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11 October 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 14.11 points or 0.49% lower to 2856.13, taking the year-to-date performance to -0.92%.

The top active stocks today were Singtel, which declined 1.27%, Noble, which declined 6.57%, UOB, which declined 0.11%, DBS, which declined 0.07% and Global Logistic, with a 1.08% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.52%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.39%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Utilities Index, which rose 0.09%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Keppel Infrastructure Trust and SIIC Environment Holdings – ended 0.99% higher and unchanged respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which slipped 3.19%. Midas Holdings shares declined 4.08% and Halcyon Agri Corporation gained 1.87%.

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

IS MSCI India (-0.68%)

SPDR Gold Shares (-0.44%)

STI ETF (-0.69%)

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

Ascendas REIT (unchanged)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (-0.47%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (-0.32%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI25000UBeCW170126 (-23.85%)

HSI23200MBePW161129 (+20.18%)

HSI23600MBePW161028 (+31.65%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS VT eCW170213 (-0.79%)

UOB VT eCW170213 (-1.30%)

UOB MB eCW170201 (-4.12%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                            Tuesday                  Monday
*ST Index     2,856.13  -14.11     2,870.24  -5
Volume:                 2,248M               2,214.5M
Value:                  $990.2M                $631.5M
Gainers/Losers:    165/250                197/181


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
11 October 2016

The FBM KLCI index gained 3.40 points or 0.20% on Tuesday. The Finance Index increased 0.29% to 14294.32 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.00% to 1210.39 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.57% to 7929.16 points. The market traded within a range of 7.55 points between an intra-day high of 1672.34 and a low of 1664.79 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include HIBISCS, AT, PERISAI, REACH-WA, HSI-C36, SUMATEC, ARMADA, SKPETRO, THHEAVY and VIVOCOM. Trading volume increased to 1561.87 mil shares worth RM1885.56 mil as compared to Monday’s 1291.53 mil shares worth RM1365.73 mil.

Leading Movers were SKPETRO (+5 sen to RM1.68), IOICORP (+5 sen to RM4.50), BAT (+52 sen to RM49.32), CIMB (+5 sen to RM4.79) and WPRTS (+4 sen to RM4.38). Lagging Movers were MAXIS (-6 sen to RM6.08), AXIATA (-5 sen to RM5.31), PETDAG (-14 sen to RM23.36), HLFG (-8 sen to RM15.52) and TM (-1 sen to RM6.72). Market breadth was positive with 440 gainers as compared to 324 losers.

The KLCI closed higher at 1668.72 points amid overnight gains in Wall Street following rising in oil prices after Russia said it is prepared to join OPEC in oil production freeze.

Trade Summary
Date As of:     11 October 2016     
Description          Volume                               Value       Frequency
ETF                  1,160,700                    702,467,100                   11
Stock       11,091,327,346         6,959,504,606,678         292,320
Right                 7,508,500                        7,508,500                   36
Warrant           16,099,900                 3,250,169,400                 175
Total         11,116,096,446         6,963,464,751,678         292,542


Trading Summary     
As of 11 Oct 2016     Unit: M.Baht
Type                             Buy               Sell                 Net
Institution            5,410.05       8,755.27     -3,345.21
Proprietary          7,312.50        8,340.42     -1,027.92
Foreign              19,448.65      19,961.83       -513.18
Individual           33,169.07     28,282.75      4,886.32
Total Trading Value     65,340.27 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Singapore drops on growth fears; Thailand extends falls

Singapore shares posted their lowest close in two weeks on Tuesday after local media reported the
economy might see some quarters of contraction, quoting a government minister.
The government still expects the economy to grow 1 to 2 percent for the full year, but on the lower side of the forecast
range, said Trade and Industry Minister Lim Hng Kiang.
Financials  .FTFSTAS8000  shed 0.3 percent after the city-state asked Swiss wealth manager Falcon Private Bank Ltd to cease operations and fined lenders DBS Bank  DBSM.SI  and UBS AG  UBSG.S  over lapses in its biggest crackdown on entities dealing with Malaysian sovereign fund 1MDB.   

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan  .MIAPJ0000PUS  retreated 1.1 percent after creeping higher in the previous session as investors saw less likelihood of Republican nominee Donald Trump winning next month's U.S. presidential election.   

Thai shares  .SETI  extended falls, declining 1 percent to their lowest close in a month, with consumer and industrial
stocks pulling down the index. Siam Cement Pcl  SCC.BK  shed 2 percent.   
Foreign investors cut Thai bond holdings by 9.2 billion baht ($263.8 million) in the first 10 days of October, showed Reuters calculations based on data from the Thai Bond Market Association.  
Indonesian shares  .JKSE  gained 0.4 percent after a survey by the central bank showed annual retail sales in August grew at a much faster pace of 14.4 percent.   
Gains were led by energy and consumer staples stocks with cigarette maker Hanjaya Mandala Sampoerna Tbk PT  HMSP.JK   closing 1.5 percent higher.
Philippine stocks  .PSI  fell for the fifth straight session and posted their lowest close since mid-June, with Manila
Electric  MER.PS  and JG Summit Holdings  JGS.PS  declining about 2 percent and 3 percent, respectively.  

The country's exports continued to decline in August, although at a slower pace, while imports rose 12.2 percent,
trade data released on Tuesday showed.  
  STOCK MARKETS                                          
  Market                 Current       Previous     Pct Move
  Singapore             2856.13       2870.24       -0.49
  Bangkok               1442.21       1457.02       -1.02
  Manila                  7520.82        7534.71       -0.18
  Jakarta                  5381.997      5360.828      0.39
  Kuala Lumpur      1668.72       1665.32         0.20
  Ho Chi Minh           682.36         674.19         1.21

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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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