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13 October 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 47.23 points or 1.56% lower to 2984.88, taking the year-to-date performance to -11.30%.

The top active stocks today were SingTel, which declined 1.54%, UOB, which declined 0.85%, DBS, which declined 1.46%, CapitaLand, which declined 2.88% and Keppel Corp, with a 3.36% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 1.33%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 1.37%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Real Estate Investment Trusts Index, which declined 0.52%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - CapitaMall Trust and Ascendas REIT – closed unchanged and 0.83% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which slipped 3.50%. Keppel Corp shares declined 3.36% and Sembcorp Industries declined 4.33%.

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

Nikko Am Singapore Sti Etf (-0.96%)

Is Msci India 100 (-0.98%)

Sti Etf (-1.63%)

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

Capitamall Trust (unchanged)

Ascendas Reit (+0.83%)

Capitacom Trust (-0.71%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI22800MBeCW151029 (-13.98%)

HSI22400MBeCW151127 (unchanged)

HSI22600MBePW151029 (+12.07%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

KepCorp MBeCW160201 (-17.09%)

UOB MB eCW160111 (-7.14%)

DBS MB eCW160201 (-11.19%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                               Tuesday                       Monday
*ST Index         2,984.88  -47.23        3,032.11  +33.61
Volume:                 1,315.4M                    1,805.6M
Value:                  $1,128.2M                  $1,360.2M
Gainers/Losers:       127/299                       295/147


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
13 October 2015

The FBM KLCI index gained 1.28 points or 0.07% on Tuesday. The Finance Index increased 0.60% to 14585.23 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.01% to 1183.34 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.09% to 7497.38 points. The market traded within a range of 11.45 points between an intra-day high of 1716.75 and a low of 1705.30 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include FRONTKN, IRIS, PRIVA, AIRASIA, CAP-WA, XOX, BORNOIL, CAP, NOVAMSC and ARMADA. Trading volume increased to 2472.57 mil shares worth RM2455.76 mil as compared to Monday’s 2094.04 mil shares worth RM2204.61 mil.

Leading Movers were AMMB (+12 sen to RM4.90), IHH (+13 sen to RM6.34), BAT (+122 sen to RM62.72), MAYBANK (+11 sen to RM8.62) and HLBANK (+14 sen to RM13.92). Lagging Movers were GENTING (-24 sen to RM7.51), SKPETRO (-3 sen to RM2.13), RHBCAP (-7 sen to RM6.15), SIME (-8 sen to RM8.68) and IOICORP (-4 sen to RM4.36). Market breadth was positive with 433 gainers as compared to 414 losers.

The KLCI maintained in positive territory and closed higher at 1711.14 points following overnight gains in US market as investors waited for the third-quarter corporate results.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     13 October 2015  
Description              Volume                       Value    Frequency
ETF                    20,363,200            2,530,316,000              40
Stock             7,239,932,075     6,257,824,707,357     265,176
Right                  22,443,206           11,803,678,812         1,573
Warrant                5,021,100                  88,224,600            684
Total              7,287,759,581      6,272,246,926,769     267,473


Thai bourse, Mahidol University hold 18th SET Youth Music Contest

BANGKOK, October 13, 2015 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), jointly with the College of Music, Mahidol University, will hold the 18th "SET Youth Music Contest this month to select the best musicians among youth, aiming to encourage and promote youth's talent and performance in music, with the contest prize worth THB 1.8 million (approx. USD 50,000).
SET President Kesara Manchusree said that in addition to financial literacy enhancement, SET has focused on developing youth potentials in various dimensions. As music could inspire youth's creativity and drive Thai social towards sustainability, SET has continuously partnered with Mahidol University to hold a music competition for Thai youth with musical talents, enabling them to showcase their creative abilities and opening the door to the global stages.

This was one of SET's commitments to continually enhance culture, art and religion via a variety of activities.

"SET Youth Music Contest provides opportunity for youth nationwide to show their creative musical energies and talent, both in playing unplugged musical instruments and singing, focusing on aesthetic value. The contest can motivate youth to concentrate on practicing, as such enhancing them to spend their free
time effectively. The contest has successfully attracted more than 18,000 young performers, and after the contest many of them determined to enter professional careers in music, and further their studies and compete at international levels," Kesara added.

Sugree Charoensook, contest chairman and dean of the College of Music, Mahidol University, said the contest provided a huge opportunity for talented young performers to make their presence among a large audience. It also offered opportunities for firms with educational scholarship fund ready to support
brilliant and vibrant talented young performers. We appreciated that throughout the 17 years of contest, SET has significantly enhanced the development of music and education, shaping many young musical talented performers in the music industry in Thailand, while promoting Thai arts and culture to the global
The contest is for students from primary school to university levels, age not over 25. They are only allowed to use unplugged Thai and international music instruments. For more information, please call 0 2800 2525 ext. 150 and 151. To download the application, please visit  and .

Trading Summary

As of  13 October   2015  Unit: M.Baht   
Type                        Buy           Sell            Net
Institution        3,258.61       4,418.45    -1,159.84
Proprietary      4,761.97       4,280.08         481.89
Foreign            9,940.45     10,021.23         -80.78
Individual      29,433.80     28,675.07         758.73
Total Trading Value     47,394.84 M.Baht


Vietnam index ends down 0.2 in volatile trade

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  closed down 0.21 percent on Tuesday, snapping its rise in the previous three sessions, with most big caps heading south on profit taking.
PetroVietnam Gas  GAS.HM , the country's third-biggest firm by capitalisation, led decliners to drop 2.06 percent after having gained a combined 6.6 percent in the last six straight
As many as 115.29 million shares changed hand, far below the five-day average of 154 million.
The index, the best performer in Southeast Asia this year, may quickly rebound if foreign investors extend their net buying in coming sessions, BIDV Securities said in a note to clients.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close .
                 VN Index      590.84             
         PREV. CLOSE      592.10             
            % CHANGE      -0.21%             
                HIGH      591.66             
                 LOW      588.54             


SE Asia Stocks-Most down; Indonesia posts biggest drop in over 7 weeks

Indonesia's main stock index posted its biggest drop in more than seven weeks on Tuesday while most others in Southeast Asia gave up recent gains amid falls in regional currencies and as investors braced for a weak quarterly reporting season.
The Jakarta composite index  .JKSE  shed 3.2 percent, the biggest single-day percentage loss since Aug. 24, erasing some of the 10 percent gain over the past six sessions. Banks led among losers amid expectations of weak third-quarter results due from this week.
Malaysia's key index  .KLSE  ended slightly higher after modest losses earlier and after a sixth straight gain on Monday.

Indonesia and Malaysia both will be closed on Wednesday for a market holiday.
The Indonesian rupiah  IDR=ID  and the Malaysian ringgit  MYR=MY , commodity currencies in Asia, led losses in regional units after oil prices slumped.   
Indexes in Singapore  .FTSTI , Thailand  .SETI , the Philippines  .PSI  and Vietnam  .VNI  all snapped days of rising streaks which had been mainly driven by expectations of a U.S. Fed rate lift-off to early next year.     

 Market                   Current      Prev Close    Pct Move
 Singapore              2984.88        3032.11          -1.56
 Kuala Lumpur       1711.14        1709.86         +0.07
 Bangkok                1406.69        1412.49          -0.41
 Jakarta                   4483.08        4630.71          -3.19
 Manila                   7013.44        7150.29          -1.91
 Ho Chi Minh           590.84          592.10          -0.21  

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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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