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27 March 2018

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 26.89 points or 0.79% higher to 3439.35, taking the year-to-date performance to +1.07%. For more observations go to

The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 1.40%, UOB, which gained 0.77%, Singtel, which gained 0.89%, OCBC Bank, which gained 1.09% and Venture, with a 2.08% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.46%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.71%.

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

SPDR Gold Shares (+0.39%)

STI ETF (+0.59%)

DBXT MSCI China TRN ETF (+3.08%)

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

CapitaLand Mall Trust (+1.97%)

Ascendas REIT (+1.54%)

Suntec REIT (+1.60%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI30800MBePW180427 (-13.50%)

HSI28800MBePW180427 (-14.67%)

HSI32600MBeCW180427 (+12.25%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW180810 (+9.52%)

DBS MB eCW180416 (+23.26%)

UOB MB eCW180802 (+6.90%)

Singapore Stock Market
                                        Tuesday                   Monday
*ST Index                3,439.35  +26.89        3,412.46  -8.93
Volume:                             1,228.2M                1,374.8M
Value:                              $1,237.5M              $1,357.4M
Gainers/Losers:                    229/161                  214/210


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
27 March 2018

The FBM KLCI index gained 2.54 points or 0.14% on Tuesday. The Finance Index increased 0.19% to 18181.45 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.06% to 1090.63 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.06% to 8039.39 points. The market traded within a range of 5.55 points between an intra-day high of 1867.11 and a low of 1861.56 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include SAPNRG, SKH, GLOTEC, MEDIAC, TIGER, GDB, KSTAR, SAPNRGC64, HUAAN and AAX. Trading volume increased to 2035.62 mil shares worth RM1937.73 mil as compared to Monday’s 1983.36 mil shares worth RM1790.92 mil.

Leading Movers were PETCHEM (+13 sen to RM8.28), SIME (+4 sen to RM2.59), PPB (+22 sen to RM19.18), NESTLE (+170 sen to RM149.70) and KLCC (+6 sen to RM6.95). Lagging Movers were MISC (-11 sen to RM7.04), ASTRO (-3 sen to RM2.03), PMETAL (-5 sen to RM4.80), MAXIS (-4 sen to RM5.80) and DIGI (-3 sen to RM4.61). Market breadth was positive with 463 gainers as compared to 433 losers.

The KLCI rebounded and closed higher at 1862.45 points amid overnight rally in US market. The performance of our local bourse was in line with our regional peers as trade tension eased.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     27 March 2018     
Description            Volume                           Value      Frequency
ETF                       241,300                  40,017,500                   35
Stock           9,227,233,108      7,127,171,903,130          398,519
Right                              00                                00                    00
Warrant             43,805,582          17,493,326,150               6,364
Total            9,271,279,990      7,144,705,246,780           404,918


SET welcomes BMSCG ETF tracking mid and small-cap stocks with high CG scores

BANGKOK, March 27, 2018 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) is ready to list  BCAP Mid Small CG ETF (BMSCG), the exchange-traded fund (ETF), managed by Bangkok Capital Asset Management Co., Ltd. (BCAP) on March 27. BMSCG aims to invest in securities which are components of BCAP Mid Small CG Index TR.

SET Senior Executive Vice President Rinjai Chakornpipat said that BMSCG is designed to serve investors who looking for mid and small-cap stocks with good corporate governance (CG) practices, rather than SET50, by investing in BCAP Mid Small Cap CG Index TR ?, a newly developed index calculated by S&P Opco, LLC (a
subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC) and with the copyright owned by Bangkok Capital Asset Management Co., Ltd. The prominent feature of this index
is the selection of small- and mid-cap stocks embracing good CG, with stronger growth potential than large-cap securities. The index is calculated on total
return basis; the dividends are reinvested in securities, and rebalance on a monthly basis.

BMSCG is managed by BCAP with Bualuang Securities pcl as its market maker and participant dealer, while Thailand Securities Depository Co., Ltd. is its

For more information, please see the fund's prospectus at the Securities and  Exchange Commission's website at, and Bangkok Capital Asset
Management Co., Ltd.'s website at, as well as SET at
Trading Summary     
As of 27 March 2018    Unit: M.Baht
Type                   Buy                   Sell           Net
Institution        6,107.72       5,334.13           773.58
Proprietary      8,964.00       7,922.10        1,041.90
Foreign          25,264.19     25,304.84           -40.65
Individual      20,411.08     22,185.92      -1,774.84
Total Trading Value     60,746.99 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Most rally as U.S.-China trade war anxiety fades

* Asian shares ex-Japan rise more than 1 pct
* Philippines finishes 1.5 pct higher

    By Syed Saif Hussain Naqvi
March 27 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stock markets rose in line with global equities on Tuesday, after reports of
U.S.-China trade negotiations and Chinese premier's pledge to ease access for American businesses allayed fears of a trade war
between the two economies.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan  extended gains to finish over 1 percent higher, after Wall Street scored its best day in 2-1/2 years on Monday.
Philippine shares  .PSI  ended 1.5 percent higher, bolstered by financials.
"The Philippine market has nosedived from a high of 9,000, eventually down to 7,834 yesterday, which has inspired some buying appetite in the market," said Manny Cruz, analyst at Asiasec Equities Inc.
"The oversold nature of the market, boosted by gains in Wall Street has improved trading today."
Bank of the Philippine Islands  BPI.PS  was the biggest boost to the main index, soaring as much as 5.2 percent.
Vietnam shares  .VNI  ended flat, paring most of the session's gains that lifted had the index to an all-time top.
Gains in consumer staple stocks offset losses in financials, with Vietnam Dairy Products JSC  VNM.HM  gaining more than 2 percent and contributing most to the benchmark.
Indonesian shares  .JKSE  ended the session marginally higher, boosted mainly by healthcare and materials stocks.
The index of the country's 45 most liquid stocks rose 0.15 percent.
Singapore shares  .STI  ended 0.8 percent higher as financials gained.
  STOCK MARKETS                                    
  Market              Current         Previous    Pct Move
  Singapore         3439.35         3412.46        0.79
  Bangkok           1802.58         1801.1          0.08
  Manila              8047.03         7932.38        1.45
  Jakarta              6209.35         6200.172      0.15
  Kuala Lumpur  1862.45         1859.91        0.14
 Ho Chi Minh     1171.73          1171.22        0.04

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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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