ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
08 January 2016
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 21.32 points or 0.78% higher to 2751.23, taking the year-to-date performance to -4.56%.
The top active stocks today were SingTel, which gained 2.60%, DBS, which gained 0.13%, Keppel Corp, which declined 0.34%, OCBC Bank, which gained 0.36% and CapitaLand, with a 0.64% advance.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.31%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.47%.
The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which rose 2.78%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Midas Holdings and NSL – ended 1.82% higher and 0.34% higher respectively.
The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Technology Index, which slipped 0.64%. Silverlake Axis shares remained unchanged and CSE Global declined 3.23%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
Sti Etf (+0.36%)
Spdr Gold Shares (+0.47%)
Dbxt Csi300 Etf 10 (+2.79%)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
Ascendas Reit (+1.35%)
Capitacom Trust (unchanged)
Capitamall Trust (+0.52%)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
KepCorp MBeCW161212 (-8.33%)
DBS MB eCW160705 (unchanged)
UOB MB eCW160704 (+3.45%)
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 2,751.23 +21.32 2,729.91 -74.36
Volume: 1,427.1M 1,311.2M
Value: $1,180.4M $1,571.5M
Gainers/Losers: 235/150 71/397
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
8 January 2016
The FBM KLCI index gained 2.48 points or 0.15% on Friday. The Finance Index fell 0.11% to 13918.59 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.19% to 1171.58 points and the Plantation Index down 0.33% to 7626.19 points. The market traded within a range of 15.87 points between an intra-day high of 1664.53 and a low of 1648.66 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include GCB-WA, DPS, FBMKLCI-HK, SUPERMX-C8, INSTACO, DPS-WB, JTIASA-CD, TIGER, MTRONIC and AIRASIA. Trading volume decreased to 2073.64 mil shares worth RM1928.06 mil as compared to Thursday’s 3051.62 mil shares worth RM2270.79 mil.
Leading Movers were SKPETRO (+6 sen to RM1.85), YTL (+4 sen to RM1.55), GENM (+8 sen to RM4.18), PETDAG (+28 sen to RM24.00) and BAT (+60 sen to RM54.10). Lagging Movers were IOICORP (-3 sen to RM4.39), AMMB (-3 sen to RM4.43), TM (-4 sen to RM6.63), DIGI (-3 sen to RM5.17) and ASTRO (-1 sen to RM2.56). Market breadth was positive with 529 gainers as compared to 375 losers.
The KLCI ended the week with a positive note, closing slightly higher at 1657.61 points despite overnight losses in US market. The KLCI was mainly lifted by gains in SapuraKencana and YTL Corp.
Date As of: 08 January 2016
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 34,400 15,640,000 16
Stock 3,120,663,304 5,177,518,780,435 198,000
Right 419,353,252 2,096,993,260 17
Warrant 25,700,400 919,132,500 1,659
Total 3,565,751,356 5,180,550,546,195 199,692
Thai bourse launches investment service and learning hub at new head office
BANGKOK, January 8, 2016 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) has rolled out the new head office in a Bangkok business district, highlighting the first investment discovery museum in Thailand called "INVESTORY" and the "Maruey Knowledge & Resources Center," the forefront financial digital library, as such becoming a new investment landmark while reinforcing a SET's role to enhance financial and investment knowledge among Thais.
SET President Kesara Manchusree said, "SET's new building started operating on January 4, offering a complete range of investment services for investors, entrepreneurs and general public, while significantly creating an ideal investment learning hub, underlining SET's mission to lay a strong foundation of personal finance, savings and investment to benefit youth, working people up to retirement age."
In addition, the bourse has kicked off INVESTORY, its unique investment discovery museum with the state-of-art technology, offering inspiring and thought-provoking essence on financial discipline and wealth management, as well as exhibiting the story of Thai capital market development through digital multi-media, including games and simulation.
The new building also houses a new and vibrant look of Maruey Knowledge & Resource Center, a digital investment library for the Thai capital market with more than 20,000 media items in the total area of 842 square meters, providing self-service borrowing, digital bookshelves and digital content services for tablet and computer devices.
INVESTORY is open from 9.30 a.m.-7.00 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday. Maruey Knowledge & Resource Center is open daily from 8.30 a.m.-9.00 p.m. Location is at "B" floor of the SET building. For INVESTORY, free admission fee is offered from today until May 31, 2016.
Furthermore, SET aims to making this building an environmentally friendly building showcase with the world-class design and construction in line with "Green" building" concept in accordance with the Leadership in the Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program of the U.S. Green Building Council, focusing on energy-efficiency and environmentally friendly features.
SET's new address is at 93 Ratchadaphisek road, Dindaeng, Bangkok 10400, easy to access via MRT (Thailand Cultural Centre station). To contact us, please call: +662 009 9000, fax: +662 009 9991, or call SET Contact Center: +662 009 9999.
SET "Towards the 5th Decade of Sustainable Wealth for Thais"
As of 8 January 2016 Unit: M.Baht
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 4,939.95 4,410.78 529.17
Proprietary 5,357.83 3,999.16 1,358.67
Foreign 8,382.03 8,627.98 -245.95
Individual 18,241.50 19,883.39 -1,641.88
Total Trading Value 36,921.30 M.Baht
Vietnam index hits 4-month low, led by banks
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index .VNI ended down nearly 1 percent on Friday, hitting a four-month low, with most stocks heading south in a robust trading session.
Banks led the decliners, including Vietcombank VCB.HM , the country's top lender by market value, which eased 0.71 percent while BIDV BID.HM fell 2.59 percent on loan worries.
Trading volume was 143.2 million shares, compared with the five-day average of 119.9 million, while the index, Southeast Asia's best performer last year, hit its lowest close since September, 2015.
Vietnam's stock market has lost a combined 3.3 percent so far this year, in line with others in the region.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index .VNI at the close
VN Index 560.05
PREV. CLOSE 565.36
% CHANGE -0.94%
SE Asia Stocks-Most rebound on short covering ahead of U.S jobs data
Most Southeast Asian stock markets tracked a rebound in Asia on Friday, with Thai index climbing about 2 percent to trim losses on the week amid institutional buying as regional markets awaited the U.S. payrolls report for interest rate direction.
The Thai index .SETI rose 1.6 percent on the day and fell 3.4 percent on the week. Domestic funds bought shares, while foreign investors continued selling for a fifth day in the new year worth a combined 8.4 billion baht ($232 million).
Singapore .STI , among worst hit share markets on the week amid turbulence in Chinese equities, ended up 0.8 percent, posting a weekly decline of almost 5 percent.
Short covering helped the local bourse recover from its morning weak start, broker NRA Capital said in a report.
"With the widely watched U.S. nonfarm payrolls expected later today, some short sellers began to close their positions," its report said.
Share markets in the region posted losses on the first week of the year, led by a 5.4 percent decline of the Philippines .PSI , its biggest weekly fall since August 2013.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Prev Close Pct Move
Singapore 2751.23 2729.91 +0.78
Kuala Lumpur 1657.61 1655.13 +0.15
Bangkok 1244.18 1224.83 +1.58
Jakarta 4546.29 4530.45 +0.35
Manila 6575.43 6618.88 -0.66
Ho Chi Minh 560.05 565.36 -0.94