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05 October 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 2.85 points or 0.1% lower to 2881.79, taking the year-to-date performance to -0.03%.

The top active stocks today were Noble, which gained 4.71%, Singtel, which gained 0.50%, DBS, which gained 0.07%, OCBC Bank, which gained 0.23% and SingPost, with a 2.01% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.39%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.76%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which rose 1.82%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Keppel Corp and Sembcorp Industries- ended 1.51% higher and 1.16% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Real Estate Holding and Development Index, which slipped 1.13%. Hongkong Land Holdings shares declined 3.22% and Global Logistic Properties declined 0.54%.

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

SPDR Gold Shares (-2.74%)

DBXT MSCI Taiwan ETF (+0.09%)

DBXT S&P/Asx 200 ETF (unchanged)

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

Ascendas REIT (-0.40%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (-1.84%)

Mapletree Log Trust (-0.47%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI24200MBeCW161028 (+3.77%)

HSI25000UBeCW170126 (+5.79%)

HSI24600MBeCW161129 (+3.41%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW170201 (-1.74%)

UOB MB eCW170201 (-3.92%)

DBS VT eCW170213 (+0.76%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                       Wednesday                  Tuesday
*ST Index     2,881.79  -2.85          2,884.64  +13.8
Volume:              2,113.1M                1,482.2M
Value:                  $936.1M                 $765.7M
Gainers/Losers:     236/169                  222/128


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
05 October 2016

The FBM KLCI index gained 1.67 points or 0.10% on Wednesday. The Finance Index increased 0.25% to 14285.04 points, the Properties Index up 0.13% to 1211.42 points and the Plantation Index down 0.79% to 7886.47 points. The market traded within a range of 7.97 points between an intra-day high of 1664.25 and a low of 1656.28 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include PERISAI, AT, BORNOIL, NEXGRAM, IHH, SANICHI, REACH-WA, YTL, RGB and UEMS. Trading volume increased to 1626.23 mil shares worth RM2156.21 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 1492.37 mil shares worth RM1941.49 mil.

Leading Movers were SIME (+20 sen to RM7.81), HLFG (+22 sen to RM15.74), SKPETRO (+2 sen to RM1.63), MAYBANK (+7 sen to RM7.65) and IHH (+5 sen to RM6.50). Lagging Movers were HLBANK (-2 sen to RM13.14), AMMB (-11 sen to RM3.98), IOICORP (-10 sen to RM4.42), GENM (-7 sen to RM4.53) and RHBBANK (-6 sen to RM4.63). Market breadth was negative with 288 gainers as compared to 477 losers.

The KLCI closed flat by finishing 1.67 points higher at 1662.92 points despite overnight losses in Wall Street. The performance of our local bourse was lifted by buying interest in heavy weight counters such as Sime Darby and SapuraKencana.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     05 October 2016     
Description       Volume                   Value             Frequency
ETF                  36,700                   19,390,800                  16
Stock      8,731,755,571       6,292,065,826,728          275,857
Warrant         7,367,900              2,626,367,300                  75
Total       8,739,160,171        6,294,711,584,828          275,948


Trading Summary

As of 5 October 2016 Unit: M.Baht

Type                      Buy             Sell             Net
Institution       4,216.85       5,533.81      -1,316.97
Proprietary     5,485.44       4,656.76          828.68
Foreign         12,520.31     11,431.44       1,088.87
Individual      22,444.23     23,044.81        -600.58
Total Trading Value     44,666.82 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Philippines falls on economic, political woes; Indonesia down

Philippine shares  .PSI  fell more than 1 percent on Wednesday on growing economic concerns and as political tensions rose after President Duterte's verbal outburst against the U.S.
In his latest salvo, Duterte said he was realigning his foreign policy because the United States had failed the
Philippines, adding that at some point "I will break up with America".  
"Increasingly, Duterte has been aligning more and more with China and Russia and less with the West, so that definitely puts
a strain on foreign investments, especially in equities," said Victor Felix, an analyst with AB Capital Securities in Manila.
Consumer inflation in the Philippines raced to an 18-month high in September as prices of food and utilities rose, while
the central bank said more data, including outlook on inflation would be needed before it could adjust its required reserves.
 The Philippine index clocked its biggest intra-day percentage loss in more than two weeks, led by a big sell-off in telecom stocks.
Indonesian shares  .JKSE  shed over 1 percent and posted their biggest intra-day percentage loss in three weeks.
"RSI (relative strength index) is showing the index has been overbought, indicating weakness for the JCI (Jakarta Composite Index )in the next 2-3 days," said Gina Nasution, an analyst with Trimegah Securities.
Shares of oil and gas firms Perusahaan Gas Negara (Persero) Tbk PT  PGAS.JK  and Medco Energi Internasional Tbk PT  MEDC.JK  fell after a local media report that President Jokowi is expected to cut gas prices in November.  
Other Southeast Asian stock markets remained soft following a report that the European Central Bank may taper asset
purchases, while investors were also spooked by prospects of a U.S. interest rate hike in the coming months.  MKTS/GLOB  
Thai stocks  .SETI  hit their highest in a month, before closing almost flat.  
  STOCK MARKETS                                          
  Market                  Current       previous     Pct Move
  Singapore            2881.79         2884.64        -0.10
  Bangkok              1509.92         1509.78         0.01
  Manila                 7639.79         7719.24       -1.03
  Jakarta                 5420.648      5472.317      -0.94
  Kuala Lumpur      1662.92        1661.25           0.1
  Ho Chi Minh        687.04            684.2          0.42

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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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