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Jade Lee
Jade is part of the equities research team at Shares Investment. She has been with the team for more than 2 years and contributes a wide range of investment topics based on research findings and/or interviews with listed firms. Jade also manages the financial data and investment related news on a portfolio of Singapore- and Malaysia-listed companies focusing on the mining and property sectors.

Jade received her Master of Business (Banking and Finance) from Monash University and a Bachelor of Science (Major in Biochemistry and a Co-Major in Biotechnology) from The University of Melbourne.

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2Q13 review

2013 Stock Picks: Second Quarter Review

Does the recent correction open up any opportunity? As we round up how the stock picks fare over the second quarter, we would be presenting new picks for this quarter.

  • 26 July 2013
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    Will Far East Orchard’s Foray Down Under Prove To Be A Success?

    Since Far East Orchard (FE Orchard) announced its restructuring plan in June last year, its stock has surged more than 60 percent to close at $2.06 on 7 July 2013. With the firm receiving the nod from shareholders on its joint ventures (JVs) to foray into Australia, can we expect more good news from its partnerships with Toga Group and The Straits Trading Company (STC)?

  • 12 July 2013
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    General Images From The G2E Global Gaming Expo

    Little Luck With Genting Singapore? Try Switching To Macau Casinos!

    Genting Singapore (GS) has temporarily lost its shine hammered by its declining VIP segment. Painting a different picture, Macau’s gaming industry continues to show strength with revenue for the month of May surging 13.5 percent mainly driven by expansion of various casino operators. Perhaps, it is time for us to switch to Macau’s gaming industry?

  • 28 June 2013
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    Dear Markets: Are You Ready For The QE Withdrawal?

    While most of the global indices seemed to enter a correction phase, a good-but-not-great May jobs data was strong enough to lift US market higher, but not so strong as to push the Fed towards a slowdown in easing. Specifically, the jump in jobs was not sufficient enough to cause a substantial jump in income levels, signifying retail sales growth will likely to be soft for a second consecutive month.

  • 14 June 2013
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    Investors’ Corner (Midas Hldgs, Global Logistic Properties, ComfortDelGro Corp, Olam International)

    The newly formed China Railway Corporation (spun off from former Ministry of Railways) made its capital market debut with the sale of Rmb20b bonds. In our view, it is a necessary move to get China’s ambitious railway plans back in gear and could potentially result in more intensive investments in 2H13.

  • 31 May 2013
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    Sell In May And Go Away – No Way!

    The adage “sell in May and go away” may not come true this year.

  • 17 May 2013
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    Tiong Seng: A Competitive Edge Through Technology Utilisation

    Recent years have been testing times for construction firms. Sandwiched between policies on real estate control and foreign workers restriction, these companies are facing thinning margins.

  • 03 May 2013
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    Headliners (Overseas-Chinese Bank, Yongnam Hldgs, Lian Beng Group, Indofood Agri Resources)

    Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation reported a 16.3% decline in earnings for the first quarter ended 31 Mar to $696m from $832m in the year-ago period. Despite the drop, the headline figure came in higher than average projection of $641m.

  • 03 May 2013
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    Headliners (Perennial China Retail Trust, Wilmar International, Keppel Corporation, CCM Group, SingHaiyi)

    Singapore property developer Perennial Real Estate Holdings announced that it has formed a second consortium to develop the second phase of the $2.6b Beijing Tongzhou Integrated Development.

  • 19 April 2013
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    Sri Trang Sales Volume To China Could Reach Record High In 1Q13; Remains Bullish On The Chinese Market

    Sri Trang Agro-Industry PCL (Sri Trang), the largest rubber processor in Thailand, has seen its share slump by as much as 37.9 percent to $0.565 in December 2012 since it peaked at a high of $0.91 in March 2012. So, how will Sri Trang fare in 2013?

  • 05 April 2013
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    Headliners (Sembcorp Marine, Rickmers Maritime, Midas Holdings, Yongnam Holdings)

    Sembcorp Marine, the world’s second largest offshore oil rigs builder announced on 18 Mar-13 that its subsidiary PPL Shipyard has secured orders for two turnkey contracts valued at US$417m.

  • 22 March 2013
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    Mega-IPO Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust Makes A Splash

    A big household name indeed attracts a great deal of attention. For the past few weeks, many investors were attracted to the $1.7 billion listing of Temasek-linked Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust (MGCCT).

  • 11 March 2013
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    SI Portfolio Beats The STI For The Fourth Consecutive Quarter

    SI Portfolio Beats The STI For The Fourth Consecutive Quarter; Up 43.5% YoY

    We have seen many things happen in 2012 from the re-election of President Obama, the Eurozone debt crisis that is continuing to weigh its negative influence on markets to China’s slowdown.

  • 04 January 2013
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    Headliners (COSCO Corp, Keppel Corp, Far East Orchard, Petra Food)

    COSCO Corporation (S) bagged a contract valued over US$370m from a European firm to construct a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit.

  • 21 December 2012
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    SIIC Environment Transfers To Main Board; Obtains Strong Support From Parent

    Like most of the S-chips, SIIC Environment Holdings, formerly known as Asia Water Technology, has not garnered much attention from the market over the past few years.

  • 07 December 2012
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    Headliners (Keppel Corp, Yangzijiang, Mapletree Commercial Trust, Keppel T&T)

    Keppel Corporation had signed a contract with Ukraine state energy firm Naftogaz to build two semi-submersible drilling rigs worth about US$1.2b.

  • 07 December 2012
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    Global Markets Up On US Fiscal Cliff Hopes

    Once again, there is nothing new under the sun. The Eurozone debt crisis continues with the Troika failing to agree on how to get Greece’s debt down to a sustainable level with a third meeting set on 26 Nov.

  • 23 November 2012
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    DeClout - More Than Just A Tech Company

    DeClout: More Than Just A Tech Company

    Nothing perks people up like the mention of the “cloud” in this Internet age. But how many of us actually know what it is? Not many, we suppose.

  • 09 November 2012
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    Headliners (Keppel O&M, Great Eastern Holdings, Federal International (2000), Rotary Engineering)

    Keppel Offshore and Marine (Keppel O&M), a subsidiary of conglomerate Keppel Corp, said that its overseas yards in the Philippines and the Netherlands have won contracts totalling $160m.

  • 09 November 2012
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    Headliners (CourtsAsia, SembMar, UOB, MetroHldg)

    Courts Asia has launched its initial public offering (IPO) for a mainboard listing, with 178m shares priced at $0.77 each.

  • 12 October 2012
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    Genting Singapore Remains Analysts’ Favourite?

    Genting Singapore PLC (GS) – to Buy, Hold or Sell? This question has undoubtedly been haunting a lot of investors.

  • 14 September 2012
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    CIVMEC Boom: Is There More Steam Left?

    BHP Billiton’s poor full year earnings and the delay of its A$30 billion Olympic Dam expansion project in South Australia have drawn strong adverse reaction from the market.

  • 31 August 2012
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    Headliners (Ezra, GreatEast, Lian Beng, Nam Cheong)

    Ezra Holdings’ engineering and fabrication division, TRIYARDS Holdings has been granted conditional eligibility to list on the main board of the Singapore Exchange.

  • 31 August 2012
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    Wilmar: Ahoy! Full Speed Ahead For 2H12!

    It was written all over Kuok Khoon Hong’s face – confidence. Bombarded by questions about the challenges Wilmar International is and will be facing in its oilseeds and grains segment in China during its earnings conference earlier today, the chairman of the group calmly commented “if there is anyone who can survive in China, I believe we will be one of them.”

  • 15 August 2012
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    Boustead Singapore Remains Steady Amid Economic Slowdown

    Singapore-listed water stocks – just to name a few: Asia Water Technology, Darco Water Technologies, Hankore Environment Technology Group, Hyflux, Moya Dayen and Sound Global – are no stranger to the investment community.

  • 06 August 2012
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    Investors’ Corner (SMRT Corporation, Singapore Exchange, Ascott Residence Trust, CDL Hospitality Trusts)

    SMRT’s 1Q13 revenue of $275.2m accounts for 25.1% of our full-year forecast.

  • 06 August 2012
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    CapitaMalls Asia’s 2Q12 Earnings Up 41%; Optimism In China Retail Market

    During the analysts and media briefing on 26 July, chief executive officer of CMA Lim Beng Chee said he remains sanguine on the outlook for its key markets, namely Singapore, Malaysia and China.

  • 27 July 2012
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    Investors’ Corner (M1, Yongnam, Ezra, Biosensors)

    M1 reported a softer-thanexpected set of 2Q12 results due to lower handset sales and a change in sales mix. Going forward, M1 expects capital expenditure to be around $120m (versus its earlier $110-130m guidance).

  • 22 July 2012
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    SI Tops STI Heading Into Second Half

    The half-time whistle has gone! As both sides head to the locker rooms for their individual pep talks, the score-line reads 2-0!

  • 06 July 2012
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    Headliners (OrchardP, Maxi-Cash, Boustead Sp, Olam)

    Orchard Parade Holdings (OPH) has proposed injecting its three hospitality assets into a hospitality trust which will be listed on the Singapore Exchange.

  • 22 June 2012
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    Headliners (TigerAir, LionGold, Swiber)

    Malaysian lottery operator, Berjaya Sports Toto (BST), intends to list its subsidiary, Sports Toto Malaysia (STM) on the Singapore Exchange according to statements released.

  • 08 June 2012
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    Chinese Property Market Continues To Fall: Has Pan Hong Got It All Panned Out?

    Doom and gloom may seem like the coined phrase people are using to sum up the current property market in China.

  • 07 June 2012
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    Headliners (SingTel, PSL Hldg, Swee Hong, Fragrance)

    Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the whole of GTW Holdings, which owns Singapore’s popular restaurant review site HungryGoWhere. By taking GTW under its wing of subsidiaries, SingTel will be merging the site with its lifestyle and local search site inSing.com.

  • 25 May 2012
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    Banyan Tree’s 1Q12 Bottomline Jumps 19%; Asset Rebalancing Remains In Focus

    Banyan Tree Holdings has posted a 19 percent jump in first quarter earnings to $12 million, driven mainly by contribution from Banyan Tree Seychelles, as well as lower income tax and minority interests.

  • 15 May 2012
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    04-May-2012-Genting Singapore

    Genting Singapore: How Are You Lately?

    Genting Singapore’s (GS) one-cent of dividend for the fourth quarter ended 31 December 2011 has shocked the market given its strong cash and cash equivalent of over $3 billion as at end-2011.

  • 04 May 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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    Private Placements Of Oil And Gas Plays: Dilutive Or Accretive To Earnings?

    After two quarters of near-zero equity issuance, our local stock market saw a slew of private placements in the first quarter of 2012.

  • 12 April 2012
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    Headliners (Treasury China Trust, Q&M Dental Group, Swiber Holdings, Berlian Laju)

    Treasury China Trust (TCT) has announced FY11 earnings of $235.5m underpinned by net property income of $58.1m. The bulk of the trust’s earnings came from a gain in fair value of investment properties which amounted to $312.5m.

  • 02 March 2012
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    China Aviation Oil’s FY11 Earnings Rose 16%; Gross Profit Up 34%

    China Aviation Oil (CAO)’s net profit for the full year ended 31 December 2011 rose 15.9 percent year-on-year to US$63.4 million driven mainly by higher gross profit resulting from higher gains from oil trading activity.

  • 23 February 2012
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    Genting Singapore May Benefit From Accommodation Shortage

    Shares of Genting Singapore jumped as much as 6 percent to $1.68 since early February, as strong fourth-quarter performance of Marina Bay Sands (MBS) increased positive sentiment about the overall gaming market in the city state.

  • 21 February 2012
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    Epicentre Holdings Up The Ante In The On-going iPhone Wave?

    Raking in a record breaking US$46.3 billion sales revenue and US$13.1 billion net income for the first quarter ended 31 December 2011, Apple has beaten the estimates of analysts by a significant margin.

  • 17 February 2012
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    40 Years Of Success, Rotary Launches New Brand Identity

    Marking its 40th anniversary, mainboard-listed Rotary Engineering unveiled its new brand identity at the Rotary Regional Conference 2012 yesterday.

  • 17 February 2012
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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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    Romance Between Corporations: Generating Shareholder Value Through M&A?

    In this day and age, corporations have thrown themselves into courtships where flirting takes place in an otherwise deadly game of mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

  • 02 December 2011
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    Headliners (Loyz Energy, DBS Group , Wee Hur Holdings, Global Logistics Properties)

    Wee Hur Holdings (Wee Hur) has been awarded a $159.3m public housing building contract from the HDB.

  • 02 December 2011
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    Singapore: Little Dinghy Sailing In Rough Sea

    Talks of “Asia-decoupling” have surfaced yet again against the backdrop of an escalation in Europe’s debt debacle and fragile US recovery.

  • 18 November 2011
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    Headliners (Genting Singapore, Fraser & Neave, Sheng Siong, Oceanus Group)

    Genting Singapore (GS) posted a four-fold jump in 9M11 earnings, mainly attributed to the full nine months operations of Singapore IR as well as the one-off gain on disposal of available-for-sale financial assets of $45.6 million in 2011.

  • 18 November 2011
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    Asia: Setting A New Tone In The Luxury Retail Industry

    It is not unfamiliar to hear that Asia is going to be the next big force that drives economic spending worldwide.

  • 04 November 2011
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    Crude Palm Oil: The Liquid Gold You Should Know About

    Other than Europe, strong demand in biodiesel is also expected to be seen in countries like Coloumbia, India, South Korea and Turkey, which will fuel the industry’s growth as more and more countries try to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels.

  • 07 October 2011
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    Worry About The Stock Market Crash? Let’s Go Have Some Drinks!

    With most equities trades mired in red ink of late, keeping any position afloat is an increasingly tough objective to meet. In addition to a potential U-turn in the global economic growth, the issues of going concern business entities, especially those in the banking industry, may face, bombarded market sentiments.

  • 23 September 2011
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    Headliners (Rotary, UOL, M1, StarHub, STXOSV)

    Rotary Engineering has bagged 10 new deals worth S$110m in the past three months. Some three-quarters of the $110 million is understood to be for the construction of two of three petrochemical plants that Taiwan’s Chang Chun group is building on Jurong Island​.

  • 23 September 2011
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    Sheng Siong: Will The Lure Of Handsome Dividend Payout Continue?

    The rush to defensive stocks amid volatility is alluring. Notably, the spotlight has been stolen by the listing of defensive-play hot stock, Sheng Siong amid a bearish market outlook.

  • 09 September 2011
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    Double-Dip Recession? What’s In For Investors?

    Relishing the roaring success of its inception last year, our magazine is proud to partner Asia Investment Forum to bring you Shares Investment Conference 2011.

  • 26 August 2011
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    Headliners (Cosco, Hyflux, Tiger Airways, Keppel Corp, Yangzijiang, Man Utd, Technics Oil)

    DBS Vickers Securities (DBS Vickers) has cut the full-year earnings forecasts for several industries, taking examples of COSCO Corporation (Singapore), Hyflux and Tiger Airway.

  • 26 August 2011
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    Genting Singapore…Again?

    Genting Singapore PLC (GS) has never failed to show up on the radar screen of investors. Having peaked at $2.26 in April 2011, its share price, however, has been on a downtrend since the release of its 1Q11 results, which were slightly disappointing, especially in its VIP business segment. At the time of writing, GS was trading at $1.685, or a 25.4% drop since its peak.

  • 12 August 2011
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    Headliners (Yongnam, GLP, KingWan)

    Singapore’s economy grew by 0.9% on a year-on-year (yoy) basis in 2Q11 while a 6.5% contraction on a quarter-on-quarter basis, a reversal from a growth of 27.2% in the preceding quarter.

  • 12 August 2011
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    Leeden Delivering Consistent Growth Through Excellent Leadership

    Steven Tham, Chairman and CEO of Leeden, has recently been awarded the prestigious outstanding entrepreneur award 2011 by Enterprise Asia. Remarkably, this was also the second time he bagged the same award.

  • 29 July 2011
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    Headliners (China Fish, Yanlord, UOB, Commonwealth, STX OSV, ST Engineering)

    China Fishery Group and Yanlord Land Group, two S-chips among 49 Chinese entities red-flagged by ratings agency Moody’s, have seen their shares fall 3.2% to $1.64 and 3.7% to $1.185 respectively on 12 Jul.

  • 15 July 2011
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    Stock Picks Amidst Choppy Waters For 2H11

    If 13 June, which was a Monday fell on a Friday instead, it would’ve made it the perfect Friday the 13th, where all negativity could be blamed on an already well known inauspicious date. Markets worldwide fell to their 12-week low on the back of concerns about weaker global growth, highlighted by Chinese data.

  • 01 July 2011
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    Headliners (TCT, OCBC, AnwellTech, Biosensors)

    Treasury China Trust (TCT) has taken a rebuttal stance following concerns raised in a Phillip Securities research report. The house earlier cited a potential office supply glut in Shanghai as a main threat, highlighting that one million square metres of new office supply is projected to come on-stream for the year and that represents a staggering three times of the average historical annual supply.

  • 01 July 2011
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    Headliners (PerennialCRT, Sim Lian, TCT, Q&M, SingPost)

    Perennial China Retail Trust (PCRT), whose listing was delayed and debut price slashed from the initially planned amount of $1 apiece, traded 11.4% below its IPO price of $0.70 on 14 Jun. The trust, as the only pure-play China retail real estate owner and developer listed in Singapore, is managed by a firm controlled by former CapitaLand retail chief Pua Seck Guan.

  • 17 June 2011
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    Epicentre Holdings: Growth Story Intact Despite Insider Selling

    There is no question that Epicentre Holdings, Asia’s largest Apple premium reseller, is primed to ride on the wave of Apple products. Formerly known as Afor, Epicentre could see more revenue coming from its Apple products as the prominent brand now is the fifth best selling computer brand in the world, according to a study released by Canalys.

  • 09 June 2011
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    Headliners (Noble Grp, Keppel Corp, NOL, UOL Grp)

    Australian miner Gloucester Coal said it will buy Donaldson Coal Holdings from its major shareholder Noble Group for A$360m. The deal will deliver Gloucester more thermal and coking-coal mines and give it access to new port capacity. Gloucester said it planned to raise A$230m through an equity issue at A$9 per share, a 9% discount, to partly fund the deal, which includes acquiring Monash Group, an undeveloped semi-soft coking coal and thermal coal opportunity.

  • 20 May 2011
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    Headliners (SMRT, Indofood Agri, DBS, Oceanus)

    SMRT posted a 1.1% dip in its FY10 earnings to $161.1m on higher staff and energy costs, as well as other operating expenses.

  • 06 May 2011
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    Headliners (SGX, ASX, GMG Global, BBR Hldgs, Shanghai Asia Hldgs)

    GMG Global has temporarily stopped its operations in Ivory Coast due to a country-wide curfew and disruption in transportation.

  • 08 April 2011
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    S-Chips: To Buy Or Not To Buy?

    The scandals of S-chips, or China companies listed on the Singapore Exchange, are no strangers to Singaporean investors. Recently, the trading suspensions of China Hongxing Sports and Hongwei Technologies over accounting irregularities have again raised the concerns on how the financial statements of these S-chips are being handled.

  • 25 March 2011
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    China’s Green Wave Brings Opportunities For Sunpower

    China’s energy conservation and environmental protection drive has been casting a huge spotlight on companies related to green energy recently. While this may spell positive for a lot of green firms but unfortunately, not all of them are benefiting from this big fat slice of green market.

  • 11 March 2011
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    Is Genting Singapore Still Worth Buying?

    Genting Singapore (GENS) has tumbled for the past few weeks, with its shares falling 10.3% to $1.91 since 2 Feb-11. Notably, the counter fell as much as 2.4% on 7 Feb-11 after Las Vegas Sands Corp, which owns Marina Bay Sands (MBS) in Singapore, posted lower than expected revenue. Furthermore, Citigroup cut GENS’ 4Q10 revenue and share price estimates to $765.1m and $2.60 respectively.

  • 25 February 2011
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    High Rubber Prices Translate Into Hot Opportunities For Sri Trang

    Sri Trang Agro-Industry Public Company (Sri Trang) believes now is the time to jump onto the SGX IPO bandwagon.

  • 28 January 2011
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    Agricultural Commodity Market’s Next Move

    The mounting or sustained high rates of inflation in major developing economies have been widely noted in the media recently. The price of traded food staples such as wheat, corn and rice soared 26% from Jun to Nov-10, nearing the peaks reached during the global food crisis of 2008, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).

  • 20 January 2011
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    Consciencefood Taps Keen Demand For Instant Noodles In Indonesia And Abroad

    It may seem like a tough way to make good profit from selling packets of instant noodles and snack noodles. But, Consciencefood Holdings (Consciencefood) has proven otherwise and posted a 13.2% yoy increase in its 3Q10 revenue. Had the foreign exchange loss of Rp2,159m and the IPO expenses of Rp14,277m been excluded, earnings would have been Rp26,957m.

  • 17 December 2010
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    Is China Minzhong Ready For China’s Price Control Policy?

    Talk of price controls by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on 16 Nov has worried investors, sending China’s stock markets lower. The Shanghai Composite Index lost 10% on 17 Nov since almost hitting a seven-month high on 8 Nov.

  • 03 December 2010
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    Olam International has enlarged its footprint in Africa through two key deals with the Gabonese government, a US$1.3b ammonia-urea fertilizer production plant project, and a US$236m investment plan for palm plantations.

  • 19 November 2010
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    Is Ezra On The Brink Of A New Chapter Of Growth?

    Ezra Holdings (Ezra), an integrated support and marine services provider in the offshore oil and gas (O&G) industry, is bolstering its spectrum of EPIC (Engineering, Procurement, Installation and Construction) and SURF (Subsea, Umbilicals, Risers and Flowlines) solutions, with a US$250m deal of acquiring Norway’s Aker Marine Contractors AS (AMC) from Aker Solutions ASA (Aker Solutions).

  • 04 November 2010
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    Shipbuilder STX Europe’s offshore support vessels unit, STX OSV, has lodged its preliminary prospectus with the Monetary Authority of Singapore, and is expecting to raise a net proceed of US$400m.

  • 22 October 2010
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    DMX Technologies Maps Its Way Into China’s Digital Media Age

    After the acquisition of a 52% stake by KDDI, a leading telecommunication service provider in Japan, with an injection of $183m of cash in Dec-09, DMX Technologies Group (DMX Technologies), has not stopped its ambition in expanding overseas.

  • 08 October 2010
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    Headliners

    Midas Holdings (Midas) has received in-principle approval from the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (HK) for its proposed secondary listing – a global offering of 220m new shares to raise up to HK$1.27b ($218.6m) in net proceeds.

  • 24 September 2010
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    Qingmei Banks On China’s Escalating Footwear Industry

    As long as you are a fashionista, more or less you must have heard of the name, Christian Louboutin, who is famous for his footwear with red-lacquered soles.

  • 09 September 2010
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    Golden Agri-Resources (GAR)’s supplementary Golden Veroleum (GVL), and the government of Liberia have announced a partnership for the cultivation of sustainable palm oil by the company and by Liberian smallholders and farmers, mill processing and value-added manufacturing.

  • 09 September 2010
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    Wilmar International (Wilmar) said it will buy an Indonesian sugar refinery, PT Jawamanis Rafinasi (JMR), and a Singapore sugar trading firm, Windsor & Brook Trading, to complement the development of its plantations in Papua. The company said it had bought JMR with a throughput of 1,000 tonnes per day (tpd), but is licensed to increase it up to 1,600 tpd. Its refinery caters to the industrial sugar market with a customer base comprising multi-national corporations and large Indonesian food manufacturers.

  • 27 August 2010
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    UMS Benefits From Recovery Of Semicon Industry

    Ten years after the chip business gigantic expansion in 1999/2000, the semiconductor industry, is now expected to recover on the back of positive pricing trends for semicon suppliers, resumption of capital spending among chipmakers on chip production equipment as well as high penetration rates for consumer electronics, PCs and automobiles

  • 13 August 2010
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    Olam International (Olam) has issued US$250m ($337m) in unsecured bonds, the leading global, integrated supply chain manager of agricultural products and food ingredients said in a statement on the Singapore Exchange. The Bonds have a maturity of 10 years, which provides Olam with long term financing, enabling it to further term out its debt maturity profile.

  • 13 August 2010
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    Raffles Medical registered a 20.3% rise in its 2Q10 earnings

  • 30 July 2010
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    Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) posted a 29.9% jump in its 3Q10 net profit contributed mainly by higher advertising sales and higher contribution from its property segment.

  • 16 July 2010
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    Genting Singapore: A Big Gamble Begins

    Genting Singapore PLC (GENS) has recently attracted plenty of attention after revealing its intention to divest its UK casino operations to sister company, Genting Malaysia (GENM) for £340m ($688.8m). GENS’ shares rose as much as 1.7% in heavy trading on 2 Jul-10, after the announcement was made.

  • 16 July 2010
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    Stamford Tyres posted a 9-fold jump in its FY10 results mainly attributed to forex gains as well as savings in financial cost from better inventory management.

  • 02 July 2010
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    Overseas Operations Continue To Boost Growth In Hyflux

    The water resources of Singapore are especially valuable given the small amount of land and a large urban population in the city-state.

  • 18 June 2010
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    Noble Group, the global supplier of agricultural, energy, metals and mineral products, has acquired a 51% stake in PT Henrison Inti Persada to develop about 32,500 ha of land for palm oil production in Sorong Regency, West Papua Province, Indonesia.

  • 18 June 2010
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    Bank Negara Malaysia may hike policy rate by another 25 basis points to 2.50% on 13 May according to a report by CIMB Economics Research (CIMB).

  • 11 June 2010
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    Metro Trades Below Intrinsic Value

    Amidst all the doom and gloom in Eurozone, local shoppers are feeling upbeat. Retail sales volume expanded for the first time since the third quarter of 2008 to reach 1.1%, reversing the 4.1% decline registered in the previous quarter. Excluding motor vehicle sales, the growth was higher at 7%. This has undoubtedly brought good news to the net earnings of Metro Holdings (Metro), which is famous for its metro-shopping brand.

  • 04 June 2010
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    Indonesia’s Lippo Group is selling an undisclosed number of its shares in property group Overseas Union Enterprise (OUE). Meanwhile, OUE is planning to issue up to $200m in convertible notes due 2015.

  • 04 June 2010
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    British-based Prudential will be heading for a secondary listing of its shares in Singapore, and a primary listing in Hong Kong on May 25, with the launch of US$21b (S$29.2b) rights issue. pr

  • 21 May 2010
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    C&G Industrial (C&G) has secured a $110.6m (Rmb550m) build, operate and transfer (BOT) project for a new waste-to-energy (WTE) plant in Xiaogan City, located in Hubei province, China, for a concessionary period of 27 years.

  • 07 May 2010
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    Having just built up its cash mountain with a $38m share sale, the company is ready to launch into another acquisition spree in Europe, the Middle East, the US and Australia.

  • 22 April 2010
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    Foshan-based Debao Property Development is seeking a Singapore mainboard listing, aiming to raise $47.93m in net proceeds from its initial public offering (IPO).

  • 09 April 2010
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    Is Singapore’s Property Market Still Worth Investing?

    Macau, the ‘Sin City’ of the East, shares similarities with Singapore in terms of land scarcity and buoyant gaming industry.

  • 26 March 2010
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    Structural steel specialist TTJ Holdings is launching its initial public offering of 110m new shares at $0.20 each, in conjunction with its listing on the main board of the Singapore Exchange.

  • 26 March 2010
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