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15 September 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 29.53 points or 1.03% lower to 2841.94, taking the year-to-date performance to -15.55%.

The top active stocks today were Olam Intl, which gained 0.76%, DBS, which declined 0.74%, Global Logistic, which declined 1.44%, SingTel, which declined 1.08% and UOB, with a 0.92% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.26%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.43%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index, which rose 3.71%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Silverlake Axis and STATS ChipPAC – ended 8.00% higher and remained unchanged respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Industrials Index, which slipped 1.63%. Jardine Matheson Holdings shares declined 2.20% and Jardine Strategic Holdings declined 3.10%.

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

Sti Etf (-1.02%)

Dbxt Msci Asia Ex Japan Etf 10 (unchanged)

Dbxt Csi300 Etf 10 (-4.69%)

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

Capitacom Trust (+0.39%)

Ascendas Reit (-0.46%)

Capitamall Trust (-0.27%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI22200MBeCW150929 (-19.67%)

HSI20800MBePW150929 (+4.55%)

HSI22800MBeCW151029 (-12.00%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW160201 (-7.10%)

KepCorp MBePW160201 (+5.16%)

OCBC Bk MBeCW160111 (-4.49%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                             Tuesday                    Monday
*ST Index     2,841.94  -29.53         2,871.47  -16.56
Volume:              1,340.8M                 1,242.1M
Value:               $1,496.8M                  $856.5M
Gainers/Losers:     167/241                   173/231


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
15 September 2015

The FBM KLCI index gained 7.52 points or 0.46% on Tuesday. The Finance Index increased 0.50% to 14310.03 points, the Properties Index up 0.65% to 1147.67 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.63% to 7106.69 points. The market traded within a range of 16.11 points between an intra-day high of 1656.08 and a low of 1639.97 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include INGENCO, AEMULUS, FGV, THHEAVY, FBMKLCI-HK, PBBANK-C5, FGV-C7, UEMS, FBMKLCI-C12 and SCOMI. Trading volume increased to 2286.28 mil shares worth RM2390.55 mil as compared to Monday’s 2199.14 mil shares worth RM2231.42 mil.

Leading Movers were AMMB (+8 sen to RM4.76), ASTRO (+5 sen to RM2.99), TENAGA (+20 sen to RM12.16), TM (+10 sen to RM6.80) and AXIATA (+8 sen to RM6.14). Lagging Movers were DIGI (-8 sen to RM5.50), BAT (-56 sen to RM62.38), YTL (-1 sen to RM1.58), KLCC (-4 sen to RM7.04) and IHH (-2 sen to RM5.84). Market breadth was positive with 432 gainers as compared to 415 losers.

The KLCI maintained in positive territory following yesterday’s surged after Prime Minister Najib Razak unveiled a RM20bil package to boost Malaysian market and closed higher at 1647.15 points. The performances of our regional peers were relatively poor as investors await US Federal Reserve's meeting starting this Wednesday.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     Monday, September 14, 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  15 September   2015  Unit: M.Baht   
Type                          Buy                Sell             Net
Institution            1,982.75        2,798.85      -816.10
Proprietary          3,743.91        4,232.85      -488.94
Foreign                8,566.26        7,690.52       875.74
Individual          22,031.71      21,602.42       429.29
Total Trading Value     36,324.64 M.Baht


Vietnam index rises 0.2 pct; concerns over Fed meeting

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  ended up 0.2 percent on Tuesday after three consecutive falls, with blue-chip shares moving mixed while investors were concerned over the outcomes of the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy meeting this week.
BIDV  BID.HM , the country's top partly-private lender by assets, extended gain to the second session, rising 6.74 percent after exchange-traded fund Market Vectors Vietnam ETF  VNM.P  said last Friday it would add the stock to its portfolio.
Ho Chi Minh City-based Sacombank  STB.HM  dropped 3.68 percent after the lender has secured the central bank's permission to merge with unlisted Phuong Nam Bank.
Investors were worried that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates in the meeting starting on Wednesday.  
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

            VN Index      563.27             
         PREV. CLOSE      562.17             
            % CHANGE       +0.2%             
                HIGH      565.05             
                 LOW      561.10          


SE Asia Stocks -Indonesia snaps rising streak as rupiah falls

Indonesia's key stock index snapped a two-day rising streak on Tuesday amid a fall in the rupiah and foreign-led selling while Southeast Asian stock markets were mixed a day before the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates.
Bank Indonesia's governor Agus Martowardojo said pressure on the rupiah  IDR=  could disturb the country's economic stability as the currency hit a 17-year low after trade data pointed to weak growth in Southeast Asia's largest economy.  

The Jakarta composite index  .JKSE  shed nearly 1 percent after two straight days of gain to a more than one-week closing high on Monday.
Foreign investors turned net sellers, offloading a net 253 billion rupiah ($17.56 million) after their net purchase of 101 billion rupiah ($7.01 million) on Monday, the first in ten trading days, Thomson Reuters data showed.  
Stocks in Singapore  .FTSTI  fell for a third day and Thai stocks  .SETI  posted their fourth successive loss in line with Asian shares amid caution ahead of the Fed's rate decision.
The main Philippine index  .PSI  posted a modest 0.3 percent gain to a near two-week closing high, while Vietnam's key index  .VNI  ended a tad 0.2 percent higher.  
The Malaysian  .KLSE  index notched up a 0.5 percent gain after the government's stock market stimulus sent the index up more than 2 percent on Monday. Malaysia's stock market will be closed on Wednesday for a holiday.  


 Market                  Current        Prev Close      Pct Move
 Singapore              2841.94           2871.47            -1.03
 Kuala Lumpur       1647.15           1639.63           +0.46
 Bangkok                1370.65           1377.15            -0.47
 Jakarta                   4347.16           4390.37            -0.98
 Manila                   7089.01           7069.18           +0.28
 Ho Chi Minh           563.27             562.17           +0.20

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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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