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06 July 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 9.79 points or 0.29% lower to 3332.94, taking the year-to-date performance to -0.96%.

The top active stocks today were UOB, which declined 0.47%, Singtel, which gained 0.47%, DBS, which gained 0.05%, Global Logistic, which declined 0.40% and CapitaLand, with a 0.57% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.45%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.68%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Telecommunications Index, which rose 0.41%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Singtel and StarHub – ended 0.47% higher and remained unchanged respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Utilities Index, which slipped 4.02%. China Everbright Water shares declined 2.63% and SIIC Environment Holdings declined 10.42%.

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

DBXT CSI300 ETF (+3.10%)

IS MSCI India (-0.26%)

SPDR Gold Shares (-0.41%)

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

Ascendas REIT (+0.41%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (unchanged)

Mapletree Log Trust (-0.87%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

CN14000MBeCW150929 (+68.54%)

HSI25000MBePW150828A (+52.67%)

HSI26400MBeCW150828 (-21.56%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

TencentMBeCW150804A (-53.78%)

OCBC Bk MBeCW151201 (+0.82%)

CLI MB ePW151103 (+15.04%)

 Singapore Stock Market

                                  Monday                      Friday
*ST Index            3,332.94  -9.79          3,342.73  +14.89
Volume:                    1,173.8M                   1,267.5M
Value:                        $833.1M                    $778.8M
Gainers/Losers:           114/315                     163/248


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
6 July 2015

The FBM KLCI index lost 17.19 points or 0.99% on Monday. The Finance Index fell 0.94% to 15452.98 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.52% to 1211.08 points and the Plantation Index down 0.56% to 7420.24 points. The market traded within a range of 21.83 points between an intra-day high of 1728.43 and a low of 1706.60 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include CHINA50-H1, CHINA50-C2, MSPORTS, HSI-CO, SCN, CHINA50-H2, FBMKLCI-HK, FRONTKN, KNM and CHINA50-C5. Trading volume increased to 1543.44 mil shares worth RM1408.73 mil as compared to Friday’s 1456.26 mil shares worth RM1390.73 mil.

Leading Movers were KLK (+2 sen to RM22.46), PETCHEM (+1 sen to RM6.40), WPRTS (+1 sen to RM4.26) and PETGAS (+8 sen to RM21.42). Lagging Movers were AMMB (-15 sen to RM5.86), SKPETRO (-6 sen to RM2.41), RHBCAP (-18 sen to RM7.41), MISC (-19 sen to RM7.90) and BAT (-146 sen to RM63.02). Market breadth was negative with 158 gainers as compared to 646 losers.

The KLCI started the week on a negative note, closed lower at 1717.05 points. Market breadth was negative as investors sentiment was dented by the decline in ringgit and Greece debt crisis after Greek voters reject bailout offer.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     06 July 2015    
Description                 Volume                          Value          Frequency
ETF                              14,200                    7,625,000                   13
Stock                 5,182,917,179       4,413,249,547,318           169,745
Right                                 100                             100                    01
Warrant                 105,449,800             7,370,734,500                  249
Total                  5,288,381,279       4,420,627,906,918           170,008


Trading Summary

As of  1 July   2015  Unit: M.Baht   Unit: M.Bah
Type                              Buy             Sell                     Net
Institution                 2,629.86      3,152.96               -523.10
Proprietary               2,912.51      3,476.26               -563.75
Foreign                    6,177.04      7,595.60             -1,418.55
Individual               20,425.64     17,920.24              2,505.40
Total Trading Value     32,145.05 M.Baht


Vietnam index ends up 1.43 pct, volume jumps

 Vietnam benchmark's VN Index  .VNI  climbed 1.43 percent to close at 625.22 points on Monday, the third straight gain, as most blue chips gained in high volume.
 Petrovietnam Gas  GAS.HM  led the gainers with a 2.36-percent rise, followed by PetroVietnam Drilling & Well Service Corp  PVD.HM  that jumped 6.42 percent to its four-month high on the firm's plan to pay a 30-percent dividend for 2014.
Top insurer BaoViet Holdings  BVH.HM  outperformed the market to gain 6.81 percent, ending at 48,600 dong ($2.23) each, the highest since March 19, 2014.
The shares jumped after comments by Vietnam's finance ministry in New York that the foreign ownership ceiling in insurance companies would be fully lifted, analysts said.
As many as 179.75 million shares changed hands, up 9.24 percent from last Friday, Reuters data show.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close.          

              VN Index        625.22               
       PREV. CLOSE        616.43               
          % CHANGE         1.43%               
              HIGH        625.34               
               LOW        618.65               


SE Asia Stocks - Most fall on Greek woes, outflows; Philippines near 1-month low

Major Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Monday amid Greek debt worries and fund outflows, with Philippines sliding to a near one-month low, while Malaysia was at a near one-week bottom due to concerns over graft allegations linked to the Prime Minister.
The Philippines' bourse said it had net foreign selling of  418 million peso ($9.3 million). Selling in shares of Ayala Land  ALI.PS  and Globe Telecom  GLO.PS  pulled the index  .PSI  to its lowest close since June 10.
Share price weaknesses also came a day ahead of Philippine inflation, which is expected to have remained below the central bank's target range, giving policymakers scope to cut interest rates if needed.  
The Kuala Lumpur composite index  .KLSE  shed 1 percent to 1,717.05, the lowest close since June 30. Foreign investors sold shares worth a net 199 million ringgit ($52.3 million) as the ringgit  MYR=MY  hit a 16-year low on the day.  
Two of Malaysia's main opposition parties on Sunday demanded an emergency sitting of parliament to discuss Prime Minister Najib Razak's future as tensions mounted over a report that linked him to probes into alleged corruption involving state fund 1MDB.  
Indexes in Indonesia  .JKSE  and Thailand  .SETI  both dropped more than 1 percent, with net foreign outflows at 174.5 billion rupiah ($13 million) and 1.42 billion baht ($42 million), respectively.
Singapore's Straits Times Index  .FTSTI  ended the day down 0.3 percent, erasing most of its early losses, as large-caps such as Singapore Telecoms  STEL.SI  rebounded.  
Vietnam  .VNI  bucked the trend, rising for a third day.
 Market                     Current         Prev Close       Pct Move
 Singapore                3332.94            3342.73              -0.29
 Kuala Lumpur          1717.05            1734.24              -0.99
 Bangkok                  1473.23            1489.59              -1.10
 Jakarta                     4916.74            4982.91              -1.33
 Manila                     7455.15            7535.30              -1.06
 Ho Chi Minh             625.22              616.43             +1.43

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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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