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26 February 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 45.01 points or 1.73% higher to 2648.41, taking the year-to-date performance to -8.13%.

The top active stocks today were JMH USD, which gained closed unchanged, DBS, which gained 1.80%, SingTel, which gained 1.65%, UOB, which gained 1.43% and OCBC Bank, with a 2.30% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.93%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.56%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which rose 3.55%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Keppel Corp and Sembcorp Industries – ended 3.00% higher and 5.53% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Technology Index, which slipped 0.64%. Silverlake Axis shares remained unchanged and CSE Global gained 5.68%.

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

SPDR Gold Shares (-0.57%)

STI ETF(+1.92%)

DBXT MSCI China Trn ETF10 (+1.71%)

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

Capitamall Trust (+2.37%)

Ascendas REIT (+2.13%)

Capitacom Trust (+1.09%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI19800MBeCW160330 (+46.27%)

HSI18400MBePW160330 (-31.62%)

HSI18000MBePW160428 (-21.97%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW161004 (+7.03%)

KepCorp MBeCW161212 (+10.81%)

UOB MB eCW160711 (+8.20%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                                 Friday                    Thursday
*ST Index     2,649.38  +45.98        2,603.4-16.56
Volume:                1,187.4M                1,139.8M
Value:                 $1,083.1M              $1,178.4M
Gainers/Losers:      248/121                  165/204


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
26 February 2016

The FBM KLCI index gained 5.28 points or 0.32% on Friday. The Finance Index increased 0.48% to 14028.51 points, the Properties Index up 0.54% to 1127.27 points and the Plantation Index down 0.16% to 7837.09 points. The market traded within a range of 7.28 points between an intra-day high of 1665.64 and a low of 1658.36 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include PUC, PUC-WB, HSI-HQ, AIRASIA, APFT, XOX, AAX, SONA-WA, JADI and DGB. Trading volume increased to 1687.52 mil shares worth RM1946.53 mil as compared to Thursday’s 1648.76 mil shares worth RM1859.86 mil.

Leading Movers were CIMB (+22 sen to RM4.47), AMMB (+16 sen to RM4.50), SKPETRO (+6 sen to RM1.95), GENTING (+24 sen to RM8.00) and PPB (+24 sen to RM16.06). Lagging Movers were AXIATA (-18 sen to RM5.80), RHBCAP (-7 sen to RM5.35), MAYBANK (-11 sen to RM8.53), PETCHEM (-8 sen to RM6.78) and WPRTS (-4 sen to RM3.88). Market breadth was negative with 335 gainers as compared to 492 losers.

The KLCI ended the week with a positive note, closing higher at 1663.44 points amid overnight gains in Wall Street. The performance of our benchmark index was lifted by gains in heavyweight counters led by CIMB.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     26 February 2016     
Description             Volume                                  Value          Frequency
ETF                             6,000                          3,237,500                       15
Stock            4,094,080,189           5,174,596,390,927             222,556
Warrant                5,617,996                      372,396,164                    212
Total              4,099,704,185           5,174,972,024,591            222,783


Trading Summary

As of 16 February 2016  Unit: M.Baht  
Type                           Buy                   Sell            Net
Institution             4,485.61        2,816.47      1,669.15
Proprietary            4,521.10        4,564.45          -43.35
Foreign                  9,233.03      10,606.09    -1,373.06
Individual            21,994.10      22,246.83       -252.73
Total Trading Value     40,233.84 M.Baht


Vietnam index ends up 0.6 pct in volatile trade

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index .VNI  ended up 0.58 percent on Friday, after a technical correction the previous day, with most shares rallying in volatile trade.
The Food, beverage and tobacco sector led the market with a 0.78 percent rise in shares of dairy products maker Vinamilk  VNM.HM , while food producer Masan Group  MSN.HM  also advanced 2.78 percent.
As many as 106.6 million shares changed hand, well below the five-day average of 146.2 million, while the index has gained a
combined 2.2 percent this week, quickening from a 1.7-percent rise a week ago.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

          VN Index  566.11            
       PREV. CLOSE  562.82            
          % CHANGE  +0.58%            
              HIGH  566.80            
               LOW  562.39            


SE Asia Stocks-Singapore, Indonesia lead gains as focus shifts to G20 meeting   

Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Friday, with key indexes in Singapore and Indonesia climbing almost 2 percent, as China's stock markets rebounded and investors in Asia shifted focus to a gathering of G20 policymakers in Shanghai.
Singapore's Straits Times Index  .STI  was up 1.8 percent, recovering from two days of falls and trimming losses on the
week to 0.3 percent. The city-state's better-than-expected factory output in January also lifted sentiment.  
Jakarta composite index  .JKSE  advanced 1.6 percent as foreign investors bought bank stocks such as Bank Rakyat
Indonesia  BBRI.JK  and Bank Central Asia  BBCA.JK . It finished the week up 0.7 percent amid mixed regional performances.
Vietnam  .VNI  was an outperformer on the week, notching up a gain of 2.2 percent while Thailand  .SETI  jumped 1.7 percent.

Malaysia  .KLSE  fell 0.6 percent on the week and the Philippines  .PSI  posted a loss of 0.3 percent.
Fund flows for the week were volatile. Malaysia and Thailand posted a weekly inflow worth a net 225 million ringgit ($53.48 million) and 1.1 billion baht ($30.86 million).
The Philippines saw a net outflow for the week of 1.2 billion peso ($25.26 million), followed by Indonesia's net
weekly outflow of 298 billion rupiah ($22.30 million).
 Market                    Current        Prev Close    Pct Move
 Singapore                2649.38         2603.40           +1.77
 Kuala Lumpur        1663.44         1658.16           +0.32
 Bangkok                  1343.07         1333.42          +0.72
 Jakarta                     4733.15         4658.32           +1.61
 Manila                     6771.30          6769.26          +0.03
 Ho Chi Minh              566.11           562.82          +0.58         

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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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