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SI Research : 5 Reasons Not To Buy Stocks Now

Underpinned by strong earnings from the electronics sector and the three local banks this year, Singapore’s Straits Times Index (STI) has delivered a remarkable year-to-date return of 19.9 percent as at 11 Dece...
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SI Research: 3 Distressed REITs With Yields Over 8%

As we all know, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are a specialised type of securities that invest in income-producing real estate assets well-sought after by income investors because of their relatively higher yield.
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An Overdue Correction?

The US has a couple of reasons for celebrations over the last two weeks. Online sales on Black Friday and Thanksgiving surged to a record US$7.9 billion according to data from Adobe Analytics, jumping 17.9 perc...
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SI Research: Can Challenger Technologies Survive Online Challenge?

China-based retail giant Alibaba created history once again on its flagship event Double 11 Singles’ Day sale on 11 November 2017, amassing an eye-popping gross merchandise volume of US$25.3 billion. The reported figures jumped 40.6 percent from last year’s US$18 billion sales, and dwarfed those achieved from US Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined. In comparison, US sales between Thanksgiving until Cyber Monday only attained total sales of US$12.8 billion in 2016.
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Investors’ Corner (DBS Group, CDL HTrust, SingPost, Spackman Entertainment Group)

DBS Group Holdings (DBS) achieved good results across its Corporate Banking, Wealth Management and Consumer & SME (CSME) businesses in Singapore. However, CSME businesses in growth markets contributed only 0.4% of the group’s net profit in 2014. Management aims to increase contributions to income for CSME businesses in Singapore and Hong Kong from 44% in 2015 to 50% over the next 5 years, while that in growth markets to rise from 4% to about 10% over the same period.
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GDP Growth Reaffirms Stock Momentum

Minutes of the Federal Reserve’s November meeting indicated that a rate hike next month remains likely, although it also highlighted worries about the persistently suppressed inflation. Meanwhile, Durable goods...
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SI Research: Keppel Corporation – A Reborn Phoenix Rising From Its Ashes

As Saudi Arabia got mired in a political turmoil coupled with falling inventories and build-up of expectation that Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and major producers will be extending their production-cut deal through the end of next year, Brent crude oil prices have been standing firm above the US$60 a barrel psychological level for the last couple of days.
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Markets March On At Full Throttle

The FOMC Meeting last week concluded with the Federal Reserve (Fed) holding rates unchanged at between 1 percent and 1.25 percent, although the door is still left open for a December hike. Centrist Jerome Powel...