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26 February 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended -14.65 points lower or -0.43% to 3426.18, taking the year-to-date performance to +1.81%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined -0.31% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -0.29%. The top active stocks were SingTel (-0.47%), DBS (-0.66%), Global Logistic (+1.17%), UOB (-0.26%) and OCBC Bank (-0.38%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Consumer Goods Index (+0.77%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Consumer Goods Index are Wilmar International (+1.85%) and Thai Beverage (+0.71%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which declined -1.28% with Midas Holdings’s share price declining -3.08% and Geo Energy Resources’s share price unchanged.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the IS MSCI India (-0.12%), STI ETF (-0.87%), SPDR Gold Shares (+0.50%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were CapitaMall Trust (unchanged), Ascendas REIT (-1.59%), Suntec REIT (-0.51%).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI25000MBeCW150330 (+5.50%), HSI25000MBeCW150429 (+7.38%), HSI24400MBePW150330 (-10.11%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were OCBC Bk MBeCW150803 (-5.74%), SGX MB eCW150803 (-1.16%), DBS MB eCW150915 (-5.33%).

 Singapore Stock Market
                                   Thursday                    Wednesday
*ST Index             3,426.18  -14.65             3,440.83  +3.22
Volume:                      1,127.3M                        1,379.4M
Value:                          $946.2M                      $1,284.3M
Gainers/Losers:             188/225                          240/193


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
26 Feb 2015

The FBM KLCI index gained 5.01 points or 0.28% on Thursday. The Finance Index increased 0.39% to 15911.36 points, the Properties Index up 0.59% to 1338.91 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.48% to 8085.08 points. The market traded within a range of 8.77 points between an intra-day high of 1821.67 and a low of 1812.90 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include WINTONI, DGSB, PERISAI, ETITECH, KNM, PESONA-WC, EAH, FLONIC, NIHSIN-WA and COMPUGT. Trading volume increased to 1887.54 mil shares worth RM2034.49 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 1697.63 mil shares worth RM1905.60 mil.

Leading Movers were MISC (+28 sen to RM8.51), TM (+12 sen to RM7.10), MAYBANK (+14 sen to RM9.16), GENTING (+11 sen to RM8.98) and FGV (+3 sen to RM2.59). Lagging Movers were ASTRO (-11 sen to RM3.28), SIME (-13 sen to RM9.37), PPB (-18 sen to RM14.46), CIMB (-7 sen to RM5.83) and PETGAS (-20 sen to RM23.52). Market breadth was positive with 503 gainers as compared to 347 losers.

The FBM KLCI inched up to 1821.67 points on Thursday amid stronger ringgit which took the cue from more stable oil prices and anticipations that interest rate hike would come months later. The market recovered from day low of 1812.90 points in the morning before it returned to the positive territory at closing bell.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     26 February 2015    
Description                    Volume                                     Value          Frequency
Total                   6,843,175,541               7,767,293,330,874            247,127
ETF                                  7,900                             7,518,800                    79
Stock                  6,828,117,941               7,766,762,022,974           246,599
Right                                    100                                       100                     01
Warrant                    15,049,600                         523,789,000                  448

Trading Summary

As of    26  Feb 2015  Unit: M.Baht   Unit: M.Bah
Type                           Buy               Sell                     Net
Institution              4,919.36         6,509.75        -1,590.39     
Proprietary            6,259.51         5,647.65            611.86     
Foreign                11,621.26       14,482.03        -2,860.77     
Individual             43,627.43       39,788.13         3,839.30     
Total Trading Value     66,427.56 M.Baht


Vietnam index rallies 0.7 pct, VCB hits record high

 Vietnam's benchmark VN Index   rebounded 0.69 percent to close at 596.72 points on Thursday, supported by gains in most blue-chips and foreign buying.
The banking sector extended its leading position, with Hanoi-based Vietcombank, Vietnam's top lender by market value, climbing 3.41 percent to 39,400 dong ($1.85), a fresh record high thanks to solid purchase from foreign investors.
VietinBank, the country's biggest partly private bank by assets, ticked up 3.19 percent to end at its highest since July 2013, while lender BIDV  rose 2.16 percent to a historical high at 18,900 dong.
Foreign investors have been net buyers of Vietnamese shares for 10 straight sessions, though their net purchase value on Thursday dropped more than 60 percent from the previous session to 76.7 billion dong, Reuters data showed.
Analysts expected some corrections around the 600-point resistance level before the index could rise further, backed by overseas funds and more participants next week when echo of the Lunar New Year holiday ends.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  at the close
                     VN Index       596.72               
                PREV. CLOSE       592.66               
                   % CHANGE        0.69%               
                       HIGH       597.07               
                        LOW       591.78               

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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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