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*ST Index        3,060.85  +42.05        3,018.8  +52.35
Volume:                    2,331M                    2,268M
Value:                  $1,230.3M               $1,483.1M
Gainers/Losers:        226/175                   259/151


04 October 2018
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
01 November 2018

The FBM KLCI index lost 2.35 points or 0.14% on Thursday. The Finance Index fell 0.27% to 17202.44 points, the Properties Index up 0.29% to 879.72 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.02% to 7360.5 points. The market traded within a range of 10.11 points between an intra-day high of 1711.39 and a low of 1701.28 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include SEACERA, DSONIC, PRESBHD, ORION, HIBISCS, MYEG, HSI-H4V, NGGB-WA, SEACERA-WC and HSI-C3X. Trading volume decreased to 2180.55 mil shares worth RM1660.32 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 2332.86 mil shares worth RM2377.33 mil.

Leading Movers were MISC (+51 sen to RM6.61), SIME (+8 sen to RM2.28), RHBBANK (+8 sen to RM5.31), GENM (+4 sen to RM4.53) and AXIATA (+3 sen to RM3.44). Lagging Movers were DIGI (-9 sen to RM4.22), PMETAL (-10 sen to RM4.74), PPB (-20 sen to RM16.56), DIALOG (-4 sen to RM3.35) and TENAGA (-14 sen to RM14.56). Market breadth was positive with 434 gainers as compared to 364 losers.

The KLCI halted its winning streak and closed lower at 1706.92 points despite overnight gain in US market. The performance of our benchmark index was limited as profit taking kicked in.


Trading Summary
Date : Thursday, 01-Nov-2018

Description        Volume (Shares/Unit)           Value (Rupiah)       Frequency
ETF                                      65,300                       32,685,100                   45
Stock                        9,545,468,196            8,548,094,321,232         398,765
Warrant                       123,719,085                 13,158,308,925             9,763
Total                         9,669,252,581            8,561,285,315,257         408,573


Trading Summary     

Type                           Buy              Sell               Net
Institution            7,574.73        3,009.77      4,564.96
Proprietary          6,012.00         5,879.63        132.37
Foreign              18,616.79      20,194.86     -1,578.08
Individual          18,723.70      21,842.95     -3,119.25
Total Trading Value     50,927.21 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Subdued; Singapore hits 1-week high as lenders jump

Singapore shares climbed to a one-week high on Thursday as lenders rallied after Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp posted a record quarterly profit, while other markets in the region were subdued.
Singapore shares  .STI  ended 1.4 percent higher after lender OCBC  OCBC.SI  reported a 12 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by higher net interest income and a decline in allowances for bad debts.

Shares of OCBC closed 3.8 percent higher while rival DBS Group Holdings Ltd  DBSM.SI , the largest lender in Southeast Asia, rose 2.1 percent to a one-week high. DBS Group will report its results next week.
However, escalating trade war woes between Washington and Beijing weakened factory activity and export orders across Asian countries. Manufacturing surveys showed contraction in factory activity in Malaysia as conditions for exporters and factories were deteriorating.
Malaysian shares  .KLSE  declined 0.1 percent, snapping a three-day gaining streak.
Malaysia's biggest lender by market value, Malayan Banking Bhd  MBBM.KL , lost 1 percent and Hong Leong Bank Bhd  HLBB.KL slumped to a more than one-week low.
Indonesian shares  .JKSE  ended marginally up after data showed the country's annual inflation rate accelerated to 3.06 percent in October, faster than September's 2.88 percent, but remained within the central bank's comfort range.  
However, the country's central bank said it will inject liquidity at any sign of problem in the banking sector as loan
growth accelerates.  
Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk PT  BMRI.JK  ended the session 5.5 percent higher while consumer goods maker Unilever Indonesia Tbk PT  UNVR.JK  shed 2.4 percent.
Thai shares  .SETI  closed flat after losses in energy stocks offset gains in most other sectors.
Petroleum and gas company PTT Pcl  PTT.BK  lost 2.9 percent, snapping a three-day winning streak as oil prices fell.  
Data released earlier in the day showed Thailand's annual headline consumer price index rose 1.23 percent in October, slightly below analysts' forecast.
Vietnam shares  .VNI  ended 0.7 percent lower while the Philippine market was closed for a public holiday.
  Market               Current       Previous close     Pct Move
  Singapore          3060.85              3018.8             1.39
  Bangkok            1667.55              1669.09          -0.09
  Jakarta               5835.92              5831.65           0.07
  Kuala Lumpur   1706.92              1709.27          -0.14
  Ho Chi Minh       907.96                914.76          -0.74

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 • Women Shariah scholars see gender gap closing
• Bank Indonesia may hold key rate as inflation hits 7 percent
• Bursa Malaysia to revamp business rules
• Private property prices hit new high in Singapore • Bangkok moves on mass transport
• Thai retailers are upbeat
• Rice exports likely to decline • Vietnamese PM projects 10-year socioeconomic plan


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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