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21 May 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 0.18 points or 0.01% higher to 3439.86, taking the year-to-date performance to +2.22%.

The top active stocks today were Global Logistic, which gained 2.92%, Singtel, which gained 0.47%, Suntec REIT, which gained 1.11%, Wilmar Intl, which gained 3.36% and CapitaLand, with a 0.28% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.05%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.49%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which rose 1.97%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Raffles Medical Group and Biosensors International Group – ended 2.87% higher and 1.90% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Technology Index, which slipped 4.26%. Silverlake Axis shares declined 8.05% and STATS ChipPAC remained unchanged.

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

DBXT iBoxx Korea ETF (+0.35%)

CIMB FTSE Asean40 (+2.76%)

IS MSCI India (+0.53%)

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

Suntec REIT (+1.11%)

Ascendas REIT (-0.79%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (+0.61%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI27000MBePW150629 (-2.92%)

HSI28200MBeCW150629 (+4.72%)

HSI26400MBePW150730 (unchanged)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

YangzijiMBeCW160606 (unchanged)

YangzijiMBeCW160104 (+4.41%)

DBS MB eCW151001 (-1.72%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                                         Thursday                        Wednesday
*ST Index               3,439.86  +0.18              3,439.68  -14.36
Volume:                    2,125.5M                            1,573.5M
Value:                     $2,213.2M                          $1,057.5M
Gainers/Losers:         186/225                              175/233


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
21 May 2015

The FBM KLCI index lost 15.07 points or 0.83% on Thursday. The Finance Index fell 0.82% to 16000.02 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.91% to 1293.29 points and the Plantation Index down 0.12% to 7510.79 points. The market traded within a range of 17.37 points between an intra-day high of 1810.71 and a low of 1793.34 during the session. Actively traded stocks include FRONTKN, AAX-OR, CAP, CAP-WA, NEXGRAM, KANGER, AAX, NOVAMSC, UNISEM-WA and AT.

Trading volume increased to 2447.20 mil shares worth RM2284.95 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 1921.92 mil shares worth RM1941.52 mil.

Leading Movers were FGV (+3 sen to RM2.09), BAT (+46 sen to RM64.50), KLK (+16 sen to RM22.56), HLBANK (+6 sen to RM13.98) and GENM (+1 sen to RM4.33). Lagging Movers were SKPETRO (-9 sen to RM2.56), DIGI (-16 sen to RM5.79), AXIATA (-17 sen to RM6.55), IHH (-15 sen to RM5.85) and CIMB (-15 sen to RM5.86). Market breadth was negative with 259 gainers as compared to 628 losers.

The KLCI fell below the 1800-point level, closing at 1795.04 points. Market sentiment turned bearish in the late afternoon session, dragging down by the uncertainties in Greece and weak economic data from China. Meanwhile, the 11th Malaysia Plan that unveiled in the afternoon offered little excitement to the market, prompting profit-taking activities.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     21 May 2015    
Description              Volume                           Value              Frequency
ETF                              7,000                    3,833,500                         10
Stock            5,940,295,291    7,708,569,430,185               226,893
Warrant                8,338,400               916,646,200                   4,340
Total              5,948,640,691    7,709,489,909,885              231,243


Trading Summary

As of  21 May   2015  Unit: M.Baht   Unit: M.Bah
Type                              Buy                 Sell                 Net
Institution              4,328.22       4,589.94          -261.72
Proprietary            3,366.87       3,573.00          -206.13
Foreign                10,559.34       9,616.64            942.70
Individual             21,897.34     22,372.19          -474.86
Total Trading Value     40,151.77 M.Baht


Vietnam index nearly flat after strong jump

 Vietnam's benchmark VN Index   edged up 0.01 percent at the break on Thursday in mixed trade after a surge in the previous session.
Banks outperformed the market, led by Hanoi-based Vietcombank , Vietnam's top lender by market value, with a 1.01 percent rise, while PetroVietNam Gas, the country's biggest firm by capitalisation, fell 0.79 percent.
Volume stood at 60 million shares by midday, compared to the five-day average of 94 million, Reuters data showed, which analysts said is positive as investors are yet to offload shares for quick profits after Wednesday's surprising jump.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index   at midday

                     VN Index   550.13             
            PREV. CLOSE   550.10             
                % CHANGE    +0.01             
                   HIGH   554.00             
                    LOW   547.95             


SE Asia Stocks-Indonesia ends at near 1-mth high after S&P upgrades outlook

 Indonesia's key stock index  closed at a near one-month high on Thursday as Standard & Poor's upgraded the country's sovereign ratings outlook, while the Malaysian benchmark hit a two-month closing low after Prime Minister Najib Razak laid out his government's growth strategy  for the next five years.
Standard & Poor's on Thursday raised the outlook on  Indonesia's BB-plus sovereign rating to positive from stable,  acknowledging the Southeast Asian nation's improved policies aimed at better monetary and financial sector management.     
 The Jakarta composite index   closed 0.4 percent  higher at 5,313.21, the highest in almost a month, led by large caps. Bank Mandiri  <BMRI.JK>  jumped 3 percent, while Telkom Indonesia   hit a near two-week closing high amid foreign buying.
 In Malaysia, Prime Minister Najib Razak laid out his government's growth strategy for the next five years on Thursday, mixing spending on infrastructure with populist pledges on jobs and housing as he looks to shore up support amid growing criticism.
The Kuala Lumpur composite index  ended the day down 0.8 percent, its lowest close since March 17. Among actively  traded stocks, Axiata Group  dropped 2.5 percent and Maybank  fell 1.3 percent.
The Malaysian bourse said foreign investors were net sellers worth 168 million ringgit ($46.65 million).
Fund flows to the region were mixed. The Philippines posted net foreign selling of 648 million pesos ($14.57 million).
 Indonesia and Thailand    brought in net foreign inflows worth 323 billion rupiah ($24.61 million) and 942 million baht ($28.19 million), respectively.

 Market                     Current         Prev Close      Pct Move
 Singapore               3439.86            3439.68             +0.01
 Kuala Lumpur        1795.04             1810.11             -0.83
 Bangkok                 1526.25             1520.11            +0.40
 Jakarta                    5313.21             5292.75            +0.39
 Manila                    7835.38             7881.93             -0.59
 Ho Chi Minh            552.56               550.10            +0.45

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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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