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17 July 2017

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 10.81 points or 0.33% higher to 3298.24, taking the year-to-date performance to +14.49%. For longer term observations please go to

The top active stocks today were Global Logistic, which gained 0.61%, DBS, which gained 1.61%, Singtel, which gained closed unchanged, OCBC Bank, which gained 0.36% and UOB, with a 0.63% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.22%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.07%.

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

SPDR Gold Shares (+1.48%)

STI ETF (+0.60%)

DBXT MSCI Indonesia ETF (+1.22%)

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

Ascendas REIT (+1.15%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (+0.30%)

Suntec REIT (+0.53%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI26600MBeCW170928 (+3.57%)

HSI26600MBeCW170728 (+3.70%)

HSI24600MBePW170928 (-9.59%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW171016 (+21.54%)

OCBC Bk MB eCW171201 (+6.56%)

UOB MB eCW171016 (+8.96%)
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Singapore Stock Market
                                  Monday                          Friday
*ST Index        3,298.24  +10.81            3,287.43  +51.76
Volume:                2,282.8M                         2,677.3M
Value:                     $1,321M                      $1,842.7M
Gainers/Losers:       261/181                          290/164


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
17 July 2017

The FBM KLCI index gained 0.19 points or 0.01% on Monday. The Finance Index fell 0.17% to 16642.54 points, the Properties Index up 0.06% to 1270.48 points and the Plantation Index down 0.17% to 7841.04 points. The market traded within a range of 6.74 points between an intra-day high of 1759.52 and a low of 1752.78 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include UMWOG, VIVOCOM, VIVOCOM-WB, MLAB, ANZO, PLABS, APFT, BORNOIL, FRONTKN and STERPRO. Trading volume decreased to 2042.99 mil shares worth RM1715.85 mil as compared to Friday’s 2375.51 mil shares worth RM1913.44 mil.

Leading Movers were DIGI (+7 sen to RM4.73), BAT (+64 sen to RM43.58), PPB (+18 sen to RM16.88), AXIATA (+4 sen to RM4.64) and PETCHEM (+4 sen to RM6.89). Lagging Movers were ASTRO (-3 sen to RM2.53), KLCC (-8 sen to RM7.82), IHH (-6 sen to RM5.92), CIMB (-6 sen to RM6.28) and YTL (-1 sen to RM1.46). Market breadth was negative with 417 gainers as compared to 441 losers.

The KLCI inched up to 1755.19 points amid last Friday’s gains in US market. Market sentiment remains silenced as lack of fresh leads.

Trade Summary
Date As of:     17 July 2017     
Description         Volume                                Value         Frequency
ETF                  1,093,000                   132,852,200                     35
Stock      11,065,159,680         7,065,144,425,933           269,008
Right            913,794,485                1,120,391,385                1,154
Warrant          63,354,200                 3,591,977,400                3,291
Total       12,043,401,365         7,069,989,646,918            273,488


Trading Summary     
As of 17 July 2017     Unit: M.Baht
Type                        Buy                   Sell              Net
Institution        3,346.90         3,828.07      -481.17
Proprietary      3,298.15          3,253.01          45.14
Foreign         10,711.30        11,278.22       -566.91
Individual     14,333.73        13,330.79     1,002.94
Total Trading Value     31,690.08 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Largely up; Singapore closes at highest level in 2 yrs
Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Monday, with Singapore closing at its highest in nearly two
years, as tame inflation and soft domestic demand in the United States hurt prospects of a third interest rate hike by the
Federal Reserve.
Fed policymakers are confronted with benign inflation and a tight labour market as they weigh a third rate hike and
announcing plans to start reducing the central bank's $4.2 trillion portfolio of Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed
A tamer Fed bodes well for inflows into Asia as investors usually look to its markets for better yields.
In Southeast Asia, Singapore shares  .STI  extended gains into a third session on Monday, led by financial and real estate stocks.
DBS Group Holdings  DBSM.SI  closed at its highest in more than 10 years, while Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust  AEMN.SI  ended 1.15 percent higher.
Philippine shares  .PSI  closed higher after two consecutive sessions of falls with industrial and real estate stocks leading the gains.  

Wholesale trader SM Investments Corp  SM.PS  closed at its highest in nearly three weeks, while property developer SM Prime Holdings Inc  SMPH.PS  ended 0.76 percent higher.
"We have our State of the Nation address coming up a week from now, followed by the opening of Congress. Markets usually move higher ahead of the address," said Joseph Roxas, president of Manila-based Eagle Equities Inc.
"We expect the Senate to pass tax reform measures, mainly to lower corporate and individual income taxes."
Vietnam shares  .VNI  fell 1 percent to close at their lowest in a week, dragged down by financials.  
Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade CTG.HM  fell 2.8 percent to its lowest close in one-and-a-half months.
  Market                         Current      previous    Pct Move
  Singapore                   3298.24         3287.43        0.33
  Bangkok                     1574.09         1577.79       -0.23
  Manila                         7934.5          7885.9           0.62
  Jakarta                        5841.28         5831.795       0.16
  Kuala Lumpur           1755.19         1755               0.01
  Ho Chi Minh                768.91           777.6          -1.12

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This year in Thailand-what next?

AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
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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