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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs  16 July  2013 


16 July 2013

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended -11.86 points lower or -0.37% lower to 3,224.96, taking the year-to-date performance to +1.83%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined -0.31% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index gained +0.26%.

The top active stocks were Innopac (+30.77%), Semb Marine (+1.79%), Kep Corp (+0.74%), SingTel (+0.52%) and Mirach Energy (+2.41%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Utilities which gained +2.01%.The two biggest stocks of the Utilities Index are United Envirotech (+5.24%) and Hyflux (+0.39%). The underperforming sector, FTSE ST Industrials declined -0.71%, with Jardine Matheson Holdings declining -0.82% and Jardine Strategic Holdings declining -2.00%. The FTSE ST Health Care Index remained unchanged.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were SPDR Gold Shares (+0.21%), IS MSCI India 100 (+0.17%) and STI ETF (-0.31%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Ascendasreit (-0.89%), Kep REIT (-0.37%) and CapitaMall (unchanged).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI21200MBeCW130829 (+4.46%), HSI22000UBeCW130829 (-5.26%) and HSI22800UBeCW130829 (-6.98%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were DBS MB eCW130910 (-4.31%), KepCorp MBeCW130902 (+4.00%) and OCBC Bk MBeCW131101 (-16.07%).

Singapore Stock Market
                           Tuesday                     Monday
*ST Index     3,224.96  -11.86     3,236.82  +0.76
Volume:               3,327.1M           1,995.6M
Value:                $1,020.8M            $980.3M
Gainers/Losers:      217/204              195/231


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
16 July 2013

The FBM KLCI index lost 0.28 points or 0.02% on Tuesday. The Finance Index increased 0.27% to 17122.81 points, the Properties Index up 0.49% to 1398.16 points and the Plantation Index down 0.52% to 8452.69 points. The market traded within a range of 5.79 points between an intra-day high of 1790.40 and a low of 1784.61 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include THHEAVY, THHEAVY-WA, EASTLND, MAS, NICORP, FLONIC, SCOMIES, PUNCAK, TENAGA and LUSTER. Trading volume increased to 1402.76 mil shares worth RM1944.18 mil as compared to Monday’s 1121.35 mil shares worth RM1615.24 mil.

Leading Movers were RHBCAP (+13 sen to RM8.63), MISC (+11 sen to RM5.49), HLFG (+10 sen to RM14.72), AMMB (+9 sen to RM7.79) and UMW (+8 sen to RM14.58). Lagging Movers were BAT (-34 sen to RM59.98), KLK (-20 sen to RM21.50), GENM (-6 sen to RM3.93), PETDAG (-6 sen to RM26.40) and GENTING (-5 sen to RM9.99). Market breadth was negative with 322 gainers as compared to 499 losers.

FBM KLCI eased mildly by 0.28 points to close lower at 1,786.39 points albeit volume inching up 25% from yesterday’s trade. The decline was due to Plantation Index which slackened off by 44.23 points with major culprits being heavyweights KLK, FGV and IOI. We reaffirmed our belief that the buying sentiment will bounce back, buoyed by the positive news from China’s stock market. Meanwhile regionally, markets continued their second day of the rally as the world’s second largest economy continued its rally underpinned by government measure to support the industries has aided to allay investors’ reservations.


Trading summary

As of 16 Jul 2013              Unit: M.Baht

Type                  Buy               Sell                Net
Institution       2,398.45       2,946.03         -547.58     
Proprietary      6,554.82       7,869.65      -1,314.84     
Foreign           8,186.32       7,675.99          510.33     
Individual       17,882.90     16,530.82       1,352.08     
Total Trading Value               35,022.49 M.Baht     


Date As of:     16 July 2013    
Description       Volume                    Value            Frequency

ETF                   38,500                   16,636,500                   20
Stock       8,209,693,766       5,662,030,006,505           148,494
Right            17,626,076                365,734,594                  111
Warrant       126,774,715             7,913,823,140              2,965
Total        8,354,133,057       5,670,326,200,739           151,590


Vietnam's benchmark VN index  closed up 0.4 percent on Tuesday in thin trade, buoyed by some buying in big caps as investors awaited publication of data on firms' earnings, traders said.

Coffee company Vinacafe Bien Hoa advanced 2.6 percent, extending gains from morning session and Shares in property firm Hoang Anh Gia Lai  <HAG.HM>  increased 2.3 percent.

Dairy firm Vinamilk  was up 1.5 percent.

Pha Lai Thermal Power  <PPC.HM>  and PetroVietnam Gas also edged up 2 percent and 1.6 percent respectively.

                    VN Index       496.22            
              PREV. CLOSE        494.1            
                 % CHANGE        0.43%            
                     HIGH       497.83            
                      LOW       493.74    


Most Southeast Asian stock markets ended weaker on Tuesday awaiting directions from U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's twice-yearly monetary policy report to the Congress later this week.  

Philippine shares were down 0.6 percent, snapping a three-session gaining streak, falling from a five-week closing high as investors booked profits in SM Investments Corp, while other Southeast Asian stocks ended mixed in thin trading volume.

Thailand's main share index  closed 0.3 percent weaker, dropping from a near two-week high, led by banks and energy shares.  
Singapore's Straits Times index  fell 0.4 percent, while Malaysia  ended a tad weaker from the previous session's more-than-five-week high.  
Bucking the trend, Jakarta's Composite Index  ended up 0.2 percent and Vietnam  gained 0.4 percent.          

 Market                  Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*     431.20           430.12         +0.06
 Singapore                3224.96          3236.82         -0.37
 Kuala Lumpur          1786.39          1786.67         -0.02
 Bangkok                 1451.45           1455.40         -0.27
 Jakarta                   4644.04           4635.73        +0.18
 Manila                    6583.55           6619.95         -0.55
 Ho Chi Minh             496.22            494.10         +0.43


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