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Singapore

29 July 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 49.93 points or 1.71% lower to 2868.69, taking the year-to-date performance to -0.49%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 2.96%, Singtel, which declined 2.56%, UOB, which declined 2.67%, OCBC Bank, which declined 2.27% and Ascendas REIT, with a 3.16% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.92%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.59%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Consumer Services Index, which rose 0.22%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - ComfortDelGro Corp and Singapore Press Holdings – remained unchanged and ended 0.80% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Telecommunications Index, which slipped 2.43%. Singtel shares declined 2.56% and StarHub declined 0.76%.

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

iShares USD Asia Bond ETF (+0.09%)

ORD ETF (-2.70%)

IS MSCI India (+6.48%)

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

Ascendas REIT (-3.16%)

CapitaLand Monkeys (unchanged)

Mapletree Com Trust (+1.60%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI23800UBeCW161229 (-15.00%)

HSI22400UBeCW161028 (-24.24%)

HSI22200MBeCW160929 (-19.18%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

TQH MB eCW161031 (-26.32%)

UOB MB eCW161031 (-18.99%)

DBS MB ePW161003 (+34.78%)
    
 Singapore Stock Market
                              Friday                    Thursday
*ST Index       2,868.69  -49.93       2,918.62  -22.87
Volume:                1,202.6M                    1,249M
Value:                 $1,476.3M                  $878.4M
Gainers/Losers:       131/311                  163/246


Malaysia

Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
29 July 2016

The FBM KLCI index lost 5.24 points or 0.32% on Friday. The Finance Index fell 0.22% to 14186.45 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.43% to 1160.5 points and the Plantation Index down 0.33% to 7562.24 points. The market traded within a range of 8.80 points between an intra-day high of 1662.06 and a low of 1653.26 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include THHEAVY, SANICHI, SANICHI-WD, MBSB, PDZ, VIVOCOM, NICORP, BORNOIL, HUBLINE and AAX-WA. Trading volume decreased to 1902.61 mil shares worth RM2027.14 mil as compared to Thursday’s 2220.46 mil shares worth RM1846.74 mil.

Leading Movers were WPRTS (+11 sen to RM4.50), BAT (+116 sen to RM49.36), CIMB (+10 sen to RM4.39), SKPETRO (+1 sen to RM1.43) and YTL (+1 sen to RM1.67). Lagging Movers were GENTING (-29 sen to RM8.22), GENM (-11 sen to RM4.29), SIME (-18 sen to RM7.42), HLFG (-28 sen to RM15.22) and RHBBANK (-6 sen to RM5.09). Market breadth was negative with 324 gainers as compared to 445 losers.

The KLCI closed lower at 1653.26 points despite overnight gains in US market. The perfor


Indonesia

Trade Summary
Date As of:     29 July 2016     
Description         Volume                            Value       Frequency
ETF                   252,300                  107,205,200                   22
Stock        8,384,409,040       11,886,234,349,887           291,976
Warrant          15,647,000                  436,491,000                 528
Total          8,400,308,340       11,886,778,046,087          292,526

Thailand

Thai bourse announces executive promotion for capital market education
 

BANGKOK, July 29, 2016 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) today announced the promotion of Krisada Sektrakul as Senior Executive Vice President-Head of Capital Market Education Division, effective from August 1, 2016.

SET President Kesara Manchusree said, "The SET's board of governors has approved the promotion of Krisada Sektrakul. For more than 12 years at SET, Krisada is a key person to boost financial literacy for the Thai capital market providing
all dimensions of education to students, general public, career people, investors and capital market professionals.

His talent of education developer is also expanded into new areas, including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), Startups, and social enterprises (SEs), as well as overseeing the 'executive education' program development through the Capital Market Academy (CMA), an academy providing training programs for Thai top executives, in order to provide sustainable development mechanism for the capital market and Thai society in all aspects.

Krisada received his D.B.A. in Business Management (Finance) from Southern Cross University, Australia after earning his MBA, as well as Master of Economics and  Bachelor degree in Finance from Thammasat University.

Trading Summary

As of 29 July 2016  Unit: M.Baht  
    
Type                      Buy              Sell            Net
Institution         5,269.63        6,677.81      1,408.18
Proprietary      7,653.96         8,012.16        -358.21
Foreign          17,530.08       16,902.53         627.55
Individual       34,406.99      33,268.16       1,138.83
Total Trading Value     64,860.66 M.Baht


Asean

SE Asia Stocks-Battered after BOJ stimulus fails to appease investors          
                                              
Southeast Asian stock markets ended lower on Friday, in line with other Asian markets that were battered after the Bank of Japan's monetary easing programme disappointed investors.
    
The Japanese central bank expanded stimulus by doubling purchases of exchange-traded funds (ETF), yielding to pressure
from the government and financial markets for bolder action.
 
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan  "The meeting's results have definitely confounded markets.

Traders were expecting a much heftier stimulus package," said Victor Felix, an analyst with AB Capital Securities Inc in
Manila.

Singapore  .STI  shares dropped 1.7 percent to post its biggest percentage loss since June 24. The index was dragged
down by financial stocks such as DBS Group Holdings Ltd DBSM.SI , Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Ltd  OCBC.SI  and United Overseas Bank  UOBH.SI , which declined on mounting concerns about loans to the oil and gas sector after Swiber Holdings  SWBR.SI  on Thursday filed for liquidation.  

The index snapped four straight weekly gains to post a loss of 2.62 percent this week, but grew 0.98 percent on the month.
    
Indonesia  .JKSE  slid 1.6 percent after losing its early gains, with consumer non-cyclicals being the worst performer on
the index. It climbed 0.36 percent on the week and posted a monthly gain of 3.97 percent.
    
Indonesia's biggest cigarette maker by market value, PT Hanjaya Mandala Sampoerna Tbk  HMSP.JK , slumped 9.7 percent.
    
Thai  .SETI  stocks were the biggest monthly gainers in the region, up 5.47 percent this month.
             
 SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
  STOCK MARKETS                                          
                                        
  Market                  Current        Previous Close        Pct Move
  Singapore            2868.69               2918.62                 -1.71
  Bangkok              1524.07              1524.58                  -0.03
  Manila                  7963.11              8024.98                  -0.77
  Jakarta                 5215.994            5299.213                  -1.57
  Kuala Lumpur      1653.26              1658.5                     -0.32
 Ho Chi Minh          652.23                657.14                    -0.75
                                                





 
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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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