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03 May 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 27.32 points or 0.96% lower to 2811.2, taking the year-to-date performance to -2.48%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 0.46%, OCBC Bank, which declined 1.94%, SingTel, which declined 0.78%, UOB, which declined 1.08% and Wilmar Intl, with a 2.16% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.71%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.20%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which rose 0.83%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Raffles Medical Group and Riverstone Holdings – ended 1.06% higher and remained unchanged respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Consumer Goods Index, which slipped 2.05%. Wilmar International shares declined 2.16% and Thai Beverage declined 2.01%.

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

DBXT iBoxx Korea ETF 5 (unchanged)

SPDR Gold Shares (+1.66%)

STI ETF (-1.39%)

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

Capitamall Trust (-0.97%)

Ascendas REIT (unchanged)

Capitacom Trust (-1.05%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI20000MBePW160530 (+21.15%)

HSI20000MBePW160629 (+13.75%)

HSI21400MBeCW160530 (-37.31%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW160705 (+2.86%)

OCBC Bk MB eCW161003 (-14.29%)

UOB MB eCW160705 (-14.82%)

  Singapore Stock Market
                                Tuesday                          Friday
*ST Index         2,811.2  -27.32          2,838.52  -23.78
Volume:                   901.1M                     1,008.6M
Value:                 $1,075.7M                   $1,151.5M
Gainers/Losers:       151/258                      170/225


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
03 May 2016

The FBM KLCI index lost 21.28 points or 1.27% on Tuesday. The Finance Index fell 1.22% to 14409.32 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.44% to 1167.54 points and the Plantation Index down 1.16% to 7621.09 points. The market traded within a range of 26.24 points between an intra-day high of 1676.03 and a low of 1649.79 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include SONA-WA, VIVOCOM, SGB-PA, VIVOCOM-WB, SKPETRO, SGB, AAX-WA, AAX, HSI-C20 and RSENA-WA. Trading volume increased to 1694.39 mil shares worth RM1733.60 mil as compared to Friday’s 1496.78 mil shares worth RM2092.46 mil.

Leading Movers were WPRTS (+8 sen to RM4.23), KLCC (+9 sen to RM7.30), HLFG (+16 sen to RM15.10), TM (+4 sen to RM6.69) and DIGI (+0 sen to RM4.40). Lagging Movers were BAT (-288 sen to RM43.00), ASTRO (-10 sen to RM2.67), GENTING (-25 sen to RM8.59), CIMB (-13 sen to RM4.54) and IHH (-15 sen to RM6.40). Market breadth was negative with 221 gainers as compared to 624 losers.

The KLCI extended its losing streak and closed lower at 1651.44 points amid overnight gains in US market. Market performance remained lackluster as investors’ sentiment was dented by weaker ringgit.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     03 May 2016     
Description         Volume                               Value        Frequency
ETF                       15,600                      6,607,800                     13
Stock        4,535,928,716       4,950,287,671,060           229,233
Warrant            4,809,800                    81,664,200                   235
Total         4,540,754,116       4,950,375,943,060            229,481


Trading Summary

As of 3 May 2016  Unit: M.Baht  
Type                         Buy                  Sell               Net
Institution          2,532.81        3,255.18       -722.37
Proprietary        3,857.60         3,792.39           65.21
Foreign              9,880.60         9,441.69        438.90
Individual        17,608.60       17,390.34        218.26
Total Trading Value     33,879.61 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Malaysia leads fall as banking shares decline

Most Southeast Asian stock markets ended lower on Tuesday with the Malaysian index leading the decline amid falls in banking shares.
The Malaysian stock index  .KLSE  fell 1.3 percent to its lowest closing since Feb. 15, weighed down by the financial
Shares of Malayan Banking Bhd  MBBM.KL  lost 1.7 percent, while CIMB Group Holdings Bhd fell 2.8 percent after central bank data last week showed banks' loan growth continued to ease in March, ahead of earnings announcements later this month.  
"In March, loans growth continued to decelerate but asset quality stablilized on month-on-month basis. However, indicators still point to subdued outlook with loan applications and approvals still falling," Kenanga Investment Bank said in a note on Tuesday.
Singapore's Straits Times Index  .STI  lost nearly 1 percent while Thai stocks  .SETI  fell 0.5 percent after the long
Most Southeast Asian markets were closed on Monday to mark the May 1 Labour Day, which fell on Sunday.
Philippine stocks  .PSI  failed to retain earlier gains and closed 0.1 percent lower as pre-election jitters lingered, while
the Jakarta Composite Index (JCI)  .JKSE  bucked the trend with a 0.1 percent gain.
"The JCI has fallen by 2.2 percent since previous week's Monday amid plenty of disappointing results. We think a rebound is due," broker Trimegah Securities in Jakarta said.
Indonesia is scheduled to release first-quarter GDP data on Wednesday. A Reuters poll showed first-quarter GDP inching up to 5.05 percent year-on-year, from 5.04 percent in the fourth quarter.*:nL3N17Z25B
 Market                 Current      Prev close      Pct change
 Singapore              2811.2         2838.52          -0.96
 Kuala Lumpur    1651.44         1672.72          -1.27
 Bangkok              1397.87         1404.61         -0.48
 Jakarta                 4812.26          4808.32          0.08
 Manila                 7046.57          7053.88           -0.1

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This year in Thailand-what next?

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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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