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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs  14 November  2013 


14 November 2013

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 24.34 points higher or +0.77% to 3,191.08, taking the year-to-date performance to +0.76%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained +0.34% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index gained +0.23%. The top active stocks were DBS (+0.83%), Hutchison Port Holdings Trust (-2.84%), Wilmar (+2.31%), SingTel (+0.80%) and OCBC (+0.96%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Consumer Goods Index (+1.85%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Consumer Goods Index are Wilmar International (+2.31%) and Thai Beverage (unchanged). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which declined -0.58% with Bio Sensors International’s share price declining -1.72% and Raffles Medical Group’s share price gaining +0.64%. The FTSE ST Technology Index gained +1.24%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the SPDR Gold Shares (+0.98%), DBXT MSCI CHINA TRN ETF (+1.00%) and DBXT MSCI INDONESIA ETF (-1.73%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Suntec REIT (-1.85%), CapitaCommercial Trust (+1.37%) and CapitaMall Trust (unchanged).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI22400MBeCW131230 (+5.65%), HSI22800MBePW131128 (-8.89%) and HSI23000MBeCW131230 (-1.22%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were DBS MB eCW140204 (+9.80%), Wilmar MBeCW140203 (+17.78%) and UOB MB eCW140103 (+9.89%).
Singapore Stock Market
                        Thursday           Wednesday
*ST Index   3,191.08  +24.34   3,166.74  -13.51
Volume:            1,962.3M              1,797.1M
Value:             $1,017.4M               $963.1M
Gainers/Losers:   228/204                 124/300


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
14 Nov 2013

The FBM KLCI index gained 1.71 points or 0.10% on Thursday. The Finance Index fell 0.24% to 16471.08 points, the Properties Index up 0.19% to 1288.98 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.57% to 8625.14 points. The market traded within a range of 9.49 points between an intra-day high of 1790.03 and a low of 1780.54 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include KNM, AT, MAS, XOX, INSTACO-WB, SOLUTN, SUMATEC, SONA-WA, KNM-WA and INSAS. Trading volume decreased to 1541.77 mil shares worth RM1789.53 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 2245.63 mil shares worth RM2218.20 mil.

Leading Movers were UMW (+52 sen to RM12.76), BAT (+30 sen to RM63.00), GENTING (+18 sen to RM10.40), HLFG (+12 sen to RM15.00) and MISC (+9 sen to RM5.14). Lagging Movers were PETGAS (-38 sen to RM22.72), HLBANK (-28 sen to RM13.90), RHBCAP (-7 sen to RM7.61), PETDAG (-12 sen to RM30.10) and PETCHEM (-5 sen to RM6.65). Market breadth was positive with 503 gainers as compared to 282 losers.

The local bourse erased yesterday’s losses, by inching up 1.71 points to close the day at 1,784.2. The optimistic results mirrored the gains in Wall Street’s after the Federal Reserve nominee Janet Yellen hinted of a continued stimulus as she reckons the economy and labour market have yet to reach the desired outcome. We deem the statement has ease investors’ anxiety across the regions as most peers closed the day with positive results.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     14 November 2013    
Description    Volume                Value   Frequency
ETF           236,000          106,799,000       83
Stock    4,429,451,804    4,744,726,209,445     139,069
Right          320,563       8,317,923          08
Warrant    21,782,296        1,865,932,920    1,428
Total    4,451,790,663    4,746,707,259,288     140,588


Thai bourse donates funds for typhoon victims in the Philippines
BANGKOK, November 14, 2013 – The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) has granted THB 1 million (approx. USD 32,000) through the Thai government to aid the Philippines recover from the ravages of Typhoon Haiyan.

SET Chairman Sathit Limpongpun said that the devastating typhoon caused massive damage to assets and lives in the Philippines, and a continuous flow of international relief efforts was helping revive the country. SET, as one of Thailand’s economic drivers, realized the widespread and long-lasting extent of the catastrophe and was honored to help our friendly neighboring country.

SET President Charamporn Jotikasthira said that Thailand and the Philippines have had long and deep bonds of friendship, similar to the relationship between SET and The Philippines Stock Exchange. Our respective bourses have cooperated closely with other ASEAN exchanges to boost the attractiveness of ASEAN as an investment destination. This donation from SET would expand the ties between our countries and helped relieve the intense suffering of those hit by this typhoon.      

SET Group: “Matching Your Right Financial Opportunities”


Vietnam's benchmark VN Index rose 0.35 percent to close at 497.85 points on Thursday, lifted by gains in some blue chips.
Shares of steel producer Hoa Phat surged 5.56 percent to close at 39,900 dong ($1.89). PetroVietNam Gas, Vietnam's largest listed firm, finished up 0.79 percent having climbed 1.6 percent in earlier trade after it reported a 40 percent rise in net profit over the
January-September period from a year earlier.

These gains were offset by real estate firm HAGL's loss of 2.68 percent. HAGL faced a second accusation from activist group Global Witness on Thursday of failing to address environmental and human rights abuses at its plantations in Cambodia and Laos.
Analysts expected the index would linger at between 495 to 505 points until next week as they had yet to see any major indicators of a bigger movement in the index.

Trading volume was at 65 million shares, lower than the five-day average of 83.5 million.

Here is a snapshot of the VN Index

                     VN Index       497.85              
              PREV. CLOSE       496.12              
                 % CHANGE        0.35%              
                     HIGH       498.82              
                      LOW       496.12              


Southeast Asian stocks rebounded on Thursday, with Indonesia and Malaysia posting their first gains in five sessions, after dovish comments by Federal Reserve Vice Chairwoman Janet Yellen lifted hopes that the loose monetary policy in the United States would continue for sometime.

Jakarta's Composite Index  rose 1.5 percent, ending a four-day losing streak, while Malaysia's index inched up 0.1 percent after four sessions of losses.

Foreign investors sold Indonesian shares worth a net 139,721 million rupiah ($12.04 million) and offloaded Malaysian stocks worth a net 291 million ringgit ($90.55 million), stock exchange and Thomson Reuters data showed.

The Thai SET index  was up 0.8 percent at a one-week closing high of 1,415.69, with domestic institutions net buyers worth 2 billion baht ($63.27 million) while foreign investors sold a net 1.5 billion baht ($47.45 million), stock exchange data showed.

Singapore climbed 0.8 percent after two days of falls, while the Philippines posted a modest 0.1 percent gain as concerns remained over the impact of the super Typhoon Haiyan.  

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index rose 0.35 percent, lifted by gains in some blue chips.  
 Market                    Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*   409.24        405.54       +0.91
 Singapore              3191.08       3166.74       +0.77
 Kuala Lumpur        1784.20       1782.49       +0.10
 Bangkok                1415.69       1404.77       +0.78
 Jakarta                  4367.37       4301.89       +1.52
 Manila                   6327.88       6320.96       +0.11
 Ho Chi Minh            497.85         496.12       +0.35


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