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30 September 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 2.95 points or 0.11% higher to 2790.89, taking the year-to-date performance to -17.06%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 0.98%, SingTel, which gained 1.41%, UOB, which closed unchanged, OCBC Bank, which gained 0.57% and CapitaLand, with a 2.19% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.99%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.03%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index, which rose 2.49%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Silverlake Axis and STATS ChipPAC – ended 5.51% higher and remained unchanged respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which slipped 1.64%. Midas Holdings shares remained unchanged and NSL declined 2.40%.

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

Sti Etf (+0.35%)

Is Msci India 100 (+0.89%)

Spdr Gold Shares (-0.11%)

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

Ascendas Reit (+2.63%)

Capitacom Trust (+1.13%)

Capitamall Trust (+0.53%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI21400MBeCW151127 (+12.16%)

HSI20800MBeCW151029 (+17.69%)

HSI21800MBeCW151029 (+18.57%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

UOB MB eCW160201 (-2.84%)

DBS MB eCW160201 (-9.76%)

OCBC Bk MBeCW160111 (+1.68%)

 Singapore Stock Market
                            Wednesday                     Tuesday
*ST Index       2,790.89  +2.95             2,787.94  -3.98
Volume:               1,128.1M                      1,229.4M
Value:                $1,344.3M                    $1,282.7M
Gainers/Losers:     205/168                         126/271


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
30 September 2015

The FBM KLCI index gained 17.72 points or 1.11% on Wednesday. The Finance Index increased 0.70% to 13914.36 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.22% to 1156 points and the Plantation Index rose 2.44% to 7157.85 points. The market traded within a range of 20.32 points between an intra-day high of 1621.86 and a low of 1601.54 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include TMS, IFCAMSC, AIRASIA, FGV, CIMB, PBBANK-C5, INSTACO, KNM, FBMKLCI-C12 and AEMULUS. Trading volume decreased to 1690.58 mil shares worth RM2486.74 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 1692.66 mil shares worth RM1971.79 mil.

Leading Movers were IOICORP (+16 sen to RM4.07), SIME (+30 sen to RM7.79), MISC (+29 sen to RM8.80), GENTING (+20 sen to RM7.27) and GENM (+10 sen to RM4.15). Lagging Movers were ASTRO (-3 sen to RM2.82), CIMB (-7 sen to RM4.46) and TM (-1 sen to RM6.68). Market breadth was positive with 573 gainers as compared to 277 losers.

The KLCI rebounded from yesterday’s losses, closing higher at 1621.04 points following overnight mixed performance in Wall Street. Market breadth was positive, buoyed by bargain hunting activities.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     30 September 2015    
Description           Volume                         Value       Frequency
ETF                        12,800                   3,620,700                  15
Stock          7,642,259,851     5,906,045,516,545         278,080
Right                             00                               00                  00
Warrant             4,601,300               152,766,500                492
Total           7,646,873,951     5,906,201,903,745        278,587


TFEX adds 10 underlying stocks for Stock Futures, effective from Oct 5

BANGKOK, September 30, 2015 - Thailand Futures Exchange PCL (TFEX), under the Stock Exchange of Thailand group, will add 10 underlying securities for its Stock Futures, on top of the 60 currently available, to accommodate higher demand on this product, enabling investors to manage portfolios more efficiently
and increase trading opportunity. The new additions will be effective from October 5.

TFEX Managing Director Rinjai Chakornpipat said, "Stock Futures has gained more popularity among investors with average daily trading volume accounting for 55 percent of the total TFEX's. We expect that the new additions, bringing the total underlying securities to 70, will surely help boost investors' choices to
match the market's conditions, timing and fundamentals of each underlying stock."

The 10 additions are Bangkok Airways pcl (BA), Carabao Group pcl (CBG), CK Power pcl (CKP), Energy Earth pcl (EARTH), Hana Microelectronics pcl (HANA), Ichitan Group pcl (ICHI), Samart Corporation pcl (SMART), Srisawad Power 1979 pcl (SAWAD), TTCL pcl (TTCL), and VGI Global Media pcl (VGI).

All these new underlying stocks have been selected by using the criteria based on the constituents of the SET100 index having market capitalization of more than THB 10 billion (approx. USD 278 million) and high liquidity. In addition,the increase of 10 new underlying stocks will introduce two new sectors, which
are Finance and Securities (SAWAD) and Electronic Components (HANA).

In the first nine months of this year, the average daily trading volume of Stock Futures was at 81,308 contracts per day (as of September 28, 2015). Its outstanding portfolio reached 720,172 contracts, while the top five ctively-traded Stock Futures are TPIPL (16.99 percent), ITD (16.17 percent), JAS (10.38 percent), IRPC (10 percent), and TRUE (8 percent), respectively.

Trading Summary

As of  30 September   2015   
Type                      Buy           Sell            Net
Institution       2,621.60       3,108.73        -487.13
Proprietary     3,709.40        3,681.11           28.30
Foreign         10,281.23     11,490.83      -1,209.61
Individual     18,886.57     17,218.13       1,668.45
Total Trading Value     35,498.80 M.Baht


Vietnam index edges up 0.3 pct amid Pacific trade deal talks

 Vietnam's benchmark VN Index .VNI  ended up on Wednesday after hitting a three-week low in the previous day, with most blue chips either advancing or staying flat in a volatile session amid negotiations over a Pacific trade deal.    
BIDV  BID.HM , the country's top partly-private lender by assets, led gainers with a 0.85 percent rise, while dairy products maker Vinamilk  VNM.HM , Vietnam's top firm by capitalisation, stood unchanged.
Analysts expect a rise in market volume over the next few sessions as talks over the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement advance. They also forecast the index to follow an upward trend for the rest of the week.
A total of 83.82 million shares changed hand, compared with the five-day average of 89.83 million.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close
           VN Index     562.64              
        PREV. CLOSE     561.19              
           % CHANGE     +0.26%              
               HIGH     565.65              
                LOW     562.50        


SE Asia Stocks-Rebound; Indonesia recovers on stimulus

Southeast Asian stock markets recovered to close higher on Wednesday led by Indonesia and Malaysia, but concerns over China's economic growth ahead of key economic data weighed on sentiment.

Investors were cautious ahead of the release of China's Caixin Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) on Thursday and U.S. non-farm payrolls on Friday.
Indonesia's Jakarta Composite Index  .JKSE , which hit a two-year low on Tuesday, ended up 1.1 percent, a day after the announcement of a second stimulus package.   
Malaysia  .KLSE  gained 1.1 percent to its highest since Sept. 22, while Vietnam  .VNI  rose 0.3 percent, snapping a two-day losing streak.
Most Asian stock markets rallied after sliding to 3-year lows but concerns lingered over a weak outlook for commodities and China's economic growth.  
 Market                   Current      Prev Close    Pct Move
 Singapore              2790.89         2787.94          +0.11
 Kuala Lumpur       1621.04         1603.32          +1.11
 Bangkok                1349.00         1348.84          +0.01
 Jakarta                   4223.91         4178.41          +1.09
 Manila                   6893.98         6859.29          +0.51
 Ho Chi Minh           562.64           561.19          +0.26

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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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