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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs  2 September  2014 


02 September 2014

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended +14.17 points higher or +0.43% to 3328.30, taking the year-to-date performance to +5.16%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained +0.06% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -0.07%. The top active stocks were OCBC Bank (-0.92%), SingTel (+1.81%), STATS ChipPAC (-10.79%), DBS (-0.11%) and CapitaLand (+1.22%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Telecommunications Index (+1.61%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Telecommunications Index are SingTel (+1.81%) and StarHub (+0.48%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Technology Index, which declined -0.50% with Silverlake Axis’s share price gaining +3.33% and STATS ChipPAC’s share price declining -10.79%. The FTSE ST Consumer Services Index gained +0.79%.  The FTSE ST Real Estate Index gained +0.18%. The FTSE ST Utilities Index gained +0.04%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the IS MSCI India (+0.39%), SPDR Gold Shares (-1.07%), DBXT MSCI Indonesia ETF (+0.67%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Suntec REIT (-0.27%), CapitaMall Trust (-0.50%), Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust (+1.58%)

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI24800MBeCW140929 (unchanged), HSI24600MBePW140929 (-1.12%), HSI25200MBeCW141030 (unchanged).

The most active stock warrants by value today were DBS MB eCW150106 (+4.13%), UOB MB eCW141201 (+5.13%), KepCorp MBeCW141201 (unchanged).
 Singapore Stock Market
                             Tuesday                    Monday
*ST Index      3,328.3  +14.17       3,314.13  -12.96
Volume:                1,618.4M               1,900.4M
Value:                    $892.1M                $795.7M
Gainers/Losers:       222/220     1             64/258


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
2 Sep 2014

The FBM KLCI index gained 1.58 points or 0.08% on Tuesday. The Finance Index increased 0.01% to 17468.51 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.09% to 1486.34 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.08% to 8534.78 points. The market traded within a range of 8.15 points between an intra-day high of 1868.82 and a low of 1860.67 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include SANICHI-OR, SUMATEC, EFFICEN, PESONA, PDZ, RGB, CENSOF, WINTONI, IFCAMSC-WA and IFCAMSC. Trading volume decreased to 2802.86 mil shares worth RM2156.42 mil as compared to Friday’s 3227.52 mil shares worth RM2854.50 mil.

Leading Movers were ASTRO (+26 sen to RM3.54), HLFG (+42 sen to RM17.46), GENTING (+12 sen to RM9.70), YTL (+2 sen to RM1.64) and IOICORP (+4 sen to RM4.82). Lagging Movers were GENM (-13 sen to RM4.38), PPB (-26 sen to RM14.52), MAXIS (-5 sen to RM6.50), PETGAS (-14 sen to RM22.66) and AMMB (-4 sen to RM6.64). Market breadth was negative with 339 gainers as compared to 526 losers.

The KLCI started the first trading day of the month by ending marginally higher by 1.58 points at 1867.69. The flat performance was in line with most of regional markets, caused by absent of fresh lead as US market was closed for Labour Day.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     02 September 2014    Time    16:00:00
Description               Volume                         Value       Frequency
ETF                         12,500                11,258,000                 125
Stock           7,118,106,070    4,655,626,125,281          201,623
Warrant             93,658,000          4,794,172,400              1,438
Total             7,211,776,570    4,660,431,555,681         203,186


Trading Summary

As of   2 September  2014         Unit: M.Baht
Type                         Buy                   Sell                   Net
Institution              3,387.80          4,374.44         -986.65     
Proprietary           3,281.54          3,158.02           123.52     
Foreign                7,239.53          6,393.59            845.93     
Individual           27,468.54        27,451.34              17.20     
Total Trading Value     41,377.40 M.Baht     


SE Asia Stocks -Higher amid large cap buying, inflows

 Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Tuesday amid inflows into selected large caps, with the Philippine index extending its gains for a second day, the
Indonesian benchmark climbing to a near two-week high and the Thai key index hitting a 15-month high.
Foreign investors were net buyers of large cap stocks such as Philippines-listed SM Investments Corp , Philippine Long Distance Telephone   and Indonesia's telecommunications firm XL Axiata , stock exchange data showed.
The Philippine main index   finished up 0.3 percent, adding to Monday's 0.5 percent gain and further rebounding from a near two-week low hit on Friday. Jakarta's composite index rose to 5,201.59, its highest close since Aug. 21.
The Thai SET index   rose for a third consecutive session, gaining 0.2 percent to 1,568.60, the highest since May 30, 2013.
Brokers in Bangkok attributed the rise to hopes of a possible loosening of policy by the European Central Bank later this week, optimism about the new government and some economic policies expected to be announced soon.
The Thai stock market posted net foreign inflows worth 846 million baht ($26.36 million) while the Malaysian bourse recorded 110 million ringgit worth of net foreign buying ($34.61 million).
 Market                        Current     Prev Close       Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*      444.60           445.41           -0.18
 Singapore                  3328.30         3314.13           +0.43
 Kuala Lumpur           1867.69         1866.11            +0.08
 Bangkok                   1568.60         1565.35            +0.21
 Jakarta                      5201.59         5177.62            +0.46
 Manila                       7106.56         7083.49            +0.33

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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.

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