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DBS and Standard Chartered lead banking group to develop Trade Finance Registry pilot to enhance trade transparency - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

Banking & finance

DBS and Standard Chartered lead banking group to develop Trade Finance Registry pilot to enhance trade transparency

The participating banks include ABN AMRO, ANZ, CIMB, Deutsche Bank, Lloyds, Maybank, OCBC and UOB.

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UOB must protect SME banking core: Maybank

As a bank with a wide ASEAN footprint, UOB has some catching up to do, says Maybank analyst Thilan Wickramasinghe.
Asean banks face 'long road to recovery', DBS top pick here: Maybank - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

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Asean banks face 'long road to recovery', DBS top pick here: Maybank

Analysts warn of Singapore experiencing “one of the strongest contractions in the region” due to its open and trade-driven economy

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Worst seems to be over for Singapore market: Maybank

“Fears of a worst-case scenario seem to have overshot lockdown reality, with less earnings misses and higher earnings per share (EPS) upgrades in 2Q20. Progressive ramp up of regional economic activity in 2H20 has potential to strengthen these trends."

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UMS Holdings to benefit from coming semiconductor expansion: analysts

With semiconductor equipment manufacturing slated to expand in Asia, manufacturing company UMS Holdings is poised to capture strong mounting momentum in the coming quarter.

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Expect bottoming net interest margins, rising non-performing loans as banks shore up provisions: analysts

Provisions will stay high across Singapore’s banks as they face net interest margin (NIM) compression and see non-performing loans rise amid low interest rates, say analysts. The reports come as the three banks posted declines in earnings for 2Q2020.
Analysts divided on NetLink prospects after mixed 1Q results - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

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Analysts divided on NetLink prospects after mixed 1Q results

Maybank Kim Eng has kept its “buy” rating, while DBS Group Research has maintained its “hold” recommendation.

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ARA LOGOS Logistics Trust reaps strong demand for logistics, outperforms peers: analysts

ARA LOGOS Logistics Trust has emerged relatively unscathed from the Covid-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdown measures, as strong demand for logistics assets pushes up Singapore occupancy, note analysts after the release of the company’s 1H2020 results.

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Singapore banks to face impact of lockdowns and downgrades, with 'possible bright spot' in trading: Maybank

The effect of regional lockdowns and economic downgrades are expected to surface among Singapore banks with significant drops in interest rates driving negative pressure on net interest margins (NIMs).

Banking & finance

Changing needs and Covid-19 driving banks to raise their game

It has been more than 20 years since Singapore liberalised its financial sector. In the past five years, the focus has been on financial services going digital as part of a Smart Nation initiative. Last year, the Monetary Authority of
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