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21 July 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 2.07 points or 0.06% lower to 3371.41, taking the year-to-date performance to +0.19%.

The top active stocks today were Singtel, which gained 0.69%, DBS, which gained 0.28%, Global Logistic, which gained 1.18%, OCBC Bank, which declined 0.39% and UOB, with a 0.09% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.27%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.28%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which rose 2.28%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Midas Holdings and NSL- ended 6.15% higher and unchanged respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Consumer Services Index, which slipped 0.85%. Jardine Cycle & Carriage shares declined 1.92% and Singapore Airlines declined 0.26%.

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


SPDR Gold Shares (-0.72%)

DBXT MSCI China TRN ETF (+0.21%)

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

CapitaLand Mall Trust (+1.40%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (-0.67%)

Ascendas REIT (-0.81%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI26400MBeCW150828 (+3.48%)

HSI26200MBeCW150828 (+8.77%)

HSI25000MBePW150828 (-8.16%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

OCBC Bk MBeCW151201 (unchanged)

DBS MB eCW151001 (+2.22%)

KepCorp MBeCW160104A (-2.22%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                               Tuesday                     Monday
*ST Index           3,371.41  -2.07          3,373.48  +20.03
Volume:                  3,225.9M                     1,892.3M
Value:                      $984.5M                    $1,083.9M
Gainers/Losers:         257/205                        286/172


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
21 July 2015

The FBM KLCI index gained 12.06 points or 0.70% on Tuesday. The Finance Index increased 0.37% to 15581.19 points, the Properties Index up 0.20% to 1210.28 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.61% to 7540.51 points. The market traded within a range of 13.58 points between an intra-day high of 1736.19 and a low of 1722.61 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include APFT, AAX, HOVID, PRIVA, NEXGRAM, HIS-HD, AIRASIA, CENTURY, IDMENSN and BINTAI. Trading volume increased to 1656.37 mil shares worth RM1510.44 mil as compared to Monday’s 1522.64 mil shares worth RM1551.13 mil.

Leading Movers were PETCHEM (+18 sen to RM6.60), ASTRO (+8 sen to RM3.03), MISC (+18 sen to RM8.08), HLFG (+34 sen to RM15.80) and GENTING (+18 sen to RM8.42). Lagging Movers were AMMB (-5 sen to RM5.78) and WPRTS (-2 sen to RM4.22). Market breadth was positive with 555 gainers as compared to 261 losers.

The KLCI jumped to 1736.19 points at closing bell following a last minute spike amid gains in regional markets. Market breadth was positive as investors sentiment was supported by the diminishing external uncertainties.


Trading Summary

As of   21 July   2015  Unit: M.Baht   Unit: M.Bah
Type                             Buy            Sell                     Net
Institution                3,497.31       5,166.94           -1,669.63
Proprietary              4,251.22       4,180.73                 70.49
Foreign                   8,330.60       8,683.78              -353.18
Individual              24,170.30     22,217.98             1,952.32
Total Trading Value     40,249.43 M.Baht


Vietnam index falls 0.6 pct, volume above 1-mnth low

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  ended down 0.63 percent on Tuesday as investors sold stocks, including several big caps, while volume hit the lowest level in more than a month.

PetroVietnam Gas  GAS.HM , the country's second-biggest firm by market value, dropped 1.67 percent after the company said its revenues and gross profit this year are expected to fall short of annual targets due to low oil price.

Top insurer BaoViet Holdings  BVH.HM  fell 6.56 percent on profit taking, after having gained 51.2 percent in the first half of this month against June 30, Thomson Reuters data shows.  
 Volumes were 100.7 million shares, the lowest level since June 18.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

                 VN Index          616.61                
         PREV. CLOSE          620.54                
            % CHANGE          -0.63%                
                HIGH          624.47                
                 LOW          613.83    


SE Asia Stocks - Philippines up amid inflows; Thai at 14-month low

Southeast Asian stock markets ended mixed on Tuesday, with the Philippines touching a near one-month high amid inflows into select large-caps, while the Thai benchmark hit a near 14-month low with banks and contractors leading the declines.
The Philippine composite index  .PSI  climbed 1.2 percent to its highest close since June 24. SM Prime Holdings  SMPH.PS  rose 1.9 percent and JG Summit Holdings  JGS.PS  gained 2.7 percent, helped by foreign-investor buying.
The Philippine bourse said it got net foreign inflows of 662 million peso ($14.7 million) on the day.
The Thai SET index  .SETI  shed 1.3 percent, its sixth straight day of decline. The index ended at its lowest close since June 2, 2014.
 Lender Kasikornbank  KBANK.BK  was the most actively traded and dropped 3.5 percent partly due to short-selling, while builder Italian Thai Development  ITD.BK  plunged 6.8 percent on
concerns over possible delays in government construction projects.
Singapore's key index  .FTSTI  erased early gains and finished slightly lower, while Malaysia  .KLSE  hit its highest  close since June 8. Vietnam  .VNI  fell for a second successive day to a more than two-week low.
 MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan  .MIAPJ0000PUS  was up 0.4 percent, while gold prices steadied after plunging in recent sessions. 
 Market                      Current        Prev Close     Pct Move
 Singapore                 3371.41           3373.48           -0.06
 Kuala Lumpur          1736.19            1724.13          +0.70
 Bangkok                  1447.44            1466.71           -1.31
 Manila                     7627.96            7541.17          +1.15
 Ho Chi Minh             616.61              620.54           -0.63

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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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