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08 March 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 47.05 points or 1.67% lower to 2776.46, taking the year-to-date performance to -3.69%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 1.69%, Keppel Corp, which declined 6.94%, SingTel, which declined 0.80%, OCBC Bank, which declined 0.92% and Ezra, with a 2.91% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 1.28%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 1.12%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which declined 0.53%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Raffles Medical Group and Biosensors International Group- ended 0.23% lower and 0.61% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which slipped 7.16%. Keppel Corp shares declined 6.94% and Sembcorp Industries declined 9.09%.

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

SPDR Gold Shares (+0.64%)

STI ETF (-1.77%)

DBXT MSCI Indonesia ETF 10 (-1.85%)

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

Ascendas REIT (-1.67%)

Capitamall Trust (-0.94%)

Capitacom Trust (-1.74%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI20200MBeCW160428 (-17.95%)

HSI19800MBeCW160330 (-13.57%)

HSI19600MBePW160428 (unchanged)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW160711 (-12.06%)

KepCorp MBeCW161212 (-24.18%)

NKY 15500MBePW160610 (+5.22%)

For real time price updates throughout the course of the trading day, investors can access and sort market information here.

 Singapore Stock Market
                             Tuesday                    Monday
*ST Index        2,778.77  -44.74        2,823.51  -13.49
Volume:                2,595.3M                2,794.6M
Value:                 $1,389.6M               $1,542.9M
Gainers/Losers:       128/304                 268/168


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
8 March 2016

The FBM KLCI index lost 10.07 points or 0.59% on Tuesday. The Finance Index fell 0.38% to 14339.44 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.32% to 1132.79 points and the Plantation Index down 0.23% to 7839.53 points. The market traded within a range of 21.55 points between an intra-day high of 1706.08 and a low of 1684.53 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include AAX-WA, CHINHIN, AAX, XOX, AIRASIA, ARMADA, XOX-WA, SUMATEC, HSI-HT and TALAMT. Trading volume decreased to 2005.63 mil shares worth RM2065.80 mil as compared to Monday’s 2436.57 mil shares worth RM2453.86 mil.

Leading Movers were AMMB (+5 sen to RM4.53), SKPETRO (+2 sen to RM2.12), RHBCAP (+5 sen to RM5.73), PETCHEM (+1 sen to RM6.86) and PETDAG (+2 sen to RM24.76). Lagging Movers were GENTING (-31 sen to RM8.35), GENM (-13 sen to RM4.24), ASTRO (-7 sen to RM2.72), DIGI (-10 sen to RM4.92) and BAT (-96 sen to RM56.04). Market breadth was negative with 286 gainers as compared to 568 losers.

The KLCI halted its winning streak and closed lower at 1687.86 points amid mixed performance in US markets. The performance of our local bourse was bogged down by selling in heavy weight counters such as Genting, Astro and Digi.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     08 March 2016     
Description        Volume                         Value          Frequency
ETF                    56,100                46,810,500                     06
Stock       5,010,276,667     6,416,694,577,098             307,871
Warrant         10,429,700              158,840,600                    331
Total        5,020,762,467     6,416,900,228,198              308,208


Trading Summary

As of 8 March 2016  Unit: M.Baht  
Type                        Buy             Sell                 Net
Institution            3,669.02      9,172.78       -5,503.76
Proprietary          7,250.94      7,234.56             16.38
Foreign              17,127.09     16,486.24          640.85
Individual           41,208.70     36,362.18       4,846.52
Total Trading Value     69,255.75 M.Baht


Vietnam shares edge down; energy stocks drop on profit-taking           

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index .VNI  ended down 0.26 percent on Tuesday, snapping a five-day winning streak, with most shares heading south.
PetroVietnam Gas  GAS.HM  led the decliners, dropping 2.43 percent after seven straight sessions of gains as investors took
Steel maker Hoa Phat Group  HPG.HM  bucked the trend to rally 3.96 percent on higher steel demand that may help boost
the company's profit, analysts said.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close
          VN Index   574.71            
       PREV. CLOSE   576.20            
          % CHANGE   -0.26%            
              HIGH   579.87            
               LOW   574.53            


SE Asia Stocks-Fall on weak Chinese data, domestic-led selling

Most Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Tuesday as weak February trade data from China
triggered selling in Asia, sending recent outperformers such as Singapore and Thai stocks more than 1 percent lower.
Singapore's Straits Times Index  .STI  slipped 1.6 percent to 2,778.77. The index had closed at a more than two-month high
of 2,837 on Friday.
Thai SET index  .SETI  ended down 1.5 percent, reversing a near four-month closing high on Monday.
The weak market sentiment also came after Thai central bank said it planned to lower its 2016 economic growth forecast from
3.5 percent seen in December due to increased downside risk.
In Kuala Lumpur, stocks  .KLSE  fell modestly, a day ahead of Malaysia's central bank review of its overnight policy rate
MYINTR=ECI  expected to be kept steady at 3.25 percent.
Indonesia  .JKSE  posted a second straight loss ahead of a public holiday on Wednesday, while Vietnam shares  .VNI  edged
down as energy stocks dropped on profit-taking  
The Philippines  .PSI  bucked the trend, finishing up 0.3 percent, with foreigners net buying shares for a second day,
worth 853 million peso ($18.2 million).
Most other markets reported foreign inflows, with Indonesia standing at 44 billion rupiah ($3.4 million), Malaysia at 51
million ringgit ($12.4 million) and Thailand clocking 641 million baht ($18.1 million).
 Market                  Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 Singapore              2778.77         2823.51          -1.58
 Kuala Lumpur       1687.86          1697.93          -0.59
 Bangkok               1374.62          1395.75          -1.51
 Jakarta                  4811.04          4831.57          -0.42
 Manila                  6915.51          6892.69          +0.33
 Ho Chi Minh           574.71           576.20           -0.26

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