Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Market Expected To Extend Its Gains

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Market Expected To Extend Its Gains

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Market Expected To Extend Its Gains The Singapore stock market has tracked higher in consecutive trading days, gathering more than 15 points or 0.5 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,025-point plateau and it’s tipped to open in the green again on Thursday. The […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) – Singapore manufacturing shrinks in February at fastest pace since 2014 on coronavirus outbreak

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) – Singapore manufacturing shrinks in February at fastest pace since 2014 on coronavirus outbreak

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) – Singapore manufacturing shrinks in February at fastest pace since 2014 on coronavirus outbreak Manufacturing shrank in February at the fastest pace in more than five years, reflecting the disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The decline was led by the electronics sector, which had expanded in January for the first […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) – Singapore factory activity hit by sharpest fall in more than 5 years amid COVID-19 outbreak

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) – Singapore factory activity hit by sharpest fall in more than 5 years amid COVID-19 outbreak

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) – Singapore factory activity hit by sharpest fall in more than 5 years amid COVID-19 outbreak Singapore’s factory activity contracted sharply in February, amid an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak that has disrupted global supply chains and affected production in the region. The Singapore Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell 1.6 points from the […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) sinks 3.2% amid global worries over Covid-19 spread

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) sinks 3.2% amid global worries over Covid-19 spread

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) sinks 3.2% amid global worries over Covid-19 spread Singapore stocks plunged to a 15-month low, which suggests that the global markets are increasingly convinced of the possibility that the Covid-19 outbreak will result in a pandemic. After reaching a 15-month low at 3,008.460, the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) fell by […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) market plunges amid global bloodshed on virus fears

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) market plunges amid global bloodshed on virus fears

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) market plunges amid global bloodshed on virus fears Fears that the coronavirus outbreak could turn into a worldwide pandemic sparked panicked selling across the region yesterday. The local market was among several Asian bourses that fell by more than 3 per cent to extend a collapse in New York and Europe […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks close 0.19 pct lower

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks close 0.19 pct lower

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks close 0.19 pct lower Singapore stocks closed lower on Thursday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) going down 0.19 percent, or 5.82 points, to close at 3,111.7. A total of 1.82 billion shares changed hands with a turnover of 1.66 billion Singapore dollars (about 1.19 billion U.S. dollars). Losers […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks in relief rebound, most of Asia still shaky day after coronavirus-fuelled global rout

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks in relief rebound, most of Asia still shaky day after coronavirus-fuelled global rout

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks in relief rebound, most of Asia still shaky day after coronavirus-fuelled global rout Singapore stocks enjoyed a relief rebound on Tuesday morning (Feb 25) even as most of Asia continued their slide as signs that the coronavirus outbreak here seems to be largely contained overcame bearish sentiment after a 1,000-point […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) – Core inflation hits lowest in more than 4 years at 0.3%

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) – Core inflation hits lowest in more than 4 years at 0.3%

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) – Core inflation hits lowest in more than 4 years at 0.3% Singapore’s core inflation gauge in January hit its lowest level in four years, data on Monday (Feb 24) showed, due to lower services and retail prices that authorities said would persist as the coronavirus outbreak takes a hit on […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks close 0.47 pct lower

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks close 0.47 pct lower

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks close 0.47 pct lower Singaporean stocks closed lower on Thursday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) going down 0.47 percent, or 15.03 points, to close at 3,198.68. A total of 1.64 billion shares changed hands with a turnover of 1.16 billion Singapore dollars (about 834.5 million U.S. dollars). Gainers […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) – Government announced a Budget which featured $5.6 billion to help firms

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) – Government announced a Budget which featured $5.6 billion to help firms

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) – Government announced a Budget which featured $5.6 billion to help firms Singapore stocks rose on Wednesday (Feb 19) morning, reversing their losses from the previous day when the Government announced a Budget which featured $5.6 billion to help firms, workers and households cope with the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. The latest Budget […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Stock Market May Test Support At 3,200 Points

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Stock Market May Test Support At 3,200 Points

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Stock Market May Test Support At 3,200 Points The Singapore stock market on Thursday snapped the two-day winning streak in which it had advanced more than 60 points or 1.9 percent. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,220-point plateau and it’s expected to open under pressure again on […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks close 0.22 pct lower

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks close 0.22 pct lower

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks close 0.22 pct lower Singapore stocks closed lower on Monday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) going down 0.22 percent, or 7.03 points, to close at 3,213.00. A total of 1.61 billion shares changed hands with a turnover of 945.6 million Singapore dollars (about 680.6 million U.S. dollars). Losers […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) expected to find support

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) expected to find support

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) expected to find support The Singapore stock market has tracked lower in two straight sessions, sliding almost 70 points or 2.3 percent in that span. The Straits Times Index now rests just beneath the 3,165-point plateau although it’s expected to find support on Tuesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Banks close lower but stocks related to healthcare outperform market

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Banks close lower but stocks related to healthcare outperform market

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Banks close lower but stocks related to healthcare outperform market Asian equity markets continued their slide to start the week, with investors keeping a close eye on the fast-spreading coronavirus. New cases of infection within China have slowed in the past week, but Mr Stephen Innes, AxiCorp’s chief market strategist, noted […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) slides 1.2% as bank and property stocks fall

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) slides 1.2% as bank and property stocks fall

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) slides 1.2% as bank and property stocks fall The sharp sell-off in China sparked by concerns about the coronavirus outbreak triggered similar reactions across the region, with most stock markets tumbling yesterday. Chinese shares fell more than 7 per cent after the extended Chinese New Year break, despite the People’s Bank […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Singapore’s Leader Says Economic Rebound Depends on Global Calm

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Singapore’s Leader Says Economic Rebound Depends on Global Calm

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Singapore’s Leader Says Economic Rebound Depends on Global Calm Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the city state’s economy could improve in 2020 only if any number of global risks don’t materialize, particularly emanating from the U.S. Singapore is poised to rebound from 2019, when a potent mix of trade-war […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Inflation Rises In December

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Inflation Rises In December

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Inflation Rises In December Singapore’s consumer price inflation rose more-than-expected in December, data from the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Ministry of Trade and Industry showed on Thursday. The consumer price index rose 0.8 percent year-on-year in December, following a 0.6 percent increase in November. Economists had expected a 0.7 […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Stock Market May Take Further Damage

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Stock Market May Take Further Damage

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Stock Market May Take Further Damage The Singapore stock market has moved lower in two straight sessions, giving away more than 35 points or 1.1 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,245-point plateau and it’s expected to open under pressure again on Wednesday. The […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) May Add To Its Winnings

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) May Add To Its Winnings

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) May Add To Its Winnings The Singapore stock market has finished higher in two straight sessions, collecting almost 25 points or 0.7 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,280-point plateau and it’s predicted to open higher again on Monday. The global forecast for the […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Asia Mixed After Trade Pact Signed

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Asia Mixed After Trade Pact Signed

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Asia Mixed After Trade Pact Signed The Singapore stock market has finished lower in two of three trading days since the end of the two-day winning streak in which it had advanced more than 10 points or 0.3 percent. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,255-point plateau although […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Asia Mostly Lower Ahead of U.S.-China Deal

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Asia Mostly Lower Ahead of U.S.-China Deal

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Asia Mostly Lower Ahead of U.S.-China Deal Market sentiment dragged in Asia on Wednesday ahead of the U.S. and China signing a phase one trade deal. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 index faded 108.59 points, or 0.5%, to 23,916.58. The Japanese yen changed hands at 109.92 per U.S. dollar, strengthening from […]

Additional Selling Pressure Tipped For Singapore: STI Index (.STI)

Additional Selling Pressure Tipped For Singapore: STI Index (.STI)

Additional Selling Pressure Tipped For Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Singapore stocks closed lower on Monday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) going down 0.62 percent, or 19.96 points, to close at 3,218.86. A total of 1.32 billion shares changed hands with a turnover of 1.02 billion Singapore dollars (about 755.44 million U.S. dollars). Losers […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares off to strong start for the year

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares off to strong start for the year

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares off to strong start for the year Investors were filled with new year optimism yesterday, giving 2020 a surprisingly buoyant start. Singapore’s Straits Times Index (STI) shot up by as much as 1 per cent at one stage before ending the session at 3,252, up 29.17 points or 0.9 per […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) ends 2019 in the black after roller-coaster year

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) ends 2019 in the black after roller-coaster year

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) ends 2019 in the black after roller-coaster year Analysts eyeing catch-up rally in the new year should trade and manufacturing recover Stocks slipped globally in quiet New Year’s Eve trading Tuesday with many markets closed. Wall Street could close 2019 with back-to-back daily losses in a year that the U.S. posted […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI): Investors focusing on Singapore flash Q4, full-year GDP data

Singapore: STI Index (.STI): Investors focusing on Singapore flash Q4, full-year GDP data

Singapore: STI Index (.STI): Investors focusing on Singapore flash Q4, full-year GDP data As 2019 comes to a close, market activity is likely to remain tepid with traders still making their return from their holiday break. That said, liquidity in the region’s markets will likely pick up towards the end of the week, with the […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) recovery in doubt after shock manufacturing fall

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) recovery in doubt after shock manufacturing fall

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) recovery in doubt after shock manufacturing fall Singapore’s factories produced far less than expected in November, underlining the tentativeness of the recovery in the global electronics industry and the continuing fallout from the trade war that has hit export-dependent economies. The setback, after two months’ of fairly positive data, raises fresh […]

All three local banks lead charge, keeping Singapore: STI Index (.STI) in positive territory

All three local banks lead charge, keeping Singapore: STI Index (.STI) in positive territory

All three local banks lead charge, keeping Singapore: STI Index (.STI) in positive territory Singapore equities outperformed most other regional markets, some of which are showing signs of fatigue after a strong run that began in the lead-up to last Friday’s confirmation of a US-China “Phase One” trade deal. “Equity markets are enjoying a massive […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) continues to strengthen but no sign of breakout

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) continues to strengthen but no sign of breakout

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) continues to strengthen but no sign of breakout The Straits Times Index has staged a rebound during the week, and is now facing resistance at its flattening 200-day moving average at 3,224. Short-term stochastics is turning up from the low end of its range and looks set to move higher. The […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) global forecast is upbeat

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) global forecast is upbeat

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) global forecast is upbeat The Singapore stock market on Wednesday ended the two-day slide in which it had stumbled more than 30 points or 1 percent. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,170-point plateau and it’s called higher again on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) economy is expected to grow 0.7 percent this year

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) economy is expected to grow 0.7 percent this year

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) economy is expected to grow 0.7 percent this year The Singapore economy is expected to grow 0.7 percent this year, up from 0.6 percent in the previous survey in September, according to the latest quarterly poll of professional forecasters by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) released December 11. The Singapore economy expanded […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) expected to fall at open

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) expected to fall at open

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) expected to fall at open Singapore stocks closed lower on Monday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) going down 0.47 percent, or 14.89 points, to close at 3,179.82. A total of 965.37 million shares changed hands with a turnover of 906.24 million Singapore dollars (about 666.35 million U.S. dollars). Losers […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks close 0.46 pct higher

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks close 0.46 pct higher

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks close 0.46 pct higher Singapore stocks closed higher on Thursday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) going up 0.46 percent, or 14.40 points, to close at 3,174.19. A total of 915.62 million shares changed hands with a turnover of 965.91 million Singapore dollars (about 709.49 million U.S. dollars). Gainers […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) sentiments are showing signs of a recovery

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) sentiments are showing signs of a recovery

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) sentiments are showing signs of a recovery Local business sentiments are showing signs of a recovery after being weighed down for most of the year by an uncertain global economic outlook amid a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. Business confidence strengthened to +5.31 percentage points for the first […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Stock Market May Extend Losing Streak

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Stock Market May Extend Losing Streak

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Stock Market May Extend Losing Streak The Singapore stock market has finished lower in two straight sessions, surrendering more than 20 points or 06 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now rests just beneath the 3,195-point plateau and it may take further damage again on Monday. The global forecast […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) May Add To Its Winnings

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) May Add To Its Winnings

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) May Add To Its Winnings The Singapore stock market on Wednesday ended the two-day losing streak in which it had lost more than 15 points or 0.5 percent. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,215-point plateau and it’s predicted to see additional support on Thursday. The global forecast […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Tipped To Bounce Higher Again

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Tipped To Bounce Higher Again

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Tipped To Bounce Higher Again The Singapore stock market turned lower again on Monday, one session after it had snapped the three-day losing streak in which it had dropped almost 70 points or 2.1 percent. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,220-point plateau although it’s expected to rebound […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) core inflation rate eased to its weakest level in over three years

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) core inflation rate eased to its weakest level in over three years

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) core inflation rate eased to its weakest level in over three years Singapore’s core inflation rate eased to its weakest level in over three years in October, data showed on Monday. The core consumer price index (CPI) rose 0.6% from a year earlier, compared with a 0.7% rise in September. This […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Stock Market May Extend Its Losses

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Stock Market May Extend Its Losses

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Stock Market May Extend Its Losses The Singapore stock market has moved lower in consecutive trading days, surrendering almost 30 points or 0.9 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now rests just beneath the 3,230-point plateau and it’s tipped to open in the red again on Thursday. The global […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Economic Growth May Be Bottoming Out

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Economic Growth May Be Bottoming Out

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Economic Growth May Be Bottoming Out Singapore stocks closed lower on Wednesday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) going down 0.28 percent, or 9.09 points, to close at 3,229.78. A total of 1.2 billion shares changed hands with a turnover of 1.1 billion Singapore dollars (about 807.93 million U.S. dollars). […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) corporate earnings and economic growth may be bottoming out

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) corporate earnings and economic growth may be bottoming out

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) corporate earnings and economic growth may be bottoming out Singapore’s corporate earnings and economic growth may be bottoming out as cyclical indicators such as electronics exports show a slower pace of declines, according to Citigroup Inc. analyst Patrick Yau. Citi’s earnings revision count indicator for Singapore stocks has declined to -50%, […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks close 0.61 pct higher

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks close 0.61 pct higher

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks close 0.61 pct higher Singapore stocks closed higher on Monday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) going up 0.61 percent, or 19.8 points, to close at 3,258.66. A total of 1.6 billion shares changed hands with a turnover of 1.09 billion Singapore dollars (about 801.28 million U.S. dollars). Gainers […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) continues to drift sideways

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) continues to drift sideways

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) continues to drift sideways The Straits Times Index peaked temporarily at 3,285, before retreating. At its current level of 3,238, the index has stayed above the 200-day moving average at 3,227 and the 100-day moving average at 3,208. Quarterly momentum is intact and in rising mode. The 50-day moving average continues […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors look for concrete details in a possible trade agreement between the United States and China

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors look for concrete details in a possible trade agreement between the United States and China

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors look for concrete details in a possible trade agreement between the United States and China The Singapore stock market has finished higher in three straight sessions, rising almost 35 points or 1 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,260-point plateau although it may […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Continuation of Uptrend

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Continuation of Uptrend

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Continuation of Uptrend Most stock markets in the region traded flat or lower on Wednesday as investors waited for more developments on US-China trade, but Singapore bucked the trend, boosted by bright spots in corporate earnings. Local shares rose for a third straight session, with the Straits Times Index closing at […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) share benchmarks across most countries bucked the “October effect”

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) share benchmarks across most countries bucked the “October effect”

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) share benchmarks across most countries bucked the “October effect” Share benchmarks across most countries bucked the “October effect”, with the Straits Times Index (STI) posting a 4 per cent monthly gain, the Singapore Exchange (SGX) noted yesterday. Trading was affected by a week-long national holiday in China and the announcement of […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) market tipped to open firmly higher

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) market tipped to open firmly higher

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) market tipped to open firmly higher The Singapore stock market gave up less than a single point on Friday, but that was enough to end the five-day winning streak in which it had advanced more than 80 points or 2.7 percent. The Straits Times Index remains just beneath the 3,230-point plateau […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) higher after the US Federal Reserve cut interest rates as expected to keep economic expansion on track

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) higher after the US Federal Reserve cut interest rates as expected to keep economic expansion on track

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) higher after the US Federal Reserve cut interest rates as expected to keep economic expansion on track Asian shares rose on Thursday (Oct 31) and US stock futures edged higher after the US Federal Reserve cut interest rates as expected to keep economic expansion on track. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors growing increasingly optimistic over concrete progress on the US-China trade front

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors growing increasingly optimistic over concrete progress on the US-China trade front

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors growing increasingly optimistic over concrete progress on the US-China trade front Taking cues from Monday’s record close on Wall Street, Asian markets were mostly higher on Tuesday, with investors growing increasingly optimistic over concrete progress on the US-China trade front as well as diminishing fears of a no-deal Brexit. Returning […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Looks Set to Rise at Open

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Looks Set to Rise at Open

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Looks Set to Rise at Open Singapore shares climbed higher on Thursday morning, tracking a largely positive session on Wall Street overnight. US stocks rose modestly on Wednesday following a mixed round of earnings, that lifted US industrial bellwethers Boeing and Caterpillar despite earnings misses, but pummelled semiconductor shares. The Dow and the […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) positive start to the week

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) positive start to the week

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) positive start to the week Positive remarks from both the US and China on trade matters, which suggest productive negotiations between the two parties over a trade deal lifted spirits, making for a positive showing for Asian equities on Tuesday. In Singapore, the Straits Times Index (STI) build on a positive start […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) higher on hopes of progress on a US-China trade deal

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) higher on hopes of progress on a US-China trade deal

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) higher on hopes of progress on a US-China trade deal Singapore shares climbed higher by Monday afternoon on hopes of progress on a US-China trade deal, with the Straits Times Index (STI) gaining 0.9 per cent, or 28.80 points to 3,142.96. The benchmark index traded within a day range of 3,111.12 to […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares edged down following differing reactions in the US and Europe markets

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares edged down following differing reactions in the US and Europe markets

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares edged down following differing reactions in the US and Europe markets Singapore shares edged down on Friday morning following differing reactions in the US and Europe markets over a draft agreement on Brexit, with US stocks gaining ground but Europe closing slightly lower. Amid a tentative opening on the exchange, […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) drags on weak export data

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) drags on weak export data

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) drags on weak export data Singapore’s shares fell on Thursday after the city-state reported dismal export figures, while most Southeast Asian stock markets slipped as investors awaited more details on the first phase of the Sino-U.S. trade deal. China’s commerce ministry said that the country hoped to reach a phased agreement […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) and Asia shares cheered by Brexit deal hopes

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) and Asia shares cheered by Brexit deal hopes

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) and Asia shares cheered by Brexit deal hopes The pound surged overnight and Asias shares rose on Wednesday (Oct 16) as investors looked to whether Britain can secure a deal to avoid a disorderly exit from the European Union. Officials and diplomats involved in negotiations over the acrimonious divorce between the […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) slightly higher despite US stocks finishing lower overnight ahead of a wave of key earnings reports

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) slightly higher despite US stocks finishing lower overnight ahead of a wave of key earnings reports

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) slightly higher despite US stocks finishing lower overnight ahead of a wave of key earnings reports Singapore shares edged slightly higher on Tuesday, with the Straits Times Index gaining 0.1 per cent, or 4.19 points to 3,128.64 as at 9.02am.  This came despite US stocks finishing lower overnight ahead of a […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investor sentiment improved following last week’s high-level trade negotiations between the United States and China

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investor sentiment improved following last week’s high-level trade negotiations between the United States and China

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investor sentiment improved following last week’s high-level trade negotiations between the United States and China Asia Pacific markets rose across the board on Monday as investor sentiment improved following last week’s high-level trade negotiations between the United States and China. Mainland Chinese markets traded up at the close: The Shanghai composite […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) expected to rise as hopes of progress in US-China trade talks lifted risk appetite

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) expected to rise as hopes of progress in US-China trade talks lifted risk appetite

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) expected to rise as hopes of progress in US-China trade talks lifted risk appetite Stocks in Asia rallied strongly on Friday to end the week on a high note as hopes of progress in US-China trade talks lifted risk appetite. Some regional bourses posted their best showing in weeks while in […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares join regional slide

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares join regional slide

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares join regional slide 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. Singapore’s Straits Times Index (STI) started the day 0.4 […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) mostly higher despite worrying signs that this week’s trade negotiations

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) mostly higher despite worrying signs that this week’s trade negotiations

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) mostly higher despite worrying signs that this week’s trade negotiations In contrast with Wall Street, 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’s Straits Times Index (STI) closed at 3,110.85, adding 11.37 points or 0.4 […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) positive start but worries remain over the global growth outlook

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) positive start but worries remain over the global growth outlook

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) positive start but worries remain over the global growth outlook 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 […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares sink on trade, recession fears

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares sink on trade, recession fears

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares sink on trade, recession fears Singapore shares continued to take a beating as trading resumed on Thursday afternoon (Oct 3), after the United States opened a new trade war front with Europe and lacklustre US jobs data exacerbated recession fears. The Straits Times Index was down 0.92 per cent or […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) slide as renewed fears of a global economic slowdown

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) slide as renewed fears of a global economic slowdown

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) slide as renewed fears of a global economic slowdown Singapore shares deepened its slide on Wednesday afternoon (Oct 2), as a shock slump in US manufacturing activity spooked investors and renewed fears of a global economic slowdown.  The Straits Times Index sank 1.2 per cent, or 39.15 points to 3,106.88 as […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) equities got the fourth quarter off to a flying start

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) equities got the fourth quarter off to a flying start

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) equities got the fourth quarter off to a flying start It would be an exaggeration to say Singapore equities got the fourth quarter off to a flying start, but the local market did register one of the region’s best showings yesterday. The Straits Times Index (STI) extended early gains to end […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares drop 0.2% despite positive China factory data

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares drop 0.2% despite positive China factory data

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) 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. Singapore’s Straits Times Index (STI) dropped 0.3 per cent […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) registers worst session in 3 weeks

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) registers worst session in 3 weeks

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) registers worst session in 3 weeks Singapore stocks marked their worst session in three weeks yesterday, as increased political turmoil in the United States and trade tensions rattled investors. The Straits Times Index (STI) ended in the red, declining 0.6 per cent at the opening of trading before slipping further during […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares track Wall Street

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares track Wall Street

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares track Wall Street Singapore shares tracked Wall Street losses overnight to open lower on Wednesday (Sept 25), with the Straits Times Index losing 0.6 per cent, or 18.89 points to 3,136.57 as at 9.01am. This comes after US stocks tumbled into the red after a hawkish statement on US-China trade […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) showing cautious optimism

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) showing cautious optimism

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) showing cautious optimism Singapore stocks on Tuesday reversed the previous day’s losses as US economic data topped expectations and tensions eased on the trade front. The Straits Times Index gained 0.39 per cent or 12.22 points to close at 3,155.46, in line with most Asian markets. Gainers outnumbered losers 225 to […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Bbusiness confidence for the last quarter dropped to close to a two year-low

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Bbusiness confidence for the last quarter dropped to close to a two year-low

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Bbusiness confidence for the last quarter dropped to close to a two year-low Business confidence for the last quarter has dropped to close to a two year-low, as Singapore’s key manufacturing and wholesale trade sectors brace for a downturn. Business sentiment has dipped to +4.82 percentage points for 4Q19, from +6.91 […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) business confidence falls to near 2-year low

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) business confidence falls to near 2-year low

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) business confidence falls to near 2-year low Business confidence in Singapore has dropped to a near two-year low for the final quarter of this year, with the manufacturing sector and wholesale trade bracing themselves for a downturn, a new survey has shown. Business sentiment fell from +6.91 percentage points in the […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) snaps three straight sessions of gains

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) snaps three straight sessions of gains

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) snaps three straight sessions of gains Most Southeast Asian stock markets closed lower on Thursday, with Indonesia falling the most, as signs of relief in the U.S.-China trade conflict failed to boost sentiment. U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday reciprocated to Beijing’s move to exempt levying charges on some American imports […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks in the city-state remain attractive compared to the rest of Asia

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks in the city-state remain attractive compared to the rest of Asia

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks in the city-state remain attractive compared to the rest of Asia Even though Singapore’s economy is taking a big hit from the U.S.-China trade war, stocks in the city-state remain attractive compared to the rest of Asia, analysts told CNBC. “The trade war impacts (Singapore) quite a bit, but at the […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) risk-on sentiment continues

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) risk-on sentiment continues

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) risk-on sentiment continues Risk-on sentiment continued to have considerable influence during Friday’s session in Asia thanks to investors’ hopes of a de-escalation in the trade dispute between the US and China. That said, Singapore’s Straits Times Index (STI) slipped into the red late in the session, bucking the regional trend on Friday, […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) has posted a net profit of S$103.9 million in the fourth quarter

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) has posted a net profit of S$103.9 million in the fourth quarter

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) has posted a net profit of S$103.9 million in the fourth quarter THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) has posted a net profit of S$103.9 million in the fourth quarter, up 24.1 per cent from the same period a year earlier. Revenue in the three months ended June 30 rose 16.5 per cent […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) down amid a slew of corporate results and investor anticipation of a Fed rate cut this week

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) down amid a slew of corporate results and investor anticipation of a Fed rate cut this week

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) down amid a slew of corporate results and investor anticipation of a Fed rate cut this week Singapore stocks opened weaker on Tuesday (July 30), with the Straits Times Index heading down 0.06 per cent or 1.89 points to 3,344.50 as at 9.01am, amid a slew of corporate results and investor […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) expected to open higher

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) expected to open higher

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) expected to open higher Singapore stocks closed higher on Thursday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) going up 0.38 percent, or 12.82 points, to close at 3,381.26. A total of 1.18 billion shares changed hands with a turnover of 1.05 billion Singapore dollars (about 732.44 million U.S. dollars). Gainers outnumbered […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) delistings expected to continue in the second half of this year

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) delistings expected to continue in the second half of this year

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) delistings expected to continue in the second half of this year Singapore’s stock market has seen on average two companies a month on track to relinquish their listing status this year. This trend may not be reversing anytime soon. The Singapore exchange tweaked the voluntary delisting rules earlier this month, shifting the power […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) core inflation weaken in June

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) core inflation weaken in June

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) core inflation weaken in June Singapore’s headline inflation eased in June, ending a four-month streak of edging upwards, according to consumer price index (CPI) figures released by the Department of Statistics on Tuesday. Core inflation also continued to ease, strengthening economists’ expectations of monetary easing ahead. Headline inflation was 0.6 per […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) has surged 9.3 per cent this year among the best performers in South-east Asia

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) has surged 9.3 per cent this year among the best performers in South-east Asia

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) has surged 9.3 per cent this year among the best performers in South-east Asia Investors are sanguine about Singapore’s stock market even as the nation faces the risk of a technical recession, as a positive outlook for dividends and earnings overshadows threats from the US-China trade spat. Singapore’s trade-reliant economy unexpectedly […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) faces the risk of a technical recession

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) faces the risk of a technical recession

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) faces the risk of a technical recession Investors are sanguine about Singapore’s equity market even as the nation faces the risk of a technical recession, as a positive outlook for dividends and earnings overshadows threats from the U.S.-China trade spat. Singapore’s trade-reliant economy unexpectedly contracted by 3.4% in the June quarter […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) economic downturn continues

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) economic downturn continues

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) economic downturn continues Singapore’s exports plunged to a six-year low in June, the latest in a series of brutal indicators showing China’s slowdown and the trade war with the United States are wreaking havoc on the economies of Asia’s trade hubs. The city state’s economy is considered a bellwether for the […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) trading lower as investors looked to earnings and clues from policy makers for the next catalyst

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) trading lower as investors looked to earnings and clues from policy makers for the next catalyst

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) trading lower as investors looked to earnings and clues from policy makers for the next catalyst Trading of Nifty 50 index futures on the Singapore stock exchange indicates that the Nifty could fall 10 points at the opening bell. Overseas, most Asian stocks were trading lower as investors looked to earnings […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares add 0.3% as Fed chief reaffirms dovish stance

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares add 0.3% as Fed chief reaffirms dovish stance

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) 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. On Thursday, they were reassured of the Fed’s dovishness, […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) total return for the first six months of 2019 to 10.5%

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) total return for the first six months of 2019 to 10.5%

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) total return for the first six months of 2019 to 10.5% Total derivatives traded volume edged up 17% YoY to 20.8 million contracts in June but fell 14% MoM as compared to the volume in May, according to an SGX report. Total securities market turnover value dipped 5% MoM to $21.9b, […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) dips as hopes for sizeable US rate cut fade

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) dips as hopes for sizeable US rate cut fade

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) dips as hopes for sizeable US rate cut fade Diminished hopes for a sizeable interest rate cut in the United States continued to affect local counters, especially in the real estate investment trust (Reits) sector. The iEdge S-Reit 20 Index was down 1.7 per cent to 1,445.77 yesterday. Reits had been […]

News dims hopes of aggressive Fed rate cut, sending Singapore: STI Index (.STI) down 32.58 points

News dims hopes of aggressive Fed rate cut, sending Singapore: STI Index (.STI) down 32.58 points

News dims hopes of aggressive Fed rate cut, sending Singapore: STI Index (.STI) down 32.58 points Local shares had only one way to go yesterday after the buoyant United States jobs report last Friday undercut hopes for an aggressive interest rate cut later this month. Disappointed traders sent the Straits Times Index (STI) tumbling 32.58 […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) slightly higher as markets in the region had mixed showings

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) slightly higher as markets in the region had mixed showings

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) slightly higher as markets in the region had mixed showings Wall Street posted a record performance on Wednesday on expectations that weak economic data would lead to further interest rate cuts in the United States, but the effect was limited here. The Straits Times Index (STI) finished 4.45 points or 0.1 […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Cautious investors quick to book profit ahead of Q2 results from companies

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Cautious investors quick to book profit ahead of Q2 results from companies

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Cautious investors quick to book profit ahead of Q2 results from companies The week got off to a flying start for Singapore equities following a surprise outcome from the Osaka meeting between the US and China. But Monday’s gains were followed by yesterday’s flat session, with the Straits Times Index (STI) […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) the G-20 summit in Osaka fuelled optimism that trade tensions between the US and China will ease

Singapore: STI Index (.STI)  the G-20 summit in Osaka fuelled optimism that trade tensions between the US and China will ease

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) the G-20 summit in Osaka fuelled optimism that trade tensions between the US and China will ease Singapore stocks resumed trading in positive territory on Monday, with the Straits Times Index gaining 41.8 points or 1.3 per cent to 3,363.45 as at 1.01pm.  This comes as the G-20 summit in Osaka […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) announced a new organisation structure and that Muthukrishnan Ramaswami, 62, will step down as president of SGX

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) announced a new organisation structure and that Muthukrishnan Ramaswami, 62, will step down as president of SGX

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) announced a new organisation structure and that Muthukrishnan Ramaswami, 62, will step down as president of SGX The Singapore Exchange (SGX) on Thursday (June 27) announced a new organisation structure and that Muthukrishnan Ramaswami, 62, will step down as president of SGX on Oct 1 after 12 years in the role. […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) dips on Fed’s dovish stance

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) dips on Fed’s dovish stance

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) dips on Fed’s dovish stance Lacking catalysts, the local equities market had a cautious start to the week, and like its regional peers, saw muted market action. The Straits Times Index (STI) finished at 3,311.53, down 9.87 points, or 0.3 per cent. It was mixed across the region with markets in […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Consumer Price Index (CPI) grew 0.9 percent year-on-year in May

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Consumer Price Index (CPI) grew 0.9 percent year-on-year in May

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Consumer Price Index (CPI) grew 0.9 percent year-on-year in May Singapore’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) grew 0.9 percent year-on-year in May, following the 0.8 percent increase in April, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) and Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said in a joint release on Monday. The authorities attribute […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) rises over news of upcoming ‘extended meeting’ between Trump and Xi

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) rises over news of upcoming ‘extended meeting’ between Trump and Xi

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) rises over news of upcoming ‘extended meeting’ between Trump and Xi With news that US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are set for an “extended meeting” at the G-20 summit, and dovishness from other central banks added to the mix, risk-on attitudes returned to the fore. Buoyed […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) more downside risks in 2019 growth

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) more downside risks in 2019 growth

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) more downside risks in 2019 growth SINGAPORE: The slump in Singapore’s non-oil domestic exports (NODX) may not be reversed anytime soon amid an unpredictable trade conflict between the United States and China, said economists. Two watchers of the local economy have cut their full-year forecasts for NODX – the most-watched figure […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) global economic slowdown and the China-U.S. trade war will affect this year’s developments in various sectors

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) global economic slowdown and the China-U.S. trade war will affect this year’s developments in various sectors

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) global economic slowdown and the China-U.S. trade war will affect this year’s developments in various sectors Economists have become largely pessimistic of growth in Singapore’s manufacturing industry. The bearish forecasts were based on increasing trade protectionism around the world, particularly in the United States. In a survey released on Wednesday by […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) sentiment hit by poor retail sales data and lowering of growth forecast

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) sentiment hit by poor retail sales data and lowering of growth forecast

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) sentiment hit by poor retail sales data and lowering of growth forecast Local shares picked up from where they left off on Tuesday and seemed headed for another positive finish yesterday – until the old spectre of trade tensions and the Hong Kong protests hit investor sentiment. The change in mood […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) risk-on sentiment alive

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) risk-on sentiment alive

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) risk-on sentiment alive Shares in mainland China surged on Tuesday, as a signal of an infrastructure boost from Beijing outweighed comments from U.S. President Donald Trump on the ongoing trade war between the two economic powerhouses. The Shanghai composite rose 2.58% to close at about 2,925.72 and the Shenzhen component jumped […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) lacklustre trade as persistent concerns about global economic activity

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) lacklustre trade as persistent concerns about global economic activity

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) lacklustre trade as persistent concerns about global economic activity Most Southeast Asian markets were flat on Thursday in lacklustre trade as persistent concerns about global economic activity and escalating trade wars weigh on investor sentiment. Investors were cautious after the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday warned that the Sino-U.S. tariffs could […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) manufacturers anxious escalation of China-US trade tension

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) manufacturers anxious escalation of China-US trade tension

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) manufacturers anxious escalation of China-US trade tension The US-China trade hostility, which is destroying growth chances in China and, by extension, Chinese demand for manufactured goods made in Singapore have made Singaporean producers jittery. Adding to this unease is the impending global collapse in technology demand which have made manufacturers in […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) factories contracted in May for the first time in 32 months

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) factories contracted in May for the first time in 32 months

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) factories contracted in May for the first time in 32 months Activity in Singapore’s factories contracted in May for the first time in 32 months amid escalating trade tensions between the United States and China, joining a grim manufacturing outlook across Asia. Singapore’s Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) – which measures manufacturing […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) tit-for-tat tariffs on US goods kicks off this week

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) tit-for-tat tariffs on US goods kicks off this week

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) tit-for-tat tariffs on US goods kicks off this week The working week kicks off with China’s tit-for-tat tariffs on US goods. The tariffs, which applies to $60 billion worth US imports, came into effect on 1 June. Foreign companies operating in China will also find out if they are included on […]