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Updated: 28 Jul 2015 18:05 (Quotes are 10 mins delayed)


First Half 2015 Results
Qian Hu
16 Jul 2015
First Half 2015 Results

Fund Manager's Take

15 Apr 2015

Market News

Equity markets could face a difficult year in 2015

FOR several years equity markets have been able to weather various geopolitical concerns, ranging from worries that Greece's financial... 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... 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...


Europe: Stocks rebound as Melrose, Hikma rally amid takeovers

29 Jul 2015 00:17

[LONDON] European stocks rebounded from 2015's worst five-day decline as deal activity increased and some corporate earnings topped projecti...

IOC signs US$14b of deals in 17 months

29 Jul 2015 00:03

[KUALA LUMPUR] The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has signed US$14 billion in deals since the Sochi Winter Olympics last year, a spok...

Japfa's Q2 earnings plunge 86% to US$2.96m

28 Jul 2015 22:07

AGRI-FOOD company Japfa reported an 86 per cent year-on-year slide in net profit to US$2.96 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 20...

US services sector growth picks up in July: Markit

28 Jul 2015 21:54

[NEW YORK] The US services sector expanded at a faster clip in July than June as employment and new business growth accelerated, an industry...

US: Wall St opens higher ahead of Fed meet

28 Jul 2015 21:51

[NEW YORK] US stocks opened higher on Tuesday ahead of the two-day US Federal Reserve meeting, which could give clues on the timing of a rat...

BP less likely to be acquired after US$18.7b settlement: CEO

28 Jul 2015 21:33

[LONDON] BP is less likely to be acquired following its US$18.7 billion settlement over the 2010 Macondo oil spill, Chief Executive Officer ...

ECB approves Athens stock exchange reopening-bourse official

28 Jul 2015 21:29

[ATHENS] The European Central Bank (ECB) approved on Tuesday a plan to reopen the Athens Stock Exchange with restrictions on trading by loca...

US home price growth stalls in May: S&P/Case-Shiller

28 Jul 2015 21:25

[NEW YORK] US single-family home prices in May rose from the previous year at the same pace as April but fell short of forecasts, as housing...

Warnings on cost rises were ignored: Japan stadium designers

28 Jul 2015 21:03

[TOKYO] The firm of architects whose design for Japan's new Olympic stadium was scrapped said the ballooning costs that doomed their plan we...

EU/IMF mission chiefs to arrive in Greece for bailout talks on Wednesday

28 Jul 2015 20:57

[ATHENS] European Union and International Monetary Fund mission chiefs will arrive in Athens on Wednesday for talks on a third bailout progr...

Oil's double dip here as lasting glut spurs BofA price cut

28 Jul 2015 20:49

[LONDON] Oil prices are experiencing a "double dip" and could extend losses as the supply glut persists for another 18 months, according to ...

MAS sets up 26-member Financial Centre Advisory Panel

28 Jul 2015 20:41

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has set up a 26-member Financial Centre Advisory Panel (FCAP) consisting of leaders from the banki...

Trapped in the market, China retail investors plot escape with government money

28 Jul 2015 20:28

[SHANGHAI] Mrs Zhu is just the type of investor the Chinese government should worry about as it tries to engineer a turnaround in the countr...

EU slams 'false' Varoufakis claims on Greece

28 Jul 2015 20:10

[BRUSSELS] The EU on Tuesday sharply denied claims by Greece's ex-finance minister Yanis Varoufakis that creditors overseeing Greece's bailo...

Obama says time for world to 'change approach to Africa'

28 Jul 2015 20:02

[ADDIS ABABA] US President Barack Obama said Tuesday that it was time for the world to change its approach to Africa, as he made the first a...

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Asia Enterprises: Expects To Report A Loss In 2Q15.

28 Jul 2015 18:06

During 2Q15, Asia Enterprises Holding Limited continued to experience sluggish end-user demand for steel products from its key customer segm...

Old Chang Kee: Appoints Mr Zainudin Bin Nordin, Member Of Parliament, As Director.

28 Jul 2015 18:02

Old Chang Kee Ltd. has appointed Mr Zainudin Bin Nordin as an Independent Director, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of t...

Dapai: Expect A Net Loss For 2Q15.

28 Jul 2015 17:56

Dapai International Holdings Co. Ltd.'s consolidated financial results for 2Q15 and 1H15 will show a net loss as compared to a profit record...

Lian Beng: 4Q15 Net Profit Up 49.6% To S$54.2 Million.

28 Jul 2015 17:41

FY2015 net profit up 7.1% to S$136.1 million mainly due to profit from construction and dormitory segments, higher fair value gain on invest...

Global Yellow Pages: Expected To Report A Loss For FY2015 Due To S$66.8 Million Impairment.

28 Jul 2015 17:36

Global Yellow Pages Limited is expected to report a loss for the financial period ended 30 June 2015. The expected loss is attributable to t...

MTQ: 1Q Performance Impacted By Industry Slowdown.

28 Jul 2015 17:28

Lower revenue and margins reflected weaker customer demand. Operating cash inflow of S$3.4 million was recorded. Balance sheet remained stro...

Sincap: Misappropriation Of RMB1 Million In 2009.

28 Jul 2015 08:21

Sincap Group Limited has detected a case of fraud in its 98.69% owned subsidiary, Shandong Luneng Taishan Mining Co., Ltd. Luneng Taishan Mi...

Charisma Energy: US$7.3 Million 5% Redeemable Exchangeable Preference Shares In CES Hydro Power Group Due 2018.

28 Jul 2015 07:44

The rationale for issuing the Preference Shares to the Investors is to allow Charisma Energy Services Limited to raise gross proceeds of US$...

Parkway Life REIT: Reports Strong Y-o-Y DPU Growth Of 15.6% In 2Q 2015.

28 Jul 2015 07:41

Another record high quarterly DPU of 3.35 cents for 2Q 2015. Completion of asset recycling gave rise to DPU growth of 2.6% from recurring op...

Great Eastern: 2Q15 Net Profit Up 13.5% To S$277.7 Million.

28 Jul 2015 06:26

Group profit attributable to shareholders for Q2-15 and 6M-15 rose to S$277.7 million and S$498.2 million respectively, mainly contributed b...

Serrano: 1H2015 Revenue Up 27.9% To S$53.1 Million.

27 Jul 2015 23:07

Focus on securing new projects in the emerging Southeast Asian markets. Strong order book of S$63.6 million as at 30 June 2015...

Abterra: Acquisition Of 60% Stake In Mixed-Use Development In Beijing Media Village For S$78.9 Million.

27 Jul 2015 22:30

These commercial properties are comprised in 69 property ownership certificates, which are currently tenanted out to a mix of office and ret...

Imperium Crown: Acquisition Of 2 Residential Properties In Tokyo, Japan For S$19.6 Million.

27 Jul 2015 20:57

One Room Mansion Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Imperium Crown Limited, through its operator, Godo Kaisha Threeline, where ORM holds ...

REA Group: Trading Suspended From 28 July 2015 Due To Lack Of Funds.

27 Jul 2015 20:40

The major shareholder Mr. Xu Jian, the controlling shareholder, confirmed that Renewable Energy Asia Group Limited would be able to obtain a...

Oxley: Forward Sale Of 195 Units At Royal Wharf Development For GBP75.1 Million.

27 Jul 2015 20:13

Oxley Holdings Limited's wholly-owned subsidiary, Oxley Wharf Property 2 Limited, has entered into an agreement dated 24 July 2015 relating ...

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01 Jul 2015 11:06:04

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28 Jul 2015 08:19:03

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