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05 February 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 64.72 points or 2.53% higher to 2623.21, taking the year-to-date performance to -9.00%.

The top active stocks today were SingTel, which gained 6.32%, DBS, which gained 1.72%, Global Logistic, which gained 3.07%, CapitaLand, which gained 1.36% and OCBC Bank, with a 1.85% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 1.64%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 1.10%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Telecommunications Index, which rose 6.08%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - SingTel and StarHub – ended 6.32% higher and 2.28% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Utilities Index, which slipped 1.46%. Keppel Infrastructure Trust shares declined 2.17% and SIIC Environment Holdings declined 1.56%.

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

SPDR Gold Shares (+0.83%)

STI ETF (+2.73%)

IS MSCI India 100 (+1.28%)

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

Capitamall Trust (+3.47%)

Ascendas REIT (+2.14%)

Mapletree Gcc Tr (+0.59%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI19800MBeCW160330 (+3.60%)

HSI20000MBeCW160226 (+9.09%)

HSI18400MBePW160330 (-13.14%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW161004 (+7.14%)

UOB MB eCW160705 (+17.57%)

KepCorp MBeCW161101 (+4.23%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                                Friday                   Thursday
*ST Index     2,623.21  +64.72     2,558.49  +7.75
Volume:                  885.4M                   758.8M
Value:                $1,243.8M                 $867.4M
Gainers/Losers:     267/122                  208/148


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
05 February 2016

The FBM KLCI index gained 5.69 points or 0.34% on Friday. The Finance Index increased 0.27% to 13897.68 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.37% to 1111.56 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.71% to 7819.89 points. The market traded within a range of 10.09 points between an intra-day high of 1663.77 and a low of 1653.68 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include TIGER, XOX, APFT, HUBLINE, BORNOIL, HIBISCS, HSI-HQ, COMPUGT, AAX and PWORTH. Trading volume decreased to 1490.18 mil shares worth RM1677.59 mil as compared to Thursday’s 2052.24 mil shares worth RM2082.47 mil.

Leading Movers were GENTING (+16 sen to RM7.96), GENM (+7 sen to RM4.59), KLK (+34 sen to RM23.82), IOICORP (+6 sen to RM4.76) and SIME (+9 sen to RM7.87). Lagging Movers were PETDAG (-50 sen to RM25.10), PPB (-30 sen to RM16.00), MAXIS (-6 sen to RM6.09), MAYBANK (-3 sen to RM8.54) and PETCHEM (-2 sen to RM6.98). Market breadth was negative with 388 gainers as compared to 412 losers.

The KLCI ended the week on a positive note, closed higher at 1662.46 points amid overnight gains in US market. However, market breadth was negative on absence of positive leads.

Trade Summary
Date As of:     05 February 2016     
Description        Volume                Value    Frequency
ETF                   283,700                236,970,800                 28
Stock      5,423,070,978      9,510,006,422,593       264,754
Warrant        10,337,100                 124,573,100              396
Total       5,433,691,778      9,510,367,966,493        265,178


Trading Summary

As of 5 February 2016  Unit: M.Baht  
Type                          Buy                         Sell           Net
Institution               4,333.36          3,977.83         355.53
Proprietary              5,337.78          4,052.44      1,285.35
Foreign                  11,863.80        10,903.01        960.79
Individual              18,499.92        21,101.60     2,601.67
Total Trading Value     40,034.87 M.Baht


Vietnam shares rise 0.5 pct, volume hits over 9-mth low

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  rose for a third straight session and closed 0.48 percent higher
in thin trade on Friday, the last trading session before the Lunar New Year, or Tet.
Banks led gains with four of the country's six listed lenders advancing. Top lender by market value, Vietcombank
VCB.HM , edged up 0.25 percent, while BIDV  BID.HM  rose 1.23 percent.
As many as 61.85 million shares changed hands, the lowest since April 24, 2015, Thomson Reuters data showed.  
Markets will be closed from Feb 8 to 12, and resume trading on Feb. 15.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close
                 VN Index   544.75            
        PREV. CLOSE   542.15            
           % CHANGE   +0.48%            
               HIGH   545.54            
                LOW   540.64            


SE Asia Stocks-Indonesia shares outperform on Q4 GDP, inflows

Southeast Asian stock markets advanced on Friday as investors bought shares ahead of holidays,
with Indonesian stocks rising to a near six-month high on upbeat economic data and Singapore Telecommunications boosting the city-state's benchmark.
Singapore's Straits Times Index  .STI  jumped 2.5 percent, trimming its loss on the week to 0.2 percent.
Singtel shares were the biggest gainers, up 6.3 percent, after the company's Australian subsidiary, Optus, bought
airwaves in the 1800 MHz spectrum band for A$196 million, helping it expand its 4G high-speed network in the country.
The Jakarta composite index  .JKSE  rallied 2.9 percent on the day and 4 percent on the week and was Southeast Asia's best performer. Indonesia's economy grew a better-than-expected 5.04 percent from a year earlier in the final quarter of
Foreign investors bought a net 2.3 trillion rupiah ($168.87 million) worth of shares, taking the net purchase on the week to 2.7 trillion rupiah. It was the second week of net inflows and after net selling in January.
Other markets in the region extended gains in the face of a weaker U.S. currency and subdued expectations for a Fed rate hike this year. Focus in global equities shifted to U.S. monthly jobs numbers expected later in the day. 
All share markets in Southeast Asia, except Thailand, will be closed on Monday for the Lunar New Year holiday. Singapore and Malaysia will remain closed through Tuesday and Vietnam for the rest of the week.  

  Market                       Current       previous close  Pct Move
  Singapore                 2623.21               2558.49           2.53
  Bangkok                   1306.29               1297.11           0.71
  Manila                      6765.13               6652.83           1.69
  Jakarta                    4798.946             4665.817           2.85
  Kuala Lumpur         1662.46                1656.77           0.34
  Ho Chi Minh              544.75                  542.15           0.48

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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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