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22 May 2018

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 5.05 points or 0.14% lower to 3543.18, taking the year-to-date performance to +4.12%. For more details, go to www.sgx.com/research

The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 0.75%, Singtel, which declined 0.29%, UOB, which gained 0.14%, Venture, which declined 2.71% and OCBC Bank, with a 0.61% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.23%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.43%.

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

IS MSCI India (-0.12%)

Nikko Am Singapore STI ETF (-0.27%)

SPDR Gold Shares (+0.81%)

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

CapitaLand Mall Trust (+0.96%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (+0.58%)

Ascendas REIT (+0.76%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

SIMSCI380MBePW180629 (+7.69%)

SIMSCI450MBeCW180629 (-31.82%)

SIMSCI400MBeCW180928 (-18.97%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW180808 (-11.82%)

KepCorp MBeCW180910 (+1.43%)

UOB MB eCW180806 (-0.87%)
 
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Singapore Stock Market
                            Tuesday                         Monday
*ST Index      3,543.18  -5.05          3,548.23  +18.96
Volume:               1,062.3M                  1,282.1M
Value:                   $894.9M                $1,036.9M
Gainers/Losers:      157/230                    193/201


Malaysia

Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
22 May 2018

The FBM KLCI index lost 8.55 points or 0.46% on Tuesday. The Finance Index increased 0.40% to 18445.19 points, the Properties Index up 0.18% to 1092.06 points and the Plantation Index down 0.23% to 7939.92 points. The market traded within a range of 10.54 points between an intra-day high of 1854.61 and a low of 1844.07 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include NETX, NEXGRAM, MYEG, SAPNRG, YTLPOWR, HIBISCS, EDUSPEC, BORNOIL, UMWOG and MRCB. Trading volume decreased to 2358.17 mil shares worth RM2741.22 mil as compared to Monday’s 2784.04 mil shares worth RM3051.73 mil.

Leading Movers were IHH (+16 sen to RM6.33), HLFG (+34 sen to RM19.10), KLCC (+9 sen to RM7.78), AMMB (+3 sen to RM3.59) and PBBANK (+20 sen to RM25.20). Lagging Movers were TM (-50 sen to RM4.20), ASTRO (-5 sen to RM1.53), PETCHEM (-27 sen to RM8.43), TENAGA (-32 sen to RM15.34) and YTL (-2 sen to RM1.01). Market breadth was negative with 356 gainers as compared to 624 losers.

The KLCI closed with -8.55 points lower at 1845.03 points despite overnight gain in US market. The performance of our local bourse was bogged down by selling interest in heave weight counters led by Telekom Malaysia.

 
Indonesia

Description      Volume (Shares/Unit)        Value (Rupiah)        Frequency
ETF                             254,800                        26,145,500                     17
Stock               11,597,677,363            8,274,603,300,148            404,020
Right                           123,527                             123,527                       1
Warrant                  14,003,500                   4,541,592,500                   866
Total                11,612,059,190            8,279,171,161,675            404,904

Thailand

SET announces executive appointments effective from July 1


BANGKOK, May 22, 2018 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) announces an  appointment of SET executives to boost strength and competitiveness, driving  long-term, sustainable growth in the Thai capital market.

From July 1, 2018, four executives have been appointed to Executive Vice President (EVP), namely Duangrat Samudavanija, Kingpetch Ngenpoolsub, Kitti Sutthiatthasil and Piyaporn Krongchan.

SET President Kesara Manchusree said, "In accordance with the succession plan, SET's board of governors has recently approved an appointment of four executives who are equipped with strong experiences and expertise in the capital market business. These executives will be key mechanisms to cope with the business expansion and the rapidly changing business environment, while continuously enhancing the Thai capital market for the benefit of all sectors in line with SET's vision 'To Make the Capital Market Work for Everyone'."

Duangrat Samudavanija, EVP - Head of Listing & Regulatory Policy Group, will  oversee Listing & Regulatory Policy Group, under Market Supervision Division, covering Listing & Disclosure Department 1, Listing & Disclosure Department 2, Listing & Disclosure-mai & Other Product Department, and Regulatory Policy
Department. She has been working at SET since 1995 with extensive experiences in member surveillance, corporate governance development for listed companies, and  rules and regulations development to meet local and international standards.

Kingpetch Ngenpoolsub, EVP - Head of Member & Market Surveillance Group, will be in charge of Member & Market Surveillance Group, under Market Supervision Division, covering Member Supervision Department, Market Surveillance - SET Department and Market Surveillance -TFEX Department. Working at SET since 1989,
Kingpetch specializes in market surveillance and securities market activity monitoring to maintain a fair trading environment.

Kitti Sutthiatthasil, EVP - Corporate Strategy Division, will be in charge of FinNet Innovation Network Co., Ltd., and Research Department. He has been working at SET since 2002, playing a key role in developing strategies for SET and subsidiaries, while being   instrumental in the success of FinNet and
Fundconnext projects.

Piyaporn Krongchan, EVP - Capital Market Education Division, will oversee  Investor Education Department, Public Education Department, Professional Education Department and Enterprise Education Department. She has been working at SET since 2001 with strong expertise, actively reaching out to all sectors in establishing professional education, enhancing investor education and promoting  enterprise education projects.

Trading Summary     
As of 11 May 2018    Unit: M.Baht
Type                       Buy              Sell                  Net
Institution        6,052.90        4,846.37         1,206.53
Proprietary      6,620.43        6,504.13            116.30
Foreign          20,091.47      22,650.97       -2,559.51
Individual      24,697.88      23,461.20        1,236.68
Total Trading Value     57,462.67 M.Baht


Asean

SE Asia Stocks-Most markets fall on strong dollar; Vietnam down 2.9 pct


    * Philippines falls for fifth straight session
    * Vietnam marks near five-month closing low
    * Indonesia snaps three straight sessions of fall

    By Karthika Suresh Namboothiri

    May 22 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets fellon Tuesday, with Vietnam shedding 2.9 percent, as a strong dollar crimped demand for emerging-market assets.

    The dollar hovered near a five-month high against a basket of currencies, boosted by easing U.S.-China trade tensions.
 
    "As with the running trend over the past weeks, investors found themselves leaning towards DM (developed-market) assets more so than their EM (emerging-market) counterparts," OCBC Treasury Research said in a note.
    
Malaysian shares  .KLSE  fell 0.5 percent with Telekom Malaysia  TLMM.KL  closing more than 11 percent lower on weak quarterly earnings, while electricity producer and distributor Tenaga Nasional  TENA.KL  dropped 2 percent.
    
Thai shares  .SETI  declined 0.4 percent, dragged by energy stocks. Gas supplier PTT PCL  PTT.BK  was the biggest drag with a fall of 2.6 percent.  
    
Philippine stocks  .PSI  extended their fall into a fifth session and closed 0.2 percent lower, while Singapore shares
 .STI  erased early gains to end marginally lower.
    
The city-state's annual headline inflation rate likely rose in April from last month, a Reuters poll showed. The data is
expected on Wednesday.
    
Vietnam shares  .VNI  fell 3.8 percent in intraday trading, the sharpest since Feb. 9, before recovering slightly to close near a five-month low.
    
Vietnam shares have shed over 16 percent in the second quarter of the year, after gaining 19.3 percent in the first
three months.
    
Indonesian shares  .JKSE  snapped three straight sessions of decline and closed 0.3 percent higher.
    
Automotive distributor Astra International  ASII.JK  ended 6.5 percent higher, while Bank Central Asia  BBCA.JK  rose 1.6 percent.
    
"The investment landscape for Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia, has been very weak, evident by the depreciating local currency," said Taye Shim, head of research at Jakarta-based Mirae Asset Sekuritas.
    
However, the positive news flow from U.S.-China trade tensions, served as a catalyst for (Indonesian) equity markets, and is what the market needed most at this point of time, Shim added.
    
China and the United States stepped back from the brink of a global trade war and agreed to hold further talks.  

SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
                             
 Market               Current     Previous close    Pct Move
 Singapore           3543.18         3548.23            -0.14
 Bangkok             1760.71         1768.31            -0.43
 Manila                7646.2           7658.05            -0.15
 Jakarta                5751.119       5733.854           0.30
 Kuala Lumpur    1845.03         1853.58            -0.46
 Ho Chi Minh        985.91         1014.98            -2.86
                                 
                                       



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ASEAN  ANALYSIS

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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