Why size matters in Singapore's business environment

SINGAPORE (Dec 14): Company size matters when it comes to working capital performance, which, when managed well, could help to improve business performance and revenue growth.

This is according to the Singapore Working Capital Study 2017 jointly conducted by Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) Singapore and SPRING Singapore, which looked at over 1,000 public and private companies across 15 industries in Singapore.

How Singapore's property market is primed for a 'perfect squeeze'

SINGAPORE (Oct 20): Deutsche Bank is positive on Singapore’s property market as it expects pricing power to return to developers.

This comes on the back of record low unsold inventory plus the withdrawal of supply over the next 12 months.

As a result, the research house has raised its average selling price (ASP) forecasts for 2018 and 2019 by 10% and 7% respectively, while raising RNAV estimates by 18-31% for stocks under its coverage on the back of its revised residential forecasts and recent acquisitions.

US tariffs couldn't come at a worse time for India's largest paper maker

MUMBAI/HONG KONG (March 24): Creditors of India’s largest paper maker Ballarpur Industries Ltd. may face costly unintended consequences from punitive US duties on some of the company’s Asian competitors.

Plantation stocks are counting on these 3 things for a bountiful year

SINGAPORE (Dec 20): DBS Vickers Securities has upgraded its view on the plantation sector to “neutral” on improving fundamentals, as well as expectations of yield recovery and steady prices to boost the earnings of plantation companies in FY17F.

In the research house’s 2017 Outlook report, DBS analyst Ben Santoso says the plantations sector will be shaped by three key issues over the next 12 months: continued tight inventory, higher biodiesel blending, and a strong US dollar.

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