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06 October 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 3.43 points or 0.12% higher to 2885.22, taking the year-to-date performance to +0.09%.

The top active stocks today were Noble, which gained 7.30%, DBS, which gained 0.13%, Singtel, which declined 0.74%, Keppel Corp, which gained 1.11% and Ezion, with a 9.68% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.22%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.45%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which rose 1.41%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Keppel Corp and Sembcorp Industries- ended 1.11% higher and 0.77% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Technology Index, which slipped 1.21%. Silverlake Axis shares declined 1.46% and CSE Global remained unchanged.

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

DBXT MSCI Asia Ex Japan ETF (unchanged)

IS MSCI India (+0.14%)

SPDR Gold Shares (-0.58%)

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

Ascendas REIT (unchanged)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (+0.47%)

Suntec REIT (+0.57%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI25000UBeCW170126 (+10.94%)

HSI23200MBePW161129 (-8.94%)

HSI24200MBeCW161028 (+16.36%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

UOB MB eCW170201 (+3.06%)

DBS VT eCW170213 (-1.52%)

DBS MB eCW170201 (unchanged)

 Singapore Stock Market
                           Thursday                 Wednesday
*ST Index       2,885.22  +3.43          2,881.79  -2.85
Volume:              2,026.3M                    2,113.1M
Value:               $1,090.8M                     $936.1M
Gainers/Losers:     245/164                      236/169


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
06 October 2016

The FBM KLCI index gained 3.81 points or 0.23% on Thursday. The Finance Index increased 0.19% to 14312.44 points, the Properties Index up 0.14% to 1213.06 points and the Plantation Index down 0.45% to 7851.23 points. The market traded within a range of 5.60 points between an intra-day high of 1668.32 and a low of 1662.72 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include PTRANS, PERISAI, AT, NEXGRAM, SANICHI, DNEX-WD, BORNOIL, DNEX, HIAPTEK and AMEDIA. Trading volume decreased to 1626.23 mil shares worth RM2156.21 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 1799.58 mil shares worth RM1731.09 mil.

Leading Movers were GENM (+22 sen to RM4.75), AMMB (+8 sen to RM4.06), SKPETRO (+2 sen to RM1.65), PETDAG (+24 sen to RM23.72) and IHH (+5 sen to RM6.55). Lagging Movers were PBBANK (-4 sen to RM19.96), IOICORP (-7 sen to RM4.35), AXIATA (-0 sen to RM5.23), ASTRO (-2 sen to RM2.76) and RHBBANK (-3 sen to RM4.60). Market breadth was negative with 355 gainers as compared to 402 losers.

The KLCI closed 3.81 points higher at 1666.73 points by midday break amid overnight gains in Wall Street encouraged by stronger U.S. economic data and a rise in oil prices.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     06 October 2016     
Description           Volume                      Value       Frequency
ETF                      19,500               13,428,200                   12
Warrant           11,088,400           2,704,979,700                 131
Stock         9,268,026,596     6,063,725,789,669          292,342
Total          9,279,134,496     6,066,444,197,569           292,485


Trading Summary

As of 3 October 2016 Unit: M.Baht

Type                      Buy             Sell             Net
Institution        7,458.48        6,666.68       791.80
Proprietary      5,432.41        5,518.83        -86.42
Foreign         12,981.08       13,452.30      -471.21
Individual      25,127.19       25,361.36      -234.16
Total Trading Value     50,999.17 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Most up; Singapore, Thailand hit 1-month peak

 Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Thursday, following stronger Asian peers, as sentiment was upbeat on encouraging economic data from the United States.
Data released on Wednesday showed that activity in the world's largest economy's services sector boomed to an 11-month high in September.*:nL2N1CB0IK
However, growing optimism about the U.S. economy raised bets that the Federal Reserve might hike rates in December.
 MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan  .MIAPJ0000PUS  rose 0.4 percent.  
Singapore shares  .STI  climbed to their highest in a month, aided by gains in financials, the biggest constituent of the index, and industrial stocks.  
"I think data from the United States overnight and a rise in oil prices boosted investor sentiment," said Ong Kian Lin of RHB
Securities Singapore Pte Ltd. "Market conditions definitely look quite peaceful now."
Oil prices had jumped overnight to hit their highest since June. Although they dipped on Thursday, prices still remained near more than three-month highs.  O/R   
Thai stocks  .SETI  rallied for a fourth straight session, touching their highest in a month during the session. Energy shares and consumer non-cyclicals were among the big gainers.  
Thailand's economic recovery has been on track amid steady interest rates, its central bank chief said, suggesting that policy easing is not expected for the time being.*:nL3N1CC0F4
"We have decided to hold policy rates constant for quite some time now because the policy rate has been quite low and the economic recovery has been on the path that we had expected," he said.  
Malaysian shares  .KLSE  posted their third session of gains, while the Philippines  .PSI  ended marginally lower.      

The Jakarta Composite Index  .JKSE  fell for a second day, dragged down by telcos and consumer cyclicals.

  Market                    Current       previous     Pct Move
  Singapore             2885.22          2880.69       0.12
  Bangkok               1513.86          1509.92       0.26
  Manila                  7620.16          7639.79      -0.26
  Jakarta                  5409.344      5420.648      -0.21
  Kuala Lumpur       1666.73          1662.92       0.23
  Ho Chi Minh          687.32            687.04       0.04

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This year in Thailand-what next?

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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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