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22 July 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 12.24 points or 0.36% lower to 3359.17, taking the year-to-date performance to -0.18%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 0.51%, Singtel, which declined 0.91%, UOB, which declined 0.13%, Global Logistic, which gained 0.78% and CapitaLand Mall Trust, with a 1.84% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.05%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.59%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which rose 0.46%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Raffles Medical Group and Tianjin Zhongxin Pharmaceutical Group Corporation- ended 1.01% higher and 0.34% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Consumer Goods Index, which slipped 1.18%. Wilmar International shares declined 0.92% and Thai Beverage declined 1.95%.

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

SPDR Gold Shares (-1.30%)

Nikko Am Singapore STI ETF (-0.87%)

DBXT CSI300 ETF (-0.78%)

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

CapitaLand Mall Trust (-1.84%)

Ascendas REIT (-0.82%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (-0.34%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI26400MBeCW150828 (-16.81%)

HSI25000MBePW150828A (+12.68%)

HSI25800UBeCW150828 (-18.02%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

OCBC Bk MBeCW151201 (-3.08%)

DBS MB eCW151001 (-4.35%)

KepCorp MBeCW160104A (-1.14%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                                 Wednesday                    Tuesday
*ST Index              3,359.17  -12.24           3,371.41  -2.07
Volume:                     2,793.1M                    3,225.9M
Value:                         $951.6M                     $984.5M
Gainers/Losers:            191/261                       256/205


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
22 July 2015

The FBM KLCI index lost 6.66 points or 0.38% on Wednesday. The Finance Index fell 0.07% to 15570.6 points, the Properties Index up 0.47% to 1215.98 points and the Plantation Index down 0.51% to 7501.8 points. The market traded within a range of 7.02 points between an intra-day high of 1732.54 and a low of 1725.52 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include IDMENSN-WA, K1, KNM, HSI-HD, GENM, HSI-CO, APFT, MPAY, DSONIC and IDMENSN. Trading volume increased to 1664.09 mil shares worth RM1681.58 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 1656.37 mil shares worth RM1510.44 mil.

Leading Movers were PETGAS (+30 sen to RM21.78), KLCC (+9 sen to RM7.10), HLBANK (+8 sen to RM13.68), IHH (+1 sen to RM5.92) and AXIATA (+1 sen to RM6.39). Lagging Movers were WPRTS (-10 sen to RM4.12), AMMB (-10 sen to RM5.68), SIME (-15 sen to RM8.53), KLK (-32 sen to RM22.68) and GENM (-6 sen to RM4.27). Market breadth was negative with 403 gainers as compared to 409 losers.

The KLCI closed lower at 1729.53 points. The performance of our local bourse was in line with losses in regional markets, dragged down by the losses the weaker overnight performance in Wall Street.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     22 July 2015    
Description                Volume                            Value         Frequency
Total               3,791,784,545         5,050,378,873,287             220,144
ETF                            3,700                       1,542,500                    07
Stock             3,788,293,345          5,050,298,919,387            219,886
Right                             500                              5,000                    01
Warrant                 3,487,000                     78,406,400                  250


Thai alternative bourse to list Daii Group on July 23

BANGKOK, July 22, 2015 - Market for Alternative Investment (mai) will list Daii Group pcl,     a finished fence producer andhome builder on July 23, under the ticker symbol "DAII". The company has a market capitalization at its initial
public offering (IPO) price of THB 520 million (approx. USD 15.3 million).

mai President Prapan Charoenprawatt said that DAII would list in the Property & Construction industry group on mai. The company and its subsidiaries were manufacturers and distributors of finished fence for more than 20 years under
the brand "FENZER" and "NUEVO" which have been well received among leading property developers and retail customers; semi-finished and fully finished home builder under "Qsaf Diamond" and "Ginza Home" brands; as well as supplier of aluminium doors and windows under "ATECH" brand, producing durable and distinctively innovative construction products.

DAII has a paid-up registered capital of THB 130 million, consisting of 100  million existing common shares and 30 million newly issued shares, with a par value of THB 1 each. The company offered newly issued shares to the general public via IPO during July 15-17 at THB 4 each, for a total of THB 120 million.

Maybank Kim Eng Securities (Thailand) was its financial advisor and underwriter.

DAII Managing Director Thawat Meeprasertsakul said that this listing would enhance the company's image and strengthen financial capabilities, as well as expand its leading position in the finished fence market nationwide and help reducing construction cost to serve wider target groups. The fund raised would be used to set up the second home builder showroom and the second finished home factory for Ginza, build the finished fence factory and sales office in Rayong province in eastern part of Thailand, as well as for debt repayment.

DAII's three major shareholders after the IPO are Meeprasertsakul group (52.64 percent), Wachiraporn Sakulchan (3.88 percent) and Pienpanyarak group (3.61 percent). The IPO price was equivalent to price per earnings ratio (P/E ratio) of 36.36 times, calculated by using the company's net profit in the past four quarters (April 1, 2014-Mar 31, 2015) of THB 13.95 million divided by fully diluted shares, representing earnings per share of THB 0.11. DAII's dividend policy is to pay no less than 50 percent of net profits after taxes and reserves.

For more information on DAII, please see the company's prospectus at the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at and general information at the company's website at, as well as

SET "Towards the 5th Decade of Sustainable Wealth for Thais" Trading Summary

As of  22 July   2015  Unit: M.Baht   
Type                                Buy               Sell             Net
Institution                   6,055.47       5,454.17         601.30
Proprietary                 4,301.66       5,022.22        -720.56
Foreign                      8,790.51      11,093.94      -2,303.43
Individual                 20,822.61      18,399.92       2,422.69
Total Trading Value     39,970.26 M.Baht


 Vietnam's benchmark VN Index   .VNI  rebounded 0.54 percent at the break on Wednesday after  two falls earlier this week as several big-cap shares advanced, led by steel producer Hoa Phat Group  HPG.HM .
Top dairy products maker Vinamilk  VNM.HM  rose 0.85 percent, surpassing PetroVietnam Gas  GAS.HM  to become the  second-biggest firm by market value after Hanoi-based Vietcombank  VCB.HM .
Hoa Phat Group outperformed the market, rising 5.41 percent  to 33,100 dong ($1.52) each, the highest intraday level since  
Jan. 29, 2015. The company has said its first-half net profit  rose 1.6 percent from a year earlier to 1.9 trillion dong.
Top insurer BaoViet Holdings  BVH.HM  extended its loss with a 6.14-percent fall on profit taking, after having gained 51.2 percent in the first half of this month against June 30.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at midday

                   VN Index        619.94               
          PREV. CLOSE        616.61               
             % CHANGE         0.54%               
               HIGH        620.63               
                LOW        613.58           


SE Asia Stocks - Thai shares recoup losses; Vietnam rallies

 The Thai key index ended a tad higher on Wednesday, recouping early losses, as bargain hunting emerged in a near oversold market, while Vietnam's benchmark made the biggest jump in nearly three weeks on gains in banking shares.  
Bangkok's SET index  .SETI  closed up 0.03 percent after a 1 percent fall earlier and almost 3 percent drop over six sessions to Tuesday.
The SET's 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) was at 31.39 at the close, slipping below 30 at one point. A level of 30 or lower indicates an oversold condition.
Other markets in Southeast Asia were mixed in light volumes suggesting some cautions in an earnings season, with trading volumes of most exchanges falling to less than 90 percent of a 30-day average.

 Market                     Current      Prev Close     Pct Move
 Singapore                3359.17          3371.41            -0.36
 Kuala Lumpur          1729.53          1736.19            -0.38
 Bangkok                  1447.84          1447.44           +0.03
 Jakarta                     4906.69          4869.85           +0.76
 Manila                     7635.62          7627.96           +0.10
 Ho Chi Minh             629.85            616.61           +2.15

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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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