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03 February 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 28.49 points or 1.1% lower to 2550.74, taking the year-to-date performance to -11.52%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 1.78%, HongkongLand USD, which declined 6.48%, OCBC Bank, which declined 1.84%, SingTel, which gained 0.29% and Global Logistic, with a 2.70% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.57%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.85%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index, which rose 0.82%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Silverlake Axis and CSE Global- ended 2.73% higher and remained unchanged respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Real Estate Holding and Development Index, which slipped 3.03%. Hongkong Land Holdings shares declined 6.48% and Global Logistic Properties declined 2.70%.

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

SPDR Gold Shares (+0.06%)

STI ETF (-1.15%)

IS MSCI India 100 (-2.05%)

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

Ascendas REIT (+0.87%)

Capitamall Trust (-0.99%)

Capitacom Trust (-0.38%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI19800MBeCW160330 (-20.12%)

HSI18400MBePW160330 (+16.54%)

HSI17600MBePW160330 (+19.19%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW161004 (-9.40%)

UOB MB eCW160711 (+2.56%)

KepCorp MBeCW161101 (-5.33%)
 Singapore Stock Market

                                 Wednesday                      Tuesday
*ST Index            2,550.74  -28.49       2,579.23  -23.18
Volume:                      681M                        668.7M
Value:                 $1,087.9M                      $993.1M
Gainers/Losers:      118/249                        167/210


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
03 February 2016

The FBM KLCI index lost 19.88 points or 1.20% on Wednesday. The Finance Index fell 1.13% to 13708.99 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.29% to 1106.94 points and the Plantation Index down 0.53% to 7706.59 points. The market traded within a range of 11.42 points between an intra-day high of 1642.53 and a low of 1631.11 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include TIGER, SANICHI, XOX, MTRONIC, SKPETROC19, COMFORT, HSI-HQ, AAX, HSI-C16 and VIVOCOM. Trading volume decreased to 1489.42 mil shares worth RM1801.09 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 1616.39 mil shares worth RM2551.53 mil.

Leading Movers were KLCC (+6 sen to RM7.10), IOICORP (+3 sen to RM4.65), PBBANK (+4 sen to RM18.38) and IHH (+1 sen to RM6.57). Lagging Movers were UMW (-28 sen to RM6.57), PETGAS (-88 sen to RM22.02), ASTRO (-9 sen to RM2.62), PPB (-46 sen to RM15.90) and HLBANK (-36 sen to RM13.00). Market breadth was negative with 325 gainers as compared to 480 losers.

The KLCI remained in red territory and closed lower at 1633.30 points amid overnight losses in US market. Market sentiment was muted as oil prices continued to slide.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     03 February 2016     
Description       Volume                               Value      Frequency
ETF                       7,300                      1,975,200                   11
Stock      3,582,955,018       4,901,663,788,846         199,045
Warrant        13,627,400                  184,542,500                480
Total       3,596,589,718       4,901,850,306,546         199,536


Trading Summary

As of 3 February 2016  Unit: M.Baht  
Type                       Buy              Sell              Net
Institution      3,450.80        4,498.07     -1,047.26
Proprietary     5,348.08        4,726.17         621.91
Foreign          9,153.06       10,337.02    -1,183.96
Individual      1,702.99         0,093.67      1,609.31
Total Trading Value     39,654.93 M.Baht


Vietnam index rises 0.5 pct in low volume          

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI rallied 0.49 percent in volatile trade by the close on Wednesday, snapping a two-day losing streak thanks to gains in several large caps.
Shares of Vinamilk  VNM.HM  gained 1.68 percent after the top dairy products maker said its 2015 net profit rose 28
percent to $348.6 million from a year earlier.  
PetroVietnam Gas  GAS.HM  shares jumped 6.11 percent after losing a combined 8.2 percent in the past two sessions on profit-taking and downbeat oil prices.  
Volume was the lowest so far this year with 87.35 million shares changing hands, Reuters data showed.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

                   VN Index    539.07             
          PREV. CLOSE    536.45             
             % CHANGE    +0.49%             
                 HIGH    534.46             
                  LOW    530.23         


SE Asia Stocks-Mixed; Thai index turns higher after cenbank maintains rate

Southeast Asian stock markets were mixed on Wednesday, with Thai shares rebounding after the central bank maintained the key interest rate as expected while the Philippine index led regional losses as investors sought
safe-heaven assets amid a slump in oil prices.  
Bangkok's SET index  .SETI  ended the day up 0.5 percent at 1,291.77, bouncing off an intraday low of 1,275.41.
The Bank of Thailand's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) unanimously voted to leave the one-day repurchase rate
 THCBIR=ECI  at 1.50 percent, as widely expected, allowing the government spending to help revive flagging economy.
Interest rate sensitive banks  .SETB  regained most early lost ground, down 0.1 percent after an almost two percent drop, partly reflecting concerns of a possibility of a rate cut.
The Philippine main index  .PSI  slipped 1.8 percent to the lowest close since Jan. 27, while Singapore  .STI  and Malaysia  .KLSE  both finished about one percent lower.
Indonesia  .JKSE  eked out modest gains.
It had earlier dropped 0.9 percent amid a fall in the rupiah  IDI=ID  as investors sold riskier assets globally. Foreigners
sold shares worth a net 168 billion rupiah ($12.22 million), Thomson Reuters data showed.
Foreign investors also offloaded shares in Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand a net 100.4 million ringgit ($23.80
million), 94 million peso ($1.96 million) and 1.2 billion baht($33.49 million), respectively, data showed.
  Market               Current    previous close     Pct Move
  Singapore          2550.74            2579.23             -1.10
  Bangkok            1291.77              1285.3               0.50
  Manila               6521.48            6642.45              -1.82
  Jakarta             4596.108          4587.435               0.19
  Kuala Lumpur     1633.3            1653.18              -1.20
  Ho Chi Minh       539.07               536.45               0.49

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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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