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19 September 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 24.69 points or 0.87% higher to 2852.14, taking the year-to-date performance to -1.06%.

The top active stocks today were Singtel, which gained 1.54%, DBS, which gained 0.20%, UOB, which declined 0.27%, OCBC Bank, which declined 0.58% and ThaiBev, with a 3.23% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.21%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.02%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which rose 4.20%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Midas Holdings and Geo Energy Resources- ended 6.82% higher and 0.74% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Technology Index, which slipped 0.13%. Silverlake Axis shares remained unchanged and CSE Global gained 1.21%.

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

STI ETF (unchanged)

IS MSCI India (+0.27%)

DBXT S&P500 ETF (+0.51%)

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

Ascendas REIT (+0.84%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (+1.44%)

Keppel REIT (-3.60%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI23800UBeCW161229 (+6.99%)

HSI23600VTeCW161028 (+0.83%)

HSI22800MBePW161028 (-16.09%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW170201 (+3.77%)

OCBC Bk MBeCW170118 (-5.71%)

UOB MB eCW170201 (-5.41%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                          Tuesday                     Monday
*ST Index      2,845.32  -6.82       2,852.14  +24.69
Volume:             1,251.8M                   1,484M
Value:                 $722.2M                 $748.4M
Gainers/Losers:    169/202                   212/143


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
19 September 2016

The FBM KLCI index lost 1.28 points or 0.08% on Monday. The Finance Index fell 0.14% to 14197.01 points, the Properties Index up 0.25% to 1198.29 points and the Plantation Index down 0.16% to 7833.68 points. The market traded within a range of 10.16 points between an intra-day high of 1661.87 and a low of 1651.71 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include DNEX-WD, HSI-C36, EVERGRN, HIAPTEK, SENDAI, AMEDIA, VIVOCOM-WB, RGB, GLOTEC and AIRASIA. Trading volume decreased to 1147.30 mil shares worth RM1440.34 mil as compared to Thursday’s 1328.13 mil shares worth RM2318.60 mil.

Leading Movers were GENM (+24 sen to RM4.61), MAXIS (+13 sen to RM6.15), KLCC (+15 sen to RM7.80), WPRTS (+4 sen to RM4.42) and GENTING (+5 sen to RM7.81). Lagging Movers were DIGI (-15 sen to RM4.81), HLFG (-34 sen to RM15.64), PETGAS (-40 sen to RM21.50), ASTRO (-4 sen to RM2.88) and PETCHEM (-9 sen to RM6.50). Market breadth was negative with 333 gainers as compared to 444 losers.

The KLCI started the week with a negative note, closed lower at 1651.71 points amid losses in Wall Street on last Friday. The downtrend in our benchmark index was dragged down by losses in heavyweight counters such as Digi and Astro.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     Monday, September 19, 2016     
Description        Volume                         Value           Frequency
ETF                  848,300                514,526,700                    17
Stock       6,005,342,415       5,613,738,100,428            207,325
Right            80,741,300                  87,198,400                   189
Warrant        70,027,433            27,323,985,233                   385
Total       6,156,959,448        5,641,663,810,761      207,916


Trading Summary

As of 19 September 2016 Unit: M.Baht

Type                      Buy             Sell             Net
nstitution         3,136.00       3,842.22         -706.22
Proprietary      5,534.76       7,644.16      -2,109.40
Foreign          12,148.53     15,590.44      -3,441.91
Individual       39,806.45     33,548.92       6,257.53
Total Trading Value     60,625.75 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Rise as chances dim for Fed rate hike in Sept

Most Southeast Asian stock markets climbed on Monday after chances of an interest rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve this week diminished, and as investors awaited data from the Bank of Japan (BOJ) meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard said the central bank should avoid removing support for the U.S. economy too quickly,
although several Fed officials have recently suggested that the economy is nearly ready for higher rates.  

Chances of an interest rate hike by the Fed in December have shot up in the past month. 
"Given low market expectations for the Fed to move in September (probability at 20 percent), we expect a continuation
of the status quo," Taye Shim, an analyst with Daewoo Securities in Jakarta, wrote in a note.
"We expect soft market movements ahead of the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) meeting and the BOJ monetary policy meeting," he added.
Japan's central bank is expected to present an assessment of its ultra-easy monetary policy when it meets on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The BOJ will consider making negative interest rates the centrepiece of future easing by shifting its prime policy target away from base money, Reuters reported last week citing sources.
Indonesian shares  .JKSE  outperformed other markets in the region and were up for a third straight session.
Gains were supported by telecom services stocks including Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk PT  TLKM.JK .
Indonesia's central bank likely will cut its benchmark interest rate for the fifth time this year on Thursday to try to spur economic growth, a Reuters poll showed. The decision is due Thursday, Sept. 22 after 0700 GMT.   
Singapore shares  .STI  remained robust, helped by gains in oil stocks as global crude prices rose after Venezuela said OPEC and non-OPEC producers were close to reaching an output stabilising deal and as clashes in Libya raised concerns that efforts to restart crude exports could be disrupted.
Rig builders Keppel Corp  KPLM.SI  and Sembcorp Industries  SCIL.SI  were among the gainers on the index.
Malaysia  .KLSE  closed lower for a fifth straight session.
Malaysia's annual inflation rate  .MYCPI=ECI  in August likely increased to 1.3 percent, a Reuters poll showed, slightly faster than the previous month's pace.  
Its CPI data is due Wednesday at 0400 GMT.
Vietnam shares  .VNI  ended 1 percent higher, after five consecutive sessions of falls, posting its biggest intraday gain in three weeks.
Advances in Vietnam were supported by financial stocks. Vietcom Bank  VCB.HM  rose 4.7 percent.
Philippine shares  .PSI  reversed morning session losses to close 0.3 percent higher.
Thai shares  .SETI  ended higher for a fifth consecutive session.
Thailand expects to unveil next week fresh measures to help beleaguered farmers, the finance minister said on Monday.  
  STOCK MARKETS                                             
  Market                 Current       Previous Close    Pct Move
  Singapore            2852.14               2827.45           0.87
  Bangkok              1492.73               1479.07           0.92
  Manila                 7575.84               7553.76           0.29
  Jakarta                 5321.841             5267.769         1.03
  Kuala Lumpur      1651.71                1652.99         -0.08
  Ho Chi Minh          657.89                 651.31          1.01

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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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