Singapore Stocks - Factors to watch on Feb 13

Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:29am GMT

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Following are some company-related and market news which could
have an impact on the local market.
 
                                                              
 ----------------------MARKET SNAPSHOT @ 0023 GMT ------------
                     INSTRUMENT   LAST       PCT CHG   NET CHG
 S&P 500                          1519.43      0.16%     2.420
 USD/JPY                          93.33       -0.14%    -0.130
 10-YR US TSY YLD                 1.9788          --     0.000
 SPOT GOLD                        1651.01      0.04%     0.610
 US CRUDE                         97.57        0.06%     0.060
 DOW JONES                        14018.70     0.34%     47.46
 ASIA ADRS                        137.31      -0.01%     -0.01
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    GLOBAL MARKETS-Yen soars on G7 comment; Dow nears record
 
    SE ASIA STOCKS-Jakarta at record close; Manila, Bangkok flat
 
 
 
    STOCKS TO WATCH
    -- GREAT EASTERN HOLDINGS 
    - Singapore insurer Great Eastern Holdings said
fourth-quarter net profit tripled to S$225.6 million ($182
million) from S$68.9 million a year earlier on trading gains and
a better investment performance due to market recovery.
 
    
    -- UNITED INDUSTRIAL CORP 
    - Property developer United Industrial said full-year net
profit doubled to S$391.6 million from S$195.4 million a year
earlier after gains in revaluation of investment properties.
 
    
    -- COMFORTDELGRO CORP LTD 
    - Transport operator ComfortDelGro posted a 5.6 percent jump
in full-year net profit to S$248.9 million from S$235.6 million
a year earlier, with broad-based growth in revenue from nearly
all units. 
    
 MARKET NEWS
 > Nikkei down, investors take profits as yen steadies     
 > Wall Street ends slightly higher, Dow near a record     
 > Prices dip before retail data; G7 spark short covers   
 > Yen squeezed higher as G7 complains, confuses         
 > Gold rebounds; palladium at 17-month high             
 > Oil rises on new forecasts for demand growth           
 > Key political risks to watch in Singapore       
 
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