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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs  12 June 2014 


12 June 2014

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended +2.97 points higher or +0.09% to 3293.01, taking the year-to-date performance to +4.05%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained +0.19% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -0.09%. The top active stocks were DBS (+0.18%), Sarine Tech (+3.14%), Noble (+2.47%), STATS ChipPAC (-10.00%) and Global Logistic (+0.38%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Utilities Index (+0.81%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Utilities Index are United Environmentirotech (-0.37%) and Hyflux  (+0.85%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Technology Index, which declined -2.86% with Silverlake Axis’ share price declining -1.80% and STATS ChipPAC ’s share price declining -10.00%. The FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index declined -0.29%.  The FTSE ST Telecommunications Index declined -0.04%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the SPDR Gold Shares (+0.12%), IS MSCI India  (+1.09%), Lyxor Hang Seng Index Fund (+0.34%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Ascendas REIT (-0.43%), Suntec REIT (-1.36%), CapitaMall Trust (unchanged).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI23600MBeCW140730 (+4.00%), HSI23400UBeCW140828 (-0.96%), HSI23200MBePW140730 (-2.94%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were DBS MB eCW140901 (+0.97%), KepCorp MBeCW141201 (+0.78%), UOB MB eCW140901 (-0.92%).

Singapore Stock Market
                              Thursday                Wednesday
*ST Index          3,293.01  +2.97      3,290.04  -3.78
Volume:                  2,473.2M               2,568.2M
Value:                      $979.8M             $1,058.3M
Gainers/Losers:         219/172                 160/260


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
12 Jun 2014

The FBM KLCI index lost 4.51 points or 0.24% on Thursday. The Finance Index fell 0.25% to 17151.91 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.22% to 1417.94 points and the Plantation Index down 0.15% to 9237.9 points. The market traded within a range of 5.40 points between an intra-day high of 1877.67 and a low of 1872.27 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include MAS, ETITECH, BJCORP, SONA-WA, IDMEN SN, PMHLDG, HUBLINE, PASDEC, DUFU and KNM-WA. Trading volume decreased to 1180.00 mil shares worth RM1456.06 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 1386.75 mil shares worth RM1712.29 mil.

Leading Movers were BAT (+42 sen to RM64.28), HLFG (+8 sen to RM15.98), UMW (+6 sen to RM10.80), PBBANK (+6 sen to RM20.84) and SKPETRO (+4 sen to RM4.21). Lagging Movers were PETGAS (-30 sen to RM24.20), TENAGA (-12 sen to RM11.66), AMMB (-11 sen to RM7.08), PPB (-10 sen to RM15.50) and HLBANK (-8 sen to RM13.82). Market breadth was negative with 313 gainers as compared to 400 losers.

The KLCI dropped 4.51 points to 1873.87, dragged by losses in heavyweight counters such as Petronas Gas and Tenaga. The performance of our benchmark index was in line with overnight losses in US market as investor sentiment was dented after World Bank reduced its forecast on global growth.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     12 June 2014    
Description    Volume                                       Value         Frequency
ETF                           11,600                    5,717,200                  108
Stock             5,494,197,273     5,704,386,096,710           178,020
Right                 454,328,600               475,140,700                    59
Warrant               31,059,000            1,241,180,400                  549
Total               5,979,596,473     5,706,108,135,010           178,736


Trading Summary

As of   12 June  2014         Unit: M.Baht
Type                              Buy                 Sell                 Net
 Institution                3,977.12            4,124.20      -147.08     
Proprietary              3,738.90            3,748.25           -9.35     
Foreign                    8,082.09            8,234.67      -152.58     
Individual               31,801.52          31,492.51        309.01     
Total Trading Value     47,599.64 M.Baht            


Vietnam index ended up 0.6 pct; big-caps lead

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  closed up 0.6 percent on Thursday, posting a five-gain streak, as large-cap shares lifted the market.  
"Sentiment is good, as recent gains attracted investors to join the market, boosting volume on the exchange," said analyst Hoang Huy of ACB Securities.
The daily volume so far this week averaged 94 million shares, up from 65 million last week, Reuters data showed.
PetroVietNam Gas , the country's biggest listed firm, rose 0.93 percent and Hanoi-based lender Vietcombank  <VCB.HM>  ended up 2.41 percent.
Vietnamese equities have been rising constantly since June 6 when the index climbed 1.44 percent on expectations that foreign ownership limit in securities firm could be removed soon.
The index could further rise but might face a correction around the resistance level of 580 points, analysts said. It has risen a combined 4.1 percent in five sessions ending Thursday.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  at the close

                        VN Index      573.77               
               PREV. CLOSE      570.36               
                 % CHANGE       0.60%               
                    HIGH      574.75               
                     LOW      568.58               


SE Asia Stocks-Indonesia snaps winning streak, Thai shares continue fall

Indonesian shares retreated on Thursday amid foreign-led selling in large caps after the central bank maintained interest rates as expected, while Thai
index fell for the second session, with index heavyweight energy and banking stocks leading the pack.
 Indonesia's central bank left its policy rate unchanged at 7.5 percent to support the economy as slowing exports pile pressure on the current account.
Jakarta's composite index   ended down 0.8 percent after two days of gains. Shares of Telkom Indonesia dropped 3 percent and Bank Rakyat Indonesia   was 1.2 percent lower.
 Foreign investors sold shares for the first time in three days, Thomson Reuters data showed, offloading a net 441.7 billion rupiah ($37.5 million), after a combined net buying of 335.8 billion rupiah ($28.5 million) on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Bangkok's SET index    eased 0.5 percent. Shares of top energy firm PTT   shed 1.7 percent and Kasikornbank  lost 1.5 percent. Telecom firm Advanced Info Service   rose 0.4 percent, regaining some of recent losses.
Stocks in Singapore   and Malaysia   were little changed amid weaknesses in Asian stock markets.
Vietnam    closed up 0.6 percent as large-cap shares lifted the market.
 Market                            Current     Prev Close     Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*         426.99          427.46             -0.11
 Singapore                      3293.01       3290.04            +0.09
 Kuala Lumpur               1873.87       1878.38             -0.24
 Bangkok                       1457.02       1463.71             -0.42
 Jakarta                          4934.41       4971.95             -0.76
 Ho Chi Minh                   573.77         570.36             +0.60

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