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Straits Times Index 3,228.11 25.37
Volume Value Rise Fall Unchanged
374.0M 371.2M 166 77 898
Hang Seng Index 23,348.57 -55.40
KLCI 1,805.18 8.96
Nikkei 225 15,169.57 -26.20
South Korea KOSPI 1,930.07 -6.90
Name Last Done Chg
APAC Strategic 0.059 -
Singapore eDev 0.001 -
HSI24000VTeCW141127 0.060 -
HSI23500VTeCW141127 0.097 -
InnoPac 0.009 +0.001
Spackman 0.280 -0.010
HSI23600MBeCW141127 0.091 +0.017
TIH W170519 0.006 -
SIIC Environment 0.166 +0.006
Metal Component 0.083 +0.002
SingTel 3.750 +0.060
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Updated: 23 Oct 2014 10:58 (Quotes are 10 mins delayed)


FY2014 Results Briefing
15 Oct 2014
FY2014 Results Briefing

Market News

One-third of ASX-listed firms at financial risk

[SYDNEY] More companies listed on Australia's stock exchange faced "serious financial uncertainty" last year than during the global... All eyes on Kenya: The next big oil exporter

All eyes on Kenya: The next big oil exporter

Not even the specter of a spillover of Islamic extremism from Somalia can dampen the atmosphere in Kenya, where commercial oil production... ETFs gaining favour over traditional investment funds

ETFs gaining favour over traditional investment funds

[LONDON] The blossoming love affair with index-based investing and exchange-traded funds is sweeping aside more traditional investment... Prime city markets to be shielded from US rate hike: Knight Frank

Prime city markets to be shielded from US rate hike: Knight Frank

THE US Federal Reserve's raising of interest rates in 2015 is likely to shake up capital and property markets, but Knight Frank analysts...

Average 9.6% YTD total return for S'pore office Reits

SINGAPORE-listed office real estate investment trusts (Reits) have generated an average year-to-date return of 9.6 per cent and a median...


Singapore: Shares open higher on Wednesday

23 Oct 2014 09:04

SINGAPORE share prices opened higher on Wednesday with the Straits Times Index up 25.82 points to 3,228.56. Volume was 55.0 million shares w...

New Zealand inflation rate slows to a crawl

23 Oct 2014 08:57

[WELLINGTON] New Zealand's annual inflation rate fell to 1.0 per cent in the 12 months to September, official data showed Thursday, dampenin...

Tokyo: Stocks open 0.67% lower

23 Oct 2014 08:44

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened 0.67 per cent lower on Thursday after Wall Street snapped a three-day rally. The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo S...

Ascott increases presence in Australia

23 Oct 2014 08:02

CAPITALAND'S The Ascott has inked several agreements with Quest Serviced Apartments in Australia to increase its exposure Down Under. Under ...

Early Apple computer sells for US$905,000 at auction

23 Oct 2014 07:17

[NEW YORK] One of the few remaining examples of Apple Inc's first pre-assembled computer, Apple-1, sold for US$905,000 at an auction in New ...

British bank Lloyds to cut tenth of workforce

23 Oct 2014 06:46

[LONDON] Lloyds Banking Group is to cut about 9,000 jobs, roughly a tenth of its workforce in the next three years, Sky News reported on Wed...

Investors seek more time for HK-Shanghai stock tie-up

22 Oct 2014 17:42

[HONG KONG] Some of the world's biggest banks and asset managers have asked the Hong Kong securities regulator for more time to prepare for ...

Hong Kong: Shares end 1.37% higher

22 Oct 2014 16:27

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks jumped 1.37 per cent following a third successive advance on Wall Street, while traders await the release of pr...

ANZ-Roy Morgan Singapore Consumer Confidence Index dips in October

22 Oct 2014 16:09

The ANZ-Roy Morgan Singapore Consumer Confidence Index fell 0.5 points from a month ago to 120.2 points in October, the bank said on Wednesd...

Banpu aims higher coal sales volume in 2015

22 Oct 2014 15:59

[BANGKOK] Thailand's top coal miner Banpu PCL said on Wednesday it aimed for coal sales of 50 million tonnes in 2015, higher than the 48.8 m...

Tokyo: Shares jump 2.64% by the close

22 Oct 2014 15:55

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks jumped 2.64 per cent on Wednesday, reversing a sharp drop the previous day, as investors took their lead from another W...

Daimler sees US$780m windfall from sale of Tesla stake

22 Oct 2014 09:54

[FRANKFURT] Daimler AG on Tuesday said it would book a US$780 million windfall from selling its 4 per cent stake in rival electric car maker...

China premier says taking time for reforms to gain traction

22 Oct 2014 09:13

[BEIJING] It is still taking time for reform measures to gain traction, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang was quoted as saying by the Foreign Minis...

Tokyo: Stocks up nearly 2.0% in opening trade

22 Oct 2014 09:09

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks jumped nearly two per cent in opening trade on Wednesday, bouncing back from a sharp drop the previous day as Wall Stre...

Malaysian markets closed on Wednesday

22 Oct 2014 09:07

Financial markets in Malaysia are closed on Wednesday for a public holiday.

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CapitaLand: Ascott Inks A$500 Million Strategic Partnership With Quest In Australia.

23 Oct 2014 10:42

CapitaLand's wholly-owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited, has entered into a strategic partnership with Quest Serviced...

AusNet Services: Resolution Of ATO Intra-Group Financing Review, Division 974 Audit.

23 Oct 2014 10:38

AusNet Services and the Australian Taxation Office have reached an in-principle, non-binding agreement to settle all matters concerning the ...

Gazprom: Board Of Directors Approves Adjusted Investment Program, Budget & Cost Reduction Program For 2014.

23 Oct 2014 10:34

The Gazprom Board of Directors approved the adjusted Investment Program, Budget (Financial Plan) and Cost Optimization (Reduction) Program f...

CDI: Acquisition Of Japanese Property Trusts For S$31 Million.

23 Oct 2014 10:24

Communication Design International Limited has on 21 October 2014 entered into a sale and purchase agreement with Mr. Low Soon Sim for the a...

Viva Industrial Trust: Posts Q3 DPS Of 1.687 Cents.

23 Oct 2014 10:17

Enhancing portfolio with acquisition of Jackson Square and Jackson Design Hub for S$111.5 million. Diversification of funding sources with i...

Soilbuild REIT: Exceeds IPO Forecast For 5th Consecutive Quarter.

23 Oct 2014 10:00

3Q FY2014 DPU of 1.546 cents, 2.0% above IPO Forecast. Healthy portfolio occupancy of 99.9% as at 30 September 2014. Only 1.5% of total port...

Soilbuild REIT: Acquisition Of 61 & 71 Tuas Bay Drive For S$55.7 Million.

23 Oct 2014 09:48

Soilbuild REIT has on 21 October 2014 entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement with Provident Properties (I) Pte. Ltd. pursuan...

Singapore Medical Group: General Practitioner Joint Venture With MindChamps.

23 Oct 2014 09:41

MindChamps Medical Pte Limited is a dormant company incorporated in Singapore and is 100% owned by MindChamps Holdings Pte Limited prior to ...

Mapletree Industrial Trust: Distributable Income For 2QFY14/15 Increased 10.4% Year-On-Year.

21 Oct 2014 17:56

Distributable income for 2QFY14/15 rose 10.4% year-on-year to S$45.4 million. Distribution per Unit grew 5.3% year-on-year to 2.60 cents in ...

ARA: Harmony Fund Crosses Initial 5-Year Mark.

21 Oct 2014 17:47

ARA Asset Management Limited wishes to announce that the ARA Harmony Fund, a single-asset fund established on 30 September 2009 owning the a...

Suntec REIT: Achieves DPU Of 2.328 Cents For 3Q FY14, YTD FY14 DPU Of 6.823 Cents.

21 Oct 2014 17:39

Suntec Real Estate Investment Trust is pleased to announce a total distribution income of S$58.3 million for the period 1 July to 30 Septemb...

CSC Holdings: Received Full Outstanding Amount Owed By SG Changi.

21 Oct 2014 17:34

CSC Holdings Limited is pleased to announce that CS Construction & Geotechnic Pte Ltd has received the full outstanding amount owed under th...

ST Engineering: Aerospace Arm Wins New Contracts Worth S$450 Million In 3Q2014.

21 Oct 2014 17:31

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd's aerospace arm has sealed new contracts worth $450m in the third quarter of 2014. These new orders s...

SunVic: Completion And Transfer Of 55% Stake In The Joint Venture Company To Arkema Asie SAS.

21 Oct 2014 17:20

The Joint Venture Company, Sunke, has become a 45%-55% joint venture between Taixing Jurong, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sunvic Chemical Ho...

Keppel: 3Q14 Net Profit Down 9.5% To S$414.2 Million.

21 Oct 2014 17:13

3Q 2014 Net Profit of S$414 million is 9% lower than 3Q 2013's S$457 million. 9M 2014 Net Profit of S$1,159 million is comparable to 9M 2013...

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