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02 March 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 44.57 points or 1.66% higher to 2726.96, taking the year-to-date performance to -5.40%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 2.89%, Global Logistic, which gained 4.49%, OCBC Bank, which gained 2.59%, SingTel, which gained 0.81% and UOB, with a 2.68% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.74%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 1.36%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which rose 3.04%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Keppel Corp and Sembcorp Industries – ended 3.39% higher and 2.50% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Real Estate Investment Trusts Index, which rose 0.31%. CapitaMall Trust shares declined 0.46% and Ascendas REIT remained unchanged.

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

DBXT Iboxx Korea ETF 5 (unchanged)

STI ETF (+1.86%)

Ishares USD Asia Bond ETF (-0.29%)

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

Capitamall Trust (-0.46%)

Ascendas REIT (unchanged)

Mapletree Log Tr (+0.52%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI19800MBeCW160330 (+48.32%)

HSI20200MBeCW160428 (+46.08%)

HSI18000MBePW160428 (-30.10%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW161004 (+15.97%)

KepCorp MBeCW161212 (+13.48%)

UOB MB eCW160711 (+14.82%)

For real time price updates throughout the course of the trading day, investors can access and sort market information here.
 Singapore Stock Market
                               Wednesday                    Tuesday
*ST Index          2,726.96  +44.57        2,682.39  +15.88
Volume:                 1,981.7M                      1,406.8M
Value:                  $1,524.5M                    $1,466.7M
Gainers/Losers:       285/124                         233/147


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
2 March 2016

The FBM KLCI index gained 20.21 points or 1.21% on Wednesday. The Finance Index increased 0.91% to 14268.24 points, the Properties Index up 0.11% to 1136.99 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.35% to 7848.88 points. The market traded within a range of 16.38 points between an intra-day high of 1691.03 and a low of 1674.65 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include AIRASIA, AAX, APFT, SKH, SKPETRO, GENETEC, MINETEC, XOX, TIGER and JADI. Trading volume decreased to 1664.69 mil shares worth RM2278.63 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 1673.90 mil shares worth RM1648.28 mil.

Leading Movers were SKPETRO (+8 sen to RM2.05), MAXIS (+22 sen to RM6.42), DIGI (+15 sen to RM5.08), SIME (+20 sen to RM7.90) and GENTING (+17 sen to RM8.39). Lagging Movers were UMW (-8 sen to RM6.97), KLCC (-3 sen to RM7.02), KLK (-2 sen to RM23.88), GENM (-0 sen to RM4.31) and PETDAG (-2 sen to RM25.00). Market breadth was positive with 478 gainers as compared to 375 losers.

The KLCI closed higher at 1691.03 points with last minute spike before the closing bell amid overnight gains in US Market following the better-than-expected manufacturing data. The performance of our local bourse was in tandem with our regional peers and lifted by buying interest in heavy weight counters such as SapuraKencana Petroleum, Maxis and


Trade Summary
Date As of:     02 March 2016     
Description        Volume                            Value              Frequency
ETF                       14,300                       7,255,400                     11
Stock        4,352,746,330        6,268,909,689,296           278,036
Warrant          18,181,600                   271,861,800               1,046
Total         4,370,942,230        6,269,188,806,496           279,093


Trading Summary

As of 2 March 2016  Unit: M.Baht  
Type                              Buy             Sell                  Net
Institution             9,321.53       5,812.66      3,508.87
Proprietary            6,934.64       6,283.40         651.24
Foreign                18,025.21     14,419.51      3,605.70
Individual            34,579.85     42,345.67     -7,765.81
Total Trading Value     68,861.23 M.Baht


Vietnam shares end at 8-week high, banks lead           

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  rose 1.54 percent and closed at its highest level since
Jan. 6 on Wednesday, tracking regional markets, which rallied to two-month highs. 
Banks led the gainers with two-third of the country's six listed lenders advancing. Vietcombank  VCB.HM , Vietnam's
second-biggest bank by market value, rose 2.46 percent and BIDV  BID.HM  climbed 3.39 percent.
Shares of insurance companies also jumped, with BaoViet Holdings  BVH.HM  advancing 6.73 percent.
The index, Southeast Asia's best performer last year, posted the biggest one-day jump since Jan. 25.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

          VN Index  570.18            
       PREV. CLOSE  561.56            
          % CHANGE  +1.54%            
              HIGH  570.18            
               LOW  562.97            


SE Asia Stocks-Rise on inflows; Philippines gains most in 5 weeks

Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Wednesday as foreign investors bought into beaten down stocks on improved global risk appetite, with Philippines posting its best gain in five weeks and the Thai index hitting a more than 3-month peak.
The Philippine composite index  .PSI  was up 2.3 percent, its best single day increase since Jan. 27, with Megaworld Corp  MEG.PS  and Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company  TEL.PS  leading the way on foreign investor-led buying.
Thai SET index  .SETI  advanced 1.4 percent to 1,365.31, the highest close since Nov. 26. It breached the key 1,350 level, with trading volumes nearly two times a 30-day average, as foreign investors turned net buyers for the first time in four days.
Among outperformers, Singapore's Straits Times Index  .STI  climbed 1.7 percent to a near two-month high ahead of the city-state's February factory activity data later in the day.

Asian shares rallied to two-month highs.  
Attractive valuations across the region drew in equity investors, brokers said
Foreigners net bought Thai shares worth 3.6 billion baht ($101 million), 350 million ringgit ($84 million) worth
Malaysian stocks, 482 billion rupiah ($36 million) in Indonesian equities, and 1 billion peso ($21.14 million) in the


 Market                   Current       Prev Close    Pct Move
 Singapore               2726.96         2682.39       +1.66
 Kuala Lumpur       1691.03         1670.82       +1.21
 Bangkok                 1365.31         1346.95       +1.36
 Jakarta                    4836.19         4779.98       +1.18
 Manila                    6882.45         6729.53        +2.27
 Ho Chi Minh            570.18           561.56        +1.54

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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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