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29 January 2018

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 9.93 points or 0.28% higher to 3577.07, taking the year-to-date performance to +5.12%.

The top active stocks today were Keppel Corp, which gained 2.67%, DBS, which gained 0.04%, Singtel, which gained 0.28%, UOB, which gained closed unchanged and OCBC Bank, with a 0.84% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.17%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.13%.

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

STI ETF (+0.55%)

SPDR Gold Shares (-0.74%)

DBXT MSCI Indonesia ETF (-0.80%)

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

Ascendas REIT (-0.70%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (-1.04%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (unchanged)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI32400MBePW180227 (unchanged)

HSI33400MBeCW180227 (unchanged)

HSI31800MBePW180328 (+9.86%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

CapitalaMBeCW181009 (+3.39%)

DBS MB eCW180416 (-0.86%)

Yangziji MB eCW180702 (+7.41%)

 Singapore Stock Market
                                       Monday                  Friday
*ST Index               3,577.07  +9.93       3,567.14  -5.48
Volume:                         2,332.1M                1,642.2M
Value:                           $1,324.3M              $1,206.4M
Gainers/Losers:                 238/208                  224/217


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
29 January 2018
The FBM KLCI index gained 16.60 points or 0.90% on Monday. The Finance Index increased 1.52% to 17940.77 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.65% to 1220.22 points and the Plantation Index down 0.16% to 8068.26 points. The market traded within a range of 13.87 points between an intra-day high of 1868.96 and a low of 1855.09 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include SUMATEC, UMWOG, AAX, SAPNRG, BORNOIL, PUC, FINTEC, PERISAI, SGB-WA and FINTEC-PA. Trading volume decreased to 3002.84 mil shares worth RM2493.56 mil as compared to Friday’s 3193.99 mil shares worth RM2449.33 mil.

Leading Movers were PBBANK (+60 sen to RM21.90), HLBANK (+46 sen to RM18.66), HLFG (+46 sen to RM18.74), TM (+12 sen to RM6.12) and NESTLE (+160 sen to RM113.10). Lagging Movers were IOICORP (-4 sen to RM4.66), AMMB (-2 sen to RM4.82), PETDAG (-4 sen to RM24.72), YTL (-0 sen to RM1.54) and TENAGA (-0 sen to RM15.84). Market breadth was negative with 370 gainers as compared to 623 losers.

The KLCI closed higher at 1870.52 points amid last Friday’s gains in US market. The performance of our local bourse was lifted by buying interest in heavy weight counters led by Public Bank.

Trade Summary
Date As of:     29 January 2018     
Description             Volume                             Value       Frequency
ETF                        791,200                     99,073,300                   46
Stock          12,442,759,370        10,972,117,133,681         424,754
Warrant            130,116,800              15,857,368,800              5,731
Total            12,573,667,370       10,988,073,575,781          430,531


Trading Summary     
As of 29 January 2018    Unit: M.Baht
Type                        Buy              Sell               Net
Institution        6,374.73        3,989.84       2,384.89
Proprietary      6,631.34        6,486.38          144.96
Foreign          19,697.70      20,056.59        -358.89
Individual      21,590.36      23,761.32     -2,170.96
Total Trading Value     54,294.13 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Philippines, Indonesia hit record closes; Malaysia at 3-yr peak

Most Southeast Asian stock markets ended higher on Monday, with Philippines and Indonesia posting record finishes and Malaysia hitting its highest close in more than three years.
The Philippine index  .PSI  marked an all-time closing peak for a third straight session, buoyed by gains in telecom stocks.
Telecommunication service provider PLDT Inc  TEL.PS  ended 6.5 percent higher and index heavy weight SM Prime Holdings Inc  SMPH.PS  gained 1.3 percent.
The Jakarta index  .JKSE  erased earlier losses as energy stocks were boosted by Bangladesh's agreement with Indonesia on Sunday to open talks on imports of liquefied natural gas as Dhaka looks to fill a shortfall in domestic natural gas.
Malaysian stocks  .KLSE  rose 0.9 percent to hit their strongest finish since September 2014, with Public Bank Bhd  PUBM.KL  at a record close and Malayan Banking Bhd  hitting a more than four-year closing high.
Financials underpinned the Singapore index  .STI , with DBS Group Holdings  DBSM.SI  and United Overseas Bank  UOBH.SI   closing marginally higher.
Thai shares  .SETI  gained 0.5 percent, led by energy stocks, with heavyweight PTT Pcl  PTT.BK  hitting a record close.
The finance ministry of Southeast Asia's second-largest economy raised its economic growth forecast for this year to 4.2 percent from 3.8 percent, and also raised its estimate for exports. 
Vietnamese shares  .VNI  slipped 0.5 percent, snapping five sessions of gains.
Food processor Vietnam Dairy Products  VNM.HM  shed 2.5 percent, while Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage Corp  SAB.HM  fell to a five-month closing low.
 STOCK MARKETS                                 
 Market               Current       Previous close      Pct Move
 Singapore           3577.07          3567.14                 0.28
 Bangkok             1837.49          1828.88                 0.47
 Manila                9058.62          9041.2                   0.19
 Jakarta                6680.619        6660.618               0.30
 Kuala Lumpur    1870.52          1853.92                 0.90
 Ho Chi Minh      1109.8             1115.64                -0.52

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This year in Thailand-what next?

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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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