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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs  1 September  2014 


01 September 2014

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended -12.96 points lower or -0.39% to 3314.13, taking the year-to-date performance to +4.72%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained +0.01% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -0.08%. The top active stocks were OCBC Bank (-1.60%), STATS ChipPAC (-7.33%), Suntec REIT (+1.10%), SingTel (-0.51%) and OCBC Bank R (unchanged).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Real Estate Investment Trusts Index (+0.10%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Real Estate Investment Trusts Index are CapitaMall Trust (unchanged) and Ascendas REIT (-0.85%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Technology Index, which declined -1.94% with Silverlake Axis’s share price declining -0.42% and STATS ChipPAC’s share price declining  -7.33%. The FTSE ST Consumer Services Index declined -0.06%.  The FTSE ST Real Estate Index declined -0.04%. The FTSE ST Utilities Index declined -0.15%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the IS MSCI India (+0.66%), ISHARES USD Asia HY Bond ETF (-0.82%), SPDR Straits Times Index ETF (-0.60%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Suntec REIT (+1.10%), Capitamall Trust (unchanged), CapitaCommercial Trust (-0.29%).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI24800MBeCW140929 (-4.40%), HSI24600MBePW140929 (-7.29%), HSI25200MBeCW141030 (-5.41%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were KepCorp MBeCW141201 (-9.35%), UOB MB eCW141201 (-3.11%), DBS MB eCW150106 (-5.47%).

Singapore Stock Market
                                  Monday                        Friday
*ST Index            3,314.13  -12.96       3,327.09  -3.13
Volume:                   1,900.4M                     1,792.4M
Value:                       $795.7M                   $1,079.1M
Gainers/Losers:          164/258                        195/211


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
29 Aug 2014

The FBM KLCI index lost 9.57 points or 0.51% on Friday. The Finance Index fell 0.22% to 17466.32 points, the Properties Index dropped 1.03% to 1487.69 points and the Plantation Index down 0.80% to 8527.57 points. The market traded within a range of 10.17 points between an intra-day high of 1879.53 and a low of 1869.36 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include SUMATEC, SANICHI, PDZ, MPAY-WA, HUBLINE, IRIS, SUMATEC-WB, IFCAM SC-WA, MPAY and SANICHI-WB. Trading volume increased to 3227.52 mil shares worth RM2854.50 mil as compared to Thursday’s 3017.53 mil shares worth RM2206.94 mil.

Leading Movers were YTL (+6 sen to RM1.62), TM (+6 sen to RM6.36), UMW (+6 sen to RM12.36), RHBCAP (+4 sen to RM9.17) and KLCC (+2 sen to RM6.62). Lagging Movers were HLFG (-56 sen to RM17.04), GENM (-14 sen to RM4.51), PETDAG (-62 sen to RM20.10), FGV (-11 sen to RM3.82) and SKPETRO (-11 sen to RM4.22). Market breadth was negative with 251 gainers as compared to 660 losers.

The last trading day of the week ended 9.57 points lower at 1866.11 points, in line with most regional markets. The local bourse remained in negative territory throughout the day ahead of the Merdeka Celebrations. Regionally, Asian markets were in the red, as renewed tensions in Ukraine dampened investor's appetite for risk and moved to safe-haven assets.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     01  September  2014
Description            Volume                      Value            Frequency
ETF                      9,300                    7,183,900                   14
Stock      4,852,985,990      3,642,951,432,805          150,242
Right                   16,500                         16,500                   07
Warrant       62,099,483              3,282,840,100              1,189
Total       4,915,111,273       3,646,241,473,305          151,452


Trading Summary

Sept 1, 2014
Thai bourse announces 2014 economic literacy contest results BANGKOK, September 1, 2014 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), together with Romchatra Foundation and other public and private sector organizations, has announced the winners of "The Diamond Crown in Economics: Nern Tong Kong-Mee Ka and Sufficiency Economic Philosophy" contest for 2014, with Wuttisun Pratpayon students from Udomwittaya School and Sirapob Boonmeeprakob from PSU.Wittayanusorn School  receiving the HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Cup.

This annual contest, organized for the sixth consecutive year, aims to lay a  strong foundation of economics, personal finance, insurance, plus the unique
royal sufficiency economy philosophy among youth. It is one of SET's social and educational activities to enhance learning through the right courses and methods for the benefits of the young generation. This year's competition, held during August 30-31, attracted 4,008 candidates from 888 schools nationwide.
SET Chairman Sathit Limpongpan said, "Cultivating youth, to grow strongly and  with quality, is the key mission of all adults in all parts of the country
because they will become resourceful in driving Thailand's economy and society to grow sustainably. SET is committed to this mission, and has continued to enhance youth's education by jointly holding financial literacy's competitions.

These have enabled Thai youth to understand economics, an essential to the country's development. From primary school to university level, youth can join the intensive contest covering economics, personal management, insurance, and sufficient economic philosophy. Their presentations in front of the judging committee in the final round are always incredible. These experiences will become solid learning foundation for development towards economic and financial excellence for their daily life and career, as well as the long-term sustainable  development of the country."
The four gold medalists were: Phoom Punpeng from Satit Pattana School (junior  primary school level); Wuttisun Pratpayon from Udomwittaya School (senior primary school level); Chestapan Jaipiam from Suankularb Wittayalai School (junior high school level); and Sirapob Boonmeeprakob from PSU.Wittayanusorn School (high school level). In addition to a gold medal, each person was awarded  a certificate and scholarship.
The winners in the senior primary school level and high school level also  received the HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Cup. In addition, the top three winners in the high school level, together with their teachers, this year will be specially granted a study trip in overseas countries. All in all, the total
prizes worth about THB one million.
As a result of the contest's success in attracting 14,751 students from 4,094  schools nationwide over the last five competitions, SET will also extend the
contest to university students, that is, a contest held at Chulalongkorn University's Faculty of Economics on October 26, 2014.
This year's youth competition was also supported by Thai Life Assurance Association, Yuwasthirakun Foundation: Sufficient Educational Center: The Crown Property Bureau, National Office of Buddhism, Office of the Basic Education Commission, Satree Wittaya School II, The Capital Market Development Fund Foundation, and President Bakery pcl,.

As of   1 September  2014         Unit: M.Baht
Type                         Buy                        Sell               Net
Institution             4,705.32               3,872.20        833.12     
Proprietary           3,435.22              3,532.00         -96.78     
Foreign                7,500.72               5,995.64      1,505.08     
Individual           29,544.65             31,786.07     -2,241.42     
Total Trading Value     45,185.91 M.Bah


Vietnam index ends up 0.7 pct, volume at 5-mth high

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index   closed up 0.73 percent on Friday with volume hitting the highest since late March on strong buying, especially in banking stocks.
 Lenders outperformed the market, with Hanoi-based BIDV  surging 6.43 percent in a five-month high volume.
Vietcombank , the biggest listed bank by capitalisation, climbed 1.82 percent and top partly private bank by assets Vietinbank   rose 1.37 percent.
Other blue chips also climbed, including property firm Vingroup   with a 4.46 percent advance. Food producer Masan Group   increased 1.8 percent.
Analysts gave mixed indications for the market in coming weeks, as money inflow seemed solid while foreign investors turned net sellers in the two previous sessions.
 "Technical indicators are showing very positive outlook for the market, but macro-economic data is not supportive enough to keep up the hype," said analyst Vu Thi Thu Trang of APEC Securities.
 The VN Index is now Asia's second fastest riser since the beginning of the year at 26.16 percent, Reuters data showed.
 Foreign investors have bought a net $220 million of Vietnamese equities in 2014 so far as of Thursday, almost double the level in the same period last year.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  at the close

                        VN Index       636.65            
                PREV. CLOSE       632.03            
                   % CHANGE        0.73%            
                       HIGH       640.19            
                        LOW       631.11     


SE Asia Stocks - Indonesia up as inflows lift large caps; Thai index at 15-month high

Stocks in Indonesia rebounded on Monday amid foreign-led buying in selected large caps such as Telkom Indonesia  and Bank Central Asia ,
while the Thai index hit a 15-month closing high as some investors welcomed a new military-led government.
Jakarta's composite index   rose 0.8 percent after a fall on Friday to the lowest close since Aug. 12.
The stock exchange posted net foreign inflows worth 127 billion rupiah ($10.84 million) as the rupiah   eased but pared some losses after Indonesia posted a small trade surplus in July.  
Bangkok's SET index   ended up 0.2 percent, a second straight day of gains, at 1,565.35, the highest close since May 30, 2013.
The formation of a new cabinet on Sunday boosted hopes related to fiscal disbursement for the fiscal year starting in October, lifting shares seen among beneficiaries of government spending such as Bangkok Bank   and construction firm Ch Karnchang .
Singapore was an underperformer, with key Straits Times Index  alling 0.4 percent to the lowest close since Aug. 18, led by a 7.3 percent drop in StatsChipPac  .

 Market                         Current      Prev Close      Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*      445.48             444.92          +0.13
 Singapore                  3314.13           3327.09           -0.39
 Bangkok                    1565.35           1561.63          +0.24
 Jakarta                       5177.62           5136.86          +0.79
 Manila                       7083.49           7050.89           +0.46

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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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