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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs 26 September 2013 


26 September 2013

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 14.27 points lower or -0.44% to 3,194.31, taking the year-to-date performance to +0.86%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained +0.24% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -0.55%. The top active stocks were SingTel (-0.53%), Rowsley (-5.34%), OKH Global (+1.34%), LionGold Corp (+7.17%), and DBS (-0.84%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index (+3.67%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Technology Index are Liongold Corp (+7.17%) and STATS ChipPAC (unchanged). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which declined -1.91% with Midas Holdings’ and Geo Energy Resources’ share prices declining -2.06% and -1.30% respectively. The FTSE ST Industrials Index declined -0.50%, while the FTSE ST Health Care Index gained +0.61%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the United SSE 50 China ETF (-2.42%), db x-Trackers CSI 300 (-2.09%), and iShares MSCI India (+0.36%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Ascendas REIT (+0.86%), CapitaMall Trust (+0.76%), CapitaCommercial Trust (+0.68%).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI23400MBePW131030 (+1.59%), HSI22800MBeCW131030 (-3.76%) and HSI22600MBePW131030 (unchanged).

The most active stock warrants by value today were DBS MB eCW131105 (-15.00%), Keppel Corp MBeCW131203 (-8.33%) and Ezra MBeCW150102 (-7.56%).

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 Singapore Stock Market
                                  Thursday                 Wednesday
*ST Index     3,194.31  -14.27     3,208.58  -3.17
Volume:             5,300.4M               9,089.9M
Value:              $1,222.6M             $1,455.3M
Gainers/Losers:    171/284                 290/184


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
26 Sep 2013

The FBM KLCI index lost 9.90 points or 0.55% on Thursday. The Finance Index fell 0.84% to 16491.07 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.04% to 1344.42 points and the Plantation Index down 0.05% to 8349.75 points. The market traded within a range of 10.80 points between an intra-day high of 1784.96 and a low of 1774.16 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include MAS, SONA-WA, TMS, CSL, TMS-WA, SERSOL, TDEX-WA, DIGISTA-WA, SONA and CSL-WA. Trading volume decreased to 2146.45 mil shares worth RM1878.86 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 2211.33 mil shares worth RM2052.54 mil.

Leading Movers were KLK (+12 sen to RM22.80), PPB (+8 sen to RM14.48), UMW (+4 sen to RM12.60), PETGAS (+2 sen to RM22.00) and ASTRO (+4 sen to RM2.95). Lagging Movers were RHBCAP (-24 sen to RM7.60), PETDAG (-16 sen to RM28.80), HLFG (-14 sen to RM14.74), MISC (-14 sen to RM5.05) and GENM (-9 sen to RM4.16). Market breadth was negative with 327 gainers as compared to 404 losers.

The market continued its downward trend today to close 9.90 points lower at 1774.16 points, in line with the bearish trend in US markets. Investors remained cautious in regards of US’ debt ceiling and budget impasse.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     26 September 2013    
Description           Volume                                  Value     Frequency

ETF                   90,500               49,829,500            59
Stock      4,730,075,523     4,856,989,703,510    152,419
Warrant        28,055,500           1,604,842,000       1,210
Total        4,758,221,523    4,858,644,375,010    153,688


Trading Summary
As of  26 Sep 2013       Unit: M.Baht        

Type                          Buy                 Sell                      Net
Institution       3,565.75       1,956.05     1,609.70     
Proprietary     5,839.97        6,088.88      -248.91     
Foreign          7,893.46        9,164.18   -1,270.72     
Individual     20,633.51       20,723.58       -90.07     
Total Trading Value          37,932.69 M.Baht     


Vietnamese shares eased slightly on Thursday as investors booked profits in blue chip shares, analysts said.

The benchmark VN index dipped 0.23 percent to close at 485.11 points. It had hit a four-week high on Wednesday.  
PetroVietNam Gas, Vietnam's biggest listed firm, ended 1.49 percent down, with trading volume at a six-month high of 2.17 million shares. The stock had gained 2.3 percent in the past two trading days.
Dairy products maker Vinamilk fell 0.71 percent while Sacombank lost 1.69 percent.
    Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  
                     VN Index       485.11            
              PREV. CLOSE       486.22            
                 % CHANGE       -0.23%            
                     HIGH       487.88            
                      LOW       482.61     


Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Thursday as investors were cautious due to the budget battle in the United States, with the Indonesian benchmark index reversing earlier gains as short-term players locked quick gains in banking shares.
Late selling in stocks of large caps such as Bank Mandiri and Bank Negara Indonesia weighed on the broader market, with the benchmark index   closing a tad  lower at 4,405.89.

Thai stocks ended down 0.8 percent after rising 1.4 percent in the previous session.

Singapore, Malaysia  and the Philippines extended their losses so far on the week to the lowest close in more than one week.
Foreign investors sold Indonesian shares worth a net 573.9 billion rupiah ($49.97 million) and Malaysian shares a net 77
million ringgit ($23.89 million), Thomson Reuters and stock exchange data showed.  

 Market                             Current      Prev Close    Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*    409.79          412.11       -0.56
 Singapore                3194.31       3208.58        -0.44
 Kuala Lumpur          1774.16       1784.06        -0.55
 Bangkok                  1424.76       1436.90        -0.84
 Jakarta                    4405.89        4406.77       -0.02
 Manila                     6407.46        6420.42       -0.20
 Ho Chi Minh               485.11         486.22       -0.23


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