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10 February 2015

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended +16.22 points higher or +0.47% to 3434.24, taking the year-to-date performance to +2.05%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained +0.09% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -0.16%. The top active stocks were DBS (+0.26%), SingTel (+0.24%), Keppel Corp (-0.92%), CapitaMall Trust (-0.46%) and HPH Trust USD (+1.46%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Consumer Services Index (+1.64%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Consumer Services Index are Jardine Cycle & Carriage (-0.21%) and Genting Singapore (+0.02%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Utilities Index, which declined -0.76% with United Envirotech’s share price declining -0.92% and Hyflux’s share price gaining +0.56%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the IS MSCI India (-0.39%), SPDR Gold Shares (+0.08%), LYXOR China H 10 (+0.25%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were CapitaMall Trust (-0.46%), CapitaCom Trust (+0.85%), Ascendas REIT (+0.41%).

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI25000MBeCW150330 (+1.00%), HSI24600MBeCW150330 (unchanged), HSI24400MBePW150330 (-2.14%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were DBS MB eCW150420 (-0.78%), KepCorp MBeCW150602 (-9.76%), KepCorp MBeCW150901 (-6.96%).

Singapore Stock Market
                                Tuesday                          Monday
*ST Index        3,434.24  +16.22        3,418.02  -13.34
Volume:                     973.6M                   1,080.4M
Value:                   $1,121.2M                 $1,042.1M
Gainers/Losers:      207/204                      157/268


Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
10 Feb 2015

The FBM KLCI index lost 0.46 points or 0.03% on Tuesday. The Finance Index increased 0.23% to 15915.65 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.28% to 1305.23 points and the Plantation Index down 0.06% to 8013.23 points. The market traded within a range of 7.93 points between an intra-day high of 1816.62 and a low of 1808.69 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include PERISAI, ASIABIO, SUMATEC, ETITECH, KNM, THHEAVY, DAYA, TEKSENG-WA, PDZ and SCOMI. Trading volume increased to 2473.84 mil shares worth RM2292.15 mil as compared to Monday’s 2124.20 mil shares worth RM1939.26 mil.

Leading Movers were SKPETRO (+10 sen to RM2.93), BAT (+150 sen to RM70.00), FGV (+3 sen to RM2.36), MAYBANK (+10 sen to RM9.10) and AMMB (+5 sen to RM6.43). Lagging Movers were RHBCAP (-14 sen to RM8.16), GENM (-6 sen to RM4.08), KLK (-30 sen to RM22.50), AXIATA (-7 sen to RM7.10) and PETCHEM (-4 sen to RM5.22). Market breadth was positive with 434 gainers as compared to 373 losers.

The day ended with the KLCI closing lower by 0.46 points at 1811.12 amid the overnight losses in US market as continued concern over the political situation in Greece. The performance of our benchmark index was dragged down by selling pressure in RHBCAP, Genting and telecommunication counters.


Trade Summary
Date As of:     10    February 2015    
Description              Volume                          Value        Frequency
Total              5,148,447,393    5,090,937,742,112         195,006
ETF                            53,600                  26,671,500                397
Stock             5,138,927,493    5,088,939,380,012         193,681
Warrant                9,466,300            1,971,690,600                 928


Trade Summary
Date As of:     10 February 2015    
Description                 Volume            Value           Frequency
Institution                 5,131.74         5,058.83                72.91     
Proprietary               4,097.89         5,062.38            -964.50     
Foreign                      9,766.01         9,911.17            -145.17     
Individual                32,248.68       31,211.92          1,036.76     
Total Trading Value             51,244.31 M.Baht     


Vietnam index edges up 0.2 pct, banks outperform

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index   bounced back 0.17 percent on Tuesday, with rallies in most banks offsetting losses in some other big-caps amid extended weak trade ahead of a long holiday.
 Hanoi-based BIDV   led the lenders with stocks rising  3.47 percent, having said on Monday it planned to sell a combined 25 percent of stake to foreign investors and to raise registered capital by 10 percent via a share issue.
VietinBank , the country's top partly private bank by assets, climbed 3.37 percent, while PetroVietNam , Vietnam's biggest firm by capitalisation, was among the decliners with a 0.63 percent dip.
Volume picked up slightly from Monday to 74 million shares, but was still below the five-day average of 78 million, while analysts expected liquidity to rebound after the Feb. 16-23 Lunar New Year holiday.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  at the close
                           VN Index       574.52              
                PREV. CLOSE       573.55              
                     % CHANGE        0.17%              
                       HIGH       578.42              
                        LOW       574.24            


SE Asia Stocks - Most fall; Philippines, Indonesia lead retreat

 Most Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Tuesday, with the main indexes in the Philippines and Indonesia retreating from record closing highs
on the previous day, as investors in the region were cautious about the situation in Greece.
The Philippine index    ended down 0.76 percent at 7,723.14, reversing from Monday's record closing high of 7,782.57.
 Shares of Metro Pacific Investments Corp   dropped  5.2 percent after the infrastructure conglomerate raised $200 million via a discounted overnight share sale.
The Jakarta composite index   was down 0.5 percent after the gain on Monday that sent the benchmark to a record closing high of 5,348.47.
Thai SET index   extended losses for a second day, led down by energy shares   amid volatility in global oil prices.  [O/R]  
 Malaysia   finished a tad lower after early gains.

Singapore   closed the day up 0.5 percent, with shares of DBS Group Holdings   staging a mild rebound after early weaknesses due to weaker-than-expected earnings. 
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index   bounced back 0.17 percent, with rallies in most banks offsetting losses in some other big-caps.  
Asian equities were lower across the board on Tuesday as nervousness over Greece potentially withdrawing from the euro and escalating conflict in Ukraine sapped risk appetite.
 Market                  Current     Prev Close    Pct Move
 Singapore             3434.24        3418.02        +0.47
 Kuala Lumpur      1811.12        1811.58         -0.03
 Bangkok               1594.96        1601.77         -0.43
 Jakarta                  5321.47        5348.47         -0.50
 Manila                  7723.14        7782.57         -0.76
 Ho Chi Minh          574.52          573.55        +0.17

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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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