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19 October 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 13.99 points or 0.49% higher to 2844.62, taking the year-to-date performance to -1.32%.

The top active stocks today were Singtel, which gained 0.77%, UOB, which gained 1.19%, DBS, which gained 0.13%, Noble, which declined 2.20% and OCBC Bank, with a 0.24% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.26%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.29%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which rose 2.81%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Midas Holdings and Halcyon Agri Corporation- ended 2.33% higher and 3.74% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Consumer Services Index, which slipped 0.27%. ComfortDelGro Corp shares declined 1.46% and Singapore Press Holdings gained 0.53%.

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

SPDR Gold Shares (+0.11%)

DBXT MSCI Russia Cap 25 ETF (unchanged)

DBXT MSCI Taiwan ETF (+0.91%)

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

Ascendas REIT (-0.41%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (+1.43%)

Keppel REIT (-1.35%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI23800MBeCW161129 (-9.71%)

HSI25000UBeCW170126 (-8.54%)

HSI22200UBePW161229 (+2.13%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW170201 (-1.18%)

OCBC Bk MB eCW170306 (+1.85%)

UOB MB eCW170201 (+8.54%)

 Singapore Stock Market
                          Wednesday               Tuesday
*ST Index       2,844.62  +13.99     2,830.63  +13.56
Volume:                1,662.1M                 1,575.2M
Value:                    $891.8M                  $902.3M
Gainers/Losers:       178/187                  208/170


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
19 October 2016

The FBM KLCI index gained 0.70 points or 0.04% on Wednesday. The Finance Index increased 0.13% to 14374.61 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.24% to 1211.95 points and the Plantation Index down 0.14% to 7929.8 points. The market traded within a range of 6.02 points between an intra-day high of 1670.93 and a low of 1664.91 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include PERISAI, AT, NEXGRAM, AAX, LAYHONG-WA, BORNOIL, RGB, SYCAL, MMC-OR and HIBISCS. Trading volume decreased to 1388.47 mil shares worth RM1584.44 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 1568.61 mil shares worth RM1875.71 mil.

Leading Movers were WPRTS (+7 sen to RM4.35), GENTING (+10 sen to RM8.09), RHBBANK (+4 sen to RM4.72), PETCHEM (+5 sen to RM6.86) and AMMB (+3 sen to RM4.15). Lagging Movers were AXIATA (-12 sen to RM5.10), YTL (-2 sen to RM1.76), BAT (-48 sen to RM47.86), ASTRO (-2 sen to RM2.80) and SKPETRO (-1 sen to RM1.64). Market breadth was negative with 373 gainers as compared to 403 losers.

The KLCI was little changed and inched up to 1668.27 points amid overnight gains in US market. Investor remained cautious as lack of fresh lead following yesterday rally.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     19 October 2016
Description              Volume                          Value       Frequency
ETF                         28,200                   17,063,100                   11
Stock          14,876,776,562        6,469,360,888,841           297,706
Right                      903,900                  82,383,800                    57
Warrant               5,037,700                 134,516,400                  271
Total           14,882,746,362        6,469,594,852,141            298,045


Trading Summary

As of 19 October 2016 Unit: M.Baht

Type                       Buy             Sell             Net
nstitution          6,964.14       3,790.46       3,173.67
Proprietary       6,985.86       7,161.81        -175.96
Foreign           15,914.91     18,472.71     -2,557.80
Individual        29,058.77     29,498.68        -439.91
Total Trading Value     58,923.67 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Higher as China economy seen stabilising

Most Southeast Asian stock markets ended higher on Wednesday, with the Philippines gaining 2 percent, as encouraging Chinese economic data and Wall Street advancing on solid corporate earnings kept investor sentiment agreeable.  
China's economy grew 6.7 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier, steady from the previous quarter and in line with
market expectations.  
Wednesday's data portrayed the economy as slowly stabilising but increasingly needy for government spending and a housing
boom for growth, as private investment and exports remain weak.
Investment in Chinese real estate picked up pace in September after edging higher in the previous month,
highlighting the persistence of investor demand.   
"China data is a bit of a mixed bag. Though the headlines said met expectations, there are some soft spots in the gain in
industrial production," said Vishnu Varathan, a senior economist with Singapore-based Mizuho Corporate Bank.
"To the extent that investments in China are holding up, it's giving some of the China-focused markets a bit of a lift."
Philippine shares  .PSI  saw gains across all sectors, led by financial and consumer stocks.
BDO Unibank Inc  BDO.PS  rose as much as 3.7 percent, its biggest percentage gain in three months, before closing 3.6 percent higher.
Philippine stocks began rallying on Tuesday on hopes that President Rodrigo Duterte's foreign visits would create an
inflow of business. Duterte is in China this week.
Vietnam's main stock index  .VNI  rose 1 percent as financial and consumer stocks powered through. Real estate
investing firm Vingroup JSC  VIC.HM  climbed 2 percent.
Thai shares  .SETI  extended gains after mid-day, rising 0.6 percent. Consumer stocks were the biggest gainers.  
Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister said the country has no need to introduce additional economic resources, amid concerns
that domestic activity could be affected by a year of mourning for King Bhumibol Adulyadej.*:nL4N1CP21A
Indonesia  .JKSE  was the only market that fell, with a 0.4 percent drop.
  Market               Current       Previous        Pct Move
  Singapore          2844.62        2830.63              0.49
  Bangkok            1486.28        1477.54              0.59
  Manila                7721.57       7571.15               1.99
  Jakarta               5409.288     5430.048             -0.38
  Kuala Lumpur    1668.27        1667.57              0.04
  Ho Chi Minh        688.89          682.02              1.01

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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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