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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs  16 May 2014 


16 May 2014

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended -9.90 points lower or -0.39% to 3262.59, taking the year-to-date performance to +3.09%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained +0.23% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index decreased -0.08%. The top active stocks were Olam International (unchanged), CapitaMalls Asia (+4.91%), Noble (+3.27%), DBS (-0.06%) and SingTel (unchanged).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index (+2.34%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Technology Index are Silverlake Axis (unchanged) and STATS ChipPAC (+19.48%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Oil and Gas Index, which declined -0.82% with Keppel Corp’s share price declining -0.75% and Sembcorp Industries’ share price declining -1.10%. The FTSE ST Telecommunications Index decreased -0.03%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were IS MSCI India (+2.34%), IShares USD Asia HY Bond ETF (-0.37%), IShares USD Asia HY Bond ETF S$ (+0.44%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Keppel REIT (unchanged), Suntec REIT (unchanged), CapitaCommercial Trust (+2.48%).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI22200MBePW140627 (-3.00%), HSI22400MBeCW140627 (-0.94%), HSI21600MBePW140627 (-8.70%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were DBS MB eCW140901 (-4.84%), UOB MB eCW140801 (-9.09%), DBS MB ePW140701 (+3.00%).

Singapore Stock Market
                                  Friday                   Thursday
*ST Index           3,262.59  -9.9     3,272.49  +13.4
Volume:                 1,624.3M               1,656.2M
Value:                  $1,267.8M             $1,265.8M
Gainers/Losers:        189/205                  223/200


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
16 May 2014

The FBM KLCI index gained 3.51 points or 0.19% on Friday. The Finance Index fell 0.04% to 17083.85 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.35% to 1409.39 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.81% to 9366.11 points. The market traded within a range of 6.30 points between an intra-day high of 1883.34 and a low of 1877.04 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include MAS, PDZ, SMRT-WA, AZRB, SMRT, SKPRES, SONA-WA, MPAY, ETITECH and XDL. Trading volume increased to 1680.32 mil shares worth RM2301.91 mil as compared to Thursday’s 1628.66 mil shares worth RM2344.87 mil. Leading Movers were IOICORP (+9 sen to RM5.30), PETCHEM (+8 sen to RM6.83), TM (+10 sen to RM6.45), TENAGA (+6 sen to RM12.06) and KLK (+32 sen to RM25.02). Lagging Movers were PBBANK (-12 sen to RM19.84), DIGI (-3 sen to RM5.49), FGV (-6 sen to RM4.54), PPB (-1 sen to RM16.30) and AMMB (-4 sen to RM7.26). Market breadth was negative with 341 gainers as compared to 420 losers.

The FBM KLCI finished 3.51 points higher at 1883.34, despite overnight losses in the US market. The performance of our benchmark index was supported by gains in heavyweight counters such as IOI Corp, Telekom and Tenaga.


Indonesia's April auto sales rise 4.5 pct on the year

Indonesia's annual auto sales rose at a much slower pace in April than the previous month, data from the industry association Gaikindo showed on Friday.
Sales rose 4.5 percent, against 17.8 percent in March, and  were led by Toyota Motor Corp , Daihatsu Motor Co Ltd , and Suzuki Motor Corp.
However, sales fell 5.5 percent on a monthly basis, against a rise of 1.1 percent in the previous month.
Auto sales are one of the key indicators of domestic consumption, which accounts for more than half of the economy.
Here is a table of auto sales in 2013-2014, based on Gaikindo data.
Month          Volume       m/m         y/y
 Apr            106,811      -5.5        4.5
 Mar*         113,096        1.1      17.8
 Feb*          111,880        8.0        8.3
 Jan*          103,595        6.0         7.1
 Dec            97,691     -12.7        9.2
 Nov          111,841       -0.2        7.9
 Oct*         112,039       -3.4        5.0
 Sep*         115,974      48.6      13.6
 Aug            77,964      -30.5        2.0
 Jul*           112,178         7.6        9.4
 Jun            104,268         4.6        2.5
 May*          99,697        -2.5       4.4
 Apr           102,257         6.5      17.3
 Mar            95,996         -7.1       9.2

Trade Summary
Date As of:     16 May 2014    
Description                  Volume                           Value              Frequency
ETF                             81,900                  45,507,100                       224
Stock               5,906,609,507      9,015,315,321,176                230,508
Warrant                 29,713,100             2,302,793,200                    1,548
Total                5,936,404,507       9,017,663,621,476                232,280


Trading Summary

As of   16  May  2014         Unit: M.Baht
Type                              Buy               Sell                     Net
Institution                7,901.69        4,786.60           3,115.09     
Proprietary              4,704.82       4,418.47              286.36     
Foreign                 10,497.09      12,576.16         -2,079.06     
Individual              21,225.21      22,547.59         -1,322.38     
Total Trading Value     44,328.82 M.Baht       


Vietnam index up 1 pct at close; foreigners buy

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  rallied 1.04 percent on Friday as foreign investors bargain hunted shares that fell to low prices, analysts said.

 "The market is supported by steady and increasing purchase from foreign investors, while pressure from margin call has reduced," said analyst Nguyen Hoang Phuong at Ho Chi Minh City Securities.     

Foreigners have been net buyers on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange so far this month, with net purchase value totalling 1.4 trillion dong ($66.3 million) as of May 15, the exchange's data showed.
Most stocks gained, led by top insurer Baoviet Holdings  with a 3.94 percent advance. Hanoi-based lender BIDV , Vietnam's second-biggest bank by assets, also rose 2.11 percent.
But the index would not gain strong as investors are sensitive with news on the on-going conflict between Vietnam and China in the South China Sea, which could lead to any immediate selling in case of rising tension, Phuong said.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  at the close

                        VN Index      529.49             
                PREV. CLOSE      524.05             
                   % CHANGE       1.04%             
                    HIGH      529.49             
                     LOW      519.39             


SE Asia Stocks - Thai at two-week high amid hopes of political solution

Most Southeast Asian stocks gained on Friday, with Thai shares climbing to a two-week high amid hopes for a solution to the political crisis, while Indonesia rose for a fifth day with PT Bumi Resources Tbk  outperforming.
Bangkok's SET index   ended up 0.7 percent at  1,405.26, the highest close since May 2, with large cap stocks  leading the pack. The SET rose 2 percent on the week, the biggest gain since the week ended March 7.
Members of Thailand's Senate trying to devise a "road map" out of a long political crisis are expected on Friday to propose the appointment of an interim prime minister, a move which would infuriate supporters of a beleaguered caretaker government.

Jakarta's Composite Index  rose 0.8 percent on popular Jakarta Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo increasing chances in July's presidential election on Tuesday. The index, Southeast Asia's best performer this year according to Thomson Reuters data, notched up a weekly gain of 2.7 percent.

Shares of PT Bumi Resources extended gains on Friday, rising as much as 8.1 percent, after the Indonesian coal miner said earlier this week it swung to a net profit for its first quarter from a loss a year ago.

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  ended up 1.04 percent amid bargain hunting. It fell 2.4 percent on the week, the region's worst, amid concerns about an ongoing dispute between Vietnam and China over parts of South China Sea.  

 Stocks in Singapore  and Malaysia  posted modest gains on the week. Philippines  was down 0.4 percent on the week after seven consecutive weeks of gains.
 Market                             Current      Prev Close    Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*          423.56             423.04          +0.12
 Singapore                      3262.59           3272.49           -0.30
 Kuala Lumpur                1883.34           1879.83          +0.19
 Bangkok                        1405.26           1395.21          +0.72
 Jakarta                           5031.57           4991.63          +0.80
 Manila                            6817.71           6849.33           -0.46
 Ho Chi Minh                    529.49             524.05           +1.04

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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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