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19 October 2017

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 5.88 points or 0.18% higher to 3334.91, taking the year-to-date performance to +15.76%. For longer term observations please go to

The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 0.88%, Singtel, which gained 0.54%, UOB, which gained 1.04%, OCBC Bank, which declined 0.52% and CapitaLand, with a 0.81% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.31%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.16%.

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

STI ETF (unchanged)

SPDR Gold Shares (-0.39%)

DBXT MSCI Indonesia ETF (-0.78%)

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

Ascendas REIT (-0.73%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (unchanged)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (unchanged)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI29000MBeCW171129 (-31.20%)

HSI27800MBePW171129 (+33.71%)

HSI28600MBeCW171030 (-51.16%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW180226 (+2.22%)

UOB MB eCW180115 (+1.32%)

DBS MB eCW180115 (+9.09%)

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 Singapore Stock Market
                                  Thursday                  Tuesday
*ST Index             3,334.91  +5.88       3,329.03  +5.97
Volume:                      3,246.1M                 1,467.5M
Value:                        $1,590.8M                $1,050.8M
Gainers/Losers:             180/285                     201/228


Trade Summary
Date As of:     19 October 2017   
Description       Volume                               Value      Frequency
ETF                     434,700                   49,844,900                  31
Stock        11,636,762,337       9,509,948,620,451        355,609
Right               53,741,043                 806,269,288                  33
Warrant           45,115,200            11,241,383,100              6,786
Total         11,736,053,280       9,522,046,117,739         362,459


SET wins 2017 outstanding Green Office Award

BANGKOK, October 18, 2017 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) wins
outstanding Green Office Award (Gold level) granted by the Green Office project
jointly organized by Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment's Department
of Environmental Quality Promotion; and Mahidol University's Faculty of
Environment and Resource Studies. The award reflects SET's commitment to adhere
to sustainability principles to ensure the environment, social and governance
(ESG) balance in all dimensions of operation.

SET Executive Vice President Pannavadee Ladavalya Na Ayudhya said that this
prestigious Green Office Award (Gold) resulted tremendously from the cooperation
and synergy of all staff members who have worked together to achieve
constructive behavioral change to reduce energy consumption and use resources
efficiently. They are truly the main drivers to enable SET to reach our
sustainable goal. This award has enriched SET in the field of environment
preservation, after having previously received the outstanding Energy
Conservation award under New and Existing Building category from Thailand Energy
Awards 2017 from Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency,
Ministry of Energy; as well as the second runner-up prize under Green Building
category from ASEAN Energy Awards 2017.

SET wins the Green Office Award (Gold) because of its excellence in
earth-friendly corporate management by systemically applying environmental
preservation policy in SET operations. SET has incorporated Green Policy in
Green Procurement and Green Building Management to reduce resource consumption
and demonstrating non-stop effort to save energy. The landscape of the SET
Building is well-organized and well-maintained, equipped with safety measures.
SET also organizes activities to engage staff members to participate in various
earth-friendly activities while cultivating environmental consciousness among
employees on a continuous basis.

Trading Summary     
As of 19 October 2017    Unit: M.Baht
Type                        Buy               Sell               Net
Institution         7,251.63        9,325.92      -2,074.29
Proprietary       9,050.70      12,094.14       -3,043.44
Foreign           19,738.10      22,483.07       -2,744.96
Individual        43,714.79     35,852.10        7,862.69
Total Trading Value     79,755.23 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Thai shares fall most in 11 months; Philippines rebounds     

Thai shares on Thursday recorded their biggest single-day fall since mid-November while Philippine
shares reversed losses by the end of the session.
Sentiment in the region was dampened by a fall in Asian stocks which shed gains after data showed that growth in China slowed slightly in the third quarter.  
Thai shares  .SETI  dropped as much as 1.6 percent despite data showing a trade surplus in September. Thailand also raised its 2017 export growth forecast to over 8 percent.
Malaysian shares  .KLSE  slipped as much as 0.4 percent to their lowest since April 20 ahead of the monthly inflation data due on Friday.  
The consumer price index likely rose 4.3 percent in September, according to analysts polled by Reuters, indicating
an increase in the inflation rate for a second straight month.  
Indonesian stocks  .JKSE  ended 0.3 percent lower ahead of a policy meeting later in the day in which the central bank is  expected to stay pat on the monetary policy.
"Market and Mirae expect key interest rates to remain unchanged at 4.25 percent," Mirae Asset Sekuritas said in a
The Indonesian sub-index,  .JKLQ45  comprising 45 most liquid stocks on the benchmark, lost as much as 0.9 percent with Telekom Indonesia  TLKM.JK  leading decliners.
Indonesian crude palm oil exports are expected to dip slightly in September from the previous month while output from the world's top producer of the commodity grew, according to a Reuters survey. 

Philippine shares  .PSI  recouped early losses to end 0.7 percent higher. Index heavyweight Ayala Corp  AC.PS  was the top gainer on the benchmark.  
The Philippine military said there was a "big possibility" that a top Malaysian militant tipped to become Islamic State's point man in Southeast Asia was killed in battle, during the Marawi seige, the country's biggest security crisis in years.
Singapore shares  .STI  rose for a fifth session in six, with United Overseas Bank  UOBH.SI  and DBS Group Holdings  DBSM.SI  the leading the gains.  
Singapore Exchange Ltd  SGXL.SI  and U.S.-based Nasdaq formed a pact to support fast growing Asian companies to list on both capital markets, possibly simultaneously.  
  Market                Current        Previous      Pct
                                 close          Move
  Singapore          3334.91        3329.03        0.18
  Bangkok            1683.43        1707.53       -1.41
  Manila                8487.37       8431.73         0.66
  Jakarta                5910.53       5929.201      -0.31
  Kuala Lumpur    1743.99       1748.99        -0.29
  Ho Chi Minh        828.93         827.72          0.15

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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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