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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs  14 October 2014 


14 October 2014

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended -7.75 points lower or -0.24% to 3194.4, taking the year-to-date performance to +0.93%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined -0.10% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -0.44%. The top active stocks were DBS (-0.17%), SingTel (unchanged), Keppel Corp (-0.20%), UOB (-0.77%) and OCBC Bank (-0.93%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Health Care Index (+0.62%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Health Care Index are Raffles Medical Group (unchanged) and Biosensors International Group (+1.46%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Utilities Index, which declined -2.76% with United Envirotech’s share price declining -7.63% and Hyflux’s share price declining -1.00%. The FTSE ST Consumer Services Index declined -0.87%.  The FTSE ST Real Estate Index gained +0.26%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the IS MSCI India (unchanged), ISHARES USD Asia Bond ETF (-1.13%), STI ETF (unchanged).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Ascendas REIT (unchanged), CapitaCom Trust (+1.27%), CapitaMall Trust (unchanged).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI23600MBeCW141127 (-18.56%), HSI22800MBePW141127 (+26.00%), HSI23000MBeCW141127 (-14.10%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were DBS MB eCW150106 (+5.88%), KepCorp MBeCW150303 (+1.28%), OCBC Bk MBeCW150302 (-6.94%).

 Singapore Stock Market
                   Tuesday               Monday
*ST Index             3,194.4  -7.75         3,202.15  -21.72
Volume:                   1,264.5M                  1,275.4M
Value:                       $949.4M                   $947.6M
Gainers/Losers:          159/282                       84/396


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
14 Oct 2014

The FBM KLCI index lost 0.82 points or 0.05% on Tuesday. The Finance Index fell 0.48% to 16648.2 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.15% to 1397.02 points and the Plantation Index down 0.37% to 8002.02 points. The market traded within a range of 10.82 points between an intra-day high of 1801.81 and a low of 1790.99 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include SUMATEC, KNM, MUIIND, BJCORP, TAKASO-WB, TAKASO, CENSOF, PDZ, THHEAVY and SKPETRO. Trading volume increased to 2216.19 mil shares worth RM2453.64 mil as compared to Monday’s 1743.54 mil shares worth RM1804.59 mil.

Leading Movers were BAT (+246 sen to RM67.60), MISC (+20 sen to RM6.79), UMW (+18 sen to RM11.64), GENM (+5 sen to RM4.09) and MAYBANK (+5 sen to RM9.68). Lagging Movers were RHBCAP (-18 sen to RM8.73), CIMB (-13 sen to RM6.53), HLFG (-26 sen to RM17.10), GENTING (-7 sen to RM9.13) and PETGAS (-16 sen to RM21.20). Market breadth was negative with 226 gainers as compared to 652 losers.

The FBM KLCI swung between gains and losses before finishing 0.82 points lower at 1796.38 points. Even as China reported better-than-expected economic growth, concern of slowdown in global economy has contributed to offsetting upbeat sentiment of the market.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     14 October 2014
Description    Volume                          Value    Frequency
ETF                             13,700                    8,093,800                   42
Stock               3,941,839,955      4,231,716,099,701          183,575
Warrant                 16,864,300                860,285,700                 816
Total                 3,958,717,955      4,232,584,479,201          184,433


Trading Summary

As of   15 October  2014         Unit: M.Baht
Type                           Buy                 Sell                 Net
Institution               3,652.97         2,157.80         1,495.16     
Proprietary            3,037.72          4,136.59       -1,098.87     
Foreign                  8,866.69          8,616.59           250.11     
Individual             20,720.67        21,367.06         -646.39     
Total Trading Value     36,278.05 M.Baht     


Vietnam index ends at 2-wk low on margin selling

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index   extended falls to the third session, dropping 1.37 percent to close on Tuesday at 605.79 points, the lowest since Sept. 30, on margin selling.
About 60 percent of shares lost ground, led by PetroVietNam Gas , Vietnam's biggest firm by market capitalisation, with a 1.8 percent decline, followed by dairy product maker Vinamilk    that fell 0.92 percent.
"Margin trading is probably too high now," said a trader with Ho Chi Minh City Securities, referring to the funds that investors borrowed from brokerages to buy shares.
The index was almost flat by midday before strong selling emerged, boosting volume to 115.3 million shares by the end of the trading day, still well below the five-day average of 141 million, Reuters data showed.
While the index fall was beyond market expectations, it could be an opportunity for short-term speculative buying, analyst Hoang Huy of ACB Securities said.
"But the market is unlikely to fall below 600 points as many investors have been waiting for bargain hunting around this level," Huy said.
Analysts have expected the real estate and brokerage sectors to lead the increase in the market later this year on expectations of good earnings and speculative purchases.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index    at the close

                         VN Index       605.79              
              PREV. CLOSE       614.22              
                  % CHANGE       -1.37%              
                     HIGH       616.71              
                      LOW       605.79              


SE Asia Stocks -Most fall; Singapore at over 6-mnth low after Q3 GDP

Singapore's key index hit a more than six-month low on Tuesday after weak economic data, while most other Southeast Asian stock markets ended lower as concerns about the health of the world economy unnerved investors in the region.  
The Straits Times Index    fell 0.2 percent to 3,194.40, its lowest close since April 7. Shares of large cap companies were among those actively traded, including CapitaLand  and United Overseas Bank   .
The index erased its earlier gains and extended losses for a third session after data showed Singapore's gross domestic product in the third quarter rose a weaker-than-expected 1.2 percent from the previous quarter.
Stocks in the Philippines and Malaysia fell for a third session, with the Philippine composite index   ending at its lowest level since Aug. 8 and the Kuala Lumpur composite index   at a more than eight-month closing low.
The Philippines recorded net foreign selling worth 1.15 billion peso ($25.61 million), with Malaysia's net foreign selling at 10.56 million ringgit ($3.23 million) and Indonesia's at 490 billion rupiah ($40.15 million), stock exchange
 Market                    Current           Prev Close        Pct Move
 Singapore               3194.40             3202.15               -0.24
 Kuala Lumpur         1796.38             1797.20               -0.05
 Bangkok                 1546.78             1542.35               +0.29
 Jakarta                    4922.58             4913.05               +0.19
 Manila                     6946.06             6968.09               -0.32
 Ho Chi Minh             605.79                614.22               -1.37

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