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03 March 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 52.81 points or 1.94% higher to 2779.77, taking the year-to-date performance to -3.57%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 3.30%, OCBC Bank, which gained 3.49%, UOB, which gained 3.17%, SingTel, which gained 1.60% and JMH USD, with a 1.23% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 1.01%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.79%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which rose 5.22%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Keppel Corp and Sembcorp Industries – ended 5.65% higher and 5.58% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Technology Index, which slipped 1.07%. Silverlake Axis shares declined 2.44% and CSE Global gained 1.10%.

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

STI ETF (+1.46%)

SPDR Gold Shares (+1.15%)

IS MSCI India 100 (+1.94%)

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

Capitamall Trust (-1.39%)

Ascendas REIT (+0.84%)

Suntec REIT (+1.21%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI19800MBeCW160330 (-6.06%)

HSI19200MBePW160330 (+1.37%)

HSI20600MBeCW160330 (-6.06%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW161004 (+17.37%)

KepCorp MBeCW161212 (+18.81%)

UOB MB eCW160711 (+16.77%)

For real time price updates throughout the course of the trading day, investors can access and sort market information here.
 Singapore Stock Market
                              Thursday                      Wednesday
*ST Index       2,787.62  +60.66         2,726.96  +44.57
Volume:                  2,046M                      1,981.7M
Value:                $1,837.4M                    $1,524.5M
Gainers/Losers:     258/162                         285/124


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
3 March 2016

The FBM KLCI index lost 2.83 points or 0.17% on Thursday. The Finance Index fell 0.30% to 14225.65 points, the Properties Index up 0.13% to 1138.46 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.20% to 7864.59 points. The market traded within a range of 15.64 points between an intra-day high of 1699.96 and a low of 1684.32 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include AAX, AAX-WA, AIRASIA, KNM, APFT, VIVOCOM, SONA-WA, EKA, TIGER and SKH. Trading volume increased to 1866.02 mil shares worth RM2249.45 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 1664.69 mil shares worth RM2278.63 mil.

Leading Movers were RHBCAP (+10 sen to RM5.56), SKPETRO (+3 sen to RM2.08), PPB (+14 sen to RM16.32), HLFG (+12 sen to RM14.28) and ASTRO (+2 sen to RM2.77). Lagging Movers were CIMB (-15 sen to RM4.50), MAXIS (-16 sen to RM6.26), AMMB (-10 sen to RM4.42), YTL (-2 sen to RM1.56) and BAT (-48 sen to RM57.28). Market breadth was negative with 411 gainers as compared to 415 losers.

The KLCI failed to maintain in positive territory and closed marginally lower at 1688.20 points amid overnight gains in US Market as oil price edged higher. The performance of our local bourse was limited as profit taking kicked in following the rally in the past two days.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     03 March 2016     
Description       Volume                                Value     Frequency
ETF                      5,300                          4,227,000                 12
Stock     5,478,784,221           6,534,872,362,399       306,613
Warrant       13,822,300                     190,712,400               394
Total      5,492,611,821          6,535,067,301,799        307,019


Trading Summary

As of 3 March 2016  Unit: M.Baht  
Type                          Buy                 Sell            Net
Institution         6,516.41        8,051.68       -1,535.28
Proprietary        8,240.90        6,766.05        1,474.85
Foreign           18,450.49      13,269.50        5,180.99
Individual        28,714.20     33,834.77       -5,120.57
Total Trading Value     61,922.00 M.Baht


Vietnam shares flat in mixed trade

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  stood flat at the close on Thursday as gains in energy stocks helped offset losses in most shares on profit-taking.
PetroVietnam Gas  GAS.HM  extended its winning streak to a fifth consecutive session with a 2.49 percent rise after oil prices edged up as an upcoming meeting of oil producing countries overshadowed record high U.S. stockpiles.   
Vietcombank  VCB.HM , the country's top lender by market value, dipped 0.24 percent and BIDV  BID.HM  also dropped 0.55 percent.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

            VN Index    570.39             
         PREV. CLOSE    570.18             
            % CHANGE    +0.04%             
                HIGH    573.88             
                 LOW    569.39             

SE Asia Stocks-Singapore posts best gain in over 2 weeks; inflows lift others

Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Thursday, with Singapore posting its biggest gain in more than two weeks and Philippine index touching over two-month high, as upbeat data on U.S. jobs lifted sentiment in Asia.  
The key Straits Times Index  .STI  jumped 2.2 percent, the best single day rise since Feb. 15. Better risk sentiment in the region prompted investors buying risky assets again despite data showing activity in the city-state's factories fell in February.
Thai stocks  .SETI  notched up about 1 percent gain in a choppy session as weak consumer confidence data brought in some profit taking. Indonesia  .JKSE , where consumer confidence remained optimistic in February, gained slightly.  
Philippine composite index  .PSI  advanced for a third day to the highest close since Dec. 28, with inflows continuing for a third day, stock exchange data showed. Vietnam  .VNI  erased early losses to finish the day in positive
Malaysia  .KLSE , bucking the trend, was slightly down a day after the index closed at a more than two-month closing high on inflows. Malaysia's exports in January are expected to have grown at a faster pace than the previous month. The data is due out on Friday.  
Foreign inflows to the region continued this month amid strength in regional currencies, with net inflows of Thai shares on Thursday worth 5.2 billion baht ($147 million) and Malaysia worth 392 million ringgit ($95 million).
 Market                    Current         Prev Close    Pct Move
 Singapore               2787.62            2726.96          +2.22
 Kuala Lumpur       1688.20            1691.03           -0.17
 Bangkok                 1379.33            1365.31           +1.03
 Jakarta                    4844.04            4836.19           +0.16
 Manila                    6963.44             6882.45          +1.18
 Ho Chi Minh            570.39               570.18          +0.04

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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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