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20 October 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 5.47 points or 0.18% lower to 3019.03, taking the year-to-date performance to -10.29%.

The top active stocks today were Wilmar Intl, which gained 8.94%, SingTel, which closed unchanged, DBS, which declined 0.89%, CapitaLand, which declined 2.24% and Noble, with a 1.98% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.06%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.04%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Consumer Goods Index, which rose 3.23%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Wilmar International and Thai Beverage – ended 8.94% higher and 0.73% lower respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which slipped 1.04%. Keppel Corp shares declined 0.41% and Sembcorp Industries declined 1.56%.

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

Dbxt Msci Korea Etf 10 (-0.18%)

Spdr Gold Shares (-0.01%)

Sti Etf (unchanged)

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

Ascendas Reit (-1.24%)

Capitacom Trust (-1.41%)

Capitamall Trust (unchanged)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI22800MBeCW151029 (-16.83%)

HSI22000MBePW151127 (+4.65%)

HSI23400MBeCW151127 (-4.62%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW160201 (-7.25%)

UOB MB eCW160111 (+3.15%)

KepCorp MBeCW160201 (-4.12%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                                  Tuesday                         Monday
*ST Index           3,019.03  -5.47            3,024.5  -6.11
Volume:                2,522.5M                      1,692.8M
Value:                    $934.9M                        $747.3M
Gainers/Losers:      217/211                         269/187


Trade Summary
Date As of:     20 October 2015    
Description              Volume                           Value    Frequency
ETF                             32,300                 16,487,000                    26
Stock              7,189,308,764    5,418,910,452,538          253,723
Right                                200                         25,100                    02
Warrant                 1,472,000                  52,920,500                 114
Total              7,190,813,264     5,418,979,885,138          253,865


As of  20 October   2015  Unit: M.Baht  
Type                                 Buy                    Sell                  Net
Institution                    2,550.89        3,251.83           -700.94
Proprietary                   2,858.46        2,423.68            434.77
Foreign                        8,569.54         8,148.81            420.74
Individual                  17,680.52       17,835.09          -154.57
Total Trading Value     31,659.41 M.Baht


Vietnam index ends down 0.7 pct, banks lead   
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  closed down 0.7 percent on Tuesday in robust trade after three straight gains, with most shares heading south led by banks.
Decliners outnumbered gainers by two to one, with five of the country's six listed banks dropping. Vietcombank  VCB.HM , Vietnam's second-biggest firm by market value, fell 1.3 percent while lender BIDV  BID.HM  lost 2.04 percent.
As many as 127.21 million shares changed hand, well above the five-day average of 93.79 million.
But analysts said the market's trend remained positive. The index, Southeast Asia's best performer this year, has gained nearly 9 percent since the start of 2015.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

             VN Index      590.45             
          PREV. CLOSE      594.61             
             % CHANGE       -0.7%             
                 HIGH      596.37             
                  LOW      588.26             

SE Asia Stocks-Mixed; Malaysia falls on financials, outflows

Southeast Asian markets ended mixed on Tuesday, with Malaysia's key index closing at its lowest level in 1-1/2 weeks as China's soft growth data hurt commodity prices and dampened risk sentiment.  
Malaysia  .KLSE  fell 0.8 percent to 1,705.03, its lowest close since Oct. 8, with $12.92 million foreign outflow.  
The fall was led by financial shares such as CIMB Group Holdings  CIMB.KL  and Public Bank  PUBM.KL , which fell 3.4 percent and 0.5 percent, respectively.  
China's September-quarter growth data was its weakest since  the global financial crisis, though it was still better than market expectations. 
 However, analysts said, the data was worrying for commodities and it could derail the expected demand for commodities in the December quarter.  
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  closed down 0.7 percent led by banks in robust trade after three straight day of gains, while Singapore lost 0.2 percent.
Bucking the trend, Indonesia  .JKSE  edged up 0.4 percent, while Thailand  .SETI  and Philippines  .PSI  each ended 0.1 percent firmer.  
Thailand saw a net $11.89 million worth of foreign buying in shares.  
 Market                     Current     Prev Close      Pct Move
 Singapore               3019.03         3024.50            -0.18
 Kuala Lumpur       1705.03         1718.20            -0.77
 Bangkok                1418.63          1416.91           +0.12
 Jakarta                   4585.82          4569.84           +0.35
 Manila                   7060.85          7054.86           +0.08
 Ho Chi Minh           590.45             594.61           -0.70

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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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