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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs  27 October 2014 


Singapore

27 October 2014

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended +3.56 points higher or +0.11% to 3226.11, taking the year-to-date performance to +1.93%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined -0.28% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -0.17%. The top active stocks were Keppel Corp (-2.38%), SingTel (+0.54%), UOB (-1.18%), CapitaLand (+2.95%) and DBS (+0.38%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Real Estate Holding and Development Index (+1.22%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Real Estate Holding and Development Index are Hongkong Land Holdings (+1.17%) and Global Logistic Properties  (+0.37%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which declined -1.84% with Keppel Corp’s share price declining -2.38% and Sembcorp Industries’ share price declining -0.21%. The FTSE ST Consumer Services Index gained +0.15%.  The FTSE ST Real Estate Index gained +0.57%. The FTSE ST Utilities Index gained +0.65%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the SPDR Gold Shares (-0.19%), DBXT MSCI Indonesia ETF (-1.11%), STI ETF (unchanged).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Suntec REIT (-0.84%), Ascendas REIT (+1.31%), CapitaMall Trust (unchanged).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI23600MBeCW141127 (-11.91%), HSI22800MBePW141127 (-2.60%), HSI23500VTeCW141127 (-19.10%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were DBS MB eCW150106 (-2.17%), UOB MB eCW150302 (-15.46%), KepCorp MBeCW150401 (-15.32%).

Singapore Stock Market
                                   Monday                              Friday
*ST Index             3,226.11  +3.56            3,222.55  -13.95
Volume:                   1,130.8M                         1,183.1M
Value:                       $999.3M                          $892.7M
Gainers/Losers:          194/222                            208/202


Malaysia

Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
27 Oct 2014

The FBM KLCI index gained 4.29 points or 0.24% on Monday. The Finance Index fell 0.31% to 16620.85 points, the Properties Index up 0.91% to 1437.35 points and the Plantation Index rose 2.13% to 8317.35 points. The market traded within a range of 9.02 points between an intra-day high of 1824.37 and a low of 1815.35 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include PDZ, SUMATEC, EFFICEN, IFCAMSC-WA, SONA-WA, IFCAMSC, FLONIC, SUMATEC-WB, ASIABIO and MUIIND. Trading volume increased to 2293.04 mil shares worth RM1855.28 mil as compared to Friday’s 1877.12 mil shares worth RM1770.16 mil.

Leading Movers were FGV (+24 sen to RM3.49), KLK (+90 sen to RM21.98), MAXIS (+15 sen to RM6.68), BAT (+144 sen to RM69.90) and GENTING (+14 sen to RM9.41). Lagging Movers were CIMB (-12 sen to RM6.17), SKPETRO (-6 sen to RM3.54), PETGAS (-30 sen to RM21.90), SIME (-8 sen to RM9.40) and UMW (-4 sen to RM11.66). Market breadth was positive with 633 gainers as compared to 230 losers.

The KLCI ended 4.29 points higher at 1823.15 on the first trading day of the week, taking cue from last Friday’s gains in Wall Street as positive earnings and economic data from the US manage to ease investors concern on recent global growth fears. The performance of our benchmark index was supported by gains in plantation counters such as FGV and KLK.


Indonesia

Trade Summary
Date As of:     27 October 2014    
Description                  Volume                           Value             Frequency
ETF                            13,200                      3,348,500                       33
Stock               4,262,695,119       4,334,506,329,648              167,735
Warrant                15,868,332                 814,492,630                      572
Total                4,278,576,651       4,335,324,170,778               168,340


Thailand

Thai exchange ready for digital era with expansion of online Smart-Listing service

 
BANGKOK, October 27, 2014 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand is expanding the "Smart Listing" service to cover the subscription of new ordinary shares and warrants from October 27, 2014 in an effort to streamline the listing process to offer more investment opportunities to investors, with a plan to make the system completely available for all products by 2015.
 
Supakit Jirapraditkul, SET executive vice president and head of market supervision division, said that SET has improved the "Smart Listing" service, an
online channel that enables listed companies to apply for the listing of their shares more conveniently, to cover the subscription of new ordinary shares and warrants, starting from October 27.  The system has initially been made available only for derivatives warrants (DW). The Thai bourse has also planned to develop the system further to accommodate all types of equity by 2015.
 
"The "Smart Listing" system is an enhancement of the SET's operating standard into the digital era in facilitating all listed companies by cutting down the
amount of paperwork, eliminating duplicate data filing and offering simplified online document submission system.  As a result, the listing of new ordinary
shares and warrants will be more convenient, allowing investors to trade their securities on the Thai exchange in a more timely fashion. SET held training
sessions for listed firms to help them familiarize with this system," said Supakit.
 
"During the past decade, SET has continued to develop its systems related to the listing of securities and the disclosure of listed firms' information,
including the web-based disclosure service and the news template for listed companies, to conveniently and timely distribute key information to investors.
In 2012, the Thai exchange first introduced the "Smart Listing" system for DW, which has helped reduce the amount of time spent on the approval of DW listing to two working days from 10 working days. SET continues to develop the service to cover all securities in the future," added Supakit.

Trading Summary

As of   27 October  2014         Unit: M.Baht
Type                             Buy                      Sell                     Net
Institution              4,150.23               1,905.67           2,244.56     
Proprietary           3,593.78                3,383.07              210.72     
Foreign                 7,498.69                8,843.02          -1,344.33     
Individual            30,935.87              32,046.81          -1,110.95     
Total Trading Value     46,178.57 M.Baht       


Vietnam

Vietnam index loses 1.8 pct after tycoon's detention


Vietnam's benchmark VN Index   dropped 1.81 percent on Monday as investors offloaded most stocks after one of the country's top tycoons was detained last week on suspicion of fraud.
    
Vietnam police detained Ha Van Tham, the founder and chairman of conglomerate Ocean Group , on suspicion of financial irregularities, the ministry of public securities said on Friday.  
    
Shares of Ocean Group tumbled 6.42 percent to close at a more-than five-month low, having lost as much as 18 percent since Wednesday when market talk about the tycoon started to spread.
   
 Investors offloaded around two-thirds of the total equities traded on the stock exchange as caution reigned, even as trading volumes during the afternoon session nearly doubled from the level seen in early trade, Reuters data showed.
   
 "The market usually falls about two to three percent amid such news," said analyst Tran Thang Long of BIDV Securities, referring to Ha Van Tham's detention.
   
 "If there is no more news, the decline is likely to end here," Long added.
    
Despite a steep fall on the market, foreign investors bought a net 7.3 billion dong ($343,610) in shares, after being net sellers for most of October, exchange data showed.
    
Following is a snapshot of the VN Index  at close  
            
                    VN Index      580.80              
            PREV. CLOSE      591.51              
                 % CHANGE       -1.81              
                                               
                 HIGH      591.59              
                  LOW      580.02    


Asean

SE Asia Stocks-Mixed; Indonesia down after cabinet appointment


 Indonesia's stock market fell to a more than one-week low on Monday as the appointment of a new cabinet failed to lift investor sentiment, while in several other Southeast Asian markets upbeat U.S. economic data helped cap the falls.  
    
The Jakarta Composite Index   ended down 1 percent, led by financials, with Bank Rakyat Indonesia  and Bank Central Asia   falling 2.3 percent and 1.1 percent respectively.  
   
\ Indonesia's new president on Sunday named professional technocrats to lead the top economic ministries and implement much-needed reforms that address costly fuel subsidies, cooling investment and creaky infrastructure in Southeast Asia's biggest economy.  
    
However, analysts said the market perceived the move as short of its expectations.  
    
Foreigners, however, bought a net $55.65 million worth of Indonesian shares.   
   
 Kuala Lumpur saw net foreign outflows of $9.07 million, while Manila witnessed $6.58 million in outflows, data from their exchanges showed.  
    
For Bangkok, it was $41.43 million in outflows
.     
Asian equities rose on Monday, taking heart from upbeat U.S. economic data and slightly better-than-expected health checks on euro zone banks, which helped revive investor appetite for risk.
    
The Philippines stock index  ended flat, recovering from early losses, while Thailand , Malaysia   and Singapore   all ended firmer.
   
 Vietnam   closed down 1.8 percent in cautious trading as investors offloaded most stocks after one of the country's top tycoons was detained last week on suspicion of fraud.
   
In Manila, shares of BDO Unibank Inc   traded steady after the Philippines' biggest lender by assets posted a 41 percent gain in its September quarter net income.  
    
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
 Market                   Current         Prev Close       Pct Move
 Singapore              3226.11            3222.55             +0.11
 Kuala Lumpur       1823.15            1818.86             +0.24
 Bangkok               1547.89            1539.91             +0.52
 Jakarta                  5024.29            5073.07              -0.96
 Manila                   7103.54            7103.55               0.00
 Ho Chi Minh            580.80              591.51              -1.81
 




 
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