Daily Morning Note – 4 Aug 2020


Asian stocks looked poised for gains Tuesday after a technology-fueled rally in the U.S. amid positive economic data and the potential for further stimulus. The dollar held gains.

Futures pointed higher in Japan, Australia and Hong Kong. S&P 500 contracts were little changed. Earlier, the Nasdaq 100 reached a record as traders sought out companies poised to do best in a stay-at-home economy. Apple Inc. set an all-time high and Microsoft Corp. gained as it tried to salvage a deal for the U.S. operations of TikTok. The dollar rebounded following its worst July in a decade and Treasuries fell across the curve as data showed U.S. manufacturing expanded in July at the fastest pace since March 2019.


CapitaLand on Monday said that it and other shareholders have, through a series of transactions, divested an aggregate 40 per cent equity stake in Guangzhou Kai Ke Xing Mao Real Estate Development (GKK) to an unrelated purchaser for RMB395.7 million (S$78.6 million). CapitaLand held its stake in GKK through its wholly-owned subsidiary, CLC Investment Seven.

Suntec Reit announced on Monday that its office development, Olderfleet, at 477 Collins Street in Melbourne, Australia, received practical completion on July 31, 2020. Suntec Reit co-owns the development with Australian property firm Mirvac. Chong Kee Hiong, chief executive of the manager, said that with income commencement from this month, the development will enhance the Reit’s income and improve its earnings and distribution to unitholders, with the long weighted average lease expire of about 11 years and annual rental escalations of between 3.5 per cent and 4 per cent.

The manager of Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust (LMIRT) said on Monday that it had completed the divestment of Binjai Supermall for 262 billion rupiah (S$24.5 million). In accordance with the revised conditional sale-and-purchase agreement, 10 per cent of the consideration has been deposited in an escrow account to be held for up to 90 days, pending the assignment or novation of at least 80 per cent of the tenant leases of the Binjai Property from vendor to the purchaser.

Hyphens Pharma on Monday said that it has procured all rights, titles and interests in the trademarks of hair-loss products CG 210 and CG4S from Legacy Healthcare (Switzerland) for Singapore and Malaysia, paving the way for it to sell and distribute the CG 210 product series and the CG4S shampoo in the two countries. The pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare group said that skin health is a focus area for Hyphens, and that the latest additions complement its other brands such as Ceradan and TDF Derma Formula in its “proprietary brands” segment by adding scalp care to its dermatology portfolio.

Source: SGX Masnet, The Business Times, Bloomberg, Channel NewsAsia, Reuters, PSR


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