|Bid||19.95 x 0|
|Ask||20.00 x 0|
|Day's range||19.94 - 20.33|
|52-week range||17.81 - 40.00|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||0.82|
|PE ratio (TTM)||5.17|
|Earnings date||31 Jul 2020|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.35 (1.77%)|
|Ex-dividend date||19 Mar 2020|
|1y target est||43.20|
* Philippines exports shrink sharply in March * Singapore rises 1% * Thai markets closed for holiday By Pranav A K May 6 (Reuters) - Singapore shares gained the most in Southeast Asia on Wednesday, supported by the industrial sector, while Philippine stocks dropped more than 1% on profit-taking and dismal exports data. Financial markets around the world have been caught this month between grim economic figures and worries about worsening U.S.-China relations, and optimism over easing COVID-19 lockdowns in many countries. Philippine stocks fell up to 1.4%, dragged down by a 3.9% drop in shares of conglomerate Ayala Corp. Investors are taking profits from Ayala Corp, Ayala Land and Metro Pacific Investments as they gained sharply on Tuesday after President Rodrigo Duterte apologised to their owners, said Frances Nicole L. Samorano, a research analyst at RCBC Securities.
* Thai index has best week in 4-1/2 years * Indonesia up for second day * The Philippines and Malaysia flat By Arundhati Dutta April 3 (Reuters) - Singaporean markets slumped on Friday after the city-state shutdown most businesses to fight the coronavirus, while the energy-heavy Thai index was boosted by rallying oil prices and hopes of stimulus to support its economy. Singaporean stocks closed down 2.6%, weighed down by losses in heavyweight conglomerates Jardine Cycle & Carriage Ltd and Jardine Strategic Holdings Ltd. Singapore will close schools and most workplaces, except for essential services like supermarkets and banks for a month, as its infections have been rising sharply in recent weeks. Elsewhere, Benchmark Brent crude oil futures rose above $30 a barrel on Friday after soaring as much as 47% in the previous session, on expectations of a huge global supply cut deal to support prices.
* Thailand imposes nationwide curfew to slow coronavirus spread * Indonesia up for second session By Arundhati Dutta April 3 (Reuters) - Thai, Indonesian and Vietnamese stocks on Friday tracked Wall Street's gains as oil prices posted their biggest one-day surge, while the Singapore market fell on grim economic data from China. Indonesian equities rose up to 1.3%, with materials sector as the top gainer.
* Govt stimulus driving Indonesian shares higher - analyst * Vietnam to offer cash to low-income earners hit by virus By Arundhati Dutta April 1 (Reuters) - Indonesia and Vietnam stocks rose on Wednesday as risk appetite was whetted by government measures to cushion the economic impact of the fast-spreading coronavirus, while Singapore shares slipped following sharp gains in the previous session. PT Bank Central Asia Tbk and PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk rose more than 4% each. Sebastian Tobing, an equity strategist with Trimegah Sekuritas Indonesia, attributed the rise to the government's stimulus measures.
* Most have worst quarter in over 2 decades * Indonesia bans all arrivals and transit by foreigners * Vietnam to begin 15 days of social distancing By Arundhati Dutta March 31 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian markets recorded their worst monthly drop since 2008 as the coronavirus pandemic pummelled their economies, although strong factory data from China pushed most of the indexes higher on Tuesday. On the upside, factory activity in China - the region's biggest trading partner - unexpectedly expanded in March from a collapse in the previous month, though analysts warn that the global pandemic would continue to pressure the economy. Thailand's current account surplus was $5.4 billion in February, up from a surplus of $3.44 billion in the previous month, the central bank said on Tuesday.
* Indonesian President plans stricter movement restrictions * Vietnamese PM orders suspension of public transport services * Thailand earmarks $15 bln stimulus package By Arundhati Dutta March 31 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Tuesday as data showed China factory activity unexpectedly expanded in March after contracting to a record low in the previous month even though the coronavirus pandemic showed few signs of abating. China's official Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 52 in March from a collapse to a record low of 35.7 in February, but analysts cautioned the index might overstate the true improvement as firms could be reporting expansion after a forced stoppage. Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Monday he planned stricter rules on mobility and social distancing.
* Philippines sees biggest intraday loss ever * Indonesia hits fourth circuit breaker in six sessions * Singapore headed for seventh consecutive session of losses By Arpit Nayak March 19 (Reuters) - Philippines plunged 24% on Thursday on reopening after a two-day hiatus, while other Southeast Asian stock markets also sustained heavy losses on fears over the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. The Philippine bourse opened 12.4% lower, triggering the first 10% circuit breaker following which a 15-minute trading halt was placed within minutes of the opening bell. With regards to Asia market, it appears that a downtrend continues to be the case, said Jingyi Pan, market strategist at IG, in a note.
* Singapore ends lower for a sixth straight session * Indonesia and Thailand announce stimulus packages * Philippines stock exchange set to reopen on March 19 By Arpit Nayak March 18 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets gave up early gains to end lower on Wednesday, as fears over the economic damage from the coronavirus contagion overshadowed stimulus measures from major central banks. "Financial markets have been volatile these past few days, to say the least," said Venkateswaran Lavanya, analyst at Mizuho Bank, in a note. "We still think that financial market contagion resulting in a self-perpetuating financial crisis remains a real and present danger."
* Singapore enters bear market territory * Philippines set for worst week since 1998 * Thailand, Indonesia trigger circuit breakers By Sameer Manekar March 13 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stock markets sank on Friday and were headed for their worst week in more than a decade, as a rout in global equities deepened amid rising travel restrictions and growing fears of a global recession due to the coronavirus outbreak. Sell-off gathered pace from Thursday after the World Health Organization termed the outbreak a pandemic and U.S. President Donald Trump restricted travel from Europe to contain the virus spread.
* China reports 5,000 new virus cases, ship disembarks in Cambodia * The Philippine index leads declines, down up to 0.7% * Oil prices set for first weekly gain in six, lift Thai index * Singapore set for biggest weekly gain in over 3 months By Arundhati Dutta Feb 14 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stock markets were subdued on Friday as renewed doubts about the scale of coronavirus outbreak spooked investors, while the Thai index rose with its prominent energy sector gaining as oil prices extended their week-old recovery. Financial markets have hinged on virus headlines through the week and rallied at any sign of infections easing.
* Singapore leads gainers, up as much as 1.1% * Malaysia slips; Q4 GDP growth at decade low * Indonesia down 0.8%, hits over 1-week low By Arundhati Dutta Feb 12 (Reuters) - Singapore and Thailand stock markets rose on Wednesday on hopes that the worst of the coronavirus outbreak might be over, while Malaysia shares declined as economic growth in the fourth quarter slowed to a decade-low. "As investors continue to assess the economic damage the new coronavirus, the hopes of greater policy support by central banks are on the rise," economists at ING said in a note.
* Further tariff cuts depend on bilateral developments, China says * The Philippine index surges as c.bank commits to 50 bps cuts * Singapore index hits highest close since Jan. 27 By Shruti Sonal Feb 6 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stocks closed firmer on Thursday after China decided to slash tariffs on some U.S. imports, offering relief to markets that were gripped by slowdown worries amid the coronavirus outbreak. Broader Asian markets clocked in strong gains on news that China - the region's largest trading partner - plans to halve additional tariffs levied against 1,717 U.S. goods last year, even as it reiterated its aim to eventually scrap all tariffs that had been levied during the trade war. Trade-sensitive Singapore shares climbed nearly 1% to hit their highest close since Jan. 27, with index heavyweights Jardine Strategic Holdings and Singapore Telecommunications Ltd ending up 1.3% and 1.5%, respectively.
* MAS says policy stance unchanged, but signals room for easing * Thai c.bank decision due later in the day * Philippine Jan inflation rises, but rate cut still likely * Indonesia Q4 GDP growth rate slower-than-expected By Shruti Sonal Feb 5 (Reuters) - Philippine stocks rose on Wednesday, boosted by expectations of an interest rate cut despite a surprise jump in January inflation, while Singapore shares gained after its central bank said it had room to ease policy if required. The Philippine index gained more than 1.3%, with index heavyweights San Miguel Corp and GT Capital Holdings Inc jumping about 5% and 3%, respectively. Data showed January inflation was at its highest in eight months, but the outcome was still within the Philippine central bank's comfort range and supported views that it will likely cut rates at its meeting on Thursday.
* Malaysia down for seventh consecutive session * Thailand up after seven straight session of falls * Philippines declines for third session in a row By Arpit Nayak Jan 29 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose slightly on Wednesday after a steep selloff in the previous session, but worries over the rapid spread of the coronavirus in China and its potential economic impact continued to weigh on investor sentiment. "Most investors are still assessing its impact on economic growth," he said, adding that Thailand, Cambodia and Hong Kong would be hit as the virus is likely to affect 50% of outgoing Chinese tourists. Jardine Strategic Holdings rose nearly 1.4%, while beer manufacturer Thai Beverage tacked on 1.9%.
* Banking and industrial stocks drag Singapore * Industrial and utility stocks weigh on Thailand By Soumyajit Saha Jan 21 (Reuters) - Singapore stocks dropped over 1% tracking broader Asia, as investors were spooked by an escalating coronavirus outbreak in China, while Philippines slid under the 1% mark for the second consecutive session on concerns of regulatory incursions into private contracts. Losses in the banking and industrial sectors weighed on the city-state's benchmark as it fell to its lowest in nearly two weeks.
* Philippines sheds more than 1.5%, the most in a month * U.S.-China Phase 1 trade deal to be signed later on Wednesday * China Q4 growth likely weakest in nearly 30 years - Reuters poll By Sameer Manekar Jan 15 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets settled lower on Wednesday, with Philippines declining the most in a month, as comments from a top U.S. official that tariffs on Chinese goods would remain in place for now tempered optimism about an interim trade deal. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Tuesday that Washington would maintain tariffs on Chinese goods until the completion of a second phase trade agreement.
* U.S.-China Phase 1 trade deal to be signed later on Wednesday * Indonesia trade deficit in Dec likely narrowed - Reuters poll * Malaysia extends losses into fourth session By Sameer Manekar Jan 15 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stock markets dropped on Wednesday as broader confidence was dented ahead of the signing of an initial Sino-U.S. trade deal following comments from Washington that tariffs on Chinese goods would remain in place for now. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Tuesday that the United States would maintain tariffs on Chinese goods until the completion of a second phase of a U.S.-China trade agreement.
* Singapore closes at over 2-month high * Indonesia rises for fourth straight session * China Dec exports up 7.6% y/y, beats forecast By Sameer Manekar Jan 14 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets ended higher on Tuesday, underpinned by optimism on the imminent signing of a Phase 1 trade deal between the United States and China, with Singapore leading gains lifted by the industrial sector. Under the terms of the trade deal to be signed on Wednesday in Washington, China has pledged to buy nearly $80 billion worth of additional manufactured goods from the United States over the next two years, and would also buy more than $50 billion more in energy supplies, a source told Reuters on Monday.
* Singapore slips most in over six weeks * Thai stocks finish 1.7% lower * Vietnam falls most in over one month By Sameer Manekar Jan 6 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian equities ended lower on Monday on growing fears over escalating U.S.-Iran tensions, which led to a spike in oil prices and a decrease in risk appetite of investors. Oil prices rose a further 2% on Monday, pushing Brent above $70 a barrel, after Trump on Sunday threatened to impose sanctions on Iraq after its parliament passed a resolution calling for an end to all foreign troop presence. "The price actions of Friday and this morning (Monday) suggest that early casualties will be emerging markets and regional Asia," he added, highlighting Asia's dependence on oil imports.
* Vietnam stocks set to gain 7.8% in 2019 * Malaysian shares fall; Singapore flat * Other markets closed for New Year's Eve By Shruti Sonal Dec 31 (Reuters) - Malaysian shares fell more than 1% on Tuesday, dragged by banking and consumer stocks, while Singapore erased gains in thin year-end trading. Singapore's market shut early on Tuesday, while most other markets in the region are closed on account of New Year's Eve. Public Bank Bhd fell 1.7%, while Sime Darby Plantation, the world's largest oil palm planter by land size, slid 2%.
* Singapore extends gains for third consecutive session * Indonesia and Philippine markets closed until Wednesday * Vietnam set to snap a 3-session rally By Shruti Sonal Dec 24 (Reuters) - Trade-sensitive Singapore shares extended gains for a third straight session on Tuesday, buoyed by lingering optimism about an interim U.S.-China trade deal, while other Southeast Asian stock markets were down in subdued trade ahead of holidays. A recent spate of positive developments have pointed towards a de-escalation of a trade conflict between the world's two-largest economies. The benchmark Singapore index, which will trade for a shorter session ahead of the Christmas holiday, was buoyed by telecom and industrials.
* Indonesia's ends lower despite hopes of c.bank trimming rates * Philippine markets cautious ahead of c.bank meeting - analyst * Thailand closed for a holiday By Arundhati Dutta Dec 10 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian markets saw broad losses on Tuesday, with Vietnam falling the most, as investors held risky bets awaiting a decision from the United States on whether it would go ahead with fresh tariffs on Chinese imports this weekend. While Beijing said it hoped to strike a deal as soon as possible, U.S. President Donald Trump said that the United States was doing well in hammering out an agreement with China. Vietnam stocks led the declines in the region, dragged by consumer stocks.
* China exports shrink for fourth consecutive month * Thailand posts ninth straight session of falls * Malaysia snaps 2 sessions of gains By Arundhati Dutta Dec 9 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian markets weakened on Monday, as worries over poor economic data from China offset Wall Street cheer on strong U.S. jobs data, while investors buckled in for a crucial week of trade negotiations. Chinese exports eased for the fourth straight month in November, implying that the 17-month long trade standoff with the United States was weighing on Southeast Asia's largest trading partner. "China's insistence for U.S. tariff rollbacks remains a critical redline, " DBS Group Research wrote in a note.
* Singapore flat after data showed Oct core inflation eased * The Philippines falls most, loses 0.8% * Higher oil prices support Thai energy stocks By Arundhati Dutta Nov 25 (Reuters) - Trading in most Southeast Asian stock markets were subdued on Monday, while Thailand eked out modest gains, as investors await concrete signals of progress in the U.S.-China trade negotiations amid mixed headlines. Investors welcomed signs that talks to resolve the trade row were moving to the next level after the U.S. national security adviser Robert O'Brien said there was still a possibility of an initial "phase one" deal with China by the end of this year. The Singapore index was trading flat after data showed that the city-state's core inflation rate had eased to its weakest level in over three years in October.
* Markets await Trump's speech * Bangkok Life Assurance posts upbeat quarterly results * Vietcombank rises on deal with FWD Group By Anushka Trivedi Nov 12 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian markets eked out modest gains on Tuesday, with trade-sensitive Singapore shares rising the most as investors eagerly await a key speech by U.S. President Donald Trump for clues on a U.S.-China trade deal. Later in the day, Trump is scheduled to address U.S. trade policy at the Economic Club of New York, and markets will tune in for any upbeat commentary since his remark on Friday, that he had not agreed to roll back tariffs, had dented prospect of an imminent trade pact. In a low volume session, Singapore shares jumped 0.8% on strength in industrial stocks.