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30 November 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 24.88 points or 0.86% higher to 2904.02, taking the year-to-date performance to +0.74%. For longer term observations please go to

The top active stocks today were SATS, which gained 0.84%, DBS, which gained 1.15%, Noble, which declined 7.56%, UOB, which gained 1.64% and Singtel, with a 0.27% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.31%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.29%.

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

IS MSCI India (+1.36%)

STI ETF (+0.68%)

Nikko Am Singapore STI ETF (+1.34%)

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

Ascendas REIT (+1.73%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (+2.09%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (+1.66%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI22000MBePW161229 (-2.60%)

HSI23000MBeCW170126 (-1.46%)

HSI23400MBeCW161229 (+9.38%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

UOB MB eCW170605 (+8.39%)

DBS MB eCW170612 (+7.65%)

OCBC Bk MB eCW170306 (+8.33%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                           Wednesday                Tuesday
*ST Index        2,904.02  +24.88        2,879.14  +4.49
Volume:                 2,889.5M                   1,882.6M
Value:                  $2,582.4M                  $1,030.2M
Gainers/Losers:        227/222                      177/225


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
30 November 2016

The FBM KLCI index lost 7.81 points or 0.48% on Wednesday. The Finance Index fell 0.15% to 14196.07 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.78% to 1129.38 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.33% to 7676.77 points. The market traded within a range of 12.42 points between an intra-day high of 1628.50 and a low of 1616.08 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include REACH-WA, AAX, AXIATA, RGB, GPACKET, KNM, APFT, HSI-C48, YTL and DNEX-WD. Trading volume increased to 1883.88 mil shares worth RM3233.72 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 1379.94 mil shares worth RM1716.50 mil.

Leading Movers were RHBBANK (+25 sen to RM4.90), IHH (+19 sen to RM6.60), SKPETRO (+3 sen to RM1.44), MISC (+14 sen to RM7.34) and WPRTS (+5 sen to RM4.37). Lagging Movers were YTL (-5 sen to RM1.44), AXIATA (-13 sen to RM4.19), SIME (-19 sen to RM7.96), PETDAG (-52 sen to RM23.00) and GENM (-10 sen to RM4.67). Market breadth was negative with 276 gainers as compared to 526 losers.

The KLCI extended its mid-day losses by ending lower at 1619.12 points despite overnight gains in US market. Our benchmark index was dragged down by losses in heavyweight counters such as Axiata and YTL.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     30 November 2016     

Description              Volume                          Value      Frequency
Stock            17,782,193,780     11,841,415,491,808        368,620
Right                   25,589,947             7,481,657,645            1,606
Warrant               15,169,714                156,727,810               314
Total             17,823,060,341     11,849,128,427,963         370,580
ETF                        106,900                  74,550,700                 40


Trading Summary

As of 30 November 2016 Unit: M.Baht

Type                       Buy             Sell             Net
Institution         8,324.69      7,740.06         584.63
Proprietary      8,091.68       6,304.89      1,786.78
Foreign          29,094.41     31,206.78     -2,112.37
Individual      24,456.26      24,715.30        -259.04
Total Trading Value     69,967.04 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Higher ahead of OPEC meet; Vietnam recovers

 Most Southeast Asian stock markets ended higher on Wednesday in cautious trading ahead of a meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)to cut oil production in an effort to prop up prices that have more than halved since 2014.
Vietnam  .VNI  reversed early-session losses and ended 1.03 percent higher after losing for four straight sessions. Consumer
staples led the gains with Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Co  VNM.HM  ending 2.8 percent higher.    
Oil prices recovered as much as 2 percent on Wednesday following an Iraqi delegate statement that some form of deal would be reached between OPEC members.     
Singapore  .STI  finished 0.9 percent higher extending gains for the seventh session.  
Financials led the gains on the index with Donald Trump's election victory boosting expectations of quicker inflation in the United States, just as the Federal Reserve appears poised to tighten policy, helping improve interest margins for Singapore banks.   
Singapore's total bank lending in October rose with loans to manufacturing and general commerce increasing, central bank data
showed on Wednesday.   
The city-state's top three banks, DBS Group Holdings  DBSM.SI  ended 1.2 percent higher, United Overseas Bank Ltd
 UOBH.SI  closed 1.4 percent higher and Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp  OCBC.SI  finished 0.7 percent higher.
Indonesia  .JKSE  rose marginally, helped by financials with PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero)  BBRI.JK  ending 3.3 percent higher.
Thailand  .SETI  closed 0.9 percent higher, with energy financials stocks gaining the most.
Thailand's October imports rose 7.4 percent on year while, exports fell 4.3 percent on year.*:nB7N1BZ00B
Also, Thailand's industrial output rose for a third straight month in October, however the gain was much smaller than
expected, suggesting the recovery remains fragile.  

Bucking the trend, Malaysia  .KLSE  fell 0.5 percent.
The Philippine stock market  .PSI  was closed for a holiday.

  Market                Current      previous    Pct Move
  Singapore          2904.02       2879.14          0.86
  Bangkok            1510.24       1497.18          0.87
  Jakarta               5148.91       5136.667        0.24
  Kuala Lumpur    1619.12       1626.93        -0.48
  Ho Chi Minh       665.07         658.26          1.03

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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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