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22 September 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 4.68 points or 0.16% lower to 2846.06, taking the year-to-date performance to -1.27%.

The top active stocks today were Singtel, which closed unchanged, DBS, which gained 0.26%, Ascendas REIT, which gained 1.24%, UOB, which gained 0.05% and ComfortDelGro, with a 0.71% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.57%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.17%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Real Estate Investment Trusts Index, which rose 0.93%. The two biggest stocks of the Index – CapitaLand Mall Trust and Ascendas REIT – ended 0.95% higher and 1.24% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which slipped 2.63%. Midas Holdings shares declined 4.26% and Halcyon Agri Corporation remained unchanged.

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

DBXT MSCI Singapore IM ETF (unchanged)

IS MSCI India (+1.50%)

SPDR Gold Shares (+0.85%)

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

Ascendas REIT (+1.24%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (+0.95%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (+1.27%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI25000UBeCW170126 (unchanged)

HSI24200MBeCW161028 (+11.84%)

HSI22200UBePW161229 (-10.08%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

UOB VT eCW170213 (-1.72%)

DBS MB eCW170201 (unchanged)

DBS VT eCW170213 (-3.79%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                            Thursday              Wednesday
*ST Index        2,846.06  -4.68          2,850.74  -3.95
Volume:               1,071.3M                 1,525.7M
Value:                   $754.2M                    $944M
Gainers/Losers:      199/148                   221/150


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
22 September 2016

The FBM KLCI index gained 10.93 points or 0.66% on Thursday. The Finance Index increased 0.59% to 14305.73 points, the Properties Index up 1.01% to 1210.7 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.86% to 7943.14 points. The market traded within a range of 9.13 points between an intra-day high of 1670.34 and a low of 1661.21 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include SCBUILD, SANICHI, UEMS-C28, FGV-C15, BORNOIL, UEMS, DNEX-WD, MBSB, FGV and FGV-C16. Trading volume increased to 2114.68 mil shares worth RM2233.71 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 1705.63 mil shares worth RM1881.95 mil.

Leading Movers were DIGI (+18 sen to RM5.04), BAT (+120 sen to RM50.00), AXIATA (+11 sen to RM5.41), SIME (+14 sen to RM7.89) and TM (+10 sen to RM6.80). Lagging Movers were GENM (-13 sen to RM4.57), IHH (-12 sen to RM6.37) and KLCC (-5 sen to RM7.75). Market breadth was positive with 529 gainers as compared to 313 losers.

The KLCI ended the day with a positive note, closed higher at 1669.66 points amid overnight gains in Wall Street after the US Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     22 September 2016     
Description           Volume                         Value       Frequency
ETF                    788,300                456,885,000                  30
Stock         7,081,982,015       7,087,334,439,715         259,079
Right                3,200,000                    3,200,000                 08
Warrant          10,916,000              3,947,093,900                 69
Total          7,096,886,315       7,091,741,618,615         259,186


Trading Summary

As of 22 September 2016 Unit: M.Baht

Type                      Buy             Sell             Net
Institution        4,401.69        3,288.86       1,112.83
Proprietary      6,767.81        5,261.07       1,506.74
Foreign          14,565.86      12,558.51      2,007.34
Individual      20,724.36       25,351.27     -4,626.91
Total Trading Value     46,459.72 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Higher as U.S. Fed keeps interest rates steady

Most Southeast Asian stock markets closed higher on Thursday, tracking broader Asian peers, after the U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged although it strongly signalled it could tighten monetary policy by year-end.
The Fed also projected a less aggressive rise in interest rates next year and in 2018, and cut its longer-run interest rate forecast to 2.9 percent from 3.0 percent. 
"It (Fed's decision) is good for emerging markets in the short-term. December is going to be challenging," said Mikey Macainag, an analyst with the Manila-based Sunsecurities Inc.  
Taye Shim, an analyst with the Jakarta-based Daewoo Securities, said in a note that the Fed decision to hold rates, coupled with monetary easing by the Bank of Japan, should lift short-term uncertainties and lead to a relief rally.
On Wednesday, the BOJ abandoned its base money target and set a "yield curve control" under which it will buy long-term government bonds to keep 10-year bond yields around their current zero percent.  
Thai shares  .SETI  hit a three-week closing high, driven by consumer non-cyclicals, industrial and financial stocks.
Bank of Ayudhya  BAY.BK  was up 2.74 percent, while oil conglomerate PTT Pcl  PTT.BK  rose 1.2 percent.
Philippine shares  .PSI  climbed for a fourth straight session, led by financials and industrials.  
Metro Pacific Investments Corp  MPI.PS  was up 3.5 percent.  
The Philippine central bank left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 3.0 percent on Thursday, expecting inflation to remain subdued.        
Indonesian shares  .JKSE  rose 0.7 percent, with Bank Mandiri  BMRI.JK  up 2.4 percent.
Indonesia's central bank on Thursday cut its benchmark interest rate for the fifth time this year, in line with expectations.   
Malaysian shares  .KLSE  ended 0.7 percent higher, while  Vietnam gained about 0.4 percent.
Singapore  .STI  however ended marginally lower after gaining nearly 1 percent earlier in the session, ahead of August inflation data due on Friday.  
Asian shares rose, with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan  .MIAPJ0000PUS  up 1.2 percent.  

  STOCK MARKETS                                         
  Market               Current       Previous         Pct Move
  Singapore           2846.06         2850.74            -0.16
  Bangkok             1505.99         1487.17             1.27
  Manila                7762.35          7675.42            1.13
  Jakarta                5380.262        5342.592          0.71
  Kuala Lumpur     1669.66          1658.73            0.66
  Ho Chi Minh        671.38            668.48            0.43

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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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