Singapore stocks inched up at the open today, after a mixed close in US and Europe markets overnight.
In early trade, the Straits Times Index (STI) rose 0.1 per cent to 3,201.63 points after 54.1 million changed hands in the broader market.
Elsewhere, Chinese Evergrande has suspended trading in Hong Kong. Adding to ongoing woes about the property sector, JP Morgan analysts estimate that Chinese bank earnings may fall as much as 10 per cent next year if their bad debt ratios continue to rise on defaulting developers.
In terms of corporate news, Alphabet’s Google Pixel is eroding the iPhone dominance in Japan as the iPhone gets pricer – but will this be the case elsewhere looking at consumers’ response to the iPhone15?
On Market View, The Evening Runway’s finance presenter Chua Tian Tian dived into the details with Terence Wong, CEO, Azure Capital.
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