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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs  29 November  2013 


29 November 2013

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 10.02 points lower or -0.31% to 3,176.35, taking the year-to-date performance to +0.29%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained +0.12% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -0.10%. The top active stocks were SingTel (-0.54%), DBS (+0.23%), UOB (-1.27%), OCBC Bank (-0.57%) and Keppel Corporation (+0.27%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index (+0.83%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index are Midas Holdings (unchanged) and Geo Energy Resources (+3.33%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Utilities Index, which declined -0.95% with United Envirotech’s share price declining -0.60% and Hyflux’s share price declining -0.43%. The FTSE ST Consumer Goods Index declined by -0.43% while the FTSE ST Technology Index gained +0.44%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the iShares MSCI India (+0.70%), SPDR Gold Shares (+0.43%) and Lyxor China (-0.84%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Ascendas REIT (-0.89%), CapitaMall Trust (+0.52%) and CapitaCommercial Trust (unchanged).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI24000MBeCW140129 (+4.48%), HSI23600MBePW140129 (-4.84%) and HSI23600MBeCW131230 (+4.84%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were DBS MB eCW140204 (-2.02%), UOB MB eCW140103 (-14.77%) and OCBC Bk MBeCW140203 (-8.00%).

Singapore Stock Market
                             Friday                Thursday
*ST Index     3,176.35  -10.02     3,186.37  +14.31
Volume:              1,512.2M                  1,274M
Value:                $1,115.3M                $691.8M
Gainers/Losers:      204/192                 229/159


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
29 Nov 2013

The FBM KLCI index gained 5.12 points or 0.28% on Friday. The Finance Index increased 0.18% to 16675.65 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.27% to 1275.61 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.34% to 8880.05 points. The market traded within a range of 8.45 points between an intra-day high of 1812.72 and a low of 1804.27 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include SUMATEC, XOX, SUMATEC-WB, TIGER, BLOOSMO, ECOFIRS, INSAS, KNM, DSCSOL and SOLUTN. Trading volume decreased to 1194.70 mil shares worth RM1521.48 mil as compared to Thursday’s 1288.84 mil shares worth RM1350.65 mil.

Leading Movers were PETDAG (+76 sen to RM31.20), PETGAS (+26 sen to RM23.86), HLFG (+16 sen to RM15.82), PPB (+14 sen to RM14.86) and PETCHEM (+12 sen to RM6.75). Lagging Movers were HLBANK (-24 sen to RM14.12), GENTING (-14 sen to RM10.22), BAT (-10 sen to RM62.90), TENAGA (-5 sen to RM9.86) and GENM (-4 sen to RM4.24). Market breadth was negative with 347 gainers as compared to 402 losers.

The KLCI ended the last trading day of the week higher at 1812.72 points, mainly lifted by gains in Petronas related stock. Today’s trading was thin as compared to yesterday, as investors were staying on the sideline ahead of the weekend and amid absence of market leads from U.S. market.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     Friday, November 29, 2013    
Description             Volume                       Value    Frequency
Total            3,326,431,496    3,299,335,319,590        81,376
ETF                        11,500                8,029,000               22
Stock           3,305,318,996    3,298,080,646,590        79,378
Warrant            21,101,000           1,246,644,000         1,976


Trading Summary

As of 29 November 2013         Unit: M.Baht
Type                    Buy             Sell           Net
Institution       2,379.25     1,802.13         577.12     
Proprietary     3,163.54      2,878.63         284.91     
Foreign          7,969.70      9,504.76     -1,535.06     
Individual     13,983.88     13,310.86         673.02     
Total Trading Value     27,496.37 M.Baht     


Vietnam's benchmark VN Index was almost unchanged on Friday as investors took profit in some penny and mid-cap stocks but bought in some blue chips, analysts said.
Real estate firms Vingroup and HAGL pulled the index, with shares rising 1.47 percent and 0.95 percent respectively.
Investors booked profit in many penny and mid-cap stocks that advanced over the past few weeks, analysts said.
Trading volume rose 23.3 percent to 101.25 million shares on Friday, Reuters data showed.

Here is a snapshot of the VN Index

                    VN Index       507.78             
              PREV. CLOSE       507.71             
                 % CHANGE        0.01%             
                     HIGH       508.78             
                      LOW       506.05             


Most Southeast Asian stocks rose on Friday, with the Thai SET index climbing almost 1 percent as a weaker baht lifted shares of exporters, but still suffered its worst monthly loss since August amid rising political tensions and fund outflows.

The SET index closed up 0.9 percent, rebounding from its day-low, led by a 6.8 percent jump in shares of electronic component exporter Delta Electronics Thailand and a 3.6 percent rise in shares of food exporter Charoen Pokphand
The baht has been among the under-performers in Asia in November with a 3.1 percent loss as political tensions caused foreign investors to sell Thai assets.  

It ended the month 5 percent lower, among under-performers in the region. Foreign investors offloaded $1.47 billion worth of Thai shares in the month to Nov. 28, reversing their combined net buying of $337 million in the previous two months.

Stocks in Indonesia  gained 0.5 percent, rebounding from early losses and trimming its monthly fall to 5.6 percent, still the biggest since August. The Philippines  was up 0.6 percent on the day, ending the month 5.7 percent lower.
Singapore  fell 0.3 percent on the day and ended 1.1 percent lower on the month. Malaysia  and Vietnam outperformed on the month, up 0.3 percent and 2.1 percent, respectively.

 Change on day
 Market             Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*   398.70        397.83       +0.22
 Singapore              3176.35       3186.37       -0.31
 Kuala Lumpur        1812.72       1807.60       +0.28
 Bangkok                1371.13       1359.45       +0.86
 Jakarta                   4256.44       4233.93       +0.53
 Manila                    6208.82       6169.96       +0.63
 Ho Chi Minh             507.78         507.71       +0.01


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