Straits Times Index (STI)

Global Economy

Equity markets recover, but growth subdued by coronavirus

SINGAPORE (Feb 7): In spite of the novel coronavirus contagion, which continues to spread and claim lives, equity markets are starting to recover.

CoVid-19

Wuhan coronavirus fears send Singapore stock market into turmoil, but the worst is far from over

SINGAPORE (Jan 28): Following the long Lunar New Year weekend, local stocks slumped first thing on Tuesday morning in tandem with heightened fears about the looming Wuhan coronavirus. 

US-Iran tensions

Singapore stocks tank as Iran launches missile attacks on US bases in Iraq

SINGAPORE (Jan 8): The Singapore Exchange (SGX) saw a sea of red on Wednesday morning, as investors woke to news that Iran had fired a series of missiles at two US-Iraqi airbases.

Markets

Mapletree Logistics Trust added to STI; Golden Agri-Resources dropped

SINGAPORE (Dec 5): Mapletree Logistics Trust (MLT) will be added as a constituent of the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) – replacing Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) – in the only change following a

Investing ideas

'New dawn' for Mapletree Commercial Trust as it replaces HPHT in ST Index

SINGAPORE (Sept 9): Mapletree Commercial Trust (MCT) has earned a spot on the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI), on the back of robust growth numbers as well as steady increase in revenue and sha

Company in the news

HPHT booted from STI amid trade tensions

(Sept 6): Hutchison Port Holdings Trust will be removed from Singapore’s Straits Times Index after a dramatic fall in its market value amid rising global trade tensions, the index provider said in

SE Asia Stocks

Singapore set for biggest monthly loss in over 3 years; Indonesia rises

(May 31): Singapore stocks fell on Friday, and is set for its biggest monthly loss in more than three years, symbolising a tough month for most equity markets in the region as US-China trade tensio

In print this week

What does SGX have to say about the increase in share buybacks in 2018?

SINGAPORE (Jan 11): Last year, the Straits Times Index lost 10.5%, owing to a range of global and domestic factors.

Broker's Calls

Go for lower beta, dividend-paying stocks this year after a disappointing 2018: Phillip

SINGAPORE (Jan 4): Phillip Capital is maintaining its Straits Times Index (STI) target of 3,400 in Oct 2019 – which pegs the market at 13.5 times, or around its ten-year average valuation – as the

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