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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs  19 July  2013 


19 July 2013

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended -4.94 points lower or -0.15% lower to 3,213.26, taking the year-to-date performance to +1.46%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined -0.40% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -0.19%.

The top active stocks were CNA (+97.08%), KrisEnergy (+5.0% from offer price), Kep Corp (-1.38%), THBEV (-0.89%) and Ascendas REIT (unchanged).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Utilities which gained +1.09%. The two biggest stocks of the Utilities Index are United Envirotech (unchanged) and Hyflux (+1.96%). The underperforming sector, FTSE ST Oil & Gas declined -1.18% with Keppel Corp declining -1.38% and SembCorp Marine declining -0.67%. The FTSE ST Health Care Index declined -0.37% and the FTSE ST Industrials Index declined -0.22%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were LYXOR CHINA H 10 (+0.24%), NIKKO AM SINGAPORE STI ETF (-0.31%) and SPDR GOLD SHARES (+0.53%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Ascendas REIT (unchanged), SuntecReit (-1.61%) and CapitaMall (+1.00%).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI21200MBeCW130829 (-3.36%), HSI21600MBePW130829 (-1.91%) and HSI20200MBePW130829 (-1.70%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were KepCorp MBeCW131101 (unchanged), KepCorp MBeCW131001 (-25.00%) and SingTelMBeCW140102 (-3.33%).

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Singapore Stock Market
                               Friday                     Thursday
*ST Index         3,213.26  -4.94     3,218.2  +9.87
Volume:                2,341.1M              3,370.5M
Value:                 $1,065.8M             $1,103.8M
Gainers/Losers:       182/236                 216/210


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
19 July 2013

The FBM KLCI index gained 6.20 points or 0.35% on Friday. The Finance Index increased 0.22% to 17260.75 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.36% to 1408.24 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.42% to 8417.93 points. The market traded within a range of 5.94 points between an intra-day high of 1800.26 and a low of 1794.32 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include APFT-WA, LUSTER, THHEAVY, MAS, TENAGA, CLIQ-WA, SKPETRO, THHEAVY-WA, CSL and FLONIC. Trading volume decreased to 1649.48 mil shares worth RM2366.10 mil as compared to Thursday’s 1751.46 mil shares worth RM2744.49 mil.

Leading Movers were TENAGA (+29 sen to RM9.30), KLK (+27 sen to RM21.40), AMMB (+11 sen to RM7.96), BAT (+10 sen to RM60.60) and IOICORP (+7 sen to RM5.45). Lagging Movers were HLFG (-16 sen to RM14.38), UEMS (-4 sen to RM3.06), SKPETRO (-4 sen to RM4.06), RHBCAP (-2 sen to RM8.48) and PETGAS (-2 sen to RM20.88). Market breadth was positive with 425 gainers as compared to 380 losers.

Local bourse edged 0.35% higher after Tenaga Nasional Bhd rose to a six-year high to close 3.3% higher at RM9.30. This was after the announcement of its third-quarter profit which more than doubled. The FBM KLCI index rose 6.2 points to finish the session at 1,797.74 points. We opined that the robust companies’ earnings in Malaysia will continue to provide buffer against the external negative pressures.

Across the region, nearly all bourses ended the sessions in red amid concern that the US Federal Reserve will start tapering monetary stimulus as the U.S. economy improves. Most investors are concerned growth may not be sustained if the stimulus is withdrawn prematurely. While Hang Seng Index was under pressure amid concern cities will take steps to cool the property market. While Nikkei 225 fell ahead of elections this weekend as there was some profit-taking ahead of elections.


Trading summary   
As of 19 Jul 2013   Unit: M.Baht

Type                           Buy               Sell                Net
Institution        3,983.68     4,443.14     -459.46     
Proprietary       6,690.60     6,783.88      -93.28     
Foreign           11,811.87   12,011.86     -199.99     
Individual       26,652.40   25,899.68     752.72     
Total Trading Value               49,138.56 M.Baht     


Shares in PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia  rose as much as 3.1 percent after the telecom provider announced its second-quarter results.

Net profit grew 12.7 percent to 10.1 trillion rupiah ($1.01 billion) year-on-year, Telkom said in statement on Friday. The company's shares had the second-highest turnover on the stock exchange.

Indonesian blue-chip stocks rose 0.02 percent, while the broader Jakarta Composite Index was up 0.1 percent.

Trade Summary
Description                 Volume                             Value          Frequency

ETF                      30,000               25,900,000                 12
Stock         4,182,334,036     6,395,695,145,160         167,101
Right                    71,131                79,789,600                 14
Warrant          49,238,250            2,140,099,000               988
Total          4,231,673,417      6,397,940,933,760         168,115


Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  rose 1 percent at midday on Friday, leading regional bourses, driven by gains in big cap firms in energy and banking sectors.

The index returned to positive territory and scaled the 500 point mark after closing down for the first time in a week on Thursday. Units of the state's energy firms climbed, with Petrovietnam Gas  up 0.8 percent and Petrovietnam fertiliser  rising 0.7 percent.

Banks were mostly up, with Vietcombank  the highest gainer at 1.45 percent. Confectioner Masan Group  soared
2.8 percent, dairy firm Vinamilk, the second-biggest firm by market capitalisation, rose 2.1 percent.

                   VN Index     501.56           
            PREV. CLOSE     496.84           
               % CHANGE      0.95%           
                   HIGH     502.62           
                    LOW     499.28       



Stock markets in Thailand and the Philippines ended weaker on Friday, dropping from their near six-week closing highs, led by profit-taking in banks as investors waited for more direction at a G20 meeting after the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman's comments.  
Both Thailand's SET index and the Philippines stock index fell 0.4 percent each from their highest closing level since June 10, with banks dragging the indexes.
Thailand's Kasikornbank Pcl  fell 2.4 percent and Manila's BDO Unibank  was 1.9 percent weaker.  

Singapore's Straits Times index  fell 0.2 percent.

However, other regional markets bucked the trend, with Jakarta's Composite Index  edging up 0.1 percent to a
near three-week closing high and Malaysia's main index  rising 0.4 percent to a record closing high with $12.92 million
net foreign inflow.  

Vietnam's VN index closed 1.4 percent up at a five-week closing high.  

 Market                     Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*    434.28           435.16       -0.20
 Singapore                3213.26         3218.20       -0.15
 Kuala Lumpur          1797.74         1791.54       +0.35
 Bangkok                  1481.84         1487.19       -0.36
 Jakarta                    4724.41         4720.44       +0.08
 Manila                     6621.02         6648.35       -0.41
 Ho Chi Minh              503.76           496.84       +1.39


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