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02 September 2016


06 September 2016

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 39.92 points or 1.4% higher to 2891.66, taking the year-to-date performance to +0.31%.

The top active stocks today were Singtel, which gained 2.03%, DBS, which gained 1.18%, UOB, which gained 2.14%, OCBC Bank, which gained 1.26% and Noble, with a 12.00% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 1.06%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.61%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Real Estate Holding and Development Index, which rose 2.01%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Hongkong Land Holdings and Global Logistic Properties – ended 1.80% higher and 1.89% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which slipped 1.08%. Midas Holdings shares declined 2.22% and Geo Energy Resources remained unchanged.

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

IS MSCI India (+0.67%)

STI ETF (+1.38%)

DBXT MSCI Indonesia ETF (+1.66%)

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

Ascendas REIT (+0.81%)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (+2.52%)

CapitaLand Mall Trust (+1.39%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI23800UBeCW161229 (+7.06%)

HSI22800MBePW161028 (-6.74%)

HSI23800MBeCW160929 (+10.53%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW170201 (+8.26%)

UOB MB eCW170201 (+16.48%)

DBS MB ePW170201 (-7.61%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                               Tuesday                 Monday
*ST Index         2,896.55  +44.81     2,851.74  +47.82
Volume:                 1,437.7M                 1,155.8M
Value:                  $1,318.3M                  $932.7M
Gainers/Losers:        275/111                   278/133


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
06 September 2016

The FBM KLCI index gained 11.84 points or 0.71% on Tuesday. The Finance Index increased 0.53% to 14512.94 points, the Properties Index up 0.40% to 1198.87 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.86% to 7911.79 points. The market traded within a range of 16.82 points between an intra-day high of 1689.92 and a low of 1673.10 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include SANICHI, M3TECH-WA, IRIS, M3TECH, BORNOIL, AAX, REACH-WA, SANICHI-WD, MYCRON and YKGI-WB. Trading volume increased to 1733.30 mil shares worth RM1570.06 mil as compared to Monday’s 1555.51 mil shares worth RM1396.64 mil.

Leading Movers were BAT (+140 sen to RM51.12), GENTING (+18 sen to RM8.00), WPRTS (+9 sen to RM4.50), CIMB (+9 sen to RM4.83) and AMMB (+8 sen to RM4.40). Lagging Movers were MAYBANK (-2 sen to RM7.87), MAXIS (-1 sen to RM6.24), TENAGA (-0 sen to RM14.68), PETDAG (-2 sen to RM23.36) and HAPSENG (-1 sen to RM7.77). Market breadth was positive with 412 gainers as compared to 341 losers.

The KLCI closed higher with last minute spike before the closing bell at 1689.92 points amid overnight positive performance in Europe market. The performance of our local bourse was lifted by buying interest in heavy weight counters such as Getting, Westsports Holdings and CIMB.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     06 September 2016     

Description      Volume                         Value     Frequency
ETF               646,400                407,296,100               29
Stock     6,175,757,111      8,045,877,043,802       245,308
Warrant      13,163,800             2,307,553,900             202
Total      6,189,567,311      8,048,591,893,802       245,539


Trading Summary

As of   6 September 2016 Unit: M.Baht

Type                    Buy             Sell             Net
Institution        6,515.77       6,039.17         476.61
Proprietary      5,144.76       6,703.94     -1,559.17
Foreign         14,474.94      15,296.16       -821.22
Individual      24,566.33     22,662.54      1,903.79
Total Trading Value     50,701.80 M.Baht


SE Asia Stocks-Singapore closes 1.6 pct higher; Philippines down

Most Southeast Asian stocks rose on Tuesday, in line with Asian peers, with the Singapore index  .STI  rising about 2 percent earlier in the day to hit a more than 1-month high, while Malaysia  .KLSE  closed more than half a percent higher.  
Asian shares advanced on Tuesday, with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan  .MIAPJ0000PUS  extending gains to 0.8 percent. 
The Singapore index  .STI  hit its highest since July 28 before closing up 1.6 percent, with gains in energy stocks supporting the rally.
Sembcorp Marine  SCMN.SI  and Keppel Corp  KPLM.SI  rose after Brent crude oil prices gained earlier in the day, before falling on receding hopes of imminent action to tackle a supply glut.  
Malaysian shares  .KLSE  closed 0.7 percent higher, led by consumer cyclicals.
A Reuters poll showed Malaysia's imports in July contracted 1.5 percent from a year earlier, after an 8.3 percent rise the
previous month. Malaysia is set to announce its imports and exports data on Wednesday.  

Thailand  .SETI  was up 0.3 percent, led by industrials.
Pipe manufacturer and distributor Wiik & Hoeglund PCL  WIIK.BK  settled 12.8 percent higher.
Philippine stocks  .PSI  however fell, as equities faced pressure following criticism of U.S. President Barack Obama by
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte that prompted Washington to call off a bilateral meeting.  

"The cancellation of the meeting between leaders of the Philippines and the U.S. has exacerbated selling pressure in the market," said Manny Cruz, an analyst with Asiasec Equities Inc in Manila.
Financial stocks were among the biggest losers after the country's central bank governor Amando Tetangco said there was no strong need to change monetary policy. 
Conglomerate JG Summit Holdings  JGS.PS  was the biggest percentage loser, shedding 2.9 percent.
Indonesia  .JKSE  rose slightly on gains in healthcare stocks, while Vietnam  .VNI  closed marginally lower.
  STOCK MARKETS                                                 
  Market                      Current       Previous Close     Pct Move
  Singapore                 2896.55        2851.74                  1.57
  Bangkok                   1496.9         1492.52                  0.29
  Manila                      7719.18        7764.05                -0.58
  Jakarta                     5372.096       5356.954               0.28
  Kuala Lumpur         1689.92          1678.08                 0.71
  Ho Chi Minh            663.9              664.55                -0.10
  Change so far this yea                                

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Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution said on Wednesday that the government would release its 13th economic policy package in August, adding that the draft had been completed.

Darmin said the 13th package was largely an extension of the previous one, but would expand its focus beyond industry. The 12th package focused on small and medium enterprises.

"We are just waiting to schedule a meeting with the president," Darmin told reporters at his office. He refused to give the exact date the new policy package would come into effect.

 The ministry team must meet with President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo one more time to finalize the details, Darmin said.




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