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27 January 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended +13.68 points higher or +0.40% to 3412.2, taking the year-to-date performance to +1.40%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined -0.07% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index gained +0.45%. The top active stocks were Keppel Land (-0.22%), Keppel Corp (+1.23%), DBS (+0.50%), CapitaLand (unchanged) and SingTel (unchanged).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Industrials Index (+1.62%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Industrials Index are Jardine Matheson Holdings (+3.83%) and Jardine Strategic Holdings (+2.54%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Real Estate Investment Trusts Index, which declined -0.82% with CapitaMall Trust’s share price declining -0.45% and Ascendas REIT’s share price declining -2.69%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the IS MSCI India (-0.62%), SPDR Gold Shares (+0.08%), LYXOR ETF MSCI India (-0.06%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were CapitaMall Trust (-0.45%), Ascendas REIT (-2.69%), CapitaCom Trust (-3.67%).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI25000MBeCW150330 (-7.29%), HSI24400MBePW150330 (+4.55%), HSI23800MBePW150330 (+7.61%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were DBS MB eCW150602 (+3.19%), KepCorp MBeCW150701 (+8.40%), KepCorp MBeCW150602 (+8.33%).
 Singapore Stock Market
                                         Tuesday                    Monday
*ST Index               3,412.2  +13.68     3,398.52  -12.98
Volume:                      1,845.6M               1,413.5M
Value:                       $1,490.8M             $1,480.2M
Gainers/Losers:          267/187                 204/262


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
27 Jan 2015

The FBM KLCI index gained 6.73 points or 0.37% on Tuesday. The Finance Index increased 0.29% to 15640.31 points, the Properties Index up 0.63% to 1312.65 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.78% to 7995.2 points. The market traded within a range of 21.66 points between an intra-day high of 1810.21 and a low of 1788.55 during the session.


Trading volume increased to 2049.99 mil shares worth RM2186.71 mil as compared to Monday’s 1879.96 mil shares worth RM2133.41 mil. Leading Movers were FGV (+20 sen to RM2.40), PETCHEM (+20 sen to RM5.55), KLCC (+17 sen to RM6.97), PETDAG (+42 sen to RM17.62) and TM (+11 sen to RM7.02). Lagging Movers were ASTRO (-5 sen to RM2.92), GENM (-5 sen to RM3.93), MISC (-6 sen to RM7.81), YTL (-1 sen to RM1.71) and TENAGA (-8 sen to RM15.00). Market breadth was positive with 447 gainers as compared to 366 losers.

The KLCI rebounded from yesterday’s losses by ending 6.73 points higher at 1803.17, backed by gains in heavyweight counters such as Felda Global and Petronas-linked counters. Investors’ sentiment was buoyed by optimism as Greece’s new government won’t force the nation to leave the euro currency bloc


Trade Summary
Date As of:     27 January 2015    
Description               Volume                                 Value          Frequency
Total               5,189,998,516        6,426,660,285,114             223,962
ETF                             37,500                      21,888,500                      80
Stock             5,145,699,610         6,415,243,311,222            223,375
Warrant               44,261,406              11,395,085,392                    507


Thai bourse welcomes Land and Houses group to "Banker-to-Broker" project to  boost quality investor base

Bangkok, January 27, 2015 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), has today welcomed Land and Houses Bank pcl and Land and Houses Securities pcl to SET's Banker-to-Broker project. It focuses on developing capabilities of financial employees on wealth management, in order to increase SET's quality investors' base via more than 120 Land and Houses Bank's branches nationwide.

SET President Kesara Manchusree said that SET was committed to enhancing savings and investment knowledge among the target groups and general public. This joint project has been vital in promoting investment via Land and Houses Bank branches and electronics channels, keeping bank personnel well-equipped with wealth management knowledge so as to provide financial services covering products and services of the capital market for their customers.

"The Banker-to-Broker project has synergized the financial market and capital  market in many aspects especially bank's personnel knowledge training, as well as the connection of the internet banking and securities online trading systems to serve all their customers' investment demands. This collaboration will boost quality investor base via customers. SET will provide a series of training program on wealth management and investment product to the bank's personnel throughout 2015. At the same time the customers will have wider investment alternatives through a range of bank's products and services catering to their needs," added Kesara

Land and Houses Bank President Sasitorn Phongsathorn (Chatsirivichaikul) said  that this strategic partnership would stimulate and attract savers to become investors. It would also increase business opportunities for the bank when providing full-range of investment products and services as customers' demand was high. Currently, the bank provides services for securities account opening via 120 branches nationwide. The bank plans to expand by opening 10 new branches  each year in order to cover customers nationwide.

Land and Houses Securities Managing Director Kant Athatamsuntorn said this co-operation was in line with the company's strategic plan to expand customer base through existing customers. Therefore, with the combined efforts of investment knowledge and information access facilitated by SET, coverage of Land and Houses Bank's over 120 branches nationwide and plus our experienced  personnel in securities and investment, we would certainly be able to expand quality investors' base via depositors and benefit savers, as well as investors.

For more information about opening securities account, please visit any branches of Land and Houses Bank, call the Contact Center 0-2359-0000 or visit

Banker-to-Broker project has been organized since 2011 to equip bank personnel  with wealth management knowledge in order to provide financial services covering products and services of the capital market for their customers. Moving on to its fifth year this year, it has covered ten commercial banks and ten securities. Those ten banks are namely Bangkok Bank pcl, Krung Thai Bank pcl, Bank of Ayudhya pcl, Kasikornbank pcl, Kiatnakin Bank pcl, CIMB Thai Bank pcl, Tisco Bank pcl, Siam Commercial Bank pcl, Thanachart Bank pcl, and Land and Houses Bank pcl, covering 6,271 branches nationwide, while securities firms are, Bualuang Securities pcl, KT ZMICO co.,ltd., Krungsri Securities pcl, Kiatnakin Securities co.,ltd, Kasikorn Securities pcl, SCB Securities co.,ltd, Thanachart Securities pcl, TISCO Securities co.,ltd,  CIMB Securities (Thailand) co.,ltd and Land and Houses Securities pcl.

Trading Summary

As of   27 January  2015         Unit: M.Baht
Type                               Buy                   Sell                 Net
Institution              3,733.48            4,392.54         -659.07     
Proprietary            5,730.13            5,383.11           347.02     
Foreign                12,158.99            8,798.23       3,360.77     
Individual            41,236.66           44,285.38     -3,048.72     
Total Trading Value     62,859.26 M.Baht     


Vietnam index retreats 0.2 pct on late selling

 Vietnam's benchmark VN Index   closed down 0.23 percent to 579.3 points on Tuesday, as heavy offloading of shares in the afternoon session erased
strong gains in some blue chips.

Declining shares outnumbered risers by more than two to one, led by PetroVietNam Gas , Vietnam's top firm by market value, with a 0.63-percent fall and Hanoi-based Vietcombank   losing 0.82 percent.
The index dropped to as low as 575.5 points on widespread selling in the afternoon session, sparked by what analysts said was market speculation of an arrest or indictment of a former top banker.
 Several Vietnamese bankers have been jailed in the past few years and authorities have said investigations are ongoing over numerous cases of suspected fraud in a banking system dogged by scandals.  
The losses were marginal, however, and most shares recovered back at the close.
Top confectionery producer Kinh Do Corp outperformed the market to surge 6.87 percent after it said it would seek shareholders' approval to pay a cash dividend of 20,000 dong ($0.94) per share.  
 Here is a snapshot of the VN Index   at the close

               VN Index   579.30            
       PREV. CLOSE   580.64            
          % CHANGE   -0.23%            
              HIGH   584.28            
               LOW   575.50            

SE Asia Stocks -Thai shares rise ahead of rate decision; most others up

Most Southeast Asian stock markets gained on Tuesday, with the Thai benchmark index closing near the 1,600 level a day before the Bank of Thailand's interest rate decision, while Indonesian shares rose ahead of corporate quarterly results.
 Asian share markets were mostly firmer on Tuesday and the euro clung to rare gains, relieved that European equities had weathered Greece's election outcome without too much disruption.
The Thai SET index   rose 0.09 percent to 1,589.81.
Shares of large cap firms traded mixed, with carrier Thai Airways International's   stock climbing 3.4 percent after a restructuring plan, while low free float stock, Bank of Ayudhya, slid 7.4 percent.
  Investors in the region are also closely watching the U.S. Federal Reserve's two-day monetary policy meeting, which is starting later in the day.
Jakarta's composite index   rose 0.3 percent as the rupiah  led gains among emerging Asian currencies ahead of the Fed meeting.
 Among the bright spots, shares of Bank Negara Indonesia  climbed 1.6 percent with the company's quarterly financial results expected later in the week.

 Market                      Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 Singapore                3412.20       3398.52            +0.40
 Kuala Lumpur         1803.17       1796.44            +0.37
 Bangkok                  1589.81       1588.31            +0.09
 Jakarta                     5277.15       5260.02            +0.33
 Manila                     7630.57       7586.67            +0.58
 Ho Chi Minh            579.30         580.64              -0.23

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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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