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14 June 2018

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 35.78 points or 1.05% lower to 3356.73, taking the year-to-date performance to -1.36%. For more details, go to

The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 1.95%, UOB, which declined 0.55%, OCBC Bank, which declined 1.38%, Singtel, which declined 0.93% and Genting Sing, with a 4.69% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 1.25%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.43%.

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

IS MSCI India (-1.38%)

DBXT FTSE Vietnam ETF (+1.88%)

STI ETF (-1.07%)

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

Suntec REIT (-0.59%)

Ascendas REIT (-1.87%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (-2.96%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI29600MBePW180730 (+15.93%)

HSI31000MBeCW180730 (-20.16%)

HSI28200MBePW180830 (+13.64%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW181126 (-13.45%)

UOB MB ePW181001 (+8.28%)

DBS MB ePW181001 (+14.75%)
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Singapore Stock Market
                                 Friday                      Wednesday
*ST Index          3,356.73  -35.78       3,392.51  -38.18
Volume:                    2,601M                    1,479.3M
Value:                  $2,061.3M                  $1,214.8M
Gainers/Losers:       154/277                       143/285


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
14 June 2018

The FBM KLCI index lost 1.79 points or 0.10% on Thursday. The Finance Index fell 0.24% to 17492.84 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.33% to 1043.49 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.58% to 7782.65 points. The market traded within a range of 16.77 points between an intra-day high of 1762.22 and a low of 1745.45 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include MAYBANK, SAPNRG, MYEG, YTL, SANICHI, TDM, YTLPOWR, BARAKAH, DGB and FINTEC. Trading volume decreased to 1617.77 mil shares worth RM3021.92 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 2100.76 mil shares worth RM1993.66 mil.

Leading Movers were PETGAS (+56 sen to RM17.50), GENM (+14 sen to RM5.09), CIMB (+11 sen to RM5.97), KLCC (+12 sen to RM7.53) and GENTING (+9 sen to RM8.55). Lagging Movers were PETDAG (-88 sen to RM25.82), IOICORP (-10 sen to RM4.70), NESTLE (-310 sen to RM148.00), SIME (-5 sen to RM2.60) and RHBBANK (-10 sen to RM5.81). Market breadth was negative with 361 gainers as compared to 372 losers.

KLCI closed lower at 1761.78 points amid overnight losses in US market. Market sentiment was muted ahead of Hari Raya Puasa Holiday.

 Trading Summary

Date : Friday, 08-Jun-2018
Description     Volume (Shares/Unit)            Value (Rupiah)         Frequency
ETF                                334,500                         97,561,200                       70
Stock                    8,261,938,435           11,344,544,505,224               442,851
Right                         53,400,139                       452,480,367                      922
Warrant                     27,847,200                    6,179,643,450                   3,608
Total                     8,343,520,274           11,351,274,190,241               447,451


SET strengthens social enterprises via 2nd SET Social Impact Gym

Bangkok, June 15, 2018 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) together with Market for Alternative Investment (mai) and mai Listed Company Association  (maiA) will organize the SET Social Impact Gym 2018 project for the second consecutive year to firm up social enterprises (SEs) for the benefit of the society.

Dr. Krisada Sektrakul, SET Senior Executive Vice President - Head of Capital Market Education Division and Sustainable Development Division, said that The Thai capital market has continued to promote quality growth among SMEs, Startups, and SEs with synergy to significantly move the economy and the country
forward, realizing that side-by-side growth of the private sector and the society will help achieve sustainable development. In line with SET's "To Make the Capital Market 'Work' for Everyone" vision, the project can boost the potential and the strong expansion of SEs through the collaboration of company
executives who have agreed to share their experiences on how to run successful businesses. This year, 25 mai-listed companies will act as coaches for 19 participating SEs for six months.

The first SET Social Impact Gym project launched last year was a success and  more than half of participating SEs could boost their potential and keep up cooperation with listed firms. The project is the expansion of the SET Social Impact, which is a platform designed to connect the capital market with SEs.

Currently, 61 listed companies and 67 SEs are active on this platform.

Dr. Charnkrit Dejpitak, President of mai Listed Company Association (maiA), added that the association has shared knowledge and experience with participants in the SET Social Impact Gym from the start. This year, more listed companies have expressed interest in participating in the project as they recognize the importance of sharing their knowledge with new up-and-coming players. They are willing to help and delighted to see new entrepreneurs grow on a solid base with  positive outcome for the society and the country as a whole.

Trading Summary     
As of 11 June 2018    Unit: M.Baht
Type                      Buy                 Sell                 Net
Institution        9,648.22         3,706.98         5,941.25
Proprietary      6,516.46          7,142.54          -626.08
Foreign          31,177.44        38,645.93       -7,468.49
Individual      21,499.07        19,345.75         2,153.32
Total Trading Value     68,841.20 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks- End lower; US-China trade tensions resurface

    * Thai shares mark six-month closing low
    * Singapore ends down for 3rd straight session
    * U.S.-China trade tensions weigh

June 14 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stocks ended lower on Thursday ahead of a long weekend for most markets in the region, with the Thai index marking a six-month closing low while resurfacing U.S.-China trade tensions played on investors' minds.
U.S. President Donald Trump will meet his top trade advisers on Thursday to decide on activating tariffs on Chinese goods, a senior Trump administration official said, as China again urged talks to settle the dispute. 

Trump is due to unveil revisions to his initial tariff list targeting $50 billion of Chinese goods on Friday.
The U.S. Federal Reserve's decision on Wednesday to raise its benchmark overnight lending rate and indications of further hikes by the end of this year also weighed on markets, while China left short-term interest rates unchanged.
Investors also awaited an announcement by the European Central Bank on whether or not it will end its asset purchases by year-end.
Thai shares  .SETI  marked their lowest close since mid-December with material stocks like PTT Global Chemical PCL  PTTGC.BK  and Siam Cement PCL  SCC.BK  down over 2 percent each.    
The Vietnam index  .VNI  fell 1.44 percent, dragged down by Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Viet Nam  VCB.HM  and Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam  BID.HM . The index is down 2.2 percent so far this week.
Singapore shares  .STI  ended lower for a third consecutive session, and shed 2.3 percent for the week.
Financials accounted for most of the losses with both DBS Group  DBSM.SI  and Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp  OCBC.SI
ending over 1 percent lower.
Markets in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines are closed on Friday for holidays.  
                                Current       Previous Close      Pct Move
 Singapore               3356.73              3392.51            -1.05
 Bangkok                1709.86               1718.34            -0.49
 Manila                   7529.54               7602.98            -0.97
 Kuala Lumpur       1761.78               1763.57            -0.10
 Ho Chi Minh         1015.72               1030.53            -1.44

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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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