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25 September 2018


                               Tuesday                      Monday
*ST Index        3,236.08  +16.92         3,219.16  +1.48
Volume:                 1,151.3M                   1,052.9M
Value:                     $843.8M                       $801M
Gainers/Losers:       198/158                     165/212


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
25 September 2018

The FBM KLCI index lost 5.70 points or 0.32% on Tuesday. The Finance Index fell 0.17% to 17806.87 points, the Properties Index up 0.37% to 1007.22 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.07% to 7530.56 points. The market traded within a range of 6.30 points between an intra-day high of 1800.87 and a low of 1794.57 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include SAPNRG, HIBISCS, VS-WA, QES, REACH-WA, FRONTKN, MYEG, KNM, REACH and BORNOIL. Trading volume increased to 1858.10 mil shares worth RM1914.89 mil as compared to Monday’s 1643.51 mil shares worth RM1499.03 mil.

Leading Movers were SIME (+3 sen to RM2.62), PETDAG (+28 sen to RM26.64), IOICORP (+4 sen to RM4.54), GENTING (+5 sen to RM7.93) and KLCC (+4 sen to RM7.74). Lagging Movers were AXIATA (-21 sen to RM4.56), TM (-5 sen to RM3.21), DIALOG (-5 sen to RM3.45), PMETAL (-5 sen to RM4.78) and HLFG (-18 sen to RM19.60). Market breadth was positive with 393 gainers as compared to 384 losers.

The KLCI closed lower at 1794.47 points amid overnight mixed performance in US market. The performance of our local bourse bogged down due selling interest in heavy weight counters led by Axiata.


Description     Volume (Shares/Unit)          Value (Rupiah)      Frequency
ETF                                    981,500                 415,621,200                   27
Stock                        8,656,461,461       5,462,287,370,853          311,169
Warrant                         95,378,850            25,865,456,100              1,677
Total                         8,752,821,811       5,488,568,448,153          312,873


Trading Summary     
As of 25 September 2018    Unit: M.Baht

Type                        Buy               Sell               Net
Institution        3,172.44        4,954.93      -1,782.49
Proprietary      5,709.21        5,216.67           492.55
Foreign         15,510.92      14,520.26           990.66
Individual     17,929.08      17,629.81           299.28
Total Trading Value     42,321.65 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Most fall as trade woes hurt risk appetite

* Philippines top loser with 1.4 pct drop
* Singapore gains on 'window dressing'

    By Devika Syamnath
Sept 25 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets closed lower on Tuesday as an escalation in the Sino-U.S. trade dispute hurt risk appetite, while a weak peso piled on the Philippines' woes.
Broader Asia also struggled after China and the United States imposed new tariffs on each other's goods on Monday, with neither side looking to back down and adding to worries about risks to global growth.  
"The failure of China and the U.S. to come to terms on the negotiation table... is creating weakness in major economies in Asia, and has resulted in most Southeast Asian equities to retreat from what they gained last week," said Manny Cruz, a Manila-based analyst with Asiasec Equities Inc.
Earlier this month, Chinese officials welcomed an invitation from Washington for a new round of trade talks but then scrapped plans for diplomatic discussions on Friday.
Philippine shares  .PSI  fell 1.4 percent, making them the top losers in the region, weighed down by real estate and
financial stocks.
"Weakness of the peso and expectations of higher inflation for the month of September are two factors that dragged market sentiment," Cruz said.
The peso  PHP=  extended its retreat into a fourth session, hitting a near 13-year low, ahead of an expected rate hike at the central bank's meeting on Thursday.
Property owner SM Investments  SM.PS  and Bank of the Philippine Islands  BPI.PS  were the biggest burdens on the index, shedding 2.7 percent and 3.6 percent, respectively.
Indonesian shares  .JKSE  slipped, hurt by consumer staples and material stocks. Unilever Indonesia Tbk PT  UNVR.JK  was the top drag with a loss of 2.3 percent.
An index of the country's 45 most liquid stocks  declined 0.2 percent.
Malaysian shares  .KLSE  fell 0.3 percent with telco Axiata Group Bhd  AXIA.KL  shedding 4.4 percent, while Vietnam stocks   edged lower, hurt mostly by banks.
Singapore shares  closed 0.5 percent higher, extending gains into a fifth session, with Cruz attributing it to "window
dressing" before the third quarter's close - a practice where portfolio managers try to improve the appearance of a fund's  performance near the year- or quarter-end.
Financials accounted for most of the rise, with top lender Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp  OCBC.SI  closing 0.8 percent higher.    
 Market                  Current         Previous Close      Pct Move
 Singapore             3236.08              3219.16               0.53
 Bangkok               1747.99              1749.42             -0.08
 Manila                  7332.17             7433.61              -1.36
 Jakarta                  5874.299           5882.22              -0.13
 Kuala Lumpur      1794.47             1800.17              -0.32
 Ho Chi Minh        1010.74             1011.29              -0.05

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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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