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02 June 2017

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 4.05 points or 0.13% higher to 3240.01, taking the year-to-date performance to +12.47%. For longer term observations please go to

The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 0.82%, Singtel, which gained 0.26%, OCBC Bank, which gained 0.19%, Ascendas REIT, which gained 1.89% and UOB, with a 0.56% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.36%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.31%.

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

Cimb Ftse Asean40 100 (+1.11%)

IS MSCI India (+0.50%)

iShares Usd Asia Hy Bond ETF (unchanged)

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

Ascendas REIT (+1.89%)

Mapletree Com Tr (+0.33%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (-0.30%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI25800MBeCW170728 (+4.24%)

HSI26400MBeCW170830 (+4.90%)

HSI24400MBePW170728 (-7.25%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW171016 (-7.60%)

OCBC Bk MB eCW171113 (-2.15%)

DBS MB ePW171016 (+4.26%)

 Singapore Stock Market
                                 Friday                         Thursday
*ST Index       3,240.01  +4.05          3,235.96  +25.14
Volume:                1,915.3M                   2,139.9M
Value:                 $1,002.1M                 $1,345.5M
Gainers/Losers:      270/183                      269/181


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
2 June 2017

The FBM KLCI index gained 13.84 points or 0.78% on Friday. The Finance Index increased 0.80% to 16703.87 points, the Properties Index up 0.59% to 1304.06 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.47% to 7955.98 points. The market traded within a range of 10.70 points between an intra-day high of 1776.95 and a low of 1766.25 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include DNEX-WD, DNEX, BORNOIL, CAP, AAX, ATTA-LA, GLOTEC, NETX, VIVOCOM and MQTECH. Trading volume increased to 2455.67 mil shares worth RM2577.84 mil as compared to Thursday’s 2217.22 mil shares worth RM2236.53 mil.

Leading Movers were HLBANK (+48 sen to RM14.68), SIME (+28 sen to RM9.60), HLFG (+40 sen to RM17.10), IHH (+12 sen to RM6.02) and AXIATA (+9 sen to RM4.94). Lagging Movers were RHBBANK (-20 sen to RM5.19), AMMB (-12 sen to RM5.09), BAT (-30 sen to RM44.30), GENM (-3 sen to RM5.70) and IJM (-1 sen to RM3.48). Market breadth was positive with 732 gainers as compared to 247 losers.

The KLCI closed higher at 1776.95 points amid overnight gains in US market. The performance of our benchmark index was lifted by buying interest in heavy weight counters such as Hong Leong Bank Berhad, Sime Darby and IHH Healthcare.

Trade Summary
Date As of:     02 June 2017     
Description           Volume                              Value       Frequency
ETF                      749,900                     86,999,400                  31
Stock       13,495,264,067        8,941,556,671,869        341,045
Warrant         115,075,200             19,689,984,000             1,307
Total        13,611,089,167        8,961,333,655,269         342,383


Trading Summary     
As of 2 June 2017     Unit: M.Baht
Type                         Buy                 Sell              Net
Institution        3,721.16        3,413.18         307.97
Proprietary       3,248.47       4,082.70        -834.23
Foreign           11,883.31     10,649.81      1,233.50
Individual       17,199.08     17,906.32        -707.25
Total Trading Value     36,052.01 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Most up; Philippines gives up early gains on last-minute selling

Most Southeast Asian markets finished higher on Friday as investors were optimistic with upbeat U.S. manufacturing and employment data suggesting the world's largest economy was regaining speed.
U.S. factory activity ticked up in May after slowing for two straight months and private employers stepped up hiring, which could prompt the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates in June.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan  .MIAPJ0000PUS  gained as much as 0.7 percent to its highest in more than two years.
Philippine shares  .PSI  gave up early gains to close 0.3 percent lower, due to last-minute selling in index heavyweight
SM Investments Corp  SM.PS  and Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co  MBT.PS .
Travellers International Hotel Group  RWM.PS  tumbled 7.9 percent in its biggest single-day drop since January 2016, after 36 people died at one of its casinos following an attack by a gunman.  

Alliance Global Group  AGI.PS , a joint venture partner in Travellers International, fell 3.8 percent in its sharpest daily
drop since November 2016.
For the week, Philippine shares rose 0.5 percent, their second straight weekly gain.
Malaysian shares  .KLSE  gained 0.8 percent, lifted by palm oil producer Sime Darby Bhd  SIME.KL  which hit its highest in more than two years.
Singapore shares  .STI  closed slightly higher, with gains in United Overseas Bank  UOBH.SI  and CapitaLand Ltd  CATL.SI   outweighing a 0.8 percent drop in DBS Group Holdings  DBSM.SI .
Thai shares  .SETI  gained 0.3 percent, but finished the week 0.1 percent lower.  
  Market              Current        Previous Close  Pct Move
  Singapore           3240.01             3235.96          0.13
  Bangkok             1567.6               1563.11           0.29
  Manila                7907.66             7927.49         -0.25
  Jakarta                5742.446           5738.155        0.07
  Kuala Lumpur   1776.95              1763.11          0.78
  Ho Chi Minh        738.81                741.8           -0.40

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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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