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04 May 2017

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 9.19 points or 0.28% lower to 3228.62, taking the year-to-date performance to +12.08%. For longer term observations please go to

The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 1.82%, UOB, which gained 0.26%, OCBC Bank, which declined 0.20%, Sembcorp Marine, which gained 9.15% and Noble, with a 6.50% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.43%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.60%.

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

STI ETF (unchanged)

Ishares Usd Asia Hy Bond ETF (-0.45%)

IS MSCI India (unchanged)

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

CapitaLand Mall Trust (+2.43%)

Ascendas REIT (+0.43%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (unchanged)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI24600MBeCW170529 (-5.32%)

HSI24000MBePW170529 (-6.67%)

HSI25400MBeCW170529 (-7.32%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW170710 (-5.23%)

KepCorp MBePW171002 (-9.68%)

UOB MB eCW171101 (-1.84%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                                     Thursday                     Wednesday
*ST Index               3,228.62  -9.19          3,237.81  +26.7
Volume:                       2,235.5M                    1,544.1M
Value:                        $1,250.7M                  $1,224.1M
Gainers/Losers:             252/229                       198/255


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
4 May 2017

The FBM KLCI index lost 13.84 points or 0.78% on Thursday. The Finance Index fell 1.62% to 16153.28 points, the Properties Index dropped 1.11% to 1308.13 points and the Plantation Index down 0.03% to 8028.73 points. The market traded within a range of 14.48 points between an intra-day high of 1768.71 and a low of 1754.23 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include EKOVEST, KGROUP, DNEX, NETX, GLOTEC, XOX, DNEX-WD, AAX, SUMATEC and FGV. Trading volume decreased to 3449.93 mil shares worth RM2888.83 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 3899.93 mil shares worth RM3042.37 mil.

Leading Movers were WPRTS (+4 sen to RM3.88), IOICORP (+4 sen to RM4.55), KLCC (+6 sen to RM7.91), YTL (+1 sen to RM1.47) and PETDAG (+16 sen to RM24.12). Lagging Movers were MAYBANK (-7 sen to RM9.20), AMMB (-20 sen to RM5.40), GENM (-10 sen to RM5.76), RHBBANK (-9 sen to RM5.43) and BAT (-74 sen to RM45.40). Market breadth was negative with 185 gainers as compared to 824 losers.

The KLCI extended its losing streak after closing lower at 1758.67 points following overnight mix performance in US market. The performance of our local bourse was limited as profit taking kicked in.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     04 May 2017     
Description               Volume                                   Value          Frequency
ETF                           829,300                        94,926,600                      38
Stock            21,486,511,602         12,041,366,061,724             353,841
Warrant                75,140,400                   3,729,468,300                 3,106
Total             21,562,481,302         12,045,190,456,624             356,985


Trading Summary     
As of 4 May 2017     Unit: M.Baht
Type                          Buy                  Sell                 Net
Institution          5,288.16         3,702.36        1,585.80
Proprietary         4,582.36         4,611.81           -29.45
Foreign             12,149.79      12,638.37         -488.58
Individual         17,028.91      18,096.68      -1,067.77
Total Trading Value     39,049.22 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Largely up; Philippines posts over 7-mth closing high  

Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Thursday, with the Philippines  .PSI  posting its highest close since September 2016, buoyed by mining stocks after the ouster of the country's environment minister over her anti-mining
Philippine lawmakers ended a 10-month crusade by Environment Secretary Regina Lopez on Wednesday, forcing out the eco-warrior whose mining crackdown was backed by the president but led to demands of her removal by miners.  

Apex Mining Co Inc  APX.PS  surged as much as 20.2 percent  to its highest in over two months, before closing 6.4 percent higher. Philex Mining Corp  PX.PS  closed up 0.4 percent after rising as much as 1.3 percent.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan  .MIAPJ0000PUS  slid 0.4 percent, taking cues from a subdued session on Wall Street after the Federal Reserve's hawkish policy statement.  MKTS/GLOB  
The Fed downplayed weak first-quarter economic growth and emphasised the strength of the labour market, a sign it was still on track for two rate increases this year.  
Singapore shares  .STI  fell, dragged down by financials. DBS Group Holdings Ltd  DBSM.SI  fell 1.8 percent and
Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Ltd  OCBC.SI  dropped 0.2 percent.
Malaysian shares  .KLSE  hit a near two-week closing low, hit by financials.
A $1.7-billion property deal that was expected to ease the debt burden of Malaysian state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) fell through on Wednesday, complicating Prime Minister Najib Razak's efforts to move on from a financial scandal surrounding the fund.
Thai shares  .SETI  posted their highest close since April 18, buoyed by financial and energy stocks, while Indonesia
 .JKSE  gained 0.4 percent.  
  Market                  Current       Previous Close    Pct Move
  Singapore             3228.62          3237.81             -0.28
  Bangkok               1573.05          1564.12              0.57
  Manila                  7755.75          7682.26              0.96
  Jakarta                  5669.443         5647.368           0.39
  Kuala Lumpur     1758.67           1772.51             -0.78
  Ho Chi Minh          722.02             719.54              0.34

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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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