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11 March 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 19.74 points or 0.7% higher to 2828.86, taking the year-to-date performance to -1.87%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 0.59%, Keppel Corp, which gained 2.71%, OCBC Bank, which gained 1.15%, SingTel, which gained 0.53% and UOB, with a 0.87% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.52%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.60%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Utilities Index, which rose 2.10%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Keppel Infrastructure Trust and SIIC Environment Holdings – ended 2.11% higher and 2.99% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Industrials Index, which rose 0.13%. Jardine Matheson Holdings shares gained 0.26% and Jardine Strategic Holdings gained 1.41%.

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

IS MSCI India 100 (-0.47%)

SPRDR Gold Shares (+1.11%)

Ishares USD Asia Bond ETF (-1.83%)

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

Ascendas REIT (+0.42%)

Capitamall Trust (-0.94%)

Capitacom Trust (+1.05%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI19800MBeCW160330 (+18.49%)

HSI19600MBePW160428 (-11.48%)

HSI20200MBeCW160428 (+14.39%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW160711 (+4.80%)

KepCorp MBeCW161212 (+8.94%)

NKY 18000MBeCW160610 (+9.17%)

For real time price updates throughout the course of the trading day, investors can access and sort market information here.
Singapore Stock Market
                           Monday                   Friday
*ST Index     2,855.37  +26.51     2,828.86  +19.74
Volume:              809.6M                 1,839.5M
Value:               $528.7M                  $919.7M
Gainers/Losers:  204/139                   249/167


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
11 March 2016

The FBM KLCI index gained 5.63 points or 0.33% on Friday. The Finance Index increased 0.09% to 14381.83 points, the Properties Index up 0.36% to 1137.47 points and the Plantation Index rose 1.28% to 7983.43 points. The market traded within a range of 10.04 points between an intra-day high of 1698.15 and a low of 1688.11 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include RSENA-WA, GAMUDA-WE, AAX-WA, XOX, EKA, AAX, AIRASIA, HIBISCS, BIOHLDG and HSI-C17. Trading volume decreased to 1632.46 mil shares worth RM1753.90 mil as compared to Thursday’s 1715.09 mil shares worth RM1814.36 mil.

Leading Movers were ASTRO (+11 sen to RM2.90), IOICORP (+14 sen to RM4.96), GENTING (+22 sen to RM8.88), PPB (+32 sen to RM16.72) and BAT (+104 sen to RM56.00). Lagging Movers were UMW (-13 sen to RM7.00), PETCHEM (-8 sen to RM6.75), WPRTS (-4 sen to RM4.00), GENM (-2 sen to RM4.26) and DIGI (-2 sen to RM4.92). Market breadth was positive with 406 gainers as compared to 385 losers.

The KLCI extended yesterday gains and closed higher at 1696.54 despite overnight mixed performance in US market. Our benchmark index was buoyed by buying interest in heavy weight counters such as IOI Corp, Genting and AmBank.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     Thursday, March 10, 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 11 March 2016  Unit: M.Baht  
Type                       Buy                Sell            Net
Institution           4,253.82         4,406.53       -152.71
Proprietary         7,302.84         5,920.56      1,382.28
Foreign             11,119.28       10,975.89         143.38
Individual         26,698.15       28,071.10      -1,372.95
Total Trading Value     49,374.08 M.Baht


Vietnam shares edge up, post fourth straight weekly gain 
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  closed up 0.23 percent on Friday, as gains in shares of Vinamilk  VNM.HM  helped offset losses in several large caps.
Top dairy products maker Vinamilk, the country's top company by market value, jumped 3.82 percent to its highest closing
level so far this year on market talk of possible hike in foreign ownership limit.  
Property company Vingroup  VIC.HM  dropped 2.37 percent while PetroVietnam Gas  GAS.HM  fell 0.41 percent after oil prices declined on Thursday.

The index, Southeast Asia's best performer last year, gained 0.63 percent for the week, rising for a fourth straight week.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

          VN Index  577.26            
       PREV. CLOSE  575.91            
          % CHANGE  +0.23%            
              HIGH  580.93            
               LOW  574.81            

SE Asia Stocks-Most rise on week after ECB easing, inflows

Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Friday as the European Central Bank's policy easing lifted sentiment in the region and investors looked forward to decisions of key global central banks next week, including the U.S. Federal Reserve.
The Philippines' index  .PSI  was up 0.7 percent on the day and 2.9 percent on the week, the region's best performer.
The bourse said it saw a net foreign inflow of 1.9 billion peso ($40.8 million) amid improved global risk appetite and
increased expectations that the Fed may not raise interest rates in a meeting mid-March.
Singapore's Straits Times Index  .STI  advanced 0.7 percent, trimming losses on the week to 0.3 percent partly reflecting
profit-taking early in the week.
The region had a mixed performance on the week, with gainers including Thai SET index  .SETI , up 1 percent. Indonesia
 .JKSE  posted a weekly decline of 0.8 percent after two straight weeks of gains when it outperformed many in the region.
Malaysia  .KLSE  and Thailand  .SETI  both witnessed net foreign buying for a fourth straight week worth about 1 billion
ringgit ($244.7 million) and 2.4 billion baht ($68.3 million), respectively.
Asian shares rose on Friday, on track for weekly gains, shrugging off global losses logged after the European Central
Bank eased aggressively but suggested it was running out of room to cut interest rates even if other stimulus options
 Market                  Current       Prev Close     Pct Move
 Singapore             2828.86          2809.12           +0.70
 Kuala Lumpur       1696.54          1690.91           +0.33
 Bangkok               1393.41          1379.06           +1.04
 Jakarta                  4813.78          4793.20            +0.43
 Manila                   7098.64          7048.08           +0.72
 Ho Chi Minh           577.26            575.91           +0.23

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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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