Positive midweek performance for STI

IT WAS a mixed day at the office for Asian equities, but the local market fared better than many regional peers.

Singapore shares add 0.3% ahead of Fed chief's testimony

THE local equities market closed higher on Wednesday as investors wait anxiously for US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell's testimony later in the day.

SGX invests in Smartkarma to advance investment research on Singapore-listed firms

SINGAPORE Exchange (SGX) has taken another step toward greater involvement in driving investment research on Singapore companies - this time, through a strategic investment in Smartkarma, which runs a digital global investment research network.


Reits dim as hopes fade of big Fed cut

DIMINISHED hopes of a sizeable interest rate cut by the US Federal Reserve at month's end continued to hinder local equities, with the effect most pronounced on real esate investment trusts (Reits).

Singapore shares dip 0.1% as hopes fade over big Fed rate cut

THE Straits Times Index (STI) edged down 4.77 points or 0.1 per cent to close at 3,329.46.

Singapore shares drop 1% on Monday as strong US jobs data dims hopes for big Fed rate cut

THE Straits Times Index (STI) finish 32.58 points or one per cent down at 3,334.23.

Singapore stocks: STI resumes Monday afternoon down 1.3% at 3,324.51

SINGAPORE and fellow Asian markets felt the sting of last Friday's strong US jobs report which undercut hopes for an aggressive Federal Reserve interest rate cut in July.

Trade war to dent US Q2, Q3 growth but potential lies in 'compounders'

US-CHINA trade relations headed south in May and early June and the two economies have imposed additional tariffs on each other, though they appear to have patched things up slightly at the end of June in Osaka.


Investors to digest effects of US job data

ASIAN equity markets, including Singapore's, have much to contend with to start the week.


SIAEC, Thai Beverage surge on speculation of privatisation, tie-up


Singapore shares slightly lower as investors await US jobs data

THE local benchmark finished the session lower as investors waited for Friday's release of US jobs data. The outcome is expected to guide market expectations of the extent of the US Federal Reserve's dovish stance.

Singapore shares dip on Friday, up 1.4% on the week

SINGAPORE'S Straits Times Index (STI) closed at 3,366.81, down 5.44 points or 0.2 per cent on Friday.

Trade, political tensions 'remain uncertainties in H2'

HEIGHTENED trade and geopolitical tensions have dimmed the near-term outlook for the global economy, despite an increasingly accommodative stance from central banks (including the US Federal Reserve) and little signs of financial imbalances, BlackRock has said.


STI little moved after Wall Street's surge

WEAK US economic indicators strengthened the case for the US Federal Reserve to reduce borrowing costs, sending Wall Street to post a record performance on Wednesday.

DBS picks S-Reits to benefit from low bond yield

THE Singapore market has recovered from May's sell-off brought about by worsening US-China trade relations. Going forward, local equities are expected to trade within range thanks to support from attractive valuations compared to regional peers.

Singapore shares eke out 0.1% gain on Thursday

WHILE weak economic indicators in the US strengthened the case for the US Federal Reserve to reduce borrowing costs, sending Wall Street to post a record performance on Wednesday, its effect was limited in the local market.


STI dips on investor caution

A NEWS-heavy day meant that the Singapore market had a busy mid-week session on its hands.

Singapore shares dip 0.1% on Wednesday

THE Straits Times Index (STI) finished 3.00 points or 0.1 per cent lower at 3,367.80.

Broker's take: RHB initiates coverage on 'undervalued, under-covered' Hyphens Pharma with 'buy'

RHB Research Institute has initiated coverage on Hyphens Pharma with a "buy" and a target price of S$0.25, believing that the company's speciality pharma principals and proprietary brands segments are equipped for growth in the near term. 

Hot stock: SembMarine down 7.8% by midday after Brazil police executes search warrant on unit

NEWS that Brazilian authorities executed a search warrant for Sembcorp Marine's (SembMarine) Brazilian subsidiary Brazilon Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz (EJA) were followed by a selloff in the offshore and marine (O&M) firm during Wednesday's early session.


Investors book profits after Monday rally

SINGAPORE equities had got the week off to a flying start, following a surprise outcome from the Osaka meeting between the US and China.

Singapore shares end flat on Tuesday on profit-taking, growth concerns

SINGAPORE equities got the week off to a flying start following a surprise outcome from the Osaka meeting between the US and China. But Monday's gains were followed by Tuesday's flat session.


Amicable Trump-Xi meeting lifts market

THE better-than-expected outcome to the G-20 meeting between US president Donald Trump and his China counterpart Xi Jinping cheered investors, giving equities a much needed lift from the doldrums of recent weeks.

Singapore shares soar 1.5% as Trump-Xi meeting boosts trade hopes

THE bullish spirit of the day saw the Straits Times Index (STI) streak ahead to start the third quarter, finishing 50.65 points or 1.5 per cent higher at 3,372.26.