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Sun Rises On Food Empire

Priced at 5.9x FY08 earnings, Food Empire compares favourably to its peer, Super Coffeemix Manufacturing.

  • 08 January 2010
  • Corporate Digest
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    10 Stocks For The Global Economic Recovery

    With memories of the worst recession since the great depression fast receding, the bulls are back in force with analysts boldly predicting that the STI will cross 3,000 by the middle of 2010.

  • 24 December 2009
  • Perspective
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    Super Coffeemix Conjures Up Fresh Brew

    Super Coffeemix Manufacturing (Super Coffeemix), the pioneer of the three-in-one instant coffeemix and a household name among Singaporeans

  • 11 December 2009
  • Corporate Digest
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    Christmas Comes Early For CapitaMalls Asia

    Don’t tell anybody, Santa Claus dropped by town last week, descending from his anachronistic transport onto Robinson Point, headquarters of CapitaMalls Asia (CapitaMalls).

  • 26 November 2009
  • Initial Public Offering
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    Green Growth Powers Sunpower

    A side from the dizzying growth that the Chinese economy has been chalking up due to Rmb4 trillion stimulus package, the country is also emerging as an innovator of green energy. Although a good part of the stimulus package is given to shoveling works, a significant portion was earmarked for green technology.

  • 13 November 2009
  • Corporate Digest
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    The Secret of Success

    Success is all but impossible without failure and perhaps few will know the truth of this statement better than Dr Mary Chen Ming-Li.

  • 13 November 2009
  • In the Spotlight
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    Qian Hu Aims For Larger Pond

    For believers and practitioners of the ancient Chinese art of Fengshui, the water element has a direct connection with wealth. Hence, it is not uncommon for a visitor to a Chinese household to find a pond stocked with colourful ornamental fishes greeting him as he marked his entrance.

  • 16 October 2009
  • Corporate Digest
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    Pacific Shipping Glides Steadily Through Troubled Waters

    Thinly traded on the Singapore Exchange, Pacific Shipping Trust’s (PST) share price has quietly out-sailed market barometer, STI against the backdrop of an equity recovery.

  • 02 October 2009
  • Corporate Digest
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    EnGro Builds A Green World

    Articulating in a passionate tone, Tan Cheng Gay, chief executive officer and chairman of EnGro Corporation (EnGro) wasted no time in extolling the green virtues of his company’s flagship product, “Not only does GGBS reduce almost 1 ton of CO2 for each ton of ordinary Portland cement (OPC) that it replaces, it also promotes the recycling of the by-product of the iron-making process that is otherwise dumped into landfills.”

  • 18 September 2009
  • Corporate Digest
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    Asiatravel Unbowed By External Headwinds

    Just a month ago, Singapore Airlines, widely considered as the best managed airline in the world, posted its first quarterly loss in 6 years. Reeling from a record plunge in passenger numbers and fuel hedges gone astray, the company announced a salary cut for its rank and file.

  • 04 September 2009
  • Corporate Digest
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    Fisher Revisited

    Some worship at the altar of Benjamin Graham, others kowtow before the wisdom of Peter Lynch. But any investor worth his salt should probably be acquainted if not well-versed in the seminal works of Philip A. Fisher.

  • 07 August 2009
  • Perspective
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    SIA Posts 1st Quarterly Loss In 6 Years; Cuts Salaries

    Singapore Airlines Ltd. on 30th July announced its first net loss in six years for the first quarter as the global economic slowdown and the outbreak of H1N1 influenza crimped passenger and cargo demand.

  • 07 August 2009
  • Corporate Digest
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    China Sunsine Revs Up

    Spurred by the Automotive Revitalisation plan, Chinese auto sales have chalked up an impressive 36.5% growth y-o-y in June, hitting 1.14m vehicles. For 1Q09, China’s auto industry sold a total of 2.67m units outpacing that of America.

  • 24 July 2009
  • Corporate Digest
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    Low Beta Insulates ST Engineering From Market’s Ups And Downs

    Unexpectedly, the US unemployment reached 9.5% in June with a total of 467k jobs lost in that month alone despite a record stimulus package. With the prospects of a v-shaped recovery fading quickly, financial markets are in for a rough ride or at least a direction-neutral phase.

  • 10 July 2009
  • Corporate Digest
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    Capital Dynamics Bullish Amidst Global Economic Woes

    Like astrologers, economists are obsessed with predicting the future, and most forecasts these days are anything but rosy. Title such as “Federal Reserve sees weak growth ahead, but mulls exit (Business Times, 17 June 2009),” does little to inspire confidence.

  • 26 June 2009
  • In the Spotlight
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    Cambridge Tilts Towards Prudence

    Lounging against the leather seat at the head office of Cambridge Industrial Trust (Cambridge) in Robinson Centre, the view through the window was cloudy and foggy, reflecting the uncertain economic troubles plaguing the world.

  • 12 June 2009
  • Corporate Digest
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    Japan Foods Offers An Appetising Treat

    Mention the word ‘Sushi’ or ‘Ramen’ twenty years ago and you will probably draw a blank from the average Singaporean.

  • 15 May 2009
  • Corporate Digest
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    Shares Investment Recieves Warm Welcome At ATIC

    The fast pace of modern life often leaves us little time to stand and stare and we often marvel at how quickly time has flown by. After closing the curtains on 2008, the Asia Trader & Investor Convention (ATIC) was upon us in the blink of an eye.

  • 01 May 2009
  • Breaking News
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    Sinotel Advances on 3G Advent

    The past 3 months had been a whirlwind for readers with stimulus packages, bank bailouts and outrage over bonuses occupying the front pages.Yet an equally important if not epoch-making event had taken place in China, reduced to the sidelines in the wake of the financial turmoil – 3G has touched base in China.

  • 03 April 2009
  • Corporate Digest
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    MTQ Remains Confident Of Weathering The Storm

    Along with the drastic contraction in global trade and production, demand for crude oil has slumped, casting a pall on earnings viability of oil-related companies.

  • 20 March 2009
  • Corporate Digest
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    China Paper Radiates Optimism

    Amid the backdrop of a prolonged recession, companies have been announcing a torrent of profit warnings, causing analysts to issue a slew of earnings downgrade.Hence, it was refreshing for a change to hear a company official proclaiming optimism on the future of his company instead of the usual negative statement.

  • 06 March 2009
  • Corporate Digest
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    Westminster Travel Not In Vogue

    In better times, the listing of a company is usually accompanied by various plans to expand and acquire – utilising the proceeds from a corporation’s issuance of shares in various fashions. But in this day and age, the intention of Westminster Travel (WT) to use its IPO proceeds of $5.4m for working capital purposes appears to be prescient.

  • 06 February 2009
  • Initial Public Offering
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    Construction Opportunities Amid Gloom

    According to data from the Building Construction Authority (BCA), construction demand as measured by the value of total projects awarded has been growing since 2004, with the sharpest spike coming from 2007, when the value of projects awarded amounted to $24.5 billion, a 46% increase compared to the 2006 figure of $16.8 billion.

  • 16 January 2009
  • Perspective
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    Cerebos, An Essence of Stability?

    Battered by a slowing global economy, the value of commodities, equities and properties have crumbled during the past few months.

  • 19 December 2008
  • Corporate Digest
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    Wilmar Reaps Bountiful Harvest

    Kuok Khoon Hong, chairman and CEO of Wilmar International (Wilmar) was in jovial mood as he met analysts and the media at the company’s 3Q08 results briefing.

  • 20 November 2008
  • Perspective
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    Robust Order Book Cushions Design Studio

    Fancy a swanky apartment at downtown Orchard? Chances are the avant-garde built-in kitchen in the property was supplied by Design Studio Furniture Manufacturer (DS).

  • 06 November 2008
  • Corporate Digest
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    Value To Be Found In Battered S-chips

    A swift glance at various investment reports that were released in January 2008 once again demonstrated the futility of predicting the market despite what the experts might profess.

  • 28 October 2008
  • Perspective
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    Kunda Stages An Entry Amid Volatility

    On one hand, the market slump has evaporated billions of dollars of market capitalisation, yet the cheap valuation has presented unlimited opportunities for long term investors.

  • 13 October 2008
  • Corporate Digest
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    Tritech Engineers Future Growth Through Technology

    What does the MRT Circle line, Marina Bay Financial Centre and Reflections @ Keppel Bay have in common?

  • 29 September 2008
  • Corporate Digest
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    FM Plans Entry Into Coal Business

    Due to the huge strides that oil and coal prices have made over the year, energy counters have generally outperformed other sectors of the market.

  • 01 August 2008
  • Corporate Digest
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    Sunpower Powers Ahead On New Contracts

    Needless to say, China stocks aren’t exactly the darlings of the market now.

  • 18 July 2008
  • Corporate Digest
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    HG Metal Shines In 1H08

    The Ninth Malaysian plan across the causeway with billions allocated for infrastructure development and the local construction boom should underpin growth in the next 5 years.

  • 06 June 2008
  • Corporate Digest
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    The Beauty Of Beauty China

    n his first lesson on potions making, Professor Snape (fictional character from the Harry Potter series) proclaimed that “I can teach you how to bottle frame, brew glory….”.

  • 20 May 2008
  • Corporate Digest
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    China Eratat Sets Foot Into Singapore

    A journey of a thousand miles begins with single step, said a famous philosopher.

  • 03 May 2008
  • Initial Public Offering
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    Undervalued And Unappreciated

    Trading at $0.69, Babcock & Brown Structured Finance Fund (BB) is currently 34.9% down from its initial public offering (IPO) price and $0.10 below its net asset value (NAV).

  • 23 April 2008
  • Corporate Digest
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    Betting On Construction

    Public commuters must be breathing a sigh of relief as the government over the past weeks announced a slew of initiatives to overhaul the bus services and increase the frequency of train services.

  • 08 March 2008
  • Perspective
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    Sofa Manufacturer Man Wah Marches On

    Stellar revenue, soaring profits should be enough to induce a second glance from any investor under normal circumstances.

  • 09 February 2008
  • Corporate Digest
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    Delicious Fillings Inside This Puff?

    The food manufacturer is a household name in Singapore with its famous Old Chang Kee curry puff, a favourite item among Singaporeans for generations.

  • 23 January 2008
  • Initial Public Offering
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