Singapore shares join regional slide, falling 0.7% on Wednesday

THE days leading up to the US-China trade talks have seen more mines scattered along the road towards a resolution. And if the effect of which wasn't noticeable during Tuesday's Asia session, it was certainly felt on Wednesday.

Broker's take: UOB Kay Hian initiates coverage on Penguin with 'buy', S$0.85 target price

UOB Kay Hian has initiated coverage on Penguin International Limited, which builds and owns niche high-speed aluminium craft with a "buy" call and a target price of S$0.85, citing that the company is backed by favourable industry trends.

MARKETS OUTLOOK

Major China banks, Europe oil players seen as strong yield plays

MARKET volatility and a negative interest rate environment may spell a dour outlook for yield seekers but strategists still see scope for chasing yield plays among global equities, including European oil majors and China banks.

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Trade talk speed bumps fail to hold back STI

IN contrast with Wall Street's Monday showing, Asian equities were mostly higher despite worrying signs that this week's trade negotiations between the US and China have hit some pre-talk speed bumps.

Singapore shares gain 0.4% on Tuesday despite US-China trade worries

THE Straits Times Index (STI) closed at 3,110.85, adding 11.37 points or 0.4 per cent on Tuesday.

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STI gains in low liquidity session

SINGAPORE equities took their cue from last Friday's encouraging performance on Wall Street to get the week off to a positive start.

Singapore shares take lead from Wall St, add 0.7% on Monday

SINGAPORE equities took their cue from last Friday's encouraging performance on Wall Street to get the week off to a positive start but worries remain over the global growth outlook as well as US-China trade tensions in the lead-up to this week's talks.

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US-China trade talks to remain focus this week

LAST week, sentiment wavered greatly on worries that the resilient US economy is showing signs of a slowdown, with most now anticipating the US Federal Reserve to lower interest rates during its October meeting. With that in mind, investors are likely to look to the slew of Fed speeches this...

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Singapore shares extend losses on Fri, end 1.5% lower on the week

ANOTHER week of trading, another rollercoaster ride for market sentiment.

Singapore shares extend losses on Friday, end 1.5% lower on the week

THE Straits Times Index (STI) ended the week at 3,078.36, dipping 9.61 points or 0.3 per cent.

 

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STI's slide presents chances to buy on dips

IF TUESDAY'S disappointing US manufacturing data was a stab in the chest to investor sentiment, then Wednesday's approval of US tariffs on European imports and lacklustre US jobs data was the twist of the knife that sent regional benchmark indices to another bout of selling.

Singapore shares drop 0.5% on new trade war front, recession fears

IF Tuesday's disappointing US manufacturing data was a stab in the arm to investor sentiment, then Wednesday's approval of US tariffs on European imports and lacklustre US jobs data was the double dagger to the chest, with regional benchmark indices facing another bout of selling.

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STI gives up gains on US recession fears

TWO sessions into the month and market sentiment has already greatly whipsawed.

Singapore shares slump 1.4% after US manufacturing data shock

TWO sessions into the month and market sentiment has already greatly whipsawed, with the local benchmark more than erasing Monday's gains as investors were jolted by US recession fears after August factory activity hit levels not seen since June 2009.

Broker's take: KGI initiates coverage on ARA H-Trust, EHT with 'outperform'

KGI Securities has initiated coverage on two Singapore-listed US-focused property trusts - ARA US Hospitality Trust (ARA H-Trust) and Eagle Hospitality Trust (EHT) - with "outperform" recommendations on the back of resilience in the US hospitality sector and attractive valuations.

Broker's take: Maybank Kim Eng upgrades ComfortDelGro to 'buy' on healthy share upside

MAYBANK Kim Eng has upgraded its recommendation on ComfortDelGro to "buy" and maintained its target price of S$2.76, with the transport operator trading at attractive valuations after underperforming the benchmark index over the past quarter despite no unexpected news developments.

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Positive start to the month for STI

TO SAY Singapore equities got the fourth quarter off to a flying start might be an exaggeration but the local market did register one of the region's best showings in Tuesday's low liquidity session.

Singapore shares gain 0.8% after US capital control fears ease

SINGAPORE equities posted one of the region's best showings in a low-liquidity session on Tuesday after Washington eased fears over reports that the Trump administration is planning to institute capital controls on China.

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Asia equities get mixed start to the week

INVESTORS took heart following a better-than-expected August reading for China's manufacturing sector. But worries over US President Donald Trump's latest trade threat meant it was a mixed start to the week for Asian equities.

Singapore shares drop 0.2% despite positive China factory data

INVESTORS took heart to a better-than-expected August reading for China's manufacturing sector but worries over US President Donald Trump's latest trade threat meant it was a mixed start to the week for Asian equities.

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Singapore O&G plays soar on oil supply fears

WITH US-China trade tensions receding, investors had been gearing up for the slew of central bank meetings led by the US Federal Reserve's likely rate cut decision.

Singapore shares drop 0.2% on weak China data, oil supply worries

THE Straits Times Index (STI) dropped 0.3 per cent at open, hovering in that region for most of the session before closing 7.56 points or 0.2 per cent lower at 3,203.93 on Monday.

 

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All eyes on Fed's Sept rate decision

THE US-China trade relationship has shown credible signs of thawing in the past fortnight, but the focus this week will be on the US Federal Reserve's September meeting on Wednesday.

US Reits in Singapore

The Singapore investor is no stranger to Reits. Real estate investment trusts listed in Singapore, with a combined market capitalisation of S$100 billion, make up 10 per cent of the stock market and are often recommended as safe, solidly-yielding investments.

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STI ends Friday in positive territory, adding 2.1% this week

FOR much of the week, sentiment played off the warming relationship between the US and China, culminating in the two trading gestures of goodwill.