Singapore Bank Stocks: More Oil Pain to Come?

DBS is Maybank Kim Eng’s preferred pick within its Singapore banks coverage despite having the largest exposure to Ezra Holding, the Singaporean oil & gas services company which has filed for U.S. bankruptcy. Maybank Kim Eng has a hold rating DBS with a ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore banks’ exposures Ezra ‘lower than expected’

SINGAPORE (March 20): UOB KayHian says it is keeping to its conservative 2017 earnings forecast for Singapore’s banking sector, which is 6% below consensus estimates for DBS and 7% below consensus estimate for OCBC. This comes after factoring the banks ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore banks' profits could fall by up to 8% in FY17

We estimate Singapore banks have c.SG$217-748m of claims and borrowings to Ezra Group, based on court filings and bank borrowings. If we assume O&G support services’ NPLs require specific provisions of 50 cents per dollar of problem loans, and the ... ( read original story ...)

Maybank Kim Eng positive on Malaysian equity market

SINGAPORE: Maybank Kim Eng Group, the investment banking arm of Maybank, is positive over the Malaysian equity market, with an expectation of the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) hitting the 1,800-level this year. Chief executive officer Datuk ... ( read original story ...)