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09 September 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 42.86 points or 1.49% higher to 2928.18, taking the year-to-date performance to -12.99%.

The top active stocks today were SingTel, which gained 3.29%, DBS, which gained 1.47%, UOB, which gained 2.59%, OCBC Bank, which gained 1.67% and Global Logistic, with a 1.96% advance.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 1.30%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 1.49%.

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which rose 3.13%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Raffles Medical Group and Tianjin Zhongxin Pharmaceutical Group Corporation – ended 6.36% higher and 0.48% higher respectively.

The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Technology Index, which slipped 0.49%. Silverlake Axis shares declined 0.92% and STATS ChipPAC remained unchanged.

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

Sti Etf (+1.02%)

Dbxt Ft China 25 Etf 10 (+3.89%)

Ishares Usd Asia Hy Bond Etf (-0.10%)

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

Ascendas Reit (+3.24%)

Capitamall Trust (+1.60%)

Capitacom Trust (+2.27%)

The most active index warrants by value today were:

HSI22200MBeCW150929 (+56.94%)

HSI20600MBePW151029 (-26.32%)

HSI20800MBePW150929 (-36.84%)

The most active stock warrants by value today were:

DBS MB eCW160201 (+5.49%)

OCBC Bk MBeCW160111 (+7.45%)

UOB MB eCW160111 (+16.55%)
 Singapore Stock Market
                         Wednesday                  Tuesday
*ST Index     2,928.18  +42.86     2,885.32  +32.91
Volume:               1,329.6M               1,186.5M
Value:                $1,244.5M             $1,059.4M
Gainers/Losers:     308/114                  245/151


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
09 September 2015

The FBM KLCI index gained 17.32 points or 1.09% on Wednesday. The Finance Index increased 1.08% to 14177.71 points, the Properties Index up 1.11% to 1121.67 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.76% to 6833.88 points. The market traded within a range of 9.12 points between an intra-day high of 1605.79 and a low of 1596.67 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include TMS, FBMKLCI-C12, AIRASIA, IFCAMSC, PRIVA, FRONTKN, AAX, KNM, FBMKLCI-H5 and MRCB-WA. Trading volume increased to 2558.22 mil shares worth RM2421.20 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 2007.33 mil shares worth RM1706.26 mil.

Leading Movers were SKPETRO (+8 sen to RM1.82), AMMB (+19 sen to RM4.50), ASTRO (+10 sen to RM3.00), GENM (+13 sen to RM4.10) and RHBCAP (+17 sen to RM6.11). Lagging Movers were PETCHEM (-6 sen to RM6.04), BAT (-26 sen to RM61.00), WPRTS (-0 sen to RM4.21), PETGAS (-0 sen to RM21.36) and PETDAG (-0 sen to RM21.42). Market breadth was positive with 666 gainers as compared to 228 losers.

The KLCI extended yesterday’s gains and closed higher at 1604.44 points following the overnight bullish performance in US markets. The performance of our local bourse was in tandem with our regional peers amid gained in most emerging Asian currencies.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     09 September 2015    
Description          Volume                        Value        Frequency
ETF                         4,300                  3,246,500                     02
Stock         4,927,684,348    4,993,592,371,630            252,735
Warrant        482,880,800               724,117,500                   324
Total          5,410,569,448    4,994,319,735,630             253,061


Trading Summary

As of  7 September   2015  Unit: M.Baht   
Type                      Buy                 Sell           Net
Institution         7,429.56        3,229.33      4,200.22
Proprietary       4,612.26        3,489.07      1,123.20
Foreign             9,073.93      10,512.25     -1,438.32
Individual       24,887.01      28,772.12     -3,885.11
Total Trading Value     46,002.76 M.Baht


Vietnam index at 3-week high before fund review

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index VNI  extended its gain for the second session on Wednesday, ending up 0.99 percent at a three-week high of 572.34 points, with most big caps rising before the portfolio review by Market Vectors Vietnam  VNM.P  fund.
Market Vectors Vietnam, one of the two major exchange-traded funds (ETF) on the Vietnamese market, will announce the results of its review on Friday, it said on its website. (
Stocks on Vietnam's main exchange rose after the other ETF had added Hanoi-based BIDV  BID.HM  to its portfolio on Sept. 4.
The stock ended up 1.57 percent on Wednesday.
Vietcombank  VCB.HM , the country's biggest firm by market value, increased 3.15 percent at 45,800 dong ($2.04), a four-week high, top dairy products maker Vinamilk  VNM.HM  edged up 0.52 percent and PetroVietnam Gas  GAS.HM  rallied 1.29 percent.
Volume hit 89.6 million shares, slightly above the five-day average of 86.43 million shares.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  .VNI  at the close

                   VN Index      572.34             
           PREV. CLOSE      566.72             
             % CHANGE      +0.99%             
                 HIGH      574.73             
                  LOW      569.69             


SE Asia Stocks - Rise with globals; stimulus lifts Thai stocks, Indonesia

Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Wednesday amid rallying global markets, with Thai benchmark hitting a more than three-week high on optimism about government measures, while stocks in Indonesia eked out more gains ahead of stimulus package.
Thai SET index  .SETI  was up 1.2 percent at 1,396.29, the highest close since Aug. 17.
Krung Thai Bank  KTB.BK  and Kasikornbank  KBANK.BK  were among most actively traded on the back of a new round of economic measures to help small businesses, including soft loans and tax cuts.   
Jakarta composite index  .JKSE  was up 0.7 percent at 4,347.28, adding on the 0.4 percent rise of the day before.
Indonesia unveiled after market close measures aimed at luring more investment and supporting a currency that has weakened to 17-year lows.
Singapore's key index  .FTSTI  ended at the highest close in almost two weeks and Malaysia  .KLSE  touched a more than one-week high.
Vietnam  .VNI  finished at a three-week closing high and the Philippine index  .PSI  rebounded 0.7 percent from a near two-week closing low in the previous session.
Global shares rose on Wednesday, led by an 8 percent surge in Japanese stocks, helping lift the dollar as the prospect of more stimulus from China soothed investors rattled by recent market turmoil.  

 Market                    Current       Prev Close     Pct Move
 Singapore              2928.18            2885.32          +1.49
 Kuala Lumpur       1603.36            1587.12          +1.02
 Bangkok                1396.29            1379.32          +1.23
 Jakarta                   4347.28            4318.59          +0.66
 Manila                   6942.47            6891.30          +0.74
 Ho Chi Minh           572.34             566.72           +0.99

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This year in Thailand-what next?

AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
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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