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Singapore Stock Market
                                 Wednesday                   Tuesday
*ST Index            3,176.57  +37.23        3,139.34  -2.06
Volume:                      1,303.1M                  1,431.7M
Value:                          $988.4M                  $905.9M
Gainers/Losers:            245/155                    168/219


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
19 September 2018

The FBM KLCI index gained 7.77 points or 0.43% on Wednesday. The Finance Index increased 0.77% to 17832.03 points, the Properties Index up 0.47% to 999.16 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.54% to 7554.08 points. The market traded within a range of 11.04 points between an intra-day high of 1805.65 and a low of 1794.61 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include SAPNRG, MYEG, VC, MRCB, QES, HIBISCS, BORNOIL, NOVAMSC, A50CHIN-H17 and HSI-H4I. Trading volume increased to 2007.36 mil shares worth RM1896.27 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 1788.21 mil shares worth RM1977.77 mil.

Leading Movers were PMETAL (+13 sen to RM4.86), IHH (+13 sen to RM5.19), HLBANK (+46 sen to RM20.66), RHBBANK (+9 sen to RM5.40) and TM (+5 sen to RM3.20). Lagging Movers were HARTA (-15 sen to RM6.59), GENM (-5 sen to RM4.82), SIME (-2 sen to RM2.56), MISC (-3 sen to RM5.94) and TENAGA (-4 sen to RM15.78). Market breadth was positive with 502 gainers as compared to 368 losers.

The KLCI closed slightly above the psychological level of 1800 points to 1800.71 points amid overnight rally in US market. The performance of our local bourse was lifted by buying interest in heavy counters such as Press Metal, IHH Healthcare and Hong Leong Bank.


Trading Summary

Date : Wednesday, 19-Sep-2018
Description     Volume (Shares/Unit)        Value (Rupiah)        Frequency
ETF                          6,841,200                   3,329,663,700                   20
Stock                 9,688,371,044            6,597,548,249,665          408,004
Right                        5,144,200                          5,144,200                   34
Warrant                  84,021,700                    8,900,803,100                902
Total                 9,784,378,144              6,609,783,860,665         408,960


Trading Summary     
As of 19 September 2018    Unit: M.Baht
Type                        Buy                Sell           Net
Institution       15,920.86        9,735.25      6,185.62
Proprietary     11,393.62       12,068.76       -675.14
Foreign           28,100.28       26,499.09     1,601.19
Individual       36,980.19       44,091.85    -7,111.67
Total Trading Value     92,394.95 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Most markets rise as investors move on from trade war fears

* Thailand extends gains to near 4-month closing high
* Singapore rises 1.2 pct to two-week closing high
* Philippine falls about 1 pct on foreign selling

    By Sumeet Gaikwad
Sept 19 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Wednesday, tracking gains in broader Asia, as investors shrugged off the latest round of tariff war between Washington and Beijing.
China will levy tariffs on about $60 billion worth of U.S. goods in retaliation for new U.S tariffs, as previously planned, but has reduced the volume of tariffs that it will collect on the products. 
The new tariff measures will take effect on Sept. 24, the date when the United States says it will begin to levy new
tariffs of 10 percent on $200 billion of Chinese products.
"Financial markets may be turning slightly blase towards the U.S.-China tit-for-tat trade war, with China's retaliation of  tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. imports .... providing some respite to the sell-off for selected Asian bourses," OCBC said in a note.
Thai shares  closed higher for a second straight session and posted their highest close since May 23, helped by
gains across the board.
Index heavyweights PTT Pcl  PTT.BK  and CP All Pcl  CPALL.BK  rose 1 percent and 3.7 percent, respectively.
Earlier in the day, the central bank left its key policy rate unchanged at 1.50 percent, as widely expected, and
maintained its forecasts for export and economic growth this year.  
Consumer stocks helped Indonesian shares  .JKSE  climb 1.1 percent with Astra International  ASII.JK  rising nearly 5.3 percent and Unilever Indonesia  UNVR.JK  adding 1.5 percent.
An index of the country's 45 most liquid stocks rose 1.2 percent.
Singapore stocks  .STI  gained 1.2 percent after two straight sessions of declines and posted a two-week closing
DBS Group Holdings  DBSM.SI , the city-state's top lender, rose 1.2 percent, while Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp  OCBC.SI added 0.7 percent.
Meanwhile, Philippine shares  .PSI  fell nearly 1 percent to a more than two-month closing low, dragged by financials.
Bank of the Philippine Islands  BPI.PS  and Ayala Corp  AC.PS  declined 3.2 percent and 2.1 percent, respectively.
The archipelago is facing high inflation and rising costs, with the situation worsening due to a weak peso  PHP= . This has sparked concerns of a widening current account deficit with the central bank signalling a fourth hike in its benchmark interest rates this year, a central bank official said on Tuesday.
Foreign investors net sold $11.8 million worth shares on Wednesday, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon Data.

 Market                Current    Previous close    Pct Move
 Singapore          3176.57          3139.34             1.19
 Bangkok            1749.8            1744.42             0.31
 Manila               7221.23          7286.34           -0.89
 Jakarta               5873.597        5811.79             1.06
 Kuala Lumpur     800.71          1792.94             0.43
 Ho Chi Minh       995.54            993.49             0.21

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 • Women Shariah scholars see gender gap closing
• Bank Indonesia may hold key rate as inflation hits 7 percent
• Bursa Malaysia to revamp business rules
• Private property prices hit new high in Singapore • Bangkok moves on mass transport
• Thai retailers are upbeat
• Rice exports likely to decline • Vietnamese PM projects 10-year socioeconomic plan


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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