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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs  23 July 2014 


23 July 2014

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 23.79 points higher or +0.72% to 3340.70, taking the year-to-date performance to +5.55%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained +0.42% and the FTSE ST Small Cap Index gained +0.24%. The top active stocks were DBS (+1.70%), Global Logistic (+2.21%), UOB (+1.31%), Wilmar Intl (+0.62%), Spackman (+2.15%).

The outperforming sector today was represented by the FTSE ST Telecommunications Index (+1.33%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Telecommunications Index are SingTel (+1.27%) and StarHub (+0.72%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which declined -1.18% with Raffles Medical Group’s share price declining -1.50% and Biosensors International Group’s share price declining -1.14%. The FTSE ST Consumer Services Index gained +0.22%. The FTSE ST Real Estate Index gained +0.43%. The FTSE ST Utilities Index declined -0.51%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were IS MSCI India (+0.68%), LYXOR Asia (+1.71%), SPDR Gold Shares (+0.03%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were CapitaMall Trust (-0.50%), Ascendas REIT (+0.43%), Suntec REIT (-0.54%),

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI23600MBePW140828 (-19.51%), HSI23800MBeCW140828 (+16.28%), HSI23000MBePW140828 (-16.28%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were DBS MB eCW140901 (+21.88%), KepCorp MBeCW141201 (-0.83%), UOB MB eCW141203 (+7.03%).

Singapore Stock Market
                                    Wednesday                            Tuesday
*ST Index                 3,340.7  +23.79               3,316.91  +2.64
Volume:                          1,671.3M                        2,096.8M
Value:                              $985.1M                         $966.1M
Gainers/Losers:                 247/197                           230/183


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
23 Jul 2014

The FBM KLCI index gained 0.47 points or 0.03% on Wednesday. The Finance Index fell 0.02% to 17391.8 points, the Properties Index up 0.90% to 1497.42 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.32% to 9027 points. The market traded within a range of 4.31 points between an intra-day high of 1873.70 and a low of 1869.39 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include MAS, SUMATEC, TALAMT, SASBADI, AAX, NEXGRAM, SONA-WA, PRIVA, IFCAMCS-WA and ECONBHD. Trading volume decreased to 2329.06 mil shares worth RM2060.93 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 2569.70 mil shares worth RM2070.95 mil.

Leading Movers were FGV (+10 sen to RM4.11), MISC (+11 sen to RM6.63), HLFG (+26 sen to RM17.50), YTL (+2 sen to RM1.57) and UMW (+10 sen to RM11.62). Lagging Movers were ASTRO (-9 sen to RM3.29), PPB (-22 sen to RM14.18), PETDAG (-26 sen to RM19.34), RHBCAP (-10 sen to RM9.00) and KLCC (-7 sen to RM6.36). Market breadth was positive with 468 gainers as compared to 393 losers.

The KLCI swung between gains and losses before ended marginally higher at 1871.83 points. Our local bourse remained range-bound amid easing fears of geopolitical conflicts in Ukraine. Meanwhile, Sasbadi Holdings has made a strong debut listing by gaining a whopping 25.21% to end at RM1.49 after coming off from intra-day high of RM1.89.


Jakarta Stock Exchange
Top Gainer                                       Price         % Change
BBLD Buana Finance Tbk...           1,475                +25%
PUDP Pudjiadi Prestige...                  480           +23.39%
GMTD Gowa Makassar Tou...       8,000           +10.34%
ASBI Asuransi Bintang                      620             +8.77%
MTDL Metrodata Electro...               405             +8.58%
KBLV First Media Tbk.                 2,175              +7.94%
GSMF Equity Developmen...               76              +7.04%


Trading Summary

As of   23 July  2014         Unit: M.Baht
Type                              Buy                    Sell                 Net
Institution                 6,530.85            4,789.10          1,741.75     
Proprietary              3,992.07             3,805.19             186.89     
Foreign                   8,136.54             8,899.41            -762.87     
Individual              28,947.27            30,113.04         -1,165.77     
Total Trading Value     47,606.74 M.Baht     


Vietnam index eases; volume at 1-month low

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index   eased 0.08 percent on Wednesday in dull trade as investors stayed on the sidelines due to mixed indicators.
 "Investors were hesitant to trade due to lower-than-expected second-quarter results in some firms while technical indicators showed an upward trend for the index," said analyst Vu Thi Thu Trang from APEC Securities.
Trading volume shrank to the lowest in a month at 65.4 million shares, with nearly a third of shares unchanged or not traded, Reuters data showed.
Dairy product maker Vinamilk   lost 0.73 percent while Petrovietnam Drilling and Well Services Co  gained 1.66 percent.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index   at the close

                         VN Index       597.5             
                PREV. CLOSE      597.98             
                  % CHANGE      -0.08%             
                    HIGH      599.56             
                     LOW       594.1     


SE Asia Stocks -Thai shares rebound; Indonesia up after Jokowi win

Thai shares rose on Wednesday as investors built positions in blue-chip stocks amid a clearer political outlook while Indonesia edged up after Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was declared the winner of presidential election.
The Thai SET index  ended up 1.4 percent after Tuesday's 1.15 percent fall with banking and consumer stocks as outperformers. Bangkok Bank  hit its highest level in more than a week amid active buying.
Daiwa Capital Markets said in a report that it was more positive on the prospects for the Thai economy.
"Developments following Thailand's recent coup shows that this is not a typical Putsch, as it is pro-economic growth and investor friendly," it said.
Thailand's head of state, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, endorsed an interim constitution on Tuesday, while army leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha could become prime minister in a government to be set up under the newly drafted constitution.
Jakarta's composite index   edged up, rebounding from a 0.9 percent fall on Tuesday, amid worries about potential unrest over the presidential election result.
Stocks in Singapore  and most others in Southeast Asia rose in line with broader Asian stock markets.
 Market                        Current     Prev Close        Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*      446.26            442.42           +0.87
 Singapore                  3340.70          3316.91           +0.72
 Kuala Lumpur           1871.83          1871.36            +0.03
 Bangkok                   1541.56          1520.81            +1.36
 Jakarta                      5093.23          5083.52            +0.20
 Manila                       6892.92          6869.94            +0.33
 Ho Chi Minh               597.50            597.98             -0.08

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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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