Singapore Stocks - Factors to watch on Feb 22

Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:31am GMT

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SINGAPORE, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Following are some
company-related and market news which could have an impact on
the local market.
                                                                             
 ----------------------MARKET SNAPSHOT @ 0015 GMT ------------
                     INSTRUMENT   LAST       PCT CHG   NET CHG
 S&P 500                          1502.42     -0.63%    -9.530
 USD/JPY                          93.31        0.23%     0.210
 10-YR US TSY YLD                 1.9844          --     0.010
 SPOT GOLD                        1578.71      0.19%     3.050
 US CRUDE                         93.06        0.24%     0.220
 DOW JONES                        13880.62    -0.34%    -46.92
 ASIA ADRS                        134.47      -1.57%     -2.14
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    GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares, euro tumble on economic concerns,
Italy vote 
    SE ASIA STOCKS-Mostly down on Fed QE woes; Jakarta off
record close 
 
    STOCKS TO WATCH
    -- WILMAR INTERNATIONAL LTD, NOBLE GROUP LTD
 
    - Singapore's Wilmar International Ltd announced a
better-than-expected fourth-quarter net profit and a joint
venture with fellow commodities firm Noble Group Ltd for
Papua-focused palm projects. 
    
    -- GENTING SINGAPORE PLC 
    - Genting Singapore PLC, a casino operator that runs Resorts
World Sentosa in the affluent city-state, reported a 6 percent
fall in fourth-quarter profit but the result still came in above
estimates. 
    
    -- SEMBCORP MARINE LTD 
    - Singapore oil rig builder Sembcorp Marine reported a 27
percent fall in fourth-quarter net profit to S$167.1 million,
hurt by lower margins from new design rigs. 
    
    -- KEPPEL REIT 
    - Keppel REIT launched a placement of 40 million new units
at S$1.33 each to raise gross proceeds of S$53.2 million. Keppel
REIT's last traded price was S$1.345. 
    
   MARKET NEWS
 > Nikkei falls on worries over US, euro zone economies   
 > Wall Street ends lower on growth worries               
 > US bond prices rise on data, Fed bond purchase view   
 > Euro falls on economic worries; dollar gains broadly 
 > Gold up as data boosts Fed stimulus hope after drop  
 > Oil extends sell-off, Brent hits 3-week low below $114 
 > Key political risks to watch in Singapore      
 
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    Taiwan       India       Australia/NZ     
     
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