MARKET OVERVIEW - The market could see further profit taking following the biggest selloff in Wall Street in 8 months, pressured by a spike in US Treasury bond yields, which could signal an acceleration in interest rate increases this year. - Technically, the STI sees support at 3,510, with topside resistance at 3,640.
CORPORATE RESULTS *CapitaLand Retail China Trust - Flat 4Q17 DPU of 2.37Â¢ was in line with estimates, as higher distributable income (+6.8%) from a capital distribution was diluted by an enlarged unit base. - For the quarter, revenue and NPI fell to Rmb264.8m (-3.9%) and Rmb161.4m (-4.6%) due to loss of contribution from CapitaMall Anzhen following its divestment, and lower takings at CapitaMall Grand Canyon due to disruptions to trading activities arising from an operational review by the authorities leading up to the 19th National Congress. - Occupancy maintained at 95.4% (-0.2ppt q/q), while aggregate leverage lowered to 28.4% (-7ppt q/q). - Trades at FY18 yield of 6.3% and 1.06x P/B. Read More