at 1698.35 points amid overnight mix performance in US market. The performance of our local bourse was bogged down by selling interests in heavy weight counters like Axiata, IHH Healthcare and Genting Malaysia.

 
Indonesia

Trade Summary
Date As of:     24 February 2017     
Description         Volume                              Value         Frequency
ETF                       20,100                    15,120,100                    17
Stock      15,191,065,214       6,508,835,875,236           341,292
Right                8,967,900                  112,988,300                   225
Warrant          27,643,700               3,153,926,100                  979
Total       15,227,696,914       6,512,117,909,736           342,513


Thailand

Trading Summary     
As of 24 February 2017     Unit: M.Baht
Type                           Buy             Sell              Net
Institution         4,533.33        4,760.59     -227.26
Proprietary       4,771.69        5,303.81      -532.13
Foreign           14,056.85     13,773.18       283.67
Individual       18,242.26     17,766.55       475.71
Total Trading Value     41,604.13 M.Baht


Asean

SE Asia Stocks-Lower; Trump's tirade on China weighs


Southeast Asian stock markets, except Indonesia, closed lower on Friday, with investor sentiment in
export-reliant Asian economies jittery as U.S. President Donald Trump again accused China of being a currency manipulator.
    
In an exclusive interview with Reuters, Trump called China the "grand champions" of currency manipulation, hours after his new Treasury Secretary promised a more methodical approach to analysing Beijing's foreign exchange practices. 
 
Trump's comments weighed on the already weakened sentiment across the region, where investors have chafed at the new U.S. administration's protectionist stance.
    
"Protectionist policies will definitely have a negative impact on the regional markets, especially on those
export-dependent on the U.S.," said Lexter Azurin, head of equities research at Manila-based Unicapital Securities Inc.
    
In Singapore, shares  .STI  ended 0.7 percent lower after the city-state reported factory output fell 6 percent from
December, more than double the 2.6 percent contraction predicted in a Reuters poll.  

The index, however, posted a third straight weekly gain, adding 0.3 percent.
    
Oil and gas, and consumer stocks took a hit, with Genting Singapore  GENS.SI  dropping 2.4 percent and rig builder
Sembcorp Industries  SCIL.SI  off 2.7 percent.
    
Philippine shares  .PSI  slipped for a second day, ending 1 percent lower, as realtors SM Investments  SM.PS  and Ayala Land
 ALI.PS  shed 1.8 percent and 2.4 percent, respectively.
    
The index added 0.2 percent on the week.
    
Indonesia  .JKSE  was the region's only gainer, finishing 0.2 percent higher. It rose 0.7 percent on the week.
    
Malaysia  .KLSE  and Thailand  .SETI  dropped slightly, while Vietnam  .VNI  lost 0.3 percent.
     
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
                                         
 Market                            Current       Previous Close     Pct Move
 Singapore                      3117.03           3137.57             -0.65
 Bangkok                       1564.59            1567.32             -0.17
 Manila                          7258.99            7335.56             -1.04
 Jakarta                          5385.906        5372.748              0.24
 Kuala Lumpur             1698.35           1704.48              -0.36
 Ho Chi Minh                 714.47              716.87              -0.33      



 
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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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