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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs  29 July  2013 


29 July 2013

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended +0.87 points higher or +0.03% higher to 3,236.97, taking the year-to-date performance to +2.21%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined -0.69% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -0.21%.

The top active stocks were SingTel (+0.51%), DBS (+0.18%), Kep Corp (-1.04%), GoldenAgr (unchanged) and THBEV (-3.67%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Industrials which gained +0.78%.The two biggest stocks of the Industrials Index are Jardine Matheson Holdings (+2.07%) and Jardine Strategic Holdings (+1.62%). The underperforming sector, FTSE ST Consumer Goods declined -1.27% with Wilmar International declining -0.63% and Thai Beverage declining -3.67%. The FTSE ST Health Care Index declined -0.02%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were IS MSCI INDIA 100 (-1.19%), SPDR GOLD SHARES (unchanged) and DBXT CSI300 ETF 10 (-2.44%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were SPHREIT (unchanged), Ascendasreit (-0.85%) and CapitaComm (-2.01%).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI21800MBeCW130829 (-11.02%), HSI21600MBePW130829 (+4.44%) and HSI20800UBePW130829 (-2.22%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were OCBC Bk MBeCW131101 (-3.18%), HSBC UB eCW130916 (+2.56%) and KepCorp MBeCW131101 (-9.66%).

Singapore Stock Market
                                    Monday                      Friday
*ST Index         3,236.97  +0.87      3,236.1  +0.42
Volume:                1,761.6M                 2,683M
Value:                    $911.4M             $1,098.6M
Gainers/Losers:       152/282                 249/193

Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
26 July 2013

The FBM KLCI index lost 0.81 points or 0.04% on Friday. The Finance Index fell 0.22% to 17337.23 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.39% to 1399.06 points and the Plantation Index down 0.08% to 8405.34 points. The market traded within a range of 6.67 points between an intra-day high of 1811.65 and a low of 1804.98 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include GBGAQRS-WA, LUSTER, FARMBEST-WB, TGOFFS, TDM, INSAS, MAS, MINETEC, LUSTER-WB and ASUPREM. Trading volume decreased to 1119.75 mil shares worth RM1623.76 mil as compared to Thursday’s 1373.46 mil shares worth RM1862.60 mil.

Leading Movers were BAT (+54 sen to RM60.78), PETDAG (+20 sen to RM27.02), HLFG (+10 sen to RM14.50), MISC (+7 sen to RM5.79) and PPB (+6 sen to RM15.26).Lagging Movers were CIMB (-11 sen to RM8.45), UEMS (-9 sen to RM2.89), RHBCAP (-5 sen to RM8.50), KLK (-4 sen to RM21.38) and MAYBANK (-2 sen to RM10.70). Market breadth was negative with 303 gainers as compared to 443 losers.

The KLCI extended the losses yesterday before finishing at 1807.6 points in the last trading day of the week. Most of the investors were staying sideline ahead of the weekend break, resulting in low trading volume today as compared to the previous days. In addition, the US market, which eked out modest overnight gain, offered little clue to the investors amid the ongoing concern on the slowing growth in China. Globetronics, the supplier of sensor product for the smart phone and tablet market, rose 5.3%, inspired by the better-than-expected earnings from Apple and Samsung, while Encorp advanced by 0.5% after bagging construction contracts yesterday.


Trade Summary

Date As of:     29 July 2013    
Description            Volume               Value                Frequency
Total           2,761,444,677    3,127,041,508,680           95,325
ETF                        8,000                 5,730,500                  11
Stock          2,714,045,367    3,125,173,266,885           94,350
Right                   941,500                    942,000                 13
Warrant          46,449,810            1,861,569,295                951


As of 29 Jul 2013          Unit: M.Baht
Type                             Buy              Sell               Net    

Institution        2,523.61     2,841.47      -317.86     
Proprietary      4,750.63     4,909.55       -158.92     
Foreign           6,892.88     9,367.62     -2,474.74     
Individual       15,112.98   12,161.45      2,951.52     
Total Trading Value               29,280.10 M.Baht


Vietnam's VN index  closed down 1.7 percent on Monday, with investors reluctant to trade after a period of foreign selling and concerns about increasing inflation, traders said.

Dairy maker Vinamilk lost 2.1 percent, state energy firm PetroVietnam Gas and property company Vingroup both fell 1.6 percent, followed by Hoang Anh Gia Lai, down 1 percent as most big caps lost.

"The most striking factor affecting the stock market was rising inflation," said Vu Thi Thu Trang, an analyst at Asia-Pacific Securities, adding that foreign investors' net selling in three consecutive sessions last week had dented confidence.

                     VN Index       485.69            
              PREV. CLOSE       493.93            
                 % CHANGE       -1.67%            
                     HIGH       494.36            
                      LOW       485.56     


Most Southeast Asian stocks fell on Monday, with Indonesia touching a three-week low, led by falls in large caps such as Bank Rakyat Indonesia, and Malaysia hitting a week low amid a weaker ringgit and bond outflows.

Jakarta's Composite Index, which lost 1.4 percent last week, slipped 1.68 percent to 4,580.47, the lowest close since July 10. Malaysia's main index  ended down 0.5 percent at 1,798.78, the lowest since July 22.

Thai SET index finished down 1.5 percent at 1,454.28, around a two-week low, with trading volume falling to 61 percent of a full-day average over the past 30 sessions, similar to others in Southeast Asia.  

Malaysian bourse said foreign investors were net sellers of shares on Monday worth 52 million ringgit ($16.21 million). Thai
stock exchange reported net foreign selling of shares worth 2.5 billion baht ($80.32 million).


 Market                               Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*       428.57        433.57       -1.15
 Singapore                  3236.97       3236.10      +0.03
 Kuala Lumpur            1798.78       1807.61       -0.49
 Bangkok                    1454.28       1476.71       -1.52
 Jakarta                      4580.47       4658.87       -1.68
 Manila                       6717.66       6763.62       -0.68
 Ho Chi Minh                485.69         493.93       -1.67


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