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01 July 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 13.81 points or 0.42% higher to 3331.14, taking the year-to-date performance to -1.01%.

The top active stocks today were Singtel, which gained 1.19%, SGX, which gained 4.47%, DBS, which declined 0.92%, OCBC Bank, which declined 0.10% and Global Logistic, with a 1.19% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.09%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.14%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Real Estate Holding and Development Index, which rose 1.35%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Hongkong Land Holdings and Global Logistic Properties – ended 2.32% higher and 1.19% lower respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Technology Index, which slipped 1.63%. Silverlake Axis shares declined 3.57% and STATS ChipPAC gained 0.97%.

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

DBXT MSCI Asia Ex Japan ETF (+0.76%)

IS MSCI India (+0.53%)

United SSE 50 China ETF (-2.46%)

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

Parkwaylife REIT (+0.87%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (-0.64%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (+0.93%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

CN14000MBeCW150929 (-26.36%)

CN11500MBePW150929 (+23.68%)

CN12500MBePW150730 (+48.33%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

SGX MB eCW160105 (+23.26%)

OCBC Bk MBeCW151201 (-6.50%)

OCBC Bk MBeCW151102 (-3.03%)

 Singapore Stock Market
                                Wednesday                        Tuesday
*ST Index             3,331.14  +13.81            3,317.33  +37.15
Volume:                       908.6M                        1,180.8M
Value:                         $924.8M                      $1,259.5M
Gainers/Losers:           209/208                           250/173


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
1 July 2015

The FBM KLCI index gained 21.32 points or 1.25% on Wednesday. The Finance Index increased 0.89% to 15569.61 points, the Properties Index up 1.37% to 1229.44 points and the Plantation Index rose 1.00% to 7341.06 points. The market traded within a range of 27.90 points between an intra-day high of 1737.67 and a low of 1709.77 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include VSOLAR, CONNECT, KNM, FBMKLCI-HK, FBMKLCI-HG, SCN, FRONTKN, XINHWA, IDMENSN and CHINA50-H2. Trading volume increased to 1942.36 mil shares worth RM2174.28 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 1745.47 mil shares worth RM2251.03 mil.

Leading Movers were MISC (+41 sen to RM8.13), TM (+24 sen to RM6.78), IHH (+22 sen to RM5.85), DIGI (+17 sen to RM5.53) and RHBCAP (+22 sen to RM7.59). Lagging Movers were ASTRO (-8 sen to RM3.00), YTL (-2 sen to RM1.53) and PPB (-2 sen to RM15.10). Market breadth was positive with 678 gainers as compared to 192 losers.

The KLCI surged and closed at 1727.96 points after jumping more than 30points to intra-day high of 1737.67 points. Investor cheered Fitch Ratings review on Malaysia as Fitch affirmed Malaysia’s credit rating at A- while revised outlook to stable from negative previously.

Trade Summary
Date As of:     01 July 2015    
Description                    Volume                         Value         Frequency
ETF                               88,900                 43,757,100                    09
Stock                  4,818,038,997      3,991,456,442,231            187,942
Right                       29,650,795             2,224,813,380                1,101
Warrant                     6,625,000                244,908,300                  474
Total                   4,854,403,692       3,993,969,921,011            189,526


Trading Summary

As of  1 July   2015  Unit: M.Baht   Unit: M.Bah
Type                              Buy                        Sell                     Net
Institution                     5,502.53        7,233.13         -1,730.60
Proprietary                   3,770.25        4,138.17              -367.92
Foreign                       12,329.98      12,253.68                 76.29
Individual                    23,803.55      21,781.32          2,022.23
Total Trading Value     45,406.30 M.Baht


Vietnam index ends down 0.3 pct, banks fall

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  slipped 0.26 percent to close at 591.50 points on Wednesday, as most banking shares fell in a correction after two gains earlier this week, traders said.
Among the six listed banks, only lender Sacombank  STB.HM  closed flat while Hanoi-based Vietcombank  VCB.HM , Vietnam's biggest firm by market value, dropped 0.61 percent and VietinBank  CTG.HM  lost 2.08 percent.
Top dairy products maker Vinamilk  VNM.HM  led the gainers  with a 0.88-percent rise after the firm announced it would issue more shares to boost finance, the company said in a statement to the stock exchange.
           VN Index       591.50              
        PREV. CLOSE       593.05              
           % CHANGE       -0.26%              
               HIGH       594.52              
                LOW       587.33   


SE Asia Stocks-Malaysia up after Fitch upgrade; others mixed on Greek debt crisis

Stocks in Singapore and the Philippines eked out gains on Wednesday as investors bought back shares on expectations the Greek debt crisis could have a contained effect, while Malaysian shares rallied after Fitch upgraded its credit rating outlook.
 Kuala Lumpur composite index  .KLSE  trimmed some of its earlier gain and ended the day up 1.3 percent, the biggest single-day rise in more than six months.  
Credit Suisse said Malaysia and regional peer Indonesia could be the most fragile economies if the Greek crisis stalls economic recovery in the euro area.
Jakarta composite index  .JKSE  finished down 0.1 percent at  4,904.06, coming off an intraday high of 4,932.43.     Singapore's Straits Times Index  .FTSTI  was up 0.4 percent,
extending the rebound from a near six-month low hit on Monday amid concerns about the Greek debt. Philippine key index  .PSI  recouped early loss and closed up 0.14 percent.
 Foreign investors sold Philippine shares worth a net 386 million peso ($8.56 million) on Wednesday, including a net  selling in shares of Universal Robina Corp  URC.PS  and Ayala Land Inc  ALI.PS.
 Vietnam  .VNI  retreated 0.3 percent from a more than one week closing high on Tuesday.
Thai stock market  .SETI  was shut and will resume trading on Thursday.
 Data released on Wednesday showed Thai annual consumer prices dropped for a sixth straight month in June, giving room for the central bank to keep interest rates low or cut them to support the stumbling economy.  
 Market                      Current      Prev Close        Pct Move
 Singapore                3331.14           3317.33            +0.42
 Kuala Lumpur          1727.96           1706.64            +1.25
 Jakarta                     4904.06           4910.66             -0.13
 Manila                      7575.15          7564.50            +0.14
 Ho Chi Minh              591.50             593.05            -0.26

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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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