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Healthcare and property stocks are Budget 2019 winners

SINGAPORE (Feb 19): The recent Budget 2019 has little to no impact on the Straits Times Index (STI) component stocks, apart from ST Engineering which has a low index weight, according to DBS in a Tuesday report.

Other mild potential beneficiaries are SembCorp Marine, domestic staple consumer companies, such as Sheng Siong, as well as healthcare stocks.

Hong Kong's property shadow leaves Singapore developers ahead

SINGAPORE/HONG KONG (Aug 14): Hong Kong’s property stocks are cheaper than Singapore’s, although not cheap enough to account for the risk that the world’s least affordable city could have a housing crash.

Is Singapore's property slump finally ending?: QuickTake Q&A

(July 28): Singapore home prices have ground steadily lower since reaching a record in 2013, when the government imposed the last of a slew of measures to cool a red-hot market. Authorities in the Southeast Asian island-state loosened some of those restrictions in March, raising speculation that the end was nigh for the cooling measures -- and those falling prices. Transaction volumes have certainly perked up and real estate shares are on a tear.

Singapore property stocks are on a roll

From Google Drive

(June 19): Singapore property stocks are set for their best annual performance in five years, and strategists believe the rally is far from over.

With an expected pickup in real estate following the easing of housing curbs, developers are expected to be the bright spot in Singapore equities as gains in the city-state’s stocks may be limited for the rest of the year.

Why it’s too early for property investors to celebrate strong March new home sales

SINGAPORE (April 19): DBS Vickers Securities believes investor euphoria over Singapore’s March new private home sales figures, which was recently reported to have risen 111% to a record 1,780 units –  the highest since property prices peaked in June 2013 – is bound to fade in the months or even weeks ahead.

Will office property rents bottom in 2017?

SINGAPORE (March 24): The prospect of interest rate hikes by the Fed used to spark panic among investors. This was due to the widely-held view that a receding tide of liquidity would spark a selloff in Asian assets that had been pumped up by years of ultra-loose monetary policy in developed economies.

Now, it seems that growth is not only recovering in the US but across much of the world. And, higher US interest rates are not likely to be a catalyst for a disorderly rout in Asian markets but a natural complement to accelerating growth and inflation.

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