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08 June 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 13.34 points or 0.4% lower to 3320.33, taking the year-to-date performance to -1.33%.

The top active stocks today were Singtel, which declined 0.97%, UOB, which declined 0.22%, CityDev, which gained 1.33%, DBS, which declined 0.64% and OCBC Bank, with a 0.50% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.56%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.72%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Real Estate Holding and Development Index, which rose 0.11%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Hongkong Land Holdings and Global Logistic Properties – ended 1.21% higher and 2.17% lower respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Technology Index, which slipped 4.02%. Silverlake Axis shares declined 8.61% and STATS ChipPAC remained unchanged.

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

IS MSCI India (-1.66%)

United SSE 50 China ETF (+6.29%)

SPDR Gold Shares (-0.15%)

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

Ascendas REIT (-2.83%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (unchanged)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (+0.47%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI26400MBePW150730 (-2.80%)

HSI27600MBeCW150730 (-1.30%)

HSI27000MBePW150629 (-7.53%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

UOB MB eCW151001 (-2.70%)

DBS MB eCW150915 (-9.76%)

CapitalaMBeCW150803 (-22.73%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                                    Monday                   Friday
*ST Index         3,320.33  -13.34      3,333.67  -11.33
Volume:                   1,417.1M               1,282.4M
Value:                    $1,010.4M             $1,179.8M
Gainers/Losers:       139/297                  158/275


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
08 June 2015

The FBM KLCI index lost 5.88 points or 0.34% on Monday. The Finance Index fell 0.27% to 15540.04 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.74% to 1260.08 points and the Plantation Index down 1.27% to 7397.22 points. The market traded within a range of 14.10 points between an intra-day high of 1741.11 and a low of 1727.01 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include XINGHE, HUBLINE, K1, XINGHE-WA, FRONTKN, CHINA50-H2, SMTRACK, NEXGRAM, AAX and APFT. Trading volume increased to 1239.75 mil shares worth RM1382.19 mil as compared to Friday’s 1177.11 mil shares worth RM1318.43 mil.

Leading Movers were MISC (+11 sen to RM8.25), AXIATA (+8 sen to RM6.47), PBBANK (+10 sen to RM18.68), PETDAG (+8 sen to RM19.80) and MAYBANK (+2 sen to RM9.23). Lagging Movers were KLCC (-30 sen to RM7.00), KLK (-76 sen to RM21.74), HLFG (-50 sen to RM15.50), TM (-13 sen to RM6.72) and RHBCAP (-13 sen to RM7.31). Market breadth was negative with 254 gainers as compared to 532 losers.

The KLCI ended moderately lower at 1739.45 points after recovering from day low of 1727.01 points. Market sentiment was negative after ringgit fell to 9-year low and as the better-than-expected U.S. employment data bolstered the case for raising interest rates this year.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     08 June 2015    
Description               Volume                      Value             Frequency
ETF                             26,600                   8,942,500                    14
Stock             4,735,972,654    4,468,143,455,446          198,611
Warrant              16,697,700            1,334,066,800               1,414    
Total             4,752,696,954     4,469,486,464,746          200,039


FTSE SET Index Series June semi-annual review

-    One addition and one deletion to FTSE SET Large Cap Index
-    Twelve additions to the FTSE SET Mid Cap Index
-    Eighteen additions to the FTSE SET Shariah Index

Bangkok, Hong Kong - FTSE Russell, the global index provider jointly with The  Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), today announces that Bumrungrad Hospital Public Company Limited (BH) is to be added to the FTSE SET Large Cap Index following the semi-annual review of the FTSE SET Index Series.

The FTSE SET Index Series is reviewed semi-annually in accordance with the index  ground rules.

A summary of constituent changes to all FTSE SET indices is as shown below:

Indices                                                 Additions    Deletions
FTSE SET Large Cap Index                      1                  1
FTSE SET Mid Cap Index                       12                 4
FTSE SET Small Cap Index                    18                 5
FTSE SET Fledgling Index                       5                  7
FTSE SET Shariah Index                        18                12

Full details of additions and deletions can be found at

All constituent changes will take effect before the start of trading on June 22,  2015.  The next review will take place on December 2, 2015.

Further information on the FTSE SET Index Series including ground rules is  available at and

SET "Towards the 5th Decade of Sustainable Wealth for Thais"

Trading Summary

As of  8 June   2015  Unit: M.Baht   Unit: M.Bah
Type                                Buy                     Sell                     Net
Institution                2,303.99          2,086.65                 217.34
Proprietary              2,998.39           2,709.07                289.32
Foreign                    6,410.40           6,357.61                  52.79
Individual               16,930.08        17,489.53               -559.45
Total Trading Value     28,642.86 M.Baht


Vietnam index ends up 0.3 pct, volume hits 8-mth high

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index   advanced 0.3 percent to close at 579.83 points on Monday, with volume soaring to its highest level since October 2014, partly fuelled by foreigners' selling.
Dairy product maker Vinamilk  led the risers with a 0.93-percent increase, followed by Hanoi-based Vietcombank  <VCB.HM> , Vietnam's top lender by market value, that ticked up 0.44 percent.
Volume hit 193.17 million shares, a high level unseen since October 7 last year, while foreign investors extended their net selling to the fourth straight session on Monday.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index   at the close.
                 VN Index       579.83              
         PREV. CLOSE       578.07              
            % CHANGE         0.3%              
                HIGH       585.51              
                 LOW       579.45              


SE Asia Stocks-Indonesia near 7-month low; Thai shares rebound

 Indonesian shares hit a near seven-month closing low on Monday as the rupiah extended slides after upbeat U.S. jobs data bolstered expectations of an
interest rate hike, while Thai shares rebounded, helped by gains in select transport and construction shares.
The key Jakarta composite index   fell 1.7 percent to 5,014.99, the lowest close since Nov. 10, 2014. Shares of Bank Rakyat Indonesia  <BBRI.JK>  and Bank Mandiri   were among top losers with foreign investors net selling the shares.
The rupiah  set a 17-year low for the third straight  trading session, with other Southeast Asian currencies such as Malaysian ringgit  <MYR=MY> , also hit by the U.S. rate outlook.

Kuala Lumpur composite index   shed 0.3 percent to a near seven-month closing low. Stocks in Singapore  and the Philippines   both fell for a third trading day to the lowest since January, in line with weakness in Asia.
Thai SET index   edged up 0.06 percent as investors bought shares with good earnings prospect such as skytrain operator BTS Group Holdings  and asphalt maker Tipco Asphal .
Foreign investors turned net buyers of Thai shares for the first time in eight trading days, with a modest net purchase of 53 million baht ($1.57 million).

 Market                     Current       Prev Close      Pct Move
 Singapore               3320.33           3333.67             -0.40
 Kuala Lumpur        1739.45           1745.33             -0.34
 Bangkok                 1508.28           1507.37            +0.06
 Jakarta                    5014.99           5100.57             -1.68
 Manila                    7484.89           7526.70             -0.56
 Ho Chi Minh            579.83             578.07            +0.30

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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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