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26 June 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 28.97 points or 0.86% lower to 3320.9, taking the year-to-date performance to -1.31%.

The top active stocks today were Singtel, which declined 1.67%, OCBC Bank, which declined 1.73%, DBS, which declined 1.58%, Noble, which gained 3.40% and UOB, with a 1.28% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.08%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.28%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index, which rose 0.61%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Silverlake Axis and STATS ChipPAC – ended 1.32% higher and 0.98% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Utilities Index, which slipped 1.86%. China Everbright Water shares declined 0.50% and SIIC Environment Holdings declined 3.50%.

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

United SSE 50 China ETF (-8.33%)

SPDR Gold Shares (+0.25%)

Lyxor ETF MSCI India 10 (-0.18%)

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

Ascendas REIT (+0.41%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (+0.94%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (unchanged)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI27600MBeCW150730 (-27.97%)

HSI26400MBePW150730 (+34.02%)

HSI25800MBePW150828 (unchanged)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

OCBC Bk MBeCW151201 (-9.09%)

UOB MB eCW151001 (-14.17%)

DBS MB eCW150915 (-15.86%)

Singapore Stock Market
                                        Friday                         Thursday
*ST Index                  3,320.9  -28.97               3,349.87  -1.46
Volume:                         1,179.6M                       1,257.8M
Value:                             $925.7M                        $940.2M
Gainers/Losers:               181/256                          150/251


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
26 June 2015

The FBM KLCI index lost 6.34 points or 0.37% on Friday. The Finance Index fell 0.61% to 15514.22 points, the Properties Index up 0.13% to 1224.38 points and the Plantation Index down 0.15% to 7258.34 points. The market traded within a range of 6.77 points between an intra-day high of 1716.64 and a low of 1709.87 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include KNM, AAX, FRONTKN, CHINA50-H2, AIRASIA, IFCAMSC, CHINA50-C6, SCN, CHINA50-C3 and AAX-WA. Trading volume decreased to 1350.96 mil shares worth RM1431.55 mil as compared to Thursday’s 1650.91 mil shares worth RM2083.61 mil.

Leading Movers were KLCC (+8 sen to RM6.90), TM (+7 sen to RM6.67), PPB (+14 sen to RM15.22), TENAGA (+10 sen to RM12.66) and IHH (+4 sen to RM5.67). Lagging Movers were MISC (-24 sen to RM7.76), WPRTS (-6 sen to RM4.30), ASTRO (-4 sen to RM2.94), CIMB (-7 sen to RM5.50) and MAYBANK (-10 sen to RM9.22). Market breadth was negative with 345 gainers as compared to 441 losers.

The KLCI extended yesterday’s losses to end lower at 1710.47 points, tracking the weaker overnight performance in Wall Street. Our local bourse remained negative after Greece failed again to reach an agreement with its creditors while investors awaited the upcoming review on nation's sovereign rating from Fitch Ratings.


Thai bourse to showcase Thailand's investment potential in HK, JP roadshows

BANGKOK, June 25, 2015 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) has joined hands with Capital Nomura Securities pcl to host "SET & Nomura Hong Kong, Tokyo Roadshow 2015", during June 29 - July 3 in Hong Kong and Tokyo with ten Thai listed companies to present their strengths to boost Asian investors' confidence.

SET President Kesara Manchusree said that "SET & Nomura Hong Kong, Tokyo  Roadshow 2015" would be organized at an opportune time to provide the Thai capital market's essential information and potential as well as investment trend to feature Thailand's attractiveness. This roadshow would also bring listed companies, especially small and medium-sized firms, to present information directly to the institutional investors which would help boost up confidence
among foreign funds, as Hong Kong's was considered one of largest foreign funds on Thai bourse, while Japan was also one of SET's key targets to expand investor  base.

"Thai listed companies with strong performance joining this roadshow in  one-on-one meetings are Asia Aviation pcl (AAV), Aapico Hitech pcl (AH), Amata Corporation pcl (AMATA), Ananda Development pcl (ANAN), BJC Heavy Industries pcl (BJCHI), CH. Karnchang pcl (CK), CK Power pcl (CKP), The Erawan Group pcl (ERW), SVI pcl (SVI), Ticon Industrial Connection pcl (TICON), with a combined market capitalization of THB 173 billion (approx. 5.15 billion USD) (as of June 24, 2015)," Kesara added.

During the event, SET will also join forces with KPMG AZSA LLC in Japan to  organize seminar on SET listing rules for Japanese private sector. The seminar is expected to gain interest among Japanese firms as Japan has a large number of direct investment in Thailand. This seminar is part of SET's strategic plan to promote foreign listing.

Trading Summary

As of  26 June   2015  Unit: M.Baht   Unit: M.Bah
Type                             Buy                   Sell                    Net
Institution                 5,270.08          3,068.90              2,201.18
Proprietary               2,971.97           3,296.46               -324.49
Foreign                    7,878.24           7,425.93                 452.31
Individual               17,552.50         19,881.50             -2,329.00

Total Trading Value     33,672.79 M.Baht


Vietnam index flat in mixed trade

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index   stood nearly unchanged at 588.03 points at the break on Friday as blue-chip shares were mixed.  
Hanoi-based Vietcombank , the nation's top firm by market value, rose 0.44 percent and dairy product maker Vinamilk   gained 2.7 percent while Petrovietnam Gas   and VietinBank  stayed flat.  
Top property firm Vingroup   led the fall with a 0.95-percent decrease, followed by BIDV lender   with a 1.32-percent loss.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index   at midday

                VN Index        588.03                
        PREV. CLOSE        587.99                
           % CHANGE         0.01%                
               HIGH        592.59                
                LOW        585.55                


SE Asia Stocks-Singapore leads regional decline; trade data hit Thai shares

Most Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Friday as uncertainty over Greek debt crisis kept risk appetite in check, with Singapore benchmark sliding to a near one-week low and Thai shares retreated after May trade data came worse than expected.
Singapore's Straits Times Index    was down 0.9 percent, trimming its weekly gain to 0.6 percent. Selling hit shares of top five biggest firms by value, sending the key index to 3,320.90 at the close, the lowest since June 22.
Losses were led by a 2.5 percent drop in Jardine Strategic Holdings Ltd   and a 1.7 percent loss in Singapore Telecommunications Ltd  .
Some brokers said selloffs in China stocks on Friday helped undermine sentiment in the region.  
 In Bangkok, the key SET index   ended the day down 0.09 percent after climbing at one point to a one-month high. It was up 1.8 percent on the week.
Shares turned weaker after trade data released during trading hours showed imports in May plunged 20 percent versus a contraction of 9 percent seen in a Reuters poll.   
Bucking the trend, the Philippines' key index  was up 0.5 percent, rebounding from the fall on the previous day. It  notched up a modest 0.3 percent gain on the week.
Global stocks fell on Friday as equity investors sought to cut exposure to risk after Greece and its creditors again failed to resolve their differences, paving the way for a last-ditch effort on Saturday to avert a default.

 Market                     Current         Prev Close       Pct Move
 Singapore               3320.90              3349.87             -0.86
 Kuala Lumpur        1710.47               1716.81             -0.37
 Bangkok                1518.03               1519.47             -0.09  
 Jakarta                   4923.00               4920.04            +0.06
 Manila                    7622.05              7581.91             +0.53
 Ho Chi Minh            581.75                587.99              -1.06

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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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