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04 February 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 7.75 points or 0.3% higher to 2558.49, taking the year-to-date performance to -11.25%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 0.75%, SingTel, which declined 0.86%, Global Logistic, which gained 0.62%, Keppel Corp, which gained 0.83% and OCBC Bank, with a 0.80% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.93%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.03%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index, which rose 3.04%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Silverlake Axis and CSE Global- ended 4.43% higher and 3.57% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Industrials Index, which slipped 1.24%. Jardine Matheson Holdings shares declined 1.32% and Jardine Strategic Holdings remained unchanged.

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

SPDR Gold Shares (+1.70%)

STI ETF (-0.39%)

IS MSCI India 100 (+0.64%)

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

Ascendas REIT (+0.43%)

Capitamall Trust (+1.00%)

Capitacom Trust (+0.38%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI20000MBeCW160226 (+14.58%)

HSI19800MBeCW160330 (+6.11%)

HSI18400MBePW160330 (-11.61%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

KepCorp MBeCW161101 (unchanged)

DBS MB eCW161004 (+3.70%)

UOB MB eCW160705 (-2.63%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                                      Thursday                  Wednesday
*ST Index              2,558.49  +7.75           2,550.74  -28.49
Volume:                      758.8M                             681M
Value:                       $867.4M                     $1,087.9M
Gainers/Losers:         208/148                          118/249


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
04 February 2016

The FBM KLCI index gained 23.47 points or 1.44% on Thursday. The Finance Index increased 1.10% to 13859.81 points, the Properties Index up 0.79% to 1115.64 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.76% to 7764.94 points. The market traded within a range of 18.73 points between an intra-day high of 1656.82 and a low of 1638.09 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include HUBLINE, XDL, TIGER, XOX, BORNOIL-WC, RGB, SKPETROC19, BJCORP, SUNZEN-OR and AAX. Trading volume increased to 2052.24 mil shares worth RM2082.47 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 1489.42 mil shares worth RM1801.09 mil.

Leading Movers were SKPETRO (+10 sen to RM1.85), SIME (+38 sen to RM7.78), GENM (+16 sen to RM4.52), MAXIS (+21 sen to RM6.15) and GENTING (+25 sen to RM7.80). Lagging Movers were BAT (-170 sen to RM56.20), KLCC (-12 sen to RM7.12), PETCHEM (-2 sen to RM7.00), TM (-2 sen to RM6.59) and IHH (-2 sen to RM6.59). Market breadth was positive with 512 gainers as compared to 341 losers.

The KLCI extended its mid-day gains by ending higher at 1656.77 points amid overnight gains in US market after oil price extended its biggest gain in almost two weeks


Trade Summary
Date As of:     04 February 2016    
Description      Volume                          Value           Frequency
ETF                   26,000                 14,352,600                       25
Stock    4,125,156,104    5,857,911,528,139              250,945
Warrant        4,678,500                 71,233,700                     339
Total    4,129,860,604    5,857,997,114,439              251,309


Thai bourse announces executive appointments and promotions

BANGKOK, February 4, 2016 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) announces executives' appointments and promotions to boost its strength and competitiveness, aiming at driving long-term growth.

Effective from February 1, Rinjai Chakornpipat is promoted to Senior Executive Vice President and Head of Markets Division; Amnouy Jiramahapoka is promoted to Executive Vice President and Head of Issuer Marketing Group 1; Paythai Petcharat is promoted to Executive Vice President and Head of IT Operations Group; Rungtip Charoenvisuthiwong is appointed as Executive Vice President and Head of Issuer Marketing Group 2.

SET President Kesara Manchusree said; "SET's board of governors approved a newly-formulated organizational structure, streamlining for more service and investor-oriented with the promotion of four executives and creating new departments under Markets Division and Information Technology Division to manage digital marketing and digital media, supporting its presence as a digital exchange, optimizing business performance, responding to the changing business environment."

Rinjai Chakornpipat, Senior Executive Vice President, will oversee Markets Division, covering Product & Index Development, Customer & Channel and Technology Products Groups. She has more than 19 years of experience in the Thai  capital market, specializing in equity and derivatives product development.

Amnouy Jiramahapoka, Executive Vice President, will be in charge of Issuer Marketing Group 1, under Issuer Marketing Division. He has long experiences actively involving in working with listed companies.
Paythai Petcharat, Executive Vice President, will head IT Operations Group after  her 11-year experience in SET's information technology projects.

Rungtip Charoenvisuthiwong, Executive Vice President, will oversee of Issuer  Marketing Group 2, under Issuer Marketing Division. Prior to joining SET, she was Executive Vice President, Credit Rating Department, at TRIS Rating Co., Ltd. with experiences in financial and capital markets, handling a wide range of industries.

Furthermore, there are some executives being assigned and rotated to take new key roles, as follows:
1. Santi Kiranand, Senior Executive Vice President, Issuer Marketing Division
2. Thirapun Sanpakit, Executive Vice President, Information Technology Division
3. Pataravasee Suvarnsorn, Executive Vice President, Market Operations Division
4. Pannavadee Ladavalya Na Ayudhya, Executive Vice President, Corporate Services
5.  Paveena Sriphothong, Executive Vice President, Market Supervision Division.
6.  Kirati Kosicharoen , Executive Vice President, Customer & Channel and
Technology Product Groups, Markets Division
7. Noppakao Sucharitakul, Executive Vice President, the Social Development
Group, Sustainable Development Division; and Corporate Communications Department

Since December 17, 2015, Pataravasee Suvarnsorn was appointed as Managing Director, The Thailand Clearing House Co. Ltd. (TCH); Yupawan Srichainarumitr
was appointed as Managing Director, Thailand Securities Depository Co., Ltd.

Trading Summary

As of 4 February 2016  Unit: M.Baht  
Type                    Buy                 Sell                  Net
Institution       4,558.85       3,428.06     1,130.79
Proprietary      4,241.98       4,683.61       -441.63
Foreign          11,581.74     10,743.91        837.83
Individual      19,460.37     20,987.34    -1,526.98
Total Trading Value     39,842.93 M.Baht


Vietnam index ends 0.6 pct higher, trade thin ahead of holiday           

 Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  closed 0.57 percent higher on Thursday as rising global oil
prices and better company earnings boosted sentiment, but trading was muted ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday.
Dairy product maker Vinamilk  VNM.HM  rose 0.83 percent to close at a near one-month high, after it reported a 28-percent jump in net profit for 2015 on Wednesday.  
Oil prices rose as the U.S. dollar slid on speculation the Federal Reserve might opt to not raise interest rates at all
this year, creating a spillover effect among Asian stock markets, which rallied on Thursday.  
Trading volume fell to a five-month low of 68 million shares ahead of the country's Lunar New Year holiday from Feb. 6-14.
Following is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

                 VN Index       542.15            
              PREV. CLOSE       539.07            
                 % CHANGE         0.57            
                     HIGH       545.17            
                      LOW       541.66   


SE Asia Stocks-Rebound as oil recovers; Philippines up 2 pct

Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Thursday as a rebound in global oil prices lured buyers
of battered energy shares, with the Philippine benchmark posting its biggest gain in more than a week.
The Philippine index  .PSI  jumped 2 percent, its best one-day gain since Jan. 27. Petron Corp  PCOR.PS  rose 4.2
percent while First Gen Corp  FGEN.PS  advanced 3.4 percent, both among the top gainers.
Jakarta's composite index  .JKSE  ended two days of losses, hitting a more-than-three-month high. Singapore  .STI  notched up gains for the first time in three days while Malaysia .KLSE  rebounded after two days of losses.
Gains in Bangkok's SET index  .SETI  were relatively modest, weighed down by a 10.6 percent drop in shares of Total Access Communication  DTAC.BK  after disappointing earnings and a dividend plan cut, prompting analysts downgrades.  
Public holidays in the region next week still capped risk appetite while investors also waited to see the Bank of
England's interest rate decision later in the day, according to brokers.  
Vietnam  .VNI  rose in light volumes ahead of the country's Lunar New Year holiday next week. 
Most markets reported net foreign buying, including Indonesia's 364 billion rupiah ($26.70 million), Thailand's 838
million baht ($23.59 million) and Malaysia's 54 million ringgit  ($13.03 million).
  Market                   Current    Previous Close  Pct Move
  Singapore             2558.49             2550.74          0.30
  Bangkok                1297.11            1291.77          0.41
  Manila                   6652.83            6521.48          2.01
  Jakarta                 4665.817          4596.108          1.52
  Kuala Lumpur       1656.77              1633.3          1.44
  Ho Chi Minh           542.15               539.07          0.57

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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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