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28 May 2018

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 5.25 points or 0.15% higher to 3518.48, taking the year-to-date performance to +3.40%. For more details, go to

The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 0.73%, Singtel, which gained closed unchanged, Keppel Corp, which declined 2.45%, Genting Sing, which gained 2.36% and Venture, with a 2.53% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.22%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.07%.

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

IS MSCI India (+2.77%)

DBXT MSCI Indonesia ETF (+3.63%)

DBXT FTse Vietnam ETF (-3.95%)

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

CapitaLand Mall Trust (unchanged)

Suntec REIT (-1.67%)

Mapletree Log Tr (+1.60%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI31400MBeCW180628 (+1.18%)

HSI30200MBePW180628 (-12.00%)

HSI29400MBePW180628 (-15.00%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW180808 (+9.41%)

OCBC Bk MB eCW181203 (unchanged)

UOB MB eCW180806 (-3.03%)
Singapore Stock Market
                              Monday                    Friday
*ST Index       3,518.48  +5.25        3,513.23  -15.69
Volume:              1,287.6M                  1,502.1M
Value:                  $885.4M                $1,034.5M
Gainers/Losers:     188/222                    159/219


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
28 May 2018

The FBM KLCI index lost 21.56 points or 1.20% on Monday. The Finance Index fell 0.80% to 17736.1 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.44% to 1060.22 points and the Plantation Index down 0.00% to 7843.76 points. The market traded within a range of 19.14 points between an intra-day high of 1793.54 and a low of 1774.40 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include SAPNRG, MYEG, NETX, SAPNRGC58, HSI-H4A, BORNOIL, HIBISCS, HSI-C3E, YTLPOWR and HIBISCS-WC. Trading volume decreased to 2179.83 mil shares worth RM22793.99 mil as compared to Friday’s 2199.27 mil shares worth RM2952.14 mil.

Leading Movers were GENTING (+18 sen to RM8.88), AMMB (+7 sen to RM3.65), YTL (+1 sen to RM1.02), RHBBANK (+3 sen to RM5.38) and KLCC (+4 sen to RM7.89). Lagging Movers were ASTRO (-13 sen to RM1.47), SIME (-21 sen to RM2.55), IHH (-27 sen to RM5.99), TM (-15 sen to RM3.86) and AXIATA (-16 sen to RM4.36). Market breadth was negative with 360 gainers as compared to 600 losers.

The KLCI erased last Friday’s gains and closed lower at 1775.84 points. Market sentiment was muted ahead of Wesak Day Holiday and market performance was bogged down by selling interest in heavy weight counters such as Maybank, Astro and IHH Health care.


 Trading Summary

Date : Monday, 28-May-2018
Description      Volume (Shares/Unit)       Value (Rupiah)        Frequency
ETF                              107,700                      38,378,900                    38
Stock                  9,318,707,709          8,398,719,589,330            420,254
Right                     115,488,500                    134,389,600                   583
Warrant                   63,405,800                 6,903,406,300                3,684
Total                   9,497,709,709          8,405,795,764,130            424,559


Trading Summary     
As of 28 May 2018    Unit: M.Baht
Type                        Buy               Sell               Net
Institution         7,288.82       5,579.68        1,709.14
Proprietary        6,407.13       6,069.44           337.69
Foreign           16,382.52      19,261.02      -2,878.50
Individual       20,667.73      19,836.06          831.67
Total Trading Value     50,746.21 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Indonesia gains for 5th straight session, Malaysia down over 1 pct

    * Indonesia shares end 1.6 pct higher ahead of cbank meeting
    * Malaysian index falls over 1 pct
    * Vietnam shares down for 7 sessions in 9
May 28 (Reuters) - Indonesian shares  .JKSE  ended 1.6 percent higher on Monday, ahead of a central bank meeting where it is expected to raise rates for the second time in two weeks, while Malaysia fell more than 1 percent on weak corporate results.
Bank Indonesia raised its benchmark interest rate  IDCBRR=ECI  on May 17 for the first time since November 2014 in a bid to bolster the fragile rupiah  IDR=  and stem capital outflows, with the bank saying it would take more actions to support the currency.   
Southeast Asia's biggest economy, alongside other emerging markets, has seen an outflow of funds as U.S. assets become more attractive due to rising interest rates.
The Indonesian index gained for a fifth straight session, with Bank Negara Indonesia  BBNI.JK  up 7.5 percent and Bank Mandiri  BMRI.JK  closing 5.4 percent higher.
Malaysian shares  .KLSE  were dragged down by Malayan Banking Bhd  MBBM.KL  that closed 2 percent lower after the country's largest lender said allowance for impaired loans and financing in full-year 2018 were expected to be higher than the previous year.
Tenaga Nasional  TENA.KL , IHH Healthcare  IHHH.KL  and Sime Darby Bhd  SIME.KL  also weighed on the index, following disappointing earnings.  
The Vietnam index  .VNI  slumped 3.3 percent to close lower for a third straight session. The benchmark index has lost 20.7 percent so far this quarter, reversing gains of around 20 percent each in the previous two quarters.

Petrovietnam Gas Joint Stock Corp  GAS.HM  fell nearly 7 percent, while Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Viet Nam  VCB.HM  lost 6.4 percent.
 STOCK MARKETS                                
                                     Current         Previous Close    Pct Move
 Singapore                   3518.48             3513.23               0.15
 Bangkok                     1734.79             1741.21              -0.37
 Manila                        7642.9               7647.51              -0.06
 Jakarta                        6068.325            5975.742            1.55
 Kuala Lumpur            1775.84              1797.4               -1.20
 Ho Chi Minh                931.75                 963.9               -3.34

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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


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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