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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs  4 November  2013 


04 November 2013

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 2.74 points higher or +0.09% to 3,203.94, taking the year-to-date performance to +1.16%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined -0.06% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index gained +0.03%. The top active stocks were Sky One (+23.08%), Blumont (+13.39%), SingTel (+0.27%), DBS (+0.54%) and Noble Group (unchanged).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index (+4.81%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Technology Index are Liongold Corp (+2.22%) and STATS ChipPAC (+1.49%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which declined -1.58% with Biosensors International’s share price declining -4.26% and Raffles Medical Group’s share price gaining +0.31%. The FTSE ST Consumer Goods Index declined -1.45%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the CIMB FTSE ASEAN 40 (-0.93%), iShares MSCI India (-0.34%) and CIMB FT ASEAN 40 S$ (-2.15%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Ascendas REIT (-0.43%), CapitaCommercial Trust (-0.34%) and Suntec REIT (-0.59%)

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI23200MBeCW131128 (-12.09%), HSI23600MBePW131128 (+2.50%) and HSI24000MBeCW131128 (-21.43%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were Ezion MBeCW140401 (+12.96%), Ezra MBeCW140602 (-1.49%) and DBS MB eCW140102 (+4.73%).

 Singapore Stock Market
                            Monday                 Friday
*ST Index     3,203.94  +2.74        3,201.2  -9.47
Volume:             2,342.1M               2,171.6M
Value:                 $740.2M                $870.9M
Gainers/Losers:     172/241                245/168


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
4 Nov 2013

The FBM KLCI index lost 2.94 points or 0.16% on Monday. The Finance Index increased 0.26% to 16697.26 points, the Properties Index up 0.28% to 1314.94 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.22% to 8634.12 points. The market traded within a range of 6.90 points between an intra-day high of 1813.83 and a low of 1806.93 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include HUBLINE, INSAS, TIGER, INSTACO-WB, CENSOF, XDL, EAH, MAS, INSTACO and GHLSYS. Trading volume decreased to 1698.83 mil shares worth RM1424.20 mil as compared to Friday’s 1815.49 mil shares worth RM2097.32 mil.

Leading Movers were GENM (+10 sen to RM4.47), MAYBANK (+8 sen to RM9.87), AMMB (+5 sen to RM7.45), PBBANK (+2 sen to RM18.24) and AXIATA (+2 sen to RM6.88). Lagging Movers were BAT (-56 sen to RM62.80), PETDAG (-50 sen to RM30.50), HLFG (-18 sen to RM15.04), PPB (-16 sen to RM14.54) and GENTING (-14 sen to RM10.46). Market breadth was positive with 408 gainers as compared to 370 losers.

The local bourse eased mildly after losing 2.94 points to close the first trading day of the month at 1,807.47. We reckon that the FBM KLCI was undeterred by rumour of U.S. central bank to end its record stimulus as soon as possible unlike most regional peers which ended in red.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     04 November 2013    
Description     Volume    Value    Frequency
ETF             34,500    21,666,000    31
Stock      3,195,631,115    3,868,997,248,361    131,337
Right                 00                00         00
Warrant         44,267,500        1,679,483,500        971
Total      3,239,933,115    3,870,698,397,861    132,339


Trading Summary

As of 4 November 2013         Unit: M.Baht
Type               Buy             Sell           Net
Institution     2,842.83      3,267.31     -424.49     
Proprietary     3,584.47      4,239.95     -655.48     
Foreign     8,674.04      9,450.79     -776.75     
Individual     19,610.88     17,754.17      1,856.71     
Total Trading Value     34,712.22 M.Baht    


Vietnam's benchmark VN Index ended flat on Monday due partly to a lack of supportive news but volume edged up slightly as interest went to shares in the energy and real estate sectors, analysts and a trader said.

Shares of Petrovietnam Drilling and Well Services Company was the top riser, advancing 3.2 percent.

Among the stocks of real estate firms, Tu Liem Urban Development Co closed up 2.92 percent at 14,100 dong
($0.67) each, having extended an uptrend that began in late September.

"Investors expect a warming up on the real estate market," a Hanoi-based trader said, citing the interest in NTL shares.
Volume jumped 53.2 percent to 65 million shares on Monday and analysts expected the index to rise in the next two months,
given a positive economic outlook.

    Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  
                     VN Index       497.07              
              PREV. CLOSE       497.08              
                 % CHANGE        0.00%              
                     HIGH       498.49              
                      LOW       495.68


Thai stocks fell the most in six weeks on Monday as escalating opposition against the political amnesty bill spurred late selling, while most others in Southeast Asia followed Asian shares lower.  
The benchmark SET index closed down 2.9 percent, its sharpest drop since Sept. 23. It also ended below the key 1,400 mark for the first time since Sept. 30, and erased all its gain so far this year.  

The exchange saw heavy selling volume in tourism-related shares, led by airport operator Airports of Thailand, which closed down 8.3 percent, the lowest in more than a month.

Finance Minister Kittirat Na Ranong is worried the protests would hurt the tourism industry and the broader domestic economy in the fourth quarter.

"The fourth quarter is normally a good quarter as it is the start of a new fiscal year and tourist visits are a bit high towards the end of the year," he told reporters.

The political worries also hit other Thai assets. The baht weakened, while five-year bond yields rose to 3.63 percent, their highest since Oct. 1.  ID:nL3N0IP0BL  
Stocks in Indonesia and Malaysia edged lower amid foreign selling ahead of a market holiday in both countries on Tuesday.  
Jakarta's Composite Index edged down 0.2 percent, after a 3.2 percent slide in the previous week, with foreign investors withdrawing a net 465,168 million rupiah ($41.05 million), Thomson Reuters data showed.  

Malaysia's key index  inched 0.2 percent lower after a modest 0.4 loss in the week earlier. The Malaysian bourse said foreign investors sold shares worth a net 37 million ringgit ($11.66 million).
Stocks in Singapore  and Vietnam  ended nearly flat, while those in the Philippines eased 0.6 percent, with MSCI's broadest index of  Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan a shade softer ahead of central bank meetings in Europe and U.S. payrolls report.  
 Market                    Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*   413.63        417.72       -0.98  
 Singapore               3203.94       3201.20      +0.09
 Kuala Lumpur         1807.47       1810.41       -0.16
 Bangkok                 1388.40       1429.08       -2.85
 Jakarta                   4423.29       4432.59       -0.21
 Manila                    6543.39       6585.38       -0.64
 Ho Chi Minh             497.07        497.08         0.00


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