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07 September 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 11.4 points or 0.4% lower to 2852.41, taking the year-to-date performance to -15.24%.

The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 0.34%, SingTel, which declined 0.54%, Global Logistic, which declined 0.98%, OCBC Bank, which declined 0.34% and UOB, which closed unchanged.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.72%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.55%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Consumer Services Index, which declined 0.22%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Jardine Cycle & Carriage and Singapore Airlines – ended 1.93% lower and 0.10% lower respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which slipped 3.35%. Midas Holdings shares remained unchanged and NSL declined 1.08%.

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

Is Msci India 100 (-1.36%)

Sti Etf (unchanged)

Spdr Gold Shares (-0.34%)

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

CapitaMall Trust (-0.53%)

Ascendas Reit (-0.46%)

Capitacom Trust (-0.38%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI20800MBePW150929 (+6.60%)

HSI22200MBeCW150929 (-25.86%)

CN8500MBePW160226 (unchanged)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW160201 (-2.61%)

OCBC Bk MBeCW160111 (-2.00%)

UOB MB eCW160111 (+2.29%)
Singapore Stock Market
                           Monday                      Friday
*ST Index     2,852.41  -11.4        2,863.81  -42.62
Volume:                    840M                  1,156.3M
Value:                  $833.8M                $1,118.2M
Gainers/Losers:    125/266                     145/274


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
07 September 2015

The FBM KLCI index lost 6.31 points or 0.40% on Monday. The Finance Index fell 0.20% to 13897.11 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.23% to 1105.38 points and the Plantation Index down 0.21% to 6799.18 points. The market traded within a range of 14.94 points between an intra-day high of 1582.85 and a low of 1567.91 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include FBMKLCI-C12, FBMKLCI-H5, IFCAMSC, FBMKLCI-HK, APFT, CHINA50-C7, TIGER, FBMKLCI-C7, MTRONIC and IDMENSN. Trading volume decreased to 1684.39 mil shares worth RM1530.84 mil as compared to Friday’s 1848.98 mil shares worth RM1580.53 mil.

Leading Movers were PETCHEM (+9 sen to RM6.10), GENTING (+10 sen to RM7.01), KLCC (+6 sen to RM7.11), PBBANK (+10 sen to RM17.78) and WPRTS (+1 sen to RM4.22). Lagging Movers were UMW (-23 sen to RM7.77), SKPETRO (-5 sen to RM1.70), SIME (-18 sen to RM7.37), RHBCAP (-11 sen to RM5.95) and BAT (-100 sen to RM60.02). Market breadth was negative with 330 gainers as compared to 401 losers.

The KLCI closed lower at 1582.85 points amid losses in US Market on last Friday following weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs data in August. Market sentiment remained bearish after ringgit continued to slide.


Trading Summary

As of  7 September   2015  Unit: M.Baht   
Type                      Buy             Sell           Net
Institution       2,312.86      1,975.67          337.18
Proprietary     2,879.20      2,589.76          289.44
Foreign           5,297.64      7,233.26     -1,935.62
Individual     16,178.64     14,869.65      1,309.00
Total Trading Value     26,668.34 M.Baht


Vietnam index dips 0.3 pct, more falls expected

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  .VNI  closed down 0.34 percent on Monday after a slight rebound late last week, and more falls could be ahead while many emerging markets were concerned over a Federal Reserve rate rise, traders said.
Decliners outnumbered gainers by nearly two to one, led by Vinamilk  VNM.HM , the country's top firm by market value, with a 1.52-percent loss while food producer Masan Group  MSN.HM  fell 3.7 percent.
Lender BIDV  BID.HM  outperformed the market, advancing 3.48 percent after Db x-trackers FTSE Vietnam  XFVT.DE , one of the two major exchange-traded funds on the Vietnamese market, added BID stocks to its adjusted portfolio last Friday.
Traders expect the index to fall to around 540-545 points.

Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

           VN Index       554.93              
        PREV. CLOSE       556.81              
           % CHANGE       -0.34%              
               HIGH       560.09              
                LOW       554.44              


SE Asia Stocks -Fall amid outflows; Indonesia leads decline

 Southeast Asian stock markets retreated on Monday amid a fall in regional currencies and fund outflows, with Indonesian benchmark suffering the worst drop in two weeks and stocks in Malaysia hitting a near two-week closing low.
The Jakarta composite index  .JKSE  was down 2.6 percent, the biggest single-day loss since Aug. 24 as the Indonesian rupiah  IDR=  fell to its weakest since July 1998.
Investors remained wary of the outlook of Southeast Asia's biggest economy, brokers said. Foreign investors sold shares worth a net 489 billion rupiah ($34.3 million) on the day, according to Thomson Reuters data.
"Apart from the IDR weakness, the market is still trying to deal with slower-than-expected growth," said Harry Su, head of strategy and research at broker Bahana Securities in Jakarta.
Indonesia's central bank late last month predicted the country's gross domestic product to grow by 4.89 percent in 2015, and by 5.54 percent next year. 
Malaysia's key index  .KLSE  was down 0.4 percent at 1,582.85, the lowest close since Aug. 26 as the ringgit  MYR=  plumbed 17-year lows.
The Malaysian bourse said foreign investors offloaded shares worth a net 281 million ringgit ($64.9 million).
Data showed outflows of Philippine stocks  .PSI  worth a net 217.9 million peso ($4.6 million), with Thai stocks  .SETI  a net 1.9 billion baht ($52.7 million).
In Vietnam, the key index  .VNI  eased 0.3 percent after rising 0.5 percent on Friday.   

 Market                    Current       Prev Close     Pct Move
 Singapore              2852.41            2863.81          -0.40
 Kuala Lumpur       1582.85            1589.16       -0.40
 Bangkok                1371.40            1370.75       +0.05
 Jakarta                   4301.36            4415.34       -2.58
 Manila                   6926.82            7051.78       -1.77
 Ho Chi Minh           554.93              556.81       -0.34

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This year in Thailand-what next?

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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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