|Bid||26.18 x 0|
|Ask||26.19 x 0|
|Day's range||26.06 - 26.34|
|52-week range||22.65 - 28.64|
|Beta (3Y monthly)||1.03|
|PE ratio (TTM)||10.94|
|Earnings date||13 Feb 2020|
|Forward dividend & yield||1.50 (5.63%)|
|1y target est||30.14|
Central bankers around the globe are doing their best to ensure that financial asset prices remain high. India is one of the big beneficiaries of this trend. Debt and stock markets in the country have seen combined inflows of $16bn so far in 2019, reversing the outflows seen last year.
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group's (SMFG) chances of snapping up Indonesia's PT Bank Permata have improved after two key rivals dropped out of the race to buy the $2.4 billion-valued lender, sources said on Friday. One of the sources said SMFG was in advanced talks to negotiate terms for the purchase of the mid-sized bank, in which Standard Chartered and Indonesian conglomerate PT Astra International each own a 45% stake.
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group's (SMFG) chances of acquiring a majority stake in PT Bank Permata have improved after two key rivals dropped out of the race to buy the $2.4 billion-valued Indonesian lender, sources said. While Singapore lender OCBC Group Holdings and DBS Group Holdings Ltd had shown interest in the auction for mid-sized Permata, they are no longer pursing it, the sources, who declined to be named because they were not authorised to talk to the media, said. Reuters reported last week that SMFG and OCBC were working on competing offers and were seen as the frontrunners for Permata.
* Thailand's Indorama falls on qtrly profit drop * Singapore's DBS flags a weaker 2020 * Malaysia Sept industrial production rises By Anushka Trivedi Nov 11 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian markets closed in the red on Monday, with Thailand falling the most, as the latest escalation of violence in Hong Kong and uncertainty surrounding U.S.-China trade deal tempered sentiment. The Hong Kong police fired live rounds of ammo at protesters, critically injuring one, as the Chinese-ruled territory spiralled into rare working-hours violence in its 24th straight week of pro-democracy unrest.
* China Oct PPI falls most in 3-yrs * Thai shares lead losses * Singapore's DBS Group flags weaker 2020 By Anushka Trivedi Nov 11 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stock markets edged lower on Monday as uncertainty over whether the United States and China would end their bruising trade war lingered, while data from Beijing brought slowdown fears to the fore. U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday contrasted reports of officials from U.S. and China agreeing to rollback existing tariffs by saying he had not agreed to such a deal, which sparked fresh doubts over whether the two sides would find a segue in their damaging tariff spat. Meanwhile, data showed that China's producer prices, a key indicator of corporate profitability, fell the most in more than three years in October, as the manufacturing sector weakened while consumer prices grew at their fastest pace in about eight years.
DBS Group Holdings, Southeast Asia's biggest lender, reported that higher wealth management fees drove a forecast-beating 15% rise in third-quarter profit, but cautioned growth will slow next year due to the impact of lower interest rates. The Singaporean bank said on Monday it expects its net interest margin, a key gauge of profitability, to fall by about 7 basis points in 2020.
The Singaporean bank's net profit came in at S$1.63 billion ($1.20 billion) in the three months ended Sept. 30, compared with S$1.41 billion a year earlier and an average estimate of S$1.57 billion from five analysts, according to Refinitiv data. Net interest income rose 8% to S$2.46 billion in the quarter, while net interest margin came in at 1.90%. Singapore's banks face a challenging outlook as interest rates soften and lending moderates after robust growth in recent years.
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG) and Singapore lender OCBC Group Holdings are vying to buy Indonesia's PT Bank Permata and are working on respective offers, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday. Japanese and other Asian banks are increasingly targeting a presence in Indonesia in the hope of tapping an emerging middle class in the country with a population of 260 million people.
Southeast Asia's largest bank DBS, Swiss commodities trader Trafigura and their partners have started a blockchain trading platform in Singapore aimed at reducing paperwork and improving trade flows, the bank said. The first trade to be carried out on the ICC Tradeflow platform will be a cargo of iron ore worth $20 million to be shipped from Africa to China this month, DBS said on Wednesday. The platform is built on Singapore's Infocomm Media Development Authority's (IMDA's) network infrastructure and Perlin's blockchain technology, DBS said.
* China C.bank cuts medium-term lending facility interest rate * Philippines hits over three-month high * Malaysia down ahead of cenbank rate decision By Sameer Manekar Nov 5 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Tuesday on signs that Washington and Beijing were nearing a trade truce, while fresh stimulus measures in China, the region's largest trading partner, also supported buying. "The most significant change on the trade front compared with just three months ago is that both sides, which were very negative on the deal, now want to get something signed," said Joel Ng, analyst, KGI Securities. Meanwhile, China's central bank cut the interest rate on its medium-term lending facility (MLF) for the first time since early 2016, in a bid to shore up liquidity amid slowing economic growth.
* Thailand gains most in 11 months * Malaysia Sept. exports -6.8% y/y (Reuters poll: -0.1%) * Philippine shares hit over 3-month high By Sameer Manekar Nov 4 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian markets rose on Monday, with Thailand leading gains, as investors took heart from signs of progress in Sino-U.S. trade talks. Also aiding sentiment was the expectation of a rate-cut by the Bank of Thailand at its meeting on Wednesday to support growth. Malaysia's benchmark index gained 0.6%, shrugging off a worse than expected decline in its September exports.