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14 March 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 18.2 points or 0.64% higher to 2847.06, taking the year-to-date performance to -1.24%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 0.92%, SingTel, which gained 0.53%, OCBC Bank, which gained 1.71%, Keppel Corp, which declined 0.33% and UOB, with a 0.75% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.21%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.17%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index, which rose 0.98%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Silverlake Axis and CSE Global- ended 2.54% higher and 1.08% lower respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which slipped 1.48%. Midas Holdings shares declined 1.75% and Geo Energy Resources remained unchanged.

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

STI ETF (+1.06%)

SPDR Gold Shares (-0.59%)

IS MSCI India 100 (+0.63%)

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

Capitamall Trust (unchanged)

Capitacom Trust (-0.69%)

Ascendas REIT (unchanged)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI19600MBePW160428 (-13.89%)

HSI19800MBeCW160330 (+8.51%)

HSI21000MBeCW160428 (+6.45%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW160711 (+3.82%)

KepCorp MBeCW161212 (+0.75%)

UOB MB eCW160705 (+0.84%)

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     2,847.06  +18.2       2,828.86  +19.74
Volume:             1,380.8M                  1,839.5M
Value:                 $969.7M                   $919.7M
Gainers/Losers:     229/190                   249/167


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
14 March 2016

The FBM KLCI index gained 3.77 points or 0.22% on Monday. The Finance Index fell 0.04% to 14376.5 points, the Properties Index up 0.38% to 1141.81 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.66% to 8036.46 points. The market traded within a range of 12.15 points between an intra-day high of 1708.10 and a low of 1695.95 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include GAMUDA-WE, RSENA-WA, AAX-WA, SONA-WA, SMTRACK, HIBISCS, AAX, XOX, VIVOCOM and APFT. Trading volume decreased to 1472.66 mil shares worth RM1614.29 mil as compared to Friday’s 1632.46 mil shares worth RM1753.90 mil.

Leading Movers were GENM (+13 sen to RM4.39), PETCHEM (+7 sen to RM6.82), MISC (+9 sen to RM8.90), KLCC (+6 sen to RM7.14) and DIGI (+4 sen to RM4.96). Lagging Movers were PETDAG (-40 sen to RM24.10), PETGAS (-32 sen to RM21.96), AMMB (-3 sen to RM4.57), SKPETRO (-1 sen to RM2.10) and GENTING (-4 sen to RM8.84). Market breadth was positive with 419 gainers as compared to 412 losers.

The KLCI extended its midday gains and closed higher at 1700.31 points amid positive performance in Wall Street on last Friday. Our benchmark index was buoyed by buying interest in heavy weight counters such as Genting Malaysia, MISC and KLCC.


Trading Summary

As of 14 March 2016  Unit: M.Baht  
Type                   Buy                  Sell            Net
Institution        5,197.25          5,900.47       -703.22
Proprietary      4,941.95          5,042.62       -100.67
Foreign          13,137.01       11,083.69      2,053.32
Individual       24,572.85       25,822.27     -1,249.42
Total Trading Value     47,849.05 M.Baht


Vietnam index gains; energy shares rise

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index .VNI  ended 0.12 percent up on Monday, a third straight session of gains, as energy stocks advanced following a recent rally in global oil prices.

PetroVietnam Transportation Corp  PVT.HM , a crude-oil transporter, closed up 4.81 percent, PV Drilling  PVD.HM , which
provides drilling services, rose 1.13 percent and gas importer and supplier Petrovietnam Gas  GAS.HM  ticked up 0.21 percent.
Oil prices eased on Monday, weighed down by global oversupply and slowing economic growth prospects, after Brent
crude oil registered a third straight week of gains on March 11.

Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

               VN Index     577.98            
       PREV. CLOSE     577.26            
          % CHANGE     +0.12%            
              HIGH     579.84            
               LOW     576.26   

SE Asia Stocks-Rise on Fed, inflows; Indonesia at near 8-month high

Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Monday as investors shifted focus to key central bank meetings, with fund inflows continuing amid expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve may not consider an interest rate hike at a meeting this week.
Indonesia was an outperformer, with the benchmark Jakarta composite index  .JKSE  up 1.3 percent at the highest close since July 23, 2015.   
Indonesia's central bank is set to meet on Thursday to review its monetary policy, with analysts in a Reuters poll
nearly even split on whether Bank Indonesia will cut its key interest rate for a third time this year.   
Malaysia posted a net foreign buying worth 256 million ringgit ($62.4 million) while the Thai stock market had a net
foreign buying worth 2.05 billion baht ($58.52 million), stock exchange.
The overall stock market of the Philippines  .PSI  and Indonesia  .JKSE  both reported a relative modest net foreign
buying worth 1.15 billion peso ($24.62 million) and 8.5 billion rupiah ($653,925), respectively.
 Market                Current  Prev Close   Pct Move
 Singapore           2847.06     2828.86       0.64
 Kuala Lumpur     1700.31     1696.54       0.22
 Bangkok             1394.27     1393.41       0.06
 Jakarta                4877.53     4813.78       1.32
 Manila                 7112.89     7098.64         0.2
 Ho Chi Minh         577.98      577.26        0.12

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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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