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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs  15 July 2014 


15 July 2014

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended +0.44 points higher or +0.01% to 3291.42, taking the year-to-date performance to +4.00%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined -0.08% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index gained +0.09%. The top active stocks were SingTel (+0.77%), Global Logistic (+0.74%), UOB (-0.42%), Ezion (+1.01%) and Keppel Corp (-0.18%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Telecommunications Index (+0.64%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Telecommunications Index are SingTel (+0.77%) and StarHub  (-0.48%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which declined -2.75% with Raffles Medical Group ’s share price gaining +1.31 % and Biosensors International Group ’s share price declining -7.49%. The FTSE ST Consumer Services Index gained +0.09%.  The FTSE ST Real Estate Index gained +0.05%. The FTSE ST Utilities Index gained +0.64%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the SPDR Gold Shares (-0.83%), Lyxor ETF Asia EX (+0.41%), DBXT FT China 25 ETF (+0.82%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were CapitaMall Trust (+0.26%), Ascendas REIT (+0.87%), Suntec REIT (+0.28%).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI23200MBeCW140828 (+6.67%), HSI23800MBeCW140828 (+4.62%), HSI23000MBePW140828 (-3.85%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were DBS MB eCW140901 (-4.17%), KepCorp MBeCW141201 (-1.61%), OCBC Bank MBeCW150202 (+5.75%).

Singapore Stock Market
                             Tuesday                 Monday
*ST Index     3,291.42  +0.44     3,290.98  -2.75
Volume:               1,416.9M              1,157.7M
Value:                   $915.9M               $778.2M
Gainers/Losers:      198/222                 207/208


Jakarta Stock Exchange
Top Gainer                                    Price         % Change
UNIT Nusantara Inti Co...             358              +22.6%
BKDP Bukit Darmo Prope...          81             +19.12%
TMPO Tempo Intimedia T...         118                  +18%
RIGS Rig Tenders Indon...            230             +15.58%
TKIM Pabrik Kertas Tji...          1,110                  +11%
APLI Asiaplast Industr...                 80               +9.59%
NISP Bank Ocbc Nisp Tb...   1,300                +8.33%


Thai listed firms attract funds on roadshow in Hong Kong and Japan

BANGKOK, July 14, 2014 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), joined hands with Capital Nomura Securities pcl, led a group of nine Thai listed companies to meet with 33 foreign funds worth a total USD 433 billion, during a roadshow, called "Thailand Corporate Day 2014", in Hong Kong and Japan on July 7 and 9-11,  2014.
SET Executive Vice President Pakorn Peetathawattchai said, "Over 170 meetings were organized for Thai listed companies to meet with 11 funds in Hong Kong and 22 funds in Japan. It was a great opportunity for the Thai firms to directly present company's strengths and market fundamentals to foreign funds. At the same time, the funds could also gain insights into strong fundamentals of the companies and the Thai economy, especially the recovery and potential growth after the roadmap plan by the military administration."
"SET values overseas roadshows and makes it a priority in building understanding and boost confidence on investment decision among foreign funds. The various meetings were well received, creating better understanding on issues involving Thailand. The fund managers were interested and impressed in the Thai firms' strengths on both domestic performance and business diversification to overseas markets, as well as Thailand's unique quality of resilience to internal and external situations," Pakorn added.
Nithi Wanikpun, Capital Nomura's head of research, said that most Japanese funds investing in the Thai market were large-sized funds with long-term investment.

As before, they were well familiarized with the Thai market, understood Thailand's political situation, and felt confident on the Thai firms' strengths.

This time they mostly pinpointed on Thai firms' business potential, outlook and direction, including impact of political issues on business, as prominent key factors on investment decision.
Virapan Pulges, Ticon Industrial Connection pcl (TICON)'s director and managing director, said that the company was well-received by Japanese funds with firm trust on the Thai economy and investment condition. They focused on the company's business strategy and long-term growth, both domestically and regionally to gain opportunity via expanding in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), a good chance to invest in attractive stocks.
The nine listed companies joining the roadshow were constituents in SET50 and  SET100, namely Amata Corporation pcl (AMATA), Erawan Group pcl (ERW), Home Product Center pcl (HMPRO), Intouch Holdings pcl (INTUCH), MC Group pcl (MC), MCOT pcl (MCOT), Mega Life Sciences pcl (MEGA), Minor International pcl (MINT) and TICON. They have a combined market capitalization of about THB 578 billion (USD 17.9 billion) (data as of July 10, 2014).
Trading Summary

As of   15 July  2014         Unit: M.Baht
Type                              Buy                Sell                      Net
Institution                 3,175.26           4,691.84        -1,516.58     
Proprietary              3,710.90           3,587.92             122.99     
Foreign                    8,798.87          7,206.68           1,592.19     
Individual               25,715.49        25,914.08            -198.59     


Vietnam index rises 0.5 pct, Hoa Phat up on earnings

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  extended gains to close up 0.53 percent on Tuesday, with shares of steel firm Hoa Phat Group  <HPG.HM>  reaching a record high on strong earnings.
HPG shares ended 1.79 percent up at 57,000 dong ($2.69), a record high, after the firm reported its January-June net profit at 1.9 trillion dong, or 85 percent of the annual target, the company said in a statement on Tuesday on its web site.((
 Liquidity was strong, with volume on Tuesday doubling that in the previous session to 137.4 million shares, Reuters data showed.
The index could rise to 600 points and ease from there due to profit taking, analysts said.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index   at the close  
                     VN Index      589.31              
             PREV. CLOSE      586.23              
                % CHANGE       0.53%              
                    HIGH      590.09              
                     LOW      587.68              


SE Asia Stocks-Indonesia up; Thai shares end rising streak

Indonesia's key index rose on Tuesday, led by large cap banks, while Thai shares retreated from an over 13-month high as investors cashed in recent gainers after twelve straight days of gains.
 Jakarta's composite index  closed up about 1 percent after a combined 1.5 percent drop in the past two days. Shares of Bank Mandiri  <BMRI.JK>  and Bank Rakyat   led the rebound.
 A key market focus is the official result of the presidential election scheduled for July 22, according to brokers.
Thai SET index   eased 0.3 percent, trimming some of the 4.7 percent gain since June 25. The index closed at 1,524.53 on the day, retreating from Monday's close of 1,529.23, the highest since June 2013.
Shares of Siam Commercial Bank   and PTT Global Chemical   were among losers.
Stocks in Singapore   and the Philippines edged slightly higher, in line with Asian stock markets . Vietnam   added 0.5 percent.
 Market                            Current     Prev Close           Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*         439.04              439.24           -0.04
 Singapore                     3291.42            3290.98           +0.01
 Kuala Lumpur                       --             1884.87                 --   
 Bangkok                      1524.53            1529.23            -0.31
 Jakarta                         5070.82            5021.06           +0.99
 Manila                          6834.04             6830.37          +0.05
 Ho Chi Minh                  589.31              586.23            +0.53

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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.

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