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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs 5 September 2013 


05 September 2013

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 24.03 points higher or +0.80% to 3,039.45, taking the year-to-date performance to -4.03%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained +0.09% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index gained +0.20%. The top active stocks were SingTel (+1.74%), Mirach Energy (+14.61%), Rex International (+22.54%), Thai Beverage (+7.53%) and Rowsley (-1.75%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Consumer Goods Index (+1.79%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Consumer Goods Index are Wilmar International (unchanged) and Thai Beverage (+7.53%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE Real Estate Investment Trusts Index, which declined -0.36% with Capitamall Trust‘s and Ascendas REIT‘s share prices declining -0.27% and -0.46% respectively. The FTSE ST Industrials Index gained +0.74% while the FTSE ST Health Care Index gained +0.04%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the iShares MSCI India (+3.30%), STI ETF (+0.33%) and DBXT MSCI India TRN ETF 10 (+2.25%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were CapitaMall (-0.27%), Ascendas REIT (-0.46%) and CapitaComm (-0.37%).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI22200MBeCW130927 (+27.47%), HSI21800MBePW131030 (-19.81%) and HSI22600MBePW131030 (-14.63%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were CapitalaMBeCW140401 (unchanged), Keppel Corp MBeCW131101 (+9.33%) and DBS MB eCW131105 (+6.80%).

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 Singapore Stock Market
                            Thursday                Wednesday
*ST Index      3,039.45  +24.03     3,015.42  -39.36
Volume:               3,589.1M                 3,317.4M
Value:                $1,159.2M                $1,318.2M
Gainers/Losers:      287/159                    150/288


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
5 Sep 2013

The FBM KLCI index gained 4.21 points or 0.25% on Thursday. The Finance Index increased 0.48% to 16122.78 points, the Properties Index up 0.08% to 1267.17 points and the Plantation Index down 0.18% to 8119.36 points. The market traded within a range of 5.13 points between an intra-day high of 1723.69 and a low of 1718.56 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include SONA-WA, SUPERMX-CM, IRCB-WA, L&G-LR, COMPUGT, IRCB, AMEDIA, DAYA, AT and MAS. Trading volume increased to 1592.90 mil shares worth RM1656.34 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 1469.80 mil shares worth RM1811.53 mil.

Leading Movers were PETDAG (+66 sen to RM27.38), PETGAS (+24 sen to RM20.54), HLBANK (+22 sen to RM14.00), PPB (+22 sen to RM13.34) and PBBANK (+10 sen to RM17.32). Lagging Movers were BAT (-26 sen to RM60.56), ASTRO (-5 sen to RM2.85), UEMS (-5 sen to RM2.40), FGV (-3 sen to RM4.16) and YTL (-2 sen to RM1.51). Market breadth was positive with 462 gainers as compared to 212 losers.

The KLCI climbed and closed at 1720.97 points on upbeat Federal Reserve’s ‘beige book’ survey that showed overall economic activity is expanding. The KLCI was lifted mainly by gains in petronas-linked counters and SKPetro as energy companies are expected to benefit from oil price spike following the imminent military action against Syria. Meanwhile, Supermax surged 11.4% following its bullish earnings outlook while Kinsteel soared 11.5% as it has secured a loan for its debt repayment.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     04 September 2013  
Description                 Volume                             Value            Frequency
ETF                      79,275              14,912,700                  13
Stock         5,259,531,273    4,707,663,398,804          169,960
Warrant           31,061,625          1,463,923,500             1,040
Total          5,290,672,173     4,709,142,235,004         171,013


Trading Summary
As of 05 Sep 2013   Unit: M.Baht

Type                         Buy                  Sell              Net
Institution       2,602.99      2,803.66     -200.67     
Proprietary      7,065.84      7,091.02      -25.18     
Foreign         10,067.56     10,565.70    -498.14     
Individual      13,713.38     12,989.39     723.98     
Total Trading Value     33,449.77 M.Baht     


05 September 2013

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index edged up 1.3 percent to close at 477.57 points on Thursday, rebounding gently after two falls earlier this week, with production, bank and property stocks leading the gain.

Shares of BaoViet Holdings, Vietnam's largest insurance firm, jumped 5.78 percent to end at 36,600 dong ($1.73) each.  
The rise showed investors' improved sentiment, analyst Doan Thi Anh Nguyet at Saigon-Hanoi Securities said, after the stock had mostly been down since Aug. 20.

Property firm Tan Tao Investment and Industry Corp rose 3.77 percent and Hanoi-based Vietcombank increased 2.1 percent, based on the exchange data.

Stocks of Vinamilk, Vietnam's top dairy product maker, also extended gains, rising 2.2 percent as investors restructured portfolio, shifting funds into the production sector from banks and property stocks, Nguyet said.
But many investors remained cautious ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting on Sept. 17-18. They were also waiting for updates from the U.S. possible military attack on Syria.

      Here is a snapshot of the VN Index    
                      VN Index       477.57            
               PREV. CLOSE       471.45            
                 % CHANGE        1.30%            
                     HIGH       477.77            
                      LOW       470.72   


Most Southeast Asian stocks posted modest gains on Thursday after late profit-taking, while the Indonesian benchmark index drifted into a negative territory amid rising risk aversion as the rupiah extended fall against the dollar.

Jakarta's Composite Index ended down 0.6 percent, after rising 1.2 percent in morning trade. Selling hit early gainers including Telekomunikasi Indonesia and Astra International.

"The Indonesian market spooked because of the rupiah," said an equity trader in Jakarta. Rupiah forwards slid with one-month non-deliverable forwards to the dollar weakening to 11,880, their lowest since March 2009. ID:nL4N0H119U  

Market players trimmed positions across major Southeast Asian bourses as cautions remained over tensions in Syria and  pending global central meetings.

Stocks in the Philippines edged down 0.2 percent after a 1.9 percent fall on Wednesday. Malaysia closed up 0.3 percent. Malaysia's central bank announced after market hours that it maintained overnight policy rate at 3 percent.
 Market                               Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*     378.01        377.97        +0.01
 Singapore                3039.45       3015.42        +0.80
 Kuala Lumpur          1720.97       1716.76        +0.25
 Bangkok                  1313.49       1303.21        +0.79
 Jakarta                    4050.86       4073.46         -0.55
 Manila                     5959.22       5968.33         -0.15
 Ho Chi Minh              477.57         471.45        +1.30


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