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09 October 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 51.47 points or 1.75% higher to 2998.5, taking the year-to-date performance to -10.90%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 1.55%, SingTel, which gained 2.12%, Noble, which gained 16.05%, Keppel Corp, which gained 3.91% and UOB, with a 1.84% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 1.32%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.93%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which rose 3.97%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Midas Holdings and NSL – ended 5.00% higher and remained unchanged respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which slipped 0.76%. Raffles Medical Group shares declined 1.33% and Tianjin Zhongxin Pharmaceutical Group Corporation rose 1.79%.

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

Sti Etf (+1.00%)

Dbxt Msci Thailand Trn Etf 10 (+3.34%)

Dbxt Ft China 25 Etf 10 (+2.56%)

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

Ascendas Reit (+2.15%)

Capitamall Trust (+0.51%)

Capitacom Trust (-0.36%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI22800MBeCW151029 (-1.21%)

HSI22600MBePW151029 (-0.64%)

HSI21000MBePW151127 (-8.74%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW160201 (+8.20%)

KepCorp MBeCW160201 (+20.20%)

UOB MB eCW160111 (+18.02%)
Singapore Stock Market
                              Friday                 Thursday
*ST Index       2,998.5  +51.47     2,947.03  -14.78
Volume:              1,866.9M                 1,377.7M
Value:               $1,449.1M               $1,229.6M
Gainers/Losers:    326/102                    159/245


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
9 October 2015

The FBM KLCI index gained 14.34 points or 0.85% on Friday. The Finance Index increased 0.62% to 14500.61 points, the Properties Index up 0.89% to 1176.86 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.89% to 7462.98 points. The market traded within a range of 14.96 points between an intra-day high of 1717.48 and a low of 1702.52 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include KNM, SUMATEC, XOX, LUSTER, ARMADA, IFCAMSC, DAYA, SKPETRO, PERISAI and AIRASIA. Trading volume increased to 2462.44 mil shares worth RM2840.48 mil as compared to Thursday’s 2292.55 mil shares worth RM2667.23 mil.

Leading Movers were UMW (+27 sen to RM8.38), SKPETRO (+7 sen to RM2.20), AXIATA (+17 sen to RM6.38), IOICORP (+10 sen to RM4.44) and PETCHEM (+14 sen to RM6.54). Lagging Movers were GENM (-6 sen to RM4.42), TM (-6 sen to RM6.82), KLCC (-3 sen to RM7.02), MISC (-2 sen to RM8.83) and IHH (-1 sen to RM6.20). Market breadth was positive with 567 gainers as compared to 305 losers.

The KLCI extended its winning streak for the fourth day and settled above the psychological level of 1700 points at 1706.54 points following strengthening of ringgit and surge in oil price. The performance of our local bourse was lifted by buying interest in heavy weight counters such as Axiata, Tenaga and Sapura Kencana petroleum.

Trade Summary
Date As of:     09 October 2015    

Description          Volume                           Value      Frequency
ETF                       25,300                  15,268,700                 36
Stock         9,419,880,610      8,061,807,682,148        313,875
Right              51,856,435           27,619,839,488            1,509
Warrant            4,023,700                  76,058,300               649
Total          9,475,786,045      8,089,518,848,636        316,069


Trading Summary

As of  1 October   2015  Unit: M.Baht   
Type                         Buy             Sell              Net
Institution           6,911.91      6,635.29          276.62
Proprietary         7,357.11       4,611.87      2,745.24
Foreign             10,445.47      9,121.20       1,324.27
Individual         29,777.12     34,123.25     -4,346.13
Total Trading Value     54,491.60 M.Baht


Vietnam index ends up 0.2 pct in robust trade

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  edged up 0.21 percent on Friday in robust trade, with gains in several big caps cushioning losses in most shares.
Top insurer BaoViet Holdings  BVH.HM  extended its gain to the second straight session, rising 4.63 percent to close at a 11-week high, while PetroVietnam Gas  GAS.HM  advanced 1.47 percent following oil price gains.   
Nearly 163 million shares changed hand, well above the five-day average of 156.2 million.
The index, Southeast Asia's best performer this year, has risen 4.57 percent this week, bringing the accumulated gain so far in 2015 to nearly 8 percent.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

           VN Index     588.02            
        PREV. CLOSE     586.78            
           % CHANGE     +0.21%            
               HIGH     593.02            
                LOW     587.57            


SE Asia Stocks -Rise in strong week after dovish Fed minutes

Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Friday, notching up strong gains on the week, as dovish minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's September meeting further pushed up expectations of a delay in rate lift-off by the Fed. 
The Jakarta composite index  .JKSE  jumped 2.2 percent, taking its gain on the week to 9.1 percent, the biggest since April 2009. The overall stock market recorded net inflows through the week worth a combined 2.3 trillion rupiah ($171.51 million).
The rupiah  IDR=  jumped more than 4 percent to enjoy the best week in more than 14 years on capital inflows.   
Singapore's key Straits Times Index  .STI  climbed 1.8 percent on the day and 7.4 percent on the week.
Shares of Noble Group Ltd  NOBG.SI  surged 16 percent, the best performer on the benchmark, as the Fed's comments boosted global commodities. 
Key stock indexes in Malaysia  .KLSE , Thailand  .SETI , the Philippines  .PSI  and Vietnam  .VNI  all gained more than 4 percent on the week, reflecting rallying energy shares and the
U.S. interest rate outlook.   
 Market                   Current      Prev Close     Pct Move
 Singapore              2998.50         2947.03           +1.75
 Kuala Lumpur       1706.54         1692.20           +0.85
 Bangkok                1411.33         1392.15           +1.38
 Jakarta                   4589.34         4491.43           +2.18
 Manila                   7138.91         7106.79           +0.45
 Ho Chi Minh           588.02           586.78           +0.21

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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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