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14 October 2013

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 14.46 points lower or -0.46% to 3,165.25, taking the year-to-date performance to -0.06%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained -0.39% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -0.81%. The top active stocks were SingTel (-0.54%), Genting HK (-1.18%), DBS (-0.06%), Keppel Corp (-0.18%) and SPH (+0.24%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index (+0.50%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Technology Index are Liongold Corp (+4.55%) and STATS ChipPAC (-1.56%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which declined -1.53% with Midas Holdings’ share price declining -1.10% and Geo Energy Resources’ share price declining -1.45%. The FTSE ST Consumer Goods Index gained +0.10%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the iShares MSCI India (+2.57%), SPDR Gold Shares (-0.80%) and Nikko AM STI ETF (-0.31%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were CapitaCommercial Trust (-0.70%), Ascendas REIT (-0.44%) and Suntec REIT (unchanged).

The most active index warrants by value today were STI 3250BPePW131128 (-12.50%), STI 3100BPeCW131030 (-19.36%) and STI 3400MBePW131231 (+3.36%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were KepCorp BPeCW140103 (-7.56%), OCBC Bk MBeCW140203 (+2.41%) and SGX MB eCW140401 (+3.67%).

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Singapore Stock Market
                                   Monday                      Friday

*ST Index     3,165.25  -14.46     3,179.71  +9.8
Volume:            1,917.8M                2,951.7M
Value:                $557.9M              $1,045.9M
Gainers/Losers:   121/305                  256/197


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
14 Oct 2013

The FBM KLCI index lost 0.99 points or 0.06% on Monday. The Finance Index fell 0.04% to 16684.98 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.22% to 1332.73 points and the Plantation Index down 0.04% to 8357.34 points. The market traded within a range of 13.42 points between an intra-day high of 1788.53 and a low of 1775.11 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include HUBLINE, HUBLINE-WA, MAS, XDL, TALAMT, MALTON, MALTON-WB, ASUPREM, TIGER and DBE. Trading volume decreased to 1323.54 mil shares worth RM1041.19 mil as compared to Friday’s 1825.49 mil shares worth RM1608.21 mil.

Leading Movers were UMW (+20 sen to RM12.26), TENAGA (+5 sen to RM9.10), PBBANK (+4 sen to RM18.24), IOICORP (+3 sen to RM5.38) and AMMB (+2 sen to RM7.48). Lagging Movers were BAT (-54 sen to RM62.84), PETDAG (-20 sen to RM29.20), PPB (-14 sen to RM14.26), KLK (-8 sen to RM22.80) and MISC (-7 sen to RM5.09). Market breadth was negative with 309 gainers as compared to 419 losers.

The local bourse shed 0.99 points to end the day at 1,784.76 amid light trading as investors stayed on the sidelines as U.S inches closer to defaulting its debts on Oct 17. While regional peers eked out limited gains as any positive from companies was overshadowed by the rising tension from U.S debt stalemate.


Trading Summary
As of 14 October 2013         Unit: M.Baht

Type                         Buy             Sell                  Net
Institution       2,584.84     2,901.39     -316.55     
Proprietary     5,062.46      5,449.98     -387.52     
Foreign          5,658.01      4,773.35      884.66     
Individual     19,129.64     19,310.23    -180.59     
Total Trading Value     32,434.95 M.Baht          


Vietnam's benchmark VN Index lost 0.18 percent to close at 493.62 on Monday on technical adjustment, extending its losses for the fourth
straight day, analysts said.

Shares of top insurer Baoviet Holdings fell 1.55 percent and PetroVietNam Gas  <GAS.HM> , the country's biggest
listed firm, edged down 0.76 percent.

PetroVietNam shares have fallen in the last three sessions as investors were concerned about a possible increase in fuel
prices, analysts said.  

"This fall won't take long as the index only edged down by a little in lighter trading volume, indicators of temporary
technical adjustment," said Nguyen Anh Tuan, a manager at FLC Securities.

The VN Index would reach a resistance level at 513 points within two weeks unless some negative news appears, Tuan added.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index
                 VN Index       493.62            
              PREV. CLOSE       494.53            
                 % CHANGE       -0.18%            
                     HIGH       495.67            
                      LOW       492.81            

Most Southeast Asian stocks ended weaker on Monday, with foreign investors further selling shares in Malaysia and players trimming equities holdings in emerging markets amid the budget impasse in the U.S.

Trading volumes in Singapore and the Philippines were just a third of a full-day average over the past 30 sessions, while in Malaysia it was around half the average.  

Malaysia's benchmark index ended down 0.06 percent after a rangebound session, with large-cap bank CIMB Group Holdings among the most actively traded.

The Malaysian bourse said foreign investors sold shares worth a net 44 million ringgit ($13.84 million), extending their net selling for a sixth straight session.

In Bangkok, selective buying in mid-cap shares such as TMB Bank Pcl helped the benchmark SET index recoup early losses, to edge up 0.14 percent.

TMB Bank shares jumped 5.7 percent, their biggest daily percentage gain in almost seven weeks, after a news report that Japanese Mizuho Financial Group  planned to buy a stake in the Thai bank.

Foreign investors bought Thai shares worth a net 885 million baht ($28.31 million), adding to their net buying of almost 3 billion baht ($95.97 million) over the past two sessions, Thomson Reuters and stock exchange data showed.  

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index lost 0.18 percent on technical adjustment, extending its losses for the fourth straight day.

The Indonesian market is shut on Monday and Tuesday, and will resume on Wednesday. Markets in Malaysia, Singapore and the
Philippines will be shut on Tuesday.
 Market                              Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*    415.71        416.57       -0.21
 Singapore               3165.25       3179.71       -0.45
 Kuala Lumpur         1784.76       1785.75       -0.06
 Bangkok                1459.84        1457.78       +0.14
 Manila                   6442.70        6489.80       -0.73
 Ho Chi Minh         493.62             494.53       -0.18


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