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04 November 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 40.92 points or 1.36% higher to 3040.48, taking the year-to-date performance to -9.65%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 1.53%, CapitaLand, which gained 2.89%, SingTel, which gained 2.04%, OCBC Bank, which gained 0.44% and UOB, with a 0.98% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 1.15%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.62%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index, which rose 6.83%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Silverlake Axis and STATS ChipPAC – ended 12.90% higher and remained unchanged respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Utilities Index, which slipped 0.17%. China Everbright Water shares rose 2.86% and SIIC Environment Holdings remained unchanged.

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

Dbxt Ftse Vietnam Etf 10 (+1.24%)

Spdr Gold Shares (-1.59%)

Dbxt Msci China Trn Etf 10 (+2.70%)

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

Ascendas Reit (+0.86%)

Capitamall Trust (+1.28%)

Suntec Reit (+1.53%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI23400MBeCW151127 (+43.55%)

HSI22400MBePW151230 (-25.15%)

HSI22000MBePW151127 (-40.26%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

UOB MB eCW160111 (+6.30%)

DBS MB eCW160201 (+10.58%)

OCBC Bk MBeCW160406 (+4.00%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                                 Wednesday                Wednesday
*ST Index          3,040.48  +40.92     3,040.48  +40.92
Volume:                     6.6M                        1,831.1M
Value:                    $59.1M                      $1,031.9M
Gainers/Losers:            0/0                           255/138


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
04 November 2015

The FBM KLCI index gained 8.06 points or 0.48% on Wednesday. The Finance Index increased 0.50% to 14339.86 points, the Properties Index up 0.24% to 1212.16 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.63% to 7604.96 points. The market traded within a range of 8.16 points between an intra-day high of 1687.95 and a low of 1679.79 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include HIBISCS, IDMENSN, TMS, KNM, MRCB-WA, SUMATEC-WB, MARCO, BORNOIL, SUMATEC and SANICHI. Trading volume decreased to 2671.24 mil shares worth RM2465.93 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 2799.55 mil shares worth RM2259.33 mil.

Leading Movers were SKPETRO (+10 sen to RM2.26), GENM (+13 sen to RM4.48), GENTING (+14 sen to RM7.84), HLFG (+24 sen to RM14.68) and SIME (+11 sen to RM8.43). Lagging Movers were BAT (-148 sen to RM60.82), DIGI (-7 sen to RM5.23), TENAGA (-2 sen to RM12.64), TM (-1 sen to RM6.57) and MISC (-1 sen to RM9.09). Market breadth was positive with 558 gainers as compared to 333 losers

The KLCI closed higher at 1685.62 points amid overnight gains in the US Market. Our benchmark index was in line with most of our regional peers


Trade Summary
Date As of:     04 November 2015    
Description               Volume                           Value    Frequency
ETF                            11,700                    4,725,400                  20
Stock             4,986,761,803     5,726,316,494,551        291,135
Right                                  00                                 00                  00
Warrant                 4,512,300                  78,737,200                275
Total              4,991,285,803     5,726,399,957,151         291,430


Trading Summary

As of 4 November   2015  Unit: M.Baht  
Type                                 Buy                        Sell                     Net
Institution                      4,834.33           2,971.51            1,862.82
Proprietary                    3,548.99           3,321.80                227.19
Foreign                          9,503.43           9,345.19                158.24
Individual                    23,797.47         26,045.71           -2,248.24
Total Trading Value     41,684.21 M.Baht


Vietnam index rises 0.3 pct, Vinamilk extends gain

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  rose 0.33 percent at the break on Wednesday, on track for the second straight gain after hitting a 12-week high the previous day, with shares moving mixed. 
 Dairy products maker Vinamilk  VNM.HM , Vietnam's biggest listed firm by market value, rose 0.81 percent after hitting a record high on Tuesday.
 Food producer Masan Group  MSN.HM  also rose 2.04 percent after the firm announced a collaboration deal by one of its sub-subsidiaries. 
VietinBank  CTG.HM  dropped 0.48 percent while Military Commercial Bank  MBB.HM  stood unchanged.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .
                  VN Index      613.70             
          PREV. CLOSE      611.71             
            % CHANGE      +0.33%             
                HIGH      617.93             
                 LOW      613.21             


SE Asia Stocks-Malaysia at one-week high as rates seen steady

Most Southeast Asian stock markets gained on Wednesday amid strength in Asia and oil prices lifting energy-related shares, while the Malaysian benchmark closed at a one-week high on expectations the central bank will keep interest rates on hold.
Kuala Lumpur composite index  .KLSE  ended the day up 0.5 percent at its highest close since Oct. 28. Banking shares, led by Maybank  MBBM.KL , edged higher ahead of Bank Negara Malaysia's meeting on Thursday.  

A jump in oil prices overnight sent shares of oil and gas services firm Sapurakencana Petroleum  SKPE.KL  4.6 percent higher. Thailand's biggest energy firm PTT  PTT.BK  advanced 4.2 percent to highest close since Aug. 14.   
Thai key SET index  .SETI  rose 0.8 percent to a more than one-week closing high.
The Thai central bank left its key interest rate unchanged, as expected, for a fourth straight meeting on Wednesday, leaving fiscal stimulus and government spending to drive the economy for now.  
Stocks in Indonesia  .JKSE  extended gains for a third day ahead of third-quarter GDP data on Thursday. Analysts in a Reuters poll expected Indonesia's pace of economic growth likely rebounded in the third quarter but was still weak.  
 Singapore  .STI  gained for a second straight session, up 1.4 percent at a one-week closing high. Stocks in the Philippines  .PSI  and Vietnam  .VNI  slightly drifted into negative territory.
Asian shares surged on Wednesday following gains on Wall Street, with Japanese and Chinese stocks leading the way, while investors' stronger appetite for riskier assets pushed up U.S. debt yields.   
 Market                      Current          Prev Close       Pct Move
 Singapore                3040.48             2999.56            +1.36
 Kuala Lumpur        1685.82             1677.56            +0.48  
 Bangkok                  1423.42             1412.62            +0.76
 Jakarta                     4612.57             4533.08            +1.75
 Manila                     7201.02             7210.73             -0.13
 Ho Chi Minh             610.60                611.71            -0.18

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This year in Thailand-what next?

AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
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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