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14 September 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 16.56 points or 0.57% lower to 2871.47, taking the year-to-date performance to -14.67%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 0.56%, SingTel, which gained closed unchanged, Global Logistic, which gained 2.46%, OCBC Bank, which declined 0.33% and UOB, with a 0.05% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.36%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.02%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Consumer Goods Index, which rose 0.77%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Wilmar International and Thai Beverage – ended 1.95% higher and 0.74% lower respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Technology Index, which slipped 2.13%. Silverlake Axis shares declined 3.85% and STATS ChipPAC remained unchanged.

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

Sti Etf (-0.34%)

Is Msci India 100 (+1.65%)

Spdr Gold Shares (-0.07%)

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

Ascendas Reit (-0.46%)

Capitamall Trust (-1.06%)

Capitacom Trust (-1.14%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI20800MBePW150929 (-17.76%)

HSI22200MBeCW150929 (-17.57%)

HSI19600MBePW151029 (-7.83%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW160201 (-5.49%)

UOB MB eCW160111 (-3.50%)

OCBC Bk MBeCW160111 (-4.88%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                                 Monday               Thursday
*ST Index        2,871.47  -16.56     2,888.03  -40.15
Volume:                1,242.1M                  914.3M
Value:                    $856.5M                 $758.7M
Gainers/Losers:       173/231                 129/303


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
14 September 2015

The FBM KLCI index gained 36.03 points or 2.25% on Monday. The Finance Index increased 1.59% to 14239.33 points, the Properties Index up 0.32% to 1140.27 points and the Plantation Index rose 2.50% to 7062.07 points. The market traded within a range of 44.79 points between an intra-day high of 1645.49 and a low of 1600.70 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include FBMKLCI-C12, PBBANK-C5, FGV-C7, UEMS, FGV, INGENCO, KNM, ARMADA, FBMKLCI-HK and TENAGA-C20. Trading volume decreased to 2199.14 mil shares worth RM2231.42 mil as compared to Friday’s 2227.87 mil shares worth RM1863.46 mil.

Leading Movers were SIME (+53 sen to RM7.70), TENAGA (+74 sen to RM11.96), KLK (+110 sen to RM22.00), GENM (+21 sen to RM4.40) and DIGI (+26 sen to RM5.58). Lagging Movers were ASTRO (-9 sen to RM2.94), BAT (-96 sen to RM62.94), PETCHEM (-5 sen to RM6.00), PETGAS (-4 sen to RM21.48) and PPB (-6 sen to RM15.36). Market breadth was positive with 470 gainers as compared to 342 losers.

The KLCI closed higher at 1639.63 points amid gains in US Market on last Friday before a Federal Reserve interest rate decision this week. Local sentiment improved after Prime Minister has announced several new measures to strengthen the economy.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     14 September 2015    
Description           Volume                            Value        Frequency
ETF                        29,700                    11,867,700                   14
Stock          3,364,084,955        2,728,831,897,034          161,690
Warrant             1,961,600                    98,691,200                   95
Total           3,366,076,255        2,728,942,455,934          161,799


Trading Summary

As of  14 September   2015  Unit: M.Baht   
Type                               Buy            Sell             Net
Institution                1,711.00      2,814.49       -1,103.50
Proprietary              3,394.61      4,185.99          -791.38
Foreign                    6,863.19      6,956.98            -93.79
Individual              20,637.29    18,648.63        1,988.67
Total Trading Value     32,606.09 M.Baht


Vietnam index drops 0.8 pct ahead of Fed meeting

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  ended down 0.81 percent on Monday, with most blue-chip shares falling while volume was almost steady ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting.
More than half of shares on the exchange headed south. A total of 84.88 million shares were traded, slightly below the five-day average of 89.2 million.
Lender BIDV  BID.HM  bucked the trend, jumping 6.8 percent to its record high as Market Vectors Vietnam ETF  VNM.P , a major exchange-traded fund holding Vietnamese shares, has said it would add BIDV shares to its portfolio.  
Analysts and traders said investors would stay on the sidelines, awaiting outcomes of the Federal Reserve's meeting starting on Sept. 16.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

            VN Index      562.17             
         PREV. CLOSE      566.74             
            % CHANGE      -0.81%             
                HIGH      572.25             
                 LOW      561.46                                                         


SE Asia Stocks-Mixed; Malaysia posts best gain in over 2 years on market stimulus

Malaysia's key stock index posted its best gain in more than two years on Monday after government's stock market stimulus, while Philippine's benchmark index rose more than 2 percent as foreign inflows boosted select large caps.
Other markets in Southeast Asia ended mixed as investors in the region awaited a U.S. Federal Reserve decision on interest rates later in the week. 
Kuala Lumpur composite index  .KLSE  was up 2.25 percent at 1,639.63, its biggest single day rise since May 2013. Shares of Sime Darby Bhd  SIME.KL  and Tenaga Nasional Bhd  TENA.KL  were
the top two gainers, up 7.4 percent and 6.6 percent, respectively.
The Malaysian bourse said local institutions bought a net 103 million ringgit ($23.93 million) worth of shares, countering net selling by foreign and domestic retail investors.
Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Monday the Malaysian government would inject 20 billion ringgit ($4.6 billion) into a state investment firm to shore up the stock market, in a bid to boost confidence in a country reeling from a political scandal.
The Philippines  .PSI  jumped 2.3 percent to a more than one-week high of 7,069.18. Data showed foreign investor bought shares worth a net 531 million peso ($11.4 million), including SM Investments Corp  SM.PS  and Ayala Land Inc  ALI.PS .
Thai stocks  .SETI  retreated, giving up last week's gains while Indonesia  .JKSE  rose for a second day to a more than one-week high. Government measures in Thailand and Indonesia to help lift domestic economy boosted stock market sentiment last week.
Singapore  .FTSTI  slipped after Friday's polling day holiday when the city-state's ruling party romped to a strong election victory, and Vietnam  .VNI  fell for a third day to a one-week closing low.  

 Market                    Current       Prev Close    Pct Move
 Singapore              2871.47            2888.03         -0.57
 Kuala Lumpur       1639.63            1603.60        +2.25
 Bangkok                1377.15            1381.72         -0.33
 Jakarta                   4390.37            4360.47        +0.69
 Manila                   7069.18            6911.38        +2.28
 Ho Chi Minh           562.17              566.74         -0.81

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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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