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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs  25 November  2013 


25 November 2013

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 7.80 points higher or +0.25% to 3,180.65, taking the year-to-date performance to +0.43%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined -0.10% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -0.36%. The top active stocks were SingTel (-0.54%), DBS (-0.23%), Global Logistic Properties (-1.01%), Keppel Corporation (+0.18%) and Noble Group (+1.40%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Consumer Services Index (+1.27%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Consumer Services Index are Genting Singapore (+1.74%) and Jardine Cycle & Carriage (+1.42%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which declined -2.59% with Biosensors International Group’s share price declining -5.61% and Raffles Medical Group’s share price gaining +0.95%. The FTSE ST Consumer Goods Index declined by -0.26% while the FTSE ST Technology Index gained +0.41%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the SPDR Gold Shares (-0.97%), iShares MSCI India (+2.68%) and SPDR STI ETF (unchanged).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were CapitaMall Trust (unchanged), Suntec REIT (unchanged) and Mapletree Logistics Trust (unchanged).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI23600MBeCW131230 (-3.10%), HSI23400MBePW131230 (-6.17%) and HSI24000MBeCW140129 (unchanged).

The most active stock warrants by value today were DBS MB eCW140204 (-2.97%), UOB MB eCW140303 (+5.03%) and GentingSMBeCW140401 (+8.16%).

Singapore Stock Market
                        Monday                Friday
*ST Index    3,180.65  +7.8    3,172.85  +0.47
Volume:            1,262.8M          1,229.8M
Value:                $698.8M           $771.6M
Gainers/Losers:    173/215            185/188


25 Nov 2013
The FBM KLCI index gained 3.45 points or 0.19% on Monday. The Finance Index increased 0.39% to 16508.49 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.01% to 1279.2 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.01% to 8808.17 points. The market traded within a range of 10.42 points between an intra-day high of 1806.13 and a low of 1795.71 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include SUMATEC, SUMATEC-WB, XOX, TIGER, AT, EAH, SOLUTN, DSCSOL, PATIMAS and INSAS. Trading volume increased to 1746.05 mil shares worth RM1882.95 mil as compared to Friday’s 1502.32 mil shares worth RM1690.98 mil.

Leading Movers were KLK (+12 sen to RM23.80), AMMB (+9 sen to RM7.42), RHBCAP (+8 sen to RM7.57), HLFG (+8 sen to RM15.28) and BAT (+8 sen to RM62.44). Lagging Movers were PETGAS (-22 sen to RM23.32), PETDAG (-14 sen to RM30.14), PPB (-8 sen to RM14.60), GENM (-4 sen to RM4.30) and GENTING (-3 sen to RM9.99). Market breadth was positive with 449 gainers as compared to 342 losers.

The KLCI ended 3.45 points higher at 1797.97 amid overnight gains in Wall Street and investors started off their bargain hunting following last week’s losses in the local bourse.


Thai bourse opens investment info center “SET IC” in northeastern Thailand

BANGKOK, November 24, 2013 – The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) will launch a new financial and investment information center, or SET Investment Center (SET IC), in Ubon Ratchathani University, providing information to students, investors, securities professionals, and the general public in Ubon Ratchathani and its neighboring provinces.
SET President Charamporn Jotikasthira said that expanding financial and investment literacy nationwide is one of SET key missions. SET has continuously placed importance on enhancing the personal financial management and investment expertise of investors, savers, and the general public countrywide, enabling them to learn and access information conveniently, and quickly. A vital key to the success of this mission is to have a strong university network to distribute information throughout the region. Thus, SET has cooperated with the Faculty of Management Science, Ubon Ratchathani University to open a SET IC from November 25.

Pattera Dilokrungthirapop, Chairperson of the Association of Thai Securities Companies (ASCO) said that the SET IC would also enable securities officers in provincial branches to serve investors more effectively, because the officers could learn via the SET IC's online media, training, and other channels. In addition, ASCO would help fund the Young Investor Club of the Faculty of Management Science, Ubon Ratchathani University. This assistance would enable students to study investment, paving the way for them to be prudent investors or professionals in the securities business.

A SET IC follows the concept "Your Investment Center: One You Can Reach," offering a modern and comprehensive learning source equipped with a variety of learning media from SET, including books, journals, and other media. The center provides comprehensive information online, including SETSMART for information on listed companies and stock prices, live broadcasts for Opportunity Day activities, Aspen and Click2win programs, and e-learning on The total value of each SET IC is THB4.5 million.

Currently, there are six SET ICs in universities nationwide, which are Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen, Naresuan, Suratthaini Rajabhat, and Ubon Ratchathaini Universities; and Prince of Songkla University -Hat Yai campus. SET will next launch a SET IC at Kasetsart University-Si Racha campus. For more information, please visit

Trading Summary

As of 25 November 2013         Unit: M.Baht
Type                    Buy             Sell           Net
Institution       2,776.67       2,665.87        110.79     
Proprietary     3,061.13       3,424.10        -362.97     
Foreign          9,206.50      10,676.10     -1,469.60     
Individual     17,136.88       15,415.10     1,721.78     
Total Trading Value              32,181.18 M.Baht     


Vietnam's benchmark VN Index edged up 0.16 percent to close at 506.46 points on Monday as profit taking in real estate stocks erased gains by blue chips, analysts said.

Investors have started buying blue chips of firms which have solid development base and good earnings, said analyst Nguyen Hoai Nam at Maybank Kim Eng Securities.  

Top insurer Baoviet Holdings led the gain, with shares advancing 3.54 percent to close at 41,000 dong ($1.94), its highest since Aug. 22, Reuters data showed.   

Food producer Ma San  rose 2.5 percent, and real estate firm Vingroup nudged up 0.74 percent.

But the gains were almost balanced out by profit taking in other stocks, especially in the real estate sector where share prices have risen significantly in recent weeks, Nam said.

    Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  

                     VN Index       506.46             
              PREV. CLOSE       505.64             
                 % CHANGE        0.16%             
                     HIGH       509.72             
                      LOW       506.08       


SE Asia Stocks-Thai, Philippine shares close at 11-week lows

BANGKOK, Nov 25 - Thai shares fell for a fifth straight session to an 11-week closing low as outflows continued amid political protests, and the Typhoon-struck Philippines suffered loss for a sixth session, while most Southeast Asian stocks saw modest gains in line with Asia on Monday.

Thai SET index  closed down 0.5 percent at 1,352.86, the lowest since Sept. 6, taking its year-to-date loss to 2.8 percent, Asia's third worst.

Foreign investors withdrew a net 1.5 billion baht ($47 million), adding to their net selling of $983 million so far this month to Friday, according to Thomson Reuters data.

The benchmark bounced off a day's low of 1,345.02 helped by some technical-led buying in large cap banks led by shares of Siam Commercial Bank.

Bangkok-based strategist Teerada Charnyingyong of broker Phillip Securities expected the market weakness to continue in the near term, with key support for the SET seen around 1,320, a downside of 10 percent from its high in early October.
The Thai baht fell against the dollar on Monday to its lowest for nearly 11 weeks.   
The Philippine main index underperformed in the region, closing down 1.3 percent at 6,004.26, an 11-week closing low. Shares of  conglomerate GT Capital Holdings dropped 5.7 percent, the biggest percentage loser.
Foreign outflows weighed on share markets across the region, including Indonesia's 2,341 million rupiah ($200,200), Malaysia's 109 million ringgit ($33.9 million) and Phillipine 517 million peso ($11.8 million), Thomson Reuters and stock exchange data showed.  
 Market                     Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*     399.07        400.07       -0.25
 Singapore                3180.65       3172.85       +0.25
 Kuala Lumpur          1797.97       1794.52       +0.19
 Bangkok                  1352.86       1359.07       -0.46
 Jakarta                    4334.80       4317.96       +0.39
 Manila                     6004.26       6084.84       -1.32
 Ho Chi Minh              506.46         505.64       +0.16


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