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23 September 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 22.73 points or 0.79% lower to 2845.74, taking the year-to-date performance to -15.43%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 1.80%, Singtel, which closed unchanged, OCBC Bank, which declined 1.87%, UOB, which declined 0.37% and Keppel Corp, with a 1.15% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.35%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.31%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which rose 1.01%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Raffles Medical Group and Tianjin Zhongxin Pharmaceutical Group Corporation- ended 1.53% higher and 3.54% lower respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Utilities Index, which slipped 1.33%. China Everbright Watershares declined 0.78% and SIIC Environment Holdings declined 1.13%.

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

IS MSCI India (+0.15%)

STI ETF (-0.34%)

DBXT MSCI Thailand TRN ETF (-1.28%)

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

Ascendas REIT (-0.44%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (-0.26%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (-1.85%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI22800MBeCW151029 (-21.74%)

HSI21800MBeCW151029 (-19.16%)

HSI20600MBePW151029 (+13.82%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

OCBC Bk MBeCW160111 (-8.23%)

KepCorp MBeCW160201 (-6.38%)

DBS MB eCW160201 (-13.33%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                          Wednesday                  Tuesday
*ST Index     2,845.74  -22.73         2,868.47  -13.8
Volume:              1,351.5M                   1,474.3M
Value:               $1,237.6M                    $1,046M
Gainers/Losers:  153/239                        192/212


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
23 September 2015

The FBM KLCI index lost 22.20 points or 1.36% on Wednesday. The Finance Index fell 1.25% to 14011.56 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.04% to 1158.04 points and the Plantation Index down 0.88% to 6932.7 points. The market traded within a range of 17.13 points between an intra-day high of 1626.96 and a low of 1609.83 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include UEMS, UEMS-C17, GOB, AIRASIA, FBMKLCI-HK, IFCAMSC, KNM, FBMKLCI-HG, APFT and GOB-WA. Trading volume decreased to 1776.32 mil shares worth RM2123.75 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 1989.27 mil shares worth RM1954.55 mil.

Leading Movers were PETDAG (+4 sen to RM21.76), BAT (+10 sen to RM61.50), KLCC (+1 sen to RM6.88) and PPB (+2 sen to RM15.20). Lagging Movers were SKPETRO (-7 sen to RM1.92), GENTING (-25 sen to RM7.26), WPRTS (-13 sen to RM4.17), AXIATA (-16 sen to RM5.90) and PBBANK (-44 sen to RM17.68). Market breadth was negative with 315 gainers as compared to 483 losers.

The FBM KLCI extended its losing streak and closed lower at 1613.17 points following a private survey showed China’s PMI unexpectedly fell to six-and-a-half year low. The performance of KLCI was bogged down by selling in heavy weight counters such as Public Bank, Westports Holdings and Genting.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     23 September 2015    
Description         Volume                           Value          Frequency
ETF                     54,000                    39,951,400                      16
Stock       7,011,087,428        4,909,186,517,226             184,568
Warrant        13,350,600                  262,934,100                    295
Total       7,024,492,028         4,909,489,402,726             184,879


Trading Summary

As of  23 September   2015  Unit: M.Baht   
Type                          Buy           Sell               Net
Institution          2,919.33      2,532.44          386.89
Proprietary        4,225.10       4,020.53          204.57
Foreign             6,847.62     11,765.79       -4,918.17
Individual       19,604.29     15,277.58        4,326.71
Total Trading Value     33,596.33 M.Baht


Vietnam index nearly flat in volatile trade

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  stood nearly unchanged on Wednesday, closing 0.08 percent lower after three consecutive gains, with losses of most shares trimming gains by several blue chips in volatile trade.
Dairy products maker Vinamilk  VNM.HM , the biggest listed firm by market value, dropped 0.98 percent and Vietcombank  VCB.HM  also fell 0.22 percent.
A total of 107.83 million shares changed hand, below the five-day average of 116.06 million.
Positive investor sentiment is waning due to the absence of supporting news, BIDV Securities said in a note to clients.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close .
            VN Index      572.72             
         PREV. CLOSE      573.20             
            % CHANGE      -0.08%             
                HIGH      573.85             
                 LOW      569.51             


SE Asia Stocks -Indonesia at 4-wk low, S'pore, Malaysia fall ahead of holiday

Indonesian shares hit a four-week low on Wednesday amid selloffs in large-caps and a fall in the rupiah while other share markets in Southeast Asia fell in line with global equities after a survey indicating weak factory data from China.  
Jakarta's composite index  .JKSE  ended down 2.3 percent at 4,244.43, its lowest close since Aug. 26. Redemptions from U.S. and London-based funds were blamed for the slump, according to fund managers.
Shares of Bank Rakyat Indonesia  BBRI.JK  were down 5.9 percent while Bank Mandiri  BMRI.JK  fell 6.4 percent on selling by foreign investors.
Indonesia's stock market is closed on Thursday for a public holiday.
Stocks in Singapore  .STI  and Malaysia  .KLSE  also fell ahead of a public holiday on Thursday.
The Philippine index  .PSI  posted a third straight loss to a near-two-week low, while Vietnam  .VNI  ended a tad lower and the Thai SET index  .SETI  erased some early losses.
Thai property shares outperformed as the government's plan for measures to help the sector boosted late buying. LPN Development  LPN.BK  jumped nearly 3 percent and Quality Houses  QH.BK  was up nearly 4 percent.  
 Market                   Current       Prev Close      Pct Move
 Singapore              2845.74        2868.47               -0.79
 Kuala Lumpur       1613.17        1635.37               -1.36
 Bangkok                1375.17        1379.32               -0.30
 Jakarta                   4244.43        4344.04               -2.29
 Manila                   6926.91        7051.32               -1.76
 Ho Chi Minh           572.72          573.20               -0.08

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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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