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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs  29 January 2014 


29 January 2014

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended -14.48 points lower or -0.47% to 3047.93, taking the year-to-date performance to -3.70%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained +0.10% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -0.37%. The top active stocks were SingTel (-0.28%), DBS (-0.78%), OCBC (-1.16%), GLP (-0.70%) and Keppel Corp (-0.75%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Consumer Goods Index (+0.88%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Consumer Goods Index are Wilmar International (+1.61%) and Thai Beverage (+0.92%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which declined -0.68% with Midas Holdings’ share price remaining unchanged and Geo Energy Resources’ share price gaining +1.59%.The FTSE ST Basic Materials Index declined -0.68%.  The FTSE ST Financials Index declined -0.60%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the SPDR Gold Shares (-0.22%), DBXT AUD SSA Bonds ETF (+1.49%), IS MSCI India (+0.87%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Suntec REIT (-0.31%), CapitaCommercial Trust (-2.39%), CapitaMall Trust (-2.08%).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI22000MBeCW140227 (+9.78%), HSI21600MBePW140227 (-16.18%), HSI22400MBePW140227 (-10.45%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were UOB MB eCW140701 (-9.66%), DBS MB eCW140502 (-6.38%), KepCorp MBeCW140701 (-8.41%).

 Singapore Stock Market
                           Wednesday                  Tuesday
*ST Index        3,047.93  -14.48     3,062.41  +19.98
Volume:                1,931.4M                   2,088.6M
Value:                 $1,051.5M                 $1,169.7M
Gainers/Losers:       168/236                      183/214


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
29 Jan 2014

The FBM KLCI index gained 7.98 points or 0.45% on Wednesday. The Finance Index increased 0.63% to 16389.64 points, the Properties Index up 0.57% to 1249.64 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.18% to 8377.7 points. The market traded within a range of 13.92 points between an intra-day high of 1794.13 and a low of 1780.21 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include KNM, GPACKET, TIGER-WB, KBB-WA, ASIAPAC, TIGER, KNM-WA, SILKHLD, SONA-WA and XDL. Trading volume increased to 1403.57 mil shares worth RM1741.07 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 1362.73 mil shares worth RM1863.80 mil.

Leading Movers were PBBANK (+14 sen to RM19.12), CIMB (+7 sen to RM6.91), TENAGA (+8 sen to RM11.24), SKPETRO (+7 sen to RM4.38) and MISC (+12 sen to RM5.87). Lagging Movers were AXIATA (-2 sen to RM6.54), IOICORP (-2 sen to RM4.15), KLK (-12 sen to RM23.38), ASTRO (-1 sen to RM2.94) and HLBANK (-2 sen to RM14.18). Market breadth was positive with 494 gainers as compared to 222 losers.

The KLCI extended yesterday’s rebound to close 7.98 points higher at 1789.23, amid the positive overnight performance in Wall Street and most of our regional markets. The positive performance of our benchmark index was underpinned by gains in blue chip counters, led by Public and CIMB.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     29 January 2014  
Description                 Volume                             Value           Frequency
ETF                              3,600                     2,059,800                    32
Stock              4,102,984,392       5,456,196,841,669           196,342
Right                                  00                                 00                    00
Warrant              147,219,300            10,758,753,200               2,036
Total               4,250,207,292        5,466,957,654,669           198,410


Trading Summary

As of  29 January 2014         Unit: M.Baht
Type                     Buy                  Sell              Net        
Institution       2,250.58         2,013.33            237.25     
Proprietary    2,668.91          3,071.76          -402.85     
Foreign         9,122.14           9,721.26          -599.12     
Individual     10,965.24        10,200.53            764.71     
Total Trading Value       25,006.88 M.Baht     


 Vietnam   is closed for a second day on Wednesday for the country's Lunar New Year festival. Trade will resume on Thursday, Feb. 6


Indonesian shares jumped almost 2 percent while Malaysia and the Philippines also eked out gains on Wednesday as Turkey's huge increase in interest rates bolstered sentiment across Asia but Thai stocks retreated, wary of risks ahead of Sunday's poll.

Jakarta's Composite Index   finished at 4,417.35 as foreign investors returned to the battered market and large caps such as Bank Mandiri  and Telkom Indonesia  recouped some of their recent losses.

The Indonesian bourse recorded net foreign buying of 245 billion rupiah ($20.10 million) on Wednesday, its first in four sessions.

 Malaysia's main index   was up 0.45 percent, the Philippines' main index  gained 0.8 percent while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan   rose 1 percent.

Thai shares  pared earlier gains, ending a tad lower at 1,271.42 amid active selling in shares of Siam Commercial Bank   and Bangkok Bank .

Players remained on the sidelines, with the market's trading volume falling to 0.7 times of its full day average over the past 30 sessions, as the Thai government pushed ahead with a general election on Sunday despite warnings it could end in violence.  

Foreign investors sold shares worth a net 599 million baht ($18.21 million), adding to their net redemption of $205 million over the past three sessions.  

Singapore   underperformed peers, down 0.5 percent as investors trimmed positions ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays.

Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines will be closed on Friday for a Lunar New Year holiday, while Malaysia will remain shut on Thursday and Friday.

 Vietnam    was closed for a second day on Wednesday for the country's Lunar New Year festival. Trading will resume on Thursday, Feb. 6.   
 Market                          Current     Prev Close       Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*        378.78        377.35               +0.38
 Singapore                    3047.93       3062.41               -0.47
 Kuala Lumpur              1789.23       1781.25              +0.45
 Bangkok                      1271.42       1271.29               -0.03
 Jakarta                        4417.35        4341.65              +1.74
 Manila                        6069.84       6022.81              +0.78

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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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