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17 September 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 27.07 points or 0.94% higher to 2895.81, taking the year-to-date performance to -13.95%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 0.06%, Singtel, which gained 0.81%, OCBC Bank, which gained 1.56%, UOB, which gained 0.93% and Global Logistic, with a 0.48% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.09%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.20%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which rose 3.37%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Keppel Corp and Sembcorp Industries – ended 3.67% higher and 4.14% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which slipped 0.39%. Raffles Medical Group shares declined 0.22% and Tianjin Zhongxin Pharmaceutical Group Corporation remained unchanged.

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

DBXT MSCI Asia Ex Japan ETF (+6.27%)

IS MSCI India (+2.22%)

STI ETF (+0.34%)

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

Ascendas REIT (+1.36%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (+1.50%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (+1.06%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI21600MBePW151029 (+7.35%)

HSI22200MBeCW150929 (-31.11%)

HSI22800MBeCW151029 (-19.69%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

UOB MB eCW160111 (+3.08%)

DBS MB eCW160201 (+0.71%)

OCBC Bk MBeCW160111 (+8.39%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                           Thursday                  Wednesday
*ST Index     2,895.81  +27.07         2,868.74  +26.8
Volume:               1,077.3M                  1,333.2M
Value:                $1,152.2M                 $1,098.8M
Gainers/Losers:      221/161                  275/126


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
17 September 2015

The FBM KLCI index gained 34.39 points or 2.09% on Thursday. The Finance Index increased 1.72% to 14556.37 points, the Properties Index up 1.02% to 1159.41 points and the Plantation Index rose 1.08% to 7183.59 points. The market traded within a range of 22.53 points between an intra-day high of 1691.93 and a low of 1669.40 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include FBMKLCI-C12, AAX, ARMADA, AIRASIA, FBMKLCI-HK, KNM, SUMATEC, APFT, JAKS and FBMKLCI-HG. Trading volume decreased to 2242.37 mil shares worth RM3138.17 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 2286.28 mil shares worth RM2390.55 mil.

Leading Movers were GENTING (+68 sen to RM7.90), SKPETRO (+13 sen to RM2.00), DIGI (+29 sen to RM5.79), CIMB (+20 sen to RM5.11) and AMMB (+19 sen to RM4.95). Lagging Movers were MISC (-1 sen to RM8.68), KLCC (+1 sen to RM7.05), TM (+1 sen to RM6.81) and TENAGA (+2 sen to RM12.18). Market breadth was positive with 672 gainers as compared to 226 losers.

The KLCI ended the day on a positive note, closed higher at 1681.54 points. The performance of our benchmark index was in line with overnight gains in US market as investors looked ahead to the Federal Reserve's decision on a rate hike.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     17 September 2015    
Description           Volume                         Value         Frequency
ETF                      131,000                 97,653,600                     11
Stock          5,503,425,293     5,382,559,599,188            225,505
Warrant           40,578,650                272,276,050                  216
Total           5,544,134,943     5,382,929,528,838            225,732


Trading Summary

As of  17 September   2015  Unit: M.Baht   
Type                          Buy             Sell               Net
Institution           3,390.95       2,765.67         625.28
Proprietary         3,795.04       3,452.07          342.97
Foreign               9,091.61       7,841.56      1,250.06
Individual         17,601.98     19,820.29     -2,218.31
Total Trading Value     33,879.58 M.Baht


Vietnam index ends down 0.3 pct; BIDV leads

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  closed 0.29 percent lower on Thursday, led by BIDV  BID.HM  after a second exchange-traded fund revoked its intention to buy shares of the bank.
BIDV, Vietnam's biggest partly-private lender by assets, tumbled 6.77 percent, its second straight drop after Tuesday's record high close, as two major exchange-traded funds of Vietnamese shares revoked their plans to add the banking stock to their portfolios.    
Losses in most other big caps were offset by rebounds in energy-related shares, led by PetroVietNam Gas  GAS.HM  with a 5.42 percent climb, after Brent crude oil prices jumped on lower U.S. stocks and production.  
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

                 VN Index       562.48            
              PREV. CLOSE       564.13            
                 % CHANGE       -0.29%            
                     HIGH       565.85            
                      LOW       562.48            


SE Asia Stocks -Indonesia posts best gains in almost 3 weeks after BI holds rate

Most Southeast Asian share markets rose on Thursday, in line with world stocks ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's interest rate decision with the Indonesian index marking its best gain in nearly three weeks after Bank Indonesia maintained its policy rate.   
Bank Indonesia kept its benchmark policy interest rate  BIPG  unchanged at 7.5 percent, saying the level was consistent with efforts to manage inflation this year and in 2016.
The announcement, which came in the last trading hour on Thursday, sent the key Jakarta composite index  .JKSE  1.1 percent higher, its biggest single-day gain since Aug. 31.
Shares of Bank Rakyat Indonesia  BBRI.JK  jumped 4.4 percent and Bank Central Asia  BBCA.JK  advanced 3.2 percent, with foreign investors net buying both stocks.
In Bangkok, an expected decision by the Thai central bank on Wednesday to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 1.5 percent boosted banking shares  .SETB  for a second day, helping send the key SET index 0.6 percent higher.
Malaysia was an outperformer on the day, with the key Kuala Lumpur composite index  .KLSE  ending up 2.1 percent at the highest close since Aug. 7.
The Malaysian bourse said foreign investors were net buyers for a second trading day on Thursday, buying shares worth a net 482.5 million ringgit ($113.53 million). They were also net buyers on Tuesday, while Wednesday was a market holiday.
Stocks in Singapore and the Philippines extended their gains of the past days. The key Straits Times Index  .FTSTI  hit a more than one-week closing high and the Philippine index  .PSI   ended at a four-week closing peak.
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  closed down 0.29 percent, led lower by BIDV  BID.HM  shares after a second exchange-traded fund revoked its intention to buy BIDV shares.
 Market                     Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 Singapore               2895.81         2868.74          +0.94
 Kuala Lumpur       1681.54          1647.15          +2.09
 Bangkok                1389.70          1381.80          +0.57
 Jakarta                   4378.38          4332.51          +1.06
 Manila                   7123.99          7093.92          +0.42
 Ho Chi Minh           562.48            564.13           -0.29

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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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