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14 January 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 47.34 points or 1.76% lower to 2649.16, taking the year-to-date performance to -8.10%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 2.94%, Keppel Corp, which declined 6.36%, SingTel, which declined 2.24%, OCBC Bank, which declined 2.55% and UOB, with a 1.16% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 1.28%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 1.32%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which declined 0.34%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Raffles Medical Group and Tianjin Zhongxin Pharmaceutical Group Corporation – ended 1.50% lower and 0.50% lower respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which slipped 4.77%. Keppel Corp shares declined 6.36% and Sembcorp Industries declined 5.39%.

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

Is Msci India 100 (-0.62%)

Sti Etf (-1.46%)

Dbxt S&P Cnx Nifty Etf 10 (+0.88%)

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

Ascendas Reit (-0.46%)

Capitamall Trust (-0.53%)

Suntec Reit (-1.62%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI20000MBeCW160226 (+5.63%)

HSI20600MBeCW160330 (-3.27%)

HSI21000MBePW160330 (+7.74%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW160705 (-17.48%)

OCBC Bk MBeCW161004 (-8.33%)

UOB MB eCW160705 (-4.46%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                           Thursday                 Wednesday
*ST Index     2,644.57  -51.93        2,696.5  +4.72
Volume:            1,335.7M                   1,111.2M
Value:             $1,222.5M                 $1,161.8M
Gainers/Losers:  100/327                      208/201


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
14 January 2016

The FBM KLCI index lost 9.10 points or 0.55% on Thursday. The Finance Index fell 0.44% to 13728.84 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.58% to 1154.7 points and the Plantation Index down 0.61% to 7512.89 points. The market traded within a range of 6.96 points between an intra-day high of 1639.30 and a low of 1632.34 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include SUPERMX-C9, SUPERMX-C8, SANICHI, FBMKLCI-HK, VS-WA, MTRONIC, PUC, TIGER, ESCERAM and GCB-WA. Trading volume increased to 1996.16 mil shares worth RM2094.92 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 1932.98 mil shares worth RM1888.91 mil.

Leading Movers were YTL (+1 sen to RM1.54), GENTING (+3 sen to RM7.38), ASTRO (+1 sen to RM2.46), TENAGA (+4 sen to RM13.06) and SIME (+2 sen to RM7.30). Lagging Movers were PETCHEM (-46 sen to RM6.98), RHBCAP (-12 sen to RM5.25), UMW (-16 sen to RM7.21), GENM (-8 sen to RM4.13) and WPRTS (-7 sen to RM3.79). Market breadth was negative with 222 gainers as compared to 681 losers.

The KLCI erased yesterday’s gains and closed lower at 1633.44 points amid overnight losses in Wall Street. Market breadth was negative, pressured by low oil prices.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     14 January 2016     
Description       Volume                         Value        Frequency
ETF                    44,600                34,129,900                     09
Stock      4,293,552,832    6,053,228,281,380            241,414
Warrant         9,956,300              371,437,600                    855
Total       4,303,553,732    6,053,633,848,880             242,278


Trading Summary

As of 14 Jan 2016     Unit: M.Baht

Type                        Buy               Sell         Net
Institution        4,473.37        3,916.15       557.21
Proprietary      5,469.38        5,822.94      -353.57
Foreign           9,655.34       10,347.38     -692.04
Individual     26,014.32       25,525.93      488.40
Total Trading Value     45,612.41 M.Baht


Vietnam index ends down 1.3 pct in robust trade

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index .VNI  fell 1.31 percent to a 20-week closing low on Thursday, with most blue chips heading south in robust trade.
More than half the stocks on the index declined, led by shares of banks and insurance companies. BIDV  BID.HM , the country's top partly private lender by assets, dropped 2.63 percent and insurer BaoViet Holdings  BVH.HM  fell 3.92 percent.
As many as 149.7 million shares changed hands, the highest volume since Dec. 18.
The index, Southeast Asia's best performer in 2015, extended its loss to the second straight session, hitting the lowest level since Aug. 26.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close
           VN Index    553.03             
        PREV. CLOSE    560.37             
           % CHANGE    -1.31%             
               HIGH    556.62             
                LOW    550.60    


SE Asia Stocks-Indonesia off low after cenbank cuts rates as expected

Southeast Asian stock markets fell in line with weak global equities on Thursday, with Indonesian benchmark recouping most early losses after

the central bank cut interest rates as expected to counter slumping global demand and commodity prices.
The Jakarta composite index  .JKSE  ended the day down 0.5 percent after a drop of nearly 2 percent at one point.
Indonesia's central bank announced a cut of the benchmark policy rate  BIPG  by 25 basis points to 7.25 percent, hours after a terror attack in central Jakarta left at least six dead.

Singapore fared worst, with the Straits Times Index  .STI  sliding nearly 2 percent to the lowest close since December 2011. Energy-related stocks such as Keppel Corp  KPLM.SI  were among key losers amid weak global oil market.  
Malaysia  .KLSE  hit a near four-week closing low, the Philippines  .PSI  and Thailand  .SETI  ended two days of gains
while Vietnam  .VNI  closed at its lowest level since Aug. 26, 2015.
Most markets witnessed net foreign selling, led by Malaysia's 136 million ringgit ($30.98 million) and Indonesia's 441 billion rupiah ($31.72 million).
  Market                      Current     Previous Close    Pct Move
  Singapore                 2644.57        2696.5                   -1.93
  Bangkok                  1263.29       1278.61                   -1.20
  Manila                     6408.76       6494.13                    -1.31
  Jakarta                   4513.181     4537.179                    -0.53
  Kuala Lumpur        1633.44        1642.54                    -0.55
  Ho Chi Minh            553.03          560.37                     -1.31


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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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