Singapore Stocks - Factors to watch on August 21

Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:14am IST

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Following are some company-related and market news which could
have an impact on the local market.
 
     --------------------MARKET SNAPSHOT @ 2323 GMT ------------
                                                                                      
                                           
                     INSTRUMENT   LAST       PCT CHG   NET CHG
 S&P 500                          1652.35      0.38%     6.290
 USD/JPY                          97.36         0.1%     0.100
 10-YR US TSY YLD                 2.8179          --     0.000
 SPOT GOLD                        1368.04     -0.19%    -2.630
 US CRUDE                         105.03      -0.08%    -0.080
 DOW JONES                        15002.99    -0.05%     -7.75
 ASIA ADRS                        139.52      -0.48%     -0.68
 -------------------------------------------------------------                        
 
 
    GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. bond yields retreat from 2-year peaks;
Wall Street recovers     
    SE ASIA STOCKS-Indonesia near year-low; Thai stocks drop 2
pct 
 
 
    STOCKS TO WATCH
    -- SEMBCORP MARINE LTD 
    - The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia 
(Bahri) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Saudi
Aramco and Singapore's Sembcorp Marine to
conduct a feasibility study for a maritime yard project in the
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  
    
    -- EZION HOLDINGS LTD 
    - Oilfield service firm Ezion Holdings has issued S$60
million of notes due 2018 with an annual interest rate of 4.60
percent, under its S$500 million multicurrency debt programme.
The proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes, the
company said. 
    
    -- KEPPEL CORPORATION LTD 
    - Keppel FELS Ltd, a subsidiary of Keppel Corp Ltd, has won
a contract worth $280 million from Floatel International Ltd
 to build its fifth accommodation semisubmersible for
delivery in the fourth quarter of 2015. 
        
    MARKET NEWS
 
 > Nikkei tumbles to 7-week low on Fed, emerging mkt fears  
 > Wall St bounces to end four-day skid; retailers gain     
 > US bond yields fall, emerging markets roiled            
 > Dollar slides against euro and yen ahead of Fed        
 > Gold turns higher as dollar down ahead of Fed minutes  
 > U.S. oil drops on pipeline outage, contract expiration  
 > Key political risks to watch in Singapore      
 
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