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15 January 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 13.81 points or 0.52% lower to 2630.76, taking the year-to-date performance to -8.74%.

The top active stocks today were SingTel, which gained 1.71%, DBS, which declined 1.35%, OCBC Bank, which declined 1.00%, UOB, which declined 1.29% and Keppel Corp, with a 0.41% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.21%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.51%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Industrials Index, which rose 1.75%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Jardine Matheson Holdings and Jardine Strategic Holdings – ended 3.73% higher and 2.58% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Technology Index, which slipped 2.26%. Silverlake Axis shares declined 4.31% and CSE Global remained unchanged.

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

Ishares Usd Asia Bond Etf (unchanged)

Sti Etf (-0.74%)

Spdr Gold Shares (-0.67%)

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

Ascendas Reit (-1.38%)

Capitacom Trust (+1.94%)

Capitamall Trust (+1.59%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI20400MBePW160128 (+20.59%)

HSI19600MBePW160226 (+17.50%)

HSI20000MBeCW160226 (-17.16%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW160705 (-12.94%)

KepCorp MBeCW161101 (unchanged)

UOB MB eCW160705 (-9.35%)

 Singapore Stock Market
                                 Friday                      Thursday
*ST Index        2,630.76  -13.81        2,644.57  -51.93
Volume:               1,928.7M                    1,335.7M
Value:                $1,088.9M                  $1,222.5M
Gainers/Losers:     141/281                      100/327


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
15 January 2016

The FBM KLCI index lost 4.89 points or 0.30% on Friday. The Finance Index fell 0.27% to 13691.38 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.46% to 1149.4 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.26% to 7532.75 points. The market traded within a range of 7.38 points between an intra-day high of 1639.12 and a low of 1631.74 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include INSTACO, NEXGRAM, TIGER, GCB-WA, FBMKLCI-HK, APFT, INSTACO-WB, TMS, DPS and SKPETROC19. Trading volume decreased to 1877.16 mil shares worth RM1755.31 mil as compared to Thursday’s 1996.16 mil shares worth RM2094.92 mil.

Leading Movers were ASTRO (+5 sen to RM2.51), KLK (+26 sen to RM22.86), UMW (+8 sen to RM7.29), GENM (+2 sen to RM4.15) and IHH (+3 sen to RM6.52). Lagging Movers were SKPETRO (-6 sen to RM1.68), SIME (-18 sen to RM7.12), GENTING (-17 sen to RM7.21), YTL (-3 sen to RM1.51) and RHBCAP (-4 sen to RM5.21). Market breadth was negative with 325 gainers as compared to 580 losers.

The KLCI erased its midday gains and closed lower at 1628.55 points despite overnight positive performance in Wall Street. Our local bourse moved sideways amid absence of positive leads.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     15 January 2016     
Description          Volume                             Value     Frequency
ETF                          4,000                     1,684,000                  01
Stock          4,166,478,096       4,992,334,895,178         173,365
Warrant             8,264,800                  272,157,700               505
Total           4,174,746,896        4,992,608,736,878        173,871


Trading Summary
Type                        Buy                  Sell             Net
Institution         4,673.99         5,939.67      -1,265.69
Proprietary        4,980.21        5,814.74         -834.54
Foreign           10,187.39       11,262.20      -1,074.81
Individual       26,384.50      23,209.46        3,175.04
Total Trading Value     46,226.07 M.Baht


Vietnam share index falls nearly 2 pct, biggest drop since end-Aug

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  dropped 1.81 percent on Friday, posting its biggest percentage fall in nearly five months, led by large caps.
Vietcombank  VCB.HM , the country's top lender by market value, led the fall with a 2.87 percent loss, followed by food producer Masan Group  MSN.HM  that tumbled 5.41 percent to more
than three-week low.
The index, Southeast Asia's best performer last year, marked the biggest fall since Aug. 24, ending this week with a 3.04 percent loss.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close .
           VN Index    543.04            
        PREV. CLOSE    553.03            
           % CHANGE    -1.81%            
               HIGH    556.55            
                LOW    543.04            


SE Asia Stocks-Thai index near 1-week low on energy shares

Most Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Friday as a retreat in crude oil futures triggered sell-offs in energy shares, sending Thai benchmark to a near one-week low and key indexes in the region extending losses for the second week.
Bangkok's SET index  .SETI  dropped 1.4 percent, nearly erasing gains on the week. It finished at 1,245.85, the lowest close since Jan. 11.
Losses were led by top three energy stocks with PTT  PTT.BK sliding 6 percent, PTT Exploration and Production  PTTEP.BK  down 6.8 percent and PTT Global Chemical  PTTGC.BK  5.7 percent lower.   
Most key indexes in the region posted a second straight weekly loss, led by Singapore's  .STI  4.4 percent and Vietnam's  .VNI  about 3 percent.
Among hit markets, the Malaysian bourse reported a combined 763 million ringgit ($173.55 million) worth of net foreign selling, with Indonesia 1.9 trillion rupiah ($136.79 million).
  Market                      Current    previous close  Pct Move
  Singapore                2630.76    2644.57         -0.52
  Bangkok                  1245.85      1263.29         -1.38
  Manila                       6449.5      6408.76           0.64
  Jakarta                   4523.976   4513.181            0.24
  Kuala Lumpur        1628.55      1633.44          -0.30
  Ho Chi Minh            543.04        553.03          -1.81

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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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