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29 February 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 17.13 points or 0.65% higher to 2666.51, taking the year-to-date performance to -7.50%.

The top active stocks today were JMH USD, which gained 3.04%, DBS, which declined 0.07%, SingTel, which gained 0.81%, OCBC Bank, which gained 0.62% and JSH USD, with a 1.80% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.01%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.06%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Industrials Index, which rose 2.30%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Jardine Matheson Holdings and Jardine Strategic Holdings – ended 3.04% higher and 1.80% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Utilities Index, which slipped 0.09%. Keppel Infrastructure Trust shares remained unchanged and SIIC Environment Holdings remained unchanged.

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

SPDR Gold Shares (+0.23%)

STI ETF (+1.13%)

IS MSCI India 100 (-0.17%)

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

Capitamall Trust (+1.39%)

Ascendas REIT (+0.83%)

Suntec REIT (+0.60%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI19800MBeCW160330 (-29.59%)

HSI18400MBePW160330 (+12.50%)

CN10000MBeCW160629 (-10.39%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW161004 (-2.92%)

UOB MB eCW160711 (+0.76%)

KepCorp MBeCW161212 (unchanged)

For real time price updates throughout the course of the trading day, investors can access and sort market information here.
Singapore Stock Market
                               Monday                      Friday
*ST Index     2,666.51  +17.13     2,649.38  +45.98
Volume:               1,505.1M                  1,187.4M
Value:                $2,621.9M                $1,083.1M
Gainers/Losers:     196/187                     248/121


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
29 February 2016

The FBM KLCI index lost 8.69 points or 0.52% on Monday. The Finance Index fell 0.07% to 14018.62 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.24% to 1124.54 points and the Plantation Index down 0.59% to 7791.11 points. The market traded within a range of 12.56 points between an intra-day high of 1664.11 and a low of 1651.55 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include AIRASIA, AAX, VIVOCOM, BORNOIL, SKH, WINTONI, AAX-WA, BJCORP, MINETEC and HSI-HQ. Trading volume increased to 1688.47 mil shares worth RM2305.96 mil as compared to Friday’s 1687.52 mil shares worth RM1946.53 mil.

Leading Movers were WPRTS (+15 sen to RM4.03), ASTRO (+7 sen to RM2.73), AXIATA (+12 sen to RM5.92), UMW (+10 sen to RM7.08) and CIMB (+5 sen to RM4.52). Lagging Movers were AMMB (-17 sen to RM4.33), SIME (-24 sen to RM7.47), SKPETRO (-5 sen to RM1.90), MAXIS (-11 sen to RM6.12) and PETDAG (-44 sen to RM24.70). Market breadth was negative with 306 gainers as compared to 599 losers.

The KLCI closed lower at 1654.75 points amid last Friday’s mixed performance in US market. Market remained subdued as lack of positive fresh lead. The performance of our local bourse was bogged down by selling interests in heavy weight counters such as AmBank, Sime Darby, and SapuraKencana Petroleum.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     29 February 2016     
Description           Volume                             Value     Frequency
ETF                      133,600                    36,867,700                 16
Stock         3,340,186,489       5,524,216,945,508        208,467
Warrant           17,595,500                  746,922,700               690
Total          3,357,915,589       5,525,000,735,908        209,173


Trading Summary

As of 29 February 2016  Unit: M.Baht  
Type                          Buy              Sell              Net
Institution          2,365.84        2,509.79     -143.95
Proprietary         3,182.60        3,408.93     -226.33
Foreign             11,151.69     11,286.35      -134.66
Individual         18,591.48     18,086.55       504.93
Total Trading Value     35,291.61 M.Baht


Vietnam share index posts biggest pct fall in over 5 weeks           

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  ended down 1.19 percent on Monday, posting its biggest single-day percentage drop since Jan. 21, with most shares heading south following downbeat China market.  
Banks led the decliners, with the country's six listed lenders all losing ground. Vietcombank  VCB.HM , Vietnam's
second-biggest company by market value, fell 2.38 percent and VietinBank  CTG.HM  declined 2.73 percent.
Foreign investors have bought a net 134.1 billion dong ($6 million) worth of Vietnamese equities last week, extending their net weekly buying position to the second straight week.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

           VN Index   559.37             
        PREV. CLOSE   566.11             
           % CHANGE   -1.19%             
               HIGH   566.31             
                LOW   559.37             


SE Asia Stocks-Thai stocks, Indonesia lead Feb gains

Most Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Monday after a raft of monthly economic data and weak sentiment in Asia, with Thai stocks snapping a six-day winning streak after January data pointed to a fall in consumption and factory output.  
The key SET index  .SETI  ended down 0.8 percent, advancing 2.4 percent on the month. Investors cashed in on shares that have seen recent upswings such as Advanced Info Service  ADVANC.BK , taking it down 2 percent after a rally last week to a more than two-month high.
Thai industrial output contracted a worse-than-expected 3.3 percent in January while private consumption slipped amid weak global and domestic demand.  
Foreign investors bought a net 492 million baht ($13.8 million) in February after net selling in January of 8 billion
baht ($224.53 million).
A return of fund flows to the region also led to a rebound of stocks in Indonesia, bringing the Jakarta composite index
 .JKSE  0.8 percent higher at a more than one-week high. It rallied 3.4 percent on the month, the region's best performer.
Singapore  .STI  extended gains for a second session, up 0.7 percent on the day and 1.4 percent on the month. The city-state posted a rise in total bank lending in January, lifting sentiment in banking stocks.
Others in the region had mixed performances in February, with Vietnam  .VNI  up 2.6 percent while the Philippines  .PSI   and Malaysia  .KLSE  both posted modest losses on the month.
 Market                    Current       Prev Close    Pct Move
 Singapore               2666.51        2649.38        +0.65
 Kuala Lumpur       1654.75        1663.44         -0.52
 Bangkok                 1332.37        1343.07         -0.80
 Jakarta                    4770.95         4733.15       +0.80
 Manila                    6671.04         6771.30        -1.48
 Ho Chi Minh            559.37            566.11        -1.19

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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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