VIRUS OUTBREAK

Deeper but shorter hit to global growth than Sars: StanChart

DUE to the fast-spreading novel coronavirus, economists at Standard Chartered Bank expect the global economy to undergo a deeper, but shorter-lived downturn in the early months of 2020 relative to 2003's Sars epidemic.

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STI extends rally on Wall St surge

AS ATTENTION pivots away from concerns over the spread of the novel coronavirus, risk-friendly activity in the region's equity markets continued to pick up on Thursday.

Singapore shares extend rally as virus worries begin to fade

THE STI finished 31.42 points or 1 per cent higher at 3,231.55.

Impact of novel coronavirus to be larger but shorter-lived than Sars: StanChart economists

DUE to the fast-spreading novel coronavirus, economists at Standard Chartered Bank expect the global economy to undergo a deeper, but shorter-lived downturn in the early months of 2020 relative to 2003's Sars epidemic.

Broker's take: DBS upgrades ComfortDelGro to 'buy' on valuation grounds

FOLLOWING a 10 per cent slide in ComfortDelGro shares this year due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, DBS Group Research has upgraded the transport operator to "buy" on valuation grounds, but lowered its price target to S$2.45.

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China stimulus boosts market sentiment

ASIAN equity markets managed to spend an additional day basking in the sun, building on Tuesday's recovery as traders grew confident of policy support efforts by China's central bank to combat the economic effects of the fast-spreading coronavirus.

Singapore shares extend gains as Chinese stimulus lifts sentiment

THE STI finished at 3,200.13, adding 43.56 points or 1.4 per cent.

Broker's take: UOB Kay Hian initiates coverage on Food Empire with 'buy', S$0.89 target price

UOB Kay Hian has initiated coverage on Food Empire Holdings, a manufacturer of instant coffee and snacks, with a "buy" call and a target price of S$0.89, citing that shares were trading at a "huge bargain" given its global footprint.

Broker's take: RHB downgrades UOB as coronavirus may dampen forward earnings

WITH economic disruption from the coronavirus outbreak likely to impact the operations of Singapore banks both here and in China, RHB Securities has downgraded United Overseas Bank (UOB) to "neutral" with a target price of S$25.80.

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STI gains as relief rally lifts Asian markets

THE lights were flashing green as Asian equity markets had a relief rally following broad sell-offs on Monday when mainland Chinese markets returned from an extended Chinese New Year break.

Singapore shares gain 1.3% as relief rally supports markets

THE lights were flashing green as Asian equity markets had a relief rally following broad sell-offs on Monday when mainland Chinese markets returned from an extended Lunar New Year break.

Measuring the impact of the Wuhan virus

FOR nearly two weeks now, the Wuhan coronavirus has jolted investment sentiment, casting a pall on Chinese New Year (CNY) festivities in Asia. The outbreak, which claimed more than 300 lives and caused over 14,000 cases of infection, has been labelled a global health emergency by the World...

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Wuhan virus dents sentiment; STI down 2.7% on the week

THE progress of the Wuhan coronavirus was front and centre in the minds of investors this week. Given that, at this early stage, the virus has already spread more rapidly than Sars, it is unlikely to be on the back burner anytime soon.

Singapore shares continue fall on Friday, down 2.7% on the week

THE progress of the Wuhan coronavirus was the front and centre of the minds of investors this week. Given the virus has spread more rapidly than Sars while still at an early stage, it is unlikely to be on the back burner anytime soon.

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STI resumes slide on Wuhan virus worries

WITH deaths from the Wuhan virus rising and total infections overtaking 2003's Sars outbreak count in mainland China, Asian equities resumed their downward path after Wednesday's relief rally on bargain hunting.

Singapore shares resume drop on Thursday on virus fears

WITH deaths from the Wuhan Coronavirus rising quickly and total infections nearing 2003's Sars outbreak count, Asian equities resumed their downward path after Wednesday's relief rally on bargain hunting.

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STI little moved after Tuesday's sell-off

INVESTORS may be brooding over the fast-spreading Wuhan coronavirus, but after Tuesday's sell-off in the region, many took the opportunity to "buy on dips", seeking counters trading at attractive valuations.

Singapore shares end flat after virus-induced sell-off on Tuesday

THE STI was up 1.32 points or 0.04 per cent to close at 3,182.57.

WUHAN VIRUS OUTBREAK

Wuhan virus contagion pummels Asian markets

ASIAN equity markets returning from the Chinese New Year (CNY) break joined others in a sea of red as fears mounted over the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus - jolting memories of 2003's Sars outbreak in Asia and weighing on the region's risk assets.

Medical plays, glove makers soar as Wuhan virus fears spread

WITH deaths from the Wuhan coronavirus tripling over the weekend and confirmed cases doubling, investors continued to pile in on medical firms and glove makers, with many making considerable gains in Tuesday's high volume session.

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STI sees red on its return from the holidays

IT WASN'T much of a "welcome back" for the local equity market, which faced a vicious sell-off on its return from the Chinese New Year (CNY) holiday.

Singapore shares tumble 1.8% on widening Wuhan virus fears

IT WASN'T much of a "welcome back" for the local equity market, which faced a vicious sell-off on its return from the Chinese New Year (CNY) holiday.

Hot stocks: Medical plays, glove makers soar as Wuhan virus fears spread

WITH deaths from the Wuhan coronavirus tripling over the weekend and confirmed cases hitting 3,000, investors continue to pile in on Singapore-listed medical firms and glove makers, with many making considerable gains on high volumes during Tuesday's early session.

Asia: Markets roiled on Wuhan virus fears; STI down 1.81%

ASIAN equities returned from the Chinese New Year (CNY) break awash in a sea of red as mounting fears over the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus - jolting memories of 2003's Sars outbreak in Asia - weigh on the region's risk assets.

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Market malaise over Wuhan outbreak to persist

WHILE the Chinese New Year (CNY) holidays make for another shortened week of trading for certain Asian markets including the Singapore bourse, uncertainty and worry are likely to dominate the general mood in the market.