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18 November 2014

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended +25.06 points higher or +0.76% to 3313.73, taking the year-to-date performance to +4.70%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained +0.28% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index gained +0.37%. The top active stocks were Genting Sing (+2.87%), Global Logistic (+1.19%), SingTel (+0.76%), DBS (+0.88%) and Wilmar Intl (+1.89%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Consumer Services Index (+1.32%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Consumer Services Index are Jardine Cycle & Carriage (+2.51%) and Genting Singapore (+2.87%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which declined -0.15% with Raffles Medical Group’s share price declining -0.26 % and Biosensors International Group’s share price declining -0.83%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the SPDR Gold Shares (+0.46%), IS MSCI India (+0.13%), STI ETF (+0.30%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Suntec REIT (+2.43%), Ascendas REIT (+0.44%), CapitaCom Trust (+1.80%).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI23800MBeCW141230 (-24.79%), HSI23600MBePW141230 (+26.85%), HSI24400MBeCW141230 (-24.10%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were DBS MB eCW150602 (+6.73%), UOB MB eCW150415 (+6.72%), OCBC Bk MBeCW150413 (+3.70%).

 Singapore Stock Market
                                    Tuesday                         Monday
*ST Index            3,313.73  +25.06             3,288.67  -27
Volume:                      1,282.3M                     1,225.5M
Value:                          $1,009M                   $1,030.3M
Gainers/Losers:             235/181                       152/318


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
18 Nov 2014

The FBM KLCI index gained 11.90 points or 0.66% on Tuesday. The Finance Index increased 0.33% to 16434.85 points, the Properties Index up 0.18% to 1403.5 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.29% to 8342.46 points. The market traded within a range of 13.03 points between an intra-day high of 1818.38 and a low of 1805.35 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include SYSTECH, IFCAMSC-WA, IFCAMSC, AAX, SUMATEC, KNM, PERISAI, YGL, EFFICEN and NEXGRAM. Trading volume increased to 1755.30 mil shares worth RM1708.35 mil as compared to Monday’s 1411.41 mil shares worth RM1386.29 mil.

Leading Movers were KLK (+108 sen to RM23.66), KLCC (+24 sen to RM6.92), DIGI (+21 sen to RM6.16), AXIATA (+19 sen to RM7.20) and PPB (+30 sen to RM15.06). Lagging Movers were IOICORP (-10 sen to RM4.60), PETDAG (-18 sen to RM18.70), FGV (-4 sen to RM3.36), GENM (-4 sen to RM4.03) and GENTING (-6 sen to RM8.90). Market breadth was positive with 437 gainers as compared to 345 losers.

The KLCI closed 11.90 points higher to settle at 1818.38 points. The local bourse today experienced a mild technical rebound, on bargain hunting activities. Regionally, Asian markets were mixed, with Japanese shares reacting positively to a delayed sales-tax increase, additional stimulus and a call for election. Meanwhile, other investors weighed in on declining oil prices, the anticipation of more European monetary stimulus, and a drop in Chinese home prices.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     18 November 2014
Description                    Volume                          Value         Frequency
ETF                                14,100                   9,763,000                   49
Stock                  6,279,337,013     5,324,839,045,932          246,011
Warrant                    27,056,800            1,397,543,600              3,618
Total                    6,306,407,913     5,326,246,352,532          249,678


Trading Summary

As of   18 November  2014         Unit: M.Baht
Type                           Buy                   Sell                   Net
Institution               2,983.23          3,655.08            -671.85     
Proprietary            4,728.35           3,743.76             984.59     
Foreign                10,263.82           8,835.42         1,428.40     
Individual             33,072.75         34,813.89        -1,741.14     
Total Trading Value     51,048.15 M.Baht     


Vietnam index nears 3-wk low on late selling

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index   dropped 1.11 percent as strong selling emerged at late trade on Tuesday that dragged the market down to the lowest
close in nearly three weeks.

Most blue-chips lost ground, led by food producer Masan Group  <MSN.HM>  that fell 3.57 percent and PetroVietNam Gas , the country's biggest listed firm by market capitalisation, with a 0.96 percent decline.

Vietnamese equities were almost flat by midday before investors stepped up selling in the afternoon session, but analysts said the market may be on track for further gains later this month.

"If the market was in a falling trend, it would have lost sharply already," said analyst Vu Thi Thu Trang of APEC Securities.
"There have been several market talks of some arrests which turned out to be untrue, so there was a sign of using negative news to buy shares at cheaper prices," Trang added.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index    at the close

                      VN Index       594.25              
              PREV. CLOSE       600.93              
                 % CHANGE       -1.11%              
                     HIGH       602.53              
                      LOW       594.25              


SE Asia Stocks-Indonesia near 4-week high; Bank Indonesia rate decision awaited

Indonesia's key index hit a near four-week closing high on Tuesday as rate-sensitive stocks advanced before Bank Indonesia announced its interest rate
decision, a day after the president raised subsidised fuel prices to help fund his reform agenda.
The market awaited the central bank announcement due later in the day, while Finance Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro said the government is expected to save up to 140 trillion rupiah ($11.54 billion) next year from a cut in fuel subsidy.  
The benchmark Jakarta's composite index   rose 0.96 percent to 5,102.47, its day high and the highest close since Oct. 23. Shares of Bank Rakyat Indonesia   and Bank Mandiri  were top actively-traded stocks by turnover.

The current policy interest rate level is supportive to rising inflationary pressure, broker Bahana Securities said.
"There is no need for BI to raise interest rate for now on sufficient cushion of spread between its policy rate of 7.5 percent and core inflation which is running at 4 percent," said Harry Su, head of research of Bahana Securities in Jakarta.
However, he expects Bank Indonesia to raise interest rates by 25 basis points next year to take into account any possible rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve.  
Thai shares   closed up 0.8 percent at a two-week high. The cabinet approved, as expected, a project to build dual-track railways, lifting the outlook of construction industry. Shares of Italian Thai Development  outperformed, up 7 percent.  
Among regional gainers, Philippine index   rose for a third day to a more than two-week closing high, with inflows lifting shares of BDO Unibank  and property firm Megaworld Corp , stock exchange data showed.
 Market                     Current         Prev Close    Pct Move
 Singapore                3313.73           3288.67          +0.76
 Kuala Lumpur         1818.38           1806.48           +0.66
 Bangkok                 1581.27           1569.07           +0.78
 Jakarta                    5102.47           5053.94           +0.96
 Manila                     7275.66           7229.72           +0.64
 Ho Chi Minh             594.25             600.93             -1.11

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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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