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01 October 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 10.96 points or 0.39% higher to 2801.85, taking the year-to-date performance to -16.74%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 0.37%, SingTel, which closed unchanged, CapitaLand, which gained 1.12%, UOB, which gained 0.27% and OCBC Bank, with a 0.11% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.14%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.37%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which rose 3.70%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Midas Holdings and NSL – ended 5.66% higher and 1.05% lower respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which slipped 0.55%. Keppel Corp shares declined 0.89% and Sembcorp Industries rose 0.87%.

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

Is Msci India 100 (+1.32%)

Sti Etf (unchanged)

Dbxt Msci China Trn Etf 10 (+2.09%)

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

Ascendas Reit (-0.43%)

Capitamall Trust (-0.26%)

Capitacom Trust (-1.49%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

STI 2800MBePW151231 (-2.53%)

STI 2950MBePW151231 (-3.70%)

STI 3000MBeCW151231 (+5.26%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

KepCorp MBeCW160222 (-4.64%)

UOB MB eCW160201 (+5.84%)

DBS MB eCW160201 (unchanged)
 Singapore Stock Market
                                Thursday                 Wednesday
*ST Index         2,801.85  +10.96     2,790.89  +2.95
Volume:                 1,193.9M                1,128.1M
Value:                     $814.6M               $1,344.3M
Gainers/Losers:       222/152                   205/168


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
1 October 2015

The FBM KLCI index gained 12.89 points or 0.80% on Thursday. The Finance Index increased 0.44% to 13975.69 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.07% to 1155.19 points and the Plantation Index rose 2.76% to 7355.17 points. The market traded within a range of 17.71 points between an intra-day high of 1635.13 and a low of 1617.42 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include AEMULUS, AIRASIA, RA, PBBANK-C5, TMS, TIGER, IFCAMSC, FBMKLCI-C12, FGV and AIRASIAC25. Trading volume decreased to 1515.27 mil shares worth RM1822.91 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 1690.58 mil shares worth RM2486.74 mil.

Leading Movers were IOICORP (+33 sen to RM4.40), SIME (+26 sen to RM8.05), KLK (+58 sen to RM22.28), ASTRO (+7 sen to RM2.89) and GENTING (+17 sen to RM7.44). Lagging Movers were MISC (-13 sen to RM8.67), PETCHEM (-8 sen to RM6.06), SKPETRO (-2 sen to RM1.86), YTL (-1 sen to RM1.59) and HLFG (-8 sen to RM13.92). Market breadth was positive with 465 gainers as compared to 306 losers.

The KLCI rose to close at 1633.93 points amid overnight gains in US market. Market sentiment has improved after China factory data came in slightly better-than-expected in September.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     01 October 2015  
Description        Volume                           Value     Frequency
ETF                     11,300                    6,000,200                  16
Stock       5,409,912,262      4,646,907,553,840         255,509
Right                   10,000                         10,000                   01
Warrant          3,669,700                  61,965,200                 294
Total        5,413,603,262      4,646,975,529,240          255,820


Thai bourse to grant Thailand's first SET Sustainability and Social Enterprise
Investment awards

Bangkok, October 1, 2015 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) will organize the first "SET Sustainability Awards 2015" event on October 16, 2015 in Bangkok, in order to grant two special awards namely "SET Sustainability Awards" and "SET Social Enterprise Investment Awards" to listed companies with outstanding performance in sustainability development. In the event, SET will also announce
"Thailand Sustainability Investment", which is a stock list to be used by responsible investors, to further advance the Thai capital market toward sustainability.
SET President Kesara Manchusree stated that SET has been committed to enhancing listed firms' performance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) and sustainable growth, contributing good returns to investors, while developing the  capital market in the long run.
"The 'SET Sustainability Awards' aims to honor listed companies which have achieved excellence in growing business sustainably with good governance and proven long-term competitiveness, while the 'SET Social Enterprise Investment Awards' will be granted for listed firms that have supported social enterprises
both in cash and in kind. The winners have been selected from listed firms that passed the assessment process covering key ESG aspects, and were able to show best practices and practical elements to drive forward the corporate sustainability," added Kesara.
Moreover, at this event, SET will roll out "Thailand Sustainable Investment", a list of Thai companies with prime performance on ESG aspects. The list can be used as an investment decision-making tool for investors who not only focus on financial returns but also consider in the impact each company has on society
and environment.

Trading Summary

As of  1 October   2015  Unit: M.Baht   
Type                      Buy              Sell            Net
Institution        2,702.03      2,256.46       445.58
Proprietary      3,347.99       4,129.22     -781.22
Foreign            7,607.55       7,409.44      198.12
Individual      15,566.27     15,428.74      137.53
Total Trading Value     29,223.85 M.Baht


Vietnam index edges up 0.2 pct, more gains expected

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  ended up 0.16 percent on Thursday in steady volume, in positive territory for a second day after gains in several big caps offset losses in most shares.
PetroVietnam Gas  GAS.HM  outperformed the market, climbing 2.01 percent, after global crude oil prices edged up as demand was estimated to have risen in the first half of the year.

As many as 82.59 million shares changed hands, close to the five-day average of 84.76 million.
Analysts expect the index to follow a upward trend for the remainder of this week.  
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

             VN Index     563.54             
          PREV. CLOSE     562.64             
             % CHANGE     +0.15%             
                 HIGH     565.63             
                  LOW     563.23             


SE Asia Stocks-Mostly higher; investors await U.S. non-farm data

Most Southeast Asian stock markets ended higher on Thursday led by Malaysia and Indonesia, tracking gains in regional markets, but investors still awaited cues from U.S. nonfarm payrolls data due on Friday.
Indonesia's Jakarta Composite Index (JCI)  .JKSE  gained 0.7 percent to its highest close since Sept. 23.
John Teja, director of Ciptadana Securities, said the gain was "just temporary" after the government's second round of an economic stimulus package, announced on Tuesday.
"However, government actions and implementations would be key factor to restore investor confidence. In addition, China PMI for September is slightly higher than market expectation and previous level in August is also positive news for Southeast Asia markets."
The final Caixin/Markit China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for September was slightly down from August but was a touch higher than a preliminary reading, a survey released on Thursday showed.
Andri Zakarias, an analyst with BNI Securities in Jakarta, said investors are waiting for U.S. jobs data as the data so far has been mixed, which may not prompt the Fed for a rate hike this month.
Singapore  .STI , Malaysia  .KLSE  and Vietnam  .VNI  ended higher, while shares in Thailand  .SETI  and the Philippines  .PSI  fell.  

 Market                   Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 Singapore              2801.85         2790.89         +0.39
 Kuala Lumpur       1633.93         1621.04         +0.80
 Bangkok                1345.15         1349.00          -0.29
 Jakarta                   4254.88         4223.91         +0.73
 Manila                   6890.94         6893.98          -0.04
 Ho Chi Minh           563.54          562.64          +0.16

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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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