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20 June 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 28.18 points or 1.02% higher to 2791.6, taking the year-to-date performance to -3.16%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 2.24%, SingTel, which gained 1.58%, OCBC Bank, which gained 2.39%, CityDev, which declined 1.58% and UOB, with a 2.01% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.55%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.67%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which rose 1.54%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Keppel Corp and Sembcorp Industries – ended 2.24% higher and 3.25% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which slipped 0.82%. Midas Holdings shares remained unchanged and Geo Energy Resources declined 0.93%.

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

iShares USD Asia HY Bond ETF (-0.47%)

STI ETF (+1.42%)

SPDR Gold Shares (+0.23%)

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

Capitamall Trust (unchanged)

Suntec REIT (+0.30%)

Ascendas REIT (-0.42%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI19400UBePW160929 (-11.70%)

HSI20000MBePW160728 (-19.86%)

HSI21200UBeCW160929 (+20.00%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW161031 (+15.05%)

UOB MB eCW161031 (+12.20%)

KepCorp MB eCW161101 (+7.58%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                                Monday                   Friday
*ST Index         2,800.87  +37.45     2,763.42  +11.86
Volume:                   673.9M                   1,085.8M
Value:                     $798.1M                   $1,122M
Gainers/Losers:       247/126                     172/212


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
20 June 2016

The FBM KLCI index gained 10.05 points or 0.62% on Monday. The Finance Index increased 0.49% to 14104.19 points, the Properties Index up 0.36% to 1141.32 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.45% to 7602.24 points. The market traded within a range of 10.97 points between an intra-day high of 1635.51 and a low of 1624.54 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include VIVOCOM, AMEDIA, SKPETRO, FGV-C11, FGV, NETX-WB, NEXGRAM, AAX-WA, BORNOIL and ARMADA. Trading volume increased to 1244.36 mil shares worth RM1409.19 mil as compared to Friday’s 1117.01 mil shares worth RM1420.57 mil.

Leading Movers were KLCC (+21 sen to RM7.59), CIMB (+8 sen to RM4.32), ASTRO (+5 sen to RM2.83), GENM (+7 sen to RM4.34) and IHH (+9 sen to RM6.49). Lagging Movers were SKPETRO (-3 sen to RM1.38), HLBANK (-12 sen to RM13.24), YTL (-1 sen to RM1.62), HLFG (-4 sen to RM14.16) and SIME (-2 sen to RM7.49). Market breadth was negative with 361 gainers as compared to 370 losers.

The KLCI closed 4.29 points higher at 1825.54, despite losses in Wall Street on last Friday. The gained in our benchmark index was underpinned by buying in heavyweight counters, led by KLCC.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     20 June 2016
Description               Volume                           Value         Frequency
ETF                             1,600                        666,500                   14
Stock              6,061,184,686         5,089,611,324,046           225,895
Right                   43,844,786                   585,817,666                382
Warrant               16,313,400                     83,886,500                 231
Total               6,121,344,472          5,090,281,694,712          226,522


Trading Summary

As of 20 June 2016  Unit: M.Baht  
Type                          Buy             Sell           Net
Institution              6,243.02      5,422.53       820.49
Proprietary            4,336.91      4,198.65       138.26
Foreign                 9,404.59      8,222.90     1,181.69
Individual            22,965.26     25,105.69   -2,140.44
Total Trading Value     42,949.78 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Rally as Brexit concerns wane

Most Southeast Asian stocks rose on  Monday, in line with Asian peers, as increased possibility of  Britain remaining in the European Union lifted risk appetite across the board.

Britons will cast their votes this Thursday in a referendum on whether to quit the EU.  
The implied probability of a British vote to remain in the  European Union rose to 72 percent on Monday, up from a range
between 60 and 67 percent on Friday, according to Betfair betting odds.*:nU8N16U02K
Three opinion polls ahead of Thursday's vote also showed the 'Remain' camp recovering some momentum, although the overall
picture remained one of an evenly split electorate. 
"Perception is that the British public is likely to vote in  favour of remaining in the EU. If that is the case, it would remove the overhang of risk in the markets," said Nirgunan  Tiruchelvam, an analyst with Religare Capital Markets in Singapore.  
There were fears that a "no" vote would be disruptive to the markets and that seems to have dissipated, he added.
Safe-haven assets and currencies like gold, government bonds and the yen retreated, while higher oil prices bolstered
investor sentiment.  
Singapore stocks  .STI  closed more than 1 percent higher, led by oil and gas stocks, as a weaker dollar and easing worries
over Britain's possible exit from the EU helped support crude prices. 
Keppel Corp Ltd  KPLM.SI  rose 2.2 percent, while Sembcorp Indu stries Ltd  SCIL.SI  gained 3.3 percent.
The Philippine market  .PSI  closed 0.6 percent higher, with consumer cyclicals such as SM Investments Corp  SM.PS  and
Bloomberry Resorts Corp  BLOOM.PS  leading the gainers.
"We are nearing our presidential inauguration. Things are looking more positive for the Philippines," said Joseph Roxas,
an a nalyst with Eagle Equities.

"There is a lot of hope in the incoming president."
Philippines President-elect Rodrigo Duterte is to begin a six-year term on June 30.  
The new economic team under Duterte on Monday promised changes to boost infrastructure, fix traffic woes, improve
investment frameworks and maintain the country's robust economic grow th.   
Vietnam  .VNI  was up more than 1 percent, as oil and gasstocks such as Petrovietnam Gas Joint Stock Corp  GAS.HM  rose,
while Indonesia  .JKSE  ended higher, helped by energy shares.   
Earlier, Asian stocks gained, with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan  .MIAPJ0000PUS  up 1.3
  STOCK MARKETS                                         
  Market                 Current       Previous  Close      Pct Move
  Singapore              2800.87         2763.42                  1.36
  Bangkok                1421.99         1421.32                  0.05
  Manila                   7665.33         7622.07                  0.57
  Jakarta                 4863.531        4835.143                 0.59
  Kuala Lumpur        1634.23         1624.18                  0.62
  Ho Chi Minh           626.46           619.25                  1.16

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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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