|Bid||19.47 x 0|
|Ask||19.47 x 0|
|Day's Range||18.97 - 19.55|
|52 Week Range||17.28 - 27.97|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.01|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||7.67|
|Earnings Date||May 06, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.10 (5.85%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||May 11, 2020|
|1y Target Est||30.89|
* Vietnam rises as much a 3.7% * Indonesia up for 3rd session, hits 3-wk high By Arundhati Dutta April 6 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stock markets inched higher on Monday, tracking global equities that gained due to a slowdown in coronavirus-related deaths and new infections. Australia's benchmark index rose 0.5%, Japan's Nikkei gained 0.2% and South Korea's KOSPI index climbed 1.4%, while MSCI's broadest index of Asian shares outside of Japan edged up 0.1% Aiding sentiment further, U.S. stock futures gained more than 1.5% in early Asian trading after U.S. President Donald Trump expressed hope the country was seeing a "levelling off" of the coronavirus crisis.
* Malaysia says virus infection curve flattening * Singapore falls for second straight day By Arundhati Dutta April 2 (Reuters) - Markets in Singapore and the Philippines fell on Thursday, tracking their peers in the United States on persisting fears about the coronavirus' spread and a recession, while Malaysian shares rose on reports of a slowing rate of new infections. "Difficult days are ahead for our nation," Trump told reporters at the White House on Wednesday. In Singapore, the benchmark index fell for a second straight day, losing up to 2%.
* Indonesia reverses course, ends 1.6% down * Malaysia posts biggest intraday drop in over a week * Thailand dragged by financials By Arundhati Dutta April 1 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian markets ended lower on Wednesday as anxiety about the spreading coronavirus and a looming global recession prevailed over regional government efforts to cushion their economies from the pandemic. PT Bank Central Asia Tbk shed 0.8%.
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* Singapore c.bank eases monetary policy aggressively * Malaysia warns of surge in coronavirus cases in mid-April * Indonesia faces calls to tighten movement restrictions By Arundhati Dutta March 30 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stock markets dropped on Monday as worries over a severe economic damage in the region following a rise in new coronavirus cases outweighed central banks' efforts to calm investor nerves through aggressive policy easing. The number of fresh cases and deaths rose in several countries in the region, with Malaysia warning of a surge in the number of cases in mid-April.
At least 20 banks facing losses running into hundreds of millions of dollars from the collapse of Singapore-based Agritrade International Pte Ltd (AIPL) have accused the commodity trader of fraud, court documents show. Singapore's High Court appointed an interim judicial manager for the firm last month after rejecting its request for a debt moratorium on $1.55 billion in outstanding liabilities to dozens of creditors, including $983 million owed to secured lenders. The banks have filed cases in Singapore's high court to recover their money and allege fraud at AIPL, with Singapore's United Overseas Bank (UOB) and Malaysia's Maybank owed nearly $108 million each, documents show.
* Fed cuts interest rates by 50 bps * Financials in Singapore, Thailand drop * Indonesia up on hopes of more stimulus By Shruti Sonal March 4 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets slipped on Wednesday, tracking Wall Street as a surprise rate cut by the U.S. Federal Reserve failed to allay fears over the coronavirus's impact, while dismal China economic data dented sentiment as well. The Fed lowered interest rates by 50 basis points on Tuesday, its first out of cycle cut since 2008 at the height of the financial crisis, in a bid to shield the world's largest economy from the impact of the virus.
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Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp flagged on Friday a 2% hit to annual revenue from the coronavirus outbreak, following in the footsteps of larger peer DBS Group and signalling Singapore lenders may find it tough to keep growing robustly. The epidemic, which has claimed over 2,100 lives in China and infected hundreds in dozens of other countries, has rattled markets and raised concerns about its impact on economic growth due to supply chain disruptions and weak consumer spending. "On the revenue side, we may see a 2% reduction as compared to what we would have seen under a normal situation," Samuel Tsien, Chief Executive of OCBC, Singapore's second-largest bank, told reporters in a conference call, adding that overall revenue would rise this year.
* 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.
* 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 lender United Overseas Bank (UOB) said on Wednesday it has allocated S$3 billion ($2.16 billion) to companies in the city-state as relief assistance to help tide them over during the coronavirus outbreak. "In the face of the likely economic fallout and its impact on industries and businesses, UOB sees the need to help its corporate clients, in particular the SMEs (small-and-medium enterprises), in addressing their near-term liquidity needs," it said in a statement.
* 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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* Worries about China virus grow ahead of Lunar New Year * Data shows Singapore inflation picked up slightly in Dec * Indonesia's central bank keeps interest rates unchanged * Philippine cenbank says 7% growth attainable in 2020 By Soumyajit Saha Jan 23 (Reuters) - Most Southeast stock markets ended lower on Thursday as mounting concerns of a coronavirus outbreak in China sapped confidence, while the Philippine index marked its best session in more than three months as traders picked up beaten-down stocks. Investors remained anxious about the spread of the virus as China ordered a lockdown on Wuhan, a central Chinese city of 11 million people, ahead of the travel-heavy Chinese New Year holiday. Leading losses in the region, Singapore shares hit their lowest close in two weeks with United Overseas Bank falling 0.7% and conglomerate Jardine Matheson Holdings dropping 1.5%.