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06 March 2018

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 53.31 points or 1.55% higher to 3491.92, taking the year-to-date performance to +2.62%. For more observations, go to sgx.com/research

The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 1.96%, OCBC Bank, which gained 2.37%, UOB, which gained 2.28%, Genting Sing, which gained 0.89% and Singtel, with a 0.91% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.49%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.55%.

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

STI ETF (+1.16%)

Lion-Phillip S-REIT (-0.10%)

DBXT MSCI Indonesia ETF (-0.91%)

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

CapitaLand Mall Trust (+1.52%)

Ascendas REIT (+1.55%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (+1.18%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI31600MBeCW180427 (+27.89%)

HSI30400MBeCW180328 (+34.45%)

HSI31200MBeCW180328 (+40.58%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW180808 (+20.73%)

OCBC Bk MB eCW180702 (+26.23%)

UOB MB eCW180806 (+19.48%)

Singapore Stock Market
                           Tuesday                      Monday
*ST Index     3,491.92  +53.31         3,438.61  -40.59
Volume:               2,361.3M                   2,389.2M
Value:                   $1,495M                 $1,622.9M
Gainers/Losers:     284/150                      137/351


Malaysia

Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
6 March 2018

The FBM KLCI index gained 5.75 points or 0.31% on Tuesday. The Finance Index increased 0.49% to 18124.59 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.28% to 1154.75 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.17% to 8089.76 points. The market traded within a range of 4.42 points between an intra-day high of 1850.18 and a low of 1845.76 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include HGBLOB, NWP, WEGMANS, SAPNRG, TRIVE, HUAAN, HENGYUAN-CM, HIBISCS, DGB-WA and DGB. Trading volume increased to 2767.56 mil shares worth RM2779.78 mil as compared to Monday’s 2620.97 mil shares worth RM2405.07 mil.

Leading Movers were NESTLE (+910 sen to RM137.00), PMETAL (+21 sen to RM5.18), MAXIS (+21 sen to RM5.91), KLCC (+26 sen to RM7.89) and YTL (+3 sen to RM1.41). Lagging Movers were ASTRO (-6 sen to RM2.35), GENM (-12 sen to RM5.09), TM (-10 sen to RM5.62), PETDAG (-32 sen to RM25.18) and SIME (-3 sen to RM2.62). Market breadth was positive with 529 gainers as compared to 438 losers.

The KLCI inched up and closed higher at 1848.37 points despite overnight mixed performance in US market. The performance of our local bourse was lifted by buying interest in heavy weight counters led by Nestle.

Indonesia

Trade Summary
Date As of:     06 March 2018     
Description          Volume                          Value        Frequency
ETF                 1,064,300                172,938,600                    57
Stock         9,205,869,966       6,973,052,215,029           395,116
Warrant           48,108,242           15,422,915,740               1,810
Total          9,255,042,508       6,988,648,069,369            396,983

Thailand

SET renews MoU with IDX to enhance cross-border transactions

BANGKOK, March 6, 2018 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) today signed the renewal of memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX)
to enhance the synergized efforts on capital market development especially cross-border transactions, information technology and business opportunities between the two exchanges, as well as knowledge and experience sharing.

SET President Kesara Manchusree said, "The MoU between SET and IDX, spanning another five years from today to March 6, 2023, underscores SET's strategic plan to enhance fundraising and investment in order to create business opportunities for long-term growth in the region. The extension of the MoU period would further foster our long-term relationship and boost cross-border transactions from financial instruments such as Depository Receipts (DRs) and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) with Thai or Indonesian underlying assets. The agreement also embraces cooperation for product and technology development using new technology
for business operation, as well as information sharing to further strengthen the development of the two capital markets."

President Director of IDX Dr. Tito Sulistio said, "This MoU is a strategic milestone in the ongoing collaboration between IDX and SET. It commits us to work together more closely towards our common goals. IDX has its own uniqueness and strength, and so is SET. Through this MoU, we agree to exchange our knowledge and expertise to strengthen our markets, as well as to collaborate through listing of financial instruments and develop other areas of cooperation that will promote collaborative investment and business oportunities for both Exchanges and our market participants."

The MoU between SET and IDX started in 2006 under IDX's previous name: Jakarta Stock Exchange. SET has continuously supported IDX in various areas such as investor education and visits by IDX executives, staff and university students from Indonesia, among others.

Trading Summary

As of 6 March  2018
Type                       Buy             Sell             Net
Institution         7,370.22          6,553.89         816.33
Proprietary       9,140.59          9,757.30        -616.71
Foreign           28,127.86        26,962.57      1,165.29
Individual        35,259.92        36,624.84     -1,364.92
Total Trading Value     79,898.60 M.Baht

Asean

SE Asia Stocks-Vietnam bounces back, Singapore snaps five sessions of falls


* Vietnam closes 2.5 pct higher, Singapore up 1.6 pct
    * Philippines, Thailand extend falls into 5th session
    * Indonesia gives up early gains to close 0.8 pct lower

    By Susan Mathew
    
March 6 (Reuters) - Vietnam shares  .VNI  jumped 2.5 percent on Tuesday, bouncing back from the previous session's sharp
drop, while Singapore stocks  .STI  snapped five straight sessions of declines and closed 1.6 percent higher.
    
Asian shares also regained ground after U.S. President Donald Trump faced growing pressure from political allies to
pull back from proposed steel and aluminium tariffs, easing investor worries about an imminent trade war.  MKTS/GLOB
    
In Vietnam, real estate company Vingroup JSC  VIC.HM  led the gains, rising 4.8 percent, while Joint Stock Commercial Bank
for foreign trade of Viet Nam  VCB.HM  climbed 4.7 percent.
    
Lenders led the rise in Singapore with United Overseas Bank  UOBH.SI  and Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp  OCBC.SI  gaining
more than 2 percent each.
    
Philippine stocks  .PSI  slipped 0.3 percent, extending their falls into a fifth session after data showed that
inflation in February was higher than the central bank's target.
    
This might prompt the central bank to raise interest rates at its March meeting, or at least in the near future, said Manny
Cruz, an analyst at Manila-based Asiasec Equities Inc.
    
Losers were led by real estate company Ayala Land  ALI.PS with a drop of 1.1 percent, while food and beverage company
Universal Robina Corp  URC.PS  dropped 2.1 percent.
    
Foreign investors net sold 737.2 million pesos ($14.18 million) worth of shares on Tuesday.
    
Foreigners turned net sellers of Asian equities in February, with outflows hitting their highest in more than two years, amid
an increase in market volatility as well as a rise in U.S.Treasury yields.  
    
Indonesian shares  .JKSE  closed 0.8 percent lower after rising as much as 0.6 percent earlier. Consumer stocks were
among the top losers with Unilever Indonesia  UNVR.JK  shedding 2.7 percent and Bank Negara Indonesia  BBNI.JK  declining 3.9
percent.
    
An index of the nation's 45 most liquid stocks  .JKLQ45  was down more than 1 percent.
    
Thai shares  .SETI  dropped for a fifth consecutive session amid sharp selling in the afternoon session. Energy stocks led
the losers with Energy Absolute  EA.BK  shedding 15.9 percent.
    
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS:
    
 Market                Current         Previous      Pct Move
                                     close         
 Singapore           3491.92          3438.61          1.55
 Bangkok             1799.06         1808.89          -0.54
 Manila                8360.22          8386.17         -0.31
 Jakarta                6500.111        6550.593       -0.77
 Kuala Lumpur    1848.37          1842.62          0.31
 Ho Chi Minh      1120.29          1093.48          2.45
                             
   



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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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