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Singapore

29 May 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 25.66 points or 0.75% lower to 3392.11, taking the year-to-date performance to +0.80%.

The top active stocks today were Singtel, which gained 0.24%, UOB, which declined 2.07%, DBS, which declined 0.20%, OCBC Bank, which declined 0.49% and Keppel Corp, with a 0.68% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.02%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.15%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which rose 0.99%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Raffles Medical Group and Tianjin Zhongxin Pharmaceutical Group Corporation- ended 2.74% higher and  4.26% lower respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Technology Index, which slipped 2.64%. Silverlake Axis shares declined 5.29% and STATS ChipPAC remained unchanged.

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

IS MSCI India (+3.39%)

DBXT FT China 25 ETF (-0.50%)

Ishares Usd Asia Hy Bond ETF (-0.92%)

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

Ascendas REIT (-3.61%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (-1.81%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (-0.31%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI28200MBeCW150629 (+2.91%)

HSI27600MBeCW150730 (+4.57%)

HSI27400MBeCW150629 (+2.11%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

PingAnInsMBeCW151005 (-6.94%)

TencentMBeCW150804A (+1.07%)

UOB MB eCW151002 (-19.23%)
    
 Singapore Stock Market
                                         Friday                     Thursday
*ST Index              3,392.11  -25.66      3,417.77  -7.17
Volume:                     1,763M                     1,879.2M
Value:                   $2,189.5M                   $1,108.3M
Gainers/Losers:      192/259                        194/260


Malaysia

Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
29 May 2015

The FBM KLCI index lost 8.04 points or 0.46% on Friday. The Finance Index fell 0.57% to 15595.67 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.43% to 1254.35 points and the Plantation Index down 0.64% to 7268.23 points. The market traded within a range of 9.76 points between an intra-day high of 1755.82 and a low of 1746.06 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include K1, UEMS, WPRTS, FRONTKN, ARMADA, DGSB, FLONIC, SKPETRO, NOVAMSC and OPENSYS. Trading volume increased to 2234.55 mil shares worth RM3693.68 mil as compared to Thursday’s 1616.49 mil shares worth RM1904.65 mil.

Leading Movers were RHBCAP (+25 sen to RM7.70), FGV (+4 sen to RM1.97), UMW (+18 sen to RM10.72), YTL (+2 sen to RM1.59) and PPB (+18 sen to RM15.26). Lagging Movers were PBBANK (-46 sen to RM18.50), SIME (-17 sen to RM8.32), BAT (-98 sen to RM62.00), IOICORP (-6 sen to RM3.99) and KLK (-30 sen to RM20.70). Market breadth was negative with 370 gainers as compared to 424 losers.

The KLCI plunged 8.04 points to 1747.52 at the last minute before the closing bell amid overnight losses in US markets following unexpected increase in weekly jobless claims in the US while investors are concerned about a Greek default. The performance of our benchmark index was dragged down by selling in heavy weight counters, such as Sime Darby and Public bank after news of Public Bank’s co-chairman Thong Yaw Hong passed away.


Indonesia

Trade Summary
Date As of:     29 May 2015    
Description               Volume                              Value           Frequency
ETF                             55,600                      5,812,900                      09
Stock              9,176,354,748    10,453,249,514,731            246,828
Warrant                11,389,200              1,469,669,700                    320
Total               9,187,799,548     10,454,724,997,331            247,157


Thailand

Thai bourse kicks off 2015 young financial contest with record high candidates


BANGKOK, May 29, 2015 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), jointly with Thailand Futures Exchange pcl (TFEX), Muang Thai Life Assurance pcl, PTT pcl, Kasikornbank pcl, and other institutional alliances, holds "Young Financial Star Competition 2015"  in search of new young financier champions from among 6,485 university students from 96 universities nationwide, an all-time high number of candidates competing for scholarships, inclusive of domestic and overseas training programs worth a total of THB 6 million (approx. USD 177,515).

SET President Kesara Manchusree said, "Throughout the last four decades, SET has continuously provided financial and investment knowledge to create wealth management behavior and investment culture that are contributable to the country's prosperity and sustainability, while cultivating capital market's professionals. The synergy of YFS, organized by SET and our partners for 13 consecutive years, has proven our commitment to groom quality investors and young up-and-coming professionals for the Thai capital market."

"It is remarkable that out of the total of 57,906 candidates in 13 years, this year there are 6,485 candidates the highest number ever. This truly reflects the increasing trend of young people's interest in investment. The result is also satisfying. As for the YFS 2014, a total of 210 students successfully passed the Securities Investment Consultant license representing 74 percent of the total candidates. Among these 166 persons or 59 percent earned derivatives licenses," added Kesara.

After undergoing the first round of selection process this year, 329 students  from 39 universities are qualified to attend training on the insights of
financial, insurance, investment and social responsibility. Fifty students who pass the second round will take the Certified Investment and Securities Analyst program (CISA) and Certified Financial Planner program (CFP) examinations, a key  passport to enter the capital market.

Other partners supporting the competition include Capital Market Development  Fund Foundation, Thai Financial Planners Association and Association of Thai Securities Companies Training Institute.

In addition, SET has initiated mechanisms to craft professionals for the Thai  capital market via a number of practical projects such as Young CFO-Corporate Financial Officer 2015 to prepare students for investor relations and financial analysts, New Breed @ U-Net 2015 to produce securities and derivatives investment consultant via university network nationwide. For more information, please visit www.set.or.th .

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Thai bourse kicks off 2015 young financial contest with record high candidates

BANGKOK, May 29, 2015 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), jointly with Thailand Futures Exchange pcl (TFEX), Muang Thai Life Assurance pcl, PTT pcl, Kasikornbank pcl, and other institutional alliances, holds "Young Financial Star Competition 2015" (YFS 2015) in search of new young financier champions from among 6,485 university students from 96 universities nationwide, an all-time high number of candidates competing for scholarships, inclusive of domestic and overseas training programs worth a total of THB 6 million (approx. USD 177,515).

SET President Kesara Manchusree said, "Throughout the last four decades, SET has continuously provided financial and investment knowledge to create wealth management behavior and investment culture that are contributable to the country's prosperity and sustainability, while cultivating capital market's professionals. The synergy of YFS, organized by SET and our partners for 13 consecutive years, has proven our commitment to groom quality investors and young up-and-coming professionals for the Thai capital market."

"It is remarkable that out of the total of 57,906 candidates in 13 years, this year there are 6,485 candidates the highest number ever. This truly reflects the increasing trend of young people's interest in investment. The result is also satisfying. As for the YFS 2014, a total of 210 students successfully passed the Securities Investment Consultant license representing 74 percent of the total candidates. Among these 166 persons or 59 percent earned derivatives licenses," added Kesara.

After undergoing the first round of selection process this year, 329 students  from 39 universities are qualified to attend training on the insights of
financial, insurance, investment and social responsibility. Fifty students who pass the second round will take the Certified Investment and Securities Analyst program (CISA) and Certified Financial Planner program (CFP) examinations, a key  passport to enter the capital market.

Other partners supporting the competition include Capital Market Development  Fund Foundation, Thai Financial Planners Association and Association of Thai Securities Companies Training Institute.

In addition, SET has initiated mechanisms to craft professionals for the Thai  capital market via a number of practical projects such as Young CFO-Corporate Financial Officer 2015 to prepare students for investor relations and financial analysts, New Breed @ U-Net 2015 to produce securities and derivatives investment consultant via university network nationwide. For more information,
please visit www.set.or.th .

Trading Summary

As of  29 May   2015  Unit: M.Baht   Unit: M.Bah
    
Type                                  Buy                Sell                  Net
Institution                   2,821.02       1,899.93           921.09
Proprietary                 3,298.47       4,252.70          -954.23
Foreign                     17,450.61     17,710.25          -259.63
Individual                  16,177.06     15,884.28           292.78
Total Trading Value     39,747.16 M.Baht


Vietnam

Vietnam index dips most in nearly two weeks, energy leads


 Vietnam's benchmark VN Index   fell 0.6 percent, the biggest drop since May 18, coming off from over one-month high hit in the previous session as
investors sold energy shares among other stocks.
   
 Petrovietnam Gas, the country's largest listed firm by market value, led the decliners with a 1.57 percent fall.
    
Several other energy stocks also lost ground, including Petrovietnam Drilling and Well Services Corp , PetroVietnam Transportation Corp   and PetroVietnam General Services Corp.     
    
Volume dropped 10.4 percent from Thursday to 135.98 million shares, but was still above the five-day average of 130.67 million.  
    
On Thursday the index hit the highest close since March 20, while on May 18 it fell 1.58 percent.  
    
The index has still gained 1.9 percent in May, after a 0.2 percent decline last month against March.
    
Following is a snapshot of the VN Index   at close

                   VN Index       569.56              
          PREV. CLOSE       572.97              
             % CHANGE        -0.60              
                                                
                 HIGH       577.03              
                  LOW       568.70              
                                                
Asean

SE Asia Stocks - Most fall; Thai index little changed after data


Most Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Friday, with the Singapore index ending at a more-than-two-month low amid selling in large-cap banks while Thai shares ended little changed after weak private consumption and investment data in April.
    
Singapore's Straits Times Index   fell 0.75 percent  to its lowest close since March 19, taking its monthly drop to 2.7 percent, its first loss in seven months.
    
Banking shares slipped after downbeat April lending data, with actively traded United Overseas Bank   down 2.1 percent.
    
The Thai index   ended the day 0.16 percent higher. It posted a monthly decline of 2 percent in May, reversing the gain in the previous month.
    
About 6 billion shares changed hands on the day, 0.8 times of the 30-day average, relatively thin compared with trading volumes of other markets in the region.
    
Central bank indexes showed Thai private consumption and investment declined in April, further evidence that Southeast Asia's second-largest economy is not gaining traction a year after the army took power.  
    
Most markets saw weak performances in May partly due to expectations of a likely U.S. interest rate hike this year which could lead to fund outflows.
   
 Malaysia , the worst performer, posted a monthly drop of 3.9 percent, with the Philippines   down 1.7 percent.

Indonesia   and Vietnam  were the bright spots in May, up 2.6 percent and 1.3 percent, respectively.
           

SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
 
 Market                    Current       Prev Close        Pct Move
 Singapore              3392.11          3417.77              -0.75
 Kuala Lumpur       1747.52          1755.56              -0.46
 Bangkok                1496.05          1493.61             +0.16
 Jakarta                   5216.38          5237.40              -0.40
 Manila                   7580.46          7505.03             +1.01
 Ho Chi Minh           569.56            572.97              -0.60



 
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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.

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