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Singapore
                          Wednesday                   Tuesday
*ST Index     3,267.4  +24.75          3,242.65  -12.81
Volume:             1,550.7M                  2,200.8M
Value:                 $906.6M                   $944.1M
Gainers/Losers:   229/155                    149/236


Malaysia

Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
02 October 2018

The FBM KLCI index lost 1.85 points or 0.10% on Wednesday. The Finance Index fell 0.02% to 17764.31 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.40% to 978.55 points and the Plantation Index down 0.37% to 7510.38 points. The market traded within a range of 5.57 points between an intra-day high of 1799.80 and a low of 1794.23 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include VS-WA, MYEG, SAPNRG, HIBISCS, KEYASIC, KSTAR, HSI-C3Q, ORION, FITTERS and GLOTEC. Trading volume decreased to 2339.82 mil shares worth RM1993.33 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 3009.21 mil shares worth RM2152.63 mil.

Leading Movers were PMETAL (+11 sen to RM4.96), DIALOG (+3 sen to RM3.55), TM (+1 sen to RM3.13), TENAGA (+4 sen to RM15.58) and PETCHEM (+2 sen to RM9.50). Lagging Movers were MISC (-9 sen to RM6.04), GENTING (-9 sen to RM7.85), DIGI (-5 sen to RM4.77), IHH (-4 sen to RM5.20) and IOICORP (-3 sen to RM4.53). Market breadth was negative with 336 gainers as compared to 472 losers.

The KLCI edged down and closed lower at 1796.30 points amid overnight mix performance in US market. Market sentiment was silenced as investors remained cautious with the development of trade war between China and US.

 Indonesia

Trading Summary

Date : Wednesday, 03-Oct-2018
Description     Volume (Shares/Unit)        Value (Rupiah)        Frequency
ETF                               646,100                    120,136,000                     32
Stock                   8,904,491,862          5,373,694,272,221            390,738
Warrant                    57,545,625                 8,560,130,725                 2,849
Total                    8,962,683,587          5,382,374,538,946             393,619

Thailand

Trading Summary     
As of 3 October 2018    Unit: M.Baht
Type                           Buy               Sell                 Net
Institution           4,448.57         6,015.47        -1,566.90
Proprietary         7,519.56         7,573.12             -53.56
Foreign             17,778.13      18,795.26         -1,017.13
Individual         28,392.63      25,755.04          2,637.59
Total Trading Value     58,138.89 M.Baht

Asean

SE Asia Stocks-Philippines, Singapore recover on bargain-hunting


The Philippine index snapped a three-day losing streak on Wednesday and ended more than 1 percent higher
as investors picked up battered shares while Singapore hit a near eight-week closing high, helped by gains in financials and consumer stocks.
    
The Manila index  .PSI  rose 1.1 percent to 7210.87, led by gains in real estate and industrial stocks. Ayala Land  ALI.PS rose 3.1 percent while JG Summit Holdings  JGS.PS  jumped 4 percent.
    
"Most likely, some investors are trying to find bargains as 7,100 is expected to be a technical support level. But, the
rally is not driven by fundamentals," said April Lee-Tan, head of research at COL Financial INC.
    
Meanwhile, investors are keenly awaiting Philippines annual inflation data due on Friday. The annual inflation rate likely continued to climb in September, a Reuters poll showed, keeping pressure on the country's central bank to raise interest rates further.
   
"The market has been anticipating a bad number."
    
Among other markets in the region, the Singapore index .STI  rose 0.8 percent, led by lender DBS Holdings  DBSM.SI , up 1.3 percent, and Thai Beverage  TBEV.SI , up 6 percent.
    
Indonesian shares  .JKSE  finished 0.1 percent lower, dragged down by consumer staples and materials sectors, as
caution set in after the country's central bank governor said interest rates must be increased before the Federal Reserve raises U.S. rates to avoid "drastic capital reversals".
    
The index of the country's 45 most liquid stocks was down 0.4 percent.
    
Thai shares  .SETI  slid 0.4 percent while the Vietnam index fell 0.2 percent.

SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
                         
 Market               Current     Previous close    Pct Move
 Singapore           3267.4         3242.65               0.76
 Bangkok             1741.96       1748.09              -0.35
 Manila                7210.87       7132.36                1.10
 Jakarta                5867.737     5875.619             -0.13
 Kuala Lumpur    1796.3         1798.15               -0.10
 Ho Chi Minh      1020.4         1018.79                 0.16
                                    
                                          



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• Private property prices hit new high in Singapore • Bangkok moves on mass transport
• Thai retailers are upbeat
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ASEAN  ANALYSIS

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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