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Straits Times Index 3,274.25 39.94
Volume Value Rise Fall Unchanged
1,697.8M 1,398.3M 326 96 723
Hang Seng Index 23,998.06 296.02
KLCI 1,855.15 12.37
Nikkei 225 16,413.76 755.56
South Korea KOSPI 1,964.43 5.50
Name Last Done Chg
APAC Strategic 0.052 +0.004
OLS^ 0.011 -
IHC 0.270 -
HSI24200MBeCW141127 0.069 +0.011
JES Intl 0.026 +0.005
Noble 1.195 +0.010
Singapore eDev 0.001 -
Mirach Energy 0.143 +0.002
Genting Sing 1.100 +0.045
HSI23600MBeCW141127 0.120 +0.018
Blumont 0.021 +0.002
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Updated: 31 Oct 2014 17:06 (Quotes are 10 mins delayed)


2Q FY2014/15 Results
28 Oct 2014
2Q FY2014/15 Results

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...


US: Dow, S&P surge into record territory after Japan stimulus

31 Oct 2014 22:02

[NEW YORK] The Dow and S&P 500 surged into fresh record territory in opening trade on Friday after the Bank of Japan's surprise stimulus...

Sembcorp Marine and PSA take top Asian awards

31 Oct 2014 21:20

THE Singapore shipping and marine sector received a morale boost as Sembcorp Marine received the Best Shipyard of the Year award at the Lloy...

Higher revenue, takeover of Singapore Land help lift UIC's Q3 net profit to S$59.7m

31 Oct 2014 21:18

UNITED Industrial Corporation (UIC) has posted a 37 per cent year-on-year increase in third-quarter net profit to S$59.69 million, on the ba...

SMRT's Q2 profit jumps 75.5% to S$25.3m

31 Oct 2014 21:13

SMRT Corp's net profit spiked up 75.5 per cent to S$25.3 million for the second quarter ended Sept 30 on improved performance in its train a...

India's April-Sept infrastructure output grows at 4.0% year-on-year

31 Oct 2014 20:22

[NEW DELHI] India's annual infrastructure output grew by 4 per cent between April and September, government data showed on Friday. The secto...

Daimler to buy 25% stake in Italy's MV Agusta

31 Oct 2014 19:28

[FRANKFURT] German cars and trucks maker Daimler on Friday said it will buy a 25 per cent stake in Italian motorcycle manufacturer MV Agusta...

India's April-Sept fiscal deficit nears 83% of full-year target: govt

31 Oct 2014 18:11

[NEW DELHI] India's fiscal deficit was 4.39 trillion rupees (US$71.5 billion) during April-September, or 82.6 per cent of the full-year targ...

Malaysia: Shares end higher

31 Oct 2014 17:57

MALAYSIAN shares ended higher on Friday with the Kuala Lumpur Composite Index adding 12.37 points to close at 1,855.15. Some 2.75 billion lo...

Singapore: Shares end higher

31 Oct 2014 17:51

SINGAPORE shares ended higher on Friday with the Straits Times Index gaining 39.94 points to 3,274.25. Some 1.73 billion shares, valued at S...

Hong Kong: Stocks end higher, Mengniu up after Danone deal

31 Oct 2014 16:13

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong shares ended higher on Friday, reflecting strength in the Chinese market and greater risk appetite after strong US gro...

Sony reports narrower Q2 loss than estimated on strong PlayStation 4 sales

31 Oct 2014 14:36

[TOKYO] Japan's Sony reported a second-quarter operating loss on Friday that was narrower than analysts had estimated, as blockbuster sales ...

BOJ unexpectedly eases monetary policy further

31 Oct 2014 13:10

[TOKYO] The Bank of Japan unexpectedly eased monetary policy on Friday in a 5-4 vote, due to concerns that a decline in oil prices would wei...

Govt to expand supply of temporary housing for newly weds

31 Oct 2014 11:17

THE supply of HDB flats under the Parenthood Provisional Housing Scheme (PPHS) will be bumped up by 800 flats, in addition to the current su...

Layoffs up in Q3, employment growth rates hold steady: MOM

31 Oct 2014 11:14

THE number of retrenchments in Singapore went up in the third quarter of 2014 to 3,400, a sign of the ongoing effects of business restructur...

Bank lending in Singapore flat in September: MAS

31 Oct 2014 10:25

Bank lending in Singapore dollars showed no growth in September compared to a month ago, figures released by the Monetary Authority of Singa...

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PCI: Retirement Of Chief Financial Officer.

31 Oct 2014 17:47

Lee Keng Poh retired as Chief Financial Officer on 31/10/2014. He was responsible for all accounting, financial and taxation mattters of th...

Action Asia: Has Reported A Profitable 3QFY2014.

31 Oct 2014 17:43

Action Asia Limited has returned to the black with net profit of S$648,000 on improved revenue of S$34.56 million for the third quarter of f...

SMRT: 2Q15 Net Profit Up 75.5% To S$25.3 Million, Increased Interim Dividend To S$0.015.

31 Oct 2014 17:34

Group Revenue increased 6.0% to $314.0 million in 2Q FY2015 due to broad based revenue growth across most of the segments. Operating profit ...

SGX: Voted Derivatives Exchange of The Year.

31 Oct 2014 17:28

Singapore Exchange won the industry endorsement as the "Derivatives Exchange of the Year" at the prestigious Asia Risk Awards ceremony held ...

CCT: Issuance Of ¥6.3 Billion Floating Rate Notes Due 2021.

31 Oct 2014 17:24

CapitaCommercial Trust wishes to announce that CCT MTN Pte. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary, has issued ¥6,300,000,000 floating rate notes ...

NOL: Post 3Q14 Net Loss Of US$23.1 Million Vs 3Q13 Net Profit Of US$20 Million.

31 Oct 2014 17:14

NOL Group reported a third quarter 2014 net loss of US$23 million. Year-to-date, the Group reported Core Earnings Before Interest, Taxes and...

Halcyon Agri: Potential Acquisition Of Centrotrade Holding AG.

31 Oct 2014 17:07

Halcyon Agri Corporation Limited has on 21 October 2014, entered into an exclusivity agreement with Raiffeisen Centrobank AG, one of the lea...

Vashion: New Business In Trading Of Electronic & Apparel Materials In Hong Kong.

31 Oct 2014 17:03

Vashion Group Limited's subsidiary, Vashion Group (H.K.) Limited will commence its expansion of its business activities into trading and dea...

Lonza: Expand Manufacturing Agreement With Bristol-Myers Squibb.

31 Oct 2014 14:17

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Lonza announced a multi-year expansion of their existing biologics manufacturing agreement. The contract ex...

Lonza: Overall Business Performance Year-To-Date On Track.

31 Oct 2014 14:08

After three quarters of 2014, Lonza has improved both profits and return on assets versus prior year. All businesses except Water improved o...

Sembcorp: Opens S$635 Million 2nd Cogeneration Plant On Jurong Island & New Technology & Innovation Centre.

31 Oct 2014 11:49

Sembcorp Industries opens its second state-of-the-art cogeneration plant in Singapore as well as a new technology and innovation centre, str...

MOM: Unemployment Rate Held At 2.9% For Singaporeans In September 2014, 3,400 Workers Were Made Redundant.

31 Oct 2014 11:00

Redundancy rose in the third quarter of 2014, reflecting the impact of restructuring. Some 3,400 workers were laid off, up from 2,410 worker...

Frasers Centrepoint: Completes Compulsory Acquisition Of Australand.

31 Oct 2014 10:51

Frasers Centrepoint Limited wishes to announce that compulsory acquisition has been completed. Following compulsory acquisition, Australand ...

EMAS Offshore: Buy-Back Of Own Shares Worth US$1 Million From 31 October 2014.

31 Oct 2014 10:46

EMAS Offshore Limited has decided to acquire shares of up to an amount equivalent to US$1 million. The shares acquired will be held as treas...

DBS: 3Q14 Earnings Rise 17% To S$1.01 Billion.

31 Oct 2014 10:41

DBS Group reported net profit of SGD 1.01 billion for third-quarter 2014, up 17% from a year ago. Total income rose 17% to a record SGD 2.51...

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