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13 October 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 8.23 points or 0.29% lower to 2805.48, taking the year-to-date performance to -2.68%.

The top active stocks today were Singtel, which gained 0.26%, UOB, which declined 1.61%, DBS, which declined 0.79%, OCBC Bank, which declined 1.17% and Noble, with a 3.89% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.03%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.98%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Consumer Goods Index, which rose 0.86%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Wilmar International and Thai Beverage – ended unchanged and 1.65% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which slipped 2.71%. Midas Holdings shares declined 4.35% and Halcyon Agri Corporation declined 0.94%.

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

CIMB FTSE Asean 40 100 (-0.94%)

STI ETF (-0.70%)

DBXT MSCI Thailand TRN ETF (-2.06%)

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

Ascendas REIT (+1.25%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (+0.96%)

Mapletree GCC Trust (-0.92%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI22200UBePW161229 (+18.81%)

HSI22800MBePW161028 (+87.50%)

HSI24600MBeCW161129 (-35.00%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW170201 (-10.20%)

UOB MB eCW170201 (-16.09%)

UOB VT eCW170213 (-14.18%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                           Thursday                    Wednesday
*ST Index      2,805.48  -8.23           2,813.71  -42.42
Volume:               1,965.1M                   1,999.9M
Value:                $1,263.9M                  $1,321.7M
Gainers/Losers:      123/283                    132/277


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
13 October 2016

The FBM KLCI index lost 2.01 points or 0.12% on Thursday. The Finance Index fell 0.13% to 14263.41 points, the Properties Index up 0.15% to 1207.03 points and the Plantation Index down 0.47% to 7906.1 points. The market traded within a range of 9.30 points between an intra-day high of 1669.34 and a low of 1660.04 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include PERISAI, AT, NEXGRAM, HIBISCS, PTRANS, REACH-WA, RSENA, VIVOCOM, EVERGRN and HSI-C66. Trading volume increased to 1758.56 mil shares worth RM1939.84 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 1599.00 mil shares worth RM1843.98 mil.

Leading Movers were AMMB (+6 sen to RM4.12), GENM (+6 sen to RM4.91), KLCC (+8 sen to RM7.83), HLFG (+12 sen to RM15.60) and PPB (+12 sen to RM16.28). Lagging Movers were BAT (-92 sen to RM47.82), SKPETRO (-2 sen to RM1.65), AXIATA (-6 sen to RM5.14), RHBBANK (-5 sen to RM4.58) and MISC (-7 sen to RM7.61). Market breadth was negative with 304 gainers as compared to 485 losers.

The KLCI down 2.01 points to 1665.02 points despite overnight gains in US market. The performance of our local bourse was in line with most of our regional peers following china’s trade date showed that exports fell in September.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     13 October 2016     
Description          Volume                           Value     Frequency
ETF                     197,000                121,167,600                 12
Stock         8,391,532,076       7,784,533,473,117        239,067
Right                      23,000                         23,000                 01
Warrant            4,931,600                130,042,300                184
Total          8,396,683,676      7,784,784,706,017         239,264


Trading Summary     
As of 10 Oct 2016     Unit: M.Baht
Type                           Buy          Sell                 Net
Institution         15,142.76       5,426.44        9,716.32
Proprietary        10,757.85     13,255.28      -2,497.43
Foreign              31,227.09     31,800.76         -573.66
Individual          46,695.08      53,340.31     -6,645.23
Total Trading Value     103,822.78 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Thailand snaps four-day losing streak

Thai stocks closed nearly half a percent higher on Thursday, snapping a four-day losing streak, while most other Southeast Asian markets declined on soft Chinese data.
The Thai stock index  .SETI  had fallen every day this week following a statement by the palace on Sunday that King Bhumibol Adulyadej was in an "unstable condition" after receiving haemodialysis treatment. 
The palace said late on Wednesday that the health of the 88-year-old King had "overall not yet stabilised".  
Thursday's gains were led by consumer staples and industrials, with Charoen Pokphand Foods Pcl  CPF.BK  and
Airports of Thailand Pcl  AOT.BK  rising 5.2 percent and 1.7 percent respectively.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan  .MIAPJ0000PUS  fell just over 1 percent, touching its lowest since Sept. 19, after Chinese data showed a sharp decline in exports, reviving concerns about the health of the world's second-biggest economy.
China's exports fell 10 percent in September from a year earlier, far worse than the expected 3 percent fall, while
imports unexpectedly shrank after picking up in August. That left the trade surplus for the month at $41.99 billion, compared with a $53 billion expected by analysts.   
Risk appetite also remained subdued by a report that the Bank of Japan was likely to trim its inflation forecast for the
next fiscal year in a quarterly review.  
"It is an amalgamation of uncertainty and unfavourable market conditions right now. The markets are reacting to a very
gloomy sentiment," said Victor Felix, an analyst with Manila-based AB Capital Securities.
The Manila market  .PSI  fell for the seventh consecutive session to post its lowest close since late May.  
Financial and real estate sectors led the fall, with property developer SM Prime Holdings Inc  SMPH.PS  and real
estate conglomerate Ayala Land Inc  ALI.PS  shedding over 5 and 4 percent respectively.
Singapore stocks  .STI  fell to their lowest in three months, pulled down by industrials and consumer services.
Indonesia  .JKSE  declined 0.5 percent, while Vietnam  .VNI  posted a 0.4 percent gain.                 

 STOCK MARKETS                                      
 Market                           Current      Previous Close   Pct Move
 Singapore                     2805.48             2813.71           -0.29
 Bangkok                       1412.82             1406.18            0.47
 Manila                          7312.18              7429.82          -1.58
 Jakarta                          5340.4               5364.611          -0.45
 Kuala Lumpur             1665.02             1667.03            -0.12
 Ho Chi Minh                 685.23                682.45              0.41

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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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