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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs  23 July  2013 


23 July 2013

Market Information

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended +19.41 points higher or +0.60% higher to 3,253.76, taking the year-to-date performance to +2.74%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained +1.15% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -0.13%.

The top active stocks were Mirach Ener (-25.32%), SingTel (unchanged), CapitaMall (+1.48%), DBS (+0.48%) and OCBC Bk (+1.73%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Real Estate Investment Trust which gained +1.09%.The two biggest stocks of the Real Estate Investment Trust Index are CapitaMall Trust (+1.48%) and Ascendas REIT (+2.17%). The underperforming sector, FTSE ST Basic Materials declined -0.55% with Midas Holdings declining -1.09% and Geo Energy declining -1.30%. The FTSE ST Health Care Index gained +0.96% and the FTSE ST Industrials Index gained +0.22%.              

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were SPDR GOLD SHARES (+0.89%), DBXT CSI300 ETF 10 (+3.94%) and IS MSCI INDIA 100 (-0.66%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were CapitaMall (+1.48%), SuntecReit (+2.23%) and CapitaComm (+1.71%).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI21200MBeCW130829 (+44.07%), HSI21800MBeCW130829 (+45.46%) and HSI20200MBePW130829 (-38.78%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were DBS MB eCW130910 (+2.38%), OCBC Bk MBeCW131101 (+21.82%) and KepCorp MBeCW131101 (-1.83%).

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 Singapore Stock Market
                           Tuesday                   Monday
*ST Index      3,253.76  +19.41      3,234.35  +21.09
Volume:               2,209.2M                  2,091.2M
Value:                $1,424.7M                 $1,114.9M
Gainers/Losers:      231/218                     251/185


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
23 July 2013

The FBM KLCI index gained 7.63 points or 0.42% on Tuesday. The Finance Index increased 0.62% to 17361.91 points, the Properties Index up 0.04% to 1416.29 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.33% to 8434.53 points. The market traded within a range of 5.44 points between an intra-day high of 1807.27 and a low of 1801.83 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include TDM, FLONIC, SERSOL, CLIQ-WA, SERSOL-WA, AFUJIYA, TIGER, TENAGA, UEMS and THHEAVY. Trading volume increased to 1424.60 mil shares worth RM2252.22 mil as compared to Monday’s 1375.14 mil shares worth RM1822.43 mil.

Leading Movers were BAT (+92 sen to RM60.70), HLFG (+24 sen to RM14.54), KLK (+22 sen to RM21.50), PETDAG (+20 sen to RM26.60) and PPB (+16 sen to RM14.82). Lagging Movers were GENTING (-6 sen to RM9.84), UEMS (-4 sen to RM3.06) and TENAGA (-2 sen to RM9.19). Market breadth was positive with 415 gainers as compared to 392 losers.

The KLCI extended its gain to close at an all time high of 1805.3 points. The local bourse was in a bullish trend, after Premier Li Keqiang said China’s economy won’t grow any more slowly than 7 percent and as U.S. housing data damped concerns the Federal Reserve will reduce stimulus. Back in Malaysia, ABM Fujiya, the debutant stock in Bursa Malaysia closed 2 cents higher than its IPO price of RM0.60, with the share price surged as high as RM0.665 earlier. Meanwhile, TDM was the most active stock being traded today, while its share price rose 12.7% to RM0.975 from RM0.865 as trading interest was stirred up ahead of the all important Kuala Besut re-election tomorrow.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     23 July 2013    

Description                 Volume                       Value                  Frequency
ETF                       22,500             17,187,500                     14
Stock          3,885,311,736   5,598,535,998,975             152,195
Right                4,307,500              17,234,000                     05
Warrant          57,391,000          1,250,149,000                1,255
Total          3,947,032,736    5,599,820,569,475            153,469


Trading Summary
As of 23 Jul 2013     Unit: M.Baht

Type                         Buy                 Sell              Net
Institution        4,704.84      2,851.77     1,853.07     
Proprietary      6,857.25      6,305.76        551.50     
Foreign         14,724.70     14,175.60       549.10     
Individual      24,213.35     27,167.01   -2,953.66     
Total Trading Value                 50,500.14 M.Baht     


Vietnam's benchmark VN index closed down 0.4 percent on Tuesday, reversing two days of gains as some investors took profits after a bout of foreign buying in firms that posted good earnings results.

Several stocks that climbed in the previous days fell, with food processor Masan Group down 2.6 percent, insurer Bao Viet Holdings losing 3.7 percent and shares of the bourse's biggest listed broker Sai Gon Securities down 4.5 percent.
Energy firm PetroVietnam Gas decreased 0.8 percent, followed by another PetroVietnam unit, PetroVietnam Fertilizer, finished down 0.7 percent.
The falls were due to a technical adjustment as fluctuations were in a narrow range, according to one trader.
                     VN Index       504.29            
              PREV. CLOSE       506.16            
                 % CHANGE       -0.37%            
                     HIGH       508.64            
                      LOW       504.22    


Most Southeast Asian markets gained on Tuesday, with Thailand and Indonesia outperforming the region, as optimism about China's economic growth lifted Asian markets overall.

Chinese media reported that the government is looking to increase investment in railway projects as it aims to ensure annual economic growth does not sink below 7 percent.

Bangkok's main share index rose 2.1 percent to a six-week closing high, breaching a key psychological level of 1,500, while Jakarta's Composite Index  gained 1.9 percent to touch its highest close since July 1, led by financials.

The Philippines' share index gained 1.8 percent to its highest since June 10 and Malaysia's stock index rose 0.4 percent to end at its record closing high of 1805.31 points with $36.98 million foreign inflow.  
Singapore's Straits Times index ended 0.6 percent firmer at a seven-week closing high, led by banks. Bucking the
trend, Vietnam's VN index  closed 0.4 percent weaker on profit-taking.  

 Market                              Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*       439.35        433.99       +1.24
 Singapore                  3253.76       3234.35       +0.60
 Kuala Lumpur            1805.31       1797.68       +0.42
 Bangkok                    1513.31       1481.84       +2.12
 Jakarta                      4767.16       4678.98       +1.88
 Manila                       6743.21       6627.36       +1.75
 Ho Chi Minh                504.29         506.16       -0.37


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