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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs  19 November  2013 


19 November 2013

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 10.95 points lower or -0.34% to 3,192.08, taking the year-to-date performance to +0.79%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined -0.15% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -0.20%. The top active stocks were SingTel (-1.59%), Wilmar (+2.55%), DBS (-0.29%), Keppel Corp (+0.27%) and People’s Food (+0.84%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Health Care Index (+0.57%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Health Care Index are Biosensors International Group (+1.12%) and Raffles Medical Group (unchanged). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Telecommunications Index, which declined -1.47% with SingTel’s share price declining -1.60% and StarHub’s share price declining -0.23%. The FTSE ST Technology Index gained +0.12% while the FTSE ST Consumer Goods Index declined by -0.19%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the SPDR Gold Shares (-0.73%), iShares MSCI India (+2.07%) and DBXT CSI300 ETF (-1.58%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Suntec REIT (unchanged), Ascendas REIT (unchanged) and CapitaMall Trust (-0.75%).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI23600MBeCW131230 (+29.52%), HSI22800MBePW131230 (unchanged) and HSI23400MBePW131230 (-2.33%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were UOB MB eCW140103 (-5.66%), KepCorp MBeCW140203 (+1.27%) and DBS MB eCW140204 (-4.04%).

Singapore Stock Market
                          Tuesday               Monday
*ST Index     3,192.08  -10.95   3,203.03  +1.76
Volume:             1,690.1M            2,422M
Value:                 $892.3M           $982.9M
Gainers/Losers:     176/264           203/213


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
19 Nov 2013

The FBM KLCI index gained 14.77 points or 0.82% on Tuesday. The Finance Index fell 0.18% to 16502.25 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.05% to 1295.66 points and the Plantation Index rose 2.34% to 8973.86 points. The market traded within a range of 19.12 points between an intra-day high of 1813.51 and a low of 1794.39 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include MAS, TMS, INSTACO, SIME, MAXIS, DIGI, PCHEM, FGV, GENM and AMBANK. Trading volume increased to 1822.81 mil shares worth RM2590.34 mil as compared to Monday’s 1509.77 mil shares worth RM1882.76 mil.

Leading Movers were KLK (+104 sen to RM24.74), PETGAS (+42 sen to RM23.60), BAT (+36 sen to RM63.46), MISC (+31 sen to RM5.50) and FGV (+22 sen to RM4.52). Lagging Movers were MAYBANK (-18 sen to RM9.65), UMW (-2 sen to RM12.78), DIGI (-1 sen to RM4.79) and UEMS (-1 sen to RM2.31). Market breadth was positive with 412 gainers as compared to 386 losers.

The KLCI surged and closed at 1807.16 points after easing from an intra-day high of 1813.51 points. The KLCI was lifted mainly by the gains in MISC and plantation stocks as plantation stocks were back into the limelight following the recent surge of CPO price.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     19 November 2013    
Description    Volume                  Value    Frequency
ETF             7,500              5,290,000         06
Stock     3,808,390,211      4,342,579,849,481     119,641
Right         2,938,489             75,369,065         45
Warrant     17,552,062            971,400,620      1,490
Total     3,828,888,262      4,343,631,909,166    121,182


Trading Summary

As of 19 November 2013         Unit: M.Baht
Type                     Buy             Sell           Net
Institution       2,816.53      1,971.22      845.31     
Proprietary     2,468.13       2,451.24       16.88     
Foreign         10,120.31     10,088.91       31.41     
Individual      17,662.31     18,555.92     -893.61     
Total Trading Value     33,067.28 M.Baht          


Vietnam's benchmark VN Index edged down 0.35 percent to close at 504.71 points on Tuesday as gains of several stocks were erased by profit booking in other shares, analysts said.

Shares of PetroVietNam Gas, the country's biggest listed firm, lost 1.54 percent and Hanoi-based lender Vietcombank dropped 2.35 percent.
Real estate firm Vingroup was among those that resisted the fall. Its stocks rose 1.49 percent to 68,000 dong ($3.22) each.
The index could rebound after several more falls caused by profit taking, analysts said.

"These correction sessions are opportunities for investors to pick up cheap stocks and restructure their portfolio before the index rises again," said analyst Le Dac An at Tan Viet Securities.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  

                 VN Index       504.71             
              PREV. CLOSE       506.48             
                 % CHANGE       -0.35%             
                     HIGH       507.63             
                      LOW       504.71             


Most Southeast Asian stocks eased on Tuesday, with the Philippines ending at its lowest in more than a week amid concerns over the impact of a typhoon on inflation while Thai shares retreated, wary of political uncertainty and the economic outlook.
The Philippine key index fell 1.2 percent to 6,267.85, the lowest close since Nov. 11, led down by Energy Development Corp, which fell 11.6 percent, the biggest percentage loser on the benchmark.

The Philippine central bank raised its inflation forecasts for this year and next as typhoon-related supply disruptions could send consumer prices higher in November and December.

The Thai index fell 0.8 percent to a near one-week closing low of 1,412.44, after three sessions of gains. Shares of carrier Thai Airways International  and telecoms firm Advanced Info Service led the decliners.

Investors cut risk holdings ahead of a court ruling on Thailand's charter amendment on Wednesday and as the Senate continued a debate on the government's proposed 2-trillion-baht ($63.34 billion) infrastructure loan bill.
Stocks in Indonesia edged up 0.1 percent, recouping earlier losses while both Singapore and Vietnam ended weaker as global shares edged back from near six-year highs amid concerns the latest rally may have been overdone.

Bucking the trend, Malaysia's key index  climbed 0.8 percent to the highest close in more than two weeks, extending its gain for a fourth session following the release last week of upbeat economic data for the third quarter.   

 Market             Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*   410.72        411.31       -0.14
 Singapore          3192.08       3203.03       -0.34
 Kuala Lumpur       1807.16       1792.39       +0.82
 Bangkok            1412.44       1423.96       -0.81
 Jakarta            4398.34       4393.59       +0.11
 Manila             6267.85       6343.25       -1.19
 Ho Chi Minh         504.71        506.48       -0.35


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