Daily Archives: August 28, 2018


Singapore Stock Watch: Singapore stock market shut 0.7% down on Tuesday

Singapore Stock Watch: Singapore stocks finished 0.7 for each penny higher on Tuesday, with the Straits Times Index rising 21.93 focuses to 3,247.55 at the end chime.

The field was generally equitably coordinated, with 194 gainers to 206 washouts, as somewhere in the range of 1.30 billion offers worth S$872.7 million altogether changed hands.

The most effectively exchanged counter was Nico Steel with 161.33 million offers exchanged, multiplying in cost to end at 0.2 Singapore penny. Different actives included Noble Group with 74.6 million offers, down 14.09 for each penny to 12.8 Singapore pennies, and ThaiBev with 46.84 million offers exchanged, down 2.34 for every penny to 62.5 Singapore pennies.

Dynamic stocks included DBS, up 0.83 for each penny to S$25.40, and OCBC Bank, up 1.95 for every penny to S$11.48.

Singapore, Chongqing associations in infocom and media get a lift with new store

A NEW store will be set up to help joint efforts between organizations in Singapore and Chongqing, China in infocommunications and media (ICM), covering advancements, for example, man-made consciousness, Internet-of-Things, virtual and increased reality, mechanical autonomy and blockchain innovation.

The China-Singapore ICM Joint Innovation Development Fund, for undertakings to be together created and executed in either nation, is one of the activities under an update of comprehension (MOU) marked by Enterprise Singapore and Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore with Chongqing Economy and Information Technology Commission. Different regions of collaboration incorporate helping Singapore ICM firms enter Chongqing and creating shrewd areas in Chongqing.

The MOU was one of a few marked on Tuesday between different associations under the China-Singapore (Chongqing) Connectivity Initiative (CCI) for joint efforts in segments, for example, data and interchanges innovation, budgetary administrations, tourism and medicinal services, at the second day of the FutureChina Global Forum and Singapore Regional Business Forum 2018.

Different MOUs secured, for example, the foundation of a Chongqing development place for ICM little and medium ventures, which will give an arrival point to Singapore firms entering the city.







  • Gold prices slipped on Monday, while the dollar also eased on comments from the Federal Reserve chairman in support of a gradual approach to raising rates. Gold Futures for December delivery traded 0.2% lower to $1,212.7 per troy ounce at 1:35AM ET (05:35 GMT) on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. Last Friday, Powell said during a speech at the Jackson Hole Symposium in Wyoming last Friday that “further, gradual” rate hikes were likely in the future, noting the economy is “strong” and able to withstand tighter monetary policy.
  • An OPEC and non-OPEC monitoring committee found that oil producers participating in a supply-reduction agreement cut output in July by 9 percent more than called for in their pact, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday. The findings for last month compare with a compliance level of 120 percent for June and 147 percent for May, meaning participants have been steadily increasing production.
  • The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a basket of six major currencies, was down 0.49% at 95.08 late Friday. The index ended the week down 0.96%, its second consecutive weekly decline. A weaker U.S. currency makes gold and other dollar-denominated commodities less expensive for foreign investors. Gold prices have fallen around 14% so far this year, pressured lower by the stronger dollar and rising interest rates.



  • Mexico and the United States are close to agreement on bilateral issues in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a top Mexican official said on Monday, as U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted a “big deal” was “looking good.” When asked by reporters if a deal had been reached, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said an announcement was “probably on the agenda,” but that he still had to conclude a “very important” issue.
  • France on Monday encouraged Turkey to use all available economic policy tools to ensure sustainable growth, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said after meeting with his Turkish counterpart Berat Albayrak. Turkey’s lira has tumbled about 40 percent this year, driven by worries over President Tayyip Erdogan’s grip on monetary policy and the standoff with the United States over the fate of evangelical Christian Andrew Brunson. “It is in everyone’s interest, in France, in Turkey, in Europe, that the situation stabilizes in Turkey,” Le Maire told reporters.
  • China pledged on Monday to tighten oversight of its transport industry and warned that the country did not need ridehailing firms which compromised on passenger safety, days after a Didi Chuxing passenger was raped and murdered by her driver. The killing of a 20-year-old passenger who rode in the Didi vehicle on Friday in the eastern city of Wenzhou is the second such incident since May, denting the image of the Beijing-based company, which is the world’s largest ride-hailing firm by number of rides and is expanding globally.


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