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SGD 28.030
+0.170 / +0.61%
Share Price as of: 2018-01-19 17:06
Market / ISIN Code: SGX Mainboard / SG1M31001969
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Sudhan P.
2018-01-11 15:08:38
Which Singapore-Listed Bank Is Cheaper Than the Market Now?
The three listed banks in Singapore are DBS Group Holdings Ltd (SGX: D05), Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (SGX: O39) and United Overseas Bank Ltd (SGX: U11). The banks make up close to 40% of the Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI) and are loved by many Singaporean investors due to their resilience. Therefore, it is not astonishing that each of the bank’s shares rose more than 29% in 2017 while the STI only went up around 18% during the same time frame. Given the strong lead up last year, I thought it would be interesting to see which bank is still valued lower than the SPDR STI ETF (SGX: ES3), an exchange-traded fund which can be taken as a proxy for the STI. The table below shows the comparison of the banks against the SPDR STI ETF (the best values are in bold):Source: S&P
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Lawrence Nga
2018-01-09 16:20:58
7 Things Investors Should Know About How Different Sectors Performed In The Stock Market Over The Past Year
The Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI) started 2017 at 2,881 points and ended the year 18.1% higher at 3,403. Yet, this healthy return does not imply that all types of stocks in the local market did well. In this article, I want to share some information about how different sectors (as defined by the Global Industry Classification Standard, or GICS) had performed over the past year, based on data published by stock exchange operator Singapore Exchange. Here they are: 1. In the 12 months ended 8 January 2018,  the two best performing sectors in our local stock market were Materials and Information Technology. The former was up by 110%, whilst the latter was up by 103%. 2. For the same period in the first point, the two worst performing sectors were Energy and Telecommunication Services.
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Lawrence Nga
2018-01-09 14:38:13
These 6 Blue Chips Beat The Straits Times Index In 2017
The Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI) started 2017 at 2,881 points and ended the year 18.1% higher at 3,403. Yet, this healthy return does not imply that all 30 companies within the Straits Times Index had similar returns. In fact, there were some big losers, some flat stocks, and some huge winners within the group of the 30 blue chip stocks. This article is the third in a series that will look at the outperformers and laggards among the Straits Times Index’s constituents. The first article discussed three blue chips that outperformed the index in 2017, while the second article looked at two blue chips with returns that lagged the market significantly. In here, I will focus on three other blue chips that did well in 2017 when compared to the Straits Times Index. [Editor’s note: The fo
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Sudhan P.
2017-12-31 12:39:58
The Singapore Market This Week: United Overseas Bank Ltd Leads the Pack Higher
The Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI) ended the year at 3,402.92 points. It inched up 0.5% for the final week of 2017. Out of the 30 index components, 19 were in the positive territory; nine were in the red while the rest finished flat. United Overseas Bank Ltd (SGX: U11) and UOL Group Limited (SGX: U14) both emerged as joint biggest winners of the index, adding 2.8% to S$26.45 and S$8.87, respectively. During the week, UOL announced that Secure Venture Development (No. 1) Pte Ltd, its 50%-owned associate, had finalised the purchase of freehold property, Nanak Mansions, for S$201.1 million. The 10,185 square metres site, which has a gross plot ratio of 1.4, allows the property outfit to “replenish its land bank for residential development in Singapore”. On the other hand, Yangzijiang Sh
Annie Lim
2017-12-27 16:02:42
Overweight On Banking Sector; Which Bank Stock Is Better?
The banking sector has been looked upon favourably recently as analysts are expecting the synchronised recovery in the global economy would stimulate stronger growth in the sector.  In this article, we will be examining the general outlook of the banking sector, as well as analysing the relative strengths of the three major banks in Singapore. The general outlook in the banking sector is positive with strong growth in domestic loans of 6.8 percent year-on-year for October 2017. In particular, domestic business loans grew by 9 percent due to strong demand from property related businesses. Similarly, car loans saw a 4.5 percent increase which is the highest growth rate since the start of 2013. Analysts from UOB-Kay Hian examined the productivity and cost efficiency of the three local banks
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Editorial Team
2017-12-23 08:56:33
If You Don’t Know These 10 Blue Chip Stocks, You Are Not Considered A Singaporean.
In poker, the “blue chip” is considered the chip that has the highest value.In stock market terms, this refers to nationally recognised, well-established, and financially sound companies. They are typically the largest listed companies in Singapore by market capitalisation, and a synonym for STI ETF.Blue chip are known to be relatively stable due to their strong balance sheet and dominant market position; making them difficult to fail and capable of riding out financial crisis during bad market cycles.There is a reason why so many Singaporean prefer to invest blue chip stocks, mainly because of its perceived certainty, which means less risk, and they are often common household names like M1 and SPH, which most Singaporean investors can relate to.Blue chips are also often backed up by l
Timothy Ho
2017-12-22 14:17:43
4 Reasons Why Some Investors Choose Bonds Over Shares
This article is written as part of a collaboration with For Tomorrow. For Tomorrow is brought to you by Temasek, in partnership with MoneySmart and DollarsAndSense. All views expressed in the article are the independent opinion of When it comes to investing, there are two main asset classes people in Singapore typically choose to invest in. These are bonds and shares, and between them, bonds are often touted as the safer option. But why do some investors choose bonds over shares? To understand why this is the case, you first need to understand the main characteristics of each of these asset class. Investing In Bonds VS Equities When you invest in equities, you become part owner of a business. However, when you invest in bonds, you are investing in th
Lim Si Jie
2017-12-22 09:56:59
Exposure To These 4 Sectors For Broad-based Growth In 2018!
2018 will be the year where Singapore’s economy recovery will broaden from the manufacturing sector to the rest of the economy, according to DBS. DBS believes that this turn in tide for Singapore’s economy is both powerful and sustainable. Thus, to help investors make better portfolio allocation in 2018, we highlight four sectors that DBS recommends adding exposure to in a year of broad-based growth. Investors Takeaway: 4 Sectors DBS Would Want Exposure To In 2018 Banking The past two years for the banking have been plagued by woes in the oil and gas sectors. While a recovery of the oil and gas sector might be too early to call, banks have largely provisioned for its risks in the sector. Moving forward, DBS highlights that one of the growth factors for banks in 2018 is loans growth.
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Collin Seow
2017-12-21 12:07:54
CPF Investment: Passive Income Guide for All Singaporeans
Today, we are going to share with you how to grow your CPF investment money in a no-brainer way. The best part? You need not be financial savvy to do this. A beginner can do it! And I’ll reveal the exact step-by-step process, which you can follow easily. What is CPF Investment Scheme (CPFIS)? It is to provide option to CPF members to invest their CPF savings in various instruments such as insurance products, unit trusts, fixed deposits, bonds and shares. The Average CPF Interest Rate is 2.5% to 4%. Check their latest interest rate here. Share this Infographic On Your Site Please include attribution to with this graphic. Who can invest? – 18 years old or older, – are not an undischarged bankrupt – have more than $20,000 in your OA; and/or – have more tha
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Sudhan P.
2017-12-07 10:20:06
Bitcoin Blows Past the US$14,000-Mark And is Now Larger Than the Combined Size of Singapore’s Banks
It seems like nothing can stop the meteoric rise in the price of Bitcoin. The cryptocurrency started 2017 at below US$1,000, but it has shot through the roof in recent months, surpassing the US$5,000-mark in October and going above US$11,000 for the first time less than two months later. It did not stop there. Bitcoin zoomed past US$14,000 today, less than 24 hours after crossing US$12,000. It is now worth US$14,038.97, up more than 1,300% year-to-date. Source: Coindesk With that, the digital currency’s market capitalisation stands at around US$235 billion now, trouncing some of the combined market capitalisations of the Straits Times Index‘s (SGX: ^STI) components. For one, the Singapore banks – DBS Group Holdings Ltd (SGX: D05), Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Limited (SGX: O
2017-12-06 10:50:54
More Grandmas Means Singapore ‘Time Bomb’ Ticks Louder in 2018
Next year marks an ominous turning point for Singapore’s graying population, according to research by Francis Tan, an economist at United Overseas Bank in Singapore. In 2018, the share of the population that is 65 years and older will match those younger than 15 for the first time, Tan wrote in a report on Wednesday. As the elderly population starts to crowd out the youth, the “demographic time bomb” may mean changes to taxes, immigration rules, and social services, he said. “Singapore is facing one of the toughest economic and social challenges since its independence in the form of a rapidly ageing workforce and population,” Tan said. At this rate, seniors in Singapore’s population will make up more than double the share of the youngest residents in 2030. Tan uses a compounde
Raymond Leung
2017-12-06 10:20:37
2018 Outlook For Singapore Banks
With 2017 coming to an end, it is time that we start reflecting on what went on in the market and look towards the next year. For Singapore banks, 2017 proved to be a fantastic year as the three banks rose over 30 percent. This is despite the turbulence caused by defaults arising from the oil and gas sector. On this note, there are two key points that investors need to know about Singapore’s banking sector in 2018. Net Interest Margin Despite the three interest rate hikes this year by the US Federal Reserve, Singapore banks failed to benefit from them. This is because the rise in interest rate has not led to an increase in net interest margin (NIM). Going forward, analysts from DBS Research expects three interest rate hikes next year by the Federal Reserve, which will increase their fore
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Lawrence Nga
2017-12-05 16:03:14
Credit Risk: How DBS Group Holding Ltd Manages This Vital Risk
DBS Group Holdings Ltd (SGX: D05) or DBS in short, is one of the three major banks based out of Singapore, along with United Overseas Bank Ltd (SGX: U11) and Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Limited (SGX: O39). As a bank, DBS Group faces a number of important risks that it has to manage on a daily basis. Failure to do so effectively and efficiently could cause significant damage to its business, and subsequently shareholders’ returns. Investors will need to understand the risks that a typical bank faces, and how it intends to manage those risks. Today, we will explore one of the most important risks – credit risks – and how DBS Group manages its risk. But first, what is credit risk? In simple terms, credit risk is the risk of default on a debt that may arise from a borrower failing
Chan Yan Chong
2017-11-29 10:40:15
Dr Chan: China A-Shares Could Rise Tremendously In 2018
After consolidating in August and September, Singapore’s stock market rallied again in November to set a new 52-week high. Leading the global stock market rally is none other than the US market. On 4 November 2017, at the Shares Investment Conference 2H2017, I unraveled the “uncertainties” in the current geopolitical dynamics. Especially for the US, the great irony is despite the media’s constant barrage of the US President, the US stock market continued to climb. Whether in response to Trump’s involvement in Russiagate, “mishandling” of North Korea or news of internal strife within Trump’s administration, the US stock market never faltered. Apart from that, China’s stock market also began to rally after its nineteenth national congress, during which the central governmen
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Lawrence Nga
2017-11-21 12:51:23
1 Simple Number For Understanding 3 Important Areas Of Hong Leong Financial Group Berhad’s Business
Hong Leong Financial Group Berhad (KLSE: 1082.KL) is one of the leading financial institutions in Malaysia.  Although it shares a very similar name with the Singapore-based and Singapore-listed Hong Leong Finance Ltd (SGX: S41), the two companies have little to do with each other. For investors interested in Singapore’s big banks such as DBS Group Holdings Ltd (SGX: D05), Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Limited (SGX: O39), and United Overseas Bank Ltd (SGX: U11), it may also be worthwhile to look at the business of Hong Leong Financial Group, just to see how the Singapore banks stack up against the Malaysian company. In this article, I want to dig deep into Hong Leong Financial Group’s return on equity, or ROE. The choice of ROE Why the ROE some of you might be asking? That’s becau
Lim Si Jie
2017-11-21 09:49:54
Positive Macro Conditions To Drive SG Banks’ Performance
According to PM Lee, Singapore’s economy is expected to grow at close to 3.0%. This result, if achieved, would be one of the best Singapore’s economy will register following the global financial crisis. With macro conditions continuing to improve, positive sentiments in domestic markets have built up. Capital markets and property markets appear to be revitalised. The rejuvenated economy is a positive sign for the banking sector, which is usually the first to experience any turnaround in sentiments. OCBC 3Q17 was a well-rounded quarter for OCBC where all its business units were firing. It demonstrated OCBC’s holistic franchise in its banking, insurance and wealth management platforms. OCBC’s 3Q17 net profit of $1.057 billion beat consensus expectations due to better-than-expected p
Jimmy Ng
2017-11-14 09:01:41
Investors’ Corner (United Overseas Bank, Venture Corporation, Sembcorp Industries, Starhub)
United Overseas Bank Price – $24.76 Target – $25.22 United Overseas Bank’s (UOB) 3Q17 loans growth was 7.7% higher y-o-y driven by strong double digit loans growth from manufacturing and financial institutional loans coupled with a 6.6% increase of housing loans growth. Net interest margin (NIM) expanded 4bps q-o-q to 1.79%. Meanwhile, wealth management fee income also saw strong momentum growing 40% y-o-y. Non-performing loans inched up 10bps higher to 1.6% q-o-q, because of elevated specific provisions arising from exposure to an O&G company. Nevertheless, we are impressed with 3Q17 net interest income growth of 14% especially when 3Q16 was not an exceptionally weak quarter to compare with. We expect FY17E NIM to improve to 1.76%, and revise FY17E PATMI growth estimate to 10%
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Lawrence Nga
2017-11-13 11:44:56
Understanding 1 Crucial Aspect Of Singapore’s Bank Stocks: Management Remuneration
A widely discussed topic in the world of investing today is corporate governance. As the words suggest, it is the concept of how a company is governed. Corporate governance is an important topic due to the agency model that many companies have, whereby the owners (shareholders) and managers are separate groups of people. The separation of the role of owner and manager could result in problems due to the potential conflict of interests between the two parties. For example, shareholders suffer when a company’s business performance is poor, but the managers may still want to be paid a fat salary. Having good corporate governance could help to minimise problems. There are many facets to the issue of corporate governance and I’m not going to cover them all in this article. What I want to do
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Lawrence Nga
2017-10-30 10:44:02
A Breakdown of United Overseas Bank Ltd’s Loan Portfolio
United Overseas Bank Ltd (SGX: U11) is one of the three main local banks listed in Singapore. As a lender, UOB is exposed to credit risk, amongst other forms of risk. In simple terms, credit risk is the risk of borrowers defaulting on their loans. Therefore, investors in the bank must have a good understanding of its credit risk. To do so, one must first have a rough idea about the composition of UOB’s loan portfolio. In this article, I want to breakdown UOB’s loan portfolio according to both geography and industry. Here’s a table showing the geographical distribution of the bank’s gross customer loans as of 31 December 2016: Source: UOB 2016 annual report We can see that Singapore was the biggest contributor to UOB’s loan book in 2016 with a 55.6% share. Singapore was follo
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David Kuo
2017-10-29 21:20:56
The Week Ahead: Can UOB Outshine OCBC?
Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (SGX: O39) has delighted with market-beating results. But can United Overseas Bank (SGX: U11) do the same? There are high hopes that it could. In July, UOB posted a 5.5% rise in second-quarter net profits. It also said profits for the first six months by 5.5% to S$1.7 billion. That was driven in part by a 12% improvement in net interest income, while fees and commission income rose 9%. The improvement in the bank’s net interest margin should not be underestimated. At the same time, exposure to the still-troubling oil and gas sector should not be overlooked either. StarHub (SGX: CC3) will also be in the spotlight next week. In August, Singapore’s second-biggest telecom operator posted a 1% drop in second-quarter revenues. But net profits slumped by

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