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26 November 2014

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended +0.94 points higher or +0.03% to 3345.93, taking the year-to-date performance to +5.72%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained +0.08% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index gained +0.08%. The top active stocks were SingTel (+0.26%), Global Logistic (+1.52%), DBS (-0.40%), OCBC Bank (+1.26%) and UOB (-0.42%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Consumer Services Index (+0.40%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Consumer Services Index are Jardine Cycle & Carriage (+0.29%) and Genting Singapore (+0.44%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Utilities Index, which declined -0.97% with United Envirotech’s share price declining -0.61% and Hyflux’s share price gaining +1.09%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the IS MSCI India (+0.78%), SPDR Gold Shares (-0.22%), United SSE 50 China ETF (+2.33%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Suntec REIT (+0.26%), Ascendas REIT (+0.87%), CapitaMall Trust (+0.51%).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI23800MBeCW141230 (+20.35%), HSI24400MBeCW141230 (+18.67%), HSI23600MBePW141230 (-20.00%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were OCBC Bk MBeCW150413 (+6.38%), KepCorp MBePW150330 (-5.88%), UOB MB eCW150415 (unchanged).

Singapore Stock Market
                                 Wednesday          Tuesday
*ST Index          3,349.66  +4.67     3,344.99  +4.46
Volume:                  1,630.7M                  1,775M
Value:                   $1,209.4M             $1,833.5M
Gainers/Losers:         224/186                  172/233


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
26 Nov 2014

The FBM KLCI index gained 3.61 points or 0.20% on Wednesday. The Finance Index increased 0.50% to 16393.2 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.44% to 1403.35 points and the Plantation Index down 0.31% to 8332.78 points. The market traded within a range of 8.29 points between an intra-day high of 1845.08 and a low of 1836.79 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include MINETEC, MUIIND, NOVAMSC, JAG, KNM, HUBLINE, PRIVA, SYSTECH, NEXGRAM and SONA-WA. Trading volume decreased to 1733.52 mil shares worth RM1469.41 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 2091.17 mil shares worth RM2462.91 mil.

Leading Movers were BAT (+186 sen to RM71.52), GENM (+9 sen to RM4.21), GENTING (+11 sen to RM9.20), TENAGA (+16 sen to RM14.52) and PBBANK (+16 sen to RM18.60). Lagging Movers were TM (-26 sen to RM7.24), MAXIS (-1 sen to RM7.05), SKPETRO (-3 sen to RM3.23), PETCHEM (-5 sen to RM5.73) and ASTRO (-3 sen to RM3.47). Market breadth was negative with 321 gainers as compared to 452 losers.

The day ended with the KLCI closing marginally higher at 1842.17 points despite the overnight losses in Wall Street and the drop of US consumer confidence to five-month low. However, market breadth was weaker as investors were taking profit after the surge of our local bourse in the past few days.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     26 November 2014    
Description                 Volume                           Value         Frequency
Total               5,740,375,257      4,720,192,625,308           218,617
ETF                            12,800                    9,864,500                    94
Stock              5,722,254,257      4,719,603,356,908           217,800
Warrant                18,108,200                579,403,900                  723


Trading Summary

As of   26 November  2014         Unit: M.Baht
Type                              Buy              Sell                 Net
Institution                4,602.57       4,816.23           -213.66     
Proprietary              5,707.07       4,046.27         1,660.80     
Foreign                   8,308.63        8,199.49            109.14     
Individual               41,977.21     43,533.49        -1,556.28     
Total Trading Value     60,595.48 M.Baht     


Vietnam index ends at 5-mth low, energy stocks fall

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  dropped 1.68 percent to close at 576.04 points, the lowest since June 25, on widespread selling, led by the oil and
gas sector following a sharp drop in global oil prices.
A meeting between OPEC members Saudi Arabia and Venezuela with Russia and Mexico resulted in no deal to curb output against a 30 percent slump in prices since June, dragging Brent down before it rebounded on Wednesday as Saudi Arabia's oil minister said the oil market would stabilise.
Shares of PetroVietNam Gas , Vietnam's biggest firm by market value, fell 4.57 percent to end at 94,000 dong ($4.39), a level unseen since late May, and other energy shares also dropped, including Petrovietnam Drilling & Well Services Corp  with a 3.49 percent decline.
Most Vietnamese equities fell slightly, while Saigon Securities Incorp , Vietnam's top brokerage by market share, bucked the trend to close up 0.68 percent with volume nearing a two-month high.
SSI shares may be sought by two major exchange-traded funds db x-trackers FTSE Vietnam   and Market Vectors Vietnam   during their restructuring in December, said analyst Uyen Nguyen of ACB Securities in a note to clients on Wednesday.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index   at the close

                         VN Index       475.24              
              P  REV. CLOSE       473.02              
                   % CHANGE        0.47%              
                     HIGH       475.24              
                      LOW       470.81              

SE Asia Stocks-Vietnam underperforms as energy stocks drag; others rangebound  

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  dropped 1.7 percent on Wednesday to a five-month closing low, dragged lower by the oil and gas sector on a sharp drop in global oil prices.  
The meeting between Saudi Arabia and Venezuela with non-OPEC oil producers Russia and Mexico on Tuesday resulted in no deal to curb output against a 30 percent slump in prices since June, dragging Brent down before it rebounded on Wednesday on comments by Saudi Arabia's oil minister that the oil market would stabilise.
Analysts said investors waited for clues about the global economy from U.S. data, including personal income and spending, durable goods orders, and weekly jobless claims, due later in the day.  
Shares of PetroVietNam Gas , Vietnam's biggest firm by market value, fell 4.6 percent to a six-month low, while Petrovietnam Drilling and Well Services Corp   lost 3.5 percent.  
The Jakarta Composite Index   closed 0.3 percent firmer, the Singapore index   ended up 0.1 percent, and the Malaysian stock index   finished 0.2 percent higher for a third straight winning session.  
Philippine stocks  outperformed the region, rising 1 percent to its highest since Sept. 25 on Wednesday with SM Investments  and Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co gaining 2.4 percent and 1 percent, respectively.

The Thai index   ended down 0.4 percent.  
 Market                    Current         Prev Close    Pct Move
 Singapore               3349.66           3344.99          +0.14
 Kuala Lumpur         1842.17           1838.56          +0.20
 Bangkok                 1591.00           1596.80           -0.36  
 Jakarta                    5133.04           5118.95           +0.28
 Manila                     7356.59           7286.85           +0.96
 Ho Chi Minh             576.04              585.91           -1.68

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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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