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16 September 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 21.93 points or 0.78% higher to 2827.45, taking the year-to-date performance to -1.92%.

The top active stocks today were Singtel, which gained 0.51%, DBS, which gained 1.27%, UOB, which gained 0.91%, OCBC Bank, which gained 1.52% and JMH USD, with a 0.91% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.52%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.18%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index, which rose 1.81%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Silverlake Axis and CSE Global- ended  2.24% higher and 1.19% lower respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Industrials Index, which slipped 0.44%. Jardine Matheson Holdings shares declined 0.91% and Jardine Strategic Holdings declined 0.54%.

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

STI ETF (+1.05%)

IS MSCI India (+0.69%)

DBXT MSCI Indonesia ETF (unchanged)

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

Ascendas REIT (-0.83%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (+1.61%)

Frasers L&I Trust (unchanged)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

NKY 17500MBeCW161209 (-1.21%)

STI 2800MBeCW161031 (+11.11%)

KepCorp MB eCW161205 (+3.03%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW170201 (+4.95%)

UOB MB eCW170201 (+5.71%)

DBS MB ePW170201 (-5.38%)
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 Singapore Stock Market             
                            Friday                     Thursday
*ST Index     2,827.45  +21.93        2,805.52  -3.83
Volume:              1,002.9M                  1,104.9M
Value:                   $938.1M                $1,236.9M
Gainers/Losers:      191/169                   139/207


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
15 September 2016

The FBM KLCI index lost 8.40 points or 0.51% on Thursday. The Finance Index fell 0.22% to 14216.88 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.30% to 1195.34 points and the Plantation Index down 0.25% to 7846.61 points. The market traded within a range of 12.42 points between an intra-day high of 1663.32 and a low of 1650.90 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include SANICHI, STERPRO, LBALUM, SPSETIA, CONNECT, HIAPTEK, NWP, HSI-C36, CIMB and DBE. Trading volume decreased to 1328.13 mil shares worth RM2318.60 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 1404.13 mil shares worth RM1817.96 mil.

Leading Movers were HLFG (+42 sen to RM15.98), YTL (+1 sen to RM1.74), PBBANK (+4 sen to RM19.50), AXIATA (+1 sen to RM5.32) and SIME (+1 sen to RM7.67). Lagging Movers were MAXIS (-13 sen to RM6.02), GENM (-8 sen to RM4.37), IOICORP (-8 sen to RM4.40), DIGI (-8 sen to RM4.96) and TM (-1 sen to RM6.78). Market breadth was positive with 397 gainers as compared to 369 losers.

The KLCI extended its mid-day losses by ending lower at 1652.99 points amid overnight losses in Wall Street. The performance of our local bourse was bogged down by selling interest in heavy weights counters like Maxis, Genting and IOI Corp.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     16 September 2016     
Description       Volume                          Value      Frequency
ETF                 931,200                 575,649,500                53
Stock      7,439,035,623       8,374,066,085,253        242,870
Right          139,607,400                237,863,700              575
Warrant        21,721,100             5,933,766,500              404
Total        7,601,295,323      8,380,813,364,953        243,902


Trading Summary

As of 16 September 2016 Unit: M.Baht

Type                        Buy             Sell             Net
Institution         4,270.56        8,250.71     -3,980.15
Proprietary       7,190.56        5,031.76      2,158.80
Foreign          52,003.59       46,233.17      5,770.42
Individual       19,792.34      23,741.41      -3,949.07
Total Trading Value     83,257.04 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Philippines falls; others up as Fed rate hike prospects recede

Philippine shares fell 1.4 percent on Friday, erasing gains from the previous session, while other markets in region rose as the prospects of a rate hike by the Federal Reserve receded further on weak U.S. retail data.
U.S. retail sales fell more than expected in August, pointing to cooling domestic demand that further diminished expectations of a rate raise next week.  
Futures traders are now pricing in a 12 percent chance of a rate increase this month, down from 15 percent on Wednesday, according to CME Group's FedWatch tool. Consumer price inflation data, due later in the day, is the next test for rates-focused traders.   
"Asian markets are following the momentum on Wall Street," said Vishnu Varathan, a senior economist with Mizuho Bank.
Singapore shares  .STI  gained 0.8 percent, heading for their first rise in four sessions, driven by energy and financial stocks.
Keppel Corp Ltd  KPLM.SI  was up 1.2 percent, while DBS Group Holdings Ltd  DBSM.SI  rose 1.4 percent.
"Diminished prospects of a Fed rate hike boosted overall risk-on sentiment," said Varathan, adding there could be some profit-taking in the afternoon session.
Thai stocks  .SETI  gained marginally, with telecom and energy shares leading. Advanced Info Service Pcl  ADVANC.BK  rose 1.6 percent while PTT Pcl  PTT.BK  was up 1.2 percent.
Bucking the trend, Philippine shares dropped 1.4 percent, snapping Thursday's 2.2 percent gain, dragged down by consumer cyclicals and financials.
The market is reversing gains from the previous session as the last-minute buying on Thursday was seen to be unsustainable, said Charles Ang, an analyst with COL Financial Group Inc.
SM Investments Corp  SM.PS  fell 2.4 percent while Bank of the Philippine Islands  BPI.PS  dropped 3.6 percent.
"Expect it (index) to remain down for the rest of the day," Ang said.
Malaysia  .KLSE  was closed for a public holiday.
  STOCK MARKETS                                         
  Market           Current   close        previous     Pct Move
  Singapore               2828.11           2805.52          0.81
  Bangkok                1471.58            1463.39         0.56
  Manila                     7601.8            7708.42        -1.38
  Jakarta                 5295.678          5265.819         0.57
  Kuala Lumpur       1652.99             1661.39        -0.51
 Ho Chi Minh           653.62               656.18        -0.39

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This year in Thailand-what next?

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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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