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Chinese tech giants in Singapore to benefit office REITs: DBS

Tencent, on September 16, announced that it has chosen Singapore as its hub in Asia following its bans in India and the US.

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Keppel REIT's latest acquisition keeps it at 'buy'

Analysts are upbeat and positive on Keppel REIT’s (KREIT) latest acquisition of the Pinnacle Office Park in Sydney for $303.3 million, a freehold Grade A commercial property comprising three office


Keppel REIT to issue $150 mil worth of perpetual securities

The manager of Keppel REIT announced on the evening of September 7 that the REIT’s trustee, RBC Investor Services Trust, has priced its offering of $150 million 3.15 per cent subordinated perpetual


Impact from WFH already in stock price, says Morgan Stanley

In a July 27 report, Morgan Stanley says office rentals across Asia declined 2–13% in 1H2020 owing to weaker demand due to negative GDP and higher unemployment but excluding the impact of working f

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Analysts mostly positive on Keppel REIT on 'steady' 2Q20 results

SINGAPORE (July 21): Keppel REIT’s 2Q20 and 1H20 distribution per unit (DPU) came within expectations of their FY20F estimates, according to analysts from DBS Group Research, CGS-CIMB, and RHB.


Keppel REIT posts 0.7% increase in 2Q DPU to 1.40 cents

SINGAPORE (July 20): The manager of Keppel REIT has declared a distribution per unit (DPU) of 1.40 cents for the 2Q20 ended June, 0.7% higher than the DPU of 1.39 cents declared in 2Q19.

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CGS-CIMB forecasts 5-10% decline in office rental fees, maintains 'overweight' call for office sector on prolonged low-interest rate environment

SINGAPORE (June 19): CGS-CIMB analyst Lock Mun Yee has maintained her “overweight” call on the office property sector.

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Low levels of supply and record low vacancies will set the stage for 'faster recovery' for Singapore office REITs: DBS

SINGAPORE (June 8): While the office sector has been the least impacted by Covid-19 so far, DBS analysts Rachel Tan and Derek Tan are “cautious” on the potential economic impact it might have on of

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Watch out for Keppel REIT, says DBS

SINGAPORE (June 8): Despite the recent shift towards working from home, DBS Group Research is maintaining its “buy” call on Keppel REIT (KREIT), but at a lower target price of $1.35. 


REITs have had a good run, yield compression may have come to an end

(Nov 18): Yields on 10-year Singapore Government Securities have been rising, albeit gently from a low base (see Chart 1).

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