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30 June 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 38.61 points or 1.18% higher to 3318.79, taking the year-to-date performance to -1.38%.

The top active stocks today were Singtel, which gained 1.94%, DBS, which gained 1.92%, CapitaLand, which gained 2.94%, UOB, which gained 0.74% and OCBC Bank, with a 0.79% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.76%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.30%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index, which rose 2.76%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Silverlake Axis and STATS ChipPAC – ended 12.50% lower and unchanged respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which slipped 0.36%. Midas Holdings shares declined 1.54% and NSL declined 0.34%.

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

IS MSCI India (+1.76%)

SPDR Gold Shares (-0.12%)

DBXT MSCI China TRN ETF (+3.20%)

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

Ascendas REIT (+2.50%)

Mapletree Greater China Trust (unchanged)

Suntec REIT (+0.88%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI26800MBeCW150730 (+12.94%)

CN14000MBeCW150929 (+76.71%)

HSI26400MBePW150730 (-15.00%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

TencentMBeCW150804A (+5.88%)

CLI MB ePW151103 (-12.86%)

DBS MB eCW150915 (+21.70%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                                      Tuesday                       Monday
*ST Index              3,317.33  +37.15           3,280.18  -40.72
Volume:                      1,180.8M                      1,261.9M
Value:                        $1,259.5M                    $1,022.5M
Gainers/Losers:              250/173                         93/392


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
30 June 2015

The FBM KLCI index gained 14.72 points or 0.87% on Tuesday. The Finance Index increased 0.80% to 15432.56 points, the Properties Index up 0.53% to 1212.82 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.71% to 7268.53 points. The market traded within a range of 17.35 points between an intra-day high of 1708.38 and a low of 1691.03 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include XINHWA, CHINA50-H2, KNM, FBMKLCI-HG, FRONTKN, FBMKLCI-HK, IDMENSN, CHINA50-C2, AIRASIA and APFT. Trading volume increased to 1745.47 mil shares worth RM2251.03 mil as compared to Monday’s 1676.30 mil shares worth RM1713.94 mil.

Leading Movers were ASTRO (+15 sen to RM3.08), PETCHEM (+24 sen to RM6.32), CIMB (+16 sen to RM5.47), YTL (+4 sen to RM1.55) and GENM (+9 sen to RM4.20). Lagging Movers were MAXIS (-3 sen to RM6.37), AXIATA (-3 sen to RM6.40), TM (-2 sen to RM6.54) and HLFG (-4 sen to RM15.16). Market breadth was positive with 495 gainers as compared to 309 losers.

The KLCI ended higher at 1706.64 points on the last trading day in the first half of 2015 on mild windrow-dressing activities. Our local bourse regained some lost ground after crawling back to above 1700-point level on bargain-hunting activities despite uncertainty around Greek crisis.


Trading Summary

As of 304 June   2015  Unit: M.Baht   Unit: M.Bah
Type                              Buy            Sell                     Net
Institution                 5,502.53       7,233.13         -1,730.60
Proprietary               3,770.25       4,138.17            -367.92
Foreign                   12,329.98     12,253.68              76.29
Individual                23,803.55     21,781.32          2,022.23
Total Trading Value     45,406.30 M.Baht


Vietnam index edges up 0.2 pct, volume jumps 28 pct

 Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  closed higher 0.22 percent on Tuesday, marking the second straight gain, while volume jumped after the government approved an incentive to lift foreign ownership cap in most listed firms.  
As many as 156.14 million shares changed hands, up 28 percent from Monday when the index ended up 1.72 percent.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

                    VN Index       593.05              
            PREV. CLOSE       591.75              
               % CHANGE        0.22%              
                 HIGH       598.98              
                 LOW       588.77              


SE Asia Stocks-Most rebound; Thai SET slips near 1,500 ahead of holiday

The Philippine index ended nearly flat on Tuesday, recouping most early losses amid foreign-led buying, while share markets in Southeast Asia  rebounded from the fall on the previous day but concerns remained over a looming Greek debt default.  
Philippine composite index  .PSI  was a tad 0.04 percent down at 7,564.50, bouncing off a near one-week low of 7,496.43.
The Philippine bourse said net foreign inflows lifted shares such as Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co  MBT.PS  and Aboitiz Power Corp  AP.PS  both gained more than 1 percent.
The Philippines' index posted a 4.7 percent fall in the quarter ended June, trimming its year-to-date gain to 4.62 percent, still among regional outperformers.
Thai stocks underperformed as weak indicators in May hit economic proxies such as banks  .SETB , while Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said Thai economy should see only a minor impact from the Greek debt crisis.
The key SET index  .SETI  shed 0.4 percent on Tuesday, ending the quarter with a modest decline of 0.09 percent. Thai stock market will be closed on Wednesday for a market holiday, reopening on Thursday.
Major Southeast Asian stock markets all suffered losses in the second quarter, reflecting uncertainties such as the U.6S. interest rate hike expectations, the Greek debt overhang and economic slowdown in the region.
 Indonesia  .JKSE  was the quarter's worst performer, with an 11 percent drop, followed by Malaysia's  .KLSE  6.8 percent and Singapore's  .FTSTI  3.8 percent. Vietnam  .VNI  bucked the trend, up 7.6 percent.
 Market                       Current        Prev Close      Pct Move
 Singapore                  3317.33            3280.18           +1.13
 Kuala Lumpur            1706.64            1691.92           +0.87
 Bangkok                    1504.55            1511.19            -0.44
 Jakarta                       4910.66            4882.58           +0.58
 Manila                       7564.50            7567.38            -0.04
 Ho Chi Minh               593.05              591.75           +0.22

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This year in Thailand-what next?

AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
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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