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Following Ong Beng Seng in HPL

HPL   Ong Beng Seng bought 1.326 mln shares on Wed Aug 31st at $1.96 a share. This would be OBS’ first purchase since May-July ’06, when he and wife Christina bought 2.37 mln shares at $1.81 average.   Wheelock Properties bought its 19.99% stake back in Mar ’06 and also at $1.80, from Quek Leng […]

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US stocks pummeled by bleak jobs data

US stocks pummeled by bleak jobs data US stocks closed more than two percent lower on Friday after a disappointing report on the United States’s labor market showed that job creation ground to a halt in August. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 251.57 points (2.19 percent) to 11,242.00 in closing trade. The broader […]

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Genting Singapore (G13.SI) Quarter 2 earnings 34% on-quarter

Genting Singapore (G13.SI) Quarter 2 earnings 34% on-quarter Genting Singapore (G13.SI) said on Friday that gross earnings from its casino-resort in the second quarter fell 34 percent from the previous three months, lagging behind rival Marina Bay Sands, as it was hit by lower win percentages in its premium players segment. Resorts World at Sentosa […]

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Noble 2Q net jumps 63% as trading volumes rise

Noble Group, the Hong Kong-based supplier of energy, food and mining commodities, reported a 63% jump in second-quarter profit, boosted by bigger trading volumes. Net income rose to US$139.8 million ($170 million), from US$85.9 million a year earlier, the Singapore-listed company said in a statement today. That’s the second-largest profit for the period in nine […]

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Hyflux downgraded to ‘hold’ by DBS

DBS Vickers Securities in an Aug 5 research report says: “In tandem with weaker than expected sales of $111 million, PATMI of $14.5 million (-47% y-o-y, 97% q-o-q) came in significantly below our $27 million forecast. Hyflux maintained interim dividend perp share of 0.67 cents. “In addition to higher costs and taxes, the Magtaa fire […]

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SingTel reports unexpected drop in profit on regional units

Singapore Telecommunications, Southeast Asia’s biggest phone company, reported an unexpected drop in first-quarter profit as costs cut earnings at home and currency gains crimped income from regional businesses. Net income fell 2.9% to $916.2 million, or 5.7 cents a share, in the three months ended in June from $943.2 million, or 5.9 cents, a year […]

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Securities turnover on SGX down 3% in July

Securities turnover on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) fell 3 per cent in July to S$29.3 billion compared to a year ago. In its monthly statistical report, SGX said this translated to an average of S$1.4 billion for securities traded daily. The biggest decline in volume trading was in the healthcare sector, which fell 72 per […]

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Unilever’s Bright Q2

Unilever delivered robust earnings of $1.09 per share in the second quarter of 2011, moving up by 10% from the year-ago period. It also surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 36 cents by 11.11%. Profits went up based on improved underlying profit and disposals, with lower interest and pension costs also contributed to the higher […]

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Singapore Stocks: Hyflux, Noble, Venture Corp., Tiger Airways

Singapore’s Straits Times Index (FSSTI) sank 3.4 percent to 3,001.05 as of 12:19 p.m. local time, having fallen as much as 3.6 percent earlier, the most since March 2009. All stocks in the index of 30 companies dropped. The measure is poised for a 5.8 percent slump this week, the biggest weekly drop since February […]

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Asia markets plunge amid recession fears

Asian stock markets plummeted on Friday following carnage in the US and European markets over fears the world was heading towards another financial crisis.Already-fragile investor confidence was hammered by more weak US economic data and a warning from the head of the European Commission that the eurozone debt crisis had likely spread to other economies.”It’s […]

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SGX Securities Market Starts All-day Trading

Singapore Exchange’s (SGX) securities market successfully began trading continuously all day. Turnover from 12.30pm to 2.00pm was $110 million, contributing to 6.4% of today’s trading. All-day trading allows investors to respond more easily to regional market movements and news flows as Singapore’s securities market hours now overlap more with those of other Asian exchanges, including […]

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SGX warns about near-term market outlook

The Singapore Exchange has warned that market activity in the near term could be affected by concerns over the global economy. It reported on Tuesday that its net profit was little changed in the fourth quarter from a year earlier at S$79.5 million, although it did take a hit from the failed merger with the […]

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Symbol Bid Ask Spread
EURUSD 1.17900 1.17920 2
GBPUSD 1.33470 1.33500 3
USDCAD 1.28510 1.28540 3
USDJPY 113.460 113.480 2
USDCHF 0.99050 0.99080 3
AUDUSD 0.75320 0.75350 3
NZDUSD 0.69130 0.69180 5
EURGBP 0.88320 0.88350 3
EURCHF 1.16790 1.16820 3
EURJPY 133.780 133.810 3
AUDJPY 85.460 85.510 5
GBPJPY 151.440 151.500 6
XAUUSD 1243.89 1244.29 40
XAGUSD 15.723 15.773 5