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28 July 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 32.33 points or 0.98% lower to 3281.09, taking the year-to-date performance to -2.50%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 0.43%, Keppel Corp, which declined 1.61%, Singtel, which declined 0.70%, OCBC Bank, which declined 0.48% and UOB, with a 0.95% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.85%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.38%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Utilities Index, which declined 0.06%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - China Everbright Waterand SIIC Environment Holdings- ended 1.21% lower and 1.18% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which slipped 1.59%. Keppel Corp shares declined 1.61% and Sembcorp Industries declined 1.57%.

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

SPDR Gold Shares (-0.75%)

IS MSCI India (-0.54%)

STI ETF (-0.59%)

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

Ascendas REIT (-0.82%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (-2.34%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (-2.03%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI24000MBePW150828 (+8.49%)

HSI23000MBePW150828 (-7.92%)

HSI24400MBeCW150828 (+20.66%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

OCBC Bk MBeCW151201 (-5.00%)

DBS MB eCW151001 (-5.63%)

SGX MB eCW160105 (-8.39%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                             Tuesday                  Monday
*ST Index        3,281.09  -32.33     3,313.42  -39.23
Volume:               2,296.9M              1,738.1M
Value:                $1,370.6M                  $982M
Gainers/Losers:      155/303                  93/402


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
28 July 2015

The FBM KLCI index lost 10.06 points or 0.59% on Tuesday. The Finance Index fell 0.65% to 15288.15 points, the Properties Index dropped 1.27% to 1213.97 points and the Plantation Index down 0.82% to 7318.94 points. The market traded within a range of 13.36 points between an intra-day high of 1713.06 and a low of 1699.70 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include SUNCON, IKHMAS, IDMENSN, CHINA50-C1, FBMKLCI-HL, CHINA50-H1, HSI-CT, FRONTKN, HUBLINE and APFT. Trading volume decreased to 2141.53 mil shares worth RM2251.26 mil as compared to Monday’s 2216.61 mil shares worth RM1779.51 mil.

Leading Movers were ASTRO (+3 sen to RM2.99), RHBCAP (+5 sen to RM7.27), PETCHEM (+3 sen to RM6.38), SIME (+2 sen to RM8.51) and PETGAS (+2 sen to RM21.60). Lagging Movers were WPRTS (-20 sen to RM3.80), MISC (-27 sen to RM7.55), KLK (-54 sen to RM21.58), HLFG (-32 sen to RM15.22) and MAXIS (-10 sen to RM6.48). Market breadth was negative with 197 gainers as compared to 726 losers.

The KLCI continued its losing streak for the fifth day after closing lower at 1699.7 points amid overnight losses in US market after Shanghai Composite Index tumbled 8%. The performance of our local bourse was bogged down by selling in heavy weight counters such as Westports Holdings, MISC and Digi.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     28 July 2015    
Description               Volume                         Value           Frequency
ETF                         101,400                  50,280,600                     53
Stock              4,547,296,222       4,617,448,768,818             230,971
Warrant                  4,822,862                326,694,516                   781
Total                4,552,220,484      4,617,825,743,934             231,805


Trading Summary

As of  28 July   2015  Unit: M.Baht
Type                                  Buy                        Sell                     Net
Institution                     2,859.34                3,866.92              -1,007.58
Proprietary                   5,116.93                 3,726.51               1,390.42
Foreign                        9,156.16               10,979.06              -1,822.90
Individual                   22,206.95               20,766.88               1,440.07
Total Trading Value     39,339.37 M.Baht


Vietnam index drops 0.6 pct, volume at two-week high

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  declined 0.63 percent at the close on Tuesday, with most blue-chip shares losing ground, having erased slight gains in early trade, while volume rose to a two-week high.
Decliners outnumbered advancers by nearly two to one, led by top insurer BaoViet Holdings  BVH.HM  with a 3.7-percent loss and steel firm Hoa Phat Group  HPG.HM  that declined 3.65 percent after two consecutive gains.  
 Confectionery firm Kinh Do Corp  KDC.HM  bucked the trend, jumping 6.09 percent to end at 50,500 dong ($2.31) each, above a six-month high. The company said on Monday it would pay the 2015 dividend by cash of 20,000 dong/share on Aug. 21.
As many as 155 million shares changed hand, the highest level since July 14, Thomson Reuters data show.   
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

                VN Index       631.47              
        PREV. CLOSE       635.46              
           % CHANGE       -0.63%              
               HIGH       639.54              
                LOW       631.47      


SE Asia Stocks - Fall; Indonesia hits 16-month low

Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Tuesday as investors lowered risk exposure ahead of a U.S. central bank meeting and amid instability in China's stock markets, with the Indonesian index hitting a 16-month low in line with a fall in the rupiah.
The Jakarta composite index  .JKSE  was down 1.2 percent at  4,714.76, its lowest level since late March 2014. Foreign-led selling hit banking shares. Bank Rakyat Indonesia  BBRI.JK  and Bank Central Asia  BBCA.JK  fell more than 3 percent each.
 The rupiah  IDR=ID  was down more than 8 percent year-to-date, among the underperformers in emerging Asia.
Markets in the region came under selling pressure as local currencies weakened, with Malaysia  .KLSE  and Thailand  .SETI  among the underperformers in Asia so far this year.
The Thai SET index eased 0.3 percent to its lowest closing level since May 2014.  
Thai shares remained technically weak in the near term. Broker SCB Securities saw the SET's next stop for a rebound at 1,402, and then 1,375. The broker said it was still bearish although the index looked the most oversold in the region.
SCB said it could not offer any "new fundamental" reason for buying the Thai market in the long term.
Energy-related shares fell across exchanges as global oil prices fell further.  O/R  
 Singapore's Golden Agri Resources  GAGR.SI  dropped 5.6 percent, Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur Kepong  KLKK.KL  fell 2.4 percent while refiner Thai Oil  TOP.BK  eased 2.0 percent.
Investor sentiment in Asia remained cautious ahead of a two-day U.S. Federal Reserve meeting beginning later on Tuesday where some investors believe it will make its case for hiking rates as early as September.  
 Market                     Current         Prev Close      Pct Move
 Singapore                3281.09             3313.42           -0.98
 Kuala Lumpur         1699.70             1709.76            -0.59
 Bangkok                 1408.07             1412.55            -0.32
 Jakarta                    4714.76             4771.28            -1.18
 Manila                     7479.03            7547.44             -0.91
 Ho Chi Minh             631.47              635.46             -0.63

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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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