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24 July 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 3.72 points or 0.11% lower to 3352.65, taking the year-to-date performance to -0.37%.

The top active stocks today were Global Logistic, which gained 0.79%, Singtel, which declined 0.46%, Keppel Corp, which declined 0.49%, DBS, which gained 0.09% and ThaiBev, with a closed unchanged.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.09%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.33%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which rose 0.74%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Raffles Medical Group and Tianjin Zhongxin Pharmaceutical Group Corporation- ended 0.82% higher and 1.76% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Technology Index, which slipped 2.57%. Silverlake Axis shares declined 4.57% and STATS ChipPAC declined 1.08%.

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

IS MSCI India (-0.26%)

SPDR Gold Shares (-1.93%)

STI ETF (-0.29%)

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

Suntec REIT (+0.88%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (+0.68%)

Ascendas REIT (+1.64%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI25000MBePW150828A (+10.81%)

HSI27800UBeCW151127 (-10.12%)

CN15000MBeCW151127 (-12.05%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

UOB VT eCW150915 (+0.89%)

OCBC Bk MBeCW151201 (+1.53%)

DBS MB eCW150915 (-1.92%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                                   Friday                          Thursday
*ST Index            3,352.65  -3.72                  3,356.37  -2.8
Volume:                   1,677.4M                          2,318.8M
Value:                       $959.3M                        $1,033.1M
Gainers/Losers:           83/269                             204/245


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
24 July 2015

The FBM KLCI index lost 1.68 points or 0.10% on Friday. The Finance Index fell 0.04% to 15548.36 points, the Properties Index up 0.54% to 1233.93 points and the Plantation Index down 0.21% to 7424.21 points. The market traded within a range of 8.96 points between an intra-day high of 1721.45 and a low of 1712.49 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include UTOPIA, IRIS, LCTH, VSOLAR, DENKO, CHINA50-H2, ZELAN, JAKS, CHINA50-C2 and GPA. Trading volume decreased to 1749.61 mil shares worth RM1502.19 mil as compared to Thursday’s 1761.80 mil shares worth RM1688.65 mil.

Leading Movers were PPB (+34 sen to RM15.38), DIGI (+7 sen to RM5.38), SIME (+4 sen to RM8.48), MAYBANK (+4 sen to RM9.23) and SKPETRO (+1 sen to RM2.39). Lagging Movers were RHBCAP (-15 sen to RM7.39), PETCHEM (-11 sen to RM6.33), ASTRO (-4 sen to RM3.03), GENM (-5 sen to RM4.25) and WPRTS (-4 sen to RM4.08). Market breadth was positive with 424 gainers as compared to 416 losers.

The KLCI ended lower at 1720.76 points on the last trading day of the week. Market sentiment remained tepid following the overnight losses in U.S. and after a Chinese factory gauge dropped to a 15-month low.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     23 July 2015    
Description              Volume                            Value       Frequency
Total              4,119,686,989       4,015,501,223,817             173,429
ETF                   31,123,000              2,832,193,000                     01
Stock            4,085,990,989        4,012,575,386,617             173,171
Right                        70,400                         70,600                     08
Warrant                2,502,600                   93,573,600                   249


Trading Summary

As of  24 July   2015  Unit: M.Baht   Unit: M.Bah
Type                                Buy              Sell                Net
Institution                    2,326.24       2,472.51          -146.27
Proprietary                  3,097.97       3,358.13          -260.16
Foreign                       6,508.22       8,264.81        -1,756.59
Individual                  16,669.47     14,506.45          2,163.02
Total Trading Value     28,601.89 M.Baht


Vietnam index ends down 0.1 pct, rebound expected

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  ended down 0.12 percent on Friday, with most big-cap shares falling in a correction after two consecutive gains earlier this week, led by the banking sector.  
Four of the six listed banks dropped, including Hanoi-based Vietcombank  VCB.HM , the biggest listed firm by market value, with a 1.94-percent decrease, and lender Sacombank  STB.HM  that lost 2.12 percent.
The index, which posted the biggest gain in nearly three weeks on Wednesday and extended the rise the next day, was expected to rebound in coming sessions, traders said.  
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close
                  VN Index        631.26               
          PREV. CLOSE        632.01               
            % CHANGE        -0.12%               
               HIGH        634.61               
                LOW        627.99               


SE Asia Stocks-Thai SET index worst performer on week

Most Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Friday, with the Thai benchmark sliding to a near 14-month closing low amid disappointing corporate earnings and Singapore's key index hitting a more than one-week low after weak production data.
The Thai SET index  .SETI  ended the day down 0.5 percent at 1,438.08, the lowest close since May 30, 2014. It dropped 2.8 percent on the week, the region's worst performer.
Shares of PTT Exploration and Production Pcl  PTTEP.BK , which posted a 94 percent drop in second quarter earnings, declined 1.9 percent. Energy shares  .SETEN  were broadly weak amid a fall in global oil prices.  
Singapore's Straits Times Index  .FTSTI  was down 0.1 percent at 3,352.65, the lowest close since July 15, with a worse-than-expected industrial production in June hurting sentiment.  
Stocks in the region ended the week little changed. Malaysia  .KLSE  was down 0.4 percent on the week and Indonesia  .JKSE  was 0.3 percent lower. The Philippines  .PSI  rose 0.4 percent on the week, with Vietnam  .VNI  gaining 0.4 percent.
 Market                     Current         Prev Close      Pct Move
 Singapore                 3352.65           3356.37             -0.11
 Kuala Lumpur          1720.76            1722.44             -0.10
 Bangkok                  1438.08            1444.66             -0.46
 Jakarta                     4856.59            4902.85             -0.94
 Manila                     7665.52             7653.22            +0.16
 Ho Chi Minh             631.26               632.01             -0.12

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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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