Singapore shares enter Monday afternoon trade on higher ground, STI at 3,477.59

SINGAPORE shares resumed trading on Monday afternoon in positive territory with the Straits Times Index at 3,477.59, advancing 34.08 points or one per cent on the day as at 1.13pm.

Singapore shares open higher on Monday; STI up 0.4%

SINGAPORE stocks opened higher on Monday, with the Straits Times Index advancing 0.4 per cent, or 15.08 points to 3,458.59 as at 9.02am.

Stocks to watch: StarHub, Noble, SGX, Sembcorp Industries, IndoAgri

THE following companies saw new developments that may affect trading of their shares on Monday:

StarHub CEO buys S$518,000 worth of shares as stock falls to 6-month low

CHIEF executive officer (CEO) of StarHub Limited, Tan Tong Hai, has bought more than half a million worth of the company's shares from the open market on Thursday as the stock fell to a six-month low. ...

Noble gets in-principle nod for 3-year US$700m loan; warns of Q4, full-year 2017 loss

NOBLE Group on Monday said it has reached an in-principle agreement with the group's senior creditors, or "ad hoc group", and fronting bank ING for the provision of a three-year US$700 million trade finance facility. ...
HOT STOCKS

ThaiBev drops 7% on unexpectedly poor Q1 results; analysts turn bearish on stock

ANALYSTS have made bearish calls on Thai Beverage (ThaiBev) shares after the group posted first-quarter results that were well below expectations.

Kitchen Culture's half-year net loss increases to S$1.69m

KITCHEN Culture Holdings' half-year net loss widened to S$1.69 million from its year-ago deficit of S$1.26 million as sales fell in its residential, and distribution and retail segments...

Hot stock: ThaiBev down 7% on weak Q1 results; most analysts put stock on 'hold' or 'under review'

ANALYSTS have made bearish calls on Thai Beverage (ThaiBev) shares after the group posted first-quarter results that were well below expectations.

Singapore shares open higher on Thursday; STI up 0.5% to 3,418.92

SINGAPORE stocks opened higher on Thursday, with the Straits Times Index moving up 16.06 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 3,418.92 as at 9.05am.

Stocks to watch: Sakae, Far East H-Trust, Jumbo, ThaiBev, No Signboard, Raffles Education

THE FOLLOWING companies saw new developments that may affect trading of their shares on Thursday.

Kitchen Culture posts half-year net loss of S$1.69m

KITCHEN Culture Holdings' half-year net loss widened to S$1.69 million from its year-ago deficit of S$1.26 million as sales fell in its residential and distribution and retail segments...
BANKS' EARNINGS

With O&M exposure contained, OCBC Q4 profit beats forecasts to rise 31%

MORE funds may be circling the offshore and marine (O&M) sector to hunt for some upside, but there is pause among some industry players in engaging these investors in the restructuring process of the sector.

DBS, OCBC, UOB all post double-digit growth for Q4 FY17

ALL three of Singapore's banks posted double-digit profit growth for the fourth quarter, with DBS Bank and OCBC Bank leading the way as their bottom lines rose 31 per cent each...

Singapore shares open higher on Wednesday; STI up 0.6%

SINGAPORE stocks opened higher on Wednesday, with the Straits Times Index advancing 0.6 per cent, or 19.21 points to 3,434.28 as at 9.01am.

Stocks to watch: OCBC, UOB, SIA, Comfort DelGro, Marco Polo Marine

THE following companies saw new developments that may affect trading of their shares on Wednesday:

OCBC Q4 profit climbs 31% to S$1.03b on growth across all core businesses

OVERSEA-CHINESE Banking Corporation (OCBC Bank) announced its four-quarter results on Wednesday, beating forecasts with a 31 per cent jump in net profit to S$1.03 billion, from S$789 million a year ago.

Board gender diversity makes some headway in 2017

THE boardrooms of Singapore's listed companies showed some year-on-year improvement in gender diversity last year, when women took up 10.8 per cent of the seats. ...

Great Eastern eyes growth markets; Q4 profit more than doubles

INSURER Great Eastern, which reported a more than doubling in net profit in the fourth quarter, is looking to expand in Indonesia and expects to be among the top 10 insurers in the next five years in that country.

Condo resale prices up 1% in Jan: SRX

RESALE prices of condominiums and private apartments continued to appreciate month-on-month and at a faster pace, according to the latest flash estimates from real estate portal SRX Property on Tuesday.

Female board representation in SGX-listed firms rises to 10.8% in 2017: study

Singapore listed-companies, led by the largest issuers, showed some improvement in terms of gender diversity, with a 10.8 per cent female representation on their boards in 2017, an increase from 9.9 per cent in 2016, and 9.5 per cent in 2015.

Condo resale prices rise 1% in January, 6.3% y-o-y: SRX Property

RESALE prices of condominiums and private apartments continued to appreciate month-on-month and at a faster pace, according to the latest flash estimates from real estate portal SRX Property on Tuesday.

Singapore shares open higher on Tuesday; STI up 0.5%

SINGAPORE stocks opened higher on Tuesday, with the Straits Times Index moving up 0.5 per cent, or 17.84 points to 3,402.82 as at 9.01am.

Stocks to watch: CapitaLand, Great Eastern, Infinio, HMI, Cordlife

THE following companies saw new developments that may affect trading of their shares on Tuesday:

Great Eastern's Q4 profit more than doubles to S$424m; eyes growth in Indonesia

INSURER Great Eastern is looking to expand its footprint in the markets of Indonesia and Thailand, and expects to be among the top 10 in the next five years in Indonesia.
HOT STOCK

SGX down 7.4% on Nifty futures doubts; brokers maintain ratings

ANALYSTS kept their ratings on Singapore Exchange (SGX) unchanged on Monday as the stock fell 7.4 per cent amid doubts about the future of the market operator's Indian equity index-linked derivatives...