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01 March 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 15.88 points or 0.6% higher to 2682.39, taking the year-to-date performance to -6.95%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 1.92%, JMH USD, which declined 2.06%, SingTel, which declined 0.54%, OCBC Bank, which gained 0.37% and UOB, with a 0.23% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.17%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 1.05%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which rose 2.72%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Keppel Corp and Sembcorp Industries – ended 2.51% higher and 4.48% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Industrials Index, which slipped 0.93%. Jardine Matheson Holdings shares declined 2.06% and Jardine Strategic Holdings gained 0.17%.

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

IS MSCI India 100 (+2.88%)

SPDR Gold Shares (+0.46%)

STI ETF (unchanged)

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

Capitamall Trust (-0.91%)

Ascendas REIT (-1.24%)

Mapletree Gcc Tr (+6.04%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI20200MBeCW160428 (+13.33%)

HSI19800MBeCW160330 (+28.99%)

HSI18400MBePW160330 (-20.00%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW161004 (+8.27%)

UOB MB eCW160711 (+1.50%)

KepCorp MBeCW161212 (+8.54%)

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     2,682.39  +15.88     2,666.51  +17.13
Volume:             1,406.8M                 1,505.1M
Value:              $1,466.7M               $2,621.9M
Gainers/Losers:   232/147                    196/187


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
1 March 2016

The FBM KLCI index gained 16.07 points or 0.97% on Tuesday. The Finance Index increased 0.87% to 14140.12 points, the Properties Index up 0.99% to 1135.7 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.39% to 7821.5 points. The market traded within a range of 15.35 points between an intra-day high of 1670.82 and a low of 1655.47 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include AAX, HUBLINE, BORNOIL, AIRASIA, VIVOCOM, HSI-HQ, APFT, EKA, HSI-C17 and TIGER. Trading volume decreased to 1673.90 mil shares worth RM1648.28 mil as compared to Monday’s 1688.47 mil shares worth RM2305.96 mil.

Leading Movers were GENM (+18 sen to RM4.31), GENTING (+34 sen to RM8.22), SKPETRO (+7 sen to RM1.97), AMMB (+14 sen to RM4.47) and SIME (+23 sen to RM7.70). Lagging Movers were YTL (-2 sen to RM1.55), WPRTS (-3 sen to RM4.00), UMW (-3 sen to RM7.05), ASTRO (-1 sen to RM2.72) and HLBANK (-4 sen to RM13.10). Market breadth was positive with 476 gainers as compared to 405 losers.

The KLCI closed higher at 1670.82 points despite overnight losses in US Market. The performance of our local bourse was in line with most of our regional peers after a rebound on China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite Index.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     01 March 2016
Description        Volume                             Value       Frequency
ETF                        4,700                     1,780,400                    06
Stock       3,799,849,807     4,667,158,558,757           221,409
Warrant           3,606,300                154,514,100                  256
Total        3,803,460,807     4,667,314,853,257           221,671


Thai bourse's charity mini marathon "SET Bull Run" successfully attracts over 3,300 runners

BANGKOK, January 29, 2016 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) joined hands with both private and public entities in financial market to organize "SET Bull Run" charity mini marathon, the first time ever for the Thai capital market, on Ratchadapisek road in the rim of downtown Bangkok, on Sunday February 28, 2016.

This marathon attracted more than 3,300 runners from capital market professionals, investors, as well as professional and amateur runners, and the general public, raising THB 1.5 million for the Thai Red Cross Society.

SET President Kesara Manchusree said that what we have gained  far more than the charitable contribution. The initiative could also synergize capital market collaboration by SET and other capital market organizations namely the Federation of Thai Capital Market Organizations (FETCO), Thai Listed Companies Association (TLCA), Association of Thai Securities Companies (ASCO), the Association of Investment Management Companies (AIMC), and mai Listed Companies Association (maiA). A record number of more than 3,300 runners submitted the application in only one week after the launch announcement.

"This marathon has been organized under the 'Power of the Bull' concept, represented by the bull symbol which signifies the power, energy and strength of the capital market. It was done for a good cause. Not only to enhance healthy lifestyle of the Thai people and residents, the amount of THB 1.5 million from the application fee, in full, not minus expense, has been donated to the Thai Red Cross Society. This activity became a key flagship of the capital market to be organized continuously," added Kesara.

Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, Metropolitan Police Bureau, neighboring communities as well as various other organizations were instrumental in making SET Bull Run a great success.

The marathon started and finished at the SET's building on Ratchadapisek road.

There were two distances for runners: 10.3 km. (mini marathon) and 3.2 km. (fun run). The mini marathon consisted of four groups named by the name of previous SET buildings' locations: Ratchadapisek, Klongtoey, Sinthorn and Siam.

Furthermore, there were awards and prize money for top overall male & female in the mini marathon, top five male and female in youth and general public categories in the fun run, as well as top five male and female in each group.

Trading Summary

As of 1 March 2016  Unit: M.Baht  
Type                        Buy                Sell               Net
Institution        3,669.26       3,331.86         337.39
Proprietary      5,603.29        4,075.61      1,527.68
Foreign          12,136.41     12,282.01         -145.61
Individual      20,115.90     21,835.37      -1,719.47
Total Trading Value     41,524.86 M.Baht


Vietnam index closes 0.4 pct higher, energy stocks lead

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  advanced 0.39 percent at the close on Tuesday, dragged higher by energy stocks in robust trade amid upbeat global oil prices.
PetroVietnam Gas  GAS.HM  was up 2.11 percent, while PetroVietnam Drilling & Well Services Corp  PVD.HM  gained 2.4 percent after oil prices rose on Tuesday.
Oil prices climbed more than 1 percent on Tuesday, shrugging off a slump in China's manufacturing sector that stirred fears of slowing demand growth, with markets instead focusing on a fall in U.S. and OPEC output that might tighten an otherwise bloated market.  
As many as 141.4 million shares changed hands, compared with the five-day average of 137.9 million, Reuters data showed.  
Following is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

           VN Index    561.56            
       PREV. CLOSE    559.37            
          % CHANGE     +0.39            
              HIGH    565.65            
               LOW    560.03            


SE Asia Stocks-Rise on China stimulus; S'pore hits near 7-wk closing high

Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Tuesday as risk sentiment improved in Asia following China's monetary easing, with Singapore hitting a near seven-week closing high, a day ahead of the release of manufacturing output data for February.
Singapore's Straits Times Index  .STI  finished up 0.6 percent at 2,682.39, the highest close since Jan. 13.  ECONSG  
Stocks in Malaysia  .KLSE  and the Philippines  .PSI  both reversed slides of the day before when they hit multi-week
closing lows. Vietnam  .VNI  also rebounded with energy shares leading the pack.  
Indonesia  .JKSE  extended gains for a fifth day, adding 0.2 percent to a near one-month high.
Thai stocks  .SETI  climbed 1 percent, recouping from losses in the previous session. Shares of PTT Exploration and
Production  PTTEP.BK , the most actively traded, jumped 5.9 percent as oil prices rose over 1 percent on Tuesday.
In a report dated Feb. 29, Nomura said it had upgraded the Thai stock market to 'neutral' from 'underweight', citing

cheaper valuations and some improvement in macro economic indicators.
Foreign fund flows were positive for most on the first trading day of March.  
Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philppines brought in net foreign buying worth 65 million ringgit ($15.6 million), 227
billion rupiah ($17 million) and 503 million peso ($10.62 million), stock exchange and Thomson Reuters data showed.

 Market                     Current        Prev Close      Pct Move
 Singapore                2682.39          2666.51           +0.60
 Kuala Lumpur        1670.82          1654.75           +0.97
 Bangkok                  1346.95          1332.37           +1.09
 Jakarta                     4779.98           4770.95          +0.19
 Manila                      6729.53          6671.04           +0.88
 Ho Chi Minh             561.56            559.37            +0.39

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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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