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05 January 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended -42.31 points lower or -1.26% to 3328.28, taking the year-to-date performance to -1.10%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined -0.08% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index gained +0.19%. The top active stocks were DBS (-2.24%), UOB (-2.24%), SingTel (-0.26%), CapitaLand (-1.21%) and Keppel Corp (-1.92%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index (+1.56%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index are Midas Holdings (+3.23%) and Geo Energy Resources (unchanged). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which declined  -1.84% with Keppel Corp’s share price declining -1.92% and Sembcorp Industries’s share price declining -3.14%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the United SSE 50 China ETF (+5.00%), SPDR Gold Shares (+0.66%), DBXT CSI300 ETF (+1.48%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were CapitaMall Trust (+0.49%), Ascendas REIT (+0.42%), CapitaCom Trust (-0.29%).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI24000MBeCW150129 (-10.84%), HSI23400MBePW150226 (unchanged), HSI24200MBeCW150226 (-8.46%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were DBS MB eCW150602 (-19.57%), SGX MB eCW150803 (-6.15%), KepCorp MBeCW150602 (-14.50%).

Singapore Stock Market
                               Monday                Wednesday
*ST Index       3,328.28  -42.31     3,365.15  -0.96
Volume:                 1,257.6M              587.7M
Value:                      $844.6M               $514M
Gainers/Losers:      165/257              194/131


Indonesia

Trade Summary
Date As of:     05 January 2015    
Description             Volume                        Value                 Frequency
ETF                               2,300                   1,438,700                         17
Stock             6,428,459,985    5,507,595,673,547              223,840
Right                     7,700,300                    7,700,300                        13
Warrant               29,201,535            1,227,846,725                     680
Total              6,465,364,120     5,508,832,659,272             224,550



Thailand

Thai bourse announces remarkable performance in 2014

 
BANGKOK, January 5, 2015 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) revealed that 2014 average daily trading value was THB 45.47 billion (approximately USD 1.38 billion), considered the highest in ASEAN for three consecutive years, while the average daily derivatives trading volume reached 147,025 contracts. Market  capitalization from newly-listed companies was THB 304 billion (USD 9.21 billion). As a regional financial hub, SET's quality has increasingly been recognized by various international organizations. SET joined the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative, becoming the first exchange in ASEAN to pledge commitment to the promotion of sustainability within its capital markets.

In 2015, The Thai capital market continues to increase diversification and internationalization of products and services.

SET President Kesara Manchusree said that despite impact of internal political  situation in the first half of 2014, SET posted satisfactory performance in 2014, reflecting in trading value and volume in both equities and derivatives.

At the end of the third quarter, the number of trading accounts reached new high for the first time at more than one million accounts. This resulted from investors' demand and SET's activities to enhance investors' knowledge, collaborated with asset management firms and financial institutions to expand quality investor base nationwide. In addition, the Internet trading accounts jumped almost 30 percent from end of 2013 to 779,318 accounts (as of end-November), and likely to continue growing. In 2015, SET will enhance information channels via its website and social media to respond to investors' digital lifestyle.

In terms of fundraising, THB 304.8 billion was raised in 2014 through 45 initial public offerings (IPOs). Among these, IMPACT Growth Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) was listed on SET as the first REIT on SET in October, under the ticker symbol "IMPACT", with total value of THB 15.71 billion. Moreover, Five exchange-traded funds (ETFs) tracking SET50 as well as four global indices covering S&P 500 Index, MSCI EMU Index, MSCI Japan index and MSCI Emerging Index were launched last year. For 2015, SET aims to diversify into government infrastructure fund and international products to serve investor needs, specifically accommodating Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) firms to fundraise on  the Thai capital market.

As for sustainable development, SET has become an outstanding bourse with high  potential in the region in many aspects. In 2014, MSCI added four Thai stocks into MSCI Global Standard Indices, the highest number of additions in Asia. Dow Jones included ten Thai listed companies in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), the highest number of additions in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The ASEAN CG Scorecard showed that average corporate governance (CG) score of Thai listed companies at 75.39 scores, has topped off all other ASEAN companies, for two consecutive years. It was significant that SET has joined the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative, becoming the first exchange in ASEAN to pledge commitment to the promotion of sustainability.

SET has continuously developed its IT system. In 2014, its new derivatives  trading and clearing system were implemented under the same platform with the "SET Connect" security trading system. In the second quarter of 2015, SET will launch new clearing system for equities with cutting-edge technology, efficiency  for international transactions and SET's business expansion.

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Thai bourse announces remarkable performance in 2014
 
BANGKOK, January 5, 2015 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) revealed that 2014 average daily trading value was THB 45.47 billion (approximately USD 1.38 billion), considered the highest in ASEAN for three consecutive years, while the average daily derivatives trading volume reached 147,025 contracts. Market capitalization from newly-listed companies was THB 304 billion (USD 9.21 billion). As a regional financial hub, SET's quality has increasingly been recognized by various international organizations. SET joined the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative, becoming the first exchange in ASEAN to pledge commitment to the promotion of sustainability within its capital markets.

In 2015, The Thai capital market continues to increase diversification and internationalization of products and services.

SET President Kesara Manchusree said that despite impact of internal political  situation in the first half of 2014, SET posted satisfactory performance in 2014, reflecting in trading value and volume in both equities and derivatives.

At the end of the third quarter, the number of trading accounts reached new high for the first time at more than one million accounts. This resulted from investors' demand and SET's activities to enhance investors' knowledge, collaborated with asset management firms and financial institutions to expand quality investor base nationwide. In addition, the Internet trading accounts jumped almost 30 percent from end of 2013 to 779,318 accounts (as of end-November), and likely to continue growing. In 2015, SET will enhance information channels via its website and social media to respond to investors' digital lifestyle.

In terms of fundraising, THB 304.8 billion was raised in 2014 through 45 initial public offerings (IPOs). Among these, IMPACT Growth Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) was listed on SET as the first REIT on SET in October, under the ticker symbol "IMPACT", with total value of THB 15.71 billion. Moreover, Five exchange-traded funds (ETFs) tracking SET50 as well as four global indices covering S&P 500 Index, MSCI EMU Index, MSCI Japan index and MSCI Emerging Index were launched last year. For 2015, SET aims to diversify into government infrastructure fund and international products to serve investor needs, specifically accommodating Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) firms to fundraise on  the Thai capital market.

As for sustainable development, SET has become an outstanding bourse with high  potential in the region in many aspects. In 2014, MSCI added four Thai stocks into MSCI Global Standard Indices, the highest number of additions in Asia. Dow Jones included ten Thai listed companies in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), the highest number of additions in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The ASEAN CG Scorecard showed that average corporate governance (CG) score of Thai listed companies at 75.39 scores, has topped off all other ASEAN companies, for two consecutive years. It was significant that SET has joined the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative, becoming the first exchange in ASEAN to pledge commitment to the promotion of sustainability.

SET has continuously developed its IT system. In 2014, its new derivatives  trading and clearing system were implemented under the same platform with the "SET Connect" security trading system. In the second quarter of 2015, SET will  launch new clearing system for equities with cutting-edge technology, efficiency  for international transactions and SET's business expansion.

Trading Summary

As of   5 January  2015         Unit: M.Baht
Type                               Buy                   Sell                 Net
Institution              2,584.63          5,100.52     -2,515.89     
Proprietary            3,326.34          2,422.31          904.03     
Foreign                  7,038.73          8,886.20      -1,847.47     
Individual             16,772.28        13,312.95       3,459.33     
Total Trading Value     29,721.99 M.Baht     

Vietnam

Vietnam index dips 0.2 pct on energy stocks decline

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  closed down 0.22 percent on Monday, with PetroVietNam Gas , Vietnam's biggest listed firm by market value, leading the losses on falling oil prices.
    
GAS shares retreated 2.13 percent while U.S. crude and Brent futures dropped to fresh 5-1/2-year lows on Monday as worries about a surplus of global supplies amid weak demand continued to drag on oil markets.
    
Petrovietnam Drilling & Well Services Corp , another subsidiary of state oil and gas group PetroVietnam, tumbled 5.43 percent, erasing gains in other blue chips including top insurer Baoviet Holdings   that climbed 4.06 percent.
    
Selling strengthened as the index reached near its resistance level of 550 points, while volume stood at 96 million shares, slightly below the five-day average of 103 million which had weakened around the New Year holidays.
    
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index   at the close

                         VN Index       544.45              
                PREV. CLOSE       545.63              
                   % CHANGE       -0.22%              
                                                      
                       HIGH       549.22              
                        LOW       543.78              
                                      

Asean

SE Asia Stocks - Mostly lower; energy shares lead decline

Most Southeast Asian stock markets slipped on Monday as energy shares fell across exchanges amid softening oil prices, with late selling by domestic funds hitting Thai large caps.
    
The Thai SET index   was down 0.96 percent at 1,483.25, the lowest close since Dec. 17. Large-cap stocks  underperformed due to selling led by institutional investors, brokers said.
    
"The redemption of long-term equity funds hit many large-caps. We have expected the fund selling to be a key market drag in the first week of January," said strategist Viwat Techapoonpol at Tisco Securities.
   
 Oil prices, which fell to fresh 5-1/2-year lows on Monday, prompted investors to offload holdings in energy shares, brokers said. Shares of PTT  dropped almost 3 percent and PTT Exploration and Production   lost 4.5 percent.    

 In Singapore, the benchmark Straits Times Index finished the day down 1.3 percent at 3,328.28, the lowest close since Dec. 19, with shares of Keppel Corporation  almost 2 percent lower.
   
 "The new trading week finished on a cautious note, tracking the weak lead from Wall Street and oil prices keeping to its 5-year low," said broker NRA Capital in a report.
    
Stocks in Malaysia    extended losses for a fourth session, Indonesia   retreated from a near four-month closing high on Friday and Vietnam  <.VNI>  closed down 0.22 percent, led down by PetroVietNam Gas .
    
Stocks in the Philippines bucked the trend, with the key index   up 0.6 percent at 7,276.63, the highest close since Dec. 4. Foreign inflows boosted large-caps such as Alliance Global Group and JG Summit Holdings , stock exchange data showed.
     
 
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
 
 Market                      Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 Singapore               3328.28        3370.59           -1.26
 Kuala Lumpur        1736.62        1752.77           -0.92
 Bangkok                 1483.25        1497.67            -0.96
 Jakarta                    5219.99        5242.77            -0.43
 Manila                    7276.63         7230.57          +0.64
 Ho Chi Minh            544.45           545.63           -0.22
 



 
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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.

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