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, […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) rally continues

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) rally continues

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) rally continues THE rally in Asian markets continued on Wednesday on the back of improving prospects of a US-China trade deal, even though IMF chief Christine Lagarde warned of slower growth in many economies. In Singapore, the Straits Times Index (STI) gained 31.49 points or 0.96 per cent to close at 3,311.27.  […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares continue uptrend

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares continue uptrend

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares continue uptrend THE positive start to the second quarter in equity markets continued to gain steam as investors in Asia cheered healthy PMI data from China and the US, growing optimism over US-China trade talks and cheap borrowing costs. In Singapore, the Straits Times Index (STI) gained 29.27 points or […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares gain 1.2% on upbeat China data

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares gain 1.2% on upbeat China data

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares gain 1.2% on upbeat China data There was much to cheer on Monday as markets in Asia kicked off the second quarter in positive territory, on the back of both official and private Chinese purchasing managers’ index figures for March beating expectations, and positive sentiment emanating from US-China trade talks. […]

HSBC said it lowered its stance on Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks to “neutral” from “overweight,” and downgraded Hong Kong equities from “neutral” to “underweight”

HSBC said it lowered its stance on Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks to “neutral” from “overweight,” and downgraded Hong Kong equities from “neutral” to “underweight”

HSBC said it lowered its stance on Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks to “neutral” from “overweight,” and downgraded Hong Kong equities from “neutral” to “underweight” HSBC said it downgraded stocks in Singapore and Hong Kong as the two major financial centers in Asia face the risk of slower economic growth this year. The largest bank in Europe lowered its stance […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors remained unnerved about the global economic outlook

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors remained unnerved about the global economic outlook

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors remained unnerved about the global economic outlook Asian markets were mixed in early trading Wednesday as investors remained unnerved about the global economic outlook. U.S. Treasury yields saw little change Tuesday as the bond rally paused, while new data Wednesday showed China’s industrial profits dropped sharply in the first two […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Bulls Are Back

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Bulls Are Back

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Bulls Are Back Singaporean stocks closed higher on Tuesday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) going up 0.55 percent, or 17.36 points, to close at 3,200.28. A total of 1.05 billion shares changed hands with a turnover of 1 billion Singapore dollars (about 740.29 million U.S. dollars). Gainers outnumbered losers […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) inflation data lift odds of April pause by MAS

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) inflation data lift odds of April pause by MAS

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) inflation data lift odds of April pause by MAS Singapore consumer prices rose less than expected in February, giving the central bank more room to align itself with its regional peers and stand pat when it reviews monetary policy next month. According to the Department of Statistics, the consumer price index […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) possible trade talk friction

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) possible trade talk friction

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) possible trade talk friction Most Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Wednesday as signs suggesting possible hurdles in U.S.-China trade talks curbed risk sentiment, while anticipation of the U.S. Federal Reserve policy decision also kept investors on the sidelines. Bloomberg had reported that negotiators in the U.S. were concerned that China […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) traders await central bank meetings

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) traders await central bank meetings

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) traders await central bank meetings Asian equities drifted Tuesday as traders awaited central bank meetings amid expectations of dovish signals to monetary policy. The dollar steadied after its recent decline. Stocks posted modest losses in Japan and China and were little changed in Australia and Hong Kong. U.S. futures were little […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) busy week ahead as central banks make monetary policy decisions

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) busy week ahead as central banks make monetary policy decisions

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) busy week ahead as central banks make monetary policy decisions It is going to be a busy week ahead as central banks make monetary policy decisions and more economic data is released. Markets’ performance last week was affected somewhat by Brexit developments and the outcomes from China’s National People’s Congress. But […]

Waiting game drives Singapore: STI Index (.STI) down

Waiting game drives Singapore: STI Index (.STI)  down

Waiting game drives Singapore: STI Index (.STI) down Investors here and across the region went back into their shells yesterday after Tuesday’s gains to await some key data expected out of China today. The numbers from Beijing include industrial production, retail sales and foreign direct investment levels, which will all throw light on the state […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) sole loser, banks and real estate weigh

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) sole loser, banks and real estate weigh

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) sole loser, banks and real estate weigh Most Southeast Asian stocks closed higher in lacklustre trade on Wednesday, while Singapore slipped as caution prevailed ahead of China’s industrial output data. Singapore stocks were the sole losers in the region, ending 0.5 percent lower. China’s January-February industrial output and retail sales data […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Exchange Has New Challenge From HKEX China Share Move

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Exchange Has New Challenge From HKEX China Share Move

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Exchange Has New Challenge From HKEX China Share Move Moves by Hong Kong’s stock exchange to start trading derivatives contracts based on Chinese-listed shares pose a new competitive threat to rival Singapore Exchange Ltd. Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd. announced on Monday it signed an agreement with index provider MSCI […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) China-US trade talks drag on

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) China-US trade talks drag on

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) China-US trade talks drag on Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Monday as investors awaited further developments in trade talks between the U.S. and China. The Shanghai Composite jumped 1.9 percent to 3,026.99 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong gained 0.9 percent to 28,494.76. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index added 0.5 […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) lack of direction

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) lack of direction

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) lack of direction The Singapore stock market has finished lower in two straight sessions, sliding almost 20 points or 0.6 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,220-point plateau and it may take further damage again on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets […]

Business confidence among Singapore: STI Index (.STI) companies remained downbeat for the second quarter of 2019

Business confidence among Singapore: STI Index (.STI)  companies remained downbeat for the second quarter of 2019

Business confidence among Singapore: STI Index (.STI) companies remained downbeat for the second quarter of 2019 Singapore businesses are less confident about prospects for the second quarter of 2019, the third straight quarter of waning sentiment, according to the latest quarterly Singapore Commercial Credit Bureau’s (SCCB) Business Optimism Index released on Tuesday. The overall index […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) markets rise at open

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) markets rise at open

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) markets rise at open Singapore stocks resumed trading on Monday afternoon on higher ground, with the Straits Times Index heading up 0.84 per cent or 27.16 points on the day to 3,247.56. Gainers outnumbered losers 190 to 168, after 848.2 million securities worth S$574.1 million changed hands. Among the most heavily […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares gained as technology stocks were boosted by upbeat earnings from US high-tech giants

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares gained as technology stocks were boosted by upbeat earnings from US high-tech giants

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares gained as technology stocks were boosted by upbeat earnings from US high-tech giants The Singapore Stock Exchange index closes at its highest since May 2015. (Reuters photo) Singapore shares touched a more than two-year high on Friday, led by financials on expectations of improved corporate results, while most other Southeast […]

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

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

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) May Extend Losing Streak The Singapore stock market has moved lower in consecutive trading days, slipping more than 20 points or 0.6 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,250-point plateau and it may take further damage again on Thursday. The global forecast for the […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors awaited the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors awaited the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors awaited the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam Asian shares had a mixed session Wednesday as investors awaited the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam and rising tensions in Southeast Asia rattled […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) tipped to open in the green

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) tipped to open in the green

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) tipped to open in the green The Singapore stock market on Monday snapped the two-day slide in which it had fallen almost 10 points or 0.3 percent. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,270-point plateau and it’s tipped to open in the green again on Tuesday. The global […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) consumer price index (CPI) grew 0.4 percent year-on-year in January

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) consumer price index (CPI) grew 0.4 percent year-on-year in January

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) consumer price index (CPI) grew 0.4 percent year-on-year in January Singapore’s consumer price index (CPI) grew 0.4 percent year-on-year in January, following a 0.5-percent increase in December 2018, said the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) and Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) in a joint statement on Monday. The MAS Core […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) inflation and growth remain resilient amid external risks

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) inflation and growth remain resilient amid external risks

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) inflation and growth remain resilient amid external risks The Singapore dollar’s three-month winning streak is facing its stiffest test yet as global growth headwinds dim the outlook for further central bank tightening. An above-consensus inflation report Monday would go a long way toward ensuring the currency’s advance remains on track. A […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) suggests mild upside

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) suggests mild upside

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) suggests mild upside The Singapore stock market has finished higher in three consecutive trading days, gathering more than 40 points or 1.3 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now rests just shy of the 3,280-point plateau and it may see additional support again on Thursday. The global forecast for […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Investors are keeping a close eye on talks between U.S. and Chinese negotiators in Washington

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Investors are keeping a close eye on talks between U.S. and Chinese negotiators in Washington

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Investors are keeping a close eye on talks between U.S. and Chinese negotiators in Washington Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after a modestly high finish on Wall Street that extended the market’s gains into a fourth week. The Nikkei 225 index NIK, +0.60% rose 0.3% despite news that […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) growth outlook dims amid trade, global demand woes

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) growth outlook dims amid trade, global demand woes

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) growth outlook dims amid trade, global demand woes After a year “of two halves” in which growth started out briskly before losing speed towards end-2018, economists expect Singapore’s small and trade-dependent economy to slow further in 2019 amid weakening global demand for semiconductors and protracted trade tensions. Official data released on […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) at over four-month high

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) at over four-month high

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) at over four-month high Singapore stocks closed at a more than 4-month high on Wednesday, leading the gains in Southeast Asia after US President Donald Trump said he could relax the China trade deal deadline, while Philippines fell for the fourth straight day. Trump said on Tuesday that he could let […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) hits 3-week high on trade optimism

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) hits 3-week high on trade optimism

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) hits 3-week high on trade optimism Singapore stocks climbed in line with Asian peers on Wednesday, lifted by the possibility that Washington and Beijing might reach an agreement in trade talks, while other regional markets flitted in a flat-to-lower range after paring early gains. Ahead of the high-level talks due in […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) retail sales slump 6.0% in December

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) retail sales slump 6.0% in December

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) retail sales slump 6.0% in December Retail sales in Singapore fell by 6.0% on a year-on-year basis in December, worsening from the 2.4% decline in the previous month as sales from all segments in the index including motor vehicle sales and computer and telecommunications equipment fell except for medical goods and […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) traders watching for developments of next round of US-China talks

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) traders watching for developments of next round of US-China talks

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) traders watching for developments of next round of US-China talks Asian stocks were mixed on Monday as traders watched for developments on a fresh round of trade talks with the United States this week in Beijing. Markets in China and Taiwan, reopening after a weeklong Lunar New Year break, edged higher […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) PMI down 0.4 point to 50.7 in January

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) PMI down 0.4 point to 50.7 in January

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) PMI down 0.4 point to 50.7 in January The growth of new orders, new exports and factory output slowed down. The Singapore Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI) recorded a further 0.4 point drop from the previous month to a slower expansion at 50.7 in January, according to the Singapore Institute of Purchasing […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) suggests little movement and mild upside

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) suggests little movement and mild upside

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) suggests little movement and mild upside The Singapore stock market headed south again on Friday, one session after it had ended the three-day slide in which it had stumbled almost 30 points or 0.9 percent. The Straits Times Index now rests just beneath the 3,190-point plateau although it figures to bounce […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) tide has turned for the Singapore office market

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) tide has turned for the Singapore office market

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) tide has turned for the Singapore office market Singapore’s Office Price Index rose by 5.7 per cent the whole of last year compared with a 2.4 per cent decline in 2017, according to statistics from the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). With the index rising six straight quarters, accumulating a total gain […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) markets rise after Fed says it won’t raise interest rates

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) markets rise after Fed says it won’t raise interest rates

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) markets rise after Fed says it won’t raise interest rates Asia markets cheered on Thursday, as a dovish United States (US) Federal Reserve signalled it would slow down its pace of interest rate hikes, putting an ease on concerns to the rising cost of borrowing. This is even though weak economic […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) gains were offset by some index heavyweights

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) gains were offset by some index heavyweights

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) gains were offset by some index heavyweights Singapore stocks marked another day of losses on Wednesday, with the Straits Times Index retreating 0.42 per cent or 13.31 points to 3,174.38. Advancers outnumbered decliners 215 to 166, as 1.4 billion shares worth S$1.17 billion changed hands. However, any gains were offset by […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) could fall 25.50 points at the opening bell

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) could fall 25.50 points at the opening bell

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) could fall 25.50 points at the opening bell Investors will focus on interim budget to be announced on Friday, 1 February 2019. The interim budget will be the last one presented by the current NDA government led by Prime Minister Modi, before the 2019 general elections in April. Trading could be volatile this week as […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors braced themselves for a busy week

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors braced themselves for a busy week

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors braced themselves for a busy week Asian markets kicked off the week with a day of cautious trading as investors braced themselves for a busy week, with key events such as US-China trade talks, the Brexit “B” plan decision and the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting on the cards. Weak Chinese […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) cautiously optimistic

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) cautiously optimistic

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) cautiously optimistic The Singapore stock market has fallen lower in three straight sessions, sinking almost 50 points or 1.6 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,170-point plateau although it may stop the bleeding on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is cautiously […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks continues their downward slide

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks continues their downward slide

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks continues their downward slide Amid a cautious trading environment, Singapore stocks continued their downward slide yesterday, with the Straits Times Index (STI) losing 0.68 per cent or 21.6 points to close at 3,171.11. Investors are finding more reasons for gloom than cheer, with the International Monetary Fund’s downgrade of its […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares decline on concerns China slowdown

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares decline on concerns China slowdown

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares decline on concerns China slowdown Asian markets were mostly lower on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund trimmed its global outlook for 2019 and 2020. The downgrade came after China said its economy grew at the slowest pace in 30 years in the last quarter of 2018. Wall Street was […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares open higher

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares open higher

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares open higher Singapore stocks opened higher on Monday (Jan 21), with the Straits Times Index advancing 9.17 points, or 0.3 per cent to 3,233.51 as at 9.01am. Gainers outnumbered losers 75 to 20, after about 73.5 million shares worth $44.1 million changed hands. The most actively traded counter was JCG […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Renewed Support Predicted

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Renewed Support Predicted

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Renewed Support Predicted The Singapore stock market on Thursday snapped the two-day winning streak in which it had advanced more than 55 points or 1.7 percent. The Strait Times Index now rests just beneath the 3,215-point plateau although it figures to rebound on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) strong earnings reports lifted indexes on Wall Street

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) strong earnings reports lifted indexes on Wall Street

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) strong earnings reports lifted indexes on Wall Street Singapore stocks opened higher on Thursday, with the Straits Times Index advancing 3.98 points, or 0.12 per cent to 3,233.09 as at 9.05am. Gainers outnumbered losers 67 to 32, after about 38.1 million shares worth S$80.3 million changed hands. The most actively traded […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Asian markets ease after May’s Brexit vote defeat

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Asian markets ease after May’s Brexit vote defeat

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Asian markets ease after May’s Brexit vote defeat Asia markets took a break on Wednesday, as investors assessed and looked for direction after the British Parliament overwhelmingly rejected its Prime Minister (PM) Theresa May’s Brexit deal. Markets also tuckered out from the earlier growth stimulus announcement from China. Britain’s Members of […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) could deliver attractive returns to investors

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) could deliver attractive returns to investors

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) could deliver attractive returns to investors Singapore’s export-driven economy is among the most vulnerable in the ongoing U.S.-China trade conflict, but major investors said its stock market could deliver attractive returns this year. “It’s very attractive and that’s one of the reasons why we’re actually overweight Singapore relative to other Asian equities,” Kelvin Tay, […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors reacted to Chinese government data

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors reacted to Chinese government data

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors reacted to Chinese government data Asia Pacific markets started off the trading week mostly on the back foot as China’s disappointing trade data spooked investors. Major indexes in South Korea, China, Hong Kong and Singapore tumbled Monday afternoon. The market in Japan is closed for a public holiday. Shares in Asia were lower after Chinese government data showed […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) vulnerable to a correction towards 3,120

Singapore: STI Index (.STI)  vulnerable to a correction towards 3,120

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) vulnerable to a correction towards 3,120 Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards. Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 3,120.01. The projected upper bound is: 3,290.82. The projected lower bound is: 3,113.67. The projected closing price is: […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) market settles after rallying on US-China trade hopes

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) market settles after rallying on US-China trade hopes

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) market settles after rallying on US-China trade hopes Asian markets were mostly lower Thursday as U.S. and Chinese officials wrapped up three days of talks in Beijing without significant breakthroughs. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index, which closed up 1.1 percent on Wednesday, retreated 1.4 percent to 20,141.93. The Kospi in South Korea […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) ride out any volatility in 2019 while positioning for a market recovery

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) ride out any volatility in 2019 while positioning for a market recovery

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) ride out any volatility in 2019 while positioning for a market recovery In a year beset by trade conflicts, weakening growth in China and Brexit uncertainties, Singapore’s Straits Times Index lost 9.8 per cent, but still outperformed the MSCI Asia ex-Japan index in 2018. Singapore stocks are poised to extend gains […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) markets uncertain about Sino-U.S. trade deal

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) markets uncertain about Sino-U.S. trade deal

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) markets uncertain about Sino-U.S. trade deal Asian stock markets closed mixed Tuesday, as investors watched the second day of trade negotiations between the U.S. and China. While the midlevel talks, held in Beijing, were not expected to produce a deal, there was hope that they would lead to higher-level negotiations that […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) marking a three-week closing high

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) marking a three-week closing high

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) marking a three-week closing high Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Monday, with Singapore marking a three-week closing high, as the start of Sino-US trade talks raised hopes that a deal would alleviate concerns about slowing global economic growth. US officials are meeting their Chinese counterparts in Beijing for trade negotiations starting later […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares rebound as Asia advances

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares rebound as Asia advances

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares rebound as Asia advances Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 3,111.31. The projected upper bound is: 3,149.67. The projected lower bound is: 2,969.88. The projected closing price is: 3,059.77. Candlesticks A big white candle occurred. This is generally considered […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) 2019 Outlook Weak

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) 2019 Outlook Weak

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) 2019 is time to sell Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards. The projected upper bound is: 3,376.64. The projected lower bound is: 2,716.55. The projected closing price is: 3,046.60. Candlesticks A black body occurred (because prices closed lower than they opened). During the past 10 bars, there have been 4 […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares rise sharply

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares rise sharply

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares rise sharply Singapore stocks opened higher on Thursday (Dec 27), with the Straits Times Index gaining 1.5 per cent or 43.68 points to 3,054.83 as at 9am, reversing the previous session’s losses. Gainers outnumbered losers 125 to 15, after 46.7 million shares worth $40.3 million changed hands. Among the most […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) hits near 2-month low as most Southeast Asia markets fall

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) hits near 2-month low as most Southeast Asia markets fall

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) hits near 2-month low as most Southeast Asia markets fall Most Southeast Asian stock markets fell tracking their global peers with Singapore taking the maximum hit on Wednesday (Dec 26), as continued concerns over political uncertainty in the US prompted investors to steer clear of riskier assets. Local trading volumes were largely […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) in line with a weaker Wall Street

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) in line with a weaker Wall Street

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) in line with a weaker Wall Street Singapore stocks suffered a kneejerk fall at the opening bell on Thursday morning (Dec 20) but pared losses within minutes of trading. At 9am, the Straits Times Index was down as much as 0.56 per cent or 16.98 points at 3,041.67 in line with […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Fed’s interest-rate decision remains on top of investors’ mind

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Fed’s interest-rate decision remains on top of investors’ mind

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Fed’s interest-rate decision remains on top of investors’ mind The Fed’s interest-rate decision remains on top of investors’ mind. While the Fed began a two-day policy meeting Tuesday, U.S. president Donald Trump warned the central bank against making “yet another mistake” in a tweet about raising interest rates. The regional benchmark index rose a […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Xi’s speech gives no hope to stock traders

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Xi’s speech gives no hope to stock traders

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Xi’s speech gives no hope to stock traders Xi Jinping’s speech marking the 40th anniversary of China’s reform era was one that Asia’s equity investors had their eyes on Tuesday. But his comments weren’t what they were hoping for. No new initiatives for reform measures were mentioned, and it ended up […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors remain cautious

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors remain cautious

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors remain cautious Most Southeast Asian stock markets ended lower on Monday, as investors remained cautious after the region’s biggest trading partner China posted disappointing economic data on Friday, while dismal regional data added to woes. On the upside, the Singapore benchmark index bucked the weak trend to close 1.2% higher, […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) index falls on weak China data

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) index falls on weak China data

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) index falls on weak China data Most Southeast Asian stock markets closed lower on Friday after a set of weak data from the region’s biggest trade partner China signalled at concerns around global economic slowdown and apprehensions over Washington and Beijing’s trade negotiations. China’s November retail sales grew at the weakest […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) hopes of easing Sino-U.S. trade tensions

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) hopes of easing Sino-U.S. trade tensions

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) hopes of easing Sino-U.S. trade tensions Most Southeast Asian stock markets ended higher on Thursday on hopes of easing Sino-U.S. trade tensions in light of recent positive steps taken by both the countries, but the Thai index was pulled lower by weakness in energy-linked shares. The sentiment across broader Asia seemed […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Investors betting on hopes that U.S.-China tensions will ease

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Investors betting on hopes that U.S.-China tensions will ease

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Investors betting on hopes that U.S.-China tensions will ease Singapore and Malaysia shares snapped a six-session losing streak Wednesday as banking stocks climbed on the back of broad Asian equities rally as investors bet that U.S.-China tensions will ease. The Straits Times Index closed up 1.3% at 3099.99 and the FBM […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Investors stay wary amid uneasy truce between U.S.-China over simmering trade spat

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Investors stay wary amid uneasy truce between U.S.-China over simmering trade spat

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Investors stay wary amid uneasy truce between U.S.-China over simmering trade spat Malaysia and Singapore shares fell for the sixth straight day and trading volume tapered as investors retreated to the side lines awaiting fresh cues from a simmering trade spat between the U.S. and China. Great Eastern Holding slipped 1.1% […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) concerns over slowdown in the city-state’s manufacturing activity

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) concerns over slowdown in the city-state’s manufacturing activity

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) concerns over slowdown in the city-state’s manufacturing activity Singapore shares slid on Tuesday, one of the worst performing markets in Asia, amid concerns over slowdown in the city-state’s manufacturing activity and as doubts shrouded U.S.-China trade truce. Malaysia stocks also declined. The Straits Times Index ended 0.7% lower at 3167.79. Yangzijiang […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) manufacturing PMI contracts in November

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) manufacturing PMI contracts in November

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) manufacturing PMI contracts in November A Barometer of Singapore’s electronics manufacturing activity dipped into contractionary territory for the first time in more than two years in November, as US-China trade tensions and the peaking of the global semiconductor cycle weighed on sentiment. The latest electronics sector Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) extended […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) posted monthly gain amid trade worries

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) posted monthly gain amid trade worries

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) posted monthly gain amid trade worries Malaysia shares fell Friday capping quarterly earnings reporting seasons amid wild swings in commodity prices and heightened caution ahead of G-20 summit this weekend. Singapore stocks rose. The FBM KLCI ended 1% lower at 1679.86, dragging the monthly loss at 1.7%. Most sectors in Malaysia […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) hopes of China-US trade truce

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) hopes of China-US trade truce

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) hopes of China-US trade truce Asian markets mostly saw moderate gains yesterday, as the latest positive turn in the Trump-Xi dalliance gave stocks a mild mid-week boost. Singapore stocks ended higher with the Straits Times Index rising 4.08 points, or 0.1 per cent to 3,094.48. Gainers outnumbered losers 225 to 146, […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) resh threats from United States President Donald Trump to widen the scope of tariffs

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) resh threats from United States President Donald Trump to widen the scope of tariffs

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) resh threats from United States President Donald Trump to widen the scope of tariffs Local shares snapped four days of gains yesterday after fresh threats from United States President Donald Trump to widen the scope of tariffs on Chinese imports spooked investors. The cautious mood sent the Straits Times Index (STI) […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) upbeat on surging crude oil prices and global trade optimism

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) upbeat on surging crude oil prices and global trade optimism

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) upbeat on surging crude oil prices and global trade optimism The Singapore stock market has moved higher in four straight sessions, advancing almost 65 points or 2.1 percent along the way. The Straight Times Index now rests just above the 3,090-point plateau and it’s got another green light again on Tuesday. […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Set to Slide at Open

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Set to Slide at Open

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Set to Slide at Open Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards. The projected upper bound is: 3,134.76. The projected lower bound is: 2,967.05. The projected closing price is: 3,050.90. Candlesticks A white body occurred (because prices closed higher than they opened). During the past 10 bars, there have been 6 […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Slightly Higher

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Slightly Higher

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Slightly Higher Singapore stocks closed the session slightly higher on Thursday, with the Straits Times Index rising 2.73 points, or 0.1 per cent to 3,041.38. Losers outnumbered gainers 193 to 170, after about 1.22 billion shares worth S$669.8 million changed hands. The most actively traded counter was Rich Capital, which fell 12.5 per […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) trading sets stage for negative start

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) trading sets stage for negative start

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) trading sets stage for negative start A steep fall in US stocks for the second straight day on renewed global growth concerns does not bode well for domestic stocks, which stare at a gap-down opening on Wednesday. The only silver lining is the 6 per cent plunge in crude prices overnight, […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Set to Open Lower

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Set to Open Lower

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Set to Open Lower Singapore shares opened lower on Tuesday morning (Nov 20), with the Straits Times Index down 32.99 points, or 1.08 per cent, to 3,032.08, after Wall Street stocks sank on Monday. At 9.04am, losers outnumbered gainers by 97 to 24, with about 39.2 million shares worth $71.7 million […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Donald Trump sparked hopes that a trade dispute with China could be resolved

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Donald Trump sparked hopes that a trade dispute with China could be resolved

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Donald Trump sparked hopes that a trade dispute with China could be resolved The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 29.07 or 0.95% higher at 3,083.60. The top active stocks were DBS, which advanced 0.17%, Singtel, which grew 0.03%, UOB, which climbed 0.19%, OCBC, which rose 0.10%, and ComfortDelGro, with a 0.02% […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) caution over potential US-China trade deal

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) caution over potential US-China trade deal

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) caution over potential US-China trade deal Singapore stocks ended higher on the last trading day of the week, with the Straits Times Index gaining one per cent, or 29.07 points, to 3,083.6 on Friday’s close. The field was roughly evenly matched, with 181 gainers to 193 losers, as some 850.4 million […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Edges Higher

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Edges Higher

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Edges Higher Singapore stocks finished 0.4 per cent higher on Thursday, with the Straits Times Index gaining 11.34 points to 3,054.53. Gainers outnumbered losers 222 to 170, as some 1.91 billion shares worth S$1.06 billion in total changed hands. The most actively traded counter was Genting Singapore, which rose S$0.025 to S$0.950 […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares slip as oil tumbles

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares slip as oil tumbles

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares slip as oil tumbles The key stock index had declined 20% this year as of Tuesday, making it the worst performer in Southeast Asia. Indonesian shares closed higher for a second straight session with material and consumer stocks dominating the gains. “It is more of a technical rebound than a […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) volatility is back

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) volatility is back

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) volatility is back In a year full of debate on whether stocks have peaked, one thing’s clear: volatility is back. Tuesday’s trading showed that in spades, with Japan’s Nikkei 225 Stock Average sliding 3.5% at one point before paring to close 2.1% lower. China’s Shanghai Composite quickly erased its earlier 1.3% […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) retail sales up 1.9%

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) retail sales up 1.9%

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) retail sales up 1.9%  Retail sales in Singapore rose 1.9% in September on a year-on-year basis after declining for the months of July and August. The increase was helped by increased sales seen in petrol service stations, watches and jewelleries, and medical goods and toiletries. Total receipts reached around S$3.6 billion […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) slowdown as tech stocks plunged

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) slowdown as tech stocks plunged

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) slowdown as tech stocks plunged It was looking like a week of wound-licking for Asian stocks. Then crude oil entered a bear market and alarm bells rang on China’s slowdown as tech stocks plunged. Just like that, the region’s equity benchmark erased weekly gains and posted its sixth slide in seven […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) boosted risk appetite

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) boosted risk appetite

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) boosted risk appetite Singapore and Malaysia shares rose Thursday along with most Asian markets as Wall Street gained following conclusion of U.S. midterm elections that erased political uncertainty and boosted risk appetite. The Straits Times Index ended 0.9% higher at 3093.24. Jardine Cycle & Carriage rose 3.7% in Singapore to extend […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Shares edge higher

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Shares edge higher

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Shares edge higher Singapore stocks ended slightly higher on Wednesday, with the Straits Times Index rising 4.74 points or 0.2 per cent to 3,065.36. Gainers outnumbered losers 234 to 173, after about 1.57 billion shares worth S$1.17 billion in total changed hands. The most actively traded counters were Rex International, which gained 2.5 […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) mixed after a muted US session ahead of midterm elections

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) mixed after a muted US session ahead of midterm elections

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) mixed after a muted US session ahead of midterm elections Share prices were mixed in Europe and Asia on Tuesday as cautious world investors awaited the outcome of the US midterm elections. The Shanghai Composite index slipped 0.2 per cent to 2,659.36 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng bounced back, gaining 0.7 […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) resumes Monday afternoon at 3,058.13

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) resumes Monday afternoon at 3,058.13

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) resumes Monday afternoon at 3,058.13 Singapore shares continued to slide on Monday afternoon, resuming trading on lower ground, with the Straits Times Index down 58.26 points or 1.9 per cent to 3,058.13. About 973 million shares worth S$517 million in total changed hands, with losers outnumbering gainers 243 to 100. Among […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) local earnings reports and China data due out this week

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) local earnings reports and China data due out this week

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) local earnings reports and China data due out this week Asian markets were given a boost from the middle of the past week on positive earnings reports from Wall Street and developments in US-China trade relations. But as markets head into the first full week of November, all eyes will be […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) lenders rallied after Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp posted a record quarterly profit

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) lenders rallied after Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp posted a record quarterly profit

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) lenders rallied after Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp posted a record quarterly profit Singapore shares climbed to a one-week high on Thursday as lenders rallied after Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp posted a record quarterly profit, while other markets in the region were subdued. Singapore shares ended 1.4% higher after lender OCBC reported a 12% […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Investors still face risks of slower global growth

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Investors still face risks of slower global growth

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Investors still face risks of slower global growth Singapore and Malaysia shares rose Wednesday thanks to strong overnight rebound on Wall Street, helping to limit losses through a choppy October that saw most global equity benchmarks ending lower. Singapore stocks opened stronger on Wednesday, with the Straits Times Index up 0.8 […]

Singapore Dollar: USD/SGD (SGD=X) remains supported above 1.38

Singapore Dollar: USD/SGD (SGD=X) remains supported above 1.38

Singapore Dollar: USD/SGD (SGD=X) remains supported above 1.38 USD/SGD is currently trading around 1.3806 marks. It made intraday high at 1.3811 and low at 1.3798 levels. Intraday bias remains slightly bullish till the time pair holds key support at 1.3790 mark. A daily close above 1.3815 will test key resistances at 1.3838, 1.3872, 1.3905 and […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors still positive on fundamentals

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors still positive on fundamentals

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors still positive on fundamentals Markets the world over faced heavy sell-offs last week but the question on investors’ minds had been whether a rebound was in sight. Going by how Asian equities resumed declines yesterday after gains in the early session, signs are that the mood dampening markets is likely […]

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