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Ong Qiuying
Qiuying is part of the equities research team at Shares Investment where she manages the financial data and investment related news on a portfolio of Singapore- and Malaysia-listed companies focusing on the construction and real estate investment trusts sectors. She contributes articles regularly on a wide range of topics on finance, investment as well as corporate digests based on research findings and/or interviews. She is also a writer for the SGX My Gateway online education booklet "A Basic Guide To Investing On The SGX Securities Market" for the Singapore Exchange.

Qiuying holds a distinction in Bachelor in Business (Management) from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) under Singapore Institute of Management and has received the RMIT School of Management Award for her academic performance in the Finance major.

No. of Articles : 131
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Dampening Outlook For Singapore Tourism?

The disappearance of flight MH370 and the instability in the region has fuelled negativity in air travel demand. How has it impacted Singapore?

  • 04 September 2014
  • Perspective
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    Geopolitical Unrest Dampens Sentiment In Markets

    Would Mr Market take this episode in its stride or would it be the straw that broke the camel’s back?

  • 08 August 2014
  • Singapore Market Commentary
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    3 Factors Why CapitaMall Trust Is Leading Singapore’s Retail Arena

    Find out how Singapore’s largest retail REIT is staying ahead in the changing retail landscape.

  • 06 August 2014
  • Corporate Digest
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    Tug-Of-Fools: Frasers Centrepoint Trust

    Examining Singapore’s pure play in suburban retail malls, Frasers Centrepoint Trust; are you bullish or bearish?

  • 25 July 2014
  • Corporate Digest
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    Tug Of Fools: Frasers Centrepoint Trust – The Bull Argument

    In Singapore, the shopping mall is probably one of the most frequented places of interest. How does Frasers Centrepoint Trust make a point in the suburban retail scene?

  • 24 July 2014
  • Corporate Digest
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    3 Takeaways About Frasers Hospitality Trust

    Perhaps one of the late parties to join the hospitality block, spinning off Frasers Hospitality Trust could not have been a more opportune decision. Find out why.

  • 10 July 2014
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    1H14 Market Round-Up: What’s Happening In Malaysia?

    By and large, it’s been an exciting year for investors in Malaysia through the first two quarters where we saw the KLCI losing, and then winning.

  • 30 June 2014
  • Bursa Malaysia, Perspective
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    KLCI Hits New Highs; Will Bursa Malaysia Climb Higher?

    Bursa Malaysia turned in stellar performance as the KLCI hit all-time highs 26 times in 2013 and ended the year 10.5 percent above 2012’s index. Will it continue to benefit with the buoyant equity market?

  • 23 June 2014
  • Bursa Malaysia, Corporate Digest
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    3 Things You Should Know About Bursa Malaysia

    Bursa Malaysia has enjoyed strong growth in operating revenue over the last several years with a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10 percent from FY09 to FY13. In FY09, the company’s operating revenues came in at only RM297.8 million.

  • 23 June 2014
  • Bursa Malaysia, Malaysia Corporate Digest
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    3 Things You Should Know About Gamuda

    Gamuda has enjoyed strong revenue growth over the last five years. In FY09, the company pulled in RM2.7 billion and this revenue had grown to RM3.9 billion in FY13.

  • 16 June 2014
  • Bursa Malaysia, Malaysia Corporate Digest
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    Gamuda Will Benefit From Malaysia’s Rising Infrastructure Investments

    As Asia embarks on its growth trajectory, the demand for better economic and social infrastructure has also expanded in tandem. Gamuda is one such beneficiary of such phenomenon.

  • 16 June 2014
  • Bursa Malaysia, Malaysia Corporate Digest
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    World Bank Cuts Global Growth Further; Stormy Forecasts Ahead?

    The World Bank has downgraded its global growth estimates for 2014 to 2.8% from its January forecast of 3.2%, citing the need for urgent reforms with the bad weather in US, Ukraine crisis, rebalancing in China and the anticipated rise in interest rates.

  • 13 June 2014
  • Singapore Market Commentary
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    3 Things You Should Know About Malaysia Airports Holdings

    CIMB Research expects MAS to reduce its number of flights by up to 20 percent year-on-year in FY15. Coupled with the imperative of raising ticket prices, the house thinks that the fall in number of passengers will be greater.

  • 09 June 2014
  • Bursa Malaysia, Corporate Digest
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    The Multi-Utilities Sector In Asia: Hot Or Not?

    The multi-utilities sector is a hot sector to be in right now. Emerging countries, especially in Asia, are investing massive amounts in utilities. It’s the kind of money you can’t ignore.

  • 02 June 2014
  • Bursa Malaysia, Malaysia Corporate Digest
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    3 Things You Should Know About YTL Power International

    The last several years have been a period of strong growth for YTL Power. In FY09, the company brought in RM6.1 billion in revenue.

  • 02 June 2014
  • Bursa Malaysia, Malaysia Corporate Digest
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    Market To See Consolidation Ahead Of World Cup

    The US economy declined by a larger-than-expected 1% in 1Q14, the first contraction in 3 years as it buckled under the weight of a severe winter, which economists estimate could have chipped off as much as 1.5ppt off the gross domestic product (GDP).

  • 30 May 2014
  • Singapore Market Commentary
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    Is 20% Return A Thing Of The Past For Malaysia’s Top Retail REIT? (Part 2)

    In its latest 1Q14 results, Pavilion REIT raked in gross revenue of RM101.2 million, lifted by a 7 percent jump in rental income to RM83.1 million. Revenue from its retail segment was up 7.2 percent for the quarter, despite a 3.6 percent dip in office revenues.

  • 26 May 2014
  • Bursa Malaysia, Malaysia Corporate Digest
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    Is 20% Return A Thing Of The Past For Malaysia’s Top Retail REIT? (Part 1)

    The Malaysian Real Estate Investment Trust (M-REIT) market grew substantially in 2013 with the listing of KLCC REIT in May last year, but can it continue doing so?

  • 26 May 2014
  • Bursa Malaysia, Malaysia Corporate Digest
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    Why The Smartphone Trend Is A Boom For Telcos Like Axiata (Part 2)

    At the moment, most research firms are giving Axiata a “Hold” rating, largely due to the uncertainty surrounding the recent merger of XL and Axis in Indonesia.

  • 19 May 2014
  • Bursa Malaysia, Malaysia Corporate Digest
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    Could Smartphone Trends Boost The Saturated Telco Industry? (Part 1)

    Axiata Group is already one of Southeast Asia’s largest and most successful telecommunications companies. With mobile phone markets maturing, however, the company may struggle to sustain growth.

  • 19 May 2014
  • Bursa Malaysia, Malaysia Corporate Digest
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    2014: A Comeback Year For Rotary Engineering

    After languishing in a sea of troubles brought on by the steep cost over-run at Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemical Company (SATORP) in Saudi Arabia, last year saw Rotary Engineering successfully navigate through a turnaround.

  • 16 May 2014
  • Corporate Digest
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    IHH Healthcare: A Global Name In Medical Tourism (Part 2)

    IHH Healthcare’s revenues recorded a slight decline in FY13, dipping to RM6.8 billion from RM7 billion in FY12. Before tax profits actually recorded an even steeper decline.

  • 05 May 2014
  • Bursa Malaysia, Malaysia Corporate Digest
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    IHH Healthcare: A Global Name In Medical Tourism (Part 1)

    IHH Healthcare is now one of the world’s largest health care providers, with an impressive network of health care facilities spanning Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

  • 05 May 2014
  • Bursa Malaysia, Malaysia Corporate Digest
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    CWT: Staying Rooted To Core Strengths And Challenging New Frontiers (Part 2)

    Perhaps the transformational breakthrough came with the acquisition of MRI Trading in 2011, where CWT branched into the commodities business segment.

  • 02 May 2014
  • Corporate Digest
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    CWT: Staying Rooted To Core Strengths And Challenging New Frontiers (Part 1)

    Backed by its strong core business in logistics, CWT adds new growth wings with its diversification in commodities trading business segment.

  • 02 May 2014
  • Corporate Digest
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    UEM Sunrise: Expanding Footprint Around The World (Part 2)

    UEM Sunrise enjoyed strong revenue growth in FY13, with revenue expanding from RM1.9 billion in FY12 to RM2.4 billion in FY13. In FY09, the company’s revenues were only RM346.3 million, so the group has certainly enjoyed a productive few years.

  • 28 April 2014
  • Bursa Malaysia, Malaysia Corporate Digest
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    UEM Sunrise: Expanding Footprint Around The World (Part 1)

    UEM Sunrise is currently in the midst of an expansion across Malaysia, Southeast Asia, and even around the world. We look deeper into this company and see what financial muscles it is packing.

  • 28 April 2014
  • Bursa Malaysia, Malaysia Corporate Digest
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    Sunway: Breaking New Horizons Or Facing Cloudy Days Ahead? (Part 2)

    As seen from how the macro factors are in line to benefit Sunway from the earlier piece (part 1), we now dive into the financial highlights and latest developments of Sunway. Financial Highlights For the financial year ending 31 December 2013, Sunway reported revenues of RM4.7 billion, up from a restated amount of RM4.1 billion [...]

  • 21 April 2014
  • Bursa Malaysia, Corporate Digest
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    Sunway: Breaking New Horizons Or Facing Cloudy Days Ahead? (Part 1)

    With the Malaysian economy expected to grow at about 5% in 2014, what is in store for Sunway. the multi sector conglomerate that has a heavy focus in property development?

  • 21 April 2014
  • Bursa Malaysia, Malaysia Corporate Digest
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    Why Malaysia’s Most Valuable Banking Brand Should Be On Your Radar

    Actively involved in ASEAN markets like Malaysian, Thailand, Indonesia, and Singapore, CIMB looks set to advance and become the most valuable banking brand to take on growth from this region.

  • 14 April 2014
  • Bursa Malaysia, Malaysia Corporate Digest
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    What Are The Best Performing Stocks Of Malaysia In 1Q14?

    Yes. The first quarter has already ended, and it’s filled with full on volatility. Despite that, there will always be stocks that can still perform, and what are the best performing stocks for Malaysia in 1Q14?

  • 07 April 2014
  • Bursa Malaysia, Perspective
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    How Maybank Is Cashing In On The Regional Growth

    Maybank, one of South East Asia’s largest financial services firms, is no stranger to Malaysia. This giant has seen solid financial growth, and key plans ahead for this giant, show immense opportunities.

  • 31 March 2014
  • Bursa Malaysia, Malaysia Corporate Digest
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    How Bumi Armada Is Riding The Boom In The FPSO Market

    As at 31 December 2013, Bumi Armada has a total order back log of RM22.1 billion, comprising of RM13.2 billion in firm contracts and RM8.9 billion in option extensions.

  • 24 March 2014
  • Bursa Malaysia, Malaysia Corporate Digest
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    Dialog Group: Primed For Success Amid Surging Oil Industry

    The global oil industry is expected to grow in the years to come. With emerging markets generating increasing demand for oil, and already-developed countries still largely dependent on petroleum, demand for oil will remain high.

  • 17 March 2014
  • Bursa Malaysia, Malaysia Corporate Digest
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    20 “Buy” Recommendations On SapuraKencana

    SapuraKencana Petroleum is involved in a wide range of oil and gas services. The company is one of the most diversified operators within the sector and provides a host of services. As such, the company’s performance will be closely tied to the growth and performance of the oil and gas sector as a whole.

  • 10 March 2014
  • Bursa Malaysia, Malaysia Corporate Digest
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    Tension In Ukraine Shocks Markets; Uncertainty Persists

    Ukraine hit markets hard as tanks and warships threatened the global markets in the Crimean showdown.

  • 07 March 2014
  • Singapore Market Commentary
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    Kossan Projects 20-25% Bottom Line Growth For Next 3 Years

    Projecting a yearly earnings growth of between 20 and 25 percent from 2014 to 2016, Kossan is set to continue on its growth trajectory with an unbroken profit record for 17 years running as of 2013.

  • 04 March 2014
  • Bursa Malaysia, In the Spotlight
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    Why Kossan Is A “Buy” For Research Houses

    Kossan Rubber Industries specialises in the production of various rubber and latex products, especially as used in the health care industries, dentistry, and research.

  • 03 March 2014
  • Bursa Malaysia, Malaysia Corporate Digest
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    RM1b Pre-Tax Target; MBS Open To Become A Full-Fledged Bank

    Malaysia Building Society provides a variety of financial services and is in a good position to take advantage of Malaysia’s growing finance sector.

  • 24 February 2014
  • Bursa Malaysia, Malaysia Corporate Digest
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    Investors’ Corner (Sembcorp Marine, OCBC, AusGroup, Hutchison Port Hldgs Trust)

    Sembcorp Marine (SembMarine) ended 2013 with a peak order book of approximately $13b which is high quality in terms of buyers and pricing. This provides strong earnings growth (13% CAGR over 2012-15E). In addition, Macquarie expects SembMarine to win $4.5b of new orders in 2014.

  • 20 February 2014
  • Investors' Corner
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    Why Durex’s Manufacturer Is Expected To Experience Further Growth; Karex

    Karex Berhad is well-positioned to take advantage of the world’s rising demand for condoms. The global condom industry is expected to grow at a steady rate in the years to come. In fact, global condom sales have risen by 7 percent for the last several years. In 2012, global condom market was 22.8 billion pieces.

  • 17 February 2014
  • Bursa Malaysia, Malaysia Corporate Digest
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    UMW OG’s Shares Up 58.2% Since Debut; Aims To Double Revenue In 5 Years

    Over the next five years, UMW Oil & Gas Corporation will be preparing to move towards deepwater activities, which is its ultimate target.

  • 10 February 2014
  • Bursa Malaysia, Malaysia Corporate Digest
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    Resilience In Play; KLCI To Hit 1,940 By End-2014

    The Malaysian economy is moving into a new era, based on consumption driven growth and shifting towards domestic demand, supported by its growing middle class group that are driven to create wealth.

  • 03 February 2014
  • Bursa Malaysia, Malaysia Perspective
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    CRCT Rings In Positive FY13 Results And Stronger Portfolio For FY14

    Tony Tan, chief executive officer of CapitaRetail China Trust notes that with the government’s goal to rebalance the nation’s growth drivers and spur consumption, and along with the rising urbanisation rate and disposable income, CRCT can ride on this shift towards a consumption-driven economy.

  • 29 January 2014
  • Corporate Digest
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    MBM Resources: Gearing Up For Growth

    The automotive sector under the consumer services industry is set to see another good year despite challenging times on top of the estimated 3.2 percent year-on-year growth in 2013.

  • 20 January 2014
  • Bursa Malaysia, Malaysia Corporate Digest
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    Bright Spots In Malaysia’s Consumer Industry: Genting Malaysia

    Both Maybank Investment Bank and Hong Leong Investment Bank are “Overweight” in the gaming arena, highlighting Genting Malaysia with the best starting hand this year.

  • 13 January 2014
  • Bursa Malaysia, Malaysia Corporate Digest
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    Top 3 Rated Buys For 2014

    Despite a turbulent ride last year, all of us are stepping ahead into the New Year with renewed hopes to find bright spots and opportunities in 2014! Before we jump right into the stock picks with top-rated buys, let us look into some of the major themes that would be surrounding the global markets in the coming year.

  • 03 January 2014
  • Perspective
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    2013 Stock Picks: 4th Quarter Review

    2013 has indeed been a year of ups and downs for the Singapore market. As the year draws to a close, many questions come to mind as we review the happenings of 2013. How have we performed in the last lap of the race this quarter?

  • 03 January 2014
  • Perspective
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    Gaylin Holdings: Lifting To Greater Heights

    Slightly more than a year after debuting on the Mainboard of Singapore Exchange, Gaylin Holdings Limited is back in the spotlight amidst the buoyant oil and gas industry.

  • 20 December 2013
  • Corporate Digest
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    Will Santa’s Rally Come True Amidst Taper Talks?

    “Unless something kills this economy, the Fed has to taper,” David Kelly, chief market strategist at JP Morgan Funds said.

  • 06 December 2013
  • Singapore Market Commentary
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    Lessons From The Penny Stock Crash

    It has been two months since the penny stock crash. Still, the market is reeling from the repercussions. This issue, Shares Investment looks into the potential red flags that could prompt second looks as well as ways to avoid getting oneself into a sticky situation.

  • 06 December 2013
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    Investors’ Corner (Olam Int’l, Sino Grandness Food Industry Group, Sin Heng Heavy Machinery, Ezion Hldgs)

    Management has shifted its focus towards de-risking the group’s balance sheet. We hold a less optimistic view than management, expecting free cash flow positive territory delayed to 1H15 instead of 1H14.

  • 21 November 2013
  • Investors' Corner
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    Headliners (BRC Asia, CapitaMalls Asia, Q&M Dental Group, Soilbuild Construction Group)

    In its latest fiscal year ended 30 Sep-13, BRC Asia posted a 9.4% hike in turnover due to higher quantities of steel delivered, bolstered by buoyant construction activities, particularly in the HDB (Housing and Development Board) sector.

  • 21 November 2013
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    Mirach Energy: Revving Up After A Turnaround Year?

    With the Mineral, Oil and Gas sector a hotbed for discussion in the market recently, Shares Investment delves into the sector and gets up close with William Chan Shut Li, executive chairman and chief executive officer of Mirach Energy to catch up on the global developments that could affect the industry and how Mirach has been faring in its exploration and production activities.

  • 29 October 2013
  • Corporate Digest
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    Headline-Driven Markets Trade With Cautious Optimism

    Markets remain dominated by headlines for the past fortnight as they enjoy some form of relief rally for a while following a deal reached to end the US government shutdown coupled with the diminishing likelihood of tapering this year in view of a mixed bag of economic data.

  • 25 October 2013
  • Singapore Market Commentary
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    Headliners (Koh Brothers, SingTel, AsiaPhos, Boustead)

    Koh Brothers Sets Up First Precast Plant In Iskandar Koh Brothers Group announced that its wholly-owned building materials unit, G&W Group has kick-started operations at its first precast plant in Senai, within Iskandar, Malaysia. The unit invested $13m for 47,000sqm of freehold land for the precast plant, which is expected to boost G&W Group’s precast [...]

  • 11 October 2013
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    Headliners (YHM Group, Keppel Corp, LionGold Corp, GLP)

    YHM Group announced that it had secured a contract worth approximately US$183m over a 3-year period with an additional 2-year extendable option to provide a semi-submersible rig.

  • 27 September 2013
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    ISOTeam Celebrates Milestones; Ups Ante For Next Stage Of Growth

    Backed by its niche position, ISOTeam drives towards the next stage of growth after laying a milestone with a solid debut on the Catalist Board.

  • 13 September 2013
  • Corporate Digest
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    Market Red Flags Around The World That You Should Know

    What is the real state of the market really? I mean, without all the Quantitative Easing nonsense. What red flags are there that should be on your radar?

  • 16 August 2013
  • In the Spotlight
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    Will International Healthway Corporation’s Unique Business Model Propel Growth?

    IHC’s listed stature and ownership of large medical facilities help to boost the image of the company and in turn, makes it easier for it to attract medical talent and business opportunities.

  • 13 August 2013
  • Corporate Digest
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    Uncertainty: Flavour Of The Fortnight

    Markets have been swinging back and forth on the words of the global leaders as well as economic data hits and misses. Uncertainty looms ahead as investors continue the guessing game of when the quantitative easing will end.

  • 26 July 2013
  • Singapore Market Commentary
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    End Of QE: How Will It Affect Our Stock Market?

    While concerns of the tapering of quantitative easing (QE) by the Fed remains in the backdrop in the recent couple of weeks, markets have been turning bad news into good news; relating any poor data to more central bank assistance. However, with signs of an economic revival in the US, the “bad news” of the Fed ending stimulus measures could possibly come true in time.

  • 14 June 2013
  • Perspective
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    Bulls Struggle As Markets Fret Over QE And Fragile Outlook

    While markets had a smooth sailing start to the year that saw several indices peaked at new highs, the last fortnight saw the bulls struggle to find footing.

  • 31 May 2013
  • Singapore Market Commentary
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    Are You Investing In The Right Trust?

    While yield plays are the hot favourite in this low interest rate and high liquidity environment, most of the action has been on REITs instead of the lesser known business trusts. Are investors of business trusts in danger of being left behind?

  • 31 May 2013
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    Investors’ Corner (Hyflux, Sing Hldgs, CapitaMall Trust, AusGroup)

    Hyflux reported 1Q13 results with revenue slipping 8% y-o-y and 38% q-o-q to $124.5m, or around 17% of our full-year forecast.

  • 17 May 2013
  • Investors' Corner
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    Headliners (Super Group, United Engineers, Nam Cheong, Olam)

    For the first 3 months of fiscal year 2013, Super Group posted year-on-year increases of 8.8% and 25.2% in its revenue and earnings respectively.

  • 17 May 2013
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    Investors’ Corner (First REIT, CapitaMalls Asia, Tiger Airways, Wilmar Int’l)

    First REIT’s gross revenue for 1Q13 increased 25% y-o-y to $17.5m, driven largely by a full-quarter of contribution from the 2 properties it acquired on 30 Nov-12.

  • 03 May 2013
  • Investors' Corner
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    Experts’ Favourites: First Quarter 2013 Review

    Join us in the first of a two-part review of the stock picks performance in the first quarter of 2013! Find out how the market experts’ favourites are faring so far.

  • 19 April 2013
  • Perspective
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    Investors’ Corner (Ying Li Int’l Real Estate, Noble Group, Mapletree Industrial Trust, Neptune Orient Lines)

    In our view, the market’s negative reaction to the China’s latest round of property cooling measures announced on 1 Mar, is overdone as Ying Li International Real Estate’s residential portfolio mainly includes Ying Li International Plaza Block 2 to 5 and San Ya Wan Phase 2, which only accounts for a small proportion of the total portfolio.

  • 05 April 2013
  • Investors' Corner
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    Headliners (CapitaLand, Otto Marine, TA Corp, Loyz Energy)

    CapitaLand is restructuring its 40%-owned Surbana Corporation’s residential development and consultancy businesses.

  • 05 April 2013
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    Cyprus Revives Eurozone Woes; Markets Cautious

    Boosted by a better-than-estimated retail sales and jobless claims data, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stayed in the positive territory for a fourth week and posted 10 straight days of gains through to 14 Mar although it declined after a gauge on consumer confidence fell on 15 Mar.

  • 22 March 2013
  • Singapore Market Commentary
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    The Brand Power Of Mapletree

    Thus far, the Mapletree brand of property trusts have shown resounding resilience on debut and a positive outlook on yields even amidst uncertainties in the market.

  • 11 March 2013
  • Perspective
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    Editorial Desk

    The start of March saw China sending jitters across Asian markets as it announced harsher housing curbs, especially in cities with “excessively fast” price gains.

  • 08 March 2013
  • Editorial Desk
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    Marco Polo Marine: Generating Growth Through Offshore Oil & Gas Exposure And Publicly-Listed Indonesian Subsidiary

    Marco Polo Marine, together with its newly-listed Indonesian unit, gears up to ride on the robust Indonesian offshore market.

  • 22 February 2013
  • Corporate Digest
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    Markets In Mixed Trading On Lack Of Catalysts

    Market indexes hover near their recent peaks in mixed trading as they await the next market moving news.

  • 18 January 2013
  • Singapore Market Commentary
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    2013 Market Outlook And Stock Picks: SI’s Favourites

    After listening in on the market experts’ views, join us as we uncover Shares Investment’s hot favourites in 2013 in this second episode of the stock picks feature.

  • 18 January 2013
  • Perspective
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    Headliners (China Essence Group, Keppel Land)

    Singapore’s gross domestic product (GDP) for the three months to 31 Dec-12 grew 1.8% on a seasonally adjusted annualised basis, compared with a revised 6.3% contraction in the third quarter, according to advance estimates by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI).

  • 04 January 2013
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    TEE International: Proposed Spin-Off And Myanmar Venture Set The Stage For Future Growth

    From a general electric contractor to a recognised engineering and integrated real estate group, TEE International has indeed come a long way.

  • 23 November 2012
  • Corporate Digest
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    Southeast Asia: Full Steam Ahead Despite Global Adversities

    For most of this year, woes of the Eurozone debt crisis as well as anaemic labour market and weak consumption growth in the United States have plagued the global stock markets.

  • 09 November 2012
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    Trading Insights From Three-Time Winner Of World Cup Trading Championships

    In an attempt to pick the brain of a trader who won the World Cup Trading Championship three times in a row, Shares Investment has done an email interview with Andrea Unger, to bring you an insight to how he sees the trading world.

  • 31 October 2012
  • In the Spotlight
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    Headliners (AsiaMedic, Overseas Union Enterprise, Capitaland, Gaylin)

    AsiaMedic, a health screening and medical imaging services provider has signed an MOU with Asia Merit, a Singapore-incorporated firm in the view of exploring setting up healthcare-related facilities in Myanmar.

  • 25 October 2012
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    Headliners(TA Corp, GLP, Popular)

    Total mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals from Singapore into Vietnam has hit a record high of US$72m this year, which represents a more than 3-fold increase from the previous year’s US$23m worth of deals.

  • 14 September 2012
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    DBS Posts Sequential Profit Dip, Expects Further NIM Pressure In China

    DBS Group Holdings, South East Asia’s biggest bank by assets, reported a sequential dip in net profit to $810 million in the second quarter ended 30 June.

  • 03 August 2012
  • Corporate Digest
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    Headliners (Saizen Real Estate Investment Trust, CapitaLand, Sakari Resources, Sunpower Group)

    Saizen Real Estate Investment Trust (Saizen REIT) announced the acquisition of Cosmo Reveur Sangenjaya (CRS) in Tokyo by its TK operator Yugen Kaisha Kokkei for a cash consideration of approximately ¥590m yen ($9.4m).

  • 03 August 2012
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    Headliners (SPH, JB Foods, CapitaMall, K-REIT A)

    Singapore Press Holdings saw a 13.1% fall in its third quarter earnings to $99.8m resulted from a sharp drop in net investment income amid the financial market volatility, where investment income declined 59.9% y-o-y.

  • 21 July 2012
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    CapitaMall Trust’s 2Q12 Distributable Income Rises 5.5%; DPU Jumps 0.8% to $0.0238

    CapitaMall Trust (CMT) turned in a positive report card for its latest financial results.

  • 18 July 2012
  • Corporate Digest
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    Headliners (C&G EP, Hyflux, UE, AIMSAMPI Reit)

    C&G Environmental Protection Holdings has been selected as the first preferred bidder of the Guiyang waste-to-energy project.

  • 06 July 2012
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    Q&M Set To Soar To Greater Heights

    Perhaps many people have already noticed a fast growing dental healthcare group that has been sprouting island wide in the recent years.

  • 22 June 2012
  • Corporate Digest
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    Investors’s Corner (WCT, AWC, CIMB Group Holdings)

    WCT announced that it was awarded an industrial civil contract from Vale Malaysia Minerals worth RM72.8m.

  • 19 June 2012
  • Malaysia Investors' Corner
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    Valuetronics: Sporting Attractive Returns In Yields And Prospects

    Recently, Shares Investment had the opportunity to catch up with the chairman and managing director of Valuetronics Holdings, Ricky Tse Chong Hing, in an exclusive interview following the company’s sterling financial performance.

  • 12 June 2012
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    Olam’s Outlook Sapped By Weak Cotton Market

    While global commodity prices have continued to languish in a slump this year, on the domestic front, supply chain managers have been battered as they posted sharply lower year-on-year results on the weak commodity market as seen in the first quarter of 2012.

  • 25 May 2012
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    Today’s Movers & Shakers: ComfortDelGro, China Minzhong, SATS, Neptune Orient Lines

    Revenue growth was broad based with profit weaker than expected in ComforDelGro’s (CDG) Singapore rail and bus businesses. Operating margins for its domestic rail operations fell to 10.4 percent from 21.5 percent in 1Q11.

  • 15 May 2012
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    Global Premium Hotels: Where Value For Money Takes On A New Definition

    Gone were the days when people shun ‘budget’ hotels due to the association of being simply ‘cheap’. Tagged the low frills hotels nowadays, what these facilities offer in terms of comfort, service and accessibility more than caters to travelers’ basic needs.

  • 27 April 2012
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    Insights From Macquarie’s Experts On The Asian Markets

    Worries over the health of the two world’s largest economies, the United States and China, as well as the on-going Europe crisis, continue to weigh on markets as investors sought to seek bright spots elsewhere in emerging countries.

  • 27 April 2012
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    Soaring Towards A Brighter Future: HanKore, A Makeover In The Making

    Much like a phoenix rising from its ashes, HanKore Environment Technology Group has shed off its old shell, Bio-Treat Technology, and is now raring to soar. Not only was the name changed from Bio-Treat to HanKore in May 2011, a new management has taken over, led by the present executive chairman, David Chen.

  • 13 April 2012
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    Headliners (Genting SP, ST Engg, DBS)

    Genting Singapore is planning a second round of perpetual issue of $500m after its first successful $1.8b offering.

  • 13 April 2012
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    Did You Catch These Moves?

    2012, the year of hope has seen quite a fair share of signs which point to the positivity investors initially hoped for. Firstly, we have seen the successful bailout of the Greeks, and although scepticism remains despite the lid to contain the euro zone cancer, market sentiments have moved exchanges all over the globe.

  • 13 April 2012
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    Japan’s Nikkei Slips Below 10,000

    Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index fell and slipped below the important 10,000-mark this morning.

  • 04 April 2012
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    Sheng Siong: Will 2012 Spell Better Returns?

    Despite the lack of a massive consumer base, Singapore’s low unemployment rate and the changing demographics of the population has instilled dynamism into the local retail scene. Not surprising, taking a huge slice of the pie are food sales, a staple necessity.

  • 16 March 2012
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    Surviving The Volatile Markets And Trade Confidently

    While the markets are clearly headed for higher grounds, limiting gains are the uncertain global outlook with concerns over high oil prices and a fragile Euro zone economy – with Greece on a tight leash after a second bailout – one cannot help but wonder if the recent rallies are here to stay.

  • 02 March 2012
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    YHI International: Staying On Track For Growth

    YHI International, a recognised distributor of high-quality automotive and industrial products, yesterday reported new highs in its financial performance for FY11.

  • 24 February 2012
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    Ezion Builds On Its Strength And Reputation With Another Contract Win

    Ezion Holdings, a leading provider of marine logistics and support services to the offshore oil and gas industries, continues to beef up its reputation with a new string of good news.

  • 15 February 2012
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    Making One Good Trade With Mike Bellafiore

    In an interview with Shares Investment (Singapore), Mike Bellafiore shared with us his trading experience, principles and tips on successful trading. Bellafiore is the co-founder of SMB Capital (SMB), a proprietary trading firm in New York City, which has been recognised for its outstanding intraday equities training program.

  • 08 February 2012
  • In the Spotlight
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    Frasers Centrepoint Trust: Scoring ‘Points’ In Singapore’s Retail Scene

    Ask any foreigner which parts of Singapore they have visited, one would typically find ‘Orchard Road’ – the famed shopping district of Singapore where luxury brands such as Hermes, Louis Vuitton and Anne Fontaine reside – to be one of the most common answers.

  • 03 February 2012
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    Creating A Diversified Portfolio To Minimise Your Risks

    In this current uncertain outlook, diversification is more important than ever in the portfolio construction process.

  • 30 December 2011
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    Exploring The CMC Markets Trading Platform

    With the vast amount of financial products available for investors to choose from, it is indeed hard to decide on what to invest in and where to go to for various investments.

  • 16 December 2011
  • In the Spotlight
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    Are All S-REITs Facing The Same Headwinds Amid Bleak Outlook?

    Singapore Real Estate Investment Trusts (S-REITs), often being viewed as the “safe haven” asset during times of uncertainties, are not spared from the global economic slowdown. Indeed, the FTSE ST REITs sub-index has plunged 26.8% to 540.13 on 13 December 2011 since the start of the year.

  • 16 December 2011
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    Headliners (Msia Export, Proton Hldgs, UEM Land Hldgs)

    Malaysia’s economy is expected to grow 5%-6% in 2012, spurred by private investment, according to the macroeconomics head in the Finance Ministry, while the World Bank expects a 4.9% growth.

  • 03 December 2011
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    Oil Demand In Focus: A Rosy Outlook For Nam Cheong?

    Nam Cheong’s business venture into the shipbuilding industry began in 1968 with the building of fishing boats in Sarawak, Malaysia.

  • 21 October 2011
  • Corporate Digest
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    Headliners (SP Setia, Proton Hldgs, Wijaya Baru Global, Telekom M’sia)

    Property developer SP Setia announced on 3 October 2011 that its wholly-owned subsidiary Setia Hicon has proposed to buy approximately 673 acres of freehold land in Rinching for a total purchase consideration of RM381.3 million.

  • 18 October 2011
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    Headliners (Aspial, SG Banks, Hong Leong Asia, LMIR Trust)

    In August, Aspial Corporation was awarded the land parcel located at Woodlands Avenue 2/Rosewood Drive by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), which it had submitted a bid for $151.5m in a joint tender exercise with Fragrance Group earlier.

  • 07 October 2011
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    Headliners (Public Bank, Dijaya Corp, Glomac)

    International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed believes that developing and emerging markets will upkeep Malaysia’s export growth in the second half of this year, supported by the significant free trade agreements inked with regional neighbours.

  • 14 September 2011
  • Malaysia Headliners
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    Global Logistic Properties Strengthens Position In Its Core Markets

    In a recent report by Jones Lang LaSalle, the Asian warehousing markets continued to be buoyed by robust economic growth and regional trade flows.

  • 09 September 2011
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    Get Insulated With The Right Asset Allocation Policy

    As Mr Bear is out staging a bear-raid, it may no longer be a good idea to keep all your honey in a jar.

  • 26 August 2011
  • Education
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    800 Super Sparkles On Strong Debut & Shining Prospects

    If green is the new gold, 800 Super Holdings Limited (800 Super) is definitely heading in the right direction to the golden pastures. Registering an IPO price of $0.22, 800 Super made a stunning debut on the Catalist block on 15 July, with its shares recording a 43% leap to close at $0.315 on its first day of trading. Understandably, it has now turned onlookers’ heads to its ‘green business’.

  • 12 August 2011
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    Dyna-Mac Gears Up For Promising Growth

    In the International Maritime Associates’ March 2011 report on floating production systems, orders for between 120 and 175 units of floating production systems (FPSOs/FSOs) are expected over the next five years and could generate capital expenditure of US$80 billion to US$115 billion between 2011 and 2016.

  • 29 July 2011
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    Headliners (KPJ Healthcare, SapuraCrest, Tenaga Nasional, Latexx Partners, Sime Darby, Jerneh Asia)

    KPJ Healthcare, a subsidiary of Johor Corp, has signed a 60:40 joint venture agreement with Yayasan Islam Perlis to develop a RM47m specialist hospital in Kangar, Perlis. This is the first private specialist hospital to be built in Malaysia’s smallest state, and is expected to complete by Dec-13.

  • 28 July 2011
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    Brighter Prospects For Asiatravel.Com?

    Today, the advancements of technology and increasing affluence have made travel easy, convenient and even cheap sometimes. Travel and holidays have been integrated into the lifestyles of so many that it has created a robust industry for those making a business out of it. Asiatravel.com Holdings (Asiatravel) is one company that has successfully combined technology and easy bookings for holidays by a mere click away.

  • 15 July 2011
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    Singapore Airlines Finds Silver Lining Among Dark Clouds

    Barely stepping out from one of the worst financial crises in 2009, airlines’ worries were refreshed as the recent year saw disruptions ranging from volcanic ash in Europe, snowstorms in Europe and United States, floods in Australia, and earthquakes in New Zealand and Japan. In its latest report, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) slashed its global industry profit forecast to US$4 billion, compared to March’s US$8.6 billion due to rising fuel prices, political unrest and the deepening debt crises in Europe.

  • 17 June 2011
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    Headliners (Perennial China, COSCO, GLP, China Healthcare)

    Citing potentially more rewarding returns for investors, Perennial China Retail Trust (PCRT) has confirmed that units will be priced at 70 cents each for its IPO, significantly lower than the $1 per unit which it had planned previously.

  • 03 June 2011
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    Goodpack: All Set On Riding The Next Green Wave

    By now, not many are unfamiliar with the green movement worldwide.

  • 06 May 2011
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    Lian Beng: Strong Achievements Rooted In Solid Foundation

    This year, advanced economies such as Singapore, are seeing brightening growth prospects with global economic activity to grow at a moderate pace of 2.5% in 2011 according to the International Monetary Fund.

  • 21 April 2011
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    Has Swiber Set Its Sails In The Right Direction?

    As a world class integrated construction and support services provider to the offshore oil and gas industry, Swiber Holdings (Swiber) offers a wide range of offshore EPIC (Engineering, Procurement, Installation & Construction) and marine support services across the Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

  • 08 April 2011
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    Investors’ Corner

    ECS is an attractive proxy to rising IT spending in Asia and provides exposure to the rapidly expanding Chinese information and communications technology (ICT) market. In addition, ECS is expanding its brand portfolio and distribution network.

  • 25 March 2011
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    Investors’ Corner

    While Bharti’s targets for Africa are not easy, we believe the top-line target does not need significant market share increase along with a number of opportunities to improve cost structure. Despite fierce competition, we expect Optus to deliver 7-10% earnings growth and benefit from VHA’s poor network performance for the next 12-18 months.

  • 11 March 2011
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    ComfortDelGro Expands Worldwide Presence Backed By Steady Domestic Demand

    Today, ComfortDelGro Corporation (CDG) stands as one of the world’s largest land transport companies. Apart from being the market leader in Singapore, CDG also operates in several countries such as Australia, United Kingdom, Vietnam and across 14 cities in China.

  • 25 February 2011
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    Boustead Kickstarts The Year With Strong Orderbook Momentum

    Listed on the SGX since 17 Oct 1975, Boustead Singapore (Boustead) has come a long way with continuous reinvention to maintain its growth. Today, Boustead has a global presence in 79 countries and is a leading global service provider for its four main core businesses, namely Energy-Related Engineering (ERE), Water and Wastewater Engineering (WWE), Real Estate Solutions (RES) and Geo Spatial Technologies.

  • 11 February 2011
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    Dual-Listed Malaysia Smelting Benefits From Strong Growth Opportunities

    Malaysia Smelting Corporation (MSC) recently completed its dual-listing on the Singapore Exchange via an initial public offering of 25 million new shares at $1.75 apiece, raising net proceeds of $43.8 million.

  • 28 January 2011
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    Think Environmental: Going Green or Gold?

    With more and more companies hopping onto the green bandwagon, The Think Environmental Company (TTEC) seems all ready to ride on this momentum since its shift in strategy to focus on environmentally-friendly businesses.

  • 21 January 2011
  • Corporate Digest
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    Investors’ Corner

    The industry outlook for ComfortDelGro Corp (CD) looks good with recent developments: 1) CD’s reduction of fuel subsidies should buffer margins; 2) stronger-than-expected regional expansion may surprise inorganic earnings growth.

  • 14 January 2011
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    Investors’ Corner

    Noble Group’s (Noble) recent acquisition of two Brazilian sugar mills, combined with its two existing UNP facilities, elevated it to one of the top five sugarcane crushers in the low-cost sugar-producing country.

  • 31 December 2010
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