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29 October 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 39 points or 1.28% lower to 3001.51, taking the year-to-date performance to -10.81%.

The top active stocks today were Singtel, which declined 1.98%, DBS, which declined 0.69%, OCBC Bank, which declined 1.30%, CapitaLand, which declined 2.49% and Noble, with a 2.80% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.76%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.75%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index, which rose 1.76%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Silverlake Axis and CSE Global – ended 3.33% higher and unchanged respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Real Estate Holding and Development Index, which slipped 1.95%. Hongkong Land Holdings shares declined 2.31% and Global Logistic Properties declined 1.72%.

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

STI ETF (-1.29%)

SPDR Gold Shares (-1.04%)

Lyxor ETF Indonesia 10 (-5.08%)

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

Ascendas REIT (-0.82%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (-1.73%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (-1.40%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI23400MBeCW151127 (-15.39%)

HSI22400MBePW151230 (+12.23%)

HSI23800MBeCW151230 (-8.13%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

OCBC Bk MBeCW160406 (-8.33%)

DBS MB ePW160111 (+4.62%)

DBS MB eCW160201 (-11.43%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                             Friday                   Thursday
*ST Index     3,001.77  +0.26       3,001.51  -39
Volume:              377.6M               1,224.1M
Value:               $489.4M                $956.9M
Gainers/Losers: 113/164                  138/251


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
29 October 2015

The FBM KLCI index lost 19.53 points or 1.16% on Thursday. The Finance Index fell 1.49% to 14187.31 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.35% to 1186.07 points and the Plantation Index down 0.35% to 7540.82 points. The market traded within a range of 24.30 points between an intra-day high of 1691.28 and a low of 1666.98 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include XOX, GENETEC, CONNECT, FBMKLCI-HG, KNM, MRCB-WA, TRIVE, FBMKLCI-HK, EAH and PUC. Trading volume increased to 2168.17 mil shares worth RM2281.07 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 2148.76 mil shares worth RM2053.51 mil.

Leading Movers were WPRTS (+3 sen to RM4.31), SKPETRO (+1 sen to RM2.12), HLFG (+4 sen to RM14.28), AXIATA (+1 sen to RM6.16) and MISC (+0 sen to RM9.05). Lagging Movers were GENM (-18 sen to RM4.24), CIMB (-15 sen to RM4.69), AMMB (-11 sen to RM4.76), IHH (-14 sen to RM6.25) and HLBANK (-2 sen to RM13.72). Market breadth was negative with 393 gainers as compared to 511 losers.

The KLCI extended its losing streak for the fourth day after ending lower at 1666.98 points despite overnight gains in US market. The performance of our benchmark index was bogged down by selling interest in heavy weights counters such as Genting Malaysia, CIMB and Ambank.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     29 October 2015    
Description     Volume                           Value      Frequency
ETF                  16,900                     7,227,900                  23
Stock    5,169,450,096       5,918,194,122,200         300,219
Right                95,658                  928,704,100                 60
Warrant       8,871,100                    63,122,100               860
Total     5,178,433,754        5,919,193,176,300        301,162


Trading Summary

Type                         Buy         Sell                   Net
Institution          5,037.56      5,279.66       -242.10
Proprietary        4,076.33      6,405.46     -2,329.13
Foreign             9,422.94     12,317.98     -2,895.04
Individual       34,082.83     28,616.55      5,466.27
Total Trading Value     52,619.65 M.Baht


Vietnam index hits 11-wk high on earnings, Fed plan

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  closed up 1.5 percent on Thursday in its biggest jump since Oct. 6 to a 11-week high, on positive corporate earnings and after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept interest rates steady.   
More than half of Vietnamese shares gained, led by the food, beverage and tobacco sector with its representatives Vinamilk  VNM.HM .
Shares of the dairy products maker, the country's top firm by market value, ended up 4.39 percent at an all-time high of 119,000 dong ($5.33) each, after Vinamilk said its third-quarter net profit surged 55 percent from a year earlier.  u
Property firm Vingroup  VIC.HM  advanced 3.6 percent to its highest level since September 2014 of 46,000 dong each, after the company announced its plan to raise capital via a share
The Fed's decision to keep interest rates unchanged "has quickly influenced positively on investors' sentiment", FPT Securities said in a report earlier on Thursday.
The index closed at 605.20 points, the highest since Aug. 11, while the previous gain on Oct. 6 of 1.98 percent came  following the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership deal.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

            VN Index     605.20            
         PREV. CLOSE     596.24            
            % CHANGE      +1.5%            
                HIGH     605.20            
                 LOW     598.80


SE Asia Stocks -Indonesia lead losses after Fed hint on rate hike

The benchmark Indonesian share index dropped 3 percent while most others in Southeast Asia fell more than 1 percent on Thursday, a day after the U.S. Federal Reserve hinted a rate hike was possible by year-end, fuelling more foreign selling in  emerging stockmarkets.
The Fed kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday and in a direct reference to its next policy meeting put a December rate hike firmly in play.
The Jakarta composite index  .JKSE  finished the day at its lowest close in more than three weeks. Foreigners sold shares for a second day, sending Bank Rakyat Indonesia  BBRI.JK  to a one-week low and Bank Mandiri  BMRI.JK  down nearly 5 percent.
Outflows brought indexes in Malaysia  .KLSE  and Thailand  .SETI  to the lowest close since Oct. 6, with the Philippines  .PSI  hitting a one week low. Singapore  .FTSTI  extended losses for a third day to a more than two-week low.
Vietnam's index  .VNI , bucking the trend, posted its first gain in three days, up 1.5 percent partly due to positive corporate earnings. 
Indonesia posted net foreign selling worth 999 billion rupiah ($73.3 million), taking net outflows so far in the week to 7 trillion rupiah ($513.7 million), reversing the net inflows of 1.1 trillion rupiah ($80.7 million) of the week earlier.
The overall Thai stock market saw net outflows of 2.89 billion baht ($81.23 million) while Malaysia and the Philippines recorded net outflows of 360 million ringgit ($83.85 million)and 1 billion peso ($21.29 million) respectively.
 Market                    Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 Singapore               3001.51         3040.51           -1.28
 Kuala Lumpur       1666.98          1686.51           -1.16
 Bangkok                1390.04          1409.26           -1.36
 Jakarta                   4472.02          4608.74           -2.97
 Manila                   7189.25          7289.26           -1.37
 Ho Chi Minh           605.20            596.24          +1.50

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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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