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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs  17 June 2014 


17 June 2014

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended -15.82 points lower or -0.48% to 3274.44, taking the year-to-date performance to +3.46%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined -0.35% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index gained +0.13%. The top active stocks were Keppel Corp (-0.84%), OCBC Bank (-0.92%), DBS (-0.35%), SingTel (-0.26%) and Noble (-0.72%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index (+1.93%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index are Midas Holdings (+2.25%) and Geo Energy Resources  (+5.09%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Industrials Index, which declined -0.60% with Jardine Matheson Holdings’ share price declining -0.71% and Jardine Strategic Holdings’ share price declining -1.64%. The FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index declined -0.44%.  The FTSE ST Telecommunications Index declined -0.24%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the IS MSCI India  (+0.83%), SPDR Gold Shares (-1.14%), DBXT MSCI Indonesia ETF (-0.22%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were CapitaMall Trust (-0.76%), CapitaCommercial Trust (-0.3%), Ascendas REIT (-0.44%).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI23200MBePW140730 (+5.09%), HSI23600MBeCW140730 (-5.33%), HSI23400UBeCW140828 (-8.85%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were KepCorp MBeCW141201 (-6.77%), DBS MB eCW140901 (-7.62%), DBS MB eCW140905 (-5.53%).

 Singapore Stock Market
                                    Tuesday                       Monday
*ST Index              3,274.44  -15.82          3,290.26  -2.99
Volume:                      1,477.9M                      1,550.2M
Value:                          $900.2M                       $778.5M
Gainers/Losers:             152/258                        178/256


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
17 Jun 2014

The FBM KLCI index gained 3.02 points or 0.16% on Tuesday. The Finance Index increased 0.19% to 17178.5 points, the Properties Index up 0.34% to 1426.57 points and the Plantation Index down 0.30% to 9160.38 points. The market traded within a range of 6.12 points between an intra-day high of 1876.22 and a low of 1870.10 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include MAS, CSL, XINGHE, IRETEX-WA, SONA, PDZ, OLYMPIA, TAKASO, BJCORP and IDMEN SN. Trading volume increased to 1634.40 mil shares worth RM1816.62 mil as compared to Monday’s 1359.74 mil shares worth RM1405.61 mil.

Leading Movers were BAT (+328 sen to RM69.24), HLBANK (+18 sen to RM13.94), RHBCAP (+13 sen to RM8.57), PBBANK (+12 sen to RM20.90) and SKPETRO (+6 sen to RM4.27). Lagging Movers were PETGAS (-10 sen to RM24.08), IOICORP (-10 sen to RM5.05), PETDAG (-10 sen to RM24.12), DIGI (-5 sen to RM5.62) and KLK (-4 sen to RM24.56). Market breadth was positive with 468 gainers as compared to 353 losers.

The KLCI ended slightly higher at 1874.6 points, tracking the slim gains in U.S. market. The KLCI was moving sideways on cautious market sentiment following the rising tensions in Iraq and the surge of oil prices. Meanwhile, Asian markets posted mixed performances due to cautious sentiment.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     17 June 2014  
Description            Volume                         Value       Frequency
ETF                       14,500                  8,796,400               122
Stock         3,272,628,970    3,793,090,755,434        205,787
Right                             00                              00                  00
Warrant           21,181,803              368,211,152                741
Total           3,293,825,273    3,793,467,762,986         206,650


Trading Summary

As of   17 June  2014         Unit: M.Baht
Type                              Buy             Sell                 Net
Institution               3,861.29      4,452.42          -591.13     
Proprietary            5,437.03       5,376.21            60.82     
Foreign                 8,527.19       9,280.63         -753.43     
Individual            28,321.45     27,037.72        1,283.74     
Total Trading Value     46,146.97 M.Baht             


Vietnam index eases at close, volume at 1-wk high

 Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  ended almost flat on Tuesday as falls in some big-caps erased gains in smaller shares while volume rose to the highest
level in a week amid solid money inflow.

PetroVietNam Gas  , Vietnam's largest listed firm, lost 0.94 percent, while Petrovietnam Drilling and Well Services Co   led the gainers with a 2.99 percent advance.
 Volume hit 109 million shares on Tuesday, the highest level since June 9, Reuters data showed.
"Solid liquidity showed that money is flowing into the market, which could boost the index later this week," said analyst Vu Duy Khanh of Navibank Securities.

    Here is a snapshot of the VN Index    at the close

                      VN Index      572.25              
              PREV. CLOSE      572.37              
                % CHANGE      -0.02%              
                    HIGH      573.15              
                     LOW      567.58              


SE Asia Stocks -Plantation stocks lift Malaysia, Indonesia

Shares in Malaysia and Indonesia eked out gains on Tuesday as stronger palm oil prices lifted plantation stocks while losses in Thailand's top telecoms
due to a suspension of an auction of fourth-generation mobile licences weighed on the broader market.
Kuala Lumpur's composite index    ended up 0.2 percent, with shares of Sime Darby  at their highest since June 5. Jakarta's composite index   rose 0.5 percent, ending three days of losses, with shares of Astra Agro Lestari    among gainers.
Malaysian palm oil futures stretched gains into a fourth session, lifted by firm crude oil prices and concerns that the onset of dry weather could curb palm yields.
Bangkok's SET index   finished a tad lower, weighed by losses in shares of top mobile phone operator Advanced Info Service    and no. 2 operator Total Access Communication .
Thailand's telecommunications regulator said that it has suspended temporarily an auction of 4G mobile licences as more time is needed to work out the details of the process, as well as to ensure transparency.
The Philippine main index   fell for a third session, ending down 0.8 percent at its lowest level since May 30, as large caps, including Ayala Land    and Philippine Long Distance Telephone , fell amid foreign outflows.

The Philippine bourse said foreign investors sold shares worth a net 314.6 million pesos ($7.17 million).
 Market                           Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*         424.86            425.98          -0.26
 Singapore                     3274.44          3290.26          -0.48
 Kuala Lumpur              1874.60           1871.58         +0.16
 Bangkok                      1471.02           1471.85          -0.06
 Jakarta                         4909.52           4885.46         +0.49
 Manila                          6704.93           6758.45          -0.79
 Ho Chi Minh                  572.25             572.37           -0.02

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