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07 October 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 64.4 points or 2.22% higher to 2961.81, taking the year-to-date performance to -11.99%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 3.31%, SingTel, which declined 0.27%, OCBC Bank, which gained 2.87%, Keppel Corp, which gained 3.76% and UOB, with a 3.55% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 1.22%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 2.08%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which rose 5.38%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Midas Holdings and NSL – ended 6.90% higher and 2.77% lower respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Telecommunications Index, which slipped 0.08%. SingTel shares declined 0.27% and StarHub rose 1.69%.

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

Is Msci India 100 (+0.99%)

Sti Etf (+2.39%)

Spdr Gold Shares (+1.01%)

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

Ascendas Reit (-0.83%)

Capitamall Trust (+0.51%)

Capitacom Trust (+1.09%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI21800MBeCW151029 (+54.41%)

HSI22800MBeCW151029 (+63.79%)

HSI21600MBePW151029 (-41.01%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

OCBC Bk MBeCW160111 (+17.24%)

KepCorp MBeCW160222 (+15.09%)

DBS MB eCW160128 (+23.29%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                           Wednesday                  Tuesday
*ST Index       2,961.81  +64.4         2,897.41  +46.16
Volume:                1,967.6M                     1,476.8M
Value:                 $1,583.1M                   $1,237.3M
Gainers/Losers:        352/98                        263/138


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
7 October 2015

The FBM KLCI index gained 26.74 points or 1.61% on Wednesday. The Finance Index increased 1.68% to 14477.42 points, the Properties Index up 0.85% to 1165.98 points and the Plantation Index rose 1.21% to 7445.73 points. The market traded within a range of 33.06 points between an intra-day high of 1690.79 and a low of 1657.73 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include KNM, AIRASIA, SUMATEC, ARMADA, PERISAI, AIRASIAC25, PBBANK-C5, THHEAVY, FRONTKN and CIMB-C6. Trading volume increased to 2692.44 mil shares worth RM3213.81 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 2130.29 mil shares worth RM2118.57 mil.

Leading Movers were SKPETRO (+17 sen to RM2.07), SIME (+60 sen to RM8.80), CIMB (+31 sen to RM4.90), RHBCAP (+35 sen to RM6.30) and GENM (+18 sen to RM4.42). Lagging Movers were YTL (-2 sen to RM1.55), KLK (-16 sen to RM22.44), MISC (-4 sen to RM8.90), PETGAS (-8 sen to RM22.62) and WPRTS (-0 sen to RM4.33). Market breadth was positive with 699 gainers as compared to 223 losers.

The KLCI extended its winning streak for the third day after gaining 26.74 points to 1689.25 points following overnight mix performance in US market. The performance of our local bourse was lifted by buying in heavy weights counters such as Sapurakencana Petroleum, CIMB and Genting Malaysia.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     07 October 2015
Description        Volume                Value                Frequency
ETF                     13,400                     9,498,400               14
Stock       7,256,164,910       6,465,551,587,548      298,460
Right             56,181,662           21,949,959,684          2,414
Warrant           2,138,600                141,982,800             224
Total         7,314,498,572      6,487,653,028,432      301,112


Trading Summary

As of  7 October   2015  Unit: M.Baht   
Type                        Buy               Sell            Net
Institution          6,085.63       4,682.91     1,402.72
Proprietary        5,799.65        4,049.11     1,750.54
Foreign            12,229.09     11,109.98      1,119.11
Individual        25,692.33     29,964.71     -4,272.38
Total Trading Value     49,806.71 M.Baht


Vietnam index ends 0.3 pct down on profit taking

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI closed down 0.3 percent on Wednesday as investors booked short-term profits after two gains this week following a landmark Trans-Pacific trade deal.

Nearly half of the shares lost ground after the index, Asia's best performer so far this year, closed above a seven-week high on Tuesday. Lender BIDV  BID.HM  fell 2.44 percent and dairy product maker Vinamilk  VNM.HM  declined 0.97 percent.  
Energy shares including PetroVietnam Gas  GAS.HM  bucked the trend on higher global oil prices. GAS rose 2.59 percent to its highest close since Sept. 25, while PetroVietnam Drilling & Well Service Corp  PVD.HM  ended up 3.89 percent.  
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

                 VN Index       579.57              
              PREV. CLOSE       581.29              
                 % CHANGE       -0.30%              
                     HIGH        587.3              
                      LOW       579.57              

SE Asia Stocks-Most up as oil shares rise; Singapore posts best gain in 6 weeks

Singapore stocks marked their biggest gain in nearly six weeks on Wednesday, in line with strength in regional markets, as a jump in crude oil prices boosted energy related stocks and foreign inflows sent Malaysia's index to a two-month high.
Singapore's Straits Times Index  .STI  was up 2.2 percent, the biggest one-day rise since Aug. 27. Shares of oil and gas service companies outperformed, led by Sembcorp Marine Ltd  SCMN.SI  and Keppel Corp  KPLM.SI .
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan  .MIAPJ0000PUS  was up 2.5 percent, to reach its highest level since Aug. 20.   
"Ahead of the resumption of China's trading tomorrow, pundits appeared to be waging some bullish bets on expectations of it playing catch up," broker NRA Capital said in a report.

Kuala Lumpur composite index  .KLSE  was up 1.6 percent at 1,689.25, the highest close since Aug. 6. Sapurakencana Petroleum  SKPE.KL , which was up 9 percent was the top percentage gainer.
The overall market had a net foreign inflows of 290 million ringgit ($68.8 million) after a modest inflows on Tuesday and a net outflows on Monday, the Malaysian bourse said.
Stronger oil prices bolstered buying into energy and commodities shares across exchanges.   
Thai energy explorer PTT Exploration and Production  PTTEP.BK  and Indonesian coal miner Adaro Energy  ADRO.JK  each jumped about 10 percent. Philippine Petron Corp  PCOR.PS  rose 2.2 percent and Vietnam's PetroVietnam Gas  GAS.HM  advanced 2.6 percent.

 Market                   Current      Prev Close     Pct Move
 Singapore              2961.81        2897.41             +2.22
 Kuala Lumpur       1689.25        1662.51             +1.61
 Bangkok                1393.66        1370.69             +1.68
 Jakarta                   4487.13        4445.78             +0.93
 Manila                   7108.80        7055.49             +0.79
 Ho Chi Minh           579.57          581.29              -0.30

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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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