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22 May 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 10.32 points or 0.30% higher to 3450.18, taking the year-to-date performance to +2.53%.

The top active stocks today were Keppel Corp, which gained 0.91%, Singtel, which gained 0.47%, Suntec REIT, which declined 0.55%, Global Logistic, which gained 0.71% and CapitaLand, with a 0.28% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.20%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.33%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index, which rose 3.14%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Silverlake Axis and STATS ChipPAC – ended 5.83% higher and 0.98% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which slipped 0.45%. Raffles Medical Group shares increase 0.47% and Biosensors International Group declined 0.62%.

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

DBXT MSCI Asia Ex Japan ETF (+1.08%)

Nikko Am Singapore STI ETF (+0.28%)

SPDR Gold Shares (+0.15%)

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

Suntec REIT (-0.55%)

Ascendas REIT (+1.20%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (-0.30%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI29000MBeCW150629 (+25.61%)

HSI27000MBePW150629 (-18.07%)

HSI28200MBeCW150629 (+19.55%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

ChinaMobiMBeCW151005 (+13.53%)

SingtelMBeCW160603 (+3.13%)

YangzijiMBeCW160606 (-0.83%)

Singapore Stock Market
                                      Friday                          Thursday
*ST Index           3,450.18  +10.32          3,439.86  +0.18
Volume:                  1,601.8M                       2,125.5M
Value:                   $1,090.5M                     $2,213.2M
Gainers/Losers:      254/171                          186/225


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
22 May 2015

The FBM KLCI index lost 7.54 points or 0.42% on Friday. The Finance Index fell 0.33% to 15947.77 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.41% to 1287.98 points and the Plantation Index down 0.25% to 7491.74 points. The market traded within a range of 18.35 points between an intra-day high of 1798.46 and a low of 1780.11 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include AAX-OR, FRONTKN, FBMKLCI-HD, CAP, AAX, FBMKLCI-HI, FBMKLCI-HG, IFCAMSC, DIGI and AEM. Trading volume decreased to 1583.28 mil shares worth RM1931.78 mil as compared to Thursday’s 2447.20 mil shares worth RM2284.95 mil.

Leading Movers were SKPETRO (+7 sen to RM2.63), PETGAS (+22 sen to RM22.20), HLFG (+16 sen to RM16.50), DIGI (+5 sen to RM5.84) and IHH (+5 sen to RM5.90). Lagging Movers were TENAGA (-30 sen to RM13.70), SIME (-19 sen to RM8.75), CIMB (-11 sen to RM5.75), IOICORP (-6 sen to RM4.03) and GENTING (-13 sen to RM8.75). Market breadth was negative with 296 gainers as compared to 498 losers.

The KLCI extended its losing streak after closing lower at 1787.50 points, mainly dragged down by heavy losses in key heavyweight namely Tenaga, CIMB, and Sime Darby. Sell off on Bursa Malaysia continued amid absence of fresh positive leads.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     22 May 2015    
Description              Volume                          Value           Frequency
ETF                               4,400                    2,291,800                    04
Stock             4,933,422,417    4,819,239,994,274          191,821
Warrant                 6,779,100               284,617,100                  489
Total              4,940,205,917    4,819,526,903,174          192,314


Trading Summary

As of  22 May   2015  Unit: M.Baht   Unit: M.Bah
Type                              Buy                   Sell                  Net
Institution                 4,412.64       4,051.74               360.90
Proprietary               3,403.07       4,122.82              -719.75
Foreign                   12,086.43       9,783.86             2,302.57
Individual                18,609.95     20,553.67           -1,943.72
Total Trading Value     38,512.10 M.Baht


Vietnam index closes at 4-wk high, trade deal progress aids sentiment

 Vietnam's benchmark VN Index   rose 1.68 percent on Friday, marking its highest close since April 27 and outperforming other markets in the region on news about a Pacific trade deal, analysts said.
Hanoi-based Vietcombank, the nation's top lender by market value, closed 5.5 percent higher at 42,200 dong ($1.94) after hitting a record high of 42,300 dong, while PetroVietNam Gas , the country's biggest firm by capitalisation, rose 1.59 percent.
Legislation key to sealing a Pacific trade pact passed another important test in the U.S. Senate on Thursday, boosting hopes for a deal that is central to President Barack Obama's strategic shift toward Asia.
Analysts said the Vietnamese stock market, after weeks of selling amid lack of news, rebounded on the Trans Pacific Partnership deal's progress, which experts expect to benefit Vietnam the most, especially its key textiles sector.  
Thanh Cong Textile Garment Investment Trading Co  surged 6.83 percent to its four-week high of 31,300 dong.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index   at the close

           VN Index   561.82               
        PREV. CLOSE   552.56               
           % CHANGE    +1.68               
               HIGH   561.82               
                LOW   550.81               


SE Asia Stocks-Mixed; Thai index slips ahead of economic data  

Most Southeast Asian stock markets were flat to weaker on Friday, with the Malaysia index hitting a more than two-month low and Philippines touching an
over one-week low on selling by foreign investors, while Thai shares pared gains ahead of key economic data next week.
The Kuala Lumpur composite index   fell 0.4 percent to its lowest close since March 16, and a weekly loss of 1.3 percent.
Shares of Sime Darby, among actively traded, decreased 2 percent after it reported weak quarterly earnings due to depressed palm oil prices.
The Philippine main index   ended the day down 0.3 percent, at its lowest close since May 13, and declining 0.9 percent on the week.
Foreign investors sold shares worth a net 637 million peso ($14.30 million), including net selling in Ayala Land  and Universal Robina , stock exchange .
Malaysia and Indonesia both posted net foreign outflows worth 175 million ringgit ($48.86 million) and 517 billion rupiah ($39.32 million), respectively. The Thai stock market
said it recorded net inflows for three days to Friday for a combined 5.23 billion baht ($156.82 million).
Bangkok's SET index   finished 0.2 percent lower, but  posted a weekly gain of 0.8 percent, its second straight weekly increase. Dividend yielding stocks such as Advanced Info Service  and Thai mid-cap builders bucked the weak trend.  
The government unveiled details of key infrastructure projects this week, bolstering outlook for the construction industry, but investors broadly lowered their risk holdings before April exports data on May 26, with economic numbers for the month on May 29.  
Vietnam   was the best performer on the week, with a weekly gain of 4.5 percent, the biggest since the week ended Jan. 17, 2014.  

 Market                      Current       Prev Close       Pct Move
 Singapore               3450.18           3439.86             +0.30
 Kuala Lumpur        1787.50          1795.04               -0.42
 Bangkok                 1523.86          1526.25               -0.16
 Jakarta                    5315.15          5313.21              +0.04
 Manila                    7810.17          7835.38               -0.32
 Ho Chi Minh            561.82            552.56              +1.68

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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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