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Straits Times Index 3,419.15 6.95
Volume Value Rise Fall Unchanged
1,338.8M 1,144.5M 213 162 833
Hang Seng Index 24,861.81 54.53
KLCI 1,795.88 -7.29
Nikkei 225 17,795.73 27.43
South Korea KOSPI 1,961.58 9.18
Name Last Done Chg
Advance SCT 0.001 -
HSI25000MBeCW150330 0.150 +0.010
Memstar Tech 0.019 +0.001
IHC 0.275 -
SIIC Environment 0.142 +0.002
Golden Agri-Res 0.435 -0.005
Tritech 0.173 +0.013
Pacific Andes 0.055 -
Armarda 0.004 +0.001
HPH Trust USD 0.735 +0.005
Noble 1.050 +0.025
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Updated: 28 Jan 2015 18:05 (Quotes are 10 mins delayed)

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Equity markets could face a difficult year in 2015

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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... Bond market to benefit from Shanghai-HK stock link

Bond market to benefit from Shanghai-HK stock link

CHINA'S plan to give foreign investors unprecedented access to mainland equities through the Shanghai-Hong Kong exchange link has JPMorgan...

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...


SP Corp FY14 profit down 11%

28 Jan 2015 22:02

INDUSTRIAL group SP Corporation posted an FY14 net profit decrease of 11 per cent to S$2.13 million for the 12 months ended Dec 31, 2014, co...

Universal EC Investments intends to compulsorily acquire UE E&C

28 Jan 2015 21:48

THE takeover offer for UE E&C closed at 5.30pm on Wednesday, DMG & Partners Securities announced on behalf of the offeror, Universal...

India to sell up to US$4b of stake in largest coal miner

28 Jan 2015 21:11

[NEW DELHI] The Indian government will sell as much as 10 per cent in monopoly miner Coal India Ltd in a public offer on Jan 30, the country...

China says to support firms in overseas expansion

28 Jan 2015 20:37

[BEIJING] Chinese firms in a range of industries including steel, construction, railway, nuclear power and equipment making, will get more a...

Credit Suisse appointed as joint financial adviser of Keppel Corp, Keppel Land

28 Jan 2015 20:32

CREDIT Suisse (Singapore) Limited has been appointed as the joint financial adviser of Keppel Corporation (KepCorp) and Keppel Land (KepLand...

Shake Shack expects IPO to be priced at US$17-US$19/share

28 Jan 2015 20:29

[NEW YORK] Burger chain Shake Shack Inc said it now expects its initial public offering to be priced at US$17-US$19 per share, up from its p...

Mercator Lines deeper in the red in Q3

28 Jan 2015 20:16

MERCATOR Lines (Singapore), which specialises in dry bulk commodities shipping, recorded a net loss of US$7.47 million for the three months ...

Goldman Sachs sees WTI crude oil at close to US$40 per barrel in H1

28 Jan 2015 18:46

[LONDON] Goldman Sachs said on Wednesday it expected prices for WTI crude oil to trade close to US$40 per barrel for most of the first half ...

Skymark to file for bankruptcy protection: NHK

28 Jan 2015 18:37

[TOKYO] Japanese discount airline Skymark Airlines Inc is preparing to file for bankruptcy protection from creditors under Japan's Corporate...

Malaysia's Khazanah selling Tenaga stake worth up to US$454m: term sheet

28 Jan 2015 18:25

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysian state investor Khazanah Nasional Bhd is selling 112 million shares worth up to US$454 million in Malaysia's largest...

Singapore Exchange CEO sees early signs of recovery in securities market

28 Jan 2015 17:00

[SINGAPORE] Singapore Exchange Ltd is seeing early signs of an improvement in trading volume following a number of measures taken to boost l...

Malaysia Sime Darby says wins EC nod for US$1.74b New Britain Palm Oil buy

28 Jan 2015 16:48

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysia's Sime Darby Bhd, the world's top oil palm planter by land size, said on Wednesday it had obtained the European Comm...

China to relaunch probe into margin trading, bank lending for stock speculation: sources

28 Jan 2015 16:47

[BEIJING] Chinese regulators will relaunch an investigation into stock margin trading, and have been given notice banks to tighten supervisi...

Europe: Stocks rebound at open

28 Jan 2015 16:43

[LONDON] European stock markets rebounded at the start of trading on Wednesday, with the technology sector lifted by Apple's record earnings...

India: Shares hit record high for 6th straight session

28 Jan 2015 16:41

[MUMBAI] Indian shares hit a record high for a sixth consecutive session on Wednesday before succumbing to profit-taking as blue-chips, incl...

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Oceanus: Announces Major Business Restructuring.

28 Jan 2015 17:53

Following the announcement of management change in December 2014, Oceanus Group has announced a slew of changes to its current business mode...

Mercator: Reported 9M FY2015 Revenue Of US$44.1 Million With EBITDA Margin Of 23%.

28 Jan 2015 17:49

Revenue for 9M FY 2015 stood at USD 44.1 million as compared to USD 58.5 million in 9M FY 2014. EBITDA for 9M FY 2015 stood at USD 10.1 mill...

GuocoLand: 2Q15 Net Profit Up 230% To S$42.5 Million.

28 Jan 2015 17:39

GuocoLand Limited recorded profit attributable to equity holders of $42.5 million for the second quarter ended 31 December 2014. This is an ...

SGX: Launch JPX-SGX Co-Location Direct Service With JPX.

28 Jan 2015 17:08

Japan Exchange Group and Singapore Exchange are pleased to launch the JPX-SGX Co-Location Direct service which will commence in April 2015. ...

Gazprom: New Russia-Turkey Gas Pipeline Route Approved At Meeting In Ankara.

28 Jan 2015 16:27

Ankara hosted a working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Taner Yildiz, Turkish Minister of En...

KrisEnergy: Begins 2D Seismic Acquisition In West Papua.

28 Jan 2015 14:14

KrisEnergy Ltd. announces that a 300 km 2D seismic acquisition program has commenced recording in the Udan Emas production sharing contract ...

AusNet Services: FY2015 Distribution Guidance Of A$0.0836 Per Security Remains Unchanged.

28 Jan 2015 13:50

FY 2015 distribution guidance of 8.36 cents per security remains unchanged...

Metech: Fire At 65 Tech Park Crescent.

28 Jan 2015 11:29

Metech International Limited wishes to announce that a minor fire incident had occurred at its premises at 65 Tech Park Crescent at about 3p...

Hoe Leong: Disposal Of Semua Shipping & Semado Maritime For S$62.69 Million.

28 Jan 2015 11:23

The Head of Agreement Parties shall enter into the Definitive Agreements in respect of the sale and transfer of entire issued share capital ...

CDL HTrust: DPS Rises 7.2% In 4Q 2014.

28 Jan 2015 11:19

Singapore Hotels achieved record high annual occupancy of 89.1% in FY 2014. Net property income grew 6.0% yoy to S$38.6 million in 4Q 2014. ...

Armarda: Placement Of 2.12 Billion New Ordinary Shares At S$0.005 Each.

28 Jan 2015 11:05

Armarda Group Limited wishes to announce the proposed placement of 2,121,290,000 new ordinary shares of HK$0.001 each in the capital of the ...

CitySpring: Declared 3Q15 DPU Of 0.82 Singapore Cents.

28 Jan 2015 10:53

CitySpring Infrastructure Trust has recorded negative cash earnings of S$13.5 million for its third quarter ended 31 December 2014, compared...

Hong Leong Asia: China Yuchai's Engine Sales For 2014 Totaled 483,825 Units.

28 Jan 2015 10:49

China Yuchai International Limited's main operating subsidiary, Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Limited, had at its annual sales and market...

Auric Pacific: Retirement Of Ms Saw Phaik Hwa As CEO.

28 Jan 2015 10:42

Auric Pacific Group Limited have accepted Ms Saw Phaik Hwa's wish to retire as Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the B...

Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust: Achieves 9.5% DPU Growth For 3Q FY14/15.

28 Jan 2015 10:37

Available Distribution per Unit for the quarter was 1.662 cents, up 9.5% from the same period last year. Festival Walk and Gateway Plaza rec...

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