Regional companies see stable M&A desire driven by new markets, tech and talent

12 Nov 2019 - The Edge Markets
SINGAPORE (Nov 12): Companies in the region have relatively stable appetite for M&A activity, a recent EY survey has found. This despite coming under pressure from higher input costs, thinning margins and an increasingly slowing economy. Forty-one percent of executives in Southeast Asia say they are ...
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Condo resale prices up 0.8% in October

12 Nov 2019 - Singapore Business Review
The priciest unit resold was from The Marq On Paterson Hill for $29.5m. Condo resale prices climbed 0.8% MoM in October as all three regions posted growth, according to the SRX Price Index. On a YoY basis, resale prices rose 2%. The core central region (CCR) recorded the biggest price growth at 2.9% ...
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Singapore shares fall 0.7% as traders ease into weekend

9 Nov 2019 - The Business Times
SINGAPORE stocks retreated on Friday after a four-day advance, falling the most among regional markets, as traders took profit ahead of the weekend and companies released weaker earnings. The Straits Times Index (STI) went down as much as 0.90 per cent before clawing back ground to finish... To continue ...
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Singapore stocks: STI resumes Tuesday afternoon up 0.37% on day

12 Nov 2019 - The Business Times
SINGAPORE shares held onto their gains as trading resumed on Tuesday afternoon, with the Straits Times Index up 0.37 per cent, or 11.94 points to 3,252.59 as at 1pm. Gainers outnumbered losers 177 to 133, after about 804.9 million shares worth S$572.9 million changed hands. Among the most heavily traded ...
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Stocks to watch: MCT, First Resources, Raffles Medical, UE, Bumitama, Vicom, KSH

12 Nov 2019 - The Business Times
THE following companies saw new developments that may affect trading of their shares on Tuesday: Mapletree Commercial Trust (MCT): MCT has raised S$460.5 million in gross proceeds from its preferential offering, which was 1.45 times subscribed, it said on Monday night. Some 205.6 million new units will ...
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Singapore shares rise at Tuesday's open despite HK, trade woes; STI up 0.38%

12 Nov 2019 - The Business Times
SINGAPORE equities advanced in early morning trade on Tuesday, recovering from the previous day’s losses, despite a fresh escalation of violence in Hong Kong and lingering uncertainty over progress towards a US-China trade deal. The Straits Times Index (STI) rose 0.38 per cent or 12.33 points to 3,252.98 ...
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Singapore condo resale prices extend climb in October: SRX

12 Nov 2019 - The Business Times
RESALE prices for non-landed private residential properties in Singapore continued its rise in October following an increase in September, while volumes picked up from a slight dip, according to flash figures from real estate portal SRX Property on Tuesday. Condominium resale prices rose 0.8 per cent ...
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MCT raises $460.5m in oversubscribed preferential offering

12 Nov 2019 - Singapore Business Review
It will be used for the acquisition of Mapletree Business City (Phase 2). Mapletree Commercial Trust (MCT) has raised about $460.5m in a preferential offering of 205.59 million units priced $2.24 per unit, the company announced. MCT received a total of 298.89 million units, including excess applications ...
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Daily Markets Briefing: STI down 0.72%

12 Nov 2019 - Singapore Business Review
Venture saw the sharpest decline amongst top active stocks with a 5.84% fall. The Straits Times Index ended 23.65 or 0.72% lower at 3,240.65. The top active stocks were DBS, which climbed 0.11%, Venture, which slipped 5.84%, UOB, which dipped 0.33%, Singtel, which dropped 0.3%, and OCBC Bank with a 0.18% ...
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US-China trade doubts, HK unrest spook investors

12 Nov 2019 - The Business Times
SINGAPORE equities got the week off to a rough start after doubts surrounding US-China trade talks surfaced and tensions in Hong Kong were at fever pitch once again. The Straits Times Index (STI) could not shrug off those concerns despite better-than-expected earnings from DBS Group... To continue reading ...
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