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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs  21 October 2013 


21 October 2013

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 2.86 points higher or +0.09% to 3,195.76, taking the year-to-date performance to +0.91%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained +0.84% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index gained +0.87%. The top active stocks were DBS (+0.24%), OCBC Bk (-0.58%), SingTel (-0.27%), Noble Grp (+3.52%) and Genting SP (+2.04%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index (+9.43%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Technology Index are Liongold Corp (+92.8%) and STATS ChipPAC (unchanged). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Telecommunications Index, which declined -0.23% with SingTel’s share price declining -0.27% and StarHub’s share price gaining +0.45%. The FTSE ST Consumer Goods Index gained +1.91%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the iShares MSCI India (+0.34%), SPDR Gold Shares (-0.03%) and db x-Trackers CSI 300 (+2.02%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Ascendas REIT (-0.43%), CapitaMall Trust (unchanged) and CapitaCommercial Trust (+0.69%).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI23200MBeCW131128 (+3.28%), HSI23600MBePW131128 (-7.14%) and STI 3250BPePW131128 (-1.43%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were OCBC Bk MBeCW140203 (-7.37%), Ezra MBeCW150102 (+1.89%) and KepCorp MBeCW131203 (-1.49%).

Singapore Stock Market
                                      Monday                  Friday

*ST Index     3,195.76  +2.86     3,192.9  +6.28
Volume:             4,338.2M            1,709.6M
Value:              $1,311.5M           $1,038.3M
Gainers/Losers:    314/126               209/189


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
21 Oct 2013

The FBM KLCI index gained 3.02 points or 0.17% on Monday. The Finance Index increased 0.40% to 16875.94 points, the Properties Index up 0.77% to 1347.5 points and the Plantation Index down 0.20% to 8413.03 points. The market traded within a range of 6.32 points between an intra-day high of 1803.46 and a low of 1797.14 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include HUBLINE, TMS, HUBLINE-WA, TALAMT, MAS, WPRTS, HOVID, XDL, TIGER and HOVID-WB. Trading volume increased to 1756.61 mil shares worth RM1385.26 mil as compared to Friday’s 1491.20 mil shares worth RM2036.74 mil.

Leading Movers were PETDAG (+22 sen to RM30.00), SKPETRO (+9 sen to RM4.09), CIMB (+9 sen to RM7.64), PPB (+8 sen to RM14.70) and UEMS (+8 sen to RM2.59). Lagging Movers were BAT (-48 sen to RM63.08), GENTING (-10 sen to RM10.36), FGV (-8 sen to RM4.30), MISC (-5 sen to RM5.13) and UMW (-4 sen to RM12.42). Market breadth was positive with 434 gainers as compared to 287 losers.

The KLCI reversed the losses in the midday and closed higher at 1802.61 points, in line with the mostly firmer Asian markets and the overnight gains of Wall Streets. The Index was lifted by the strong gains of YTL Corporation and UEM Sunrise which climbed 3.21% and 3.19% respectively.


Date As of:     21 October 2013    
Description          Volume                                   Value          Frequency

ETF                     11,500                 5,911,000                07
Stock         7,074,621,161    6,439,250,575,534       148,396
Right                    55,000               30,005,000               06
Warrant        145,667,115         13,392,200,500           3,754
Total         7,220,354,776     6,452,678,692,034       152,163


Trading Summary
As of 21 October 2013         Unit: M.Baht

Type                                 Buy                Sell                    Net
Institution           3,209.15      7,237.37      -4,028.23     
Proprietary         5,389.57       6,079.94        -690.37     
Foreign             11,626.30     10,564.35      1,061.95     
Individual          25,231.11     21,574.46      3,656.65     
Total Trading Value                  45,456.13 M.Baht     


Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  closed up 0.15 percent on Monday, the fifth gain in a row, and volume surged to around a 20-week high as investors bet on further gains of blue chips, analysts said.

Liquidity surged to 112.33 million shares, the highest since May 31, as investors restructured portfolios, said analyst Nguyen The Minh from Viet Capital Securities.  

"Investors are shifting money from speculative stocks to shares of big cap firms such as PetroVietNam Gas, Baoviet Holdings , or Ma San Group, in hope for profit from their further rises," Minh said.

Shares of top insurer Baoviet Holdings climbed 1.79 percent, and food producer Ma San Group Corp rose 1.23 percent.
The index could rise to 520 points within two weeks, given the positive outlook of Vietnam's economy and solid earnings of some firms in the third quarter ended September, Minh said.

Vietnam's economic growth is expected to accelerate to 5.4 percent this year and is targeted to quicken further in 2014, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said on Monday.  
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index
                 VN Index       501.57            
              PREV. CLOSE       500.83            
                 % CHANGE        0.15%            
                     HIGH       503.72            
                      LOW       500.25  


Thai stocks dropped 2.4 percent on Monday, their biggest one-day loss in a month, on selling by institutional investors, while most others in Southeast Asia posted modest gains as investors looked ahead to a deluge of U.S. data for clues to the Federal Reserve's stimulus tapering.
Late selloffs sent the Thai SET index to its lowest close in nearly two weeks, with True Corp eading the fall after a 6.6 percent drop. True Corp shares were the most
actively traded on the exchange.

Banking shares were hit hard after a rally last week which was boosted by favourable quarterly results. Large-cap Kasikornbank Pcl slid 3.6 percent after block trades at lower than market prices.
Domestic institutions sold a net 4 billion baht ($129 million) in Thai shares, while foreign investors bought a net 1.1 billion baht ($35.4 million), a third straight session of buying, data from the stock exchange showed.
Fund flows were mixed across the region.

Malaysia's main index edged up 0.2 percent as the market brought in 15 million ringgit ($4.75 million) of foreign inflows, while Indonesia's benchmark index gained 0.7 percent, led by shares of cigarette firm Gudang Garam.
The Jakarta bourse saw net foreign selling of 36,222 million rupiah ($3.20 million), Thomson Reuters data showed.

 Market                    Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*   420.77        423.53       -0.65
 Singapore              3195.76       3192.90       +0.09
 Kuala Lumpur        1802.61       1799.59       +0.17
 Bangkok               1448.54        1484.72       -2.44
 Jakarta                 4578.18        4546.57       +0.70
 Manila                  6597.56        6607.83       -0.16
 Ho Chi Minh           501.57         500.83       +0.15


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