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Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
18 November 2015

The FBM KLCI index lost 5.03 points or 0.30% on Wednesday. The Finance Index fell 0.51% to 14006.47 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.12% to 1197.99 points and the Plantation Index down 0.12% to 7480.18 points. The market traded within a range of 8.37 points between an intra-day high of 1664.64 and a low of 1656.27 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include INSTACO, CAP, IDMENSN, INSTACO-WB, HIBISCS, DSONIC-CE, RGB, TMS, EAH and JAG. Trading volume increased to 2418.36 mil shares worth RM2025.79 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 2181.16 mil shares worth RM2036.96 mil.

Leading Movers were SKPETRO (+3 sen to RM2.13), PETCHEM (+6 sen to RM6.57), HLFG (+10 sen to RM13.80), KLK (+14 sen to RM22.68) and BAT (+36 sen to RM58.38). Lagging Movers were WPRTS (-9 sen to RM4.20), PETGAS (-9 sen to RM22.70), PPB (-16 sen to RM15.40), GENTING (-7 sen to RM7.13) and HLBANK (-10 sen to RM13.60). Market breadth was negative with 400 gainers as compared to 516 losers.

The KLCI failed to sustain its ground in green territory after closing lower at 1656.50 points amid overnight mixed performance in US market. The performance of our local bourse was limited as profit-taking kicked in.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     18 November 2015     
Description                   Volume                             Value             Frequency
ETF                                   5,900                     4,483,100                        09
Stock                  3,386,546,694      4,443,065,146,689              188,848
Right                        32,699,625                   32,699,625                        15
Warrant                      3,626,300                 363,813,900                      184
Total                   3,422,878,519      4,443,466,143,314              189,056


Trading Summary

As of  18 November   2015  Unit: M.Baht  
Type                                 Buy                       Sell                      Net
Institution                      4,325.64         3,220.81              1,104.83
Proprietary                    3,217.42         4,445.07             -1,227.65
Foreign                          7,827.78         9,483.75             -1,655.97
Individual                    20,857.28       19,078.49              1,778.79
Total Trading Value          36,228.12    M.Baht


Vietnam index dips 0.3 pct on worries of dollar gain

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  closed 0.28 percent lower on Wednesday as rising dollar sparked investors' concerns, with most blue-chips falling despite a generally mixed trade session.
Dairy product maker Vinamilk  VNM.HM  closed down 1.49 percent, marking a second straight loss since Monday when it hit a record high close, having earned a combined 37-percent in more than a month on a state divestment plan.
 Investors became more cautious as the Vietnamese dong  VND=VN  fell against the dollar, which could hurt Vietnam's exports-driven economy and devalue Vietnamese equities against global assets, analysts said.
The U.S. currency rose to the highest against the dong since Oct. 6 on the interbank market while the unofficial market rate neared a three-month high on Wednesday.

 The benchmark index lost a combined 1.3 percent so far this week, worse that last week's easing of 0.2 percen.
                 VN Index      603.34             
              PREV. CLOSE      605.05             
                 % CHANGE      -0.28%             
                     HIGH      606.62             
                      LOW      602.13          

SE Asia Stocks-Lower with weak global markets; Indonesia falls back

Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Wednesday in line with global equities, with key indexes in Singapore and Thailand hitting over six-week closing lows, but Indonesia's loosening of bank reserve requirement bolstered selective buying.  

Jakarta composite index  .JKSE  gave up early gains, ending the day 0.07 percent lower.
 Select banks rose after deputy central bank Governor Mirza Adityaswara said on Tuesday the cut in statutory reserve requirements by Bank Indonesia will provide financial institutions with 18 trillion rupiah ($1.30 billion) more in liquidity.  
The move appeared to be an encouraging sign for loan growth outlook, according to analysts.
 Among actively traded, Bank Rakyat Indonesia  BBRI.JK  and Bank Negara Indonesia  BBNI.JK  each rose about 0.5 percent.     

Singapore's index  .STI  slipped 1.1 percent to its lowest close since Oct. 5 while Thai SET index  SETI  shed nearly 1 percent to the lowest close since Oct. 6, with volumes of both well below a 30-day average and similar to most in the region.
Stocks in Malaysia  .KLSE  reversed the gains on Tuesday while Vietnam  .VNI  fell for a third day.  
The Philippine stock market  .PSI  was closed on Wednesday and Thursday as Manila hosts a summit of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum.
 Market                      Current         Prev Close       Pct Move
 Singapore                2886.08             2916.78             -1.05
 Kuala Lumpur        1656.50             1661.53             -0.30
 Bangkok                  1376.82             1390.17             -0.96
 Jakarta                      4497.91            4500.95             -0.07
 Ho Chi Minh              603.34              605.05             -0.28

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This year in Thailand-what next?

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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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