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17 October 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 1.83 points or 0.07% higher to 2817.07, taking the year-to-date performance to -2.28%.

The top active stocks today were Singtel, which gained 1.03%, OCBC Bank, which declined 0.12%, DBS, which declined 0.20%, UOB, which gained 0.22% and JSH USD, with a 0.51% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.31%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.38%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Telecommunications Index, which rose 0.92%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Singtel and StarHub – ended 1.03% higher and unchanged respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Utilities Index, which slipped 1.01%. Keppel Infrastructure Trust shares remained unchanged and SIIC Environment Holdings declined 3.39%.

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

STI ETF (-0.35%)

DBXT S&P Cnx Nifty ETF (-0.55%)

DBXT FTSE Vietnam ETF (-1.93%)

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

Ascendas REIT (unchanged)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (unchanged)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (-0.96%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI22200UBePW161229 (+10.78%)

HSI25000UBeCW170126 (-13.16%)

HSI23200MBePW161129 (+10.07%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW170201 (-5.81%)

DBS VT eCW170213 (-6.67%)

Wilmar MBeCW170703 (+2.13%)

 Singapore Stock Market
                                 Monday                      Friday
*ST Index          2,817.07  +1.83       2,815.24  +9.76
Volume:                2,414.6M                 2,142.5M
Value:                    $995.3M               $1,140.9M
Gainers/Losers:      145/235                   236/128


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
17 October 2016

The FBM KLCI index lost 5.26 points or 0.32% on Monday. The Finance Index fell 0.10% to 14211.46 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.03% to 1212.14 points and the Plantation Index down 0.14% to 7903.19 points. The market traded within a range of 7.42 points between an intra-day high of 1661.13 and a low of 1653.71 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include AT, HIBISCS, MNC-OR, HSI-C36, MELEWAR, RGB, PTRANS, TRIVE, MYEG-CY and HEVEA. Trading volume decreased to 1261.86 mil shares worth RM1516.69 mil as compared to Friday’s 1341.79 mil shares worth RM1488.87 mil.

Leading Movers were ASTRO (+3 sen to RM2.82), BAT (+50 sen to RM48.34), CIMB (+2 sen to RM4.77), HLBANK (+4 sen to RM13.20) and TM (+2 sen to RM6.70). Lagging Movers were SIME (-11 sen to RM7.75), GENTING (-11 sen to RM7.82), GENM (-6 sen to RM4.73), MISC (-9 sen to RM7.50) and YTL (-2 sen to RM1.75). Market breadth was negative with 322 gainers as compared to 440 losers.

The KLCI started the week with a negative note, closed lower at 1653.71 points despite last Friday’s gains in US market. The performance of our local bourse was mainly bogged down by selling interest in heavy weight counters such as SIME Darby, Genting Malaysia and YTL Corporation.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     17 October 2016     
Description         Volume                              Value      Frequency
ETF                    479,600                  256,147,600                  02
Stock       8,823,374,296        6,562,445,063,387        260,720
Right               1,286,200                  105,752,100                  91
Warrant           6,044,000                  211,442,800                284
Total        8,831,184,096       6,563,018,405,887         261,097


Trading Summary     
As of 17 Oct 2016     Unit: M.Baht   
Type                        Buy                Sell               Net
Institution       5,139.05        3,778.06      1,360.98
Proprietary      6,689.41        6,293.58         395.83
Foreign         16,128.94      21,700.48     -5,571.54
Individual      32,008.20     28,193.47      3,814.73
Total Trading Value     59,965.59 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Fall as Yellen comments dampen sentiment

Most Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Monday, in line with broader Asia, as investors digested comments by U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
Yellen said on Friday the Fed may need to run a "high-pressure" economy in order to reverse damage from the
global financial crisis that depressed output.  
Her remarks, however, did not address immediate policy concerns directly and didn't change prevailing views that the
Fed is likely to raise interest rates in December.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan  .MIAPJ0000PUS  dropped 0.6 percent.
Philippine stocks  .PSI  closed 0.4 percent lower after rising as much as 0.5 percent earlier in the session.  
Financials and utilities were the biggest losers, with Manila Electric  MER.PS  and realtor SM Prime Holdings  SMPH.PS   shedding the most.
Indonesian shares  .JKSE  ended 0.2 percent higher, driven by energy and telecom stocks.  
Indonesia's statistics bureau raised its exports figure for August to $12.75 billion from $12.63 billion, making August the first month in nearly two years in which there was an annual increase in exports.

Earlier on Monday, the bureau said the economy had a trade surplus of $1.22 billion in September as exports and imports contracted, against expectations for import growth.
Indonesia has had a trade surplus every month this year.
Thai stocks  .SETI  ended flat, having fallen as much as 1 percent in early trades. The index declined 1.8 percent last
week on concerns about King Bhumibol Adulyadej's health. The king passed away on Thursday.  
Foreigners were net sellers in the previous four sessions.

They also cut their holdings in Thai bonds during the period, according to data from the Thai Bond Market Association.
Singapore shares  .STI  closed almost flat, after declining as much as 0.8 percent in early trades following data that
showed September exports declined less than expected, though a grim outlook for the economy prevailed.  

Malaysian  .KLSE  shares lost 0.3 percent, while Vietnam  .VNI  fell 0.9 percent, dragged down by energy stocks including Petrovietnam Gas Joint Stock Corp  GAS.HM .  
  STOCK MARKETS                                  
  Market              Current             Previous   Pct Move
  Singapore            2817.07         2815.24         0.07
  Bangkok              1477.34         1477.61        -0.02
  Manila                 7358.21         7389.3          -0.42
  Jakarta                5410.303       5399.885        0.19
  Kuala Lumpur   1653.71          1658.97         -0.32
  Ho Chi Minh        680.95            687               -0.88

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This year in Thailand-what next?

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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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