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12 January 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 17.07 points or 0.63% lower to 2691.78, taking the year-to-date performance to -6.62%.

The top active stocks today were Keppel Corp, which declined 7.04%, DBS, which declined 0.07%, UOB, which declined 1.15%, CapitaLand, which declined 0.96% and SingTel, with a 0.28% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.14%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.31%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Industrials Index, which rose 0.51%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Jardine Matheson Holdings and Jardine Strategic Holdings -  ended 1.27% higher and 0.82% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which slipped 5.58%. Keppel Corp shares declined 7.04% and Sembcorp Industries declined 3.70%.

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

Sti Etf (-0.72%)

Dbxt Msci Thailand Trn Etf 10 (+2.30%)

Spdr Gold Shares (-0.42%)

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

Ascendas Reit (unchanged)

Capitamall Trust (-0.26%)

Suntec Reit (+0.33%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI20400MBePW160128 (+21.05%)

HSI21000MBePW160330 (+9.88%)

HSI22000MBeCW160226 (-27.50%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW160705 (-4.51%)

KepCorp MBeCW161212 (-23.66%)

OCBC Bk MBeCW161004 (-2.25%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                             Wednesday               Tuesday
*ST Index      2,694.41  +2.63     2,691.78  -17.07
Volume:                 535.1M                  1,751.1M
Value:                  $561.9M                $1,024.2M
Gainers/Losers:    174/138                  148/273


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
12 January 2016

The FBM KLCI index gained 3.78 points or 0.23% on Tuesday. The Finance Index increased 0.15% to 13791.03 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.10% to 1161 points and the Plantation Index down 0.19% to 7550.4 points. The market traded within a range of 11.50 points between an intra-day high of 1648.43 and a low of 1636.93 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include INSTACO, TIGER, GCB-WA, FBMKLCI-HK, KTC, JTIASA-CD, INSTACO-WB, CAP-WA, SUPERMX-C8 and XOX. Trading volume decreased to 1802.14 mil shares worth RM2116.49 mil as compared to Monday’s 1907.81 mil shares worth RM1945.09 mil.

Leading Movers were PETCHEM (+15 sen to RM7.35), PETGAS (+42 sen to RM21.70), BAT (+100 sen to RM55.90), PPB (+26 sen to RM15.98) and AMMB (+4 sen to RM4.40). Lagging Movers were ASTRO (-5 sen to RM2.43), SKPETRO (-3 sen to RM1.77), SIME (-7 sen to RM7.35), CIMB (-3 sen to RM4.12) and UMW (-4 sen to RM7.43). Market breadth was negative with 384 gainers as compared to 470 losers.

The KLCI inched up to 1641.37 points amid overnight gains in US market. The performance of our local bourse was buoyed by bargain-hunting.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     Tuesday, January 12, 2016     
Description       Volume                               Value      Frequency
ETF                        7,300                      3,027,800                   05
Stock        3,176,866,062        4,770,553,337,336          194,860
Right                  172,900                    19,420,200                   19
Warrant         16,357,300                   523,958,000             1,058
Total         3,193,403,562        4,771,099,743,336          195,942


Trading Summary

Type                        Buy              Sell              Net
Institution          6,990.51       4,692.06        2,298.45
Proprietary        6,025.72       5,455.57           570.15
Foreign            12,383.36     12,008.12           375.24
Individual        21,597.44     24,841.28       -3,243.84
Total Trading Value     46,997.03 M.Baht


Vietnam index posts biggest jump in a month

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  closed up 1.15 percent on Tuesday, its biggest jump in a month, snapping a three-day losing streak as most stocks  rallied, led by banks.

Gainers outnumbered decliners by above two to one. All six listed banks in Vietnam advanced, including Vietcombank  VCB.HM , the country's second-biggest firm by market value, which rose 1.91 percent and VietinBank  CTG.HM  which was up 0.56 percent.
PetroVietnam Gas  GAS.HM  bucked the trend, dropping 0.86 percent following lower oil prices.  
The index, Southeast Asia's best performer last year, posted its best gain since Dec. 8. Volume was 118.6 million shares, compared with the five-day average of 122.3 million.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

           VN Index   564.26             
        PREV. CLOSE   557.87             
           % CHANGE   +1.15%             
               HIGH   564.26             
                LOW   557.36             


SE Asia Stocks-Most rebound; Thai index near 1-week high on exporters

Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Tuesday, with the Thai benchmark touching a near one-week high amid rotational plays into food and electronics
Investors also bought back beaten down stocks in Southeast Asia with the start of the earnings season in many share markets.
The Thai SET index  .SETI  climbed 1.7 percent to 1,255.30, the highest close since Jan. 6. Gains in Thai Union Group  TU.BK , Charoen Pokphand Foods  CPF.BK  and Delta Electronics
Thailand  DELTA.BK  sent the SET 50 index  .SET50  2 percent higher.
"A weak baht scenario this year is a key factor," said an analyst at broker Krungsri Securities in Bangkok.
Market focus in Thailand and others in Southeast Asia also shifted to earnings announcements and indications on corporate  
outlook, brokers said.  
Thai banks kick-started the fourth-quarter earnings season this week, with Tisco Financial Group  TISCO.BK  reporting its quarterly profits that came above analysts' estimates. Tisco's
shares gained 2.4 percent.   
Vietnam  .VNI  marked the best single-day gain in a month, led by banks while Indonesia  .JKSE  rebounded from a near one-month closing low on the day before as foreign investors
bought shares.  
Stocks in Malaysia  .KLSE  and the Philippines  .PSI  recovered from the weaknesses on Monday as domestic investors were net buyers, stock exchange data showed.
Bucking the trend, Singapore  .STI  posted a second straight fall to a four-year closing low as weak oil prices continued to dent sentiment in energy-related stocks such as Sembcorp Marine
 SCMN.SI .   
 Market                    Current      Prev Close     Pct Move
 Singapore               2691.78        2708.85             -0.63
 Kuala Lumpur        1641.37        1637.59            +0.23
 Bangkok                 1255.30       1234.50             +1.68
 Jakarta                    4512.53       4465.48             +1.05
 Manila                    6330.55       6288.26             +0.67
 Ho Chi Minh            564.26        557.87              +1.15

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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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