Investing ideas

Shangri-La Asia offers value after decline, opportunity for an eventual REIT

SINGAPORE (Oct 21): Shangri-La Asia — owner of Shangri-La Hotel on Orange Grove Road, Shangri-La Apartments on Anderson Road, Shangri-La Residences on Ladyhill and Tanglin Place on Tangli

Global Economy

Bond traders watch central-bank decisions to confirm 2018 rout

NEW YORK (Jan 22): The world’s biggest bond market probably needs a little push from central banks to prop up yields at the highest in more than three years.

Investing strategy

10 biggest investor risks to look out for in 2018: Natixis

SINGAPORE (Jan 17): Economic and investor risks still abound despite relatively optimistic outlooks for 2018, according to Esty Dwek Roditi of Natixis Investment Managers.

Broker's Calls

Why UOB is calling a 'hold' on SIA

SINGAPORE (Sept 19): UOB Kay Hian is maintaining its “hold” call on Singapore Airlines group with a target price of $10.10, valuing the group’s core airlines operations at 0.7 times FY18 forward ea

In print this week

What Manulife US REIT unitholders really want

SINGAPORE (Sept 15): Manulife US REIT, which was listed only in May last year after an IPO of its units at 83 US cents, recently proposed to acquire of a building called 10 Exchange Place in Jersey

Global Markets

Mizuho targets foreign student boom with Japan dormitory fund

TOKYO (Aug 16): Mizuho Financial Group Inc. is raising a fund to build dormitories to profit from the shortage of accommodation for the surging number of international students at Japan’s universit

Global Economy

Asia central banks rebuild US$6 trillion defense as Fed hike looms

HONG KONG/MUMBAI (June 13): Asia’s central banks are stacking the sandbags. 

Global Markets

Danger Down Under: Yields drop with iron to fuel recession talk

SYDNEY/TOKYO (June 2): Whether or not the land Down Under snaps its two-decade-long streak without a recession, a glance at the charts shows this past week has been a "septima horribilis" (to purlo

Investing strategy

Macron vs Le Pen: What either victory means for global markets

SINGAPORE (April 27): Given the disparate political views and economic agendas of French presidential candidates Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, VP Bank believes the behaviour of financial marke

China Focus

China's stock market is becoming a world-beating dividend play

HONG KONG (April 5): To get in on the hottest equity trade in China right now, you’ll have to be quick.

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