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16 September 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 30.5 points or 1.07% higher to 2872.44, taking the year-to-date performance to -14.64%.

The top active stocks today were SingTel, which gained 0.27%, DBS, which declined 0.34%, Global Logistic, which gained 0.98%, YZJ Shipbldg SGD, which gained 4.24% and Genting Sing, with a 6.16% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.99%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 1.20%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Consumer Services Index, which rose 2.31%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Jardine Cycle & Carriage and Singapore Airlines – ended 0.88% higher and 2.80% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Technology Index, which rose 0.43%. Silverlake Axis shares declined 0.93% and STATS ChipPAC remained unchanged.

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

Is Msci India 100 (+0.30%)

Dbxt Ft China 25 Etf 10 (+2.64%)

Dbxt Msci Taiwan Etf 10 (unchanged)

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

Ascendas Reit (+1.38%)

Capitacom Trust (+2.30%)

Capitamall Trust (+1.07%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI22200MBeCW150929 (+83.67%)

CN10500MBeCW151127 (+20.90%)

HSI20800MBePW150929 (-44.57%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW160201 (-2.08%)

OCBC Bk MBeCW160111 (+4.03%)

UOB MB eCW160111 (+2.36%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                           Wednesday                  Tuesday
*ST Index         2,868.74  +26.8          2,841.94  -29.53
Volume:               1,333.2M                      1,340.8M
Value:                $1,098.8M                    $1,496.8M
Gainers/Losers:      275/126                        167/241


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:     16 September 2015    
Description              Volume                            Value      Frequency
ETF                          40,300                    10,776,800                 15
Stock            5,188,411,015        3,627,766,732,492        211,435
Warrant               1,616,100                    44,464,300                82
Total            5,190,067,415         3,627,821,973,592       211,532


Trading Summary

As of  16 September   2015  Unit: M.Baht   
Type                         Buy             Sell                Net
Institution       2,930.02        4,016.00       -1,085.98
Proprietary     4,879.54         3,404.06       1,475.49
Foreign           9,202.20         8,799.75          402.45
Individual     18,919.21       19,711.17         -791.95
Total Trading Value     35,930.97 M.Baht


Vietnam index up 0.15 pct ahead of Fed rate decision

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index .VNI  edged up 0.15 percent on Wednesday amid caution ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's meeting, while an exchange-traded fund's portfolio adjustment sent some large-caps to mixed territories.
Analysts in Vietnam braced for the possibility of the first interest rate hike in the United States in almost a decade, which would send the VN Index down further. The index lost 9.1 percent in August and has been moving marginally so far this month.
BIDV  BID.HM , Vietnam's biggest partly private lender by assets, dropped 6.67 percent after Market Vectors Vietnam ETF  VNM.P , a major exchange-traded fund of Vietnamese shares, revoked its decision to add BID shares to its portfolio on Tuesday.

VNM ETF, however, said it would purchase more shares of Vietcombank  VCB.HM , Vietnam's top lender by market value, and property firm HAGL  HAG.HM . VCB advanced 3.04 percent and HAG climbed 4.08 percent at the close.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

            VN Index     564.13             
         PREV. CLOSE     563.27             
            % CHANGE     +0.15%             
                HIGH     564.82             
                 LOW     561.69             


SE Asia Stocks-Most up ahead of Fed decision; Thai banks up after cenbank keeps rates

Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Wednesday, with indexes in Singapore and Thailand snapping losing streaks, as world share markets rose ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's interest rate decision.
Banking shares jumped in the Thai stock market after the Bank of Thailand left its benchmark interest rate unchanged for a third straight meeting on Wednesday, as widely expected.
Shares of Bangkok Bank Pcl  BBL.BK  climbed 1.2 percent and Siam Commercial Bank Pcl  SCB.BK  hit a near three-week closing high, sending the key SET index  .SETI  0.8 percent higher, its first gain in five trading days.
"The rate cut will depress banks' net interest margins. The decision to keep rate unchanged is positive for banks," said a bank analyst at broker Phillip Securities.
Singapore's Straits Times Index  .FTSTI  ended up 0.94 percent, recouping some of the losses over previous three days and reflecting short covering activities, according to broker NRA Capital.
Indexes in the Philippines  .PSI  and Vietnam  .VNI  both were little changed, while Indonesia's index  .JKSE  eased for a second day in line with a fall in the rupiah  IDR=ID .
World share markets rose on Wednesday, albeit in thin volume, and short-term U.S. bond yields held near 4-1/2-year highs as investors braced for the possibility of the first interest rate hike in the United States in almost a decade.  

Malaysia's stock market  .KLSE  was closed on Wednesday, reopening on Thursday.     
 Market                Current     Prev Close      Pct Move
 Singapore           2868.74        2841.94            +0.94
 Bangkok            1381.80         1370.65            +0.81
 Jakarta               4332.51         4347.16             -0.34
 Manila               7093.92         7089.01            +0.07
 Ho Chi Minh       564.13           563.27            +0.15

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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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