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16 November 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 3.56 points or 0.13% lower to 2793.99, taking the year-to-date performance to -3.08%. For longer term observations please go to

The top active stocks today were Singtel, which closed unchanged, DBS, which declined 0.86%, OCBC Bank, which gained 0.57%, UOB, which gained 0.58% and Global Logistic, with a 1.72% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.32%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.02%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Real Estate Investment Trusts Index, which rose 0.78%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - CapitaLand Mall Trust and Ascendas REIT – ended 1.32% higher and 2.27% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which slipped 1.50%. Midas Holdings shares declined 2.27% and Halcyon Agri Corporation remained unchanged.

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

DBXT MSCI Indonesia ETF (+3.04%)

IS MSCI India (-0.15%)

SPDR Gold Shares (-0.09%)

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

Ascendas REIT (+2.27%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (+1.32%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (+0.68%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI22400MBeCW161229 (-8.78%)

HSI22600VTePW170126 (+3.89%)

HSI21000MBePW161229 (+4.29%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

OCBC Bk MB eCW170306 (+6.67%)

UOB MB eCW170201 (+4.55%)

SingtelMBeCW170602 (-5.00%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                             Wednesday                     Tuesday
*ST Index        2,793.99  -3.56        2,797.55  +10.28
Volume:               1,734.3M                  1,714.4M
Value:                $1,259.2M                 $1,213.8M
Gainers/Losers:     201/185                   182/205


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
16 November 2016

The FBM KLCI index lost 2.93 points or 0.18% on Wednesday. The Finance Index fell 0.41% to 14163.34 points, the Properties Index up 0.27% to 1164.03 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.52% to 7798.46 points. The market traded within a range of 13.09 points between an intra-day high of 1637.40 and a low of 1624.31 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include REACH-WA, RGB, AAX, HIBISCS, APFT, VIVOCOM, HSI-C54, CIMB, PERISAI and HSI-H57. Trading volume increased to 1835.49 mil shares worth RM2070.04 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 1342.78 mil shares worth RM1895.94 mil.

Leading Movers were HLFG (+26 sen to RM15.16), SKPETRO (+2 sen to RM1.44), PPB (+16 sen to RM15.98), KLK (+22 sen to RM23.92) and GENTING (+6 sen to RM7.74). Lagging Movers were BAT (-80 sen to RM44.04), MAYBANK (-12 sen to RM7.66), GENM (-7 sen to RM4.50), KLCC (-1 sen to RM7.54) and SIME (-7 sen to RM8.02). Market breadth was negative with 349 gainers as compared to 449 losers.

The KLCI closed lower at 1627.63 points despite overnight gains in Wall Street. Investors were taking profit amid absence of fresh positive leads.

Trade Summary
Date As of:     16 November 2016     
Description              Volume                            Value          Frequency
ETF                         105,200                   12,458,400                      09
Stock           11,154,051,682     9,696,668,948,398             354,584
Right                   73,726,900                  78,224,100                     163
Warrant               16,801,500               752,845,700                      161
Total            11,244,685,282     9,697,512,476,598              354,917


Trading Summary     
As of 16 November 2016     Unit: M.Baht
Type                         Buy              Sell              Net
Institution       7,367.95       4,206.27       3,161.68
Proprietary     4,884.39        6,049.05     -1,164.66
Foreign         14,732.24     16,811.40      -2,079.16
Individual     29,897.64      29,815.51             82.13
Total Trading Value     56,882.23 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Indonesia, Philippines gain; Singapore falls in choppy trade

Indonesian and Philippine stocks rose on Wednesday, snapping three sessions of losses, while Singapore
pared early gains to close marginally lower.  
Energy shares, boosted by an overnight rally in oil prices, led gains in three of the six markets in Southeast Asia.
Oil prices jumped 6 percent on Tuesday on renewed expectations that OPEC will agree later this month to reduce a
global supply glut, but gave up some of the gains in Wednesday's trade.  
Investors are awaiting U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's remarks before the Congressional Joint Economic
Committee on Thursday that could give a hint of how hard and how quickly Republicans may try to overhaul the Fed's powers after Donald Trump's presidential victory.

The outcome of the election may have set off a few tremors in markets but the Fed is on course to raise interest rates next month, a Reuters poll of economists showed.  RPOLL  
"All eyes will be on Yellen speech on Nov. 17", Taye Shim, an analyst with Daewoo Securities in Indonesia said in a note.  
Indonesian stocks  .JKSE  closed 2.1 percent higher, posting their biggest intraday percentage gain since Sept. 15, led by energy and utility shares.  
Indonesian oil and gas producer PT Medco Energi Internasional Tbk  MEDC.JK , ended 4 percent higher and was
among the top gainers in the energy sector.
Philippine stocks closed 1.6 percent higher, led by financials, with SM Prime Holdings Inc  SMPH.SI  gaining 3.9
The Philippines' September remittances was at $2.38 billion, up 6.7 pct year-on-year, a rise that is helping Philippine
markets, said April Lee-Tan at COL Financial Group Inc.
Reversing earlier gains, Thailand  .SETI  and Singapore  .STI  closed marginally lower.
  Market                   Current         previous       Pct Move
  Singapore             2793.99            2797.55     -0.13
  Bangkok               1474.64            1476.46     -0.12
  Manila                  6966.28            6857.15       1.59
  Jakarta                  5185.465          5078.501     2.11
  Kuala Lumpur     1627.63            1630.56      -0.18
  Ho Chi Minh          674.6                674.26        0.05

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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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