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24 November 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 20 points or 0.69% higher to 2923.49, taking the year-to-date performance to -13.12%.

The top active stocks today were SingTel, which gained 0.52%, DBS, which gained 0.78%, OCBC Bank, which gained 0.45%, Hongkong Land, which declined 0.54% and UOB, with a 0.61% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.33%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.25%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which rose 2.17%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Keppel Corp and Sembcorp Industries – ended 2.24% higher and 1.51% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which slipped 0.10%. Raffles Medical Group shares rose 0.24% and Tianjin Zhongxin Pharmaceutical Group Corporation remained unchanged.

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

Lyxor China H 10 (-0.63%)

Ishares Usd Asia Bond Etf (-0.10%)

Is Msci India 100 (+0.30%)

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

Ascendas Reit (+1.75%)

Capitamall Trust (+0.53%)

Suntec Reit (+1.64%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI22800MBeCW151230 (-14.38%)

HSI22400MBePW151230 (+8.94%)

HSI23200MBeCW160128 (unchanged)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW160404 (+5.06%)

UOB MB eCW160404 (+5.41%)

KepCorp MBeCW160601A (+9.86%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                                   Tuesday                        Monday
*ST Index              2,923.49  +20          2,903.49  -14.42
Volume:                    1,289.7M                   1,005.9M
Value:                         $825.2M                    $685.1M
Gainers/Losers:           207/169                     163/238


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
23 November 2015

The FBM KLCI index gained 9.01 points or 0.54% on Monday. The Finance Index increased 0.40% to 14135.16 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.10% to 1197.08 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.06% to 7502.73 points. The market traded within a range of 12.33 points between an intra-day high of 1673.92 and a low of 1661.59 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include GENETEC, BORNOIL-WC, INSTACO, GLOTEC, HUBLINE, NEXGRAM, BORNOIL, PUC, PESONA and CONNECT. Trading volume decreased to 2949.13 mil shares worth RM1932.04 mil as compared to Friday’s 2965.92 mil shares worth RM1956.37 mil.

Leading Movers were PETDAG (+80 sen to RM25.00), TENAGA (+30 sen to RM13.42), WPRTS (+8 sen to RM4.30), ASTRO (+4 sen to RM2.88) and YTL (+2 sen to RM1.49). Lagging Movers were RHBCAP (-7 sen to RM5.62), IHH (-6 sen to RM6.50), HLFG (-10 sen to RM13.66), GENM (-3 sen to RM4.23) and PPB (-8 sen to RM15.58). Market breadth was negative with 449 gainers as compared to 474 losers.

The KLCI rose to close at 1670.90 points, lifted by gains in heavyweight counters led by Tenaga and Westports Holding. The performance of our benchmark index was in line with overnight gains in US market.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     24 November 2015     
Description                   Volume                              Value         Frequency
ETF                                 12,600                      5,469,200                    13
Stock                  4,612,787,179       4,033,899,991,494          182,203
Warrant                      6,565,800                  117,502,800                  204
Total                   4,619,365,579       4,034,022,963,494           182,420


Trading Summary

As of  24  November   2015  Unit: M.Baht  
Type                                 Buy                     Sell                     Net
Institution                     3,682.72        4,098.74              -416.02
Proprietary                   3,147.83         3,393.02              -245.20
Foreign                         6,829.45         7,029.80              -200.36
Individual                   19,130.96       18,269.39               861.57
Total Trading Value     32,790.96 M.Baht


Vietnam index hits 1-month low, Vinamilk leads

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index   .VNI  ended down 1.03 percent on Tuesday at 593.83 points, the lowest since Oct. 21, dragged by Vinamilk  VNM.HM  in robust trade.
Shares of all the country's top 10 listed firms headed south, including dairy products maker Vinamilk, Vietnam's biggest company by market value, that fell 3.15 percent. Lender Vietcombank  VCB.HM  also dropped 1.07 percent.

The index, Southeast Asia's best performer so far this year, posted the strongest drop since Sept. 3, with volume hitting 169.7 million shares, well above the five-day average of 141.9 million.
Analysts forecast the index to decline further if investors further sell VNM shares to take profits.  

    Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

           VN Index      593.83             
        PREV. CLOSE      599.99             
           % CHANGE      -1.03%             
               HIGH      599.94             
                LOW      590.41         

SE Asia Stocks-Mixed; Fed rate hike speculation weighs on sentiment

Southeast Asian stock markets struggled and ended mixed on Tuesday, as a possible U.S. interest rate hike next month weighed on investor sentiment.
Singapore shares gained 0.7 percent, Malaysia  .KLSE  added 0.4 percent, closing at its highest since Nov. 9.      The Jakarta Composite Index  .JKSE  added 0.1 percent, although foreign investors sold Indonesian shares worth of $23.8 million.
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  underperformed the region and fell 1 percent to hit a more than one-month low, dragged down by 3.2 percent loss in Vinamilk  VNM.HM .  
 Thai shares  .SETI  fell 0.7 percent, led by telecommunications stocks after Fitch Ratings agency said Thai telecommunications industry will remain under pressure next year.

Advanced Info Service Pcl (AIS)  ADVANC.BK , Thailand's largest mobile operator, fell 1.9 percent, while Thailand's largest full-service telecommunications company True Corp  TRUE.BK  lost 4.4 percent.   
 Market                     Current           Prev Close      Pct Move
 Singapore               2923.49              2903.49            +0.69
 Kuala Lumpur       1677.03              1670.90            +0.37
 Bangkok                 1384.92              1394.22             -0.67
 Jakarta                    4545.38              4541.07            +0.09
 Manila                    6992.60              6996.19             -0.05
 Ho Chi Minh            593.83                599.99             -1.03

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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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