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25 May 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 10.67 points or 0.31% higher to 3460.85, taking the year-to-date performance to +2.84%.

The top active stocks today were Singtel, which declined 1.40%, Yuuzoo, which gained 13.56%, Wilmar Intl, which gained 0.60%, Global Logistic, which declined 0.35% and Keppel Corp, with a 0.11% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.12%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.07%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Consumer Goods Index, which rose 1.07%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Wilmar International and Thai Beverage – ended 0.60% higher and 2.00% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Telecommunications Index, which slipped 1.27%. Singtel shares declined 1.40% and StarHub declined 0.25%.

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

Lyxor China H 10 (+1.98%)

United SSE 50 China ETF (+1.92%)

STI ETF (unchanged)

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

Ascendas REIT (unchanged)

Suntec REIT (+0.55%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (+1.36%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

CN15000MBeCW150730 (+24.06%)

CN12500MBePW150730 (-25.32%)

STI 3600MBeCW150831 (-5.13%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

NOL MB eCW160601 (-10.00%)

SingtelMBeCW160603 (-6.06%)

DBS MB eCW151001 (-0.91%)

Singapore Stock Market

                    Monday                       Friday
*ST Index         3,460.85  +10.67                3,450.18  +10.32
Volume:                   1,788M                   1,601.8M
Value:                 $596.6M                 $1,090.5M
Gainers/Losers:  195/248                     254/171


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:     25 May 2015    
Description                Volume                            Value         Frequency
Total               4,753,338,185      4,101,803,476,353           166,677
ETF                                6,800                     6,259,500                     15
Stock              4,741,246,243      4,101,267,990,915          166,018
Warrant                12,085,142                 529,225,938                  644


Trading Summary

As of  25 May   2015  Unit: M.Baht   Unit: M.Bah
Type                                        Buy               Sell                    Net
Institution                      2,986.82       3,988.83           -1,002.01
Proprietary                    2,171.09       3,200.02           -1,028.93
Foreign                          5,039.26       4,073.52                965.74
Individual                     17,535.51     16,470.30            1,065.20
Total Trading Value      27,732.68 M.Baht


Vietnam index rises 0.2 pct, banks gain after mergers

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index   rose 0.21 percent to close at 563 points on Monday, boosted by blue chips including several banks following some merger deals while overall volumes were steady.
A total of 108.2 million shares changed hands, slightly below the five-day average of 110.75 million shares.
VietinBank , Vietnam's second-biggest listed bank by market value, closed up 1.66 percent after the bank completed a merger with a smaller lender, PG Bank, last Friday.  
Shares in BIDV , the country's largest bank in terms of assets, ended up 1.64 percent after the bank said it had completed acquiring a Ho Chi Minh City-based bank on Monday.
Following is a snapshot of the VN Index   at the close

             VN Index       563.00              
          PREV. CLOSE       561.82              
             % CHANGE        +0.21              
                 HIGH       563.84              
                  LOW       558.50       


SE Asia Stocks -Most fall; Thai index at 1-wk low ahead of trade data

Most Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Monday on renewed concerns about a U.S. interest rate hike, while the Thai key index hit a more than one-week closing low as investors locked in gains a day before the release of April trade data.
U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicated on Friday that the central bank was poised to raise interest rates this year if the economy kept improving as expected.
The Thai SET index   eased 1 percent to 1,508.16, its lowest close since May 14. Among actively-traded stocks, Advanced Info Service  slipped 2.1 percent and Airports of Thailand   dropped nearly 3 percent.
A Reuters poll showed Thailand's customs-cleared exports in April probably fell for a fourth straight month, on an annual basis, while industrial output declined again.  
 In Malaysia, selling in shares of national electricity utility group Tenaga Nasional  sent the key stock index  1.1 percent lower to 1,767.38, the lowest close in more than four months.
Tenaga shares shed 3.4 percent after online news portal, the Edge Review, reported Tenaga may have to take over
controversial, debt-laden state fund 1MDB's  power assets, citing unnamed sources.

The Philippine main index   declined for a third trading day, to a more than three-week low. Indonesia was down 0.5 percent, ending five straight days of gains.
Singapore    rose 0.3 percent to the highest close since May 15 after the city-state's consumer prices recorded their biggest year-on-year drop in five years in April and Vietnam  extended gains for a fifth day.

Asian shares edged higher on Monday but gains were capped by concerns that market volatility may intensify as the U.S. central bank prepares to raise interest rates for the first time in six years.  

 Market                     Current          Prev Close        Pct Move
 Singapore               3460.85              3450.18              +0.31
 Kuala Lumpur        1767.38              1787.50               -1.13
 Bangkok                 1508.16              1523.86               -1.03
 Jakarta                    5288.36              5315.15               -0.50
 Manila                     7761.53             7810.17               -0.62
 Ho Chi Minh            563.00                561.82               +0.21

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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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