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05 March 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended -20.26 points lower or -0.59% to 3395.27, taking the year-to-date performance to +0.90%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined -0.18% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -0.17%. The top active stocks were SingTel (-1.20%), DBS (+0.05%), Keppel Land (-0.44%), OCBC Bank (-0.48%) and Global Logistic (unchanged).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Utilities Index (+1.66%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Utilities Index are United Envirotech (unchanged) and Hyflux  (+0.58%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Consumer Goods Index, which declined -1.31% with Wilmar International’s share price declining -0.61% and Thai Beverage’s share price declining -2.06%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the IS MSCI India (-1.22%), SPDR Gold Shares (-0.31%), DBXT MSCI Thailand TRN ETF (-0.38%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were CapitaMall Trust (+0.94%), Ascendas REIT (+2.02%), CapitaCom Trust (+0.28%).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI25000MBeCW150429 (-14.16%), HSI24200MBePW150429 (+10.53%), HSI23800MBePW150330 (+16.92%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were OCBC Bk MBeCW150803 (-6.36%), KepCorp MBeCW150901 (-2.73%), DBS MB eCW150420 (+1.96%).
 Singapore Stock Market
                                       Friday                         Thursday
*ST Index           3,415.75  +20.48            3,395.27  -20.26
Volume:                   572.8M                             1,237.7M
Value:                    $613.5M                                  $934M
Gainers/Losers:     181/163                                167/245


Trade Summary
Date As of:     Thursday, March 05, 2015    
Description               Volume                          Value        Frequency
Total               5,425,743,643     5,751,445,786,883       207,189
ETF                        1,079,200                103,511,600                 20
Stock              5,357,955,443    5,749,327,362,283       205,459
Warrant               66,709,000            2,014,913,000            1,710


Trading Summary

As of   5 March 2015  Unit: M.Baht   Unit: M.Bah
Type                                 Buy                        Sell                     Net
Institution                 6,395.70             5,541.40                854.31     
Proprietary               4,779.93             7,471.69           -2,691.76     
Foreign                   16,839.51           15,821.39             1,018.12     
Individual               39,009.27           38,189.94                819.33     

Total Trading Value     67,024.41 M.Baht     


Vietnam index ends down 0.6 pct, banks lead

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index   fell 0.58 percent to close at 596.91 points on Thursday, retreating from a multi-month high reached in the previous sessions as most big-caps lost ground.
 Hanoi-based Vietcombank , Vietnam's top lender by market value, led the decliners to fall 2.32 percent, followed by VietinBank , that decreased 2.08 percent and BIDV  with a 2.69 percent loss.
Trading volume, however, surged to a level unseen in more than five weeks, at 134 million shares, on extended robust trade by both foreign and domestic investors that had lifted the index to its highest since Nov. 17 on Wednesday.  
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  at the close.
                         VN Index       596.91              
                PREV. CLOSE       600.39              
                   % CHANGE       -0.58%              
                       HIGH        602.4              
                        LOW       596.75              


SE Asia Stocks-Thai index hits 6-wk closing low; Malaysia falls before rate decision

The Thai key stock index fell to a six-week closing low on Thursday as large caps traded ex-dividend while the Malaysian benchmark posted its worst fall in nearly two months amid broad-based selling ahead of the central bank's decision on interest rates.
Kuala Lumpur's composite index   was down 1.1 percent, the biggest single-day loss since Jan. 6, with twenty six out of 30 stocks measured by the index down. The index ended at 1,806.09, the lowest close since Feb. 13.
Malaysia's central bank kept its key interest rate unchanged at 3.25 percent on Thursday, as expected, saying inflation is only expected to trend higher after the first quarter of 2015.
The announcement came after markets closed for the day.
Thai SET index  eased 0.6 percent to 1,553.33, the lowest close since Jan. 21. Large caps going ex-dividend led the losers, including shares of Bangchak Petroleum    and  Electricity Generating .
Shares of telecoms firm Jasmine International  plunged nearly 20 percent, reflecting an absence of a rights to receive dividends.  
Stocks in Singapore , the Philippines   and Vietnam    ended in negative territory while Indonesia  erased most earlier gains.

 Market                      Current       Prev Close    Pct Move
 Singapore              3395.27             3415.53           -0.59
 Kuala Lumpur        1806.09            1825.54            -1.07
 Bangkok                1553.33             1562.84            -0.61
 Jakarta                   5450.95             5448.06           +0.05
 Manila                    7819.04              7847.83            -0.37
 Ho Chi Minh            596.91                600.39            -0.58

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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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