Mixed news flow grabs spotlight ahead of talks
THURSDAY'S trade talks between the US and China will continue to be the focus of investors for at least until the end of the week.
Singapore shares end flat after Thursday's volatile session
THE Straits Times Index (STI)started the day 0.4 per cent lower before clawing back to finish at 3,089.48, down just 0.42 point.
Singapore stocks: STI resumes Thursday afternoon at 3,085.23, down 0.15% on day
AHEAD of Thursday's talks in Washington, sentiment continues to be dictated by developments on the US-China trade front and conflicting news reports did not make matters easier, resulting in a mixed trading scene in Asia.
STI slides ahead of US-China trade talks
WITH each passing day leading up to the US-China trade talks, the prospect of a fruitful resolution gets dimmer and dimmer.
Singapore shares join regional slide, falling 0.7% on Wednesday
THE days leading up to the US-China trade talks have seen more mines scattered along the road towards a resolution. And if the effect of which wasn't noticeable during Tuesday's Asia session, it was certainly felt on Wednesday.
Broker's take: UOB Kay Hian initiates coverage on Penguin with 'buy', S$0.85 target price
UOB Kay Hian has initiated coverage on Penguin International Limited, which builds and owns niche high-speed aluminium craft with a "buy" call and a target price of S$0.85, citing that the company is backed by favourable industry trends.
Major China banks, Europe oil players seen as strong yield plays
MARKET volatility and a negative interest rate environment may spell a dour outlook for yield seekers but strategists still see scope for chasing yield plays among global equities, including European oil majors and China banks.
Trade talk speed bumps fail to hold back STI
IN contrast with Wall Street's Monday showing, Asian equities were mostly higher despite worrying signs that this week's trade negotiations between the US and China have hit some pre-talk speed bumps.
Singapore shares gain 0.4% on Tuesday despite US-China trade worries
THE Straits Times Index (STI) closed at 3,110.85, adding 11.37 points or 0.4 per cent on Tuesday.
STI gains in low liquidity session
SINGAPORE equities took their cue from last Friday's encouraging performance on Wall Street to get the week off to a positive start.
Singapore shares take lead from Wall St, add 0.7% on Monday
SINGAPORE equities took their cue from last Friday's encouraging performance on Wall Street to get the week off to a positive start but worries remain over the global growth outlook as well as US-China trade tensions in the lead-up to this week's talks.
US-China trade talks to remain focus this week
LAST week, sentiment wavered greatly on worries that the resilient US economy is showing signs of a slowdown, with most now anticipating the US Federal Reserve to lower interest rates during its October meeting. With that in mind, investors are likely to look to the slew of Fed speeches this...
Singapore shares extend losses on Fri, end 1.5% lower on the week
ANOTHER week of trading, another rollercoaster ride for market sentiment.
Singapore shares extend losses on Friday, end 1.5% lower on the week
THE Straits Times Index (STI) ended the week at 3,078.36, dipping 9.61 points or 0.3 per cent.
STI's slide presents chances to buy on dips
IF TUESDAY'S disappointing US manufacturing data was a stab in the chest to investor sentiment, then Wednesday's approval of US tariffs on European imports and lacklustre US jobs data was the twist of the knife that sent regional benchmark indices to another bout of selling.
Singapore shares drop 0.5% on new trade war front, recession fears
IF Tuesday's disappointing US manufacturing data was a stab in the arm to investor sentiment, then Wednesday's approval of US tariffs on European imports and lacklustre US jobs data was the double dagger to the chest, with regional benchmark indices facing another bout of selling.
STI gives up gains on US recession fears
TWO sessions into the month and market sentiment has already greatly whipsawed.
Singapore shares slump 1.4% after US manufacturing data shock
TWO sessions into the month and market sentiment has already greatly whipsawed, with the local benchmark more than erasing Monday's gains as investors were jolted by US recession fears after August factory activity hit levels not seen since June 2009.
Broker's take: KGI initiates coverage on ARA H-Trust, EHT with 'outperform'
KGI Securities has initiated coverage on two Singapore-listed US-focused property trusts - ARA US Hospitality Trust (ARA H-Trust) and Eagle Hospitality Trust (EHT) - with "outperform" recommendations on the back of resilience in the US hospitality sector and attractive valuations.
Broker's take: Maybank Kim Eng upgrades ComfortDelGro to 'buy' on healthy share upside
MAYBANK Kim Eng has upgraded its recommendation on ComfortDelGro to "buy" and maintained its target price of S$2.76, with the transport operator trading at attractive valuations after underperforming the benchmark index over the past quarter despite no unexpected news developments.
Positive start to the month for STI
TO SAY Singapore equities got the fourth quarter off to a flying start might be an exaggeration but the local market did register one of the region's best showings in Tuesday's low liquidity session.
Singapore shares gain 0.8% after US capital control fears ease
SINGAPORE equities posted one of the region's best showings in a low-liquidity session on Tuesday after Washington eased fears over reports that the Trump administration is planning to institute capital controls on China.
Asia equities get mixed start to the week
INVESTORS took heart following a better-than-expected August reading for China's manufacturing sector. But worries over US President Donald Trump's latest trade threat meant it was a mixed start to the week for Asian equities.
Singapore shares drop 0.2% despite positive China factory data
INVESTORS took heart to a better-than-expected August reading for China's manufacturing sector but worries over US President Donald Trump's latest trade threat meant it was a mixed start to the week for Asian equities.
Singapore O&G plays soar on oil supply fears
WITH US-China trade tensions receding, investors had been gearing up for the slew of central bank meetings led by the US Federal Reserve's likely rate cut decision.