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25 September 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 13.1 points or 0.46% lower to 2832.64, taking the year-to-date performance to -15.82%.

The top active stocks today were SingTel, which declined 1.62%, DBS, which declined 0.77%, OCBC Bank, which closed unchanged, UOB, which declined 0.84% and Global Logistic, with a 1.46% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.04%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.07%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which rose 1.94%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Midas Holdings and NSL – ended 1.92% higher and 1.43% lower respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Telecommunications Index, which slipped 1.43%. SingTel shares declined 1.62% and StarHub rose 0.56%.

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

Spdr Gold Shares (+1.34%)

Sti Etf (-0.35%)

Is Msci India 100 (+0.59%)

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

Ascendas Reit (+2.68%)

Capitamall Trust (+0.79%)

Capitacom Trust (unchanged)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI22800MBeCW151029 (-12.50%)

HSI21800MBeCW151029 (-8.15%)

HSI19000MBePW151127 (+0.92%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW160201 (-2.89%)

OCBC Bk MBeCW160111 (-3.45%)

KepCorp MBeCW160201 (-7.96%)
Singapore Stock Market
                                Friday                      Wednesday
*ST Index        2,832.64  -13.1            2,845.74  -22.73
Volume:                1,366.5M                       1,351.5M
Value:                 $1,194.9M                     $1,237.6M
Gainers/Losers:      189/207                          153/239


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
25 September 2015

The FBM KLCI index gained 1.84 points or 0.11% on Friday. The Finance Index fell 0.23% to 13979.72 points, the Properties Index up 0.25% to 1160.99 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.19% to 6945.61 points. The market traded within a range of 14.42 points between an intra-day high of 1617.44 and a low of 1603.02 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include IFCAMSC, AIRASIA, TMS, GOB, IDMENSN, DSONIC-CE, FBMKLCI-HK, MPAY, ARMADA and APFT. Trading volume decreased to 1661.68 mil shares worth RM1949.35 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 1776.32 mil shares worth RM2123.75 mil.

Leading Movers were PPB (+36 sen to RM15.56), TM (+13 sen to RM6.66), YTL (+2 sen to RM1.59), PETDAG (+20 sen to RM21.96) and WPRTS (+3 sen to RM4.20). Lagging Movers were ASTRO (-2 sen to RM2.88), RHBCAP (-4 sen to RM6.00), CIMB (-3 sen to RM4.69), IOICORP (-2 sen to RM3.88) and PBBANK (-8 sen to RM17.60). Market breadth was negative with 355 gainers as compared to 381 losers.

The KLCI ended the week on a positive note, closed higher at 1615.01 points despite overnight losses in U.S market. However market breadth was negative after ringgit headed for its biggest weekly declined.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     25 September 2015    
Description            Volume                         Value        Frequency
ETF                         88,500                  38,331,600                  29
Stock           6,102,726,183      5,102,926,571,230         241,200
Right                            100                              100                   01
Warrant              4,032,800                206,913,100                 167
Total            6,106,847,583      5,103,171,816,030          241,397


Trading Summary

As of  25 September   2015  Unit: M.Baht   
Type                        Buy               Sell              Net
Institution         2,948.65        2,442.30         506.36
Proprietary       5,850.37        4,182.21      1,668.16
Foreign            6,578.65         9,486.82     -2,908.18
Individual      16,155.57       15,421.91         733.66
Total Trading Value     31,533.24 M.Baht


Vietnam index flat, volume low in mixed trade

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  closed nearly unchanged on Friday, edging up 0.02 percent, with most blue-chip shares moving in mixed trade while volume hit the lowest level since Sept. 16.  
Dairy products maker Vinamilk  VNM.HM  advanced 1 percent while Vietcombank  VCB.HM , the country's biggest lender by market value, dipped 0.23 percent and PetroVietnam Gas  GAS.HM  
stayed flat.
A total of 79.1 million shares changed hand, far below the the five-day average of 104.92 million shares.  
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close
                  VN Index      570.38             
         PREV. CLOSE      570.25             
            % CHANGE      +0.02%             
                HIGH      572.09             
                 LOW      567.71             


SE Asia Stocks-Mixed; Indonesia trims losses

Southeast Asian stock markets ended mixed on Friday amid concerns about a possible U.S. interest rate hike this year,  with the Indonesian benchmark marking a one-month closing low and most share markets posting losses on the week.
Asian shares slumped on Friday, while the dollar firmed after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggested the central bank is still on track to raise interest rates later this year.
The Jakarta composite index  .JKSE  trimmed some early losses to close 0.8 percent down, taking losses for the week to 3.9 percent, the region's worst performer.
Indonesia's central bank will announce new policies aimed at increasing onshore supply of dollars, as part of the second instalment of a stimulus package to support the shaky rupiah
The region had weak performance in a holiday-shortened trading week, with Malaysian shares falling 3.3 percent, Singapore  .STI  down 1.6 percent, Thai shares  .SETI  about 1 percent lower and Philippine stocks  .PSI , which was closed on Friday, down 3 percent.
Vietnam shares  .VNI  posted a weekly gain of 0.7 percent.

 Market                   Current       Prev Close    Pct Move
 Singapore              2832.64           2845.74          -0.46
 Kuala Lumpur       1615.01           1613.17         +0.11
 Bangkok                1376.83           1372.35         +0.33
 Jakarta                   4209.44            4244.43         -0.82
 Ho Chi Minh           570.38              570.25         +0.02

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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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