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12 November 2014

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended -8.44 points lower or -0.26% to 3283.71, taking the year-to-date performance to +3.75%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined -0.03% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -0.16%. The top active stocks were SingTel (+0.79%), DBS (-0.88%), Global Logistic (-2.27%), Genting Sing (-2.40%) and UOB (-0.82%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index (+1.06%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index are Midas Holdings (+1.59%) and Geo Energy Resources (+2.27%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which declined -0.91% with Keppel Corp’s share price declining -1.06% and Sembcorp Industries’s share price declining -0.86%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the STI ETF (-0.30%), CIMB FTSE Asean40 (-0.95%), IS MSCI India (+0.13%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were CapitaMall Trust (-0.76%), Suntec REIT (+0.27%), CapitaCom Trust (-0.30%).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI23600MBePW141230 (-6.56%), HSI24400MBeCW141230 (+10.11%), HSI23800MBeCW141230 (+6.25%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were DBS MB eCW150602 (unchanged), UOB MB eCW150415 (unchanged), UOB MB eCW150302 (-9.77%).
 Singapore Stock Market
                       Wednesday                  Tuesday
*ST Index     3,283.71  -8.44     3,292.15  -8.85
Volume:              999.9M              1,149.5M
Value:            $1,018.1M               $989.1M
Gainers/Losers:  195/219                150/242


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
12 Nov 2014

The FBM KLCI index lost 8.87 points or 0.49% on Wednesday. The Finance Index fell 0.99% to 16424.81 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.20% to 1419.02 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.50% to 8465.49 points. The market traded within a range of 8.04 points between an intra-day high of 1824.83 and a low of 1816.79 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include MINETEC, MINETEC-OR, NOVAMSC, ASIABIO, JAKS, PERISAI, TDEX, K1, IFCAMSC-WA and EFFICEN. Trading volume decreased to 1691.60 mil shares worth RM1815.88 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 2252.04 mil shares worth RM1860.29 mil.

Leading Movers were FGV (+9 sen to RM3.61), TENAGA (+26 sen to RM13.40), MAXIS (+12 sen to RM6.84), TM (+8 sen to RM7.20) and KLK (+8 sen to RM23.00). Lagging Movers were PETGAS (-62 sen to RM21.34), MISC (-19 sen to RM7.63), IHH (-11 sen to RM4.67), AMMB (-13 sen to RM6.36) and GENM (-8 sen to RM4.09). Market breadth was negative with 265 gainers as compared to 510 losers.

The KLCI ended lower at 1816.24 points. Trading sentiment was muted on absence of fresh market leads. The weak ringgit and the subdued oil prices continued to dampen sentiment.


Trading Summary

As of   12 November  2014         Unit: M.Baht
Type                           Buy                     Sell                Net
Institution              2,041.80             3,259.13       1,217.33     
Proprietary            3,492.54            3,318.44          174.09     
Foreign                 7,940.58             7,435.31          505.27     
Individual            37,914.89           37,376.92          537.97     
Total Trading Value     51,389.80 M.Baht     


Vietnam index ends flat, blue chips dip

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  ended nearly flat on Wednesday, closing 0.04 percent lower as investors sold some blue-chip stocks such as
PetroVietNam Gas .
Shares in GAS, Vietnam's biggest company by market value, closed down 0.93 percent after the company reported a slight drop in its January-September net profit from a year earlier on Tuesday.  
Steel producer Hoa Sen Group , Kinh Do Corp   and FPT Corp   were among the 74 stocks that headed south on Wednesday, which has in turn pulled down the index even though 130 others gained.
Investors sold more stocks in the afternoon session, bringing the full-day volume to 126.58 million shares, above the five-day average of 110 million shares, Reuters data show.   
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  at the close.       

                        VN Index       604.01              
               PREV. CLOSE       604.23              
                  % CHANGE       -0.04%              
                      HIGH       606.36              
                       LOW       603.12              

SE Asia Stocks-Most down; Thai shares fall to 2-week low

Thailand stocks hit a two-week low on Wednesday while most Southeast Asian markets ended weaker as financials dragged the region's markets, while Indonesia bucked the trend helped by higher foreign inflows.  
Thailand's SET index  closed 0.6 percent weaker at its lowest close since Oct. 28, surrendering early gains, with Siam Commercial Bank  and Bank of Ayudhya  falling 0.8 percent and 1.6 percent respectively.  
 Foreign investors, however, bought a net $15.4 million worth of Thai shares on Wednesday, exchange data showed.  
Singapore's Straits Times Index   fell 0.3 percent, and Malaysia's main stock index   closed 0.5 percent weaker despite $14.37 million of offshore inflows while Vietnam edged down 0.04 percent.  
Foreign investors bought a net $174.88 million worth of Indonesian shares, Thomson Reuters data showed, helping the main Jakarta stock index close 0.3 percent firmer.  
The index retreated from higher gains in early trade with uncertainty over the Indonesian government's plan to raise fuel prices as a step towards cutting subsidy spending weighed on sentiment.  
The Philippine stock index  also gained 0.4 percent.  For Asian Companies click;*:nTOPEQA   

 Market                     Current     Prev Close        Pct Move
 Singapore               3283.71         3292.15              -0.26
 Kuala Lumpur        1816.24          1825.11              -0.49
 Bangkok                1562.03          1571.20              -0.58
 Jakarta                   5048.84          5032.28             +0.33
 Manila                   7232.87           7204.55             +0.39
 Ho Chi Minh            604.01             604.23             -0.04

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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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