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Temasek-backed Accuron MedTech leads $2.6 mil investment in start-up Advent Access

SINGAPORE (Dec 12): Medical technology start-up Advent Access has raised $2.6 million in a pre-Series A financing round led by Accuron MedTech, Southeast Asia’s largest medical device company.

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Singapore's corporate deals, IPOs grow 15% to cross US$100 bil in 2017

SINGAPORE (Dec 12): Singapore has seen the value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity and venture capital investments, and initial public offerings (IPO) hit US$101.9 billion ($137.7 billion) for 2017, growing over 15% compared to 2016.

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Thai Beverage unit to bid for at least 25% of Vietnam's Sabeco

HANOI (Dec 12): A unit of Thai Beverage has emerged as the only prospective bidder for state-owned shares in Sabeco that has declared that it could lead to it owning 25% or more of Vietnam’s biggest brewer, the Trade Ministry said on Monday.

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CityDev's privatisation bid for M&C bodes well for both, with or without deal: Phillip Capital

SINGAPORE (Dec 12): Phillip Capital is maintaining its “accumulate” rating on City Developments (CityDev) with a target price of $12.10, after the group announced its final takeover offer for the remaining shares of Millennium & Copthorne (M&C) it doesn’t own.

Fitch betting on a good year for gaming in 2018

SINGAPORE (Dec 12): Fitch Ratings expects gaming operators and suppliers to see moderate growth globally in 2018 on the back of sound economic outlook across global gaming markets.

STI expected to hit 3,688 by end 2018: DBS
SINGAPORE (Dec 12): DBS expects the Straits Times Index to hit 3,688 by end 2018, representing...
Brent crude jumps above US$65 for 1st time since 2015 after North Sea pipeline outage
SINGAPORE (Dec 12):  Brent crude oil prices jumped above US$65 ($88) per barrel for the first...
Sunseap partners China's Jiangsu Linyang to develop renewable energy solutions
SINGAPORE (Dec 12): Sunseap Group is partnering China’s Jiangsu Linyang Energy to develop renewable...
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Portfolio sees mixed results over recent reporting season
SINGAPORE (Dec 11): The recent results season has seen mostly positive numbers from the 16 companies in our portfolio that reported results in the quarter ending Sept 30. Nine reported earnings growth in the recent quarter, while five saw their...
Cogent’s earnings fall but PhillipCapital still positive
SINGAPORE (Dec 4): Logistics player Cogent Holdings reported a 4% y-o-y rise in revenue to $35.3 million for 3QFY2017 ended September, but earnings fell 6% to $7.4 million. The group saw better volumes in the container depot management and transport...
Unexpected industry glut impacts Sarine on top of illicit competition
(Nov 27): The Straits Times Index has continued to rally this year. It added 0.7% over the period from Nov 14 to 21 to close at 3,423.38 points, extending its year-to-date gains to 18.8%. Since the inception of the Singapore Market Portfolio on Jan...
Solid earnings, but portfolio slips as sentiment weakens
(Nov 20): This past week of the earnings season has brought positive news for some of the property and tech companies in our Singapore Market Portfolio. One of our holdings in the mining space continues to face headwinds, but is building new...

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STI expected to hit 3,688 by end 2018: DBS
SINGAPORE (Dec 12): DBS expects the Straits Times Index to hit 3,688 by end 2018, representing...
Brent crude jumps above US$65 for 1st time since 2015 after North Sea pipeline outage
SINGAPORE (Dec 12):  Brent crude oil prices jumped above US$65 ($88) per barrel for the first...
Sunseap partners China's Jiangsu Linyang to develop renewable energy solutions
SINGAPORE (Dec 12): Sunseap Group is partnering China’s Jiangsu Linyang Energy to develop renewable...
Market Outlook 2018

Be ready for 2018 by attending Phillip Futures’ market outlook seminars. Register now.

Portfolio

Portfolio sees mixed results over recent reporting season
SINGAPORE (Dec 11): The recent results season has seen mostly positive numbers from the 16 companies in our portfolio that reported results in the quarter ending Sept 30. Nine reported earnings growth in the recent quarter, while five saw their...
Cogent’s earnings fall but PhillipCapital still positive
SINGAPORE (Dec 4): Logistics player Cogent Holdings reported a 4% y-o-y rise in revenue to $35.3 million for 3QFY2017 ended September, but earnings fell 6% to $7.4 million. The group saw better volumes in the container depot management and transport...
Unexpected industry glut impacts Sarine on top of illicit competition
(Nov 27): The Straits Times Index has continued to rally this year. It added 0.7% over the period from Nov 14 to 21 to close at 3,423.38 points, extending its year-to-date gains to 18.8%. Since the inception of the Singapore Market Portfolio on Jan...
Solid earnings, but portfolio slips as sentiment weakens
(Nov 20): This past week of the earnings season has brought positive news for some of the property and tech companies in our Singapore Market Portfolio. One of our holdings in the mining space continues to face headwinds, but is building new...
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