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16 October 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 15.47 points or 0.51% higher to 3030.61, taking the year-to-date performance to -9.94%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 1.30%, UOB, which declined 0.05%, SingTel, which gained 1.03%, OCBC Bank, which gained 1.07% and Keppel Corp, with a 0.54% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.49%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.06%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Real Estate Holding and Development Index, which rose 1.07%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Hongkong Land Holdings and Global Logistic Properties – ended 1.73% higher and 0.87% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Technology Index, which slipped 0.94%. Silverlake Axis shares declined 1.60% and STATS ChipPAC remained unchanged.

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

Dbxt Msci Asia Ex Japan Etf 10 (unchanged)

Spdr Gold Shares (-0.70%)

Is Msci India 100 (-0.14%)

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

Ascendas Reit (+0.82%)

Capitamall Trust (unchanged)

Capitacom Trust (+1.80%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI22800MBeCW151029 (+18.00%)

HSI23400MBeCW151127 (+11.72%)

CN10500MBeCW151127 (+3.13%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

UOB MB eCW160111 (unchanged)

DBS MB eCW160201 (+7.87%)

KepCorp MBeCW160201 (-2.70%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                                      Friday                                Thursday
*ST Index             3,030.61  +15.47                     3,015.14  +31.22
Volume:                       1,809.5M                                1,531.3M
Value:                        $1,078.6M                              $1,098.3M
Gainers/Losers:             261/170                                   288/129


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
16 October 2015

The FBM KLCI index gained 3.57 points or 0.21% on Friday. The Finance Index increased 0.34% to 14711.11 points, the Properties Index up 0.29% to 1182.99 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.51% to 7500.06 points. The market traded within a range of 6.75 points between an intra-day high of 1720.42 and a low of 1713.67 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include MQTECH, AIRASIA, XOX, WINTONI, PUC, WINTONI-WA, FRONTKN, CAP, AIRASIAC25 and CAP-WA. Trading volume increased to 2576.12 mil shares worth RM2225.30 mil as compared to Thursday’s 2401.06 mil shares worth RM2535.46 mil.

Leading Movers were KLCC (+22 sen to RM7.27), SIME (+21 sen to RM8.78), IHH (+14 sen to RM6.56), IOICORP (+8 sen to RM4.40) and AMMB (+8 sen to RM5.01). Lagging Movers were GENM (-13 sen to RM4.31), GENTING (-11 sen to RM7.35), DIGI (-7 sen to RM5.68), BAT (-60 sen to RM62.50) and UMW (-7 sen to RM8.47). Market breadth was positive with 487 gainers as compared to 345 losers.

The KLCI closed higher at 1716.82 points in line with overnight performance in US market. The performance of our local bourse was lifted by buying interest in heavy weight counters, led by KLCC.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     16 October 2015    
Description                 Volume                           Value         Frequency
ETF                            20,400                     9,599,700                     15
Stock               8,494,450,609        5,448,953,525,018             222,205
Right                                 66                            1,320                     01
Warrant                  1,261,800                    19,212,800                    339
Total                8,495,732,875         5,448,982,338,838             222,560


Thai 12 listed firms granted 2015 sustainability awards, "Thailand Sustainable Investment" list announced today

BANGKOK, October 16, 2015 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) grants "SET Sustainability Award 2015," for 12 listed companies with outstanding performance in sustainability development and enhancing the development of social enterprise, while disclosing the list of 51 listed companies selected for "Thailand Sustainability Investment", which is list of stocks with prime performance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects.

SET President Kesara Manchusree stated that today SET organized the first "SET  Sustainability Awards 2015" event, presided over by Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong, granting the special awards to listed companies with prime performance on ESG aspects, to honor them so they can inspire others. This would form a solid foundation and increase competitive capabilities for listed firms, as part of SET's commitment to drive the Thai capital market toward sustainability."

"The awards will have two categories, which are "SET Sustainability Awards 2015" generating to nine listed companies consisting of Banpu pcl (BANPU), PTT pcl (PTT), PTT Global Chemical pcl (PTTGC), QTC Energy pcl (QTC), Somboon Advance Technology pcl (SAT), Siam Cement pcl (SCC), Sri Trang Agro-Industry pcl (STA), Thai Optical Group pcl (TOG) and Thai Oil pcl (TOP), recognizing their excellence in operating businesses with the best sustainability practices, growing business sustainably with good governance and being role models for others. Another one is "SET Social Enterprise Investment Awards" granting to
Bangchak Petroleum pcl (BCP), L.P.N. Development pcl (LPN), Siam Cement pcl (SCC), and SE-Education pcl (SE-ED), to honor their support to social enterprises both in cash and in kind," said Kesara.

In this event, SET also announced "Thailand Sustainability Investment", a list  of 51 listed companies that have passed the assessment process in sustainability, to be used as decision-making tool for responsible investors who preferably aim at long-term returns. The list's assessment methodology has been designed in accordance with international practices. It is significant that among the 51 SET listed firms on this "Thailand Sustainability Investment" list, 13 of them have already been selected into the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices  (DJSI).

For more information about SET Sustainability Awards 2015, please visit SET website: , or call SET Social Responsibility Center (SR Center): 0  2229 2610, 0 2229 2628, or e-mail:

Trading Summary

As of  16 October  2015  Unit: M.Baht  
Type                              Buy                        Sell                     Net
Institution                     3,048.22          4,522.50               -1,474.29
Proprietary                   4,452.44           3,569.82                  882.62
Foreign                      12,451.55         11,640.04                   811.51
Individual                   25,614.01         25,833.85                 -219.84
Total Trading Value    45,566.22   M.Baht


 Vietnam index ends up 0.1 pct in mixed tra          

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  closed up 0.1 percent on Friday, with shares moving mixed in robust trade as investors await corporate business results in the third quarter.
 Listed firms are expected to release their July-September earnings in coming days.
Shares of food, beverage and tobacco firms led gainers with a 0.95-percent rise of its representative Vinamilk  VNM.HM , the country's top firm by market value, following the government's plan to divest its shares in the company.
 Insurances firms were the worst performers. Top insurer BaoViet Holdings  BVH.HM  tumbled 5 percent to end at 57,000 dong, down from an intraday high of 63,500 dong, the highest since July 20.
As many as 132.29 million shares changed hand, up 14.7 percent from the previous day. The index, Southeast Asia's best performer this year, has gained 0.8 percent this week, slowing from a 4.57-percent expansion a week ago.
The VN Index could face a correction next month before recovering in December, and is forecast to end the year at a level between 551 points and 610 points, BIDV Securities said in a note to clients.
 Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

                VN Index      593.02             
        PREV. CLOSE      592.40             
           % CHANGE       +0.1%             
               HIGH      599.74             
                LOW      592.40             


SE Asia Stocks - Most rise; Malaysia at 2-month high

 Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose in line with global equities on Friday, with foreign-led buying bringing Malaysia's key index to a more-than-two-month high and most others in the region notching up further gains on the week.
 Malaysia's key stock index  .KLSE  was up 0.2 percent at its highest close since Aug. 5, finishing the week 0.6 percent higher. The bourse said foreign investors bought shares for a second week worth a net 412 million ringgit ($98.80 million).
 Bucking the trend, the Thai SET index  .SETI  fell 0.5 percent, coming off a 10-week high in early trade, trimming its gain on the week to 0.5 percent.  
Shares of Bank of Ayudhya  BAY.BK  dropped 7.3 percent on profit-taking after a 20 percent rally over the past two days on hopes of improved third-quarter results, due by next week.
 Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  closed up 0.1 percent on the day as investors awaited third-quarter corporate results.*:nL3N12G2V0 It rose 0.9 percent on the week in line with most others in the region.
Singapore's index  .STI  rose 1.1 percent on the week.
 Indexes in Indonesia  .JKSE  and the Philippines  .PSI  posted a weekly loss of more than 1 percent each after a strong showing last week when foreign investors tentatively bought back into the region on hopes a U.S. Fed rate hike would be delayed.
 Europe extended a global share market rebound on Friday, following Asian and U.S. stock indexes higher after better U.S. data helped allay fears about global growth and sent world stocks to two-month highs.  

 Market                     Current          Prev Close      Pct Move
 Singapore               3030.61              3015.14            +0.51
 Kuala Lumpur         1716.82              1713.25            +0.21
 Bangkok                 1418.38              1425.32             -0.49
 Jakarta                    4521.88              4507.19            +0.33
 Manila                    7055.74               7045.40            +0.15
 Ho Chi Minh            593.02                 592.40            +0.10

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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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