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10 March 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 1.31 points or 0.05% lower to 2809.12, taking the year-to-date performance to -2.55%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 0.53%, Ezra, which declined 1.67%, Keppel Corp, which declined 1.67%, SingTel, which declined 0.27% and UOB, with a 0.49% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.21%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.12%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Consumer Goods Index, which rose 0.83%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Wilmar International and Thai Beverage – ended unchanged and 0.67% lower respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Technology Index, which slipped 1.94%. Silverlake Axis shares declined 3.31% and CSE Global remained unchanged.

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

IS MSCI India 100 (+0.94%)

SPDR Gold Shares (-0.52%)

DBXT MSCI Brazil Trn ETF10 (+3.33%)

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

Ascendas REIT (+0.84%)

Capitamall Trust (+0.47%)

Capitacom Trust (unchanged)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI19600MBePW160428 (-7.58%)

HSI19800MBeCW160330 (-3.25%)

HSI20200MBeCW160428 (-0.71%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

KepCorp MBeCW161212 (-6.82%)

DBS MB eCW160711 (-5.30%)

UOB MB eCW160705 (+0.90%)

For real time price updates throughout the course of the trading day, investors can access and sort market information here.
 Singapore Stock Market
                          Thursday            Wednesday
*ST Index     2,809.12  -1.31     2,810.43  +31.66
Volume:            2,390.3M               2,021M
Value:                  $988M           $1,204.1M
Gainers/Losers:   186/203               243/147                     


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
10 March 2016

The FBM KLCI index gained 4.56 points or 0.27% on Thursday. The Finance Index increased 0.59% to 14368.6 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.07% to 1133.37 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.36% to 7882.63 points. The market traded within a range of 10.23 points between an intra-day high of 1694.33 and a low of 1684.10 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include AAX-WA, RSENA-WA, AAX, KGROUP, AIRASIA, RSENA, XOX, APFT, HSI-HT and ARMADA. Trading volume decreased to 1715.09 mil shares worth RM1814.36 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 1826.93 mil shares worth RM1900.66 mil.

Leading Movers were ASTRO (+7 sen to RM2.79), UMW (+26 sen to RM7.13), PETCHEM (+10 sen to RM6.83), CIMB (+6 sen to RM4.63) and IOICORP (+5 sen to RM4.82). Lagging Movers were BAT (-72 sen to RM54.96), PPB (-20 sen to RM16.40), KLCC (-5 sen to RM7.00), YTL (-1 sen to RM1.58) and SKPETRO (-1 sen to RM2.11). Market breadth was positive with 441 gainers as compared to 355 losers.

The KLCI halted its losing streak after gained 4.56 points to 1690.91 points amid overnight gains in US market. Our benchmark index was buoyed by bargain-hunting.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     10 March 2016
Description       Volume                        Value      Frequency
ETF                    9,800                   5,750,500                 12
Stock      4,227,162,585      6,941,324,757,780         261,957
Warrant         5,132,900                 66,178,500                268
Total       4,232,305,285      6,941,396,686,780          262,237


Trading Summary

As of 10 March 2016  Unit: M.Baht  
Type                        Buy              Sell              Net
Institution          2,433.64        3,212.07         -778.44
Proprietary        5,895.84        6,535.51         -639.67
Foreign             9,931.59         9,721.33          210.26
Individual        31,228.83       30,020.98       1,207.85
Total Trading Value     49,489.90 M.Baht


Vietnam shares rise, banks lead          

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index VNI  rose 0.73 percent on Thursday, snapping a two-day losing streak, led by a rally in banking shares.
Four out of six listed lenders in the country advanced. VietinBank  CTG.HM  gained 0.57 percent after the bank signed a $200-million syndicated loan with 18 foreign banks.  
Energy stocks also rose after U.S. crude hit three-month highs on Wednesday. PetroVietnam Gas  GAS.HM  gained 1.9 percent.  
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

          VN Index  575.91            
       PREV. CLOSE  571.71            
          % CHANGE  +0.73%            
              HIGH  575.91            
               LOW  571.52            

SE Asia Stocks-Philippines at over 3-month high on inflows; others mixed

Southeast Asian stock markets were mixed on Thursday, with Philippine shares hitting their
highest in more than three months while a rally in crude oil prices and hopes the European Central Bank would ease policy lifted sentiment in Asia.
The European Central Bank is set to unveil its second stimulus cocktail in three months later on Thursday, spurred by fears that low energy costs are feeding into wages and prices, potentially perpetuating ultra-low inflation.
The Philippine composite index  .PSI  advanced 1.4 percent to 7,048.08, the highest close since Dec. 1. Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co  MBT.PS  and BDO Unibank Inc  BDO.PS  gained over 1 percent each on foreign-led buying.
Malaysia  .KLSE  eked out its first gains in three trading sessions, a day before the release of January industrial production  MYIP=ECI , which is seen expanding at a slightly slower pace from the previous month.
Philippine shares saw net foreign buying worth 519 million pesos ($11.14 million), reversing the outflows on Wednesday, while Malaysia saw a net 146 million ringgit ($36 million) worth of inflows.
Vietnam  .VNI  also posted its first gain in three sessions, up 0.7 percent, led by banking shares.  
Stocks in Singapore  .STI  and Thailand  .SETI  fell, while Indonesia  .JKSE  hit a more-than-one-week closing low ahead of a January retail sales survey due on Friday.  ECONID  
 Market                  Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 Singapore              2809.12        2810.43          -0.05
 Kuala Lumpur       1690.91        1686.35          +0.27
 Bangkok               1379.06        1390.66           -0.83
 Jakarta                  4793.20        4811.04          -0.37
 Manila                   7048.08       6948.18          +1.44
 Ho Chi Minh            575.91         571.71          +0.73

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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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