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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs  31 July  2013 

Singapore

31 July 2013

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended -23.52 points lower or -0.72% lower to 3,221.93, taking the year-to-date performance to +1.73%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined -0.48% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -0.69%.

The top active stocks were SingTel (-1.01%), GoldenAgr (-3.67%), DBS (-0.54%), debutant Rex Intl (+13.0%) and OCBC Bk (-0.75%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology which gained +0.03%.The two biggest stocks of the Technology Index are LionGold Corp (+0.43%) and Stats ChipPAC (unchanged). The underperforming sector, FTSE ST Consumer Goods Index declined -1.25% with Wilmar International declining -0.94% and Thai Beverage remaining unchanged. The FTSE ST Health Care Index declined -0.30% and the FTSE ST Industrials Index declined -0.96%.              

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were DBXT CSI300 ETF 10 (-1.17%), SPDR GOLD SHARES (+0.80%) and STI ETF (-0.61%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Ascendasreit (-0.86%), CapitaMall (+1.00%) and CapitaComm (-1.75%).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI21800MBeCW130829 (-7.50%), HSI21600MBePW130829 (+3.61%) and HSI22200MBeCW130927 (-6.90%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were DBS MB eCW131203 (unchanged), OCBC Bk MBeCW131101 (-4.41%) and KepCorp MBeCW131101 (-0.79%).

Singapore Stock Market
                       Wednesday                Tuesday
*ST Index     3,221.93  -23.52     3,245.45  +8.48
Volume:              2,393.5M               2,186.1M
Value:               $1,771.8M              $1,215.6M
Gainers/Losers:     151/323                 195/202


Malaysia

Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
31 July 2013


The FBM KLCI index lost 22.46 points or 1.25% on Wednesday. The Finance Index fell 2.26% to 16748.58 points, the Properties Index dropped 2.02% to 1352.63 points and the Plantation Index down 0.72% to 8318.32 points. The market traded within a range of 21.27 points between an intra-day high of 1791.71 and a low of 1770.44 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include SONA-WA, SONA, MAS, UEMS, LUSTER, FLONIC, DIALOG, AIRASIA, CIMB and THHEAVY. Trading volume decreased to 1918.65 mil shares worth RM3056.51 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 2145.87 mil shares worth RM2072.73 mil.

Leading Movers were DIGI (+3 sen to RM4.65) and MAXIS (+2 sen to RM7.11).Lagging Movers were HLBANK (-38 sen to RM13.80), UMW (-34 sen to RM13.86), HLFG (-32 sen to RM13.98), RHBCAP (-31 sen to RM8.25) and MAYBANK (-30 sen to RM10.26). Market breadth was negative with 131 gainers as compared to 753 losers.

The KLCI extended its third day losses to close at 1,772.62 points, spawned by the downgrade of Malaysia’s outlook to “negative” from “stable” by Fitch Ratings and amid concern that global investors will repatriate funds after the $2.9 billion of bond matures. Regionally, markets was on a mix note amid investors stay cautious ahead of the Federal Reserve meeting and the early withdrawal of the U.S central bank rolling back its bond purchases at the end of September.


Indonesia

Trade Summary
Date As of:     31 July 2013    

Description       Volume                          Value             Frequency
ETF                  9,500                4,518,500                08
Stock    4,191,819,931   4,714,506,912,128        146,931
Warrant     31,457,500         1,062,715,500               813
Total     4,223,286,931   4,715,574,146,128        147,752


Thailand

Trading Summary          
As of 31 Jul 2013         Unit: M.Baht

      
Type                       Buy               Sell                Net
    
Institution      3,765.59     6,785.34     -3,019.75     
Proprietary     6,423.83     7,174.94       -751.11     
Foreign        11,054.90    10,870.90        184.00     
Individual     21,300.01    17,713.15     3,586.86     
Total Trading Value     42,544.33 M.Baht     
 

Vietnam
Vietnam's VN index closed up 0.7 percent on Wednesday in thin trade, against declines in Southeast Asian markets and led by buying in blue chips as most investors opted out in hope of an uptrend.

Energy firm PetroVietnam Gas climbed 3.1 percent, dairy maker Vinamilk rose 2.1 percent, and property firm Vingroup  was up 1.6 percent.

Pharmaceuticals firm DHG Pharma increased 1.9 percent, followed by Eximbank and Sai Gon Securities, up 0.7 and 0.6 percent respectively.
    
The index would continue to fluctuate in the absence of any positive macro economics news, a trader said. Many securities
firms advised investors to hold on to their shares and wait for an increase in liquidity.
    
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index at the close
                 
                    VN Index       491.85            
              PREV. CLOSE       488.54            
                 % CHANGE        0.68%            
                                                  
                     HIGH        493.1            
                      LOW        487.1     


Asean

Southeast Asian stock markets mostly fell on Wednesday, with Malaysian benchmark sliding to a three-week closing low after Fitch Ratings downgraded the country's credit outlook, while Thai key index ended at a three-week low amid political concerns.

Malaysia's main index  was down 1.3 percent at 1,772.62 on Wednesday, ending the month 0.05 percent lower, as credit fears spurred selling in market large caps such as CIMB Group Holdings, the most actively traded.

Bangkok's SET index  closed down 0.9 percent on the day, extending its loss for a third session, in relatively moderate volume. It was down 2 percent in July, the third straight month of loss.

Sentiment in the region was broadly weak in line with global markets ahead of the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting and the release of U.S. GDP data.  
   
Indonesian shares  staged a late rebound to inch up 0.04 percent on the day, trimming their loss on the month to 4.3 percent, the region's worst performer.

Stocks in Singapore, the Philippines  and Vietnam reversed their steep losses in June to gain more than 2 percent in July.

SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
 
 Market                          Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*    422.98        427.46       -1.05
 Singapore               3221.93       3245.45       -0.72
 Kuala Lumpur         1772.62       1795.08       -1.25
 Bangkok                 1423.14       1435.44       -0.86
 Jakarta                   4610.38       4608.49       +0.04
 Manila                    6639.12       6728.00       -1.32
 Ho Chi Minh             491.85         488.54       +0.68
 
        


 

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