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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs  29 October 2013 


29 October 2013

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 0.97 points higher or +0.03% to 3,208.82, taking the year-to-date performance to +1.32%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained +0.32% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -0.18%. The top active stocks were OCBC Bk (+0.29%), SingTel (+0.54%), DBS (+0.48), UOB (-0.10%) and Genting SP (+0.66%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Telecommunications Index (+0.48%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Telecommunications Index are SingTel (+0.54%) and Starhub (-0.22%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which declined -0.97% with Midas Holdings’ share price remaining unchanged and Geo Energy Resources’ share price declining -1.47%. The FTSE ST Consumer Goods Index declined -0.23% and the FTSE ST Technology Index declined -0.20%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the iShares MSCI India (+1.02%), SPDR Gold Shares (-0.42%) and db x-Trackers CSI 300 (+0.14%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were CapitaCommercial Trust (+1.02%), Suntec REIT (-0.58%) and Ascendas REIT (+0.43%).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI22800MBePW131128 (-7.07%), HSI23200MBeCW131128 (+9.38%) and HSI22400MBeCW131128 (+3.57%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were UOB MB eCW140103 (-0.94%), DBS MB eCW140204 (+1.04%) and CapitalaMBeCW140603 (-1.61%).

Singapore Stock Market
                               Tuesday           Monday
*ST Index     3,208.82  +0.97   3,207.85  +2.61
Volume:             1,885.9M             3,051M
Value:                 $869.9M           $891.5M
Gainers/Losers:    183/238            124/331


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
29 Oct 2013

The FBM KLCI index lost 2.74 points or 0.15% on Tuesday. The Finance Index fell 0.58% to 16744.78 points, the Properties Index dropped 1.09% to 1320.39 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.57% to 8549.33 points. The market traded within a range of 7.92 points between an intra-day high of 1821.79 and a low of 1813.87 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include HUBLINE, INSTACO-WB, CENSOF, TALAMT, XDL, RA, EAH, DIGI, DAYA and TMS. Trading volume increased to 1809.84 mil shares worth RM1892.34 mil as compared to Monday’s 1757.44 mil shares worth RM1363.08 mil.

Leading Movers were UMW (+20 sen to RM13.00), PPB (+18 sen to RM14.80), PETDAG (+14 sen to RM30.90), DIGI (+13 sen to RM5.06) and KLK (+8 sen to RM23.20). Lagging Movers were BAT (-26 sen to RM63.48), MAYBANK (-15 sen to RM9.81), TENAGA (-12 sen to RM9.36), SKPETRO (-8 sen to RM4.09) and UEMS (-7 sen to RM2.43). Market breadth was positive with 418 gainers as compared to 379 losers.

The KLCI closed 2.74 points lower to end at 1815.65, dragged down by the losses of some blue chip counters as investors are still evaluating the implication of next year’s budget on the stock market and awaiting the outcome of the US policy meeting.


Indonesia's finance ministry raised 429 billion rupiah ($38.81 million) from sharia bonds on Tuesday, the ministry's debt office said, far below an indicative target of 1 trillion rupiah.

The country sold 415 billion rupiah of 30-year project-based sukuk at a yield of 8.35561 percent, down from 9.19020 percent earlier this month.

It also sold 14 billion rupiah of 7-year project-based sukuk with a yield of 7.10491 percent.

There were no winning bids for 6-month sharia T-bills and 24-year project-based sukuk. Total bids were 1.992 trillion rupiah and the highest bid-to-cover ratio was 1.43 for 7-year project-based sukuk.

Trade Summary
Date As of:     29 October 2013
Description            Volume                         Value     Frequency
ETF                       16,000                12,664,500                 18
Stock         4,026,268,699    4,543,953,680,805        116,397
Warrant         148,685,500         11,589,200,500           3,815
Total           4,174,970,199    4,555,555,545,805       120,230


Thai alternative bourse to list Filter Vision on October 29
BANGKOK, October 28, 2013 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) welcomes Filter Vision pcl to its Market for Alternative Investment (mai). The company will
list and start trading on October 29 under the ticker symbol "FVC".
SET Senior Vice President Paveena Sriphothong said that FVC is a distributor of purified water treatment system and related equipment, including design,
assembly, installation, and maintenance. Its three main customers are commercial and residential group, industrial and original equipment manufacturer "OEM"
group, and medical services group.
FVC has a paid-up registered capital of THB 100 million, with a par value of THB 0.50 each, consisting of 140.8 million existing common shares and 59.2 million
newly-issued shares. The new shares were offered to the general public through an IPO on October 17-18 and 21, at THB 1.20 per share, for a total of THB 70.39
million. Country Group Securities pcl is the company's financial advisor and underwriter.
Dr. Wijit Techakasem, Managing Director of FVC, said that fundraising proceeds would be used for working capital, strengthen business and for expansion to cope
 with growing customer demand.
FVC's three major shareholders after the IPO are the Techakasem family (54.62 percent), Mr. Siriphong Vongvuttipornchai (7.15 percent), and Mr. Tanapat
Tantiwattanawijit (4.07 percent). The IPO price had a price-earnings (P/E ratio) of 16.61 times, calculated using earnings over the last four quarters (from the
third quarter of 2012 to the second quarter of 2013), divided by the number of fully-diluted shares, equivalent to earnings per share of THB 0.07.
The company's dividend policy is to pay no less than 50 percent of net profits after corporate taxes and reserves.
Trading Summary

As of 29 October 2013         Unit: M.Baht

Type                   Buy             Sell           Net
Institution       1,709.75     1,978.29     -268.54     
Proprietary     3,797.48     3,910.92     -113.45     
Foreign          6,062.08     6,096.53       -34.45     
Individual   12,394.57     11,978.13       416.44     
Total Trading Value           23,963.87 M.Baht


Vietnam's benchmark VN Index edged up 0.12 percent on Tuesday, reversing a three-day falling streak of technical adjustments to head back upward, said an analyst.
"A positive macroeconomic outlook, including a rise in foreign investment inflows and foreign buying of stocks have supported the index for the last two months," said Nguyen Hoang
Phuong, an analyst at Ho Chi Minh City Securities.

Foreign investment inflows into Vietnam are estimated to reach $9.6 billion in the first 10 months of this year, a rise of 6.4 percent from a year earlier, beating expectations.
Foreign investors have been net buyers in October, buying 919 billion dong ($43.6 million) in equities so far this month, data from the Hochiminh Stock Exchange showed.
Shares of top insurer Baoviet Holdings gained 1.77 percent, while food producer Ma San Group nudged up 0.62 percent.  
Analysts expect the index to rise further this week.
 Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  

                   VN Index       497.08             
                PREV. CLOSE       496.46             
                   % CHANGE        0.12%             
                       HIGH       497.74             
                        LOW       494.01  


Indonesia's benchmark index fell to its lowest close in almost one week while Southeast Asian stocks ended mostly flat on Tuesday, with Asian stock markets weaker ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's two-day policy-setting meeting.

Tenaga Nasional led decliners in Indonesia and Malaysia respectively, amid foreign fund outflows.

Foreign investors withdrew a net $23.07 million worth of Indonesian shares after Monday's net purchase of $4.6 million.
The Malaysian bourse reported net foreign selling of 115 million ringgit ($36.68 million), a sixth straight session of sales.
 Market                        Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*      423.62        424.67        -0.25
 Singapore                  3208.82       3207.85       +0.03
 Kuala Lumpur            1815.65       1818.39       -0.15
 Bangkok                    1455.86       1449.62       +0.43
 Jakarta                       4562.77       4590.54       -0.60
 Manila                        6543.46       6539.81       +0.06
 Ho Chi Minh                497.08         496.46        +0.12


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