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25 February 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended +3.22 points higher or +0.09% to 3440.83, taking the year-to-date performance to +2.25%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained +0.70% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index gained +0.18%. The top active stocks were Genting Singapore (-6.22%), SingTel (+0.47%), CapitaLand (+0.55%), DBS (+0.25%) and Global Logistic (+0.39%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Industrials Index (+0.78%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Industrials Index are Jardine Matheson Holdings (+2.66%) and Jardine Strategic Holdings  (+0.09%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Consumer Services Index, which declined -1.29% with Jardine Cycle & Carriage’s share price gaining +1.49% and Genting Singapore’s share price declining -6.22%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the IS MSCI India (+0.75%), SPDR Gold Shares (+0.93%), DBXT CSI300 ETF (-0.82%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Suntec REIT (+0.78%), CapitaCom Trust (+1.12%), Ascendas REIT (+1.21%).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI25000MBeCW150330 (+1.11%), HSI25000MBeCW150429 (+3.47%), HSI24400MBePW150330 (-6.32%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were OCBC Bk MBeCW150803 (+1.67%), DBS MB eCW150420 (+4.51%), SGX MB eCW150803 (-1.15%).

Singapore Stock Market

                                Wednesday                  Tuesday
*ST Index           3,440.83  +3.22      3,437.61  +16.31
Volume:                   1,379.4M                 1,074.9M
Value:                    $1,284.3M               $1,247.3M
Gainers/Losers:       240/193                    226/194


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
25 Feb 2015

The FBM KLCI index lost 2.82 points or 0.16% on Wednesday. The Finance Index fell 0.19% to 15850.15 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.13% to 1331.01 points and the Plantation Index down 0.89% to 8046.63 points. The market traded within a range of 9.70 points between an intra-day high of 1818.35 and a low of 1808.65 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include ASIABIO, WINTONI, DGSB, SUMATEC, MPAY, HUBLINE, PERISAI, JADI, MPAY-WA and KRONO. Trading volume decreased to 1697.63 mil shares worth RM1905.60 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 2178.41 mil shares worth RM2116.71 mil.

Leading Movers were ASTRO (+17 sen to RM3.39), PETGAS (+72 sen to RM23.72), MISC (+18 sen to RM8.23), HLFG (+34 sen to RM16.76) and KLK (+40 sen to RM22.82). Lagging Movers were FGV (-38 sen to RM2.56), SKPETRO (-13 sen to RM2.81), YTL (-7 sen to RM1.68), KLCC (-15 sen to RM6.85) and CIMB (-12 sen to RM5.90). Market breadth was negative with 379 gainers as compared to 427 losers.

The FBM KLCI index dropped 2.82 points to 1815.86 points on Wednesday as investors took profit from yesterday’s gains despite US markets closing higher overnight after Federal Reserve Chairperson Janet Yellen indicated that interest rate hike would come months later. The market traded within a range of 7.23 points between an intra-day high of 1819.24 and a low of 1812.01 during the session.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     25 February 2015    
Description                Volume                            Value           Frequency
Total               6,132,325,252      7,176,388,666,340           240,431
ETF                                6,900                      5,400,500                    18
Stock               6,114,341,252     7,175,644,758,740           239,839
Right                          752,700                        752,700                     19
Warrant                 17,224,400                737,754,400                   555


Trading Summary

As of    23  Feb 2015  Unit: M.Baht   Unit: M.Bah
Type                              Buy                     Sell                     Net
Institution                  6,904.13        7,630.07             -725.94     
Proprietary                4,963.42        5,236.52             -273.10     
Foreign                    11,892.35      17,195.50          -5,303.15     
Individual                 42,313.47      36,011.28            6,302.19     
Total Trading Value     66,073.37 M.Baht


Vietnam index ends down 0.7 pct on profit taking

HANOI, Feb 25  Vietnam's benchmark VN Index   retreated 0.72 percent on Wednesday as investors booked profit after the market closed above a three-month high in the previous session.
 Active buying from both domestic and foreign investors in big-caps, especially the banking sector, lifted the index surpass its highest since Nov. 17 on Tuesday to 596.95 points,
near a strong resistance level of 600 points, analysts said.
 More than half of the total equities headed south on Wednesday, led by Hanoi-based Vietcombank , Vietnam's top lender by market value, with a 2.31 percent fall from its record high hit on Tuesday. Property firm Vingroup    lost 2.91 percent.
Top insurer Baoviet Holdings   declined 3.02 percent after a streak of 10 gains, while PetroVietNam Gas , the country's biggest firm by capitalisation, decreased 1.26 percent.
Analysts expected some further corrections before the index rebound, buoyed by extended foreign purchase and higher volume, which picked up to a three-week high at 99 million shares on Wednesday.

Here is a snapshot of the VN Index    at the close

                         VN Index       592.66              
                PREV. CLOSE       596.95              
                   % CHANGE       -0.72%              
                       HIGH       601.55              
                        LOW       592.66              

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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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