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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs 18 June 2013 

Singapore

The FTSE Straits Times Index (STI) ended +46.11 points higher or +1.45% higher to 3,229.55, taking the year-to-date performance to +1.97%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained +0.99% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index gained +1.08%.

The top active stocks were Singtel (+2.45%), DBS (+1.01%), Capitaland (+0.31%), UOB (+1.03%), and Kep Corp (+0.76%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Telecommunications which gained +2.35%. The two biggest stocks of the Telecommunications Index are Singtel (+2.45%) and Starhub (+1.97%). The underperforming sector, FTSE ST Health Care, gained +0.40% with Biosensors International gaining +0.46% and Raffles Medical Group unchanged. The FTSE ST Real Estate Index gained +1.30%, the FTSE ST Consumer Services Index gained +1.30% and the FTSE ST Utilities index gained +1.35% .

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were SPDR GOLD SHARES (-0.61%), STI ETF (+1.55%) and ISHARES USD ASIA HY BOND ETF (-0.94%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were CapitaMall (unchanged), Ascendasreit (+1.29%) and MapletreeGCC (+1.03%).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI21000MBePW130829 (-3.19%), HSI22000MBeCW130730 (unchanged) and HSI22000UBeCW130829 (unchanged).

The most active stock warrants by value today were DBS MB eCW130910 (+12.6%), KepCorp MBeCW130902 (+9.4%), and OCBC Bk MBeCW131101 (+14.8%).

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Malaysia

The FBM KLCI index inched up 1.88 points or 0.11% on Tuesday. The Finance Index gained 0.4% to 16863.35 points, the Properties Index up 0.63% to 1422.9 points and the Plantation Index inched up 0.04% to 8398.89 points. The market traded within a range of 9.4 points between an intra-day high of 1774.78 and a low of 1765.38 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include LUSTER, WINSUN, LUSTER-WA, MAS, ETITECH, TMS, HUBLINE-WA, CSL, TENAGA, and FLONIC. Trading volume decreased to 1486.4 mil shares worth RM1773.3 mil as compared to Monday’s 2113.4 mil shares worth RM1663.98 mil.

Leading Movers were ASTRO (+4 sen to RM3.08), IHH (+4 sen to RM3.96), CIMB (+7 sen to RM8.27), YTLPOWER (+1 sen to RM1.53) and MAYBANK (+6 sen to RM10.44). Lagging Movers were GENTING (-20 sen to RM10.30), HLFG (-10 sen to RM14.24), YTL (-10 sen to RM1.68), IOICORP (-2 sen to RM5.37) and BAT (-22 sen to RM62). Market breadth was positive with 441 gainers as compared to 311 losers.

The KLCI ended the choppy trading session marginally higher at 1774.05 points. Local market sentiment was muted amid the mixed performance of Asean markets. Today’s low trading volume signaled that investors were staying at sideline ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting in search for clearer trading cues.

Thailand

Trading Summary

Unit: M.Baht

Daily as of 18 Jun 2013
Investor Type                            Buy                    Sell                                 Net
                                      Value                   %            Value               %            Value                 %  

Local Institutions            5,866.70        9.52        4,547.71       7.38          1,318.99        -
Proprietary Trading         9,940.67      16.13       10,564.51     17.14           -623.84        -
Foreign Investor            11,339.56      18.39       13,176.06     21.37        -1,836.50        -
Local Individuals           34,498.89       55.96      33,357.53     54.11          1,141.36       
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Monthly Cumulative between 1 - 18 Jun 2013

Investor Type                        Buy                          Sell                           Net
                                      Value              %              Value             %             Value              %  

Local Institutions          81,633.90    11.44        59,764.57     8.38       21,869.32      -
Proprietary Trading       18,967.46    16.67      127,895.80   17.92       -8,928.35      -
Foreign Investor         140,437.23    19.68       174,292.73   24.43     -33,855.50      -    
Local Individuals         372,528.79    52.21      351,614.26   49.28       20,914.53      -    
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Yearly Cumulative since 1 Jan 2013 - 18 Jun 2013Yearly Cumulative since 1 Jan 2013 - 18 Jun 2013

Investor Type                         Buy                          Sell                               Net
                                  Value                %                 Value          %                     Value              %  

 
Local Institutions        571,345.53     8.68      507,871.35      7.72         63,474.17        -
Proprietary Trading    776,328.78    11.80      789,644.30    12.00         -13,315.52       -
Foreign Investor      1,315,054.48    19.98   1,370,002.24    20.82         -54,947.76       -
Local Individuals      3,918,337.80    59.54   3,913,548.69    59.47            4,789.11       -

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US stocks

Markets Higher Closing News 18 June 2013.

End of Day Report  by Giuseppe Montefinese

U.S. equities extended a two day rally with the Dow finishing 138 points higher as soft housing, and in-line inflation data ease tapering concerns ahead of tomorrow's FOMC policy announcement.  All major sectors are in positive territory, with Telecom, and Industrials topping gains.  Staples and Materials however, relatively underperformed.

Today’s report from the Labor Department said the Consumer Price Index edged 0.1% higher in May after two straight months of declines, while the core index, which excludes food and energy costs, rose 0.2%, just above the recorded pace in April.

A separate report from the Commerce Dept. showed U.S. Housing Starts rose less than forecast in May, likely reflecting labor and material costs.  Housing Starts rose 6.8% to 914K, yet fell short of the 949K consensus .  The overall trend however, still remains consistent with a housing market recovery, one that may help counter the drag on the economy should the government begin dialing back its stimulus measures.

Market Indices/Statistics:

    Dow closed up 138.23 pts/+0.91% to 15,318.23; 29 of the 30 Dow stocks closed higher.
    S&P closed up 12.77 pts/+0.78% to 1,651.81; all of the 10 S&P 500 sectors closed higher.
    Nasdaq closed up 30.05 pts/+0.87% to 3,482.18
    Telecom was the strongest sector (+1.29 %), Staples were the weakest (+0.44%).
    The VIX finished down 0.19 to 16.61
    Oil is up 0.60 to $98.63
    Nat Gas is up 0.028 to $3.924
    Gold is down 16.2 to $1,366.80
    Euro vs. Dollar is up  0.0029 to $1.3395
    Yen vs. Dollar is up 0.92 to $95.40


Top Headlines:

The Fed's two-day meeting which started today, has traders pressing bullish bets as they try to anticipate the Fed's timeline for winding down $85B per month of QE bond purchases that have underpinned the S&P 500's recent rally to all-time highs.

Boeing (BA,$104.08) launched a larger version of its flagship Dreamliner aircraft at the Paris Airshow on Tuesday, sharpening the battle with rival Airbus in the market for fuel efficient, long distance jets. Boeing shares rose 1.02% to a 5 1/2-year high.

Vodafone Group plc (VOD,$28.67) may be facing a battle for Germany's largest cable company, Kabel Deutschland, against rival bidder Liberty Global.  Vodafone, which offered about 82 euros per share in cash for Kabel, wants to buy the cable company so that it can offer TV, fixed line and broadband to more of its mobile customers, while Liberty Global (who has regulatory and financial hurdles to overcome) wants more consolidation in one of its best performing markets.

Earnings After the Bell:  

Adobe Systems (ADBE) reports Q1 EPS of 0.36c, vs. Est. 0.34c

La-Z-Boy (LZB) reports Q1 EPS of 0.30c, vs. Est. 0.27c

Coming Wednesday

U.S. Economic Reports:

Weekly MBA Mortgage Applications at 7am, prior +4.7%.

FOMC  Meeting Announcement at 2pm.

Earnings Wednesday:   

Actuant (ATU) Est. 0.62c; FedEx (FDX) Est. $1.96 ; ChinaEdu (CEDU) Est. 0.19c ; Clarcor (CLC) Est. 0.67c ; Jabil Circuit (JBL) Est. 0.54c ; Micron (MU) Est. 0.02c ; Red Hat (RHT) 0.31c ; Steelcase (SCS) Est. 0.13c.

Here at the NYSE

At the close:

On Wednesday, June 19, Institutional Investor’s Corporate Financial Executive Summit and the Chief Financial Officers of NYSE-listed companies nominated for Institutional Investor’s 2013 “Best CFOs of the Year” award visited the NYSE.  In honor of the occasion, Institutional Investor executives will ring The Closing Bell, joined by CFOs of NYSE-listed Companies.




 

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