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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs  4 June 2014 


04 June 2014

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended -16.50 points lower or -0.50% to 3280.17, taking the year-to-date performance to +3.64%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined -0.43% and the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -0.33%. The top active stocks were Ascendas REIT (-2.93%), DBS (+0.06%), SingTel (+0.26%), Golden Agri-Resources (-1.75%) and UOB (-1.50%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index (+5.02%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Technology Index are Silverlake Axis (+3.00%) and STATS ChipPac (+25.51%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which declined -1.33% with Midas Holdings’ share price declining -1.14% and Geo Energy Resources’ share price declining -1.75%. The FTSE ST Telecommunications Index gained +0.25%. The FTSE Oil and Gas Index declined -0.37%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were IS MSCI India (-0.28%), Lyxor Asia (-0.78%), SPDR Gold Shares (+0.05%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Ascendas REIT (-2.93%), CapitaCommercial Trust (-0.30%), CapitaMall Trust (-2.45%).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI23200MBePW140730 (+7.59%), HSI23600MBeCW140730 (-10.11%), HSI23000MBeCW140627 (-14.29%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were KepCorp MBeCW141201 (-0.78%), DBS MB eCW140901 (-3.60%), DBS MB eCW140905 (-2.19%).

 Singapore Stock Market
                                   Wednesday                    Tuesday
*ST Index               3,280.17  -16.5           3,296.67  -5.57
Volume:                      1,828.4M                    1,508.5M
Value:                       $1,233.2M                  $1,272.8M
Gainers/Losers:             158/263                       195/239


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
4 Jun 2014

The FBM KLCI index lost 7.35 points or 0.39% on Wednesday. The Finance Index fell 0.29% to 17222.79 points, the Properties Index up 0.71% to 1408.42 points and the Plantation Index down 0.40% to 9182.1 points.

The market traded within a range of 6.76 points between an intra-day high of 1869.60 and a low of 1862.84 during the session. Actively traded stocks include SALCON, TIGER, HUBLINE, XINGHE, JAKS, CNOUHUA, KNM-WA, IRIS, EFFICEN and OPENSYS.

Trading volume decreased to 1023.00 mil shares worth RM1426.00 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 1197.00 mil shares worth RM1970.00 mil. Leading Movers were MISC (+9 sen to RM6.10), PETGAS (+6 sen to RM24.06), KLK (+4 sen to RM24.24), and ASTRO (+1 sen to RM3.46). Lagging Movers were PBBANK (-16 sen to RM20.90), TENAGA (-14 sen to RM11.98), GENTING (-17 sen to RM9.83), IOICORP (-8 sen to RM5.11) and YTL (-2 sen to RM1.61). Market breadth was negative with 334 gainers as compared to 407 losers.

The KLCI fell and closed at 1865.2 points as profit taking activities were seen after the surge yesterday. The market sentiment was rather muted following the mixed performance of the US and Asian market


Trade Summary
Date As of:     04 June 2014    
Description                 Volume                      Value        Frequency
ETF                                 800                     681,900              08
Stock              4,319,930,229    5,519,965,070,356     199,731
Right                                 00                               00              00
Warrant               26,268,600            1,252,263,600            961
Total               4,346,199,629     5,521,218,015,856     200,700


Thai bourse continues to support capital market skills among university students

BANGKOK, June 4, 2014 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) is committed to building quality professionals in the securities industry and the Thai capital market, getting them ready for the upcoming ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), by continuously providing investment knowledge and understanding among students of 99 universities nationwide. The textbook project has recently been launched granting 7,500 textbooks this year.
SET Executive Vice President Chanitr Charnchainarong said that on one hand SET  aimed for qualitative development of listed companies, investors, products and services. On the other hand, SET planted the seeds for professionals in the securities industry, the key components in growing the Thai capital market strongly with stability. Another step forward was to cultivate and search for students with high potential to become professionals in this industry. Ideally, they should have insightful understanding of the capital market and investment in compliance with international standard. We provided opportunities and expected the bright young generation in this globalization era to lead the Thai capital market to compete with regional and global capital market efficiently.
The total of 99 universities in Thailand will be granted 7,500 textbooks in  finance and finance-related fields, covering finance management, investment,
risk management, as well as tutorial books for securities and derivatives investment consultant licenses and other international standard certificates.
In addition, SET has planned to collaborate with universities nationwide in  adding the capital market course in their curriculum. Currently, SET has joined with university network nationwide in setting up 179 "SET Corners" in Bangkok and various provinces, incuding seven SET Investment Centers (SET IC), with mutual benefits in becoming modernized and comprehensive center of investment learning.

Trading Summary

As of   4 June  2014         Unit: M.Baht
Type                            Buy                 Sell                 Net
Institution               4,610.78             4,689.29       -78.52     
Proprietary            4,338.25             4,153.30       184.95     
Foreign                 8,885.48              8,303.70      581.78     
Individual             33,509.32           34,197.54     -688.22     
Total Trading Value     51,343.83 M.Baht            


Vietnam index ends down 0.95 pct on widespread selling

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  retreated 0.95 percent at the close on Wednesday as investors offloaded shares on expectation that the market could
not further rise, an analyst said.

Trading was thin in the previous sessions as selling at high prices did not match buying demand at lower levels, said analyst Nguyen The Minh of Viet Capital Securities.     
 "Low liquidity in recent sessions has made investors impatient so they sold shares on Wednesday," Minh added.
Falling stocks outnumbered the gainers, with property firm Vingroup  dropping 3.73 percent and top insurer Baoviet  Holdings   closing 4.03 percent lower.
But solid bargain hunting demand on small- and mid-cap shares emerging near the end of the session indicated the index might not fall sharply, Minh said.
    Here is a snapshot of the VN Index    at the close                
                      VN Index      553.46              
              PREV. CLOSE      558.76              
                % CHANGE      -0.95%              
                    HIGH      559.19              
                     LOW      550.23              


SE Asia Stocks-Thai shares snap rising streak; others weaker

Southeast Asian stocks fell on Wednesday, as investors were cautious ahead of the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting on Thursday, and Thai shares snapped six sessions of gains amid technical-led selling.
The Thai SET index  ended down 0.3 percent, after a rally of 4.8 percent since May 27, which sent its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) to above 70 in the previous session, indicating shares were overbought. The RSI fell to 68.1 on Wednesday.
Profit-taking hit consumer and construction stocks such as Charoen Pokphand Foods and industrial conglomerate Siam Cement , which had hit a one-month high on Monday after broker CLSA's recommendation reflected some uplift in infrastructure spending.
CLSA's global equity strategist Christopher Wood upgraded Thailand to 'overweight' from 'neutral' in the Asia Pacific ex-Japan relative-return portfolio, according to the CLSA Greed & Fear report dated June 1.
 "It is based on the view that the probability for now is that the military will be successful in restoring a degree of temporary stability in the at least 15-month period that is likely to ensue before there is another poll," the report said.
The Thai stock market saw net foreign buying worth 582 million baht ($17.81 million) on Wednesday, for a third straight session.  
Fund flows to the region were mixed. The Malaysian bourse reported net inflow of 38 million ringgit ($11.77 million) while the Philippine stock exchange reported net outflow of 423 million peso ($9.65 million).
Asian shares stepped back from their recent highs on Wednesday ahead of expected easing from the European Central Bank. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan   fell 0.4 percent.


 Market                            Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*          421.99         424.54             -0.60
 Singapore                      3280.17       3296.67             -0.50
 Kuala Lumpur                1865.20       1872.55             -0.39
 Bangkok                        1449.40       1454.24             -0.33
 Jakarta                           4932.56       4942.16             -0.19
 Manila                           6766.57        6800.84             -0.50
 Ho Chi Minh                    553.46         558.76              -0.95

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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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