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) falls on telecom, consumer stocks

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) falls on telecom, consumer stocks

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) falls on telecom, consumer stocks Philippine stocks rose over 1% on Wednesday, recovering from the previous session’s sharp fall on hopes of positive news from President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to China, while other Southeast Asian markets were tepid amid lingering trade war worries. The benchmark Manila stock index closed 1.3% higher, […]

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 […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) drops to near 5-month low

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) drops to near 5-month low

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) drops to near 5-month low Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Thursday ahead of a key economic data announcement by China, with Philippines leading gains, while Singapore shares fell to a near five-month low. China’s PMI, due on Friday, is expected to have shrunk in May according to a Reuters […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Trade worries and growth concerns continued to fester

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Trade worries and growth concerns continued to fester

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Trade worries and growth concerns continued to fester Trade worries and growth concerns continued to fester after Wall Street returned from the Memorial Day break, which made for a sea of red across Asian equity markets, with Singapore not spared either. The Straits Times Index (STI) was trading at 3,159.63, down […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) fell 0.2%, with financials dragging the index

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) fell 0.2%, with financials dragging the index

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) fell 0.2%, with financials dragging the index Regional markets managed to get something out of a lacklustre trading day but the local bourse was dealt a losing hand by the banks. The downbeat sentiment sent the Straits Times Index (STI) down 5.45 points, or 0.17 per cent, to 3,165.32 – in […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors continue to tread choppy waters with caution

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors continue to tread choppy waters with caution

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors continue to tread choppy waters with caution The local market managed to reverse mid-session losses to close out Friday higher. But investors continue to tread choppy waters with caution, with sentiment still weighed down by the US-China trade spat. Singapore’s benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) closed at 3,169.89, up 9.17 […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) April core inflation eased to its lowest level in a year

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) April core inflation eased to its lowest level in a year

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) April core inflation eased to its lowest level in a year Singapore’s April core inflation eased to its lowest level in a year, data showed on Thursday, due to a fall in cost of electricity and gas and lower food inflation. Singapore’s core inflation rose 1.3% in April from a year […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Trump weighs blacklisting more Chinese technology companies

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Trump weighs blacklisting more Chinese technology companies

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Trump weighs blacklisting more Chinese technology companies Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards. The projected upper bound is: 3,248.77. The projected lower bound is: 3,117.18. The projected closing price is: 3,182.97. Candlesticks A white body occurred (because prices closed higher than they opened). During the past 10 bars, there have […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on Monday downgraded its growth forecast for the year to 1.5 to 2.5 per cent on the back of a weak global trade outlook

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on Monday downgraded its growth forecast for the year to 1.5 to 2.5 per cent on the back of a weak global trade outlook

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on Monday downgraded its growth forecast for the year to 1.5 to 2.5 per cent on the back of a weak global trade outlook Singapore stocks opened weaker on Tuesday (May 31), with the Straits Times Index retreating 0.18 per cent or 5.62 points to […]

Overseas investors in Singapore: STI Index (.STI) are selling out at the fastest rate in almost a decade

Overseas investors in Singapore: STI Index (.STI) are selling out at the fastest rate in almost a decade

Overseas investors in Singapore: STI Index (.STI) are selling out at the fastest rate in almost a decade Overseas investors in Southeast Asian stocks are selling out at the fastest rate in almost a decade, as key markets in the region get caught up in the escalating trade war. A group of U.S.-listed exchange-traded funds […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) U.S. President Donald Trump’s upbeat remarks on Sino-U.S. trade talks helped repair bruised optimism

Singapore: STI Index (.STI)  U.S. President Donald Trump’s upbeat remarks on Sino-U.S. trade talks helped repair bruised optimism

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) U.S. President Donald Trump’s upbeat remarks on Sino-U.S. trade talks helped repair bruised optimism Most Southeast Asian stock markets advanced on Wednesday, following a firmer finish on the Wall Street, as U.S. President Donald Trump’s upbeat remarks on Sino-U.S. trade talks helped repair bruised optimism. All three major U.S. stock indexes […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) saw red as the trade war between China and the United States threatened to spiral out of control

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) saw red as the trade war between China and the United States threatened to spiral out of control

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) saw red as the trade war between China and the United States threatened to spiral out of control Asian markets saw red yesterday as the trade war between China and the United States threatened to spiral out of control, with both upping the ante. Bourses in Hong Kong, China and Japan […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) with US and China deadlocked in trade deal negotiations and uncertainty growing among investors

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) with US and China deadlocked in trade deal negotiations and uncertainty growing among investors

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) with US and China deadlocked in trade deal negotiations and uncertainty growing among investors With the US and China deadlocked in trade deal negotiations and uncertainty growing among investors, the Singapore market started the week in negative territory, continuing to trend downwards in the afternoon session. While the market rebounded on […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) fears of an all-out U.S.-Chinese trade war rocked equities last week

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) fears of an all-out U.S.-Chinese trade war rocked equities last week

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) fears of an all-out U.S.-Chinese trade war rocked equities last week Shares and oil prices have tumbled after President Donald Trump jolted markets with a threat to raise more tariffs on imports from China, spooking investors who had been expecting good news this week on trade. The Shanghai Composite index plunged […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Waning sentiment over a US-China trade resolution sent investors running for the hills

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Waning sentiment over a US-China trade resolution sent investors running for the hills

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Waning sentiment over a US-China trade resolution sent investors running for the hills Waning sentiment over a US-China trade resolution sent investors running for the hills in a broadly lower session in Asia. This followed a Wall Street sell-off on Tuesday, triggered by key US officials supporting increasing levies on Chinese […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) leading the losses in the region

Singapore: STI Index (.STI)  leading the losses in the region

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) leading the losses in the region Southeast Asian stocks closed lower on Monday after US President Donald Trump threatened to hike tariffs on Chinese goods this week, rekindling trade tensions between Washington and Beijing, with Singapore leading the losses in the region. Trump sharply escalated tensions between the world’s two largest […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) fell 3% as the threat of a full-blown trade war unexpectedly reared its head overnight

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) fell 3% as the threat of a full-blown trade war unexpectedly reared its head overnight

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) fell 3% as the threat of a full-blown trade war unexpectedly reared its head overnight Investors ran for the exits on Monday (May 6) as the threat of a full-blown trade war unexpectedly reared its head overnight. The Straits Times Index (STI) skidded 3 per cent or 101.67 points to close […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks fell slightly in line with most global equities, after the US Federal Reserve signalled it would remain on hold with monetary policy

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks fell slightly in line with most global equities, after the US Federal Reserve signalled it would remain on hold with monetary policy

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks fell slightly in line with most global equities, after the US Federal Reserve signalled it would remain on hold with monetary policy Singapore stocks fell slightly on Thursday, in line with most global equities, after the US Federal Reserve signalled it would remain on hold with monetary policy. The Straits […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares started the week on higher ground

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares started the week on higher ground

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares started the week on higher ground After treading water last week, Singapore shares started the week on higher ground, with the Straits Times Index up 13.02 points, or 0.39 per cent to 3,369.97 as at 9.02am on Monday (April 29). About 40.5 million shares worth $104.6 million in total changed […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) eases from over 10-mth high

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) eases from over 10-mth high

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) eases from over 10-mth high The Singapore market returned to cautious trading on Thursday, a day after tracking the US markets’ brief rally to all-time highs on strong earnings. The Straits Times Index (STI) closed down 0.36 per cent or 12.15 points to 3,350.28. This came after key indices in the […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) focused on recent optimistic Chinese macroeconomic data

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) focused on recent optimistic Chinese macroeconomic data

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) focused on recent optimistic Chinese macroeconomic data Heffx CEO and Founder, Shayne Heffernan, said the Singapore market “seems focused on recent optimistic Chinese macroeconomic data and looking to a positive US Q1 gross domestic product reading on Friday”. The Straits Times Index (STI) added 10.12 points or 0.3 per cent to […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) belief that consumer prices will rise by 3.1% over next 12 months

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) belief that consumer prices will rise by 3.1% over next 12 months

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) belief that consumer prices will rise by 3.1% over next 12 months Singaporeans expect consumer prices to remain stable in the year ahead, believing prices will rise by around 3.1 per cent over the next 12 months. This is a little over the 2.9 per cent expected inflation rate polled in […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Investors selling off blue chips, large-cap stocks ahead of earnings reports

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Investors selling off blue chips, large-cap stocks ahead of earnings reports

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Investors selling off blue chips, large-cap stocks ahead of earnings reports Local shares took their cue from a positive session on Wall Street last Friday but pessimism eventually took hold to send the market lower yesterday. There were mixed messages across the region: Japan and South Korea posted strong gains, while […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks closed lower

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks closed lower

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks closed lower Singapore stocks closed lower on Monday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) going down 0.18 percent, or 6.12 points, to close at 3,325.86. A total of 1.19 billion shares changed hands with a turnover of 858.57 million Singapore dollars (about 634.94 million U.S. dollars). Gainers outnumbered losers […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) largely range-bound trading

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) largely range-bound trading

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) largely range-bound trading This week’s trading in Singapore was one characterised by market watchers as largely range-bound. The Straits Times Index (STI) had either made small gains or losses, and at the week’s close eked out a 9.34 point or 0.3 per cent gain from the previous Friday’s close of 3,322.64. […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) mixed after China-US trade talks show progress

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) mixed after China-US trade talks show progress

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) mixed after China-US trade talks show progress Shares were mixed in Asia on Monday after trade talks between China and the U.S. wrapped up with officials on both sides claiming progress and the U.S. government reported a strong rebound in hiring in March. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.2% to […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) may see an extension of last week’s rally this week

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) may see an extension of last week’s rally this week

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) may see an extension of last week’s rally this week The benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) may see an extension of last week’s rally this week, bolstered by gains on Wall Street on the back of a stronger-than-expected March jobs report, and hopes for a rapid conclusion to US-China trade talks. […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) posts biggest weekly gain in 12 weeks

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) posts biggest weekly gain in 12 weeks

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) posts biggest weekly gain in 12 weeks Southeast Asian stock markets were rangebound on Friday as mixed reports about progress on a trade deal between Washington and Beijing left investors cautious about taking on more risk. U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said the United States and China were close to […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors look to new leads in the US-China trade talks

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors look to new leads in the US-China trade talks

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors look to new leads in the US-China trade talks The rally witnessed by markets in Asia started to dissipate yesterday but the Singapore market closed higher despite a lack of catalysts. The Straits Times Index (STI) gained 4.94 points or 0.15 per cent to close at 3,316.21. Elsewhere in Asia, […]

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