Investors turn defensive ahead of Fed cut
ASIAN markets were broadly higher ahead of an expected rate cut by the US Federal Reserve as investors plotted portfolio adjustments ahead of the central bank's meeting on Wednesday.
Singapore shares squeeze out 0.1% gain on Tuesday ahead of Fed rate decision
SINGAPORE'S Straits Times Index (STI) ended the Tuesday session at 3,350.54, up 4.15 points or 0.1 per cent.
Asian markets start the week lower
ASIAN benchmarks, including Singapore's, got the week started in negative territory. The Straits Times Index (STI) ended Monday's session at 3,346.39, down 17.4 points or 0.5 per cent.
Singapore shares drop 0.5% on Monday on weak regional sentiment
SINGAPORE'S Straits Times Index (STI) ended the Monday session at 3,346.39, down 17.4 points or 0.5 per cent.
Singapore stocks: STI resumes Monday afternoon down 0.7% at 3,341.22
THE Singapore benchmark, like most of its regional peers, entered the afternoon session trading lower during a week where the US Federal Reserve is expected to announce a rate cut and US and Chinese officials are scheduled to meet for trade talks in Shanghai.
Fed policy, blue-chip earnings in focus after rocky week
HOPES of accommodative central bank policies have been a key needle mover in global equity markets since June, dictating sentiment in the face of US-China trade tensions.
ECB's inaction, mixed US earnings dent Asian sentiment
INVESTORS have been putting more hope on dovishness from central banks to combat easing global growth. In other words, accommodative policy stances is having a heavier effect on sentiment.
Singapore shares drop on Friday, down 0.4% on the week
SENTIMENT on Friday was dampened after the European Central Bank (ECB) unexpectedly kept interest rates unchanged and Wall Street's mixed earnings session on Thursday.
Asia markets post mostly moderate gains
ASIAN markets traded slightly higher on Thursday, in line with a US session that saw earnings beat consensus estimates.
Singapore shares add 0.4% following positive Wall St earnings session
ASIAN markets were trading mildly higher on Thursday, in line with a US session that saw earnings beat consensus estimates.
Broker's take: DBS downgrades Citic Envirotech to 'hold' following earnings slump
DBS Equity Research has downgraded its recommendation on Citic Envirotech with a target price of S$0.34 after the environmental engineering services company posted a bottom-line slump for the second quarter and the first half of FY2019.
Local earnings season builds up
FOR much of July, investors have been taking positively to what they hope are rate cuts by the US Federal Reserve at the month's end, as well as hopes that US-China trade talks are getting back on track.
STI stocks expected to hand out 7.9% more in dividends for 2019
CONSTITUENTS of the FTSE Straits Times Index (STI) are projected to pay out 7.9 per cent more ordinary dividends totalling S$19.2 billion for 2019, thanks largely to bullish forecasts on the payouts from banks.
Market unfazed by exports slump
JUDGING from Singapore's non-oil domestic exports reading for June, the global tech manufacturing slowdown is certainly weighing heavily on the economy.
Singapore shares rise 0.1% on Wednesday
THE Straits Times Index (STI) closed 4.84 points or 0.14 per cent higher at 3,364.87.
Data lull sees quiet day on Singapore bourse
LACKING fresh catalysts, there was little impetus in the local equity market for a session with vibrant or at best, average turnovers.
Singapore shares add 0.4% in a ho-hum Tuesday session
LACKING fresh catalysts, there was little impetus in the local stock market for a session with vibrant or at best, average turnovers but that said, shares in Singapore closed higher on Tuesday.
Asia markets mixed on latest China data
THE deluge of Chinese data releases on Monday was keenly watched as indicators of the impact of May's re-escalation of trade tensions with the US on China's economy.
Singapore shares dip 0.3% on Monday
INVESTORS in Asia were looking to the deluge of Chinese data releases on Monday for indicators of the impact that the re-escalation of trade tensions with the US had on China's economy. The fact that the figures either met or beat expectations saw investors mostly relieved.
Singapore stocks: STI resumes Monday afternoon barely changed at 3.356.25
SINGAPORE shares entered the afternoon session barely moved after China's gross domestic product (GDP) data for the second quarter fell within expectations, a relief to market watchers.
Focus will be on Chinese data, trade tensions this week
CENTRAL banks and their increasingly accommodative stances, US-China trade tensions and worries of the state of the global economy will continue to influence sentiment this week.
STI up, despite weak Q2 GDP estimates
SINGAPORE'S benchmark index managed to stave off Friday's disappointing advanced estimates for the second-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) to close out higher.
STI up despite weak Q2 GDP estimates, but down 0.3% on the week
THE Straits Times Index (STI) closed at 3,357.34, up 6.89 points or 0.2 per cent on Friday.
Fed's reaffirmation of dovish stance welcomed
THE local equities market, like most others, had been in a limbo since last Friday's US jobs data exceeded expectations and sent investors second-guessing the extent of rate cuts by the US Federal Reserve.
Singapore shares add 0.3% as Fed chief reaffirms dovish stance
THE local equities market, like most others, has been in a limbo since last Friday's US jobs data exceeded expectations, sending investors second-guessing the extent of rate cuts by the US Federal Reserve.