Broker's Calls

Taxi operator ComfortDelGro upgraded to 'buy' even as ride-hailing market thrives amid ‘healthy competition’

SINGAPORE (Oct 2): The entry of new players into the ride-hailing market, which broke a ‘monopoly’ following the Grab-Uber merger in 2018, has seen 55% of drivers report increased earning


Malaysia's transport minister Loke has made significant changes a year on, but more difficult tasks lie ahead

(May 20): Malaysia’s Transport Minister -Anthony Loke Siew Fook offers us a firm handshake as he gets off the escalator at the swanky hotel in downtown Kuala Lumpur where we are meeting him for an


Grab's bonfire of the vanities is just blowing smoke, says Bloomberg Opinion's Tim Culpan

(April 9): One sentence from Grab Holdings Inc. co-founder Anthony Tan sums up the outlook for the dumpster fire that is Southeast Asia’s increasingly toxic taxi wars.

Broker's Calls

OCBC wary of residential sector's near-term outlook in spite of encouraging data

SINGAPORE (Mar 18): OCBC Investment Research is maintaining “neutral” on Singapore’s residential sector despite the recent recovery in Singapore developers’ stock prices and the announcement of a n

Broker's Calls

ST Eng, SIA named OCBC's top sector picks for resilience and low valuations

SINGAPORE (Nov 30): OCBC Investment Research is maintaining “neutral” on the Singapore industrials sector, indicating a preference for ST Engineering and Singapore Airlines

Singapore economy

MTI foresees slower 2H for Singapore's economy; maintains 2018 GDP growth forecast at 2.5-3.5%

SINGAPORE (Aug 13): The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) expects Singapore’s economic pace of expansion to moderate in 2H18 against an external backdrop of a weakening global growth outlook, as


Dr M vows to abort high-speed rail project with Singapore

SINGAPORE (May 28): Malaysia’s newly-reinstated Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has vowed to scrap the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (KL-SG HSR) project to curb unnecessary government spen

Startups • Entrepreneurs • Digital economy

Will Go-Jek's expansion into new markets bring back ride-hailing competition?

SINGAPORE (May 24): Go-Jek, the Indonesian-based ride hailing firm, will be investing $500 million in its international expansion strategy, entering four new markets – Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore

Startups • Entrepreneurs • Digital economy

Grab vanquishes Uber with local strategy, billions from SoftBank

SINGAPORE (Mar 27): As Uber Technologies Inc. looked to conquer ride-sharing around the world, Grab was focused on serving the 620 million people that share its home in Southeast Asia.

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