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11 May 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 18.79 points or 0.54% higher to 3470.8, taking the year-to-date performance to +3.14%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 0.38%, SingTel, which gained 0.93%, UOB, which gained 0.99%, Sembcorp Ind, which declined 1.83% and Keppel Corp, with a closed unchanged.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.09%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.15%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index, which rose 2.07%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Silverlake Axis and STATS ChipPAC – ended 4.07% higher and remained unchanged respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Utilities Index, which slipped 1.39%. United Envirotech shares gained 1.70% and Hyflux remained unchanged.

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

SPDR Gold Shares (-0.09%)

STI ETF (+0.86%)

DBXT FTSE Vietnam ETF (-0.37%)

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

CapitaCom Trust (unchanged)

CapitaMall Trust (+0.94%)

Ascendas REIT (-0.41%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI28200MBeCW150629 (+1.89%)

HSI26200MBePW150629 (-9.35%)

HSI27800MBeCW150528 (-2.50%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

KepCorp MBeCW150901 (-3.37%)

NOL MB eCW160201 (-2.08%)

DBS MB eCW151001 (+3.15%)

 Singapore Stock Market
                                      Monday                               Friday
*ST Index              3,470.8  +18.79            3,452.01  +19.23
Volume:                   1,125.8M                          1,222.9M
Value:                       $801.7M                            $990.9M
Gainers/Losers:       221/179                             236/200


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
11 May 2015

The FBM KLCI index lost 2.16 points or 0.12% on Monday. The Finance Index increased 0.14% to 16083.96 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.14% to 1318.25 points and the Plantation Index down 0.76% to 7455.78 points. The market traded within a range of 10.67 points between an intra-day high of 1814.24 and a low of 1803.57 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include VSOLAR, KANGER-WA, KANGER, LUSTER, DGB, FRONTKN, NEXGRAM, APFT, NOVAMSC and K1. Trading volume increased to 1541.13 mil shares worth RM1602.60 mil as compared to Friday’s 1518.07 mil shares worth RM1973.08 mil.

Leading Movers were AXIATA (+12 sen to RM6.74), IHH (+8 sen to RM6.00), PPB (+12 sen to RM15.32), CIMB (+4 sen to RM5.93) and SKPETRO (+1 sen to RM2.78). Lagging Movers were MISC (-17 sen to RM8.41), KLK (-40 sen to RM21.72), IOICORP (-7 sen to RM4.13), TENAGA (-18 sen to RM13.80) and YTL (-2 sen to RM1.65). Market breadth was negative with 342 gainers as compared to 484 losers.

The KLCI erased its earlier gains and ended marginally lower at 1805.49 points as investors’ sentiment remained cautious, despite the gains in Wall Street on last Friday that buoyed by encouraging data from US jobs report and decline in unemployment rate.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     11 May 2015    
Description                Volume                          Value        Frequency
Total               7,955,704,101     4,869,474,858,414        184,488
ETF                              22,400                  18,353,400                  21
Stock              7,951,858,401    4,869,194,688,314         183,920
Right                                   00                                 00                   00
Warrant                  3,823,300               261,816,700                 547


Trading Summary

As of  11 May   2015  Unit: M.Baht
Type                                      Buy                      Sell                   Net
Institution                          6,101.55            4,252.17           1,849.37
Proprietary                        2,788.21            4,865.44          -2,077.24
Foreign                              9,436.16            7,763.09           1,673.07
Individual                        13,718.62           15,163.83         -1,445.21
Total Trading Value     32,044.53 M.Baht


Vietnam index ends down 0.5 pct as selling picks up

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index   fell 0.51 percent to close lower on Monday, dragged by selling after two sessions of gains late last week.
Selling strengthened in the afternoon session after buying gave a minor boost to the index following its gains last Thursday and Friday. 
 Stocks of 126 firms declined, led by a 0.79-percent fall in Petrovietnam Gas, the biggest listed firm, while 79 shares gained and overall, 108.34 million shares changed hand, above the five-day average of 91.53 million, based on Thomson Reuters data.         
 Here is a snapshot of the VN Index    at the close

                         VN Index       551.67              
                PREV. CLOSE       554.51              
                   % CHANGE       -0.51%              
                       HIGH        556.2              
                        LOW       550.57              


SE Asia Stocks-Fall after late selling; Singapore bucks trend

Most Southeast Asian stock markets retreated on Monday, with Thai benchmark ending at its day's low as domestic investors cashed in quick gains, but
stocks in Singapore extended gains to a near one-week high helped by select large caps.
Bangkok's SET index  closed down 0.6 percent at 1,501.30. Late selling hit banking shares, sending Krung Thai Bank Pcl   0.5 percent lower and Siam Commercial Bank down 1.2 percent.
Retail investors and brokers were net sellers for the day, stock exchange data showed, while foreign investors bought a net  1.67 billion baht ($50 million) after seven sessions of net selling worth 9.6 billion baht ($285 million).   
 Foreign investors led selling in Malaysia , the Philippines   and Indonesia , recording net outflows of 165.74 million ringgit, 832 million peso and 66.7 billion rupiah, respectively.
 Singapore's Straits Times Index  was up 0.5 percent  at 3,470.80, the highest closing level since May 5. Shares of Singapore Telecommunications  and United Overseas Bank  both rose almost 1 percent.
China's interest rate cut kept shares worldwide near record highs on Monday, though euro zone bourses, bonds and the euro were pegged back by a lack of progress in resolving Greece's financing woes.  
 Singapore's index could weaken towards 3,370 if Greece fail in its reform talk efforts and default on its debt, according to Singapore's based broker NRA Capital report.

 Market                      Current           Prev Close      Pct Move
 Singapore                3470.80               3452.01           +0.54
 Kuala Lumpur         1805.49              1807.65             -0.21
 Bangkok                  1501.30               1510.51            -0.61
 Jakarta                     5172.48               5182.21           -0.19
 Manila                     7777.90               7763.21           +0.19
 Ho Chi Minh             551.67                 554.51            -0.51

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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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