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04 October 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 13.8 points or 0.48% higher to 2884.64, taking the year-to-date performance to +0.07%.

The top active stocks today were Singtel, which gained 0.50%, Noble, which gained 9.68%, UOB, which gained 0.27%, DBS, which gained 0.07% and CapitaLand, with a 0.95% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.46%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.40%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index, which rose 3.01%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Silverlake Axis and CSE Global- ended 3.82% higher and 2.41% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which slipped 0.25%. Raffles Medical Group shares declined 0.65% and Riverstone Holdings gained 1.11%.

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

STI ETF (+0.34%)

SPDR Gold Shares (-0.47%)

DBXT MSCI Thailand TRN ETF (+1.20%)

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

Ascendas REIT (-0.40%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (unchanged)

Mapletree Ind Trust (-1.40%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI25000UBeCW170126 (+4.31%)

HSI24600MBeCW161129 (+6.02%)

HSI22200UBePW161229 (-3.70%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

UOB MB eCW170201 (+3.03%)

UOB VT eCW170213 (-1.82%)

SingtelMBeCW170602 (-1.96%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                          Tuesday                   Monday
*ST Index     2,884.64  +13.8     2,870.84  +1.37
Volume:              1,482.2M                  1,025M
Value:                  $765.7M                   $613M
Gainers/Losers:     222/128                  203/167


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
04 October 2016

The FBM KLCI index gained 8.70 points or 0.53% on Tuesday. The Finance Index increased 0.65% to 14249.84 points, the Properties Index up 0.47% to 1209.86 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.37% to 7949.49 points. The market traded within a range of 8.00 points between an intra-day high of 1666.02 and a low of 1658.02 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include BORNOIL, PERISAI, AT, AAX, REACH-WA, BORNOIL-WC, HSI-C36, IHH, AMEDIA and DNONCE. Trading volume decreased to 1492.37 mil shares worth RM1941.49 mil as compared to Friday’s 1749.43 mil shares worth RM2185.54 mil.

Leading Movers were SKPETRO (+4 sen to RM1.61), IHH (+12 sen to RM6.45), ASTRO (+5 sen to RM2.78), IOICORP (+7 sen to RM4.52) and GENM (+5 sen to RM4.60). Lagging Movers were HLFG (-10 sen to RM15.52), SIME (-4 sen to RM7.61), TM (-2 sen to RM6.76), PPB (-4 sen to RM16.14) and WPRTS (-1 sen to RM4.38). Market breadth was positive with 408 gainers as compared to 398 losers.

The KLCI rose to close at 1661.25 points, despite overnight losses in Wall street. Our local bourse advanced on bargain hunting.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     04 October 2016     
Description      Volume                           Value    Frequency
ETF                      41,600                37,078,900              12
Stock         7,243,419,482     7,228,916,157,759      286,345
Right              10,270,300                 25,817,300            278
Warrant          10,146,400             2,795,352,800            131
Total       7,263,877,782    7,231,774,406,759      286,766


Trading Summary

As of 4 October 2016 Unit: M.Baht

Type                  Buy                    Sell                  Net
Institution         7,780.98          4,785.98           2,995.01
Proprietary       7,146.16          5,327.09           1,819.07
Foreign           17,010.76       17,498.43             -487.67
Individual        21,518.85       25,845.26          -4,326.41
Total Trading Value     53,456.75 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Indonesia hits 1-1/2-year high; Thailand up over 1 pct

Southeast Asian stock markets closed higher on Tuesday with Indonesia surging to its highest in nearly one-and-a-half year, while Thai shares rose more than 1 percent to hit a near four-week high.
The Jakarta Composite Index  .JKSE  climbed for a second straight session, boosted by gains in energy and consumer stocks.
"Recent developments on the domestic side have been very positive, given that we have had an encouraging tax amnesty progress and strong capital inflows," said Taye Shim, an analyst with Jakarta-based Daewoo Securities.
A report from the Strait Times said Indonesia's tax amnesty scheme achieved 90 percent of its 4,000 trillion rupiah ($308.05
billion) target in just three months.
Mining company Aneka Tambang (Persero) Tbk PT  ANTM.JK  jumped more than 3 percent after Indonesian government said it
was finalising an overhaul of its mining rules that could reopen exports of nickel ore which was banned since 2014.    
Thai stocks  .SETI  were buoyed by gains in financials and consumer non-cyclical stocks. Kasikornbank Pcl  KBANK.BK  rose
more than 3 percent while Siam Commercial Bank Pcl  SCB.BK  moved 1.7 percent higher.
Philippine shares  .PSI  rallied to its highest in more than one week, supported by consumer cyclicals and utilities, as
investors shrugged off President Rodrigo Duterte's latest rhetoric against the United States.
Duterte has angrily rejected U.S. concerns over the bloody war on drugs he has launched since coming to office in June. His
frequent tirades have thrown into question one of Washington's most important alliances in Asia.  
"I think markets are not taking him really seriously..." said Mikey Macainag, an analyst with Manila-based Sunsecurities
referring to Duterte's actions.  
Investors have shown concern in recent days over Duterte's foreign policies after the Philippine peso in September posted
its steepest monthly drop in 16 years.  
Vietnam shares  .VNI  snapped a two-day losing streak, while Singapore stocks  .STI  rose for a second straight day as
consumer goods and services stocks gained footing.
Malaysian shares  .KLSE  clocked their biggest intraday percentage gain in two-and-a-half months. Blue chips IHH
Healthcare Bhd  IHHH.KL  and Genting Malaysia Bhd  GENM.KL  were among the top gainers on the index.
  Market                   Current        previous      Pct Move          
  Singapore             2884.64        2870.84         0.48              
  Bangkok               1509.78        1490.94         1.26              
  Manila                  7719.24        7719.24         0.54              
  Jakarta                  5472.317      5463.915       0.15              
  Kuala Lumpur       1661.25        1652.55         0.53              
  Ho Chi Minh           684.2           683.05          0.17    


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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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