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29 July 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 2.91 points or 0.09% higher to 3284, taking the year-to-date performance to -2.41%.

The top active stocks today were JMH USD, which closed unchanged, Singtel, which closed unchanged, DBS, which gained 0.05%, Keppel Corp, which declined 1.38% and OCBC Bank, with a 0.68% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.13%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.36%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index, which rose 0.39%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Silverlake Axis and STATS ChipPAC – ended 0.97% higher and unchanged respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Utilities Index, which slipped 1.07%. China Everbright Water shares declined 0.61% and SIIC Environment Holdings declined 0.58%.

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

SPDR Gold Shares (+0.45%)

STI ETF (-0.30%)

IS MSCI India (+1.35%)

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

CapitaLand Mall Trust (unchanged)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (+0.69%)

Ascendas REIT (+0.41%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI24400MBeCW150828 (+8.90%)

HSI25400MBeCW150828 (+6.32%)

HSI27800UBeCW151127 (+2.48%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

OCBC Bk MBeCW151201 (+5.26%)

SGX MB eCW160105 (+8.45%)

UOB MB eCW151001 (unchanged)
 Singapore Stock Market
                              Wednesday           Tuesday
*ST Index             3,284  +2.91        3,281.09  -32.33
Volume:                    1,979M               2,296.9M
Value:                  $1,140.8M              $1,370.6M
Gainers/Losers:       184/230                   155/303


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
29 July 2015

The FBM KLCI index lost 0.71 points or 0.04% on Wednesday. The Finance Index increased 0.03% to 15293.03 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.30% to 1210.36 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.27% to 7338.92 points. The market traded within a range of 5.64 points between an intra-day high of 1702.36 and a low of 1696.72 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include IKHMAS, PESONA, MTRONIC, SKPRES, BTM, AWC, APFT, LEESK, SUNCON and FRONTKN. Trading volume decreased to 1364.89 mil shares worth RM1735.74 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 2141.53 mil shares worth RM2251.26 mil.

Leading Movers were WPRTS (+20 sen to RM4.00), MISC (+15 sen to RM7.70), RHBCAP (+11 sen to RM7.38), IHH (+6 sen to RM5.94) and PPB (+12 sen to RM15.12). Lagging Movers were SKPETRO (-4 sen to RM2.33), ASTRO (-4 sen to RM2.95), SIME (-9 sen to RM8.42), GENTING (-8 sen to RM8.01) and TENAGA (-10 sen to RM12.14). Market breadth was positive with 444 gainers as compared to 371 losers.

The KLCI closed flat with 0.71 points lower to 1698.99 points despite overnight gains in US market amid better-than-forecast earnings and Chinese equities pulled back from a selloff. Market breadth was positive, buoyed by bargain hunting.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     29 July 2015    
Description                   Volume                           Value        Frequency
ETF                              13,700                    8,154,500                   14
Stock                 5,177,880,657       4,804,534,736,237           201,314
Warrant                     9,101,105                221,752,065                 748
Total                  5,186,995,462       4,804,764,642,802           202,076


Trading Summary

As of  29 July   2015  Unit: M.Baht
Type                             Buy             Sell                     Net
Institution                4,846.25        3,003.85            1,842.40
Proprietary              3,688.89        3,827.35              -138.46
Foreign                   8,767.29      10,120.03            -1,352.75
Individual              18,181.35      18,532.54              -351.19
Total Trading Value     35,483.77 M.Baht


Vietnam index ends down 1.1 pct on profit taking

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  closed 1.07 percent lower on Wednesday, the second fall in a row, as investors sold some blue chips for profits, while volume fell by a quarter.

Vietcombank  VCB.HM , the country's biggest firm by market  value, declined 0.97 percent, followed by Petrovietnam Gas  GAS.HM  that ended down 1.67 percent and lender VietinBank  CTG.HM  with a 2.17-percent loss.
Top dairy products maker Vinamilk  VNM.HM  and insurer BaoViet Holdings  BVH.HM  were flat.
Volume reached 114.16 million shares, down 26.4 percent from the previous day, Thomson Reuters data show.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close.
                VN Index        624.70               
        PREV. CLOSE        631.47               
           % CHANGE        -1.07%               
               HIGH        634.64               
                LOW        624.70               


SE Asia Stocks - Mixed; Thai shares rebound ahead of holiday

 Southeast Asian stock markets were mixed on Wednesday, with oversold Thai and Indonesian shares rebounding amid selective buying during an earnings season, while other markets were flat to weaker ahead of a policy decision by the U.S. Federal Reserve.
The Thai SET index  .SET  closed the day up 0.7 percent after a fourth straight loss on the previous day that sent the gauge deep into overbought territory.
 Its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) was at 27.8 at the close versus 21.6 on Tuesday. A level of 30 or lower indicates an oversold condition.
Siam Cement  SCC.BK  climbed 1.2 percent after the country's largest industrial conglomerate beat market expectations with a surge of 63 percent in quarterly net profit.   
"Execution of infrastructure projects will be a key boost to economic activity. The current index level is a good entry point to accumulate shares," said Juckchai Boonyawat, chief distribution officer at Manulife Asset Management.
The Thai stock market will be closed on Thursday for a public holiday, reopening on Friday.
The Jakarta composite index  .JKSE  closed up 0.1 percent, with its 14-day RSI at 30.14 at the close from Tuesday's 29.18. Shares of airline Garuda Indonesia  GIAA.JK  gained 5.9 percent after it swung to profit in the first half of 2015.

 Market                     Current           Prev Close       Pct Move
 Singapore                3284.00               3281.09             +0.09
 Kuala Lumpur          1698.99               1699.70              -0.04
 Bangkok                  1417.49               1408.07             +0.67
 Jakarta                     4721.12               4714.76             +0.14
 Manila                     7482.83               7479.03             +0.05
 Ho Chi Minh             624.70                 631.47              -1.07

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This year in Thailand-what next?

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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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