Strategy

Feb investor confidence surges in Asia & Europe

SINGAPORE (March 29): State Street Global Exchange’s Global Investor Confidence Index (Global ICI) rose to 95.4  for the month of March, improving by 4.2 points from February’s revised reading of 91.2.

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The Call

CITIC Envirotech set to make a splash with $1 bil water contracts up for grabs

SINGAPORE (March 29): UOB KayHian is starting coverage on CITIC Envirotech with a “buy” recommendation and target price of $1.10 given the group has a proven track record in water treatment offering superior technological know-how.

Money, not legacy, makes Singapore’s family businesses go round

SINGAPORE (March 29): A growing number of Singapore’s homegrown enterprises are becoming increasingly practical such that the traditional family business model may be going extinct, suggests new research jointly conducted by KPMG and CPA Australia.

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What Singapore employees actually want is not what their employers expect

SINGAPORE (March 29): There are quite a few disparities between Singapore’s employer and employee views on what should be prioritised within a company – giving rise to likely contributing factors to companies’ current struggles with talent attraction and retention, according to recent data from t

M&A

GIC in talks to buy stake in US clinical trials firm: sources

NEW YORK (March 29): The two buyout firms that own Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD) are in advanced talks to sell minority stakes in the US clinical trials firm to investors that include Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.

Feb investor confidence surges in Asia & Europe
SINGAPORE (March 29): State Street Global Exchange’s Global Investor Confidence Index (Global ICI)...
CITIC Envirotech set to make a splash with $1 bil water contracts up for grabs
SINGAPORE (March 29): UOB KayHian is starting coverage on CITIC Envirotech with a “buy”...
Money, not legacy, makes Singapore’s family businesses go round
SINGAPORE (March 29): A growing number of Singapore’s homegrown enterprises are becoming...
What Singapore employees actually want is not what their employers expect
SINGAPORE (March 29): There are quite a few disparities between Singapore’s employer and employee...
Sitting tight as markets rally; CNMC buying third mine
SINGAPORE (March 24): Positive investor sentiment continues to hold up. This past week, the Straits Times Index gained 0.5%. Our Singapore Market Portfolio did even better, rising 1.2%. Leading the gainers was egg producer Chew’s Group. The counter...
SGX added to portfolio amid widening positive sentiment
SINGAPORE (March 17): It has been a tough few years for local brokers. Securities trading volumes in the local market dived after the global financial crisis, and the penny stock crash of October 2013 sapped confidence in smaller-cap companies....
Adding Yongnam as building and construction stocks rally
SINGAPORE (March 10): The construction scene is starting to look up as the total value of construction contracts to be awarded this year is estimated to hit $35 billion, according to the Building and Construction Authority. That is $4 billion more...
Staying away from O&G as portfolio returns hit 5.5%
SINGAPORE (March 3): The oil and gas sector surged over the past week after Sembcorp Marine announced a better-than-expected set of numbers for FY2016 ended December. The FTSE ST O&G Index gained 4.3% in the week to Feb 28, outstripping the 0.8...

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Feb investor confidence surges in Asia & Europe
SINGAPORE (March 29): State Street Global Exchange’s Global Investor Confidence Index (Global ICI)...
CITIC Envirotech set to make a splash with $1 bil water contracts up for grabs
SINGAPORE (March 29): UOB KayHian is starting coverage on CITIC Envirotech with a “buy”...
Money, not legacy, makes Singapore’s family businesses go round
SINGAPORE (March 29): A growing number of Singapore’s homegrown enterprises are becoming...
What Singapore employees actually want is not what their employers expect
SINGAPORE (March 29): There are quite a few disparities between Singapore’s employer and employee...

Portfolio

Sitting tight as markets rally; CNMC buying third mine
SINGAPORE (March 24): Positive investor sentiment continues to hold up. This past week, the Straits Times Index gained 0.5%. Our Singapore Market Portfolio did even better, rising 1.2%. Leading the gainers was egg producer Chew’s Group. The counter...
SGX added to portfolio amid widening positive sentiment
SINGAPORE (March 17): It has been a tough few years for local brokers. Securities trading volumes in the local market dived after the global financial crisis, and the penny stock crash of October 2013 sapped confidence in smaller-cap companies....
Adding Yongnam as building and construction stocks rally
SINGAPORE (March 10): The construction scene is starting to look up as the total value of construction contracts to be awarded this year is estimated to hit $35 billion, according to the Building and Construction Authority. That is $4 billion more...
Staying away from O&G as portfolio returns hit 5.5%
SINGAPORE (March 3): The oil and gas sector surged over the past week after Sembcorp Marine announced a better-than-expected set of numbers for FY2016 ended December. The FTSE ST O&G Index gained 4.3% in the week to Feb 28, outstripping the 0.8...
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