|Bid||0.00 x 0|
|Ask||0.00 x 0|
|Day's Range||70.70 - 71.95|
|52 Week Range||68.27 - 83.43|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.11|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||11.61|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.51 (4.94%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Nov 21, 2019|
|1y Target Est||53.71|
* Thailand leads declines * Singapore banks cautious about growth outlook * Vietnam little changed By Arundhati Dutta Feb 21 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Friday, as the rapid spread of the coronavirus outside mainland China and its impact on Asia's economies dulled the appeal of risk assets. Japan and Singapore are on the brink of recession and South Korea on Friday said its exports to China slumped in the first 20 days of February as the outbreak upends global supply chains. "Data suggests that a pickup in activity is still elusive, which could have negative implications on global growth," DBS Group Research said in a note.
* Indonesia c.bank cuts rates, lowers 2020 growth forecast * Thailand hits over 3-yr closing low By Arundhati Dutta Feb 20 (Reuters) - Shares in coronavirus-hit economies of Singapore and Thailand lost footing on Thursday as a sharp jump in infections outside mainland China overshadowed Beijing's widely-anticipated interest rate cut. China on Thursday reported a sharp drop in new virus cases, however, infections in South Korea jumped, two deaths were recorded in Japan and research showed that the pathogen was more contagious than previously believed. Thai shares fell 1% to a more than three-year low, with Airports of Thailand, the top drag on the index, slumping 4.8% after flagging a 5% decline in its full-year revenue due to the impact of the virus.
* China cuts benchmark interest rate to support virus-hit economy * Thai index at lowest since Nov 2016 * Indonesia and Malaysia stocks trade flat By Arundhati Dutta Feb 20 (Reuters) - Stocks in Thailand and Singapore led declines in Southeast Asia on Thursday amid concerns that the coronavirus epidemic is yet to be contained and over its economic impact, despite Chinese stimulus measures to cushion the strain of the outbreak. Economies of Singapore and Thailand have suffered from the epidemic, with Singapore lowering its 2020 growth forecast and Thailand flagging a slump in tourist numbers this year.
* Singapore snaps 4-session losing streak * Thailand 2020 GDP growth to be lower than forecast - c.bank * Indonesia up for 3rd straight session By Arundhati Dutta Feb 19 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Wednesday as the rate of new coronavirus infections in China slowed, while Thailand fell after its central bank projected a bleak outlook for economic growth this year. Chinese authorities reported the lowest daily rise in new virus cases since Jan. 29 on Wednesday, as the number of new infections fell for a second straight day.
* Sentiment remains fragile due to worries about coronavirus * Singapore set to snap four-day losing streak * Indonesia extends gains for a third straight session * Vietnam expects to export 6.75 mln tonnes of rice in 2020 By Arundhati Dutta Feb 19 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets inched higher on Wednesday, with Singapore leading the pack, as a slight decline in the number of new coronavirus cases lifted risk appetite. Investors are also holding on to hopes that China - the region's largest trading partner - would roll out more stimulus to support its virus-hit economy, especially for a cut in its benchmark loan prime rate due to be announced on Thursday. The number of new virus cases fell for a second straight day, even as the death toll in mainland China crossed 2,000 on Wednesday.
* Thailand down 0.9%, top loser * Singapore unveils $4.5 bln package * Vietnam falls for third session By Arundhati Dutta Feb 18 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Tuesday, after Apple Inc said it was unlikely to meet its March-quarter sales guidance as the coronavirus outbreak slowed production and weakened demand in China. Shares in Thailand fell 0.9%, even after the central bank governor said the government's support measures and the passage of a delayed budget bill would help ease the economic blow from the coronavirus. Singapore also announced financial packages worth around $4.5 billion to help contain the outbreak and weather its economic impact.
* Thai and Singapore stocks fall the most * Investors keeping a eye on Indonesia rate decision - analyst * Consumer staples drag Thai benchmark By Arundhati Dutta Feb 18 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Tuesday, as global sentiment soured after Apple became the latest company to flag lower revenue due to the coronavirus epidemic that has slowed economic activity in the region. Thai shares and Singapore stocks fell 0.7% and 0.6%, respectively, making the them the top losers in the region. Both Singapore and Thai economy have suffered following the outbreak, with Thailand expecting the number of foreign visitors to fall by 5 million this year, while Singapore lowered its 2020 growth target on Monday.
DBS Group Holdings expects the coronavirus outbreak to hurt full-year revenue by as much as 2% after Southeast Asia's biggest lender topped market estimates with a strong rise in fourth-quarter profit. Singapore banks had previously forecast muted earnings growth for 2020 as interest rates soften and lending moderates after a robust performance in the past few years.
* Malaysia Q4 GDP growth slows to decade-low * Indonesia hits over 1-wk low * Singapore leads gainers, up over 1.4% By Arundhati Dutta Feb 12 (Reuters) - Singapore and Thailand stocks rose over 1% on Wednesday on hopes that the worst of the coronavirus outbreak in China might be over, while Malaysia shares fell as data showed its fourth-quarter economic growth had slumped to a decade-low. Singaporean shares closed 1.5% higher, with heavyweight financial stocks United Overseas Bank and DBS Group Holdings gaining more than 1%. Malaysian equities slipped 0.6% after data showed southeast Asia's third-largest economy grew 3.6% in October-December from the same period a year earlier, prompting the central bank to signal 'ample room' for rate cuts.
Singapore's biggest bank DBS has evacuated 300 staff from its head office on Wednesday as a precautionary measure following a confirmed coronavirus case at the bank, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters. "I regret to inform you that there is one confirmed case of coronavirus at DBS Asia Central on Level 43 today," Singapore country head, Tse Koon Shee said in the memo.
BEIJING/TOKYO, Feb 14 (Reuters) - The Chinese province at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak reported a record rise in deaths and thousands more infections using a broader definition on Thursday, while Japan became the third place outside mainland China to suffer a fatality. The epidemic has given China's ruling Communist Party one of its sternest challenges in years, constrained the world's second largest economy and triggered a purge of provincial bureaucrats.
* Indonesia Dec retail sales fall 0.5% y/y * Malaysia trade deficit narrows to 6-month low in Dec * Singapore visitor numbers to drop by 25-30% in 2020 By Arundhati Dutta Feb 11 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Tuesday as the number of new coronavirus cases slowed in China, but a rising death toll prompted concerns over how soon Chinese factories could return to work and kept gains in check. The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in China soared past 1000 on Tuesday and the number of confirmed cases on the mainland was 2,478 on Monday, down from 3,062 the previous day, bringing the total to 42,638. "While some factories are targeted to resume production this week, it could be challenging as the increasing municipal lockdowns hinder migrant workers from returning to work," said Nathan Chow, economist at DBS Group Research, in a note.
* Singapore leads regional gainers * Philippine Dec trade deficit narrows to 6-month low * Vietnam rises on financials By Arundhati Dutta Feb 11 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Tuesday, led by Singapore, as new cases of coronavirus in China fell and investors waited to see how quickly the country's factories could return to work. "The decline of confirmed and suspected cases in Hubei province showed China's lockdown may start to bear fruits," OCBC Treasury Research said in a note. The virus outbreak is expected to have a devastating impact on China's growth in the first quarter, pushing policymakers to adopt measures such as capital injection and tariff exemptions for materials used for epidemic control to support its economy.
* Vietnam falls 1.1%, top loser in the region * Singapore raises virus alert level to 'orange' * Malaysia Q4 GDP growth seen slowing to 3-1/2-year low - poll By Arundhati Dutta Feb 10 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Monday as a rising death toll in China raised alarm bells about the severity of a virus outbreak, though authorities there lifted some work and travel curbs. Workers began trickling back to offices and factories around China though a large number of workplaces remain closed and many white-collar workers will continue to work from home. The death toll in mainland China from the novel coronavirus rose to 908 by the end of Sunday, surpassing the fatalities from the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome outbreak in 2003.
The virus has claimed the lives of more than 900 people in Mainland China as of Sunday and raised concerns over growth outlook in the world's second largest economy. Singapore stocks declined as much as 1.4% in early trade, but had pared some losses by 0338 GMT. On Friday, the city-state raised its virus alert level to orange, the level reached during the 2003 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) epidemic, which indicates the virus is severe and passes easily between people.
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* WHO declares coronavirus a global health emergency * Singapore posts biggest monthly drop since August * Malaysia closes at an eight-year low By Arpit Nayak Jan 31 (Reuters) - The Philippine and Vietnam indexes slumped over 2% on Friday, while other Southeast Asian stock markets also extended losses to close lower as fears about the spread of coronavirus triggered sell-offs across the region. The World Health Organisation on Thursday declared the virus a global health emergency, as the death toll surpassed the 200-mark in China while at least 22 other countries reported infections. Economists fear the hit to China's economy from the virus could result in a greater economic impact to the world's economy than that of the 2002/2003 Severe Acute Respiratory (SARS) epidemic, since China's share of the global economy is now far greater.
* WHO declares coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency * Philippines set for fifth straight session of losses * Indonesia set to fall over 4% for the week By Arpit Nayak Jan 31 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stock markets extended losses on Friday after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak a global emergency, with Indonesia and Philippines easing over 1% each. The death toll from the virus crossed the 200-mark in China with confirmed cases of infection reported in at least 22 other countries and regions. The WHO director-general on Thursday said the greatest concern was the virus' potential spread to countries with weaker healthcare systems, compounded by cases of person-to-person transfer of the virus outside China.
Vietnam markets opening after the Lunar New Year holidays saw their worst session in over a year, as investors priced in the economic impact of the virus outbreak. Adding to woes, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday expressed concern over the person-to-person spread of the virus in three countries, including Vietnam.
* Singapore shares logs worst session since Aug 2019 * Singapore Airlines closes at near 17-year low * Thai stocks end lower for seventh straight session By Arpit Nayak Jan 28 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian shares tumbled on Tuesday and Singapore stocks fell the most after the city-state said the coronavirus outbreak in China, its biggest trading partner, would bruise its economy this year. The massive jump in outbound Chinese tourists since 2002, the fact that the coronavirus is infectious during incubation and its unknown origins are the most worrisome factors, said Vishnu Varathan, senior economist at Mizuho Bank, in a note. Singapore stocks pared early losses to close about 1.8% lower, with lender DBS Group Holdings shedding more than 1.3% and conglomerate Jardine Matheson Holdings JARD.SI down about 1.9%.
* Singapore posts biggest intraday pct drop since May 2019 * Conglomerate Jardine Matheson slips 4.5% to one-month low * Malaysia down for sixth session, Malaysia Airports slumps By Arpit Nayak Jan 28 (Reuters) - Singapore shares lost 3% on Tuesday, their biggest intraday drop in more than eight months, after the city-state said the coronavirus outbreak would hit its economy this year. Wall Street equities tumbled overnight as China stepped up preventive measures, imposed travel restrictions and extended the Lunar New Year holidays to limit the spread of the virus. Doubts have emerged whether Beijing can contain the virus that has spread to more than 10 countries as the death toll in China rose rapidly to 106 from 81 a day earlier.
* Banking and industrial stocks drag Singapore * Industrial and utility stocks weigh on Thailand By Soumyajit Saha Jan 21 (Reuters) - Singapore stocks dropped over 1% tracking broader Asia, as investors were spooked by an escalating coronavirus outbreak in China, while Philippines slid under the 1% mark for the second consecutive session on concerns of regulatory incursions into private contracts. Losses in the banking and industrial sectors weighed on the city-state's benchmark as it fell to its lowest in nearly two weeks.