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US Economy

Nike, Adidas, call tariffs 'catastrophic' in open letter to Trump

NEW YORK (May 21): Nike Inc., Adidas AG and other footwear giants urged President Donald Trump to reconsider his tariffs on shoes made in China, saying the policy would be “catastrophic for our con

Funan office component said to hit 98% pre-leasing commitment at TOP

Property

Funan office component said to hit 98% pre-leasing commitment at TOP

SINGAPORE (May 8): The manager of CapitaLand Mall Trust (CMT) and CapitaLand say the twin office blocks of Funan have secured a total pre-leasing commitment of 210,000 sq ft or 98% of its total off

Results

BreadTalk reports 52.4% higher earnings of $1.7 mil on higher revenue

Singapore (May 7): BreadTalk Group has announce earnings of $1.7 million for 1Q19, up 52.4% from $1.1 million in earnings a year ago on higher revenue.

Results

FJ Benjamin posts 19% lower 3Q earnings of $0.3 mil despite margin growth

SINGAPORE (May 2): FJ Benjamin Holdings reported earnings of $0.3 million for the 3Q ended March, down 19% from its $0.37 million net profit in 3Q18 mainly due to lower revenue and a lower foreign

In print this week

Beyond the industry glitz of 'influencer' marketing

SINGAPORE (Mar 22): The global influencer industry is one that is poised to reach US$10 billion in size by 2022, according to the Influencer Marketing Report from Business Insider Intelligence.

Broker's Calls

Intensifying competition, economic slowdown may drag on Sheng Siong's growth: Maybank KE

SINGAPORE (Mar 19): Maybank Kim Eng is starting coverage on Sheng Siong Group (SSG) at “sell” with a  target price of 95 cents, which implies 19.5 times FY19F P/E – 1 S.D.

Broker's Calls

Sasseur REIT's strong earnings momentum to continue into FY19: Maybank

SINGAPORE (Feb 20): Maybank Kim Eng is maintaining its “buy” call on Sasseur REIT while leaving its forecasts and target price of 90 cents unchanged.

Results

BreadTalk's FY18 earnings fall 29.9% to $15.2 mil in absence of TripleOne Somerset divestment gain

SINGAPORE (Feb 19): BreadTalk Group delivered earnings of $15.2 million for FY18, declining 29.9% from its earnings of $21.7 million for FY17 despite booking revenue growth for the year.

M&A

Natural Cool makes foray into F&B industry with million-dollar acquisition

SINGAPORE (Feb 19): Natural Cool Holdings, the air-conditioning and switchgear specialist, is venturing into the food and beverage (F&B) industry by acquiring the business and assets of Yummy Y

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