Daily Archives: November 5, 2018


Top five REITs add up to returns found the middle value of 5.7% in October

SGX Update: Ascendas India Trust saw the greatest return of 6.9%.

The best five in the 10 best-performing REIT constituents in the I-Edge S-REIT Index saw a normal return of 5.7% from July to October, the Singapore Exchange (SGX) uncovered.

On a YTD and three-year premise, their aggregate returns found the middle value of – 5.3% and +30.4% individually.

Ascendas India Trust finished the rundown with Q3 returns which hit 6.9% in the said months. This was trailed by Starhill Global REIT (5.5%), Mapletree Commercial Trust (5.4%), and Keppel REIT and Suntec REIT which saw their profits hit 5.2%.

Likewise gathering together the best 10 best entertainers are CapitaLand Commercial Trust (4.7%), Frasers Hospitality Trust (4.4%), CapitaLand Mall Trust (3.3%), Frasers Commercial Trust (2.7%), and SPH REIT (2.3%).

“Singapore REITs are at present confronting a higher financing cost condition. Since January 2017, the Federal Reserve has raised US loan fees six times – with the latest climb in September,” SGX remarked.

In addition, the neighborhood bourse noticed that the Fed has communicated goal to bring rates again up in December, and three more occasions in 2019, as it expect that US keeps on developing reasonably and swelling stays under control.

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Top player Ascendas India Trust saw a 32% YoY bounce in its conveyance per unit (DPU) to $0.198. Its net property pay rose 4% to $32.9m over incremental pay commitments from the acquisitions of BlueRidge 2 and Arshiya distribution centers, higher premium pay from interests in its IT parks through development subsidizing and positive rental inversions.

SGX to ink MOUs with two industry bodies to fortify associations in China

TO additionally fortify its ties with Chinese organizations and markets, the Singapore bourse will sign memoranda of comprehension (MOUs) with the Zhejiang (S) Entrepreneurs Association (ZJEA), and the China Futures Association (CFA) later on Monday.

Through the MOU with the non-benefit ZJEA, the Singapore Exchange (SGX) would like to “cultivate more prominent joint effort in creating Singapore capital market open doors for China undertakings”, it said. The ZJEA has solid connections with ventures situated in Zhejiang region and has a decent reach to endeavors in different parts of China, the SGX included.

In the interim, the Singapore bourse will restore its organization with the CFA with the MOU, which will see the two collaborate in the advancement of the subsidiaries advertises in China and Singapore through monetary market instruction and research. The organization was first settled in 2013.

Around 20 percent of recorded organizations and 15 percent of bond backers on the SGX are from Greater China. The recorded organizations have a market capitalisation of over S$206 billion, and security backers have an exceptional measure of S$294 billion to be paid out to bondholders.

The marking functions will occur at an affair supper in Beijing to check the tenth commemoration of the SGX’s Beijing Representative Office.

Loh Boon Chye, CEO of SGX, stated: “We are amped up for the open doors offered with China additionally internationalizing, and the expanding job that it is playing inside worldwide capital markets. Together with our accomplices, we will keep on advancing Singapore as a decision area for Chinese organizations hoping to extend their organizations universally, and in addition fortify SGX’s job in encouraging the developing institutional financial specialist interest for hazard administration devices and more extensive access to China.”

Li Guosheng, leader of ZJEA, stated: “SGX, as a portal to universal markets, is all around situated to assist these business visionaries with competing on a worldwide scale. This MOU among SGX and ZJEA will bond a nearby organization among SGX and Zhejiang business visionaries in China.”

Wang Ming Wei, executive of China Futures Association stated: “2018 imprints every time of fast development for China’s prospects advertise. We are charmed to proceed with this joint effort which isn’t just a vital development in our association with SGX, however will likewise additionally advance the subsidiaries advertise. With this common order, we anticipate working intimately with SGX in the coming years, to all the more likely serve our individuals and markets.”

SGX shares were down S$0.09 or 1.3 percent at S$7.09 before entering the early afternoon break.








  • The Trump Administration seems to be achieving its tri-fold agenda of punishing Iran while balancing the world’s energy needs and keeping oil prices low, as crude markets posted on Friday their largest weekly loss since February. Eight countries, including Japan, India, South Korea and China, will be given waivers to continue importing oil from Tehran once export sanctions against the Islamic Republic start this weekend, Bloomberg reported.
  • Gold prices were higher on Friday as the U.S. dollar inched down, despite a better-than-expected jobs report. Comex gold futures for December delivery rose 0.11% to $1,237.40 a troy ounce as of 10:33 AM ET (14:33 GMT). Gold was higher due to a fall in the greenback. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a basket of six major currencies, inched down 0.06% to 96.22.
  • Earnings for the two largest U.S. oil companies on Friday jumped on higher crude prices and the nation’s shale boom, joining big oil rivals in posting sharply higher quarterly profit. Exxon Mobil Corp (N:XOM) posted a 57-percent increase on prices there were up 44 percent over a year ago helped by a lower tax rate while Chevron Corp’s (N:CVX) earnings doubled on surging output from the Permian Basin of West Texas and New Mexico. While Exxon’s results topped Wall Street forecasts, but shares were up fractionally as its oil and gas production declined for the ninth of the last 10 quarters.



  • China will provide Pakistan with economic aid but more talks will take place to fix the details, a senior Chinese diplomat said, after new Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Saturday. Pakistan’s foreign reserves have plunged 42 percent since the start of the year and now stand at about $8 billion, or less than two months of import cover.
  •  U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he will likely make a deal with China on trade, adding that a lot of progress had been made to resolve the two countries’ differences but warning that he still may impose more tariffs on Chinese goods. “China very much wants to make a deal,” Trump told reporters in Washington just hours after his top economic adviser expressed caution about talk of a possible U.S.-China trade agreement.
  • China is willing to resolve trade issues with the United States through mutually respectful talks and on an equal footing, said one of the country’s vice commerce ministers Wang Bingnan on Saturday. Beijing will jointly promote the healthy and stable development of China-U.S. relations, Wang told reporters at a news conference.


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