Singapore Market Week Ahead: Earnings and Economic Updates to Watch

February 13, 2024

As we navigate through February, the Singapore market is bracing for a week filled with pivotal macroeconomic events, earnings releases, and corporate actions that could sway investment decisions and shape market sentiment. Investors and market watchers are gearing up for a diverse array of updates, ranging from local corporate earnings to significant global economic indicators.

Here is what to look out for in the week ahead:

Corporate Earnings and Updates

The week kicks off with notable earnings from UG Healthcare Corporation, expected after the market closes on Tuesday. The healthcare sector has been under the spotlight due to ongoing global health challenges, making this update particularly significant. Investors will also be eyeing the ex-dividend dates for PARAGON REIT and STI ETF, which could influence stock prices and investor interest in these entities.

Macroeconomic Indicators

On the global stage, several key economic surveys and reports are scheduled for release, starting with the Bloomberg February Economic Surveys for Germany and France on Monday. These surveys could provide insights into the economic health of two of Europe’s largest economies, potentially affecting market sentiment in Singapore and beyond.

Local and Global Market Influences

The Singapore market will also be influenced by a variety of international economic data points throughout the week, including the US CPI, Retail Sales, and the University of Michigan Sentiment Index. These indicators are crucial for understanding global economic trends and could have ripple effects on Singapore’s market, especially in sectors closely tied to global economic conditions.

Investment Considerations

For investors in the Singapore market, the week ahead offers a blend of opportunities and challenges. The release of corporate earnings will provide valuable insights into company performance and sector health, guiding investment decisions. Moreover, global economic indicators will offer clues about the broader economic landscape, impacting market sentiment and investment strategies.

Investors should consider diversifying their portfolios to mitigate risks associated with market volatility and keep an eye on both local and global economic indicators. Staying informed about corporate actions and earnings releases is crucial for making timely investment decisions.

Disclaimer: ProsperUs Head of Content & Investment Lead Billy Toh doesn’t own shares of any companies mentioned.


Billy Toh

Billy is deeply committed to making investment accessible and understandable to everyone, a principle that drives his engagement with the capital markets and his long-term investment strategies. He is currently the Head of Content & Investment Lead for Prosperus and a SGX Academy Trainer. His extensive experience spans roles as an economist at RHB Investment Bank, focusing on the Thailand and Philippines markets, and as a financial journalist at The Edge Malaysia. Additionally, his background includes valuable time spent in an asset management firm. Outside of finance, Billy enjoys meaningful conversations over coffee, keeps fit as a fitness enthusiast, and has a keen interest in technology.

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