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22 March 2017

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 40.38 points or 1.28% lower to 3118.19, taking the year-to-date performance to +8.24%. For longer term observations please go to

The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 1.74%, Singtel, which declined 0.51%, OCBC Bank, which declined 1.77%, UOB, which declined 1.24% and CapitaLand, with a 1.88% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.61%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.85%.

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

STI ETF (-1.89%)

SPDR Gold Shares (+1.17%)

Nikko Am Singapore STI ETF (-1.24%)

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

Ascendas REIT (-0.40%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (-0.51%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (-0.33%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI24600MBeCW170529 (-19.18%)

HSI23600MBePW170427 (+24.00%)

HSI22400MBePW170529 (+18.61%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

OCBC Bk MB eCW171002 (-9.82%)

DBS MB eCW170710 (-19.10%)

UOB MB eCW171101 (-8.77%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                             Wednesday                     Tuesday
*ST Index       3,118.19  -40.38          3,158.57  -7.13
Volume:               2,457.2M                    1,527.3M
Value:                $1,267.7M                     $909.3M
Gainers/Losers:     138/364                      239/225


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
22 March 2017

The FBM KLCI index lost 6.37 points or 0.36% on Wednesday. The Finance Index fell 0.40% to 15765.4 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.05% to 1284.36 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.37% to 8230.38 points. The market traded within a range of 9.90 points between an intra-day high of 1748.30 and a low of 1738.40 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include DNEX-WD, DATAPRP, DAYA, NICORP, PDZ, SUMATEC, OLYMPIA, PWORTH, DNEX and TRIVE. Trading volume decreased to 3164.82 mil shares worth RM2752.79 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 4578.37 mil shares worth RM3286.56 mil.

Leading Movers were RHBBANK (+9 sen to RM5.38), IOICORP (+7 sen to RM4.77), IJM (+4 sen to RM3.52), MAXIS (+5 sen to RM6.43) and YTL (+1 sen to RM1.49). Lagging Movers were GENM (-18 sen to RM5.50), PETCHEM (-10 sen to RM7.48), PPB (-16 sen to RM16.58), TM (-6 sen to RM6.36) and CIMB (-5 sen to RM5.60). Market breadth was negative with 328 gainers as compared to 605 losers.

The KLCI halted its winning streak and closed lower at 1748.30 points amid overnight retreat in US market. The performance of our local bourse was in tandem with our regional peers.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     22 March 2017     
Description        Volume                                Value         Frequency
ETF                      31,700                      27,089,700                     12
Stock    15,907,899,483          9,068,896,977,950          320,650
Right            68,805,513                       68,806,800                    54
Warrant          8,832,134                  1,200,734,215                  551
Total    15,985,568,830            9,070,193,608,665         321,267


Trading Summary     
As of 22 March 2017     Unit: M.Baht
Type                Buy          Sell         Net
Institution      2,958.92      3,718.93     -760.01
Proprietary      4,218.25      4,418.03     -199.79
Foreign     12,765.86     12,714.54       51.32
Individual     15,302.28     14,393.80      908.48
Total Trading Value     35,245.30 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Lower tracking global equities as concerns over Trump trade grow

Southeast Asian stock markets ended lower on Wednesday, tracking Asian peers and Wall Street
overnight that fell on worries U.S. President Donald Trump will struggle to deliver promised tax cuts and on nervousness ahead of a key healthcare vote.
Trump tried to rally Republican lawmakers behind a plan to dismantle Obamacare on Tuesday, with moderate Republicans worrying that millions of Americans will be hurt by the dismantling of former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare legislation, while conservative lawmakers believe the healthcare bill does not go far enough.  

Investors worry a failed healthcare push could also portend trouble for Trump's promise to cut taxes and ease regulation that have propelled the market to record highs in recent months.
Regional stock markets are down with "the surprise 200-point drop" in U.S. equities, said Joseph Roxas, president of
Manila-based Eagle Equities Inc.
In Singapore  .STI , shares closed 1.3 percent lower, their third consecutive session of losses, led by energy stocks as
global oil prices dipped on rising crude inventory in the United States.  
Keppel Corporation Ltd  KPLM.SI  fell 1.6 percent, while Sembcorp Industries Ltd  SCIL.SI  ended 2.8 percent lower.
The Philippine index  .PSI  fell 0.9 percent, weighed down by financials and consumer stocks, with Metro Pacific
Investments Corp  MPI.PS , the biggest loser on the index, down 3.2 percent.  
Indonesian shares  .JKSE  ended slightly lower, with an index  .JKLQ45  of the 45 most liquid stocks down 0.1 percent.
Malaysia  .KLSE  closed down 0.4 percent, while Thailand  .SETI  ended marginally lower.  
Vietnam  .VNI  erased earlier gains to close 0.5 percent lower, pulled down by energy and consumer stocks.  
Petrovietnam Gas Joint Stock Corp  GAS.HM  lost 2.6 percent, while Mobile World Investment Corp  MWG.HM  fell 1.9 percent.
In Asia, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan  .MIAPJ0000PUS  fell as much as 1.5 percent, while overnight in the U.S. the Dow Jones Industrial Average  .DJI  and the S&P 500  .SPX  lost more than 1 percent.          

  Market                      Current      Previous Close  Pct Move
  Singapore               3118.19              3158.57           -1.28
  Bangkok                 1566.66              1568.78           -0.14
  Manila                    7254.93              7323.31           -0.93
  Jakarta                    5534.093            5543.093         -0.16
  Kuala Lumpur        1748.3                1754.67           -0.36
  Ho Chi Minh             712.94                716.18           -0.45

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This year in Thailand-what next?

AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
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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