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08 May 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 19.23 points or 0.56% higher to 3452.01, taking the year-to-date performance to +2.58%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 0.96%, UOB, which gained closed unchanged, SingTel, which gained 0.47%, Noble, which declined 1.19% and CapitaLand, with a 0.56% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.01%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.19%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Industrials Index, which rose 1.19%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Jardine Matheson Holdings and Jardine Strategic Holdings – ended 2.15% higher and 1.91% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which slipped 0.39%. Keppel Corp shares remained unchanged and Sembcorp Industries declined 2.67%.

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

DBXT MSCI Asia Ex Japan ETF (+0.05%)

Ishares Usd Asia Bond ETF (-0.09%)

STI ETF (+0.58%)

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

Ascendas REIT (+0.41%)

CapitaCom Trust (-1.22%)

Suntec REIT (-0.58%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI29000MBeCW150629 (+12.77%)

HSI26200MBePW150629 (-12.58%)

HSI28200MBeCW150629 (+14.39%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

UOB MB eCW151002 (+0.69%)

DBS MB eCW151001 (+4.96%)

KepCorp MBeCW150901 (+1.14%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                                     Friday                         Thursday
*ST Index        3,452.01  +19.23          3,432.78  -27.01
Volume:                 1,222.9M                       1,451.1M
Value:                      $990.9M                        $1,113M
Gainers/Losers:      236/200                          111/349


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
08 May 2015

The FBM KLCI index gained 2.55 points or 0.14% on Friday. The Finance Index increased 0.38% to 16061.6 points, the Properties Index up 0.43% to 1320.1 points and the Plantation Index down 0.21% to 7512.69 points. The market traded within a range of 8.93 points between an intra-day high of 1814.28 and a low of 1805.35 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include KANGER-WA, KANGER, NEXGRAM, SKPRES, FRONTKN, SKPRES-WA, LFECORP, PERWAJA, VSOLAR and BIOHLDG. Trading volume decreased to 1518.07 mil shares worth RM1973.08 mil as compared to Thursday’s 1556.63 mil shares worth RM1971.31 mil.

Leading Movers were MAYBANK (+14 sen to RM9.29), YTL (+2 sen to RM1.67), SIME (+9 sen to RM9.03), UMW (+6 sen to RM10.80) and PETDAG (+12 sen to RM21.68). Lagging Movers were AXIATA (-6 sen to RM6.62), GENTING (-6 sen to RM8.86), IOICORP (-2 sen to RM4.20), PETGAS (-10 sen to RM22.78) and SKPETRO (-1 sen to RM2.77). Market breadth was positive with 461 gainers as compared to 316 losers.

The KLCI inched up 2.55 points to 1807.65 as investors leveraged on yesterday’s selling pressure amid overnight gain in US markets. The performance of our benchmark index was buoyed by buying in heavyweight counters like Maybank, YTL and SIME.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     08 May 2015   
Description                Volume                         Value         Frequency
ETF                              4,200                    2,591,500                    12
Stock            6,444,995,125    5,150,739,046,270          202,708
Right                                 00                                  00                   00
Warrant                8,211,100                342,166,700                  851
Total             6,453,210,425     5,151,083,804,470          203,571


As of   8 May   2015  Unit: M.Baht 

Type                                 Buy                    Sell                     Net
Institution                     6,125.40       3,747.43                2,377.97
Proprietary                      709.56       5,481.82                  -772.27
Foreign                         9,739.49     10,211.66                  -472.17
Individual                   18,196.99     19,330.52              -1,133.54
Total Trading Value     38,771.43 M.Baht


Vietnam index ends up 0.3 pct, banks support

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  edged slightly up on Friday, to close near a two-week high for the second straight session, with banking stocks leading the gainers after the central bank devalued the dong on Thursday.
The index closed off an intraday high at its highest level since April 27, with 72.95 million shares traded, below the five-day average of 92.34 million shares, Reuters data showed.
BIDV  closed up 2.99 percent, followed by Vietcombank , the biggest bank in terms of market value,  VietinBank   and Military Bank .     
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index   at the close

                   VN Index       554.51              
                PREV. CLOSE       552.98              
                   % CHANGE        0.28%              
                       HIGH       556.39              
                        LOW       550.93              


SE Asia Stocks-Indonesia outperforms on week; coal miners lead

Southeast Asian stock markets mostly rose on Friday as Indonesia capped its best weekly gain since January led by select coal mining shares, while gains in Thai banks helped the broader SET index bounce off six-week lows.

The Jakarta composite index  closed up 0.6 percent, taking its weekly gain to 1.9 percent, the biggest since the week ended Jan. 23 and the best performing index in the region.
Shares of Indo Tambangraya Megah   jumped 5.6 percent, the top percentage gainer on MSCI's Indonesia index . Shares of United Tractors   and Bukit Asam  were also among top performers.
Bangkok's SET index    ended up 0.8 percent on the day, falling 1.1 percent on the week. It slipped to 1,494.92 at one point, the lowest since March 27.
Bargain hunting emerged in oversold large cap banks such as Siam Commercial Bank   and Kasikornbank .
Improving sentiment in global markets helped stocks in Singapore   and Malaysia  snap losing streaks, trimming their losses on the week to 1 percent and 0.6 percent, respectively.  
Vietnam   rose for a second day, ending the week 1.4 percent lower with market strategists citing the devaluation of it dong currency as being supportive of sentiment. The Philippines   fell for a third day, with a modest weekly gain of 0.6 percent.
Corporate earnings have been mixed to date. Thai PTT Global Chemical  lost 1.2 percent after a quarterly earnings drop due to weak oil prices. Singapore's Wilmar International  rose 0.3 percent following a quarterly profit jump.
 Market                     Current         Prev Close    Pct Move
 Singapore              3452.01            3432.78           +0.56
 Kuala Lumpur        1807.65            1805.10          +0.14
 Bangkok                 1510.51            1498.31           +0.81
 Jakarta                    5182.21           5150.49           +0.62
 Manila                     7763.21            7816.27            -0.68
 Ho Chi Minh             554.51              552.98           +0.28

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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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