Broker's Calls

OCBC expected to rebound in 2Q20 despite challenges in loan yields and fees: UOB Kay Hian

SINGAPORE (Jul 13): Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) is expected to rebound with 33.9% q-o-q net profit growth in 2Q2020, though the $935 million figure also marks a 23.6% y-o-y

Broker's Calls

Expect attractive yields from banks, as they enter crisis in ‘position of strength’: UOB Kay Hian

SINGAPORE (Jul 8): UOB Kay Hian is maintaining “overweight” on Singapore’s banking sector after reviewing the city state’s three banks, citing their intention to maintain their common equ

Broker's Calls

OCBC expects volatile second half for bond markets after decent June

SINGAPORE (July 7): June was a decent month for bond markets in Singapore, but OCBC Research analysts Andrew Wong, Ezien Hoo, Wong Hongwei and Seow Zhiqi expect the second half of the year to prese

Banking & finance

Singapore's bank lending continues decline as business and consumer loans take a hit from 'circuit breaker' measures

SINGAPORE (June 30): Bank lending in Singapore fell for the third consecutive month in May as both consumer and business loans took a hit from the “circuit breaker” measures restricting t

Banking & finance

Singapore's bank lending edges down in April following drop in credit card loans

SINGAPORE (May 29): Bank lending in Singapore fell for the second consecutive month in April, with consumer loans falling sharper than business loans amid disruptions from the “circuit br

Singapore economy

Maybank Kim Eng focuses on economy's 'building blocks' amid Covid-19 uncertainty

SINGAPORE (May 22): Economists were quick to compare the current economic woes to the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis (AFC) and the 2008-2009 Global Financial Crisis (GFC) But Thilan Wickramasinghe, he

Robo-advisers 101: What they are, and how to find one that suits your needs

Investing 101

Robo-advisers 101: What they are, and how to find one that suits your needs

SINGAPORE (May 21): Since the introduction of digital advisers or robo-advisers (short for robot advisers), there have been more avenues for small-time or beginner investors to invest their money i


Singapore third country in the world to launch Google Pay

SINGAPORE (Apr 14): Singapore became the third country in the world to adopt Google Pay after the US and India, with the US tech giant partnering local banks to integrate its peer-to-peer (P2P) fun

Investing ideas

Dividend yields for Singapore banks climb above 5%, but is this the right time to buy?

SINGAPORE (Feb 24): Banks appear to have had a good run in FY2019, as DBS, OCBC and UOB lifted their dividends by 10%, 22% and 8.3% respectively. 

Stocks To Watch

Lower loan and earnings growth as banks navigate 2020; dividends to be maintained

SINGAPORE (Jan 17): According to analysts polled by Bloomb­erg, DBS Group Holdings is likely to report the highest growth in prof­it after tax (NPAT) for FY2019 end­ed Dec 31, 2019, of 12.3% (see t

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