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Straits Times Index 3,222.14 -14.36
Volume Value Rise Fall Unchanged
775.2M 600.9M 170 180 793
Hang Seng Index 23,259.69 -73.49
KLCI 1,810.99 0.31
Nikkei 225 15,291.64 152.68
South Korea KOSPI 1,925.69 -5.96
Name Last Done Chg
HSI23600MBeCW141127 0.079 -0.013
APAC Strategic 0.059 +0.001
Charisma Energy 0.029 +0.002
Oceanus 0.012 -0.001
JES Intl 0.029 -0.001
HSI22800MBePW141127 0.082 +0.008
Singapore eDev 0.001 -
SingTel 3.690 -0.070
HSI24000VTeCW141127 0.053 -0.008
Mirach Energy 0.149 +0.001
InnoPac 0.009 -
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Updated: 24 Oct 2014 15:45 (Quotes are 10 mins delayed)

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...


Tokyo: Stocks close up 1.01%

24 Oct 2014 14:14

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks rose 1.01 per cent by the close on Friday, helped by a weaker yen and after strong gains on Wall Street. The Nikkei 225...

German GfK consumer sentiment up at 8.5 heading into November

24 Oct 2014 14:10

[BERLIN] German consumer morale picked up heading into November after slight declines in the previous two months, suggesting consumers feel ...

China Telecom, Unicom to build content delivery firm: Chinese paper

24 Oct 2014 13:39

[BEIJING] China Telecom Corp and China Unicom Hong Kong could soon jointly invest in a new content delivery network (CDN) company that would...

China economy to grow 7.4% in 2014, 7% in 2015: govt economist

24 Oct 2014 11:14

[BEIJING] China's economy is likely to grow by 7.4 per cent this year, slightly below the government's target, and expand 7 per cent in 2015...

Australia's Qantas returns to profitability in first quarter: CEO

24 Oct 2014 10:24

[SYDNEY] Qantas Airways Ltd said on Friday it had returned to underlying profitability in the first three months of the financial year, as i...

21 countries sign MOU to set up Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

24 Oct 2014 10:13

SINGAPORE and 20 other countries signed the intergovernmental Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will establish the Asian Infrastructure...

Hong Kong: Shares dip 0.33% at open

24 Oct 2014 10:04

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong shares fell 0.33 per cent Friday morning ahead of China's release of house price data for September, and despite stron...

Office prices rose 1.6 per cent, rentals up 2.6 per cent, vacancy down in Q3: URA

24 Oct 2014 09:35

DATA released by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) shows that prices of office space rose by 1.6 per cent in the third quarter of this...

HDB resale prices fell 1.7% in Q3, making for 5th consecutive quarter of shrinkage

24 Oct 2014 09:23

PRICES of HDB resale flats slipped for the fifth consecutive quarter as the huge supply of build-to-order flats, the loan curbs and the gove...

Malaysia: Shares open higher on Friday

24 Oct 2014 09:18

MALAYSIA share prices opened higher on Friday with the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index up 3.57 points to 1814.32. Volume wa...

Singapore: Shares open lower on Friday

24 Oct 2014 09:05

SINGAPORE share prices opened lower on Friday with the Straits Times Index down 5.37 points to 3,231.13. Volume was 49.4 million shares wort...

First Ebola case hits New York: report

24 Oct 2014 09:05

[NEW YORK] A doctor who recently returned to New York from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the deadly virus Thursday, ...

Retail prices ease, rents inch up in Q3

24 Oct 2014 08:58

PRICES of retail space dipped 0.2 per cent in the third quarter, after slipping 0.3 per cent in the previous quarter. But retail rents edged...

Tokyo: Stocks open up 1.42%

24 Oct 2014 08:50

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened 1.42 per cent higher on Friday, helped by the dollar's rise against the yen and strong gains on Wall Street. The...

Audi recalling 850,000 A4 models over airbag problems

23 Oct 2014 21:55

[BERLIN] German luxury carmaker Audi said on Thursday it is recalling 850,000 A4 models worldwide due to airbag problems. Faulty software in...

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EDB: September 2014 Monthly Manufacturing Performance.

24 Oct 2014 13:23

On a year-on-year basis, Singapore's manufacturing output contracted 1.2% in September 2014. Excluding biomedical manufacturing, output incr...

URA: Prices Of Private Residential Properties Decreased By 0.7% In 3rd Quarter 2014.

24 Oct 2014 11:28

Prices of private residential properties decreased by 0.7% in 3rd Quarter 2014, following the 1.0% decline in the previous quarter. This was...

Del Monte Pacific: Philippine Public Offering Oversubscribed.

24 Oct 2014 11:18

Del Monte Pacific Limited is pleased to advise that the Philippine Public Offering which ended on 22 October 2014 had been oversubscribed an...

Shangri-La Asia: 1 For 7 Rights Issue At HK$11.10 Each.

24 Oct 2014 11:10

Shangri-La Asia Limited proposes to raise a minimum of approximately HK$4,967.2 million, before expenses, by way of the Rights Issue of not ...

Cache Logistics Trust: Announces 2.140 Cents DPU For 3Q 2014 & Completes Refinancing Exercise.

24 Oct 2014 11:07

Steady Financial Performance, 3Q 2014 DPU increased 0.7% to 2.140 cents. Prudent Capital Management, refinancing completed for its existing ...

Fischer Tech: Close Of The Offer With 57.06% Stake.

24 Oct 2014 10:52

Accordingly, as at 5.30 p.m. on 23 October 2014, the total number of Shares owned, controlled or agreed to be acquired by the Offeror and pa...

Aztech: Registers S$5.5 Million Net Profit & S$252.1 Million Revenue For 9M2014.

24 Oct 2014 10:47

Aztech Group Ltd announced its financial results for the third quarter and nine-months ended 30 September 2014. For 3Q2014, the Group regist...

Ezra: Subsea Services Division Boosts Winning Momentum With Awards For Multiple Contract Wins In The US Gulf Of Mexico & Asia Pacific Worth US$70 Million.

24 Oct 2014 10:38

Contracts wins in excess of US$70 million come on the back of triple contract signings announcement with Noble Energy. The awards come from ...

Ezra: Drives Record Revenue Of US$1.5 Billion, Powered By Subsea Services Division's Sustained Operational Profitability.

24 Oct 2014 10:37

Subsea Services division, EMAS AMC, continues to improve economies of scale with five recurring quarters of operating profitability. Revenue...

Rotary: Resignation Of Chief Financial Officer.

24 Oct 2014 10:31

Rotary Engineering Limited wishes to announce that Mr. Choo Peng Leong Phillip has tendered his resignation as Chief Financial Officer. His ...

Oxley: Shangri-La To Manage New Hotel In Phnom Penh.

24 Oct 2014 10:28

Oxley Holdings has, through its subsidiary, Oxley Gem (Cambodia) Co., Ltd., signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Shangri-La Internation...

Great Group: Termination Of Acquisition Of 51% Stake In Sinex Solutions.

24 Oct 2014 10:20

Great Group Holdings Limited has on 23 October 2014 entered into a termination agreement with the Vendor to terminate the Sale and Purchase ...

ISEC Healthcare: Placement Fully Subscribed.

24 Oct 2014 10:11

ISEC Healthcare Ltd. is pleased to announce that, as at the close of the Application List at 12.00 noon on 23 October 2014, all the 70,000,0...

Samudera: Post 3Q14 Net Profit Of US$5.2 Million Vs 3Q13 Net Loss Of US$0.2 Million.

24 Oct 2014 10:05

Samudera Shipping Line Ltd's cost of services fell 15.1% to USD79.6 million in 3Q14, from USD93.8 million in 3Q13, outpacing the revenue dec...

Gallant Venture: Logistic Joint Venture With Sumitomo Corporation.

24 Oct 2014 10:00

PT CSM Corporatama, one of its subsidiary within Indomobil Group, has established cooperation with Sumitomo Corporation Group in the logisti...

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