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03 July 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 14.89 points or 0.45% higher to 3342.73, taking the year-to-date performance to -0.67%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 2.00%, Singtel, which closed unchanged, Global Logistic, which declined 0.39%, Ascendas REIT, which gained 0.42% and UOB, with a 0.43% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.16%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.30%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Financials Index, which rose 0.69%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - DBS Group Holdings and OCBC- ended 2.00% higher and 0.79% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which slipped 0.89%. Midas Holdings shares declined 1.56% and NSL increased 0.67%.

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

DBXT Csi300 ETF (-5.50%)

United SSE 50 China ETF (-4.29%)

IS MSCI India (+1.33%)

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

Ascendas REIT (+0.42%)

Keppel REIT (-0.87%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (+2.36%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

CN14000MBeCW150929 (-24.58%)

HSI26800MBeCW150730 (-23.76%)

HSI25800MBePW150828 (+10.59%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

TencentMBeCW150804A (-14.39%)

DBS MB eCW150915 (+20.51%)

OCBC Bk MBeCW151201 (+2.52%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                              Friday                      Thursday
*ST Index          3,342.73  +14.89         3,327.84  -3.3
Volume:                  1,267.5M                      907.3M
Value:                      $778.8M                    $912.4M
Gainers/Losers:        163/248                      208/221


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
3 July 2015

The FBM KLCI index gained 0.36 points or 0.02% on Friday. The Finance Index fell 0.39% to 15599.39 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.51% to 1217.45 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.14% to 7461.84 points. The market traded within a range of 13.59 points between an intra-day high of 1738.09 and a low of 1724.50 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include CHINA50-H1, CHINA50-C2, CHINA50-C4, PERDANA, MSPORTS, JAKS, AAX, CHINA50-C5, PESONA and MPAY-WA. Trading volume decreased to 1456.26 mil shares worth RM1390.73 mil as compared to Thursday’s 1457.53 mil shares worth RM1853.02 mil.

Leading Movers were PETDAG (+24 sen to RM20.80), GENM (+4 sen to RM4.24), DIGI (+5 sen to RM5.53), GENTING (+7 sen to RM8.28) and BAT (+48 sen to RM64.48). Lagging Movers were ASTRO (-6 sen to RM2.98), HLFG (-28 sen to RM15.40), CIMB (-6 sen to RM5.48), WPRTS (-3 sen to RM4.27) and HLBANK (-8 sen to RM13.60). Market breadth was negative with 295 gainers as compared to 459 losers.

The KLCI reversed its losses at midday, closing marginally higher at 1734.24 points on late buying interest. Our local bourse stayed in the red throughout the trading session as investors were taking profit following the rally in the past three days and as absence of fresh positive catalysts kept market sentiment muted.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     03 July 2015    
Description                 Volume                          Value         Frequency
ETF                              2,700                    1,175,200                     03
Stock               6,026,839,791        4,159,211,529,699             182,538
Right                      3,512,700                     3,512,700                     17
Warrant                 20,840,050                 505,093,050                   706
Total                6,051,195,241        4,159,721,310,649             183,264


Trading Summary

As of  3 July   2015  Unit: M.Baht   Unit: M.Bah
Type                             Buy                        Sell                     Net
Institution             3,645.05        3,070.33              574.72
Proprietary           3,266.80        4,073.37             -806.57
Foreign                7,360.81        8,826.27          -1,465.46
Individual           22,520.00      20,822.69            1,697.31
Total Trading Value     36,792.66 M.Baht


Vietnam index rises 1.8 pct, led by banks, energy

 Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  closed up 1.77 percent at 616.43 points on Friday, the highest in nearly nine months, led by banks and energy stocks in high volume.     
Hanoi-based Vietcombank  VCB.HM , the country's biggest firm by market value, ended up 5.83 percent at its record high of 54,500 dong ($2.50) while lender BIDV  BID.HM  jumped 5.13 percent to 24,600 dong, also a life high.
Petrovietnam Gas  GAS.HM  strengthened 0.79 percent.
Shares of securities firms also rose, including Saigon Securities Incorp  SSI.HM  that rallied 3.59 percent and Ho Chi Minh City Securities with a gain of 3.42 percent, both ending at an eight-month high.
The index close on Friday is the highest since Oct. 10, 2014, while volume reached 164.5 million shares, well above the five-day average of 142.48 million shares.

           VN Index       616.43              
        PREV. CLOSE       605.70              
           % CHANGE        1.77%              
               HIGH       617.96              
                LOW       608.82     


SE Asia Stocks - Most higher; Vietnam leads regional gains on week

Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Friday as inflows into large-caps and financials helped the Indonesian benchmark to a two-week high while Vietnam outperformed in the region amid active buying in banking and energy shares.
The Jakarta composite index  .JKSE  closed up 0.8 percent at  4,982.91, the highest close since June 19. It posted a weekly gain of 1.2 percent, trimming its year-to-date loss to 4.7 percent, still the worst performer in Asia.
Foreign investors were net buyers of index heavyweights such as Indofood Sukses Makmur  INDF.JK , which jumped 3.5 percent  and Bank Mandiri  BMRI.JK , which rose 1 percent.
 Investors in the region stayed on the sidelines ahead of Greece's Sunday referendum which may prompt its exit from the euro zone, while Asian stocks fell amid a rout in China's stock markets.  
Trading volume fell in most stock exchanges in Southeast Asia including Singapore  .FTSTI  and the Philippines  .PSI . Both saw their trading volume at less than two-thirds of a 30-day average.
Sharemarkets had a mixed performance for the week. Vietnam  .VNI  posted a weekly gain of 6 percent, the best performer, ahead of Malaysia's 1.4 percent and Singapore's 0.7 percent gains.
The Thai SET index  .SETI  lagged its regional peers, with a weekly drop of 1.9 percent. The Philippines also fell on the week, down 1.1 percent.
 Market                    Current        Prev Close        Pct Move
 Singapore               3342.73             3327.84             +0.45
 Kuala Lumpur         1734.24             1733.88             +0.02
 Bangkok                 1489.59             1491.62              -0.14
 Jakarta                    4982.91             4944.78             +0.77
 Manila                    7535.30              7578.31              -0.57
 Ho Chi Minh             616.43               605.70             +1.77

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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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