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05 September 2017

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 20.29 points or 0.63% higher to 3251.26, taking the year-to-date performance to +12.86%. For longer term observations please go to

The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 1.67%, Singtel, which gained 0.55%, Global Logistic, which gained 0.31%, YZJ Shipbldg SGD, which gained 1.43% and OCBC Bank, with a 1.47% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.28%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.43%.

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

SPDR Gold Shares (-0.34%)

STI ETF (+0.31%)

DBXT MSCI Thailand TRN ETF (-0.04%)

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

CapitaLand Mall Trust (-0.47%)

Ascendas REIT (+0.75%)

Mapletree Log Tr (+0.81%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI26600MBePW171030 (-0.96%)

HSI27000MBePW170928 (unchanged)

HSI28200MBeCW170928 (-6.94%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW171101 (+19.29%)

OCBC Bk MB ePW180301 (-5.98%)

UOB MB ePW171106 (-10.77%)

Singapore Stock Market
                               Tuesday                      Monday
*ST Index     3,251.26  +20.29        3,230.97  -46.29
Volume:                1,682.8M                   1,911.7M
Value:                    $840.1M                 $1,182.6M
Gainers/Losers:      237/174                     129/320


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
5 September 2017

The FBM KLCI index lost 3.53 points or 0.20% on Tuesday. The Finance Index fell 1.04% to 16597.54 points, the Properties Index up 0.72% to 1249.96 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.02% to 7850.21 points. The market traded within a range of 19.64 points between an intra-day high of 1785.69 and a low of 1766.05 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include HUAAN, CSL, PALETTE, ANZO, XINGHE-WA, XINGHE, TITIJYA-PR, PALETTE-WA, MAXWELL and SKH. Trading volume increased to 2526.68 mil shares worth RM2177.50 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 1825.26 mil shares worth RM2210.17 mil.

Leading Movers were AXIATA (+12 sen to RM5.05), PETCHEM (+14 sen to RM7.30), PETDAG (+44 sen to RM24.70), WPRTS (+4 sen to RM3.79) and KLCC (+8 sen to RM7.88). Lagging Movers were CIMB (-32 sen to RM6.76), BAT (-72 sen to RM43.46), ASTRO (-4 sen to RM2.64), MAXIS (-5 sen to RM5.73) and GENM (-5 sen to RM5.82). Market breadth was negative with 364 gainers as compared to 596 losers.

The KLCI closed lower at 1769.63 points despite overnight gains in US markets. Market sentiment remained cautious on the geopolitical tension between US and North Korea.

Trade Summary
Date As of:     05 September 2017     
Description             Volume                              Value         Frequency
ETF                        733,100                  195,044,600                    28
Stock         10,126,480,987       5,758,233,223,619           317,547
Right                      765,193               2,347,677,500                     74
Warrant             52,971,900               3,378,287,500               2,219
Total          10,180,951,180       5,764,154,233,219            319,868


Trading Summary     
As of 5 September 2017    Unit: M.Baht
Type                          Buy                 Sell                   Net
Institution          4,697.44       6,419.76       - 1,722.32
Proprietary         5,128.44       4,701.32            427.12
Foreign            12,489.71     12,141.30             348.41
Individual        28,030.52     27,083.72             946.79
Total Trading Value     50,346.10 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Most recover from early fall; Singapore outperforms

Most Southeast Asian stock markets recovered from early fall to close higher on Tuesday as investors started looking beyond the North Korea issues.
Singapore shares  .STI  led the gains in the region with a rise of 0.6 percent.  
Financials accounted for most of the gains with DBS Group Holdings  DBSM.SI , Singapore's biggest financial stock by market value, rising 2.1 percent and Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp  OCBC.SI  climbing 1.4 percent.
Data released after market hours on Monday showed that the city-state's factory activity expanded at its fastest pace since November 2014, helped by a rise in new orders, new exports and factory output.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan  MIAPJ0000PUS  was up 0.3 percent as expectations that Beijing will maintain support for its economy ahead of a key congress supported Chinese stocks and metals prices. 
Philippine shares  .PSI  recovered from early falls to close slightly higher, extending gains into a fourth session.
"Market was down all day long, however, on the pre-close there was some last-minute buying that pushed up the stocks of select companies such as SM Investments, Jollibee and  Megaworld," said Lexter Azurin, a senior analyst with Manila-based AB Capital Securities.
Industrial and consumer discretionary stocks led the upward charge with Jollibee Foods Corp  JFC.PS  rising 2.5 percent and SM Investments  SM.PS  climbing 0.9 percent.
Data released earlier in the day showed that the country's annual inflation in August quickened for the second straight
Indonesian shares  .JKSE  snapped five consecutive sessions of falls to end the day up 0.28 percent with Bank Central Asia rising 0.7 percent.
Vietnam shares  .VNI  extended gains into a fourth session and closed at their highest level in four weeks. Vietcombank
VCB.HM  rose as much as 3.2 percent to its highest since August 9.     

  Market              Current            previous       Pct Move
  Singapore         3251.26          3230.97             0.63
  Bangkok           1620.42         1619.11              0.08
  Manila              8049.35          8035.2                0.18
  Jakarta              5829.979        5813.741            0.28
  Kuala Lumpur 1769.63           1773.16            -0.20
 Ho Chi Minh       792.31            788.73               0.45

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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.

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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