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Joey Ho
Equipped with a bachelor in banking and finance, Joey covers the finance, technology and healthcare industry in Singapore.

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Global Markets Rally As Oil Prices Surge

Oil prices rallied more than four percent on Thursday, boosted by comments from Saudi Arabia’s oil minister on the possible actions to stabilize prices as well as forecast by the International Energy Agency that crude oil markets would rebalance in the second half of 2016.

  • 12 August 2016
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    Fed Rates Unchanged; STI Slumps As Local Banks Tumble

    Over in Singapore, the Straits Times Index slumped during the week, almost erasing all year-to-date gains. The STI fell over 2.2 percent in just two days, slipping below 2,880, after closing at 2,941.49 on Wednesday.

  • 29 July 2016
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    Markets Recover Losses As Brexit Fears Fade

    Stock indices across the globe, which fell sharply following last week’s United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, have since recovered losses as Brexit fears fade.

  • 01 July 2016
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    Fed Rates Unchanged, Singapore NODX Rebounds

    The Federal Reserve (Fed) held rates steady during the June Federal Open Market Committee meeting. The Fed commented that a sharp slowdown in U.S. hiring in May added to doubts on the strength of the labour market.

  • 17 June 2016
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    Noble Group Hits New Low, Crude Prices Rebound

    Noble Group made the headlines once again. Following the exit of Chief Executive Yusuf Alireza, the group plans to raise US$500 million in a rights issue while Chairman Richard Elman plans to step down within 12 months.

  • 03 June 2016
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    Global Shares Lower On Rate Hike Expectations

    Global shares were weighed down during the week on renewed rate hike fears as Federal Reserve policymakers rekindled prospects of an interest rate rise as early as June.

  • 20 May 2016
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    Local Manufacturing Activity Extends Contraction, Possible Rate Hike In June

    Singapore’s manufacturing activity contracted in April, marking the 10th consecutive month of contraction. The latest Purchasing Managers’ Index reading stood at 49.8, edging up 0.4 points from 49.4 in March.

  • 06 May 2016
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    Slight Oil Price Recovery, Local Covered Bonds See Strong Demand

    As stargazers marvelled at the recent solar eclipse, investors saw an exciting week in the stock market.

  • 11 March 2016
  • Singapore Market Commentary
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    Stock Markets Bleed After Lunar New Year

    Asian stock markets plunged into the red after the Lunar New Year break, catching up with a wide spread global sell off that has wiped billions off valuations amid renewed concerns about the global economy and the possibility of a global recession.

  • 12 February 2016
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    Singapore’s Manufacturing Output Slumps, Shanghai Composite Hits 15-Month Low

    As the first month of 2016 comes to an end, negative news continues to plague markets relentlessly.

  • 29 January 2016
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    Singapore’s IPO Market Weakens, China To Keep Yuan Stable

    As the year comes to an end, we looked back at Singapore’s weakened Initial Public Offering performance. In 2015, 13 IPOs were listed on the Singapore Exchange with only one on the mainboard and the other 12 on Catalist, raising a total of approximately $630 million.

  • 31 December 2015
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    City Developments – Betting On Greener Pastures

    City Developments, Singapore’s property pioneer since 1963 and one of the country’s biggest landlords, is a well-known name which every investor would have heard about. As such, the recent fall in CDL’s share price amid weakness in both local and global property market would have kept many on their toes.

  • 17 December 2015
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    China’s Renminbi Achieves Elite Status, Singapore Economy to Grow Slower

    China’s manufacturing index has fallen to its weakest level in three years, the official Purchasing Managers’ Index fell to 49.6 in November, marking the fourth consecutive month of decline and the lowest figure since August 2012.

  • 04 December 2015
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    Stock Headliners You Need To Know

    First Ship Lease Trust has taken delivery of the newly acquired 2007, Japanese-built, 45,998 deadweight tonnage medium range product tanker and has named the vessel FSL Osaka. FSL Osaka was placed in the Hafnia medium range pool immediately after its delivery and is operating in the spot market.

  • 03 December 2015
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    Dairy Farm International Holdings – Headwinds To Persist

    Dairy Farm International Holdings (Dairy Farm) saw its shares plunge 35.6 percent over the past year to US$6.06 as of 12 Nov 2015 from US$9.41 a year ago. During the same period, the Straits Times Index slipped 9.8 percent and fell 16.6 percent from its 52 week high to 2,961 points as of 12 Nov [...]

  • 19 November 2015
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    Investors’ Corner (UOL Group, First REIT, Sembcorp Industries, CITIC Envirotech)

    UOL Group (UOL) derives a significant 47% to 58% of its revenues from its retail, office and hotel segments which should continue delivering stable cashflows in the coming years.

  • 05 November 2015
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    Sheng Siong Group – Resilience Amid Uncertainty

    Despite the uncertain global economic situation coupled with China’s economic troubles, Sheng Siong Group’s shares have gained 25 percent over the past year to $0.825 as of 2 Oct 2015 from $0.66 a year ago.

  • 07 October 2015
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    QAF Limited: Ideal For Dividend Hunters (5% Dividend Yield!)

    Apart from the group’s 60 percent strong market share of the packaged loaf bread segment in Singapore, the group also produces 17 to 20 percent of the total pork produced in Australia.

  • 25 September 2015
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    OSIM International – Steady Growth And Big War Chest

    To identify a value growth company, we can first look into the company’s business. And this company that we’ve shortlisted, is none other than OSIM International.

  • 09 September 2015
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    Stock Headliners You Need To Know

    Centurion Corporation announced a 36.4% decline in 1H15 net profit despite a 38% increase in revenue.

  • 13 August 2015
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    Stock Headliners You Need To Know

    Fortune REIT announced total revenue of HK$922.6m for 1H15, increasing 13.4% from 1H14, boosting income available for distribution by 12.8% to HK$440.3m.

  • 30 July 2015
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    Investors’ Corner (CapitaLand Mall Trust, First Resources, Sheng Siong Group, Tiger Airways Hldgs)

    CapitaLand Mall Trust’s (CMT) 2Q15 results met our expectations. Gross revenue slipped 2.9% y-o-y largely due to a fall in income from IMM following ongoing phase 2 of asset enhancement initiative (AEI) and lower occupancy from JCube and Clarke Quay.

  • 30 July 2015
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    Investors’ Corner (Valuetronics Hldgs, Fu Yu Corp, Singapore Post, Yangzijiang Shipbuilding (Hldgs))

    We estimate that lighting revenue declined 21% y-o-y in FY15, comprising 49% of its consumer electronics revenue. Due to razor-thin margins, lighting is estimated to have contributed 10% of operating profits, limiting the downside to the group’s business.

  • 15 July 2015
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    Stock Headliners You Need To Know

    Ace Achieve Infocomm’s revenue for FY15 slipped 1.1% to Rmb235.3m, from Rmb237.8m in FY14. The decline was attributable to lower income from ICT system integration and business support solutions businesses.

  • 02 July 2015
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    Investors’ Corner (United Overseas Bank, CDL Hospitality Trusts, KrisEnergy, City Developments)

    We believe the market may have overlooked the lack of United Overseas Bank’s (UOB) fee income differentiation and Greater China presence.

  • 02 July 2015
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    Investors’ Corner (Silverlake Axis, DBS Group Hldgs, Singtel, Super Group)

    As of FY14, revenue from new interested person transactions (IPT) mandates and ancillary transactions of RM120.5m represented 24% of full-year revenue.

  • 18 June 2015
  • Investors' Corner
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    Stock Headliners You Need To Know

    8Telecom International has entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement to acquire 51% of the issued and paid up capital of Arete M, an information-communications services company, for a total consideration of $2.2m.

  • 04 June 2015
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    Investors’ Corner (ComfortDelGro Corp, Fu Yu Corp, Valuetronics Hldgs, Yoma Strategic Hldgs)

    We expect the Downtown Line (DTL) stage 2 to commence operations in 1Q16. The opening of DTL stage 2 is expected to feed more traffic into DTL stage 1 which saw ridership gaining traction. The outcome of the Bulim bus tender is positive for the sector, in our view.

  • 04 June 2015
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    Stock Headliners You Need To Know

    Boustead Projects has been awarded a $34m contract to design and build an integrated commercial and logistics facility located at Sungei Kadut Industrial Estate for World Furnishing Hub.

  • 21 May 2015
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    Investors’ Corner (StarHub, BreadTalk, Yanlord Land, SingPost)

    1Q15 net profit fell by 21.8% q-o-q due to higher handset subsidies. Although we expect subsidies to normalise, 1Q15 was still below expectations at 18% and 19% of our and consensus FY15 forecasts respectively.

  • 21 May 2015
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