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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs  4 November 2014 


04 November 2014

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended -9.27 points lower or -0.28% to 3281.57, taking the year-to-date performance to +3.69%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined -0.04% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -0.44%. The top active stocks were DBS (+0.69%), SingTel (-1.05%), UOB (-0.47%), OCBC Bank (+0.60%) and Global Logistic (-1.83%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index (+0.08%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Technology Index are Silverlake Axis (+0.37%) and STATS ChipPAC  (unchanged). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which declined -1.57% with Midas Holdings ’s share price declining -1.54% and Geo Energy Resources ’ share price declining -2.08%. The FTSE ST Consumer Services Index declined -0.53%.  The FTSE ST Real Estate Index declined -0.32%. The FTSE ST Utilities Index declined -1.24%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the SPDR Gold Shares (-0.12%), STI ETF (-0.30%), Nikko Am Singapore STI ETF (+0.30%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Ascendas REIT (-0.45%), CapitaCom Trust (+1.21%), CapitaMall Trust (-0.51%).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI24200MBeCW141127 (-6.90%), HSI23000MBePW141230 (+2.17%), HSI23400MBePW141127 (-1.49%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were DBS MB eCW150106 (+4.07%), UOB MB eCW150302 (-5.16%), KepCorp MBeCW150401 (+1.04%).

Singapore Stock Market
                              Tuesday                  Monday
*ST Index         3,281.57  -9.27            3,290.84  +16.59
Volume:                 1,888.7M                     2,146.3M
Value:                  $1,007.1M                   $1,060.2M
Gainers/Losers:        177/251                       287/170


The FBM KLCI index lost 5.98 points or 0.32% on Tuesday. The Finance Index fell 0.41% to 16728.2 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.26% to 1460.52 points and the Plantation Index down 0.30% to 8483.25 points. The market traded within a range of 6.54 points between an intra-day high of 1852.06 and a low of 1845.52 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include EFFICEN, YGL, SUMATEC, DNEX, IFCAMSC-WA, KTB, MINETEC, SKPETRO, K1 and IFCAMSC. Trading volume decreased to 1676.45 mil shares worth RM2141.77 mil as compared to Monday’s 1862.95 mil shares worth RM1895.47 mil.

Leading Movers were MISC (+22 sen to RM7.12), ASTRO (+6 sen to RM3.35), KLCC (+8 sen to RM6.81), TENAGA (+14 sen to RM13.64) and TM (+5 sen to RM7.33). Lagging Movers were UMW (-52 sen to RM11.10), SKPETRO (-12 sen to RM3.27), BAT (-152 sen to RM67.86), GENM (-8 sen to RM4.22) and HLFG (-32 sen to RM17.88). Market breadth was negative with 378 gainers as compared to 438 losers.

The day ended with the KLCI closing lower at 1847.36 points in line with overnight losses in US market. Investor’s sentiment remained cautious amid the slowdown in European manufacturing data in October and declines of China’s service industry that signalling a slowing growth of economy.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     04 November 2014    
Description                 Volume                           Value         Frequency
ETF                           414,200               367,964,900                   68
Stock               4,421,790,740     4,955,445,907,413          205,637
Warrant                 19,792,023               846,390,920                 841
Total                 4,441,996,963     4,956,660,263,233          206,546


Thai bourse signs MOU with KOFIA on capital market education

BANGKOK, November 04, 2014 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) and Korea  Financial Investment Association (KOFIA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to expand collaboration in capital market education development, strengthening the bilateral relations in both capital markets.
SET President Kesara Manchusree said, "The capital market's knowledge is a significant foundation in developing towards strength and sustainability. We are really delighted to join hands in a cooperative education program with KOFIA, a self-regulatory organization devoted to promoting self-regulation in the Korean financial investment and capital markets. KOFIA's role in protecting the interests of investors and providing continuing education for industry professionals is inspiring."
"The MOU between SET and KOFIA aims to initiate education and training programs, by sharing and exchanging knowledge and experience related to our capital markets. It covers programs for professionals and investors, as well as an exchange program on human resources through one-site visit and on-the-job training. We strongly hope that this will help broaden and increase the capital market's expertise, resulting in SET's enhanced financial and investment literacy for industry professionals and Thai retail investors. Significantly, there are about 5 million Korea's retail investors, or 10 percent of the total population. To achieve our shared goals and mutual benefits, as well as supporting the long-term sustainable capital market development, the MOU will be  valid for a period of five years, from 2014 to 2019," Kesara added.
Jong Soo Park, Chairman of Korea Financial Investment Association, said that  "KOFIA is delighted to begin an important collaboration to strengthen
relationship with SET. The MOU will provide a foundation for promoting capital market business opportunities in Korea and Thailand. It is also a good
opportunities to develop networking mechanisms and business matching activities for broker members and listed companies in KOFIA and SET in the future"

Trading Summary

As of   4 November  2014         Unit: M.Baht
Type                                   Buy                   Sell                 Net
Institution                       3,653.45         2,620.85         1,032.60     
Proprietary                    3,726.79          2,693.00         1,033.79     
Foreign                          8,400.71          8,129.92            270.79     
Individual                    31,720.72         34,057.90        -2,337.18     
Total Trading Value     47,501.67 M.Baht     


Vietnam index drops 0.8 pct on profit taking

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  fell 0.79 percent on Tuesday as investors snapped quick profits following two sharp rises, while confectionery firm Kinh Do Corp   jumped on market talks of high dividend payment and a merger deal.
The index retreated after a combined 2.4 percent gain in the previous two sessions on Japan's surprised stimulus package expansion, which analysts said was too quick and did not reflect a rising trend for Vietnamese shares.  I
PetroVietNam Gas, the country's biggest firm by market value, lost 0.95 percent, and Hanoi-based lender Vietcombank   dropped 2.48 percent.
Kinh Do Corp outperformed the market with a 4.92 percent  climb, having eased from an intraday high in almost seven years of 65,000 dong ($3.06), while volume jumped near a two-month high of 3 million shares, Reuters data showed.
Kinh Do, 4.29 percent owned by Singapore's Dempsey Hill Capital according to Reuters data, may reveal a merger deal with an international food firm and high dividend payments at a shareholders' meeting next month, analysts and traders said, citing market talks.
Company officials were not immediately available for comments. The Ho Chi Minh City-based firm has said it will hold an extraordinary meeting with shareholders on Dec. 1, 2014, but gave no details on the agenda.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  at the close
                VN Index       598.39              
             PREV. CLOSE       603.15              
                % CHANGE       -0.79%              
                    HIGH       604.47              
                     LOW       598.39


SE Asia Stocks -Mostly down on oil price jitters; Philippines down from 5-wk high

 Most Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Tuesday as energy-related stocks took a beating due to falling oil prices, while investors in Indonesia remained on the sidelines ahead of the fuel subsidy cut decision.
Brent crude fell below $84 a barrel on Tuesday, extending losses to a fourth session after top oil exporter Saudi Arabia cut sales prices to the United States.
Drilling rig builders such as Singapore's Sembcorp Marine Ltd   declined 2.4 percent, while Vietnam's Petrovietnam Drilling & Well Services Corp  fell 1.6 percent.
The Philippines' main stock index   posted the biggest drop in the region of 1.2 percent, tumbling from a five-week high hit in the previous session.
"We had a positive opening but we succumbed to profit-taking late in the afternoon. We anticipated the market to benefit from spillover buying in Japan but a lot of people took profits," said Grace Cerdenia, analyst at brokerage firm 2Trade-Asia in Manila.
Malaysia   eased 0.3 percent as the ringgit dropped to a near-nine-month low on concerns that the major crude palm oil exporter will be hurt by falling oil prices.
Singapore's FTSE Straits Times index    fell 0.3 percent, ending a four-day rally.     
"Declines are seen in the energy sector, triggered by Saudi Arabia's plan to cut shipping cost to the U.S., while the supply is high there," said Jakarta-based BNI Securities in a note.

Indonesia   closed 0.3 percent lower as investors awaited a fuel subsidy cut decision that will save the government nearly $13 billion next year. President Joko Widodo, who took office on Oct. 20, was expected to announce the fuel price hike earlier this month.  

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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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