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Singapore

23 May 2018

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 46.91 points or 1.32% lower to 3496.27, taking the year-to-date performance to +2.74%. For more details, go to www.sgx.com/research

The top active stocks today were Singtel, which declined 1.77%, DBS, which declined 1.54%, OCBC Bank, which declined 1.84%, UOB, which declined 1.42% and Genting Sing, with a 3.05% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 1.41%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.47%.

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

Lion-Phillip S-REIT (+0.90%)

SPDR Gold Shares (-0.11%)

IS MSCI India (-1.44%)

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

CapitaLand Mall Trust (-0.95%)

Ascendas REIT (-1.50%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (-2.87%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI29400MBePW180628 (+46.88%)

HSI32200MBeCW180628 (-45.57%)

HSI28600MBePW180628 (+46.51%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW180808 (-15.46%)

UOB MB eCW180806 (-12.28%)

KepCorp MBeCW180910 (-9.86%)

Singapore Stock Market
                           Wednesday                 Tuesday
*ST Index       3,496.27  -46.91      3,543.18  -5.05
Volume:               1,357.8M                  1,062.3M
Value:                $1,327.5M                    $894.9M
Gainers/Losers:      156/307                   157/230


Malaysia

Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
23 May 2018

The FBM KLCI index lost 40.78 points or 2.21% on Wednesday. The Finance Index fell 1.63% to 18145.2 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.88% to 1082.47 points and the Plantation Index down 0.74% to 7881.42 points. The market traded within a range of 39.15 points between an intra-day high of 1843.40 and a low of 1804.25 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include SAPNRG, MYEG, NETX, HSI-C3B, AAX, PWORTH, DRBHCOM, YTLPOWR, HENGYUAN-CM and HSI-H4A. Trading volume increased to 2693.53 mil shares worth RM3342.17 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 2358.17 mil shares worth RM2741.22 mil.

Leading Movers were KLCC (+14 sen to RM7.92), HLBANK (+10 sen to RM18.90), GENM (+0 sen to RM5.10), YTL (+0 sen to RM1.01) and IHH (+1 sen to RM6.32). Lagging Movers were AXIATA (-64 sen to RM4.43), CIMB (-43 sen to RM6.22), MISC (-38 sen to RM6.29), TM (-20 sen to RM4.00) and SIME (-10 sen to RM2.69). Market breadth was negative with 237 gainers as compared to 763 losers.

The KLCI closed with 40.78 points lower at 1804.25 points amid overnight losses in US market. The performance of our local bourse was bogged down by bad sentiment on Malaysia’s high debt concern.

 
Indonesia

Trading Summary

Date : Wednesday, 23-May-2018 Time : 00:00:00
Description     Volume (Shares/Unit)     Value (Rupiah)     Frequency
ETF                           1,531,654                 160,859,900                   34
Stock                  9,034,715,437       8,927,599,535,450          423,986
Warrant                   12,004,225              2,578,897,400                 727
Total                   9,048,251,316       8,930,339,292,750              4,747
 

Thailand

Trading Summary     
As of 23 May 2018    Unit: M.Baht
Type                       Buy               Sell              Net
Institution        4,634.04       6,414.75     -1,780.71
Proprietary      8,704.39       6,848.29      1,856.10
Foreign          23,230.72     28,174.89     -4,944.17
Individual      27,640.37     22,771.59      4,868.78
Total Trading Value     64,209.52 M.Baht


Asean

SE Asia Stocks-Most markets fall; Malaysia slumps over 2 pct

    * Malaysia declines most in about 2-1/2 years
    * Singapore touches over 5-week closing low
    * Philippines extends fall into 6th session

    By Karthika Suresh Namboothiri
    
May 23 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Wednesday, with Malaysia declining the most since January 2016, as risk appetite took a hit after U.S. President Donald Trump tempered optimism over trade talks between the world's top two economies.
    
MSCI's Asian stocks outside Japan  were down 0.8 percent after U.S. President Donald Trump said he was not
pleased with recent trade talks with Beijing.   
    
"The on-and-off status of U.S.-China trade talks is affecting sentiment. At some point, traders may just decide to
stay on the sidelines," said Liu Jinshu, director of research, NRA Capital.
    
Malaysian shares  .KLSE  plunged 2.21 percent to their lowest close since early January over worries about the size of debt its previous government had left behind.
    
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said on Tuesday that the previous government deceived the public and parliament over the country's financial situation and state fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd.  

This came amid worries that the new government's populist promises could undermine the country's economic prospects at an increasingly challenging time.
    
Foreign stock inflows for 2018 have been wiped out, with the market posting net outflows of $21.2 million as of May 21, according to data from OCBC Bank.
    
Telecom company Axiata Group   slumped 12.6 percent  on weak quarterly earnings, while CIMB Group Holdings   fell 6.5 percent.
    
Singapore shares  .STI  fell 1.3 percent to their lowest close in more than five weeks. Index heavyweight Oversea-Chinese  Banking Corp  OCBC.SI  declined 1.8 percent, while DBS Group  DBSM.SI  dropped 1.5 percent.
    
Banking stocks traded lower as they are likely to have some exposure to Hyflux Ltd's  HYFL.SI  debt, said Liu Jinshu.
    
Water treatment company Hyflux said on Tuesday it filed for reorganisation of its business after lower electricity prices hurt its finances.  
    
The city-state's headline consumer price index rose lower than expected in April from a year earlier.  

Philippine shares  .PSI  erased early gains to end 1.1 percent lower, extending falls into a sixth session. Property
operator SM Investments Corp  SM.PS  closed 3.5 percent lower.
    
Meanwhile, Indonesian shares  .JKSE  rose 0.7 percent to their highest close in a week.
    
Financials and consumer stocks were among the top gainers, with Astra International and Bank Mandiri  BMRI.JK
rising 4 percent each.
    
Vietnam shares fell 2 percent in intraday trading before recovering to close 0.3 percent higher.
    
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
                 
 Market                Current     Previous close  Pct Move
 Singapore           3496.27          3543.18           -1.32
 Bangkok             1753.6            1760.71           -0.40
 Manila                7560.47          7646.2             -1.12
 Jakarta                5792.001       5751.119           0.71
 Kuala Lumpur    1804.25         1845.03            -2.21
 Ho Chi Minh        988.94           985.91             0.31
                        
                                                      



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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

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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