Daily Archives: October 9, 2018


Singapore Stocks Watch: STI resumes Tuesday afternoon at 3,171.39, down 0.32% on day

Singapore Stocks Watch:
SINGAPORE stocks fell on Tuesday evening’s exchanging resumption, with the Straits Times Index declining 10.06 points or 0.32 for each penny on the day to 3,171.39 as at 1.01pm.

Failures dwarfed gainers 153 to 128, or around six securities down for each five up, as around 901 million securities worth S$447.6 million changed hands.

The most effectively exchanged counter was Nam Cheong Limited, which exchanged down 0.1 Singapore penny or 8.3 for every penny to S$0.011 with around 44.3 million offers evolving hands.

Different actives included Thomson Medical Group with 26.2 million offers exchanged, unaltered at $0.091, and Vallianz Holdings with 19.7 million offers exchanged, falling 12.5 for each penny or $0.001 to S$0.007.

Dynamic file stocks by esteem included DBS Group Holdings, down 0.2 for each penny or S$0.04 to S$25.43; and Singtel, level at S$3.20.

Sembcorp kept at ‘BUY’ with $3.41 focus as India’s spot power costs keep on climbing

UOB KayHian is keeping up Sembcorp Industries at “purchase” with $3.41 unaltered target given its India activities are on track to make back the initial investment or turn a benefit in 2018.

Regardless of whether spot power costs withdraw back to Rs3.5/kWh, UOB says Sembcorp Gayatri Power Limited (SGPL) stays in a situation to make littler misfortunes or even accomplish breakeven.

“Accepting a 85% plant stack factor (PLF), spot cost of Rs3.5/kWh and commitments from the 250MW 15-year PPA Bangladesh kicking in for 4Q18, SGPL could simply earn back the original investment,” says investigator Foo Zhi Wei in a Tuesday report, “No upkeep shutdowns are gotten ready for 4Q18. In general, it is likely that India will earn back the original investment or even turn a benefit in 2018.”

Spot power costs in India keep on jumping on undersupply of warm coal for power age. Coal India (CIL) is raising creation however endeavors seem, by all accounts, to be upset by the rainstorm season. The circumstance was doubly exacerbated by warm plants not developing an adequate coal stock in prior months.

In 3Q18, plant stack factor (PLF) of Sembcorp Energy India Limited (SEIL) and Sembcorp Gayatri Power Limited (SGPL) remained at 92% (2Q18: 88%) and 80% (2Q18: 91%) separately, in view of UOB’s counts. SGPL had a feeble July-August PLF, which enhanced in September on the back of higher spot power costs.

UOB is evaluating SGPL to report a littler loss of $2-3 million for 3Q18 from center loss of $3 million 2Q18. Regardless of the high power costs in Sept, the plant saw bring down PLFs in the initial two months of 3Q18 that delayed execution. It is conceivable that SGPL could have amplified gains in September that would result in 3Q18 seeing a breakeven or better from SGPL.

“We stand pat on our income gauges until further notice,” says Foo, “While our assessments for India are probably going to see upward modifications, this will probably be tempered by clearness developing about what level of arrangements (assuming any) is required for the extra cases identifying with its wastewater business.”

Year to date, shares in Sembcorp Industries are down 2.6% at $3.00 or 11.5 times FY20 profit.

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  • Gold prices were lower on Monday as the greenback continued to rise on expectations of a Federal Reserve rate increase in December. Comex gold futures for December delivery fell 1.27% to $1,190.30 a troy ounce as of 10:05 AM ET (14:05 GMT),. The precious metal was pushed lower after the jobs report on Friday increased expectations that the Fed will raise rates.
  • Oil prices edged lower on Monday, after the U.S. said it may grant waivers to sanctions against Iran’s crude exports next month, and as Saudi Arabia was said to be replacing any potential shortfall from Iran. November West Texas Intermediate crude, the U.S. benchmark contract, shed 23 cents, or around 0.3%, to $74.11 a barrel at 10:00AM ET on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
  • Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh has dismissed as “nonsense” claims by the Saudi crown prince that Saudi Arabia can replace sanctions-hit Iranian oil in the market. “(Mohammed) bin Salman’s remarks and such bragging can only satisfy (U.S. President Donald) Trump. No one else will believe him. Iran’s oil cannot be replaced by Saudi Arabia nor any other country,” Zanganeh was quoted as saying on his ministry’s website.



  • India hopes to secure a waiver from U.S. sanctions on Iran before they take effect on Nov. 4, as it had significantly cut Iranian oil imports before the deadline, officials said on Monday. The United States is imposing new sanctions on Iran’s oil industry after Washington withdrew from a nuclear deal between Tehran and other global powers. Washington said on Friday it was considering waivers for nations that were reducing imports of Iranian oil.
  • Emerging markets were “as prepared as they can be” for changes to U.S. monetary policy as the Federal Reserve had been as “transparent” as possible, St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard said in Singapore on Monday. Some emerging markets have come under pressure this year as rising U.S. interest rates have drawn investors away, and due to fears of fall out from an escalating tariff war between the United States and China.
  • Indonesia plans to use meetings between global finance ministers and central bank chiefs on the island of Bali this week to push for more clarity on the path of interest rates in advanced countries, the country’s central bank governor said on Monday. Indonesia and some other emerging economies have been hit hard as investors cut their risk appetite for assets amid a rise in U.S. interest rates and an intensifying trade war between Beijing and Washington.


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