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13 July 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 31.34 points or 0.96% higher to 3311.22, taking the year-to-date performance to -1.60%.

The top active stocks today were Singtel, which gained 1.87%, DBS, which gained 1.50%, Fortune REIT HKD, which gained 0.65%, UOB, which gained 0.88% and Global Logistic, with a 1.65% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.48%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.69%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index, which rose 4.54%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Silverlake Axis and STATS ChipPAC – ended 9.24% higher and 2.13% lower respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Utilities Index, which slipped 0.47%. China Everbright Water shares remained unchanged and SIIC Environment Holdings declined 1.09%.

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

STI ETF (+1.20%)

SPDR Gold Shares (-0.73%)

IS MSCI India (+2.57%)

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

Fortune REIT Hkd (+0.65%)

Ascendas REIT (+0.82%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (+0.33%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

CN14000MBeCW150929 (-6.21%)

HSI26400MBeCW150828 (+14.68%)

HSI25000MBePW150828 (-12.59%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW150915 (+10.83%)

OCBC Bk MBeCW151201 (+6.48%)

DBS MB eCW151001 (+13.04%)

 Singapore Stock Market
                              Monday                             Friday
*ST Index       3,311.22  +31.34               3,279.88  +12.48
Volume:               1,435.8M                             1,161M
Value:                   $872.1M                           $929.7M
Gainers/Losers:       81/170                             249/180


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
13 July 2015

The FBM KLCI index gained 0.53 points or 0.03% on Monday. The Finance Index increased 0.09% to 15406.64 points, the Properties Index up 0.19% to 1198.2 points and the Plantation Index down 0.34% to 7443.22 points. The market traded within a range of 11.39 points between an intra-day high of 1718.39 and a low of 1707.00 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include HSI-HD, CHINA50-H2, HSI-CT, CAP, FRONTKN, HSI-CV, CHINA50-C4, AIRASIA, VSOLAR and CHINA50-C2. Trading volume decreased to 1498.48 mil shares worth RM1456.32 mil as compared to Friday’s 1673.79 mil shares worth RM1659.70 mil.

Leading Movers were PETCHEM (+15 sen to RM6.35), AMMB (+12 sen to RM5.75), HLFG (+22 sen to RM15.36), SKPETRO (+3 sen to RM2.41) and BAT (+70 sen to RM63.40). Lagging Movers were CIMB (-6 sen to RM5.34), TM (-5 sen to RM6.70), IHH (-4 sen to RM5.84), ASTRO (-2 sen to RM3.00) and TENAGA (-8 sen to RM12.46). Market breadth was negative with 357 gainers as compared to 360 losers.

The KLCI reversed its mid-day losses by ending marginally higher at 1716.11 points, amid positive performance in Wall Street on last Friday. However, market breadth was negative as investors were taking profit following the gains in our local bourse in the past few days.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     13 July 2015    
Description               Volume                          Value           Frequency
ETF                           11,800                    5,390,800                      11
Stock              3,486,255,263       3,561,788,909,842              160,232
Right                              700                           4,500                      02
Warrant                  4,452,400                169,948,300                    337
Total               3,490,720,163        3,561,964,253,442             160,582


Trading Summary

As of  13 July   2015  Unit: M.Baht   Unit: M.Bah
Type                              Buy             Sell                     Net
Institution                 4,332.35       2,059.15             2,273.20
Proprietary               3,731.43       3,295.84                435.59
Foreign                    7,057.45       8,173.79            -1,116.34
Individual               16,644.81     18,237.25            -1,592.44
Total Trading Value     31,766.03 M.Baht


Vietnam index advances 1.08 pct in low volume

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  ended up 1.08 percent on Monday, the second consecutive gain, with most big-cap shares rising on expectation of positive corporate earnings, but liquidity was low.  
Petrovietnam Gas  GAS.HM  advanced 1.6 percent, VietinBank  CTG.HM  rallied 3.14 percent and top dairy product maker Vinamilk  VNM.HM  gained 1.74 percent.
BaoViet Holdings  BVH.HM , the country's largest insurer, outperformed the market with a 6.9-percent rise to the highest in more than three years on solid foreign buying.
The gain was due in part to the expectation that the government would remove the 49-percent foreign holdings restrictions in insurance companies.
The index extended earlier gains as investors expected good business results from listed firms in the second quarter, analysts said.
A total of 140.49 million shares changed hand on Monday, or a drop of 35.22 percent from the previous session.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

                  VN Index       634.06              
         PREV. CLOSE       627.28              
            % CHANGE        1.08%              
                HIGH       637.07              
                 LOW       627.69             


SE Asia Stocks - Rise after Greece debt deal; Indonesia up before rate meeting

BANGKOK, July 13 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stock markets rose in thin volume on Monday amid short-covering after euro zone leaders clinched a deal with Greece and Indonesia extended gains for a second day on hopes the central bank will keep policy rate steady.
The Jakarta composite index  .JKSE  ended up 0.7 percent, building on Friday's 0.4 percent gain. Banking shares were among the actively traded, led by Bank Mandiri  BMRI.JK  and Bank Central Asia  BBCA.JK .
 Indonesia's central bank is expected to keep its benchmark interest rate  BIPG  unchanged at 7.5 percent at a policy meeting on Tuesday as it guards against inflation and potentially more weakness in the rupiah  IDR=ID .
 European markets gave a weary cheer on Monday as euro zone leaders emerged from-all night talks in Brussels with a deal to keep Greece afloat and part of the euro currency union.
 Indonesia's stock exchange saw trading volume fell to 73 percent of its 30-day average. Volumes on most other major exchanges in the region were only about two-thirds the average.
Singapore's index  .FTSTI  hit a near one-week closing high.

Indexes in Thailand  .SETI  and the Philippines  .PSI  both rose for a third straight day. Vietnam  .VNI  touched a 10-month closing high, while Malaysia  .KLSE  ended slightly higher.


 Market                    Current          Prev Close    Pct Move
 Singapore               3311.22              3279.88          +0.96
 Kuala Lumpur         1716.11              1715.58          +0.03
 Bangkok                 1490.65              1484.90          +0.39
 Jakarta                    4893.92              4859.03          +0.72
 Manila                    7496.33              7392.59          +1.40
 Ho Chi Minh            634.06                627.28          +1.08

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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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