|Bid||26.03 x 0|
|Ask||26.04 x 0|
|Day's Range||25.68 - 26.04|
|52 Week Range||23.39 - 27.97|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.06|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||10.49|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.10 (4.22%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Aug 15, 2019|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
* 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%.
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* Malaysia rises on Petronas Gas boost * Philippines falls as cenbank holds key policy rate * Singapore rises on bluechip financials By Arundhati Dutta Dec 12 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian markets rose on Thursday, with Thailand snapping a 10-day losing streak and leading gains, after the U.S. Federal Reserve indicated there would be no change in rate settings in the near future. The Fed also projected a favourable outlook for the U.S. economy at its last policy meeting of the year on Wednesday. Elsewhere, China said it was in close communication with the United States, while President Donald Trump is expected to meet with top advisers to decide whether to go ahead with planned Dec. 15 tariffs.
* Fed signals no change in interest rates in near future * Singapore Q3 unemployment rate rises to decade high * Philippines falls ahead of cenbank policy decision By Arundhati Dutta Dec 12 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian markets rose on Thursday as the Federal Reserve signalled that interest rates would remain steady for some time amid positive projections for the economy, even as the weekend deadline for U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods looms. Moderate economic growth and historically low unemployment are expected to persist through the 2020 presidential election and interest rates would remain accommodative, the U.S. Fed said in its last meeting of the year.
* Singapore posts biggest intraday pct gain in nearly 3 weeks * Philippines has best session in more than a week * Malaysia snaps two sessions of losses By Arundhati Dutta Dec 11 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian markets rose on Wednesday on expectations of a delay in U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods set to kick in this weekend, but Thailand fell for a tenth straight session. "Market players are positioned for a delay at the very least," Maybank said in a note. The Singapore index, which is highly sensitive to developments on the trade war front, posted its biggest intraday percentage gain in nearly three weeks.
* Indonesia's ends lower despite hopes of c.bank trimming rates * Philippine markets cautious ahead of c.bank meeting - analyst * Thailand closed for a holiday By Arundhati Dutta Dec 10 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian markets saw broad losses on Tuesday, with Vietnam falling the most, as investors held risky bets awaiting a decision from the United States on whether it would go ahead with fresh tariffs on Chinese imports this weekend. While Beijing said it hoped to strike a deal as soon as possible, U.S. President Donald Trump said that the United States was doing well in hammering out an agreement with China. Vietnam stocks led the declines in the region, dragged by consumer stocks.
* Real estate stocks weigh on Philippines * Malaysia stocks fall after dismal trade data * Vietnam gains more than 1% By Soumyajit Saha Dec 4 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets ended lower on Wednesday, with Philippines falling the most, as U.S. President Donald Trump doused hopes of a preliminary deal to cancel further tariffs on China, set to come into force in about 11 days. Trump said on Tuesday that he had "no deadline" for a trade deal with China, and could wait until after the U.S. presidential election in November 2020 to sign an agreement.
* Trump says he could delay signing deal with China until end-2020 * Malaysia stocks fall to their lowest in 8 weeks * Vietnam bucks trend to gain slightly By Soumyajit Saha Dec 4 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets tracked a global downturn on Wednesday as the Trump administration dashed hopes of a quick preliminary deal to halt impending U.S. tariffs on China. U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he had "no deadline" for a trade deal with China, and could wait until after the U.S. presidential election in November 2020 to sign an agreement. "There is justifiable cause to correlate Trump's bluster to Beijing's insistence that tariff rollback is a pre-condition to any deal," Mizuho Bank said in a note to clients.
* U.S. slaps tariffs on Brazil, Argentina * Also proposes duties on French imports * Weak U.S. manufacturing data adds to gloom * Singapore falls for sixth time in seven sessions By Soumyajit Saha Dec 3 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets ended lower on Tuesday as U.S. tariffs on Brazil and Argentina threatened to aggravate global trade tensions, while weak U.S. factory data added to the dour sentiment. The Trump administration on Monday announced tariffs on U.S. steel and aluminium imports from the Latam countries and vowed duties of up to 100% on French goods.
* Hong Kong human rights bill could hamper trade talks * Indonesia set for sixth straight day of losses * The Philippines falls most, down 0.7% By Arundhati Dutta Nov 28 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian markets fell on Thursday as investors feared the U.S. government's decision to sign a bill backing protesters in Hong Kong could thwart Beijing and Washington from defusing their 16-month trade dispute. Mass protests for more democracy and autonomy have rocked the former British colony for six months, with escalating violence and fears that China will ratchet up its response to end the unrest. China's Foreign Ministry said it will take "firm counter measures" if the United States continues to interfere in Hong Kong after Trump on Wednesday signed into law congressional legislation backing pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.
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* China's Oct industrial output grew slower than expected * Philippine shares at near 4-week low * Thai cenbank to lower growth outlook for 2019 & 2020 By Anushka Trivedi Nov 14 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets declined on Thursday, as dismal economic print from China and rising uncertainty over a highly-anticipated Sino-U.S. trade deal weighed on risk sentiment. Indonesian stocks dropped the most in the region after data showed China's industrial output grew significantly slower than expected in October, reinforcing views that long-drawn trade war with United States is taking a toll on the world's second-largest economy. "The latest news added to the sense that the path to any trade deal remains riddled with uncertainties and contributed to the relatively lower market risk appetite," OCBC analysts said in a note.
* China Oct PPI falls most in 3-yrs * Thai shares lead losses * Singapore's DBS Group flags weaker 2020 By Anushka Trivedi Nov 11 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stock markets edged lower on Monday as uncertainty over whether the United States and China would end their bruising trade war lingered, while data from Beijing brought slowdown fears to the fore. U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday contrasted reports of officials from U.S. and China agreeing to rollback existing tariffs by saying he had not agreed to such a deal, which sparked fresh doubts over whether the two sides would find a segue in their damaging tariff spat. Meanwhile, data showed that China's producer prices, a key indicator of corporate profitability, fell the most in more than three years in October, as the manufacturing sector weakened while consumer prices grew at their fastest pace in about eight years.