22Jan

Singapore Budget 2019 could see open works and different moves to prop up economy: report

Singapore Budget :
FITCH Solutions examiners are taking a gander at looser financial arrangement from the Singapore government in February’s Budget, as per a short discourse out on Monday.

Refering to an approaching worldwide log jam and the weight on the Republic’s fare driven economy, the report said that the rising outside drawback dangers “are probably going to provoke policymakers to embrace arrangements to pad the economy through household situated activities, for example, open foundation spending.

This could incorporate presenting rail and other redevelopment ventures, as a milder open works pipeline was viewed as a delay the Singapore economy and its battling development division in 2018. Such foundation works have just been put on the table for the coming decade, the report noted.

“As open funds stay sound, there is space for the experts to give some help to the moderating economy,” the Fitch macroeconomic research group composed

“Singapore’s basically solid financial position because of long periods of monetary judiciousness will give space to the legislature to offer help to the economy.”

With the following Singapore general race due by April 2021, the Fitch group said that the up and coming Budget proclamation could indicate whether the People’s Action Party (PAP) will call an early vote in 2019.

“Should we see monetary exchanges to a vast extent of Singapore natives shock forcefully to the upside, this would propose that the PAP might look call decisions in 2019 as it has officially gotten down to business the fourth-age administration in 2018,” said the report, which noticed that the 2015 Budget posted an essential equalization deficiency on the back of refunds for white collar class families.

The 2019 Budget will probably contain a social spending center, including more subtleties on the Merdeka Generation welfare bundle for voters conceived during the 1950s, the investigators included.

In the mean time, Fitch Solutions gauge an essential excess of 0.6 percent of total national output for the past Budget, against the official desire for a shortage of 1.6 percent, as the experts indicated the administration’s reputation of improving the situation than it gauges.

The 2018 Budget had initially anticipated an essential shortage of S$7.34 billion and a fundamental deficiency of S$9.16 billion after extraordinary exchanges, barring top-ups to enrichment and trust reserves.

21Jan

TODAY’S COMEX GOLD SIGNAL AND DAILY TECHNICAL REPORT

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INTERNATIONAL COMEX NEWS

  • This week precious metals traders will be monitoring trade talks for signs of a resolution in the U.S.-China trade dispute, while concerns over the economic impact of the U.S. government shutdown and uncertainty over Brexit will also remain in focus. While the ongoing government shutdown continues to delay some key U.S. economic reports, investors will get an update on U.S. existing home sales and jobless claims this week and U.S. markets are to remain closed for a long holiday weekend on Monday.
  • A blast at a gasoline pipeline in Mexico that killed at least 79 people has directed renewed scrutiny toward the new president’s ambitious strategy to stop fuel theft, his first major offensive to stamp out corruption and organized crime. Some relatives of the victims said fuel shortages stemming from President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s plan led people to fill plastic containers with gasoline on Friday at a leak in the Tula-Tuxpan pipeline, a few miles (km) from a major refinery.
  • Oil prices dipped on Monday as China reported its weakest annual economic growth in 28 years, although oil prices remain relatively well supported by supply cuts led by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). International Brent crude oil futures (LCOc1) were at $62.57 per barrel at 0215 GMT, down 13 cents, or 0.2 percent, from their last close.

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ECONOMY NEWS

  • China’s economic growth cooled slightly in the fourth quarter from a year earlier as expected, weighed down by weak investment and faltering consumer confidence as Washington piled on trade pressure, leaving 2018 growth the weakest in 28 years. Signs of further cooling in China — which has generated nearly a third of global growth in recent years — are stoking worries about risks to the world economy and are weighing on profits for firms ranging from Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) to big car makers.
  • Tax systems that put a high burden on the poor mean public services are underfunded, stretching the gap between rich and poor and fuelling global public anger, Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International, said on Monday. The Nairobi-headquarted charity said in a report that a new billionaire was created every two days last year, just as the poorest half of the world’s population saw their wealth decline by 11 percent.
  • Analysts have trimmed forecasts for Australian economic growth following some disappointing numbers last year, but still tip solid outcomes ahead even in the face of falling house prices and a slowdown in China. Economists polled by Reuters forecast Australia’s A$1.87 trillion ($1.34 trillion) of annual gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 3.0 percent in 2018, down from 3.2 percent in an October poll.

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21Jan

Singapore Stocks Update: Singapore shares open higher on Monday; STI up 0.3% to 3,233.51

Singapore Stocks Update:
SINGAPORE stocks opened higher on Monday, with the Straits Times Index progressing 9.17 focuses, or 0.3 percent to 3,233.51 as at 9.01am.

Gainers dwarfed failures 75 to 20, after about 73.5 million offers worth S$44.1 million changed hands.

The most effectively exchanged counter was JCG Investment, which was level at 0.3 Singapore penny, with 51.5 million offers exchanged.

Other dynamic stocks included Keppel Corp which increased 0.95 percent or six Singapore pennies to S$6.35, and Genting Singapore which rose 0.93 percent, or one Singapore penny to S$1.09.

Offers of Boustead Singapore, Boustead Projects up on $200 mil contract win

Offers of Boustead Singapore and Boustead Projects ascended on Monday morning.

This pursues Boustead Singapore’s Friday night declared that Boustead Projects, its 53% claimed backup, had prevailed upon an agreement worth $200 million to plan and assemble Surbana Jurong Campus.

As at 10.49am, Boustead Singapore shares are up 1.9% to 80.5 pennies with 419,000 units of exchanged while Boustead Projects shares are up 2.3% to 90 pennies with 36,000 units exchanged.

Situated at the 600ha Jurong Innovation District, Surbana Jurong Campus will be the coordinated propelled advancement and worldwide central station for the Surbana Jurong gathering.

The agreement is Boustead Projects’ biggest private part undertaking to date.

The honor of the most recent contract has raised the Boustead Group’s organization book build-up to around $860 million, which comprises of unrecognized venture income staying toward the finish of September 2018 or more the all out estimation of new requests anchored from that point forward.

17Jan

COMEX MARKET IN SINGAPORE| GOLD TRADING FORECAST TODAY

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INTERNATIONAL COMEX NEWS

  • The U.K.’s political and economic problems and a no-confidence vote on Prime Minister Theresa May after her failed Brexit deal vote are keeping alive gold bugs’ hopes of recapturing highs of above $1,300 per ounce, even as China’s attempts to steady its economy tamp down safe havens. Gold futures for February delivery on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange settled up $5.40, or 0.4%, at $1,293.80 per ounce after reaching a session high of $1,295. Bullion’s spot price rose by $4.21, or 0.3% to 1,293.59 by 1:32 PM ET (18:32 GMT), peaking at $1,295.03 for the day.
  • From her red-roofed home near Papua New Guinea’s capital of Port Moresby, Isabelle Dikana Iveiri overlooks a giant plant used by Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) to liquefy billions of dollars’ worth of natural gas before it is shipped to Asian buyers. Dikana Iveiri can also see swaths of muddy shoreline, where mangroves have been felled for firewood by locals who don’t have electricity, gas, or money to buy either.
  • Oil prices dipped on Thursday as U.S. crude production quickly approached an unprecedented 12 million barrels per day (bpd) just as worries about weakening demand emerge. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures (CLc1) were at $52 per barrel at 0140 GMT, down 31 cents, or 0.6 percent, from their last settlement. International Brent crude oil futures (LCOc1) were down 34 cents, or 0.6 percent, at $60.98 per barrel.

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ECONOMY NEWS

  • Neel Kashkari, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and a critic of the Fed’s recent round of interest rate hikes, on Wednesday said the U.S. central bank is as well positioned now as before the 2007-2009 financial crisis to fight a downturn. Kashkari made the comments in a public debate held by Intelligence Squared U.S. in New York City, in which he and Harvard University professor Jason Furman defended the notion that the financial system is safer than it was 10 years ago.
  • With the partial U.S. government shutdown now in its 26th day, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged President Donald Trump to reschedule his State of the Union address – a move that could deny him the opportunity to use the pageantry of the speech to attack Democrats in their own chamber over the impasse. With Trump’s address set for Jan. 29, Pelosi wrote him a letter citing security concerns because the Secret Service, which is required to provide security for the address, has not received funding during the dispute.
  • The uncertainty over whether the United Kingdom will leave the European Union is not a direct problem for Canada but will hit the global economy, Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau said on Wednesday. Morneau, speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a Cabinet retreat, sidestepped questions about whether Canada would seek to negotiate a free trade treaty with Britain if it left the 28-nation EU.

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17Jan

Singapore shares open higher on Thursday, STI up 0.12% to 3,233.09

SINGAPORE stocks opened higher on Thursday, with the Straits Times Index progressing 3.98 focuses, or 0.12 percent to 3,233.09 as at 9.05am.

Gainers dwarfed failures 67 to 32, after about 38.1 million offers worth S$80.3 million changed hands.

The most effectively exchanged stock was restorative arrangements supplier QT Vascular, which rose 0.1 Singapore penny to 0.8 Singapore penny with 4.2 million offers evolving hands.

Other dynamic stocks included Genting Singapore, which rose 0.93 percent, or one Singapore penny to S$1.09, and Singtel which exchanged level at S$3.06, with about 2.1 million offers exchanged.

Stocks to watch: Keppel-KBS US Reit, Sunrise Shares, First Reit,

Keppel-KBS US Reit: The land speculation trust reported on Thursday that it has finished the obtaining of Maitland Promenade I, an office property situated in the Maitland sub-market of Orlando, Florida, for US$48.5 million from The Realty Associates Fund X. Maitland Promenade I has a net lettable zone of 230,371 square feet, with a submitted inhabitance rate of 98.1 percent as at Oct 25, 2018. Its offers rose US$0.005 or 0.77 percent to close at US$0.655 on Wednesday.

Dawn Shares: The offer for the electrical items dealer and wholesaler has been made genuine, while the end date has been stretched out to Feb 7. In December, Hong Kong-based specialist Wong Siu Fai gained a 90 percent stake in Quality Able, which holds a 4.49 percent stake in Sunrise Shares, for S$122,400. Counting his direct and esteemed stake of 29.73 percent at the time, this pushed his absolute stake past the 30 percent edge, setting off the prerequisite for a general offer for whatever is left of the organization’s offers. He has made an offer of S$0.017 per share. Dawn shares last shut level at S$0.017 on Jan 7.

First Reit: The land speculation trust’s final quarter dispersion per unit (DPU) remained level at 2.15 Singapore pennies for the three months finished Dec 31, 2018, unaltered from a year back. This is payable on Feb 28, 2019. Net income went up 2.7 percent to S$29.3 million, upheld by commitments from new properties gained in FY2017 – Siloam Hospitals Buton and Lippo Plaza Buton and Siloam Hospitals Yogyakarta. This lifted net property pay up 1.9 percent to S$28.5 million. The distributable sum went up 1.4 percent to S$17 million. Its offers shut down one Singapore penny at S$1.03 on Wednesday.

15Jan

Singapore stocks: STI resumes Tuesday evening at 3,216.59, up 1.36% on day

SINGAPORE stocks ascended on Tuesday evening’s exchanging resumption, with the Straits Times Index progressing 1.36 percent or 43.13 indicates on the day 3,216.59 as at 1.02pm.

Gainers dwarfed washouts 220 to 107, or around two securities up for each one down, after 891.98 million securities worth S$580.36 million changed hands.

The most effectively exchanged stock was Ezion Holdings, which increased 0.2 Singapore penny or 4.17 percent to S$0.05 with 49.1 million offers exchanged.

Different actives included Genting Singapore and ThaiBev

Outline of the Day: Healthcare part reserved $39.7m of net inflows in H2 2018

 

The segment saw the most elevated net inflow in November with $10.5m.

This outline from the Singapore Exchange (SGX) demonstrates that the human services division which is ordinarily viewed as a guarded fragment saw six continuous long stretches of net inflows by foundations financial specialists, racking in a sum of $39.7m in H2 2018.

Quickened maturing rates, the ascent of ways of life ailments like diabetes and hypertension and developing expendable salaries were ascribed as the principle drivers for expanded human services spending.

The division saw the most elevated net inflow in November 2018 with $10.5m, trailed by September with $10.1m and July with $8.1m, as indicated by SGX information. August 2018 detailed the most minimal net inflow at $2.7m.

“The part has profited from rotational streams, following expanded hazard avoidance on the back of higher market unpredictability and constant US-China exchange strains,” SGX clarified.

15Jan

TODAY’S COMEX GOLD SIGNAL AND DAILY TECHNICAL REPORT

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INTERNATIONAL COMEX NEWS

  • Gold’s flirt with $1,300 may have been a little too brief, but the yellow metal should be reunited with its desired price target soon as the rally in equities stalls and global macro and political risks rise to the fore, analysts say. Gold futures for February delivery on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange settled up $2.10, or 0.2%, at $1,289.50 a troy ounce.
  • The United States is not looking to grant more waivers for Iranian oil imports after the reimposition of U.S. sanctions, the U.S. special representative for Iran said on Saturday, underlining Washington’s push to choke off Tehran’s income. “We are not looking to grant any waivers or exemptions to the import of Iranian crude,” Brian Hook told a industry conference in the United Arab Emirates capital Abu Dhabi.
  • Sales of British malting barley to European Union brewers and malt producers for delivery after Brexit have come to a virtual stop because of uncertainty about future trading relations. The standstill in so-called forward export sales for delivery in coming months means UK farmers are not able to take advantage of current attractive prices and are losing business to other EU suppliers, traders said.

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ECONOMY NEWS

  • Uncertainty over Brexit and the economy have led demand for Britain’s financial services to shrink for the first time in five years, with no immediate sign of an improvement, a survey by business group CBI and PwC showed. And profitability in the sector which raises most tax in Britain was flat for the third quarter in a row in the three months to December 2018, the survey released on Monday said.
  • A Republican senator close to President Donald Trump on Sunday backed a temporary re-opening of the federal government, in the 23rd day of the longest shutdown ever, to allow for talks on a spending agreement that could satisfy Trump’s border security demands. Democrats in Congress rejected Trump’s request that legislation to fund the government include $5.7 billion of taxpayer money for a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico. They have refused further negotiations until the government is reopened after being partially shut down since Dec. 22.
  • Italy’s Treasury Minister said on Sunday he did not see a recession on the horizon but acknowledged there could be a period of stagnation. The Italian economy has been slowing for the last year and gross domestic product declined by 0.1 percent in the third quarter, the weakest result since 2014. On Friday industrial output for November came in much weaker than expected, increasing the risk of recession for the euro zone’s third largest economy.

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14Jan

CMIA Capital buys stake worth $2.9m in Singapore-based ICP

CMIA Capital Partners has picked up 14.76 per cent stake in Singapore-based hotel management company ICP in a share subscription deal worth $2.9 million (S$3.9 million). CMIA Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and growth capital investments in China and Southeast Asia. According to local reports, the private equity firm acquired 460 million shares in ICP at $0.0063 (S$0.0085) apiece, at a discount of 3.41 per cent to the stock’s 0.88 per cent volume weighted average price on Jan 10. ICP said, it will use the proceeds for general corporate purposes.

CMIA has led over $1 billion in investments in companies including WatchBanQ, a luxury watch e-commerce platform; The Wine Advocate, a consumer guide for fine wines; Bitsmedia, the company MuslimPro, a mobile app for Muslims; Well Bright International, a Chinese meat processing business; and Shantong Yipintang, a Chinese healthy beverage business. CMIA has a presence in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Chongqing, and is regulated by both the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC).

11Jan

COMEX MARKET IN SINGAPORE| GOLD TRADING FORECAST TODAY

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INTERNATIONAL COMEX NEWS

  • The spot price of palladium retained its record-making streak on Wednesday after investors linked the precious metal used for purifying auto emissions with an announcement by China that could boost car ownership in the world’s second-largest economy. Gold, meanwhile, continued to tread water just below $1,300 a troy ounce as precious metals bulls remained wary of chasing the yellow metal higher without a clear path lower for the dollar, which has remained resilient despite a dovish-sounding Fed of late.
  • Oil has turned into a bull market, from a bear market just two week ago, as priced jumped more than 5%. U.S. crude’s benchmark West Texas Intermediate grade jumped to more than $52 per barrel on Wednesday, gaining exactly $10 per barrel, or almost 24% above the 18-month lows of $42.36 hit on Christmas Eve. U.K. Brent hit 2019 highs above $62. New York-traded WTI settled up $2.58, or 5.2%, at $52.36 per barrel after a 2019 high at $52.58.
  • Gasoline shortages in Mexico sparked by a crackdown on fuel theft prompted warnings from business leaders that industries like car making will suffer if the shortfalls persist as lines at gas stations in the capital grew on Wednesday. The drive to eradicate a crime that has deprived state coffers of billions of dollars is President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s first major move against chronic corruption since taking office on Dec. 1, but risks angering consumers and hurting the economy.

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ECONOMY NEWS

  • Federal Reserve policymakers have indicated they may be open to tweaking a longstanding plan to shrink the central bank’s balance sheet, including by shedding housing-backed bonds earlier than anticipated or keeping a bigger-than expected portfolio of assets. Those were among a range of options discussed at the Fed’s December meeting, minutes released on Wednesday showed. The discussion will continue at future meetings, the minutes said.
  • Sterling is likely to gain more than 8 percent this year — assuming Britain and the European Union part ways amicably, according to a Reuters poll of foreign exchange strategists. The pound has largely been ignoring economic data, instead swinging wildly on any snippet of news about Britain’s departure from the EU in less than three months. While it has showed some strength to start the year, that is largely down to dollar weakness. Its performance against the euro (EURGBP=) has been more muted.
  • Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Thursday the country’s economy was expected to continue expanding moderately. He also said Japan’s financial system remained stable. “Japan’s economy is expanding moderately” as rising household income underpins consumption, Kuroda said in a speech at a quarterly meeting of the central bank’s regional branch managers.

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10Jan

Singapore News: Singapore among 16 ‘Innovation Champion’ nations, says CES coordinator

Singapore News:
It was appraised profoundly for pointers, for example, broadband, human capital and assessment invitingness however was discounted for opportunity and transient rentals, the 2019 International Innovation Scorecard appears.

LAS VEGAS: Singapore was among 16 nations distinguished as an “Advancement Champion” by the coordinators of yearly customer gadgets public exhibition CES on Tuesday (Jan 8).

In the second release of its International Innovation Scorecard, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) said 16 nations positioned in the best level, with Estonia, Switzerland and Finland accomplishing the most noteworthy composite scores, individually.

Singapore came in fifth, marginally behind the United States.

The rest are: Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

In the nation level profound jump report, CTA said Singapore scored very to be available to advancement and was simply the primary nation to test driving cabs. It included that the greater part of the workforce is profoundly gifted, while it brought its score up in the ride-sharing pointer in the wake of passing clear rules for ride-sharing administrators.

Broadband was another territory that positioned well, with CTA noticing its mean download speed of settled and portable Internet is “quick” at 60.4 Mbps.

The month to month cost of settled broadband is additionally extensively lower than nations like Australia and New Zealand: It is 0.5 percent of gross national salary (GNI) per capita, contrasted and 1.1 percent and 1.8 percent, individually.

The nation additionally beat the decent variety scorecard, with settlers making up 46 percent of the populace, the report appeared.

So, there are territories the nation can enhance in, the CTA report said.

“Singapore can enhance its dimensions of both individual and political opportunity. Additionally, it could lift its three-month limit for private rentals and straightforwardness strict fines forced on transient rental hosts,” it expressed.

The International Innovation Scorecard considers a scope of pointers to decide the last nation positioning, with the 2019 release adding 23 nations to the rundown including Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia.

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