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Singapore

26 February 2018

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 22.63 points or 0.64% higher to 3555.85, taking the year-to-date performance to +4.49%. For more observations, go to sgx.com/research

The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 0.14%, Genting Sing, which declined 6.92%, Venture, which gained 3.53%, UOB, which gained 1.39% and OCBC Bank, with a 0.75% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.73%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.08%.

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

Lyxor ChinaH  (+2.65%)

STI ETF (+0.85%)

SPDR Gold Shares (+0.78%)

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

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (+3.55%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (+1.52%)

Ascendas REIT (+0.77%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI30200MBePW180328 (-22.84%)

HSI32000MBeCW180328 (+10.26%)

HSI33000MBeCW180328 (+12.73%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW180808 (+1.99%)

UOB MB eCW180806 (+11.46%)

OCBC Bk MB eCW180702 (+5.00%)
    
 Singapore Stock Market
                              Monday                   Friday
*ST Index       3,555.85  +22.63       3,533.22  +44.76
Volume:                 1,673.3M                  1,887.8M
Value:                  $1,317.7M                 $1,419.4M
Gainers/Losers:        263/216                     274/156

Malaysia

Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
26 February 2018

The FBM KLCI index lost 1.42 points or 0.08% on Monday. The Finance Index increased 0.53% to 18097.75 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.88% to 1188.98 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.16% to 8074.27 points.

The market traded within a range of 8.00 points between an intra-day high of 1867.98 and a low of 1859.98 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include AAX, PUC, HUAAN, SUMATEC, PDZ-WB, MAHSING-WB, UMWOG, GPACKET, MAYBANK and HIBISCS. Trading volume decreased to 2716.11 mil shares worth RM2743.72 mil as compared to Friday’s 3547.62 mil shares worth RM2678.11 mil. Leading Movers were HLBANK (+30 sen to RM18.52), HAPSENG (+13 sen to RM9.30), MAYBANK (+14 sen to RM10.40), YTL (+1 sen to RM1.49) and KLCC (+5 sen to RM7.81). Lagging Movers were MISC (-14 sen to RM6.79), SIME (-7 sen to RM2.73), GENM (-12 sen to RM5.16), GENTING (-18 sen to RM8.92) and HLFG (-24 sen to RM18.46). Market breadth was negative with 479 gainers as compared to 513 losers.

The KLCI closed lower at 1860.08 points despite last Friday’s gains US market. The performance of our local bourse was bogged down by selling interest in heavy weight counters such as MISC, Sime Darby and Genting Malaysia.


Indonesia

Trade Summary
Date As of:     26 February 2018     
Description          Volume                         Value       Frequency
ETF                   883,600                203,728,100                   72
Stock      12,563,016,644       8,162,365,693,455           393,988
Warrant          99,171,960            25,038,711,391              2,457
Total        12,663,072,204       8,187,608,132,946           396,517

Thailand

SET ready to launch T+2 settlement cycle on March 2 BANGKOK, February 26, 2018 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) and market participants have confirmed their readiness to move toward the T+2 settlement cycle (T+2) on March 2, 2018, after successfully completed all preparation. SET has become one of the leading exchanges in ASEAN to move toward the T+2 cycle.

This will align the operational process with international practice including Europe, and the United states.

SET President Kesara Manchusree said, "After having completed all the preparation process covering the amendment of related rules and regulations, industry-wide test, and investor communication, we are ready to move toward the T+2 settlement cycle, from the current T+3. This change will keep SET aligned with the leading settlement practices in capital markets around the world, and also in line with SET's strategic plan to enhance infrastructure, as such strengthening the Thai capital market's competitive edge."

This smooth implementation shows good collaboration among the Thai capital market stakeholders and related parties, including from The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), The Bank of Thailand, security firms, custodians,asset management firms and banks and SET. All parties have been working closely and have a consensus to move to T+2 on March 2.

"We are certain that moving toward T+2 will benefit all stakeholders, not only in reducing the risks and costs but also in making it more convenient for cross-border portfolio investment," added Kesara.

Trading Summary

As of 26 February 2018

Type                       Buy               Sell             Net
Institution         7,990.67        3,746.14          4,244.53
Proprietary      11,068.81      10,338.93             729.88
Foreign           24,294.24      24,178.38             115.86
Individual        28,837.65      33,927.92         -5,090.28
Total Trading Value     72,191.36 M.Baht

Asean

SE Asia Stocks-Most rise; Vietnam ends at 1-month high


    * Philippine shares snap 3 straight sessions of falls
    * Singapore stocks post near one-month closing high
    * Thai shares shoot up in late trade
 
    By Ambar Warrick
    
Feb 26 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose in line with broader Asia on Monday as investors braced for an
event-heavy week led by U.S. inflation figures and the First House testimony by the new head of the Federal Reserve.
    
Asian shares made guarded gains, as investors awaited U.S. inflation data later in the week, while the spotlight was also
on the new Fed chair Jerome Powell, who will face questions from both houses of the U.S. Congress in semi-annual testimony
starting Tuesday.
    
Vietnam shares  .VNI  climbed 1.1 percent to a one-month closing high on broad-based gains, with real estate and energy
stocks leading the rise.
    
Stocks rose in line with Wall Street, which rallied on Friday following a retreat in Treasury yields, said Fiachra Mac
Cana, head of research at Ho Chi Minh Securities.
    
Property developer Vingroup  VIC.HM  ended at a record high, while Vietnam National Petroleum Group  PLX.HM  rose 6.8
percent.  
    
Philippine shares  .PSI  recovered from early falls to close 0.4 percent higher. Financials were the top gainers with BDO
Unibank  BDO.PS  climbing 2 percent after the bank posted a 7 percent rise in 2017 net income.  
    
Conglomerate Aboitiz Equity Ventures  AEV.PS  was the biggest boost to the index, rising 4.2 percent to its highest
close since October 2016.
    
Singapore shares  .STI  posted a near one-month closing high, helped by financial and industrial stocks. Data showed
that the island state's industrial production grew more than expected in January, helped by a jump in electronics output.
 
Thai shares  .SETI  shot up in late trade, climbing 1.4 percent to a near 1-month closing high, with energy stocks
leading the gains.
    
Indonesian shares  .JKSE  closed 1 percent lower, hurt mainly by financials.  
    
Bank Central Asia  BBCA.JK  and Bank Mandiri  BMRI.JK  both ended about 3 percent lower.
    
An index of the 45 most liquid stocks in the country  .JKLQ45  ended 1.5 percent lower.  
    
Indonesian President Joko Widodo selected Perry Warjiyo, a deputy governor at Bank Indonesia, as his choice for central
bank governor when the current head steps down in May.
 
 SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
 STOCK MARKETS                                 
                 
 Market               Current       Previous close    Pct Move
 Singapore          3555.85              3533.22         0.64
 Bangkok            1834.18             1808.06          1.44
 Manila                8499.98             8467.56          0.38
 Jakarta                6554.673           6619.804       -0.98
 Kuala Lumpur     1860.08             1861.5          -0.08
 Ho Chi Minh       1114.53              1102.85         1.06
                   



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This year in Thailand-what next?


AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
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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