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30 September 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 16.24 points or 0.56% lower to 2869.47, taking the year-to-date performance to -0.46%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 0.58%, Singtel, which declined 1.24%, UOB, which declined 0.69%, OCBC Bank, which declined 0.35% and CapitaLand, with a 0.62% fall.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.44%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.66%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which rose 1.04%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Midas Holdings and Halcyon Agri Corporation – ended 2.22% higher and 0.90% lower respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Telecommunications Index, which slipped 1.11%. Singtel shares declined 1.24% and StarHub declined 0.29%.

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

IS MSCI India (+1.66%)

DBXT MSCI Indonesia ETF (-2.26%)

DBXT MSCI World TRN ETF (-2.32%)

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

Ascendas REIT (+1.61%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (unchanged)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (-1.85%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI22800MBePW161028 (+38.30%)

HSI24200MBeCW161028 (-33.33%)

HSI25000UBeCW170126 (-19.85%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW170201 (-5.79%)

UOB MB eCW170201 (-5.66%)

KepCorp MB eCW161205 (-0.92%)

 Singapore Stock Market
                               Friday                    Thursday
*ST Index       2,869.47  -16.24        2,885.71  +27.7
Volume:                   1,439M                 1,520.7M
Value:                 $1,088.6M                  $867.9M
Gainers/Losers:       125/247                  239/144


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
30 September 2016

The FBM KLCI index lost 17.09 points or 1.02% on Friday. The Finance Index fell 1.34% to 14158.29 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.89% to 1204.2 points and the Plantation Index down 0.49% to 7920.1 points. The market traded within a range of 17.30 points between an intra-day high of 1669.85 and a low of 1652.55 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include HIAPTEK, LIONCOR, SUMATEC, REACH-WA, HSI-C36, NETX, HIAPTEK-WB, SKPETRO, AAX-CX and BORNOIL. Trading volume decreased to 1749.43 mil shares worth RM2185.54 mil as compared to Thursday’s 1839.24 mil shares worth RM1739.27 mil.

Leading Movers were PETDAG (+4 sen to RM23.50), HLBANK (+2 sen to RM13.12), HAPSENG (+0 sen to RM7.70), IHH (+0 sen to RM6.33) and SKPETRO (+0 sen to RM1.57). Lagging Movers were HAPSENG (-0 sen to RM7.70), RHBBANK (-20 sen to RM4.65), AXIATA (-20 sen to RM5.22), ASTRO (-10 sen to RM2.73) and BAT (-144 sen to RM49.14). Market breadth was negative with 230 gainers as compared to 586 losers.

The KLCI plunged to 1652.55 points amid overnight losses in US market. The performance of our local bourse was in line with our regional peers as investors raised concerns over Deutche Bank AG’ finances.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     Friday, September 30, 2016     
Description        Volume                       Value      Frequency
ETF                    55,600               26,112,700                  34
Stock       9,413,132,585    8,995,216,674,271          263,703
Right            30,437,230               34,830,430                  54
Warrant       654,301,017        49,831,716,189                 145
Total      10,097,926,432    9,045,109,333,590          263,936


Trading Summary

As of 13 September 2016 Unit: M.Baht

Type                      Buy             Sell             Net
Institution        4,924.71       4,132.45        792.26
Proprietary      4,618.77       4,929.23       -310.46
Foreign         12,749.08      13,306.61       -557.52
Individual      17,694.36     17,618.63          75.73
Total Trading Value     39,986.91 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Down; Indonesia falls on cigarette tax hike concerns

Southeast Asian stocks ended lower on Friday with Indonesia posting its biggest intraday percentage loss in over two weeks as the announcement of a tax hike on cigarettes weighed on tobacco companies.
Indonesia's finance minister on Friday said the government would raise the excise tax on cigarettes by an average of 10.5 percent next year, and also intensify its crackdown on the illegal circulation of cigarettes.  
The Jakarta Composite Index  .JKSE  ended down 1.24 percent, led by falls in major cigarette makers PT Hanjaya Mandala
Sampoerna Tbk  HMSP.JK  and PT Gudang Garam Tbk  GGRM.JK . The index fell 0.45 percent on the week.
A decline in oil prices and concerns over German lender Deutsche Bank spooked investors in regional markets, with financial and energy stocks losing ground. 
Singapore shares  .STI  finished lower, but gained 0.44 percent on the week. Blue-chips Singapore Telecommunications Ltd
 STEL.SI  and Singapore Airlines Ltd  SIAL.SI  were among the top losers on the index.
A weak peso pushed down Philippine stocks  .PSI , which closed over 1 percent lower led by losses in telecom and consumer non-cyclicals. The index also posted its biggest
quarterly percentage loss in a year.
The Philippine peso in September saw its steepest monthly drop in 16 years as concerns grew that President Duterte's policies may keep driving foreign investors out of the country.

"Investors are concerned about this headline-grabbing rhetoric from the president. They are looking for buzz words like growth and economic development," said Victor Felix, an analyst with AB Capital Securities in Manila.
"I project that this weakness in the peso will continue," he added.    
Malaysian stocks  .KLSE  closed 1 percent lower, dragged down by financials and consumer cyclicals, while Vietnam snapped a nine-day winning streak to end down 0.41 percent, but gained   1.7 percent on the week.
  STOCK MARKETS                                         
  Market                   Current       previous     Pct Move
  Singapore             2869.47        2885.71          -0.56
  Bangkok               1483.21       1491.43           -0.55
  Manila                  7629.73       7714.86           -1.10
  Jakarta                 5364.804      5431.957         -1.24
  Kuala Lumpur      1652.55       1669.64            -1.02
  Ho Chi Minh          685.73        688.55            -0.41

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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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