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10 September 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 40.15 points or 1.37% lower to 2888.03, taking the year-to-date performance to -14.18%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 1.34%, Singtel, which declined 1.33%, UOB, which declined 1.67%, Global Logistic, which declined 2.40% and OCBC Bank, with a 1.31% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 1.01%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 1.07%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Industrials Index, which declined 0.65%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Jardine Matheson Holdings and Jardine Strategic Holdings – ended 1.46% higher and 1.50% lower respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which slipped 2.33%. Keppel Corp shares declined 2.14% and Sembcorp Industries declined 3.42%.

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

Ishares Usd Asia Hy Bond ETF (-0.30%)

STI ETF (-1.01%)

DBXT MSCI Indonesia ETF (-1.06%)

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

Ascendas REIT (-1.35%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (-2.59%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (-1.05%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI22200MBeCW150929 (-34.51%)

HSI20800MBePW150929 (+27.38%)

CN10000MBePW150929 (+5.73%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW160201 (-5.20%)

OCBC Bk MBeCW160111 (-5.20%)

UOB MB eCW160111 (-11.73%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                             Thursday                     Wednesday
*ST Index        2,888.03  -40.15          2,928.18  +42.86
Volume:                 914.3M                      1,329.6M
Value:                  $758.7M                    $1,244.5M
Gainers/Losers:     129/303                        308/114


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
10 September 2015

The FBM KLCI index gained 10.66 points or 0.66% on Thursday. The Finance Index increased 0.28% to 14216.79 points, the Properties Index up 0.20% to 1123.87 points and the Plantation Index rose 1.05% to 6905.33 points. The market traded within a range of 27.18 points between an intra-day high of 1614.02 and a low of 1586.84 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include AIRASIA, FBMKLCI-C12, UEMS, PBBANK-C5, FBMKLCI-H5, APFT, IFCAMSC, FRONTKN, FBMKLCI-HK and GENTINGC23. Trading volume decreased to 1828.13 mil shares worth RM2022.22 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 2558.22 mil shares worth RM2421.20 mil.

Leading Movers were GENTING (+44 sen to RM7.37), BAT (+258 sen to RM63.58), GENM (+15 sen to RM4.25), IOICORP (+12 sen to RM4.02) and CIMB (+13 sen to RM4.90). Lagging Movers were HLFG (-12 sen to RM14.00), MAYBANK (-7 sen to RM8.55), WPRTS (-2 sen to RM4.19), UMW (-3 sen to RM7.85) and IHH (-2 sen to RM5.87). Market breadth was negative with 354 gainers as compared to 422 losers.

The KLCI continued its winning streak with last minute spike and closed higher at 1614.02 points despite overnight losses in US markets. The performance of our local bourse was lifted by buying interest in heavyweight counters like Genting, IOI Corp, and CIMB.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     10 September 2015    
Description           Volume                        Value       Frequency
ETF                          1,600                      733,500                 03
Stock          4,971,981,228     4,184,666,314,753        204,993
Warrant              1,597,200              129,836,700                110
Total           4,973,580,028     4,184,796,884,953        205,106


Thai bourse market report for August 2015

-    Average daily securities trading value jumped 17.85 pct m-o-m to USD 1.27 bln
-    Derivatives trading rose 8.04 pct m-o-m to 214,350 contracts per day
-    Foreign investors sold a net USD 1.2 bln in August

BANGKOK, September 10, 2015 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) main board in August fluctuated, affected by internal and external factors, which were an explosion at the Ratchaprasong intersection in central Bangkok, Thailand's cabinet reshuffle, China's Yuan depreciation and global capital outflows, plunging the index to the month's lowest point at 1,296.18 and bouncing back to 1,382.41 at the end of August, making it ASEAN's best performer in August with 4 percent drop from end-July. Meanwhile, the main index decreased 7.7 percent from end-2014 as same direction as other Asian markets.

The combined market capitalization of the SET's main board and Market for Alternative Investment (mai) was at THB 13.40 trillion (USD 373 billion) at the end of August, while combined average daily securities trading value of the SET's main board and mai in August jumped 17.85 percent from end of July to THB 45.6 billion (USD 1.27 billion).

Moreover, the net buy of Thailand domestic equity fund has surged to THB 5.37 billion from THB 55 million a month earlier, mainly stemming from an increase in long-term equity funds (LTF). This popularity was partly due to SET's marketing  activities promote LTF investment through seminars and training.

Key highlights for August


- Market capitalization of SET was at THB 13.06 trillion (USD 362.7 billion) at the end of August, a 5.72 percent drop from end-2014, while market valuation of mai was at THB 340.8 billion (USD 9.5 billion), down 11.04 percent from the end of 2014.

- Forward P/E ratio for SET was at 14.6 times, while mai's was at 27.34 times.

- Dividend yield for SET was 3.23 percent, while mai's was 1.26 percent.

- The combined average daily securities trading value of SET and mai jumped 17.85 percent from a month earlier to THB 45.6 billion, but dropped 10.53 percent year-on-year.

- Foreign investors were net sellers in the equity market, worth a net THB 44.14  billion (USD 1.2 billion).

- Listed companies on SET and mai raised funds through equity worth a combined THB 3.6 billion (USD 99.6 million) in August, of which THB 1.87 billion was raised from initial public offerings and THB 1.72 billion from the secondary market. Total fundraising in the past eight months was at THB 205 billion, a 52 percent jump from August 2014.


- Derivatives daily trading volume rose 8.04 percent from a month ago to an average of 214,350 contracts per day, mainly from the increase in SET50 index futures trading which rose 41.74 percent from end-July to an average of 135,523 contracts per day, while SET50 Options trading rose 52.26 percent from a month earlier.

In the first eight months, the derivatives average daily trading volume rose 33.52 percent from end of 2014 to an average of 196,307 contracts per day.

Trading Summary

As of  7 September   2015  Unit: M.Baht   
Type                        Buy               Sell              Net
Institution           3,796.21       2,681.25       1,114.96
Proprietary         3,390.75        4,743.98     -1,353.23
Foreign               8,081.61        7,256.86         824.76
Individual         20,909.54      21,496.03        -586.49
Total Trading Value     36,178.12 M.Baht


Vietnam index ends flat in lower volume

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  ended nearly unchanged on Thursday, with volume falling by a fifth while the losses of most shares were offset by gains in several big-caps.
Nearly half of the stocks on the exchange dropped, including PetroVietnam Gas  GAS.HM  that fell 1.28 percent and lender BIDV  BID.HM  with a 1.55-percent loss.
Top dairy products maker Vinamilk  VNM.HM  outperformed the market, rising 2.05 percent thanks to investors' expectations of good profit, traders said.  
A total of 70.33 million shares changed hand, far below the five-day average of 81.8 million and down 21.5 percent from Wednesday.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close
                  VN Index      572.07             
         PREV. CLOSE      572.34             
            % CHANGE      -0.27%             
                HIGH      576.13             
                 LOW      567.09             


SE Asia Stocks -S'pore falls before polling day; Malaysia rebounds on data

Most Southeast Asian stock markets tracked Asian markets lower on Thursday led by Singapore ahead of a polling day holiday, but stocks in Malaysia recouped early losses following upbeat July industrial production data.  
Singapore's key Straits Times Index  .FTSTI  slipped 1.4 percent after two days of gains to its highest close in more than a week. Selling was almost broad-based, with 26 out of 30 stocks in the index falling.
The city-state's bourse will be closed on Friday for a general election.   
Malaysia's key index  .KLSE  rose 0.7 percent. Among the top gainers was Genting  GENT.KL , which jumped 6.4 percent, while banking stocks including Maybank  MBBM.KL  fell ahead of a central bank interest rate decision on Friday.  
Stocks in Indonesia  .JKSE  and Thailand  .SETI  recovered some of their earlier losses helped by economic stimulus measures.    
The Philippines  .PSI  retreated, with stock exchange data showing net foreign sales worth 586 million pesos ($12.50 million). Vietnam  .VNI  ended nearly unchanged after climbing at one point to a three-week high.  

 Market                    Current       Prev Close    Pct Move
 Singapore               2888.03           2928.18           -1.37
 Kuala Lumpur        1614.02           1603.36          +0.66
 Bangkok                 1396.16           1396.29           -0.01
 Jakarta                    4343.26           4347.28           -0.09
 Manila                    6893.54           6942.47           -0.70
 Ho Chi Minh            572.07             572.34           -0.05

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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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