Singapore banks

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RHB is not banking on DBS to deliver strong returns

SINGAPORE (Mar 13): RHB Group Research is keeping “neutral” on DBS with a lower target price of $21.50 from $24.80 previously.

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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. 

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Net interest margins to moderate earnings for banks in 2020: RHB

SINGAPORE (Dec 23): RHB Group Research is maintaining the three local banks -- DBS Group Holdings, UOB and Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp -- at “neutral” after their combined net profit is expected t

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Singapore banks poised to deliver dividend yields among highest across region, says Maybank

SINGAPORE (Sept 26): Maybank Kim Eng Research forecasts that the Singapore banks will deliver a dividend yield of 5.2% for FY2020E – among the highest in the region.

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Singapore banks have good dividend visibility, but non-performing loans pose an increasing risk: Maybank

SINGAPORE (Sept 12): Singapore banks seem to be a cut above the rest in Asean, offering some of the highest dividends and ranking among the cheapest in price-to-equity (PE) terms, bolster

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UOB is DBS's top pick while OCBC is cut to 'hold' on dividend policy overhang

SINGAPORE (June 25): DBS Group Research is retaining United Overseas Bank (UOB) as its top pick among Singapore banks while Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) has been downgraded to “hold”

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Virtual banks not a threat to Singapore banks – for now, says CGS-CIMB

SINGAPORE (June 20): The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is studying the potential for opening the doors to “digital-only banks with non-bank parentage”.

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CGS-CIMB keeps UOB as top bank sector pick despite underperforming NIM expansion

SINGAPORE (June 3): CGS-CIMB Research is keeping United Overseas Bank (UOB) as its top pick among the Singapore banks, despite the bank’s NIM expansion underperforming compared to its peers.

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RHB stays 'overweight' on Singapore banks as MAS keeps policy unchanged

SINGAPORE (Apr 15): RHB Group Research is maintaining its “overweight” call on Singapore banks, after the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Friday kept its monetary policy settings unchanged

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DBS, UOB poised for better NIMs and higher dividend yields, says Maybank

SINGAPORE (Feb 13): Maybank Kim Eng remains positive on the outlook of Singapore’s banking sector, with DBS and United Overseas Bank as its top picks for their gea

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