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24 July 2013

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended +21 points higher or +0.65% higher to 3,274.76, taking the year-to-date performance to +3.40%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained +0.53% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index gained +0.37%.

The top active stocks were SPHREIT (+9.4% from initial offer price), SingTel (+1.54%), Capitaland (+1.26%), Kep Corp (-0.37%) and Genting SP (+1.46%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Telecommunications which gained +1.40%.The two biggest stocks of the Telecommunications Index are Singapore Telecommunications (+1.54%) and Starhub (+0.23%). The underperforming sector, FTSE ST Health Care declined -0.42% with Biosensors International declining -0.93% and Raffles Medical Group remaining unchanged. The FTSE ST Industrials Index gained +0.45%.              

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were SPDR GOLD SHARES (+0.74%), ISHARES USD ASIA HY BOND ETF (+0.84%) and ISHARES USD ASIA BOND ETF (+0.49%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were SPHREIT, CapitaMall (-0.49%) and Ascendasreit (unchanged).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI21800MBeCW130829 (+3.13%), HSI21200MBeCW130829 (+4.71%) and HSI21600MBePW130829 (-4.00%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were DBS MB eCW130910 (+2.33%), OCBC Bk MBeCW131101 (+5.97%) and KepCorp MBeCW131101 (-2.48%).

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Singapore Stock Market
                      Wednesday            Tuesday
*ST Index     3,274.76  +21     3,253.76  +19.41
Volume:            3,601.8M            2,209.2M
Value:             $1,466.8M          $1,424.7M
Gainers/Losers:   265/170              231/218


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
24 July 2013

The FBM KLCI index gained 4.69 points or 0.26% on Wednesday. The Finance Index increased 0.32% to 17416.71 points, the Properties Index up 0.13% to 1418.12 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.09% to 8442.03 points. The market traded within a range of 6.48 points between an intra-day high of 1810.71 and a low of 1804.23 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include FLONIC, TDM, TRINITY, KINSTEL, CLIQ-WA, TMS, FLONIC-WA, CSL, ASUPREM and MAS. Trading volume increased to 1541.53 mil shares worth RM1941.09 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 1424.60 mil shares worth RM2252.22 mil.

Leading Movers were PETGAS (+30 sen to RM21.30), PBBANK (+24 sen to RM17.34), PPB (+20 sen to RM15.02), GENTING (+18 sen to RM10.02) and PETDAG (+12 sen to RM26.72). Lagging Movers were MISC (-24 sen to RM5.61), TENAGA (-5 sen to RM9.14), UMW (-4 sen to RM14.44), RHBCAP (-3 sen to RM8.56) and SKPETRO (-2 sen to RM4.03). Market breadth was positive with 392 gainers as compared to 356 losers.

The KLCI maintained its positive momentum on its way to finish with a new record closing at 1810 points today. The positive performance of the local bourse was able to be sustained in spite of the lower closing in the US and European market yesterday. Public Bank, fresh from its 2QFY2013 result announcement yesterday, closed 24 sen higher to RM17.34 after the banking giant declared a dividend of 22sen/share. Meanwhile, Kinsteel was one of the most active stocks being traded today after it entered an agreement with Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang for mining operation; the share price ended up 10.9% higher to RM0.305.


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 24 Jul 2013      Unit: M.Baht

Type                            Buy             Sell                  Net

Institution      5,691.92      5,189.01       502.92     
Proprietary     7,337.20      6,703.40       633.80     
Foreign        10,088.06     10,495.20     -407.14     
Individual     30,247.24     30,976.82     -729.57     
Total Trading Value             53,364.42 M.Baht     


Vietnam's benchmark index closed down 2 percent on Wednesday as investors took profits and on concerns about the inflation rate which touched a 5-month high in July, traders said.  
Shares in energy firm PetroVietnam Gas , Vietnam's biggest company by market value, fell 3.1 percent, while food processor Masan Group  dropped 3.7 percent.

Commercial banks and some other blue chips also fell.
                     VN Index       494.18            
              PREV. CLOSE       504.29            
                 % CHANGE       -2.00%            
                     HIGH       504.27            
                      LOW       493.36

Indonesian shares dropped 1 percent in choppy trade on Wednesday as a weaker rupiah spurred late selling, while Thai benchmark index slid to 1,500-level as market players locked quick gains in banking and telecom shares.
There have been concerns about exchange rate uncertainties following the recent rupiah depreciation, said Jemmy Paul, fund manager at Sucorinvest Asset Management in Jakarta.

"The market is nervous about the rupiah weakness ... Temporary selling in stocks is still expected until the rupiah finds its level of balance which should be around 10,500 to 11,000 per dollar," Jemmy said.
Vietnamese shares  ended down 2 percent, extending Tuesday's fall, on concerns about high inflation, while Thai stocks  edged down 0.8 percent, reversing a 2.1 percent gain in the previous session.

Stocks in Singapore and Malaysia  posted modest gains while the Philippine index ended up 0.9 percent amid caution over the global outlook after a weak reading of China July flash HSBC Manufacturing PMI.


 Market                         Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*   438.24        439.29        -0.24
 Singapore              3274.76       3253.76       +0.65
 Kuala Lumpur        1810.00       1805.31       +0.26
 Bangkok                1501.36       1513.31       -0.79
 Jakarta                  4718.10       4767.16       -1.03
 Manila                   6804.16       6743.21       +0.90
 Ho Chi Minh            494.18         504.29       -2.00


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