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15 March 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 7.62 points or 0.27% lower to 2839.44, taking the year-to-date performance to -1.50%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 0.07%, SingTel, which gained 0.53%, Keppel Corp, which declined 1.82%, OCBC Bank, which declined 0.67% and UOB, with a 0.16% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.06%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.43%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which rose 0.83%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Raffles Medical Group and Biosensors International Group- ended 0.46% higher and 0.61% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which slipped 2.12%. Keppel Corp shares declined 1.82% and Sembcorp Industries declined 2.60%.

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

DBXT MSCI Asia Ex Japan ETF 10 (unchanged)

DBXT MSCI Japan Trn ETF 10 (-0.97%)

SPDR Gold Shares (-1.65%)

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

Ascott REIT (-4.87%)

Ascendas REIT (-0.42%)

Capitamall Trust (unchanged)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI19600MBePW160428 (+6.45%)

HSI19800MBeCW160330 (-10.46%)

HSI21000MBeCW160428 (-9.09%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW160711 (-1.47%)

KepCorp MBeCW161212 (-8.15%)

UOB MB eCW160705 (-0.83%)

For real time price updates throughout the course of the trading day, investors can access and sort market information here.

Singapore Stock Market
                              Tuesday                  Monday
*ST Index        2,839.44  -7.62         2,847.06  +18.2
Volume:               1,789.4M                   1,380.8M
Value:                   $994.2M                    $969.7M
Gainers/Losers:      167/230                     229/190


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
15 March 2016

The FBM KLCI index lost 9.39 points or 0.55% on Tuesday. The Finance Index fell 0.05% to 14369.92 points, the Properties Index up 0.31% to 1145.35 points and the Plantation Index down 0.07% to 8031.01 points. The market traded within a range of 10.11 points between an intra-day high of 1699.44 and a low of 1689.33 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include AAX-WA, AIRASIA, AAX, SONA-WA, OCK-WA, RSENA-WA, VIVOCOM, PALETTE, CAP and SKH. Trading volume increased to 1524.54 mil shares worth RM1703.66 mil as compared to Monday’s 1472.66 mil shares worth RM1614.29 mil.

Leading Movers were ASTRO (+5 sen to RM2.95), KLK (+36 sen to RM24.54), HLFG (+16 sen to RM14.80), PBBANK (+16 sen to RM18.78) and YTL (+1 sen to RM1.60). Lagging Movers were UMW (-31 sen to RM6.68), AXIATA (-14 sen to RM5.86), GENTING (-19 sen to RM8.65), BAT (-116 sen to RM55.14) and HLBANK (-22 sen to RM13.02). Market breadth was positive with 409 gainers as compared to 381 losers.

The KLCI closed lower at 1690.92 points after Japan’s central bank kept the interest rate unchanged in negative territory. Our benchmark index was dragged down by losses in heavyweight counters such as UMW Holdings and Axiata.


Indonesia sells 16.2 trln rupiah of bonds at auction, above target

Indonesia sold 16.2 trillion rupiah ($1.23 billion) worth of bonds at an auction on Tuesday, above the indicative target of 12 trillion rupiah, the finance ministry's financing and risk management office said.
The weighted average yield for the one-year T-bills was 6.26235 percent, lower than 6.31804 percent at the previous sale on March 1.
Bonds maturing in July 2021  IDFR0053=  had a weighted average yield of 7.33986 percent, lower than 7.94935 percent from the last auction and those maturing in May 2031  IDFR0073=   had a weighted average yield of 8.21419 percent.
The weighted average yield for bonds maturing in May 2036  IDFR0072=  was 8.24995 percent, lower than the last sale's level 8.65887 percent.  
Bonds maturing in February 2044  IDFR0067=  had a weighted average yield of 8.63481 percent.    
Total incoming bids were 22.08 trillion rupiah, lower than the 26.58 trillion rupiah received in the previous auction.
The highest bid-to-cover ratio was 1.74 for Indonesia bonds maturing in May 2031  IDFR0073= .
As of March 11, foreign investors held 38.29 percent of all Indonesian government rupiah bonds, including Islamic bonds.
($1 = 13,175 rupiah)

Trade Summary
Date As of:     15 March 2016     
Description         Volume                         Value      Frequency
ETF                      3,700                   2,777,700                  06
Stock       5,865,285,806      5,138,383,630,078          266,970
Warrant           7,163,800               130,881,800                292
Total         5,872,453,306      5,138,517,289,578         267,268


Trading Summary

As of 15 March 2016  Unit: M.Baht  
Type                     Buy            Sell            Net
Institution        3,515.88       4,809.23      -1,293.35
Proprietary      5,119.00       4,464.37          654.63
Foreign          12,000.06     14,617.08      -2,617.02
Individual       23,796.40     20,540.67       3,255.74
Total Trading Value     44,431.34 M.Baht


Vietnam index drops 0.7 pct, energy stocks lead fall

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  closed down 0.68 percent on Tuesday, snapping a three-day winning streak, as investors booked profit, analysts said.
Nearly two-thirds of the exchange's shares headed south, led by energy stocks amid downbeat oil prices. PetroVietnam Gas  GAS.HM  fell 3.53 percent while PetroVietnam Well & Drilling Service Corp  PVD.HM  tumbled 4.85 percent.  
Top dairy products maker Vinamilk  VNM.HM , the country's biggest company by market value, bucked the trend to rise 0.74
percent after market talk on a possible hike in the firm's foreign ownership limit.   
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

                VN Index  574.04            
       PREV. CLOSE  577.98            
          % CHANGE  -0.68%            
              HIGH  578.96            
               LOW  572.59            


SE Asia Stocks-Most down; Philippine index bucks trend

 Most Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Tuesday tracking Asian equities after the Bank of Japan painted a gloomier view of the world's third-largest economy, but foreign-led buying kept regional losses small.
Singapore's Straits Times Index  .STI  eased 0.3 percent after a rally on Monday to a 2-1/2 month closing high. The Thai
SET index  .SETI  fell 0.8 percent, reversing a two-day winning streak.
The Jakarta composite index  .JKSE  retreated from a near 8-month closing high hit the day before, with Indonesia's
central bank set to meet Thursday to review its monetary policy.
Stocks in Malaysia  .KLSE  and Vietnam  .VNI  posted their first decline in four trading days.
The Malaysian bourse said it recorded a net foreign buying in fifteen successive trading days to Tuesday, worth a combined 2.6 billion ringgit ($629.24 million).
Franklin Templeton's Mark Mobius said Malaysia's currency  MYR=MY  is undervalued by 28 percent, which makes the country
an attractive prospect for investors looking at Southeast Asian economies.*:nL3N16N2IH
Stocks in Asia, as measured by MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan  .MIAPJ0000PUS , slipped 1.3
percent after three days of gains, with attention turning to a two-day meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve's rate-setters.
Several sharemarkets in Southeast Asia, including Indonesia and the Philippines, continued reporting inflows on Tuesday as
expectations the Fed may defer an interest rate hike from the meeting this week lifted risk sentiment, according to brokers.
The Philippine index  .PSI  bucked the trend to rise 0.5 percent amid inflows into shares of Philippine Long Distance
Telephone  TEL.PS  and Globe Telecom  GLO.PS  after San Miguel Corp  SMC.PS  and Telstra Corp  TLS.AX  ended joint venture
  Market                    Current     previous close    Pct Move
  Singapore               2839.44           2847.06             -0.27
  Bangkok                 1382.93           1394.27             -0.81
  Manila                    7148.26            7112.89             0.50
  Jakarta                  4849.781          4877.531            -0.57
  Kuala Lumpur         1690.92            1700.31            -0.55
  Ho Chi Minh             574.04             577.98            -0.68

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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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