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30 November 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 3.18 points or 0.11% lower to 2855.94, taking the year-to-date performance to -15.13%.

The top active stocks today were Hongkong Land, which declined 2.92%, SingTel, which gained 0.79%, DBS, which declined 0.60%, OCBC Bank, which declined 0.12% and UOB, with a 0.83% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.23%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.53%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index, which rose 1.99%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Silverlake Axis and CSE Global- ended 3.70% higher and remained unchanged respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which slipped 1.32%. Keppel Corp shares declined 0.91% and Sembcorp Industries declined 2.99%.

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

Spdr Gold Shares (-0.89%)

Is Msci India 100 (+0.60%)

Sti Etf (unchanged)

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

Ascendas Reit (+1.27%)

Capitamall Trust (+1.60%)

Suntec Reit (+1.32%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI21400MBePW151230 (-3.09%)

HSI22800MBeCW151230 (-11.69%)

HSI21200MBePW160128 (+0.81%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW160404 (-4.62%)

OCBC Bk MBeCW160111 (-1.52%)

UOB MB eCW160601A (-14.49%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                                   Monday                          Friday
*ST Index           2,855.94  -3.18           2,859.12  -25.57
Volume:                   1,426.4M                   1,046.3M
Value:                       $1,673M                 $1,034.4M
Gainers/Losers:         166/225                     153/234


Trade Summary
Date As of:     30 November 2015     
Description               Volume                             Value            Frequency
ETF                             65,300                    20,774,000                       22
Stock              8,222,288,923     10,453,157,031,404              229,191
Warrant                  3,370,200                    49,198,800                        99
Total               8,225,724,423     10,453,227,004,204              229,312

SET News 129/2015
November 30, 2015

SET and IMF's "International Capital Markets Conference 2015" successfully attracts over 300 top financiers in the region
BANGKOK, November 30, 2015 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), together with The International Monetary Fund (IMF) to organize "International Capital Markets Conference 2015", the first time for the Thai capital market, on November 30-December 1, 2015 in Bangkok, could attract more than 300 the top financiers, foreign fund managers and forefront capital market executives in the  region.

The event was also honored by the participation of distinguished guests especially Robert C. Merton, the 1997 Nobel laureate in economics who gave a keynote speech on the role of financial innovation and derivative markets in financial globalization and capital markets, while Ministry of Finance Permanent Secretary Somchai Sujjapongse presented the government's policies highlighting Thailand's capital market development direction.
SET President Kesara Manchusree said, "The International Capital Markets  Conference 2015 is considered a successful conference as it has attracted more than 300 key global and regional key stakeholders, consisting of high-level executives from the government sector, foreign fund managers, and a number of Thai listed firms with investment  in the GMS,  to exchange views on fundraising opportunities, cross-market investment connection and improvement of clearing and settlement systems which are keys to accelerate regional development among the GMS capital markets, in line with one of SET's goals to raise its role in international level."
"During the event, a special workshop is conducted the for the first time with high-level executives from the government sector and central banks, policy makers and GMS capital markets, an initiative to explore regional development among GMS capital markets for future growth. SET has invited international experts to share their valuable experiences and exchange views. In addition, a special workshop has been organized with the support from the Secretary General and high-level executives from the Securities and Exchange Commission to motivate and accelerate GMS collaboration," added Kesara.

SET aims to organize the "International Capital Markets Conference"  continuously, making it a platform for international experts to exchange valuable experiences in order to drive the GMS capital markets' growth while reinforcing SET's positioning at the international level.

For more information on "International Capital Markets Conference 2015", please  visit .

SET "Towards the 5th Decade of Sustainable Wealth for Thais"

Trading Summary

As of  5 November   2015  Unit: M.Baht  
Type                                 Buy                Sell                     Net
Institution                2,807.03       2,123.60                 683.43
Proprietary               3,973.61       3,958.16                   15.45
Foreign                  21,442.66     24,014.20             -2,571.53
Individual               16,667.13     14,794.47             1,872.65
Total Trading Value     44,890.42 M.Baht


Vietnam benchmark stock index falls 2 pct

 Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  fell 2.01 percent on Monday, with banking shares leading the losses, amid investor concerns over a possible hike rate by the U.S. Federal Reserve.  
 All banks fell, led by lender BIDV  BID.HM  with a drop of 4.23 percent, followed by VietinBank  CTG.HM , which declined 3.14 percent, while Vietcombank  VCB.HM , the country's second-biggest firm by market value, also lost 1.58 percent.


Vietnam index drops 0.5 pct ahead of Fed meeting

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  dropped 0.54 percent at the break on Monday, on track for the third straight loss, with most shares heading south ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's meeting later this month.
Analysts said investors were fleeing from the market as they expected the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates at its upcoming meeting.
More than a half of stocks declined, led by banks as five out of the country's six listed lenders dropped.
lost 3.76 percent while Vietcombank  VCB.HM , Vietnam's second-biggest firm by market value, went down 1.58 percent.
Vinamilk  VNM.HM  outperformed the market, rising 0.81 percent. The share hit a record high of 140,000 dong on Nov. 16 following news on a state stake sales plan.

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

           VN Index     579.70            
        PREV. CLOSE     582.86            
           % CHANGE     -0.54%            
               HIGH     581.65            
                LOW     576.67            


SE Asia Stocks - Indonesia leads regional losses on China selloff

Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Monday as a selloff in Chinese shares dented Asian stocks, with the Indonesian index marking its worst drop in a month while Thai shares shed early gains amid mixed economic data for October.  
Jakarta's composite index  .JKSE  ended the day down 2.5 percent, its biggest single-day fall since Oct. 29. It posted a modest 0.2 percent loss in November.
Banking and consumer shares were among the most actively traded. Bank Central Asia  BBCA.JK  fell 5.9 percent while Indofood Sukses Makmur  INDF.JK  slid 9.7 percent.
 The Thai SET index  .SETI  eased 0.2 percent on the day and shed 2.5 percent on the month.
Data from the Bank of Thailand showed private investment rose in October, indicating the economy is making a little headway though exports and domestic demand remained weak.
The region mostly suffered losses in November after gains in October, with stocks in Vietnam  .VNI  and Singapore  .STI  leading the pack, off 5.6 percent and 4.8 percent respectively.
The spectre of higher U.S. interest rates and a potential easing stance by the European Central Bank at its meeting due on Thursday would keep investors in the region cautious, according
to brokers in Bangkok and in the region.

 Market                     Current        Prev Close       Pct Move
 Singapore             2855.94               2859.12                -0.11
 Kuala Lumpur       1672.16               1682.59                -0.62
 Bangkok                1359.70               1363.13                -0.25
 Jakarta                   4446.46               4560.56                -2.50
 Ho Chi Minh             573.20                 582.86                -1.66

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This year in Thailand-what next?

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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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