If you are planning to invest in China, then there are three investment themes that you cannot miss. Maybank Kim Eng (MBKE) believes that these three investment themes will help you outperform the market in 2018.
Capital World introduces its first biggest indoor theme park concept in Southeast Asia, MCM Studio. Given its wide selection of immersive entertainment together and the very first indoor circus in Asia, it is expected to be well-received by citizens of local and neighboring countries for those whom are
Banks are integral to our everyday lives, we place our savings in them, finance our student loans/HDB loans with them, and for some of us, they may very well be an essential source of income.
2018 is going to be an eventful year for Malaysia. With Malaysia’s 14th general election due in mid-2018, the interim run-up to the elections could be a period of volatility for both equities and MYR. Despite that, MBKE is still cautiously constructive on Malaysia equities into 2018. This is due to the
Noble Group has announced the completion of the sale of Noble Americas Corp and the conclusion of its monetisation of the Global Oil Liquids and North American Gas and Power businesses and retirement of its senior secured borrowing base revolving credit facilities.
On 10 January 2018, the Hang Seng Index (HSI) set the record, rising for the 12th consecutive day in the longest uninterrupted streak in history.
The Straits Times Index (STI) was one of the best performers among ASEAN markets in 2017. Moving forward, Maybank Kim Eng (MBKE) expects STI to continue to rally into 2018 with an end-2018 index target of 3,670, which reflects an about an eight percent upside for the year. For investors who are seeking
2017 ended with many reasons for investors to rejoice as the Straits Times Index posted a stellar 17.9 percent year-to-date (YTD) return finishing at 3,402.92. Looking back at the performances of each respective sectors, Maritime, Financials and Real estate sectors topped the chart delivering remarkable
For the past 20 years, we have seen rags to riches stories; for the past 20 years, we have seen Mainland Chinese breaking away from poverty; and China’s stock market has created countless multi-millionaires.
Sanli Environmental has secured three new contracts worth a total of $10 million, bringing the group’s order book to $114.3 million.
Singaporeans' love for travelling is a well-known fact. Just one look on Instagram and you will see how many of your fellow Singaporeans are travelling to exotic places, looking like they are having the time of their lives.
Yongnam’s performance in 2017 was dragged down by the sluggish performance in construction sector following the downturn in property market. Undeterred by the challenges, shareholders of Yongnam Holdings were rewarded by over 57.4 percent gains in the share price to $0.31 as at 29 December 2017. Backed
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One of the most used and thrown around term when it comes to investing is ‘playing stocks’. Usually, people think that playing is the same as investing. However, there is a huge difference between the two.
Following a year of relative underperformance and caution investing, the consumer sector is heading towards a more optimistic outlook in 2018. So far, Singapore has been weak with consumer staples underperforming and consumer discretionary remaining flat. However, DBS has singled out Singapore for its
One of the classic investment advices we often hear is to “invest in what you know”. Indeed, Warren Buffett has proven that this simple advice, if followed with utmost discipline, can reap enormous rewards.
Few years back, barely more than a small handful of people had any idea about cryptocurrencies. Today almost anyone who is literate knows about cryptocurrency. The interest in cryptocurrency is getting stronger by the day as the major cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin continue to soar
2018 kicked off with a good start extending last year’s bullish sentiments. Within 3 trading sessions we are already seeing the Straits Times Index (STI) surge past last year’s high of 3,468.77 to 3,501.16 on 4 January, inching towards the historical peak of 3,539.95 in April 2015. Against such a backdrop
After a dip in form in 2016, Malaysia’s economy rebounded strongly in 2017. Stabilisation in the commodities sector, a strong turnaround in external demand for manufactured goods, a rebound in spending by consumers and recovery in tourist arrivals propelled the economy to meet consensus economic growth
Similar to oxygen, water is an important resource for humans as it is necessary for life to exist. The main difference is that oxygen is a byproduct released when plants engage in photosynthesis, while water does not come about that easily.
While most shares benefited from the Bull Run in 2017, with the Straits Times Index rising by 18.7 percent, the shares of Midas Holdings fell over 60 percent to an all-time low of $0.092 in December 2017. This was on the back of news that there will be an extension of maturity date of its US$30 million
Singapore’s retail real estate investment trusts (REITs) are in an unenviable position. Retail REITs might be enjoying a cyclical recovery from a rebound in tourism and a more constructive economic landscape, but analysts from Maybank Kim Eng believes that these are not enough to overcome the headwinds
OUE Hospitality Trust (OUEHT) has refinanced $859m worth of debt expiring over the next 3 years. The average cost of debt post refinancing stood at 2.4%, 40bps lower than the current cost of 2.8% and resulted in finance cost savings of $3m - $4m per annum.
The Hang Seng Index broke above 30,000 points upon opening on the first trading day of 2018. However, an immediate correction ensued almost immediately. It seemed that 30,000-points level was deemed too high by some, leading to some profit taking.