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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs  9 September  2014 


09 September 2014

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended +7.77 points higher or +0.23% to 3342.96, taking the year-to-date performance to +5.63%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained +0.02% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -0.15%. The top active stocks were DBS (+0.66%), OCBC Bank (+0.41%), UOB (+0.22%), SingTel (-0.51%) and STATS ChipPAC (+5.09%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Industrials Index (+0.75%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Industrials Index are Jardine Matheson Holdings (+0.83%) and Jardine Strategic Holdings (+1.37%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Telecommunications Index, which declined -0.48% with SingTel’s share price declining -0.51% and StarHub’s share price declining -0.24%. The FTSE ST Consumer Services Index declined -0.20%.  The FTSE ST Real Estate Index gained +0.03%. The FTSE ST Utilities Index declined -0.29%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the IS MSCI India (-0.90%), SPDR Gold Shares (-0.94%), DBXT FTSE Vietnam ETF (-1.42%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Mapletree Commercial Trust (-0.34%), CapitaMall Trust (+0.50%), Ascendas REIT (+0.42%).

The most active index warrants by value today were STI 3300MBeCW141031 (unchanged), HSI25400MBeCW140929 (-5.88%), HSI25200MBeCW141030 (-2.92%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were UOB MB eCW141201 (+3.47%), DBS MB eCW150106 (+6.52%), KepCorp MBeCW141201 (-1.15%).
 Singapore Stock Market
                              Tuesday                  Monday
*ST Index       3,342.96  +7.77     3,335.19  -6.54
Volume:                1,052.3M              1,997.5M
Value:                    $661.1M               $683.6M
Gainers/Losers:       188/225                174/246


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
9 Sep 2014

The FBM KLCI index gained 3.03 points or 0.16% on Tuesday. The Finance Index fell 0.06% to 17557.28 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.06% to 1508.51 points and the Plantation Index down 0.15% to 8524.57 points. The market traded within a range of 8.23 points between an intra-day high of 1876.21 and a low of 1867.98 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include GLOTEC, AT, RGB, KTB, ASIABIO, IFCAMSC, EFFICEN, SUMATEC, PDZ and REACH-WA. Trading volume decreased to 2455.83 mil shares worth RM2016.52 mil as compared to Monday’s 2682.82 mil shares worth RM1929.42 mil.

Leading Movers were KLCC (+11 sen to RM6.75), GENM (+6 sen to RM4.32), TM (+7 sen to RM6.42), DIGI (+6 sen to RM5.85) and CIMB (+7 sen to RM7.32). Lagging Movers were PPB (-13 sen to RM14.80), HLBANK (-18 sen to RM14.64), FGV (-4 sen to RM3.81), KLK (-22 sen to RM21.98) and YTL (-1 sen to RM1.63). Market breadth was positive with 474 gainers as compared to 353 losers.

The KLCI reversed earlier losses by ending 3.03 points higher at 1874.12, despite the overnight decline in Wall Street. The performance of our benchmark index was underpinned by gains in telecommunication and Petronas-linked counters.


Trading Summary

As of   9 September  2014         Unit: M.Baht
Type                         Buy                   Sell                   Net
Institution            3,973.38          4,085.52           -112.14     
Proprietary         4,669.03           4,616.74              52.29     
Foreign               9,650.37          8,586.30          1,064.07     
Individual          37,961.63         38,965.85        -1,004.22     
Total Trading Value     56,254.41 M.Baht     


Vietnam index falls 2 pct on profit-taking, volume hits record high  

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  fell 2.02 percent to 626.92 on Tuesday, with widespread profit-booking boosting volume to a record high.
 Volumes surged to 280 million shares as investors offloaded about three thirds of the equities on the market, sending the index lower to its lowest level since Aug. 25, Reuters data showed.
"We have been expecting corrections, but not at this strong level," said a trader with Ho Chi Minh City Securities, adding that 620 would be the next supportive level for the index.
 PetroVietNam Gas, which accounts for a fifth of the total market value, led losses with a 2.44 percent fall.
Hanoi-based lender Vietcombank   declined 2.39 percent and technology firm FPT Corp    tumbled 5.13 percent to the lowest since Aug. 27.
 Here is a snapshot of the VN Index   at the close.
                           VN Index       626.92            
                   PREV. CLOSE       639.85            
                      % CHANGE       -2.02%            
                       HIGH        641.2            
                        LOW       622.76            


SE Asia Stocks-Profit-taking sends Philippines, Vietnam markets down

Most Southeast Asian stock markets lost ground on Tuesday, led by Philippine and Vietnamese shares, amid widespread profit booking after strong increases in the past sessions.
The Philippine SE Composite Index   retreated 0.84 percent from a 15-month high, led by property firm Ayala Land   with a 3.32 percent decline.
 Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  pared all of its gains over the past two weeks, dropping 2.02 percent as investors secured profits from most equities.
Southeast Asia's best performer has been bullish after strong inflows boosted Vietnamese shares, which have surpassed a high of nearly five years.
Tuesday's falls lowered the relative strength indexes of both Philippine and Vietnamese markets to below 70, removing them from an overbought territory, Reuters data showed.
Foreign investors turned net sellers of 123 billion rupiah ($10.45 million) worth of Indonesian shares , which declined 0.94 percent after hitting a record closing high for
the second time in a month on Monday.
 Investors on the Jakarta bourse have expected higher fuel prices following a potential cut in subsidies by the government, which aims at limiting the country's current account deficit.
Singapore's FTSE Straits Times Index   outperformed the regional market on gains in the baking sector.
The city-state has been lagging the regional markets despite being Southeast Asia's cheapest equities.
 FTSTI has gained 5.54 percent since the beginning of the year, far below top risers Vietnam at 24.23 percent and the Philippines at 23.16 percent.
 Singaporean stocks' price-to-earnings ratio humbles at 14.02, compared with the most expensive Philippines at 21.55.
Thailand   and Malaysia   moved in tight range amid moderate volumes.
 Market                          Current        Prev Close     Pct Move
 TR SE Asia Index*        445.77             448.93           -0.70
 Singapore                    3342.96           3335.19           +0.23
 Kuala Lumpur             1874.12           1871.09           +0.16
 Bangkok                     1583.18           1584.77            -0.10
 Jakarta                        5197.12         5246.483            -0.94
 Manila                         7253.67           7314.94            -0.84
 Ho Chi Minh                 626.92             639.85             -2.02

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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.

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