dividends

UBS hopeful dividends will be reinstated for local banks as they focus on growth  - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

Banking & finance

UBS hopeful dividends will be reinstated for local banks as they focus on growth

UBS expects banks to reinstate dividends, as they focus on growth and NIMs
Credit costs likely peaked, asset quality stabilises, dividends to normalise for Asean banks  - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

Banking & finance

Credit costs likely peaked, asset quality stabilises, dividends to normalise for Asean banks

Asean banks' credit costs may have peaked and their dividends could normalise this year, making them attractive investments
‘Stable Outlook’ more common for Asia Pacific banks; Singapore a standout  - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

Banking & finance

'Stable Outlook' more common for Asia Pacific banks; Singapore a standout

CGS-CIMB outlines four reasons investors should take a second look at Singapore banks, including resumption of dividends this year
SPH REIT posts 4Q DPU of 0.54 cents, defers 0.52 cents DPU to FY2021 - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

Results

SPH REIT posts 4Q DPU of 0.54 cents, defers 0.52 cents DPU to FY2021

For the 2HFY20, the REIT posted DPU of 1.04 cents, 63.5% lower than the 2.85 cents in 2HFY19.

Banking & finance

Earnings, dividends, credit costs and RWA

The three local banks have taken slightly different approaches to pro-visioning and dividends. Credit costs are allowances or provisioning for both impaired and non-impaired loans. The relationship between how these allowances are cal

Banking & finance

DBS, UOB forecast to cut dividends this year as OCBC resorts to script in bear case, says Morgan Stanley

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of our lives. Since banks are central to the way we live — the way in which banks are perceived have also changed. Take as an example dividends. Local investors have over the past 10 y

Malaysian banks unswayed by moves to cut dividends

Unlike the UK or Vietnam which have advised lenders to cut or delay dividends, Malaysia has imposed no such guidance, with analysts expecting banks to maintain their dividend policy.

Results

SPH slashes dividends by 73% amid Covid-19 concerns even as 2Q earnings rise 5.5% to $31.3 mil

SPH CEO and board members have also taken a voluntary 10% reduction in directors’ fees in line with the company’s cost-saving measures. Other senior management staff will see a salary reduction of 5%.

REITs

Keppel DC REIT's five-year returns soar with industry leader

Data centre comeback of 2019 Keppel DC REIT was the best performing REIT in Singapore, in both the 2020-year through to Feb 21, and for last year. Note these total returns include price moves and dividend distributions and assumes that the dividends

Stocks To Watch

DBS Group Holdings: Any price weakness is an opportunity to accumulate this bank

 SINGAPORE (Jan 20): DBS Group Holdings is likely to face an increasing number of challenges this year, but none of them should involve the new digital banks. Glob­ally low interest rates may pressure the net interest margins of banks in general and
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