ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
02 February 2015
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended +32.15 points higher or +0.95% to 3423.35, taking the year-to-date performance to +1.73%.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained +0.32% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -0.17%. The top active stocks were SingTel (+0.98%), DBS (-0.35%), Keppel Corp (+0.23%), OCBC Bank (+1.06%) and Noble (+3.29%).
The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Industrials Index (+1.27%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Industrials Index are Jardine Matheson Holdings (+1.14%) and Jardine Strategic Holdings (+1.60%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which declined -2.27% with Midas Holdings’ share price declining -2.94% and Geo Energy Resources’ share price unchanged.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the DBXT MSCI Asia Ex Japan ETF (unchanged), IS MSCI India (unchanged), STI ETF (unchanged).
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Ascendas REIT (+3.25%), CapitaMall Trust (+0.48%), Suntec REIT (-0.27%).
The most active index warrants by value today were HSI25000MBeCW150330 (-0.86%), HSI24400MBePW150330 (-0.67%), HSI23600MBePW150429 (+16.39%).
The most active stock warrants by value today were OCBC Bk MBeCW150413 (+3.23%), DBS MB eCW150602 (-10.35%), SembMar MBeCW151102 (+8.22%).
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,423.35 +32.15 3,391.2 -27.85
Volume: 1,305.7M 1,517.5M
Value: $1,291.4M $1,763.2M
Gainers/Losers: 182/261 212/231
Date As of: 02 February 2015
Description Volume Value Frequency
Total 5,898,689,389 5,373,777,278,988 190,687
ETF 5,700 4,986,000 39
Stock 5,866,788,289 5,372,766,436,888 190,266
Warrant 31,895,400 1,005,856,100 382
As of 2 February 2015 Unit: M.Baht
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 4,534.80 4,355.14 179.66
Proprietary 3,888.38 4,891.59 -1,003.21
Foreign 7,539.14 7,889.44 -350.29
Individual 26,947.98 25,774.13 1,173.85
Total Trading Value 42,910.30 M.Baht
Vietnam index drops 1 pct, volume low
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index dropped 0.99 percent to 570.37 points on Monday, with investors offloading shares in caution after a circular capping loans' for stock investment went into effect.
Appetite was weak on the first day after banks' loans for investment in shares are capped at 5 percent of a bank's registered capital as of Feb. 1 as per a central bank's directive, which experts said has been hurting inflows into equities despite its long-run benefit to the financial system.
Investors stayed on the sidelines, dragging volume down to 85 million shares, well below the five-day average of 114 million, while declining shares outnumbered risers by more than three to one, Reuters data showed.
Almost all blue chips lost ground, led by food producer Masan Group that fell 1.79 percent and dairy product maker Vinamilk with a 0.96-percent fall, and the banking sector also headed south after gains for most of January, Reuters data showed.
"Risk-averse investors should step aside from the market to protect funds and reduce risks, while risk-lovers might add in stocks with surprising business results," said brokerage Vietcombank Securities in a note to clients.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index at the close.
VN Index 570.37
PREV. CLOSE 576.07
% CHANGE -0.99%
SE Asia Stocks - Thai index rebounds; tourism stocks weak after mall bombing
The Thai index snapped two days of falls on Monday, led by energy shares, but tourism stocks slipped after small bombs hit a central shopping mall late on Sunday. Indonesia trimmed some losses after January inflation came below expectations.
The Philippines' main index retreated from Friday's record close of 7,689.91 while Vietnam fell to a near two-week closing low as sentiment in Asia was dampened by the latest guage of China's factory sector activity.
Selling in shares of hotel operators such as Minor International and transporters including national carrier Thai Airways International weighed on the broader sentiment.
The SET index ended a tad higher helped by gains in top three energy stocks -- PTT , PTT Exploration and Production and PTT Global Chemical .
Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha ordered security to be tightened in Bangkok on Monday after two small bombs rattled a luxury shopping mall and stoked tension in a city under martial law since a coup in May.
Indonesia's index eased 0.3 percent to 5,276.24, bouncing off the day's low of 5,257.21. Fund flows were mixed, with Bank Mandiri <BMRI.JK> up 2.3 percent on foreign inflows while Telkom Indonesia fell 0.9 percent on outflows.
Indonesia's annual inflation in January eased to 6.96 percent from 8.36 percent in December after domestic fuel costs fell on sliding global oil prices, the statistics bureau said on Monday.
Market sentiment improved after inflation data, said Harry Su, head of research at Bahana Securities in Jakarta.
"Lower inflation, helped by lower commodity prices, is good for the market, and is in line with our view that it should allow the BI (Bank Indonesia) rate to remain at the current 7.75 percent level," he said.
Bargain hunting emerged in regional oil-related shares, with top gainers including Philippine refiner Petron Corp. Singapore's Sembcorp Marine jumped 2 percent, sending Singapore's index 1 percent higher.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Prev Close Pct Move
Singapore 3423.35 3391.20 +0.95
Bangkok 1582.70 1581.25 +0.09
Jakarta 5276.24 5289.40 -0.25
Manila 7630.71 7689.81 -0.77
Ho Chi Minh 570.37 576.07 -0.99