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Singapore

17 May 2018

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 3.71 points or 0.11% higher to 3536.76, taking the year-to-date performance to +3.93%. For more details, go to www.sgx.com/research

The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 0.24%, OCBC Bank, which gained 0.08%, Singtel, which gained 0.59%, Venture, which declined 2.26% and UOB, with a 0.17% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.34%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.31%.

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

SPDR Gold Shares (-0.42%)

STI ETF (unchanged)

Lion-Phillip S-REIT (+0.10%)

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

CapitaLand Mall Trust (+0.48%)

Suntec REIT (-0.55%)

Ascendas REIT (+0.38%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI29400MBePW180628 (+2.38%)

HSI30800MBePW180530 (+3.53%)

HSI32200MBeCW180628 (-6.94%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW180808 (-6.32%)

OCBC Bk MB eCW181203 (unchanged)

UOB MB eCW180806 (-2.59%)
    
Singapore Stock Market
                            Thursday                Wednesday
*ST Index     3,536.76  +3.71         3,533.05  -7.18
Volume:             1,476.6M                  1,998.5M
Value:                 $1,023M                   $1,420M
Gainers/Losers:   174/225                    162/257


Malaysia

Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
17 May 2018

The FBM KLCI index lost 3.82 points or 0.21% on Thursday. The Finance Index fell 0.30% to 18319.57 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.68% to 1075.88 points and the Plantation Index down 0.96% to 7935.74 points. The market traded within a range of 12.65 points between an intra-day high of 1867.09 and a low of 1854.44 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include MYEG, SAPNRG, NEXGRAM, GKENT, NETX, MRCB, MYEG-C30, HIS-C3B, SAPNRGC58 and YTL. Trading volume increased to 3329.08 mil shares worth RM3783.83 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 3002.88 mil shares worth RM2911.66 mil.

Leading Movers were GENM (+25 sen to RM5.23), PETGAS (+34 sen to RM17.84), GENTING (+13 sen to RM8.82), KLCC (+11 sen to RM7.93) and PETCHEM (+6 sen to RM8.68). Lagging Movers were KLK (-98 sen to RM24.42), ASTRO (-5 sen to RM1.62), YTL (-3 sen to RM1.01), TM (-14 sen to RM4.78) and MAXIS (-13 sen to RM5.67). Market breadth was negative with 438 gainers as compared to 570 losers.

The KLCI tumbled to 1854.44 points despite overnight gain in US market. The performance of our local bourse was bogged down by selling interest in heavy weight counters such as KLK, Astro and YTL Corp.

 
Indonesia

Trading Summary

Date : Thursday, 17-May-2018
Description      Volume (Shares/Unit)          Value (Rupiah)          Frequency
ETF                                   266,300                     28,115,400                       19
Stock                       8,259,969,275          8,293,807,355,021             482,268
Right                                            0                                      0                        0
Warrant                        37,628,700                 3,903,990,600                 2,865
Total                        8,297,864,275           8,297,739,461,021            485,152

Thailand

Trading Summary     
As of 17 May 2018    Unit: M.Baht
Type                           Buy             Sell           Net
Institution           6,386.77       7,031.58         -644.81
Proprietary       11,500.95      10,506.21          994.74
Foreign             26,086.68      27,358.49     -1,271.81
Individual         27,238.75      26,316.88         921.88
Total Trading Value     71,213.15 M.Baht

Asean

SE Asia Stocks-Philippines falls over 2 pct, Indonesia gives up early gains


    * Indonesia posts lowest close since May 8
    * Philippines extends fall into second day
    * Vietnam closes 2.3 percent lower

    By Karthika Suresh Namboothiri
    
May 17 (Reuters) - Philippine shares fell over 2 percent on Thursday, hurt by holding firms and property companies, while Indonesian stocks erased early gains to close lower ahead of a central bank policy decision.
    
The Philippine Stock Exchange PSEI Index  .PSI  extended falls into a second session and closed 2.2 percent lower. It has declined 1.6 percent so far this month after three straight monthly falls.
    
Ayala Corp  AC.PS  dropped over 5 percent, while SM Prime Holdings  SMPH.PS  closed 3.7 percent lower.
    
A fall in March remittances would have also worried investors, said Fio De Jesus, an equity research analyst with
RCBC Securities in Manila.      
    
Indonesian shares   closed 0.4 percent lower after rising 1 percent intraday with financials being the top losers.
    
Bank Central Asia  BBCA.JK  declined 1.7 percent to its lowest close since late April, while United Tractors 
rose 4.3 percent.
    
Bank Indonesia will raise its key interest rate to support the rupiah and stabilise domestic markets, a majority of
economists in a Reuters poll said. The decision is due later in the day.
    
The rupiah  IDR=  has lost more than 5 percent against the dollar since late January despite central bank intervention, and in recent weeks has traded near its weakest level since December 2015.
    
Vietnam shares   declined 2.3 percent to a one-week closing low.
    
Malaysian shares   finished 0.2 percent lower, hurt by financials.
    
Earlier in the day, they gained 0.5 percent on the back of gains in consumer goods stocks after the new government said it  will introduce a sales and service tax to partly offset the shortfall in revenue from effectively scrapping the general sales tax (GST) from June.
    
Public Bank Bhd fell 0.7 percent, while plantation company Kuala Lumpur Kepong  KLKK.KL  ended nearly 4 percent lower.
    
Malaysia's annual economic growth slowed to 5.4 percent in the first quarter, data released by the central bank showed.
 
Thai shares  .SETI  closed slightly higher, aided by energy stocks. PTT Exploration and Production  PTTEP.BK  rose 6.5 percent with oil prices hitting their highest since November 2014.  
    
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
                          
 Market                Current       Previous close     Pct Move
 Singapore            3536.76           3533.05             0.11
 Bangkok              1751.2             1750.62             0.03
 Manila                 7694.12           7869.56            -2.23
 Jakarta                 5815.92           5841.464          -0.44
 Kuala Lumpur     1854.44           1858.26            -0.21
 Ho Chi Minh       1030.64           1054.62            -2.27
                                                                          
   



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 • Women Shariah scholars see gender gap closing
• Bank Indonesia may hold key rate as inflation hits 7 percent
• Bursa Malaysia to revamp business rules
• Private property prices hit new high in Singapore • Bangkok moves on mass transport
• Thai retailers are upbeat
• Rice exports likely to decline • Vietnamese PM projects 10-year socioeconomic plan

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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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