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Wilmar's tropical oil and sugar segments could boost Q3 earnings

24 Aug 2019 - Singapore Business Review
It is expected to rely on this segment as the swine fever hits soybean meal demand. The tropical oil and sugar segments of Wilmar International could counter the continuing declines its from oilseeds & grains as the two segments are expected to deliver decent numbers, according to an analysis by RHB. ...
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Singapore's high-yielding stocks shine in rattled equities market

23 Aug 2019 - Singapore Business Review
Investors can seek refuge in the REIT sector. The Straits Times Index (STI) boasts an estimated 12-month forward dividend yield of 4.3%, the second-highest amongst major Asian equity markets after Australia, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Also read: Singapore doubles its weight on the Global ...

Changi Airport's passenger movements up 3.3% in July

23 Aug 2019 - Singapore Business Review
However, airfreight throughput declined 7.2% to 170,000 tonnes. Singapore Changi Airport’s passenger movements increased 3.3% YoY to 5.91 million in July, according to a media release. However, airfreight throughput declined 7.2% to 170,000 tonnes for the month, whilst aircraft movements dipped 1% to ...

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2019 is now accepting nominations

23 Aug 2019 - Singapore Business Review
Deadline for entries is on 18 October 2019. Businesses in the forefront of their industries are led by exceptional leaders who understand what it takes to steer their companies to success despite changing market trends and shifts in the global economy. Singapore Business Review formally opens the nominations ...

Singapore nabs sixth top Swiss watch export destination in July

23 Aug 2019 - Singapore Business Review
The nation saw double-digit growth compared to the 0.7% growth in 2018. Singapore is ranked as the sixth top Swiss watch export destination during the first seven months of 2019, lagging Hong Kong, USA, China, Japan and the UK, data from the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry shows. Total exports ...

Nearly 7 in 10 firms' EPS declined in Q2: Credit Suisse

23 Aug 2019 - Singapore Business Review
Consumer discretionary, telcos and industrials saw the most significant earnings cuts. Almost 67% of Singapore companies or 23 of the 30 stocks in the STI revised their earnings per share (EPS) downwards post-results, according to Credit Suisse. In total, results in the second quarter saw a further 1.3% ...

Greater Southern Waterfront expansion could be boon for hospitality REITs

23 Aug 2019 - Singapore Business Review
PM Lee unveiled plans to add more residential and commercial spaces in GSW. Hospitality REITs will benefit from government initiatives to develop new tourism attractions at Sentosa, Pulau Brani and the Greater Southern Waterfront (GSW), according to UOB Kay Hian. The report noted that Pulau Brani has ...

CapitaLand to raise $800m via fixed rate notes

23 Aug 2019 - Singapore Business Review
It will have an annual interest rate of 3.15%. CapitaLand announced that it has priced an offering of $800m fixed rate notes to be issued under a $5b Euro Medium Term Note (EMTN) Programme. The notes will have a 3.15% interest rate per annum and will be due on 2029. It will carry an issue price of 100% ...
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Changi Airport's passenger movements up 3.3% YoY in July

23 Aug 2019 - Singapore Business Review
However, airfreight throughput declined 7.2% to 170,000 tonnes. Singapore Changi Airport’s passenger movements increased 3.3% YoY to 5.91 million in July, according to a media release. However, airfreight throughput declined 7.2% to 170,000 tonnes for the month, whilst aircraft movements dipped 1% to ...

Digital blueprint for accounting sector launched

23 Aug 2019 - Singapore Business Review
The move is in line with the Industry Transformation Map for Professional Services. The Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC), the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) and the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) have launched the Accountancy Industry Digital Plan (IDP) as part ...