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28 November 2014

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended +9.54 points higher or +0.29% to 3350.50, taking the year-to-date performance to +5.86%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained +0.14% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -0.52%. The top active stocks were Keppel Corp (-2.17%), DBS (+0.66%), OCBC Bank (-0.10%), UOB (+0.71%) and SingTel (unchanged).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index (+1.03%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Technology Index are Silverlake Axis (+1.97%) and STATS ChipPAC (unchanged). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which declined -2.84% with Keppel Corp’s share price declining -2.17% and Sembcorp Industries’ share price declining -1.08%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the IS MSCI India (+0.38%), SPDR Gold Shares (-0.70%), STI ETF (unchanged).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were CapitaCom Trust (+0.30%), Suntec REIT (+1.29%), Ascendas REIT (+1.30%).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI24400MBeCW141230 (-6.67%), HSI23800MBeCW141230 (-5.13%), HSI23600MBePW141230 (+2.50%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were DBS MB eCW150602 (+2.42%), KepCorp MBePW150330 (+13.85%), UOB MB eCW150415 (+1.24%).

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 Singapore Stock Market
                                       Friday                      Thursday
*ST Index              3,350.5  +9.54             3,340.96  -8.7
Volume:                     1,201.1M                          1,230M
Value:                      $1,199.5M                     $1,018.3M
Gainers/Losers:            183/220                          174/238


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
28 Nov 2014

The FBM KLCI index lost 9.02 points or 0.49% on Friday. The Finance Index fell 0.35% to 16275.66 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.32% to 1398.69 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.38% to 8333.51 points. The market traded within a range of 11.85 points between an intra-day high of 1827.16 and a low of 1815.31 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include SUMATEC, SKPETRO, ARMADA, MUNIIND, SONA-WA, AAX, AIRASIA, TIGER, RGB and KNM. Trading volume increased to 1867.38 mil shares worth RM1994.06 mil as compared to Thursday’s 1551.66 mil shares worth RM1358.33 mil.

Leading Movers were IOICORP (+13 sen to RM4.82), HLFG (+20 sen to RM17.70), PETGAS (+22 sen to RM22.72), GENM (+4 sen to RM4.22) and AMMB (+4 sen to RM6.66). Lagging Movers were SKPETRO (-29 sen to RM2.80), PETDAG (-52 sen to RM16.08), FGV (-8 sen to RM3.30), HLBANK (-30 sen to RM14.30) and MISC (-13 sen to RM7.31). Market breadth was negative with 240 gainers as compared to 609 losers.

The KLCI closed 9.02 points lower at 1820.89 on the last trading day of the month. The negative performance of our benchmark index was dragged down by tumbling of oil prices which sparked sell-down in oil and gas stocks.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     28 November 2014    
Description                Volume                         Value      Frequency
ETF                           16,400                    8,726,100            164
Stock             9,047,930,336      5,543,733,417,610     194,415
Right                                 00                                00              00
Warrant                 8,922,150                336,281,700            563
Total            9,056,868,886         5,544,078,425,410     195,142


Trading Summary

As of   28 November  2014         Unit: M.Baht
Type                             Buy                 Sell                 Net
Institution              3,941.43         6,561.32         -2,619.89     
Proprietary           4,204.05         3,493.52              710.52     
Foreign                8,580.48          7,449.77          1,130.71     
Individual           30,105.78        29,327.13             778.65     
Total Trading Value     46,831.75 M.Baht


Vietnam index drops 1.1 pct on selling in blue-chips

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  ended 1.1 percent down on Friday, a fresh five-month low, due to selling in some blue-chips including energy stocks after OPEC said it would not lower output to boost global price.
PetroVietNam Gas , Vietnam's largest listed firm by market value, closed down 5.49 percent, and Petrovietnam Drilling & Well Services Corp    fell 6.21 percent. Both are subsidiaries of state oil and gas group Petrovietnam.
 A total of 145.68 million shares changed hands, above the five-day average of 131 million shares, pushing the index down to its lowest since June 23, according to Reuters data.
 Vietcombank Securities and BIDV Securities advised clients with a cautious view to stop buying as the market has been falling.  
"Investors in favour of risks should focus on buying property, securities and construction material firms at low prices and should quickly take profit at good prices," BIDV Securities said in a note to clients.
The index has lost around 3 percent since Tuesday.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index   at close

                          VN Index       566.58              
                 PREV. CLOSE       572.89              
                    % CHANGE       -1.10%              
                      HIGH       572.12              
                       LOW        565.1              


SE Asia Stocks-Thai shares, Malaysia lag as weak oil prices hurt

The Thai stock index fell on Friday as energy shares declined after a sharp fall in global crude prices while Malaysian shares extended losses amid a fall
in the ringgit and concerns over lower oil.
Bangkok's SET index  finished down 0.4 percent, reversing from a two-month closing high hit in the previous session. It posted a modest gain of 0.6 percent on the month, among the region's underperformers.
Shares of PTT Exploration and Production   dropped 5.2 percent, their biggest single-day loss since January, as declining oil prices dented its earnings outlook.
 Kuala Lumpur's composite index   fell for a second day, down 0.5 percent to its lowest close since Nov. 21, with shares of Tenaga Nasional , down 0.3 percent, among those actively traded. The index slipped 1.9 percent on the month.
The ringgit   fell to a near five-year low on Friday as offshore funds dumped the currency on fears lower oil prices may hurt Malaysia, a net oil exporter and major palm oil producer.
Singapore outperformed the region, with the key Straits Times Index  up 0.3 percent, ending the month 2.3 percent higher. Shares of Singapore Airlines    jumped 2.6 percent thanks to expectations of a fall in fuel costs.
 Market                  Current        Prev Close    Pct Move
 Singapore             3350.50          3340.96          +0.29
 Kuala Lumpur      1820.89          1829.91           -0.49
 Bangkok              1593.91          1599.82           -0.37
 Jakarta                 5149.88           5145.31         +0.09
 Manila                  7294.38          7265.34          +0.40
 Ho Chi Minh          566.58             572.89          -1.10

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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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