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09 February 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended -13.34 points lower or -0.39% to 3418.02, taking the year-to-date performance to +1.57%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined -0.20% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -0.22%. The top active stocks were Keppel Corp (-2.80%), DBS (+0.36%), HPH Trust USD (-4.86%), SingTel (-0.96%) and CapitaLand (-1.41%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Utilities Index (+0.49%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Utilities Index are United Envirotech (unchanged) and Hyflux  (-1.11%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which declined -2.01% with Keppel Corp’s share price declining -2.80% and Sembcorp Industries’s share price declining -1.17%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the DBXT CSI300 ETF (-0.76%), IS MSCI India (-1.76%), SPDR Gold Shares (-2.22%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were CapitaMall Trust (-0.46%), CapitaCom Trust (-1.39%), Ascendas REIT (-1.99%).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI25000MBeCW150330 (-10.71%), HSI25000MBeCW150429 (-8.03%), HSI24600MBeCW150330 (-11.11%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were DBS MB eCW150420 (unchanged), DBS MB ePW150402 (-8.11%), KepCorp MBeCW150901 (-13.53%).

 Singapore Stock Market
                  Monday                   Friday
*ST Index            3,418.02  -13.34           3,431.36  +24.78
Volume:                 1,080.4M                 1,078.7M
Value:                  $1,042M               $1,225.8M
Gainers/Losers:   157/268                   228/170


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
9 Feb 2015

The FBM KLCI index lost 1.67 points or 0.09% on Monday. The Finance Index increased 0.14% to 15878.68 points, the Properties Index up 0.11% to 1308.86 points and the Plantation Index down 0.06% to 8018.28 points. The market traded within a range of 13.15 points between an intra-day high of 1818.31 and a low of 1805.16 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include ASIABIO , SUMATEC, PERISAI, KNM, KANGER, GLOTEC, TMCLIFE, EDUSPEC, HOVID and KRONO. Trading volume increased to 2124.20 mil shares worth RM1939.26 mil as compared to Friday’s 1924.54 mil shares worth RM2148.56 mil.

Leading Movers were RHBCAP (+30 sen to RM8.30), AMMB (+5 sen to RM6.38), MAYBANK (+7 sen to RM9.00), MISC (+6 sen to RM7.80) and UMW (+8 sen to RM11.06). Lagging Movers were CIMB (-10 sen to RM5.70), PETGAS (-30 sen to RM22.10), ASTRO (-4 sen to RM3.10), YTL (-2 sen to RM1.73) and HLFG (-18 sen to RM16.82). Market breadth was negative with 392 gainers as compared to 426 losers.

The KLCI was little changed by ending marginally lower at 1811.58 points. Investors were locking in profit after the rally of our local bourse on last week. Meanwhile, the weak China trade data and the uninspiring finish on Wall Street last Friday kept trading sentiment subdued.



Trade Summary
Date As of:     09 February 2015    
Description    Volume                           Value    Frequency
Total               6,163,617,198    5,822,136,925,885       202,501
ETF                            23,700                  17,605,600              234
Stock               5,956,051,541    5,818,169,171,828       200,675
Warrant                  207,541,957            3,950,148,457              1,592


Thai bourse market report for January 2015

Bangkok, February 9, 2015 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) main index  ended January at 1,581.25 points, up 5.58 percent from end-2014, boosted by the European Central Bank's announcement on quantitative easing program, although
the Swiss National Bank's announcement on scrapping the three-year-old cap on its currency against the euro hit the sentiment. The combined average trading
value of SET and mai remained high at THB 55.29 billion (approx. USD 1.68 billion), while the combined market capitalization of SET and mai was THB 15.11 trillion.

Key highlights


-        SET Index closed at 1,581.25 points at the end of January, up 5.58 percent from the end of 2014.

-         At the end of January, The combined market capitalization of SET and mai increased from a month earlier: the SET's was THB 14.71 trillion, up 6.16 percent, while mai's was THB 403.99 billion, up 5.46 percent.

-       The forward P/E ratio of SET was 15.12 times, while mai's was 21.11 times.

-       The dividend yield of SET was 2.89 percent, while mai's was 0.66 percent.

-     In January, the combined average trading value of SET and mai was THB
55.29 billion.

-   The foreign investors were net sellers of equity market, worth THB 5.31
billion, and were also net sellers of bond market at THB 16.6 billion.

-        Listed companies on SET and mai raised funds through equity worth a combined THB 6.99 billion, up 4.47 percent from a year earlier. In the primary market, THB 4.74 billion was raised from initial public offerings (IPOs) of two
companies on mai and a real estate investment trust, while THB 2.25 billion was raised from the secondary market.


-         In January, derivatives trading volume was 183,596 contracts, down 33 percent from a month earlier, mostly due to drops in SET50 index Futures and Single Stock Futures.

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Trade Summary
Date As of:     09 February 2015    
Description            Volume               Value               Frequency
Institution            3,647.88            5,062.26            -1,414.37     
Proprietary          4,192.83            4,555.88               -363.05     
Foreign                8,000.04             8,393.72              -393.67     
Individual           43,085.74          40,914.64             2,171.10     

Total Trading Value     58,926.49 M.Baht     


Vietnam index eases slightly in cautious trade

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index snapped a three-day winning streak to close down 0.1 percent on Monday, with most stocks losing ground in cautious trade ahead of a long public holiday.
The majority of shares were range-bound, with decliners outnumbering the gainers. Trading was subdued with a volume of 71 million shares, lower than the five-day average of 75 million.

PetroVietNam Gas, Vietnam's top firm by market value, fell 0.63 percent, while steel producer Hoa Phat Group  lost 2.61 percent.
Vietnamese markets will be closed during Feb. 16-23 for the country's biggest public holiday to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Analysts expected liquidity to be low this week while saying inflows will rebound after the break.    
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index   at the close

             VN Index     573.55             
          PREV. CLOSE     574.13             
             % CHANGE      -0.1%             
                 HIGH     577.04             
                  LOW     572.79             

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