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08 July 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 55.94 points or 1.67% lower to 3284.99, taking the year-to-date performance to -2.38%.

The top active stocks today were Singtel, which gained 0.23%, DBS, which declined 1.57%, Global Logistic, which declined 1.20%, CapitaLand, which declined 3.97% and OCBC Bank, with a 1.07% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 1.44%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 1.85%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index, which rose 1.87%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Silverlake Axis and STATS ChipPAC – ended 3.98% higher and unchanged respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which slipped 3.70%. Midas Holdings shares declined 3.23% and NSL declined 1.69%.

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

STI ETF (-2.07%)

DBXT MSCI China TRN ETF (-6.73%)

Lyxor Hang Seng Index Fund 10 (-8.49%)

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

Ascendas REIT (-1.64%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (-2.28%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (-0.65%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI25000MBePW150828 (+123.30%)

CN14000MBeCW150929 (-59.23%)

HSI26200MBeCW150828 (-56.14%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW150915 (-17.27%)

OCBC Bk MBeCW151201 (-10.66%)

CapitalaMBeCW160601 (-13.85%)

 Singapore Stock Market
                                 Wednesday               Tuesday
*ST Index             3,284.99  -55.94        3,340.93  +7.99
Volume:                     1,823.3M                   1,190.3M
Value:                       $1,611.1M                      $989M
Gainers/Losers:           73/426                        183/238


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
8 July 2015

The FBM KLCI index lost 16.47 points or 0.96% on Wednesday. The Finance Index fell 1.31% to 15191.73 points, the Properties Index dropped 1.79% to 1185.26 points and the Plantation Index down 1.35% to 7341.35 points. The market traded within a range of 13.35 points between an intra-day high of 1706.70 and a low of 1693.35 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include AIRASIA, CHINA50-H1, HSI-CV, HSI-CT, CHINA50-C4, FRONTKN, FBMKLCI-HK, FBMKLCI-HL, COMPUGT and CHINA50-C2. Trading volume increased to 1999.35 mil shares worth RM2259.93 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 1692.19 mil shares worth RM1729.60 mil.

Leading Movers were IHH (+12 sen to RM5.87), MAXIS (+1 sen to RM6.33), PPB (+2 sen to RM15.12). Lagging Movers were AMMB (-35 sen to RM5.35), IOICORP (-14 sen to RM4.10), WPRTS (-13 sen to RM4.02), CIMB (-15 sen to RM5.30) and RHBCAP (-20 sen to RM7.17). Market breadth was negative with 117 gainers as compared to 828 losers.

The KLCI extended yesterday lost and closed below 1700 psychology level at 1695.83 points despite overnight gains in US market. Market sentiment was bogged down by unresolved Greece’s credit crisis and the sharp fall in China stock markets. The performance of our local bourse was in line with most of our regional peers.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     08 July 2015    
Description                   Volume                       Value          Frequency
ETF                            118,000                 73,592,500                     31
Stock                5,889,430,300       5,108,393,169,682            248,634
Right                            26,400                        26,400                     03
Warrant                    6,020,500                230,476,600                   431
Total                  5,895,595,200      5,108,697,265,182             249,099


Trading Summary

As of  8 July   2015  Unit: M.Baht
Type                              Buy              Sell                     Net
Institution                  3,572.79       4,196.46              -623.67
Proprietary                3,693.99       4,248.54               -554.55
Foreign                     9,101.63      11,424.63            -2,323.00
Individual                21,259.01     17,757.79              3,501.22
Total Trading Value     37,627.41 M.Baht


Vietnam index dips 1.1 pct on profit taking, volume up

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  snapped a four-day advance to end down 1.13 percent on Wednesday due to profit taking, with losses in most big-cap shares while volume reached the highest in nearly three weeks.
 Hanoi-based Vietcombank  VCB.HM , Vietnam's top firm by market value, led the decliners with a 3.7-percent loss, followed by Petrovietnam Gas  GAS.HM  that dropped 2.31 percent and top dairy product maker Vinamilk  VNM.HM  that dipped 1.71 percent.
Top insurer BaoViet Holdings  BVH.HM  bucked the trend with a 5.77-percent jump to close at 55,000 dong ($2.52), a 27-month high.
 BVH shares advanced on hope of foreign ownership limit easing and after South Korea's Samsung life insurance unit  032830.KS  expressed interest in the Hanoi-based firm.
As many as 191.33 million shares changed hand, the highest  level since June 19, Reuters data show. The index retreated after a four-day gain ended on Tuesday.
 Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

                VN Index        623.17               
        PREV. CLOSE        630.27               
           % CHANGE        -1.13%               
               HIGH        634.13               
                LOW        617.29      


SE Asia Stocks-Singapore leads fall on China stock market rout

Southeast Asian stock markets slid on Wednesday as tumbling Chinese shares spurred late selling, with weaknesses in Chinese-linked stocks sending the Singapore benchmark to its lowest close in more than a week.
Singapore's key Straits Times Index  .FTSTI  fell 1.7 percent to the lowest close since June 29 and its biggest single-day loss since Dec. 16, 2014. Shares of Hongkong Land Holdings  HKLD.SI  dropped 4.7 percent and CapitaLand  CATL.SI  shed 4 percent, among top losers on the guage.
Stocks in Malaysia  .KLSE  hit a more than one-week low and the Philippines  .PSI  touched a one-month low, both posting  net foreign outflows worth 374 million ringgit ($98.3 million) and 888 million peso ($19.6 million), respectively.
Thai stocks  .SETI  eased 0.9 percent to a near seven-month closing low, Indonesia  .JKSE  extended its slide for a third day while Vietnam  .VNI  posted the first fall in five trading days.
Selloffs in Chinese markets hit global equities on Wednesday while caution prevailed over the Greek debt uncertainty.   
The Thai central bank said a fall in Chinese stocks weighed on market sentiment while most Thai invesments in Chinese assets were in deposits and debentures, while the Indonesian central bank said the Greek crisis has had no significant impact on Indonesian financial markets.  

 Market                     Current       Prev Close      Pct Move
 Singapore                3284.99            3340.93           -1.67
 Kuala Lumpur          1695.83            1712.30           -0.96
 Bangkok                  1470.25            1483.77           -0.91
 Jakarta                     4871.57            4906.05           -0.70
 Manila                     7363.43            7442.65           -1.06
 Ho Chi Minh             623.17              630.27           -1.13

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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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