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15 July 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 18.43 points or 0.63% higher to 2925.35, taking the year-to-date performance to +1.48%.

The top active stocks today were SingTel, which gained 0.71%, DBS, which gained 1.07%, OCBC Bank, which gained 0.79%, UOB, which gained 0.64% and Global Logistic, with a 1.06% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.24%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.08%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index, which rose 2.04%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Silverlake Axis and CSE Global – ended 2.63% higher and remained unchanged respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Consumer Goods Index, which slipped 1.11%. Wilmar International shares declined 0.6% and Thai Beverage declined 1.55%.

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

STI ETF (+0.34%)

IS MSCI India 100 (-0.28%)

SPDR Gold Shares (-0.49%)

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

Ascendas REIT (+0.41%)

CapitaMall Trust (-0.46%)

CapitaCom Trust (+1.95%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI20400MBePW160830 (-19.75%)

HSI21800MBeCW160830 (+28.44%)

HSI21400MBeCW160728 (+81.69%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

OCBC Bk MBeCW161004 (+3.85%)

DBS MB eCW161031 (+6.90%)

DBS MB ePW161003 (-9.62%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                              Friday                    Thursday
*ST Index      2,925.35  +18.43        2,906.92  -3.73
Volume:               2,223.9M                   538.7M
Value:                $1,400.4M                  $335.2M
Gainers/Losers:      238/200                   123/144


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
15 July 2016

The FBM KLCI index gained 13.62 points or 0.82% on Friday. The Finance Index increased 0.60% to 14252.12 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.69% to 1160.19 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.11% to 7531.31 points. The market traded within a range of 9.00 points between an intra-day high of 1668.40 and a low of 1659.40 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include BORNOIL, AAX-WA, HIAPTEK, AAX, NEXGRAM, VIVOCOM, BORNOIL-WC, DRBHCOMC20, TRIVE and XOX. Trading volume increased to 1890.38 mil shares worth RM1916.84 mil as compared to Thursday’s 1579.86 mil shares worth RM1893.45 mil.

Leading Movers were AXIATA (+22 sen to RM5.70), GENTING (+22 sen to RM8.76), MAYBANK (+15 sen to RM8.17), GENM (+7 sen to RM4.49) and SKPETRO (+2 sen to RM1.46). Lagging Movers were KLCC (-4 sen to RM7.56), RHBBANK (-2 sen to RM5.13), PBBANK (-2 sen to RM19.42), BAT (-4 sen to RM54.16) and WPRTS (-0 sen to RM4.29). Market breadth was positive with 476 gainers as compared to 310 losers.

The KLCI jumped and closed higher at 1668.40 points amid overnight gains in US market after England's central bank hinted at looser monetary policy next month. The performance of our local bourse was supported by lower OPR and speculation of looser global monetary policies.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     Friday, July 15, 2016     

Description     Volume                             Value    Frequency
ETF                       8,300                  7,430,200                07
Stock        6,521,438,635      7,639,904,111,792        306,890
Right           698,832,259             2,270,389,160           1,138
Warrant           2,997,800                 57,735,400               318
Total         7,223,276,994      7,642,239,666,552         308,353


Trading Summary

As of 1 July 2016  Unit: M.Baht  
Type                     Buy           Sell             Net
Institution        9,043.08       8,425.78        617.30
Proprietary      5,627.24       5,717.49         -90.25
Foreign          16,355.71     12,471.63     3,884.08
Individual       28,249.01     32,660.14    -4,411.13
Total Trading Value     59,275.04 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Higher on China growth data; investors shrug off France attack

Most Southeast Asian stock markets closed higher on Friday, in line with Asian peers, as reassuring
Chinese growth data overtook negative sentiment after an attacker in the south of France killed at least 84 people.
A gunman at the wheel of a heavy truck ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day in the French city of Nice, killing at
least 84 people and injuring scores more in what President Francois Hollande called a "terrorist" act.

World stocks  .MIWD00000PUS  were at an eight-month high on Friday although Europe ended an otherwise strong week subdued
after the attack.  
China's economy climbed 6.7 percent in the second quarter, marginally better than the expected 6.6 percent, which would
have been the weakest since the global financial crisis.
"The fact that money supply and loans are also up suggests that China's pro-stimulus position should not be derailed, which
will be quite supportive of wider Asia," said Vishnu Varathan, a senior economist with Mizuho Corporate Bank in Singapore.    
Philippine stocks  .PSI  led the gainers in the region, up nearly 1 percent on the day, driven by telecom and consumer
stocks. It gained 3.3 percent on the week.
Indonesian shares  .JKSE  were up 0.5 percent, driven by telecom and financials, after the country's trade surplus grew
more than expected to $900 million in June.
The index was up 2.8 percent on the week.
Indosat  ISAT.JK  and Bank Central Asia  BBCA.JK  finished 2.3 percent and 1 percent higher, respectively.
Singapore  .STI  and Thailand  .SETI  closed higher; while Malaysia  .KLSE  rose almost 1 percent.  
Vietnam  .VNI  bucked the trend to end down, dragged down by consumer non-cyclicals and energy shares.
Earlier, Asian shares extended gains, with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan  .MIAPJ0000PUS  
rising 0.4 percent.
  Market                Current  Previous Close  Pct Move
  Singapore             2925.35           2906.92         0.63
  Bangkok                   1492           1488.69          0.22
  Manila                  8030.06           7956.14          0.93
  Jakarta                5110.178         5083.539          0.52
  Kuala Lumpur        1668.4           1654.78          0.82
  Ho Chi Minh          664.56             666.69         -0.32

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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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