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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs  5 November 2014 


05 November 2014

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended +5.97 points higher or +0.18% to 3287.54, taking the year-to-date performance to +3.88%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined -0.15% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -0.41%. The top active stocks were SingTel (+0.27%), DBS (+1.32%), UOB (+0.95%), Genting Sing (-2.77%) and Global Logistic (unchanged).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Health Care Index (+0.70%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Health Care Index are Raffles Medical Group (+4.71%) and Biosensors International Group (unchanged). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Technology Index, which declined -1.14% with Silverlake Axis’s share price gaining +0.37% and STATS ChipPAC’s share price unchanged. The FTSE ST Consumer Services Index declined -0.53%.  The FTSE ST Real Estate Index declined -0.06%. The FTSE ST Utilities Index declined -0.17%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the SPDR Gold Shares (-1.34%), Lyxor Hang Seng Index Fund (-0.66%), IS MSCI India (-0.52%).

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

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI24200MBeCW141127 (-22.22%), HSI23600MBeCW141127 (-10.00%), HSI23400MBePW141127 (+6.06%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were UOB MB eCW150302 (+9.52%), DBS MB eCW150106 (+13.28%), OCBC Bk MBeCW150302 (+3.61%).

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 Singapore Stock Market
                               Wednesday                    Tuesday
*ST Index          3,287.54  +5.97           3,281.57  -9.27
Volume:                    857.4M                       1,888.7M
Value:                     $760.6M                     $1,007.1M
Gainers/Losers:        148/221                          177/251


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
5 Nov 2014

The FBM KLCI index lost 8.07 points or 0.44% on Wednesday. The Finance Index fell 0.50% to 16644.29 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.84% to 1448.29 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.06% to 8488.04 points. The market traded within a range of 7.36 points between an intra-day high of 1845.08 and a low of 1837.72 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include MAS, EFFICEN, NEXGRAM, NIHSIN, ESCERAM, SKPETRO, JAG, CAREPLS-WA, ASIABIO-WA and IFCAMSC-WA. Trading volume increased to 2265.85 mil shares worth RM2019.47 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 1676.45 mil shares worth RM2141.77 mil.

Leading Movers were MISC (+15 sen to RM7.27), UMW (+18 sen to RM11.28), KLK (+34 sen to RM22.90), CIMB (+6 sen to RM6.41) and MAXIS (+5 sen to RM6.85). Lagging Movers were SKPETRO (-13 sen to RM3.14), PETDAG (-56 sen to RM19.94), PPB (-26 sen to RM15.52), AMMB (-10 sen to RM6.63) and TENAGA (-18 sen to RM13.46). Market breadth was negative with 251 gainers as compared to 576 losers.

The KLCI closed lower at 1839.29 points in line with overnight losses in US markets. Investors’ sentiment remained cautious following the plunge in oil prices to a three-year low and disappointing trade data by the US that signals a gradual economic slowdown.


Trade Summary

Date As of:     05 November 2014
Description                 Volume                           Value         Frequency
ETF                   843,284,200          82,641,944,800                     04
Stock              4,808,861,589     4,518,090,500,629            187,869
Warrant                34,765,200            1,276,153,500                   659
Total                5,686,910,989     4,602,008,598,929            188,532


 Thai bourse to list Buriram Sugar on November 6

BANGKOK, November 5, 2014 – The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) welcomes Buriram Sugar pcl, a holding company investing in sugar producer and by-products businesses, on its main board on November 6, under the ticker symbol "BRR", with a market capitalization at the initial public offering (IPO) price of THB 4.6 billion (approx. USD 142 million).

SET Executive Vice President Chanitr Charnchainarong said that BRR would be listed on SET’s Food and Beverage sector. It is a holding company that invests in Buriram Sugar Factory Co., Ltd, sugar producer and distributor, as its core company. BRR’s crushing capacity 17,000 tons cane per day of raw sugar and brown sugar. BRR also invests in other related businesses, consisting of Buriram Energy Co., Ltd., Buriram Power Co., Ltd. (bagasse-based electricity generation), Key Brand Fertilizer Co., Ltd., (fertilizer manufacturer) and Buriram Sugarcane Research and Development Co., Ltd., (an innovation in farming management through virtual farming system including developing real time farming database; thus, they could produce optimal yield)

BRR has a paid-up registered capital of THB 676.75 million, consisting of 507.57 million existing shares and 169.18 million newly-issued shares, with a par value of THB 1.00 each. The company offered the new shares through an IPO during October 29-31 at THB 6.80 per share for a total of THB 1.15 billion. KT Zmico Securities Co., Ltd. is the company's financial advisor and lead underwriter.

Anant Tangtongwechakit, BRR’s CEO said that the listing of BRR on SET would enhance the company’s image and financial strength. The fund raised would be used to expand sugar production capacity and sugar-related businesses for long-term sustainability. Moreover, BRR will strive toward excellence in business know-how and farming management to ensure raw materials security and better living conditions for sugarcane growers.   

BRR's three major shareholders after the IPO are Tangtongwechakit family (74.31 percent), Yanyong Phanwongklom Group (2.95 percent) and Kaewkuar Group (0.60 percent). The IPO price was set up from book building process with a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 73.44 times, calculated by using the net profit in the past four quarters (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014), divided by the number of fully-diluted shares, representing earnings per share of THB 0.09. BRR's dividend payment policy is no less than 50 percent of net profit after taxes and reserves.

For more information on BRR, please find the company's prospectus on the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at and general information on the company's website at , as well as


 Thai bourse to hold SET in the City’s 10th anniversary
BANGKOK, November 5, 2014 – The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) organizes its 10th anniversary of SET in the City, holding the biggest investment fair in Bangkok during November 20-23 under the concept “The year of investment to change your life forever”. The four-day event will be full of seminars, workshops and meetings joined by over 100 leading financial firms to share investment expertise on equities, gold futures, mutual funds and insurance for investors and prospects at Paragon Hall, in the heart of Bangkok city.  

SET President Kesara Manchusree said that SET in the City, initiated in 2002, would hold its 10th anniversary this year with an aim to continue expanding quality investor base, one of SET’s key missions. Throughout the past 10 years, the Thai capital market has proved its strong growth in several dimensions, such as the fourfold increase of investor accounts to over one million accounts this year, the fivefold surge of daily average trading value to THB 39.47 billion. In addition, market capitalization soared to THB 13.9 trillion, from THB 4.5 trillion, while the amount of mutual fund unit holders rose to 4 million accounts from less than 700,000 accounts in the past ten years with net asset value of THB 3.8 trillion at present. These were remarkable achievements of the capital market due to good collaboration and synergy of all parties in helping boosting investment expertise embracing the SET in the City fair as part of the success.

Under the “The year of investment to change your life forever” concept, the event is expected to inspire and motivate novice investors, enabling them to acquire financial planning that matches their lifestyle, utilizing the global financial situation updates, as well as getting advice from gurus via activities from 100 organizations.             

To hold its 10th anniversary event this year and benefit investors through realistic and practical experiences, “The year of investment to change your life forever” has been designed to reflect the Thai capital market’s movements, exhibited by SET partners’ booths in three zones. These are Next Opportunity to provide intensive seminars from gurus on the capital market outlook, Next Change to update information and give financial advices, and New Experience to provide learning space and trading simulation.               

For more information on SET in City 2014, please visit or Mobile Application “SETactivity”.

 Trading Summary

As of   5 November  2014         Unit: M.Baht
Type                           Buy                   Sell                       Net
Institution             2,593.94             3,598.04          -1,004.09     
Proprietary          3,973.62              3,799.32              174.30     
Foreign              10,373.87             7,913.52            2,460.35     
Individual           39,772.88           41,403.43           -1,630.55     
Total Trading Value     56,714.31 M.Baht     


Vietnam index loses 0.2 pct, volume nears 2-wk high

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  closed down 0.23 percent on Wednesday in solid volume, in line with most other regional markets after a euro zone growth cut and tepid U.S. trade data.
 Dairy product maker Vinamilk  led the decliners to fall 0.95 percent, following its report on lower profits during July-September.  ID:nL4N0SV170  
 Nearly half of the equities on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange lost ground, while volume rose to 146 million shares, the highest since Oct. 23, Reuters data showed.
The euro zone will need another year to reach even a modest level of economic growth due to drag on the economy from France and Italy, the European Commission said.
The U.S. trade deficit unexpectedly widened in September as exports hit a five-month low, a sign that slowing global demand could undercut economic growth in the fourth quarter.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  at the close
                          VN Index       597.01              
                 PREV. CLOSE       598.39              
                    % CHANGE       -0.23%              
                     HIGH       602.53              
                      LOW       593.53       


SE Asia Stocks-Lower after euro zone growth downgrade, US trade deficit

Southeast Asian stock markets mostly ended lower Wednesday, taking their cue from an economic growth downgrade for the euro zone, unexpected widening of the U.S. trade deficit and tepid domestic economic data.
The European Commission said the euro zone economy would expand by 0.8 percent this year, 1.1 percent next year and by 1.7 percent in 2016 - a level the Commission said six months ago would be achieved next year.  
"The growth cut in the euro zone confirms that the European economy is not improving and the widening trade deficit in the U.S. added to the negative sentiment," said Reza Priyambada, head of research at Woori Korindo Securities in Jakarta.
The U.S. trade deficit in September unexpectedly widened after exports hit a five-month low.  
Indonesian stocks    erased gains earlier in the seesion to close 0.1 percent lower following worse-than-expected GDP data. The country's GDP grew 5.01 percent in the third quarter, its slowest since 2009, highlighting the challenges the new president faces.  
Thailand's stock index   led the decline in the region with a 0.5 percent fall. The baht    fell to its weakest since June 2 after Thailand's central bank left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday, but said there was room for further reduction if needed.  
Siam Cement PCL   fell 1.3 percent, while telecommunication company True Corporation PCL declined 1.7 percent.
Bucking the trend, Singapore's stock index   rose 0.2 percent.         
 Market                    Current      Prev Close        Pct Move
 Singapore              3287.54          3281.57           +0.18
 Kuala Lumpur        1839.29          1847.36           -0.44
 Bangkok                1577.40          1585.15           -0.49
 Jakarta                   5066.83          5070.94           -0.08
 Manila                    7208.81          7222.01           -0.18
 Ho Chi Minh            597.01             598.39           -0.23

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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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