|Bid||11.05 x 0|
|Ask||11.05 x 0|
|Day's range||11.00 - 11.09|
|52-week range||10.45 - 12.19|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||0.86|
|PE ratio (TTM)||10.50|
|Earnings date||08 May 2020|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.50 (4.54%)|
|Ex-dividend date||15 Aug 2019|
|1y target est||13.94|
* Thailand leads declines * Singapore banks cautious about growth outlook * Vietnam little changed By Arundhati Dutta Feb 21 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Friday, as the rapid spread of the coronavirus outside mainland China and its impact on Asia's economies dulled the appeal of risk assets. Japan and Singapore are on the brink of recession and South Korea on Friday said its exports to China slumped in the first 20 days of February as the outbreak upends global supply chains. "Data suggests that a pickup in activity is still elusive, which could have negative implications on global growth," DBS Group Research said in a note.
The viral outbreak, which claimed almost 640 lives, continued to grip markets. China was confident it could defeat the epidemic with no long-term economic consequences, Xi told U.S. President Donald Trump in a telephone call, according to state television. Customs office in China - the region's biggest trading partner - said on Friday that it will not issue preliminary trade data for January but would combine it with February numbers.
* China's cenbank says virus could hit to economy in Q1 * Singapore on track to snap three straight sessions of gains * Philippines set to gain 4% for the week By Soumyajit Saha Feb 7 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian shares fell on Friday as more deaths related to the virus outbreak deepened worries about its global economic impact, although regional markets were set for weekly gains of as much as 4% on China's efforts to contain the virus. With the death toll touching 636 in China, the region's biggest trading partner, China's central bank said the epidemic could disrupt economic activity in the first quarter and was preparing policy options to support the economy.
Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Ltd (OCBC) named Helen Wong, former HSBC Holdings' Greater China chief, as the head of its newly created global wholesale banking division. Wong will oversee the bank's cash management and trade under the transaction banking business as well as the investment banking business, Singapore's second-largest lender said in a statement on Wednesday. Wong will also have global responsibilities for all banking relationships with small- and medium-sized enterprises, large corporates and financial institutions.
* Global markets take breather amid no fresh U.S.-Iran threats * Philippine Dec CPI above forecast * Thai stocks rebound from worst fall in over 2 months By Sameer Manekar Jan 7 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets on Tuesday recovered from previous session's losses, as investors tempered expectations for a widespread geopolitical conflict with no exchange of fresh threats between the United States and Iran. Regional stock markets fell between 0.5% and 1.7% on Monday after the United States warned of major retaliation if Iran strikes back for the killing of its military commander and threatened to impose sanctions on Iraq for the expulsion of U.S. troops from Baghdad.
Singapore has drawn huge interest from technology firms looking to shake up the city-state's banking landscape, attracting 21 applications for five digital bank licences on offer. Among firms bidding are Alibaba Group affiliate Ant Financial, a venture between Singapore Telecommunications and Southeast Asian ride-hailer Grab, and a consortium led by gaming firm Razer. Singapore-based internet firm Sea Ltd, a group led by Singapore tycoon Ron Sim's firm V3 Group, and Hong Kong financial services group AMTD's consortium, which includes an affiliate of Xiaomi, has also applied.
* Senior Iran official killed in U.S. airstrike * The Philippine index closes at more than one-week high * Singapore stocks dragged lower by financials By Shruti Sonal Jan 3 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets trimmed early gains on Friday as mounting Middle Eastern tensions dented sentiment, while the Philippine index closed 1.3% firmer after investors picked up beaten-down stocks. Risk appetite across global markets faltered after U.S. airstrikes at Baghdad airport killed Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, heightening geopolitical tensions. Most regional markets pulled back from session highs yet ended in the black, with most of them posting solid weekly gains, as a steady growth in China's production activity and its central bank announcing a cut in banks' reserve ratio supported the mood.
* Malaysian equities hit over 4-month high * Singapore reverses early gains to end flat * Thailand little changed after export slump widens By Shruti Sonal Dec 30 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian markets were subdued on Monday as investors remained cautious ahead of the New Year, offsetting optimism about the Phase 1 Sino-U.S. trade deal, while Indonesia snapped a four-day rally dragged down by tech and utility stocks. South China Morning Post quoted a Chinese official saying that Beijing will live up to its trade deal commitments, but the United States must also honour the one-China policy in relation to Taiwan. The remarks come as Beijing and Washington announced a Phase 1 trade deal earlier this month, cooling their 18-month trade conflict that has rattled financial markets and hurt global economic sentiments.
* Washington and Beijing may delay Dec. 15 tariffs - WSJ * Thai index set to fall for 10th straight session * Singapore up on blue chips By Arundhati Dutta Dec 11 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets were subdued on Wednesday, ahead of a looming tariff deadline, despite a report that cited trade negotiators are laying the groundwork to delay fresh U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports. Officials in Beijing and Washington have signalled that Dec. 15 is not the final date for reaching a so-called "phase-one" deal, according to a Wall Street Journal report, even though that is the date U.S. President Donald Trump has set for tariffs to increase on $165 billion of Chinese goods.
About three dozen firms including ride-hailer Grab, Standard Chartered and Singapore Telecommunications are in talks to form consortiums that can meet tough entry norms to bid for Singapore's digital bank licences, sources said. Singapore's biggest liberalisation of its banking sector in two decades seeks to enable online-only banks that can operate at lower costs and therefore offer different services than those of incumbents including DBS Group and OCBC.