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Straits Times Index 3,513.00 10.25
Volume Value Rise Fall Unchanged
1,858.9M 1,224.0M 244 169 884
Hang Seng Index 28,060.98 233.28
KLCI 1,862.58 16.50
Nikkei 225 20,020.04 -167.61
South Korea KOSPI 2,159.80 -13.61
Name Last Done Chg
SinoConstruction 0.040 -0.001
Digiland Intl 0.001 -
SIIC Environment 0.225 -0.005
LH 0.006 -
Noble 0.840 -0.020
IHC 0.295 -
HSI26600MBePW150528 0.081 -0.019
Mirach Energy 0.080 +0.008
USP Group 0.093 -0.014
Blumont 0.013 +0.001
Vallianz 0.070 +0.003
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Updated: 24 Apr 2015 18:05 (Quotes are 10 mins delayed)

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...


Berlian Laju sets out binding terms for it restructuring

26 Apr 2015 15:55

PT Berlian Laju Tanker - an Indonesian chemical tanker operator - on Saturday set out the binding terms of its restructuring that has been o...

Otto Marine's creditor seeks to wind up firm over S$1.57 million debt

26 Apr 2015 15:49

Otto Marine said on Saturday that its creditor has filed an application with the Singapore High Court to wind up the marine company over a d...

Russian hackers read Obama's unclassified emails last year: NYT

26 Apr 2015 12:54

[WASHINGTON] Russian hackers who penetrated sensitive parts of the White House computer system last year read President Barack Obama's uncla...

Cuts to pay and perks trigger flight from China's state banks

26 Apr 2015 11:52

[SHANGHAI] Bankers at China's top state lenders are quitting in increasing numbers because of cuts to their pay and perks, and moving to a n...

Nepal steps up rescue efforts as quake toll jumps to 1,800

26 Apr 2015 11:07

[KATHMANDU] Nepal ramped up efforts on Sunday to rescue people trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings after an earthquake devastated t...

TIH invests US$0.5m in Salim Group-linked entity via convertible loan notes

24 Apr 2015 22:01

SINGAPORE-LISTED private-equity fund TIH has invested US$0.5 million in convertible loan notes, with a coupon rate of 5 per cent per annum r...

Rickmers Maritime eats into cash pile to keep Q1 DPU at 0.6 US cent

24 Apr 2015 21:00

CONTAINER-SHIP owner Rickmers Maritime has continued to eat into its cash pile to keep distributions per unit (DPU) steady at 0.6 US cent fo...

CapitaRetail China Trust's Q1 DPU up 10%

24 Apr 2015 19:54

CAPITARETAIL China Trust's first-quarter 2015 distribution per unit (DPU) was up 10 per cent at 2.64 Singapore cents, compared to 2.40 Singa...

Soilbuild Construction posts 15% rise in Q1 profit

24 Apr 2015 19:21

SOILBUILD Construction Group posted a 15 per cent year-on-year increase in net profit to S$4.43 million for the first quarter ended March 31...

Hwa Hong Q1 profit plunges 50.2%

24 Apr 2015 19:12

HWA Hong Corporation's net profit for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015, plunged 50.2 per cent to S$1.21 million, compared to S$2.43 mi...

China Minzhong Food's Q3 profit down 19%

24 Apr 2015 19:11

CHINA Minzhong Food Corporation's net profit for the third quarter ended March 31, 2015, fell 19 per cent to 108 million yuan (S$23.3 millio...

UIC Q1 profit up 39% on higher property sales, share of SingLand

24 Apr 2015 18:55

UNITED Industrial Corp's (UIC) net profit for the first quarter rose 39 per cent on the back of higher property sales and a larger share of ...

Singapore: Friday's push on banks helps cut STI's weekly loss

24 Apr 2015 17:34

OVER the course of the week, the Straits Times Index (STI) dropped 12 points to 3,513, a loss that would have been greater if not for a larg...

United Envirotech's S$225m bond sale eight times subscribed

24 Apr 2015 17:29

UNITED Envirotech Ltd's (UEL) S$225 million bond sale got orders of over S$1.8 billion with strong demand from institutional and private ban...

Sembcorp clinches power-purchase deal for gas-fired power plant in Myanmar

24 Apr 2015 17:09

SEMBCORP Industries has made its foray into Myanmar's power market. On Friday, its wholly owned subsidiary, Sembcorp Utilities, received the...

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CRCT: 1Q 2015 Distributable Income Rises 13% Year-On-Year.

24 Apr 2015 18:27

CapitaRetail China Trust achieved distributable income of S$22.2 million for the period from 1 January 2015 to 31 March 2015, 13.0% higher t...

Rickmers Maritime: Post 1Q2015 Charter Revenue Of US$28.64 Million.

24 Apr 2015 18:21

1Q2015 charter revenue of US$28.64 million and net profit of US$7.03 million. High fleet utilisation rate of 98.8%. Secured new charter for ...

Super: Joint Venture To Distribute Golden Eagle Brand Instant Beverages In Russia.

24 Apr 2015 17:30

Super Group Ltd. has entered into a joint venture agreement with a non-related Russian individual, Mr Krekhanov Kirill Anatol'evich, to dist...

China Fishery: Rights Offering Is Oversubscribed.

24 Apr 2015 17:24

China Fishery Group Limited announced that the Rights Issue of new ordinary shares for which the subscription ended on 22 April 2015, has be...

China Fishery: Rights Issue 107.75% Subscribed.

24 Apr 2015 17:21

China Fishery Group Limited wishes to announce that, valid acceptances and excess applications for a total of 1,763,969,201 Rights Shares we...

KrisEnergy: Begins G10/48 Gulf Of Thailand Exploration Well.

24 Apr 2015 17:20

KrisEnergy Ltd. announces that the Key Gibraltar jack-up rig has commenced drilling of the Rayrai-1 exploration well in block G10/48 in the ...

Swing Media: Issue Of S$6 Million Unsecured 6% 2-Year Convertible Bonds.

24 Apr 2015 17:14

Swing Media Technology Group Limited has agreed to issue, and the Investors agreed severally to subscribe for their respective proportion of...

Sembcorp: Awarded US$300 Million Project To Develop The Largest Gas-Fired Independent Power Plant In Myanmar.

24 Apr 2015 17:12

Sembcorp Industries' wholly-owned subsidiary, Sembcorp Utilities, has received the Notice of Award to develop and operate a 225-megawatt gas...


24 Apr 2015 16:38

Polaris: Invest In 30% Stake In X-mini Through US$1.5 Million Unsecured Loan.

24 Apr 2015 15:10

Polaris Ltd's wholly-owned subsidiary, Polaris Device Pte. Ltd. has entered into an unsecured loan arrangement and subscription and sharehol...

EDB: March 2015 Monthly Manufacturing Performance.

24 Apr 2015 13:02

On a year-on-year basis, Singapore's manufacturing output declined 5.5% in March 2015. Excluding biomedical manufacturing, output fell 4.6%....

YuuZoo: Signs Joint Venture Agreement With Africa's Largest TV Network For The Launch Of YuuZoo's Virtual Shopping Mall On TV Across Africa.

24 Apr 2015 11:15

50:50 joint venture with Nigerian Television Authority reaches all of Nigeria's 178 million or the seventh most populous country in the worl...

United Envirotech: S$225 Million 4.7% Fixed Rate Notes Due 2018.

24 Apr 2015 11:11

On 23 April 2015, United Envirotech Ltd. has priced S$225 million in aggregate nominal amount of 4.70% fixed rate notes due 2018. The Notes ...

MoneyMax: Resignation Of Chief Financial Officer.

24 Apr 2015 11:06

MoneyMax Financial Services Ltd. wishes to announce that Mr. Choi Swee Weng, the Chief Financial Officer and Joint Company Secretary, has on...

GLP: Japan Development Venture To Sell Greater Osaka Asset To GLP J-REIT For US$60 Million.

24 Apr 2015 11:03

Sale of development project crystallizes value creation within 14 months, net levered property IRR of 128% before fees and promotes. Transac...

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