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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs  8 November  2013 


08 November 2013

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 24.85 points lower or -0.78% to 3,177.25, taking the year-to-date performance to +0.32%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined -0.18% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index gained +0.09%. The top active stocks were DBS (-0.12%), OCBC Bk (-0.57%), Genting Singapore (-0.68%), SingTel (-0.26%) and Keppel Corp (-0.18%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Utilities Index (+2.66%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Utilities Index are United Envirotech (+2.96%) and Hyflux (+3.42%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Consumer Goods Index, which declined -1.66% with Wilmar International’s share price declining -2.03% and Thai Beverage’s share price declining -3.64%. The FTSE ST Technology Index declined -0.23%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the iShares MSCI INDIA 100 (unchanged), DBXT MSCI China TRN ETF 10 (-0.82%) and CIMB FTSE ASEAN40  (+0.19%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Ascendas REIT (unchanged), Suntec REIT (-0.30%) and CapitaMall Trust (-0.50%).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI22800MBePW131128 (+2.60%), HSI23200MBeCW131128 (-10.64%) and HSI23000MBeCW131230 (-7.27%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were KepCorp MBeCW140203 (-7.06%), DBS MB eCW140102 (-1.22%) and DBS MB eCW140204 (unchanged).

Singapore Stock Market
                            Friday               Thursday
*ST Index     3,177.25  -24.85     3,202.1  -3.19
Volume:               1,662M              1,802.2M
Value:                $937.9M               $859.7M
Gainers/Losers:    173/235                160/237


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
8 Nov 2013

The FBM KLCI index lost 2.13 points or 0.12% on Friday. The Finance Index increased 0.02% to 16723.49 points, the Properties Index up 0.19% to 1314.56 points and the Plantation Index down 0.02% to 8621.81 points. The market traded within a range of 6.28 points between an intra-day high of 1807.23 and a low of 1800.95 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include SERSOL, DAYA, SUMATEC, XOX, SUMATEC-WA, INSTACO-WB, UTOPIA, SERSOL-WA, UTOPIA-WA and INGENCO. Trading volume decreased to 1924.70 mil shares worth RM1902.78 mil as compared to Thursday’s 1976.91 mil shares worth RM1898.14 mil.

Leading Movers were SKPETRO (+19 sen to RM4.31), PBBANK (+8 sen to RM18.32), MISC (+7 sen to RM5.08), UEMS (+4 sen to RM2.40) and CIMB (+3 sen to RM7.62). Lagging Movers were BAT (-74 sen to RM63.10), PETGAS (-40 sen to RM23.88), PETCHEM (-27 sen to RM6.83), PPB (-22 sen to RM14.06) and HLFG (-20 sen to RM14.82). Market breadth was positive with 404 gainers as compared to 354 losers.

The FBM KLCI closed marginally lower at 1804.48 points, tracking the losses in the US market as the better US economy growth fuelled concern that the Federal Reserve might scale back its stimulus program earlier than expected. Back in Malaysia, the International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti) said the total trade in September expanded by 4.2% yoy to Rm117.89 billion.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     08 November 2013    
Description    Volume                Value    Frequency
ETF           55,000           38,994,000          41
Stock    4,227,118,030    5,279,151,581,095     142,724
Warrant       39,996,000        2,131,018,000       1,312
Total    4,267,169,030    5,281,321,593,095     144,077


Trading Summary

As of 8 November 2013         
Type                   Buy             Sell           Net
Institution       3,133.81      4,499.75     -1,365.94     
Proprietary     4,009.24      5,089.04     -1,079.80     
Foreign        10,839.77     12,189.75     -1,349.98     
Individual     18,823.34     15,027.62      3,795.72     
Total Trading Value     36,806.16 M.Baht         


Vietnam's benchmark VN Index edged down 0.25 percent at the close on Friday with mixed movements of blue chips as investors booked quick profits.
The fall was led by dairy product maker Vinamilk, down 0.7 percent and Petrovietnam Drilling, which dropped 2.3 percent.     
Pha Lai Thermal Power Co gained 0.5 percent, extending a rise of 6 percent since Nov. 1. It recorded a net profit of 1.41 trillion dong ($66.8 million) for the January-September period, according to its announcement to the

Analysts expect the index to rise in December in anticipation of possible policy change allowing increased foreign share holdings in Vietnamese firms.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  
                     VN Index       498.61             
              PREV. CLOSE       499.86             
                 % CHANGE       -0.25%             
                     HIGH       500.47             
                      LOW       498.33      


Thai stocks fell for a second day near a one-week low on Friday as investors awaited the senate's debate on a controversial amnesty bill, while other markets in
Southeast Asia tracked world shares lower ahead of U.S. jobs data.

Bangkok's SET index was down 1.4 percent at 1,405.03, the lowest close since Nov. 4, extending a 0.7 percent slide on Thursday.  ID:nL3N0IS1AC  
It was down 1.7 percent on the week, the region's second-worst performer.

Philippine stocks fell for a sixth session, with the benchmark index closing down 1.3 percent at the lowest since Oct. 1.
It was Southeast Asia's worst performer on the week, dropping 3.5 percent, the biggest since Aug. 23.
Stocks in Singapore  fell 0.8 percent on the day to the lowest close in more than three weeks while Malaysia inched down 0.1 percent, both posting modest weekly loss.

Vietnam ended down 0.3 percent, but was up 0.3 percent on the week after two weeks of declines.
Indonesia inched down 0.2 percent and was an outperformer on the week, up 1 percent, after strong private consumption in the third quarter and government's plans to boost
foreign investment lifting hopes on current account balance.
 Market             Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*   413.50        416.68       -0.76
 Singapore              3177.25       3202.10       -0.78
 Kuala Lumpur        1804.48       1806.61       -0.12
 Bangkok                1405.03       1425.23       -1.42
 Jakarta                  4476.72       4486.11       -0.21
 Manila                   6355.18       6436.49       -1.26
 Ho Chi Minh            498.61         499.86       -0.25


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