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22 October 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 12.41 points or 0.41% higher to 3038.11, taking the year-to-date performance to -9.72%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 0.56%, SingTel, which gained 0.77%, Genting Sing, which gained 7.05%, UOB, which gained 0.65% and CapitaLand, with a 0.65% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.47%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.47%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which rose 4.24%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Midas Holdings and NSL – ended 4.62% higher and remained unchanged respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Industrials Index, which slipped 0.70%. Jardine Matheson Holdings shares declined 0.95% and Jardine Strategic Holdings declined 2.97%.

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

Dbxt Msci Taiwan Etf 10 (unchanged)

Sti Etf (+0.33%)

Nikko Am Singapore Sti Etf (+0.32%)

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

Ascendas Reit (+2.08%)

Capitamall Trust (-0.98%)

Mapletree Com Tr (+3.03%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI23400MBeCW151127 (-8.87%)

HSI22000MBePW151127 (+2.22%)

HSI22800MBeCW151029 (-19.05%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW160201 (-4.55%)

UOB MB eCW160111 (+5.47%)

OCBC Bk MBeCW160406 (+3.20%)

Singapore Stock Market
                          Thursday                Wednesday
*ST Index     3,038.11  +12.41     3,025.7  +6.67
Volume:            1,246.7M                2,478.8M
Value:                $680.7M                    $696M
Gainers/Losers:  219/166                   218/210


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
22 October 2015

The FBM KLCI index lost 2.02 points or 0.12% on Thursday. The Finance Index fell 0.34% to 14594.81 points, the Properties Index up 1.02% to 1205.75 points and the Plantation Index down 0.19% to 7513.94 points. The market traded within a range of 9.70 points between an intra-day high of 1711.39 and a low of 1701.69 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include UEMS-C17, XOX, SUPERMX-C1, UEMS, TMS, INSTACO, UEMS-C21, PBBANK-C5, CAP and BORNOIL. Trading volume increased to 2438.08 mil shares worth RM2027.67 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 2386.59 mil shares worth RM2191.67 mil.

Leading Movers were PETGAS (+58 sen to RM23.34), GENTING (+15 sen to RM7.47), UMW (+13 sen to RM8.15), WPRTS (+6 sen to RM4.35) and MISC (+9 sen to RM9.07). Lagging Movers were CIMB (-8 sen to RM4.89), DIGI (-7 sen to RM5.63), PETCHEM (-7 sen to RM6.41), SKPETRO (-2 sen to RM2.11) and YTL (-1 sen to RM1.51). Market breadth was negative with 419 gainers as compared to 456 losers.

The KLCI extended its mid-day losses by ending lower at 1705.09 points, as investors await 2016 Budget to be tabled in parliament tomorrow. The downtrend in our benchmark index was dragged down by losses in heavyweight counters such as CIMB and Digi.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     22 October 2015    
Description     Volume                        Value       Frequency
ETF                     1,100                        537,200               04
Stock     5,334,176,745       4,756,923,508,775      231,849
Right        618,724,584            16,166,522,782          5,618
Warrant        4,523,700                 105,966,400             183
Total      5,957,426,129      4,773,196,535,157      237,654


Trading Summary

As of  23 October   2015  Unit: M.Baht   
Type                         Buy               Sell               Net
Institution          2,273.33        3,176.12        -902.78
Proprietary        2,606.95         2,698.15          -91.19
Foreign             6,235.10          6,206.36           28.74
Individual       19,490.14        18,524.90         965.24
Total Trading Value     30,605.52 M.Baht


Vietnam index gains most since Oct 8, banks lead

 Vietnam's benchmark VN Index .VNI  closed up 0.82 percent on Thursday, the strongest jump in two weeks, after two straight losses earlier this week, with banks leading the gainers.
Five of the country's six listed banks advanced, including Vietcombank  VCB.HM , Vietnam's second-biggest firm by market value, with a 1.32-percent rise and lender BIDV  BID.HM  that
edged up 0.42 percent.
VietinBank  CTG.HM  bucked the trend to stay unchanged after the bank has doubled its $100 million three-year bullet term loan to $200 million.*:nRLP37917a
The index posted the largest growth since Oct. 8, with 94.9 million shares changing hand, slightly above the five-day average of 93.5 million.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close
                 VN Index      595.08             
         PREV. CLOSE      590.24             
            % CHANGE      +0.82%             
                HIGH      595.81             
                 LOW      589.74             


SE Asia Stocks-Most up; Vietnam outperforms

Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Thursday, with Vietnam closing at a more than two-month high, led by banks, while investors cautiously awaited the result of a meeting of the European Central Bank.
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  closed up 0.8 percent, posting its biggest percentage gain in two weeks, after falling for two straight sessions, with banks leading the gainers. The index closed at its highest level since Aug. 12.  
Five of the country's six listed banks advanced, with Vietcombank  VCB.HM  gaining 1.32 percent and lender BIDV  BID.HM  edging up 0.42 percent.
But Indonesia  .JKSE  fell 0.5 percent with a foreign outflow of $25.23 million, which analyst attributed to a correction after five days of gains, while Malaysia  .KLSE   edged down 0.1 percent.  
"We are waiting for Q3 financial statements to be released at the end of this month," said The Fei Ming, head of institutional equity sales at Jakarta-based Ciptadana Securities.
Many investors awaited for some cues from the ECB meeting, where it is likely to keep the door open for more monetary stimulus in the face of deflation risks, but stop short of taking new policy steps.

Asian shares resumed their decline after paring early losses on Thursday after a sharp fall in mainland Chinese shares on Wednesday rekindled worries about the health of China's economy.


 Market                   Current      Prev Close     Pct Move
 Singapore               3038.11         3025.70          +0.41
 Kuala Lumpur       1705.09          1705.03           -0.12
 Bangkok                1416.14          1415.80          +0.02
 Jakarta                   4584.56           4605.23          -0.45
 Manila                    7117.78          7092.90         +0.35
 Ho Chi Minh            595.08            590.24         +0.82

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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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