|Bid||0.00 x 0|
|Ask||0.00 x 0|
|Day's range||8.33 - 8.90|
|52-week range||6.41 - 18.44|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||0.56|
|PE ratio (TTM)||22.15|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.99 (11.75%)|
|Ex-dividend date||08 Apr 2020|
|1y target est||N/A|
* Malaysia top performing regional market * Philippines bucks trend with 1.5% drop By Nikhil Subba April 20 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Monday, with Malaysia leading gains, as China, the region's prime trading partner, cut a key interest rate and promised more measures to prop up an economy battered by the cornonavirus pandemic. China cut its benchmark lending rate by 20 basis points to 3.85% on expected lines and said it would roll out additional policies to prevent short-term economic shocks from becoming long-term stagnation trends. "We expect further rate declines in the coming months...As employment conditions remain weak and external demand is being held back by lockdowns elsewhere in the world, we think the People's Bank of China will take further steps to prop up activity," analysts at Capital Economics said in a note.
* Vietnam up for seventh session * Indonesia recovers from early losses, closes up * Philippines closed for a holiday By Arundhati Dutta April 9 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stock markets tracked global equities to close higher on Thursday, with gains led by Vietnamese stocks, as investor sentiment was boosted by hopes of the coronavirus pandemic peaking and stimulus efforts by governments. Aiding sentiment, Wall Street notched firm gains overnight after New York's governor said social distancing measures are working to keep the pandemic under control in the hard-hit state.
* 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.
Hong-Kong based insurer FWD Group said on Thursday that it would sell a contract for its bancassurance products with Thailand's TMB Bank to Prudential PLC's life assurance arm in Thailand for 20 billion baht ($612.93 million). Under the agreement, the transition period begins April 1, with the remaining term of FWD's bancassurance contract entirely transferred to Prudential Thailand on Dec. 31, 2020. In mid-2017, FWD and TMB Bank renewed the arrangement to sell the FWD product to the Thai bank's distribution network for 15 years.
Broader Asian markets tracked Wall Street lower as deaths from the virus rose in the United States and elsewhere, taking the toll worldwide to more than 3,200. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said the outbreak could cut global gross domestic product growth by 0.1% to 0.4% this year.
* Singapore shares hit lowest since October 2018 * Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines shed over 1% each * Financials across the region hit as rate cuts loom By Shruti Sonal March 6 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stock markets fell sharply on Friday as the fast-spreading coronavirus stoked fears of a deepening economic fallout beyond China, with Singapore shares hitting their lowest in more than a year amid recession concerns. Broader Asian markets tracked Wall Street lower as deaths from the virus rose in the United States and elsewhere, taking the toll worldwide to more than 3,200. The hardest-hit economies remain Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand, where people flows and supply chain channels are large, S&P added.
* South Korea hit by upsurge in infections * Malaysia drops amid political tumult * Thailand tumbles nearly 4% * Vietnam drops more than 3% By Soumyajit Saha Feb 24 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stock markets were thrashed on Monday as a surge in coronavirus infections outside China fuelled fears of a global pandemic, while Malaysia closed at an over eight-year low amid political turmoil. Market participants cut exposure to riskier assets across the region, leading to emerging Asian currencies and equities posting steep losses. The stock markets in Malaysia and Thailand closed at multi-year lows.
* Malaysia Q4 GDP growth slows to decade-low * Indonesia hits over 1-wk low * Singapore leads gainers, up over 1.4% By Arundhati Dutta Feb 12 (Reuters) - Singapore and Thailand stocks rose over 1% on Wednesday on hopes that the worst of the coronavirus outbreak in China might be over, while Malaysia shares fell as data showed its fourth-quarter economic growth had slumped to a decade-low. Singaporean shares closed 1.5% higher, with heavyweight financial stocks United Overseas Bank and DBS Group Holdings gaining more than 1%. Malaysian equities slipped 0.6% after data showed southeast Asia's third-largest economy grew 3.6% in October-December from the same period a year earlier, prompting the central bank to signal 'ample room' for rate cuts.
* 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.
* WHO says not declaring China virus a global emergency * Resources, utility stocks weigh on Malaysia * Week-long Lunar New Year holiday starts By Soumyajit Saha Jan 24 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stock markets traded in a tight range on Friday as fears of rapid spread of a flu-like virus outbreak in China kept investors on guard and the week-long Chinese Lunar New Year holiday kicked off. The World Health Organisation called the new coronavirus that has killed 25 people in China and infected 830 called "an emergency in China" on Thursday but stopped short of declaring the epidemic of international concern.
* Singapore posts biggest intraday pct gain in nearly 3 weeks * Philippines has best session in more than a week * Malaysia snaps two sessions of losses By Arundhati Dutta Dec 11 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian markets rose on Wednesday on expectations of a delay in U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods set to kick in this weekend, but Thailand fell for a tenth straight session. "Market players are positioned for a delay at the very least," Maybank said in a note. The Singapore index, which is highly sensitive to developments on the trade war front, posted its biggest intraday percentage gain in nearly three weeks.