The economy of Singapore is best described as a mixed economy. Although the country strongly advocates free-market policies and practices, this has come hand-in-hand with strong government intervention as well, particularly in macroeconomic management and major factors of production such as land, labour and capital resources. Oddly enough, both the free market and the state have a high degree of influence on the economy.
ST FILE Full-time score Singapore THERE were some shockers that stood out over Singapore's latest reporting season, but by and large, corporates churned out mixed cards while the sweet scent of dividend lay thick in the air, making it an extended "feel-good" Valentine's season for some.
Its own tally had under-achievers outflanking out-performers 15 to seven. But for others like the DBS Group, who chose to see the glass as half full - it had equal numbers of hits and misses - the season delivered positive revisions.
This was down 0. For the quarter, over two-thirds of companies were in the black; 82 companies recorded earnings improvements, and 61 had lower profits than in the corresponding period of the previous year.
Among those already steeped in red ink, 14 sank deeper, and 21 posted smaller losses. IG Singapore's market strategist Jingyi Pan said: Hi-P International also doled out higher dividends on the back of its sustained earnings momentum over the quarter. Earnings aside, it was Creative Technology that stole the limelight in the market by vaulting to a year high this week.
Singapore's three banking juggernauts, which together make up the lion's share of the local bourse's key Straits Times Index, didn't disappoint either; to varying degrees, they enjoyed the fruits of a strong report card and an upward earnings revision from the analyst fraternity amid rising interest rates, better loans growth and falling provisions.
DBS Group Holdings carried the torch for the sector, beating expectations with a windfall dividend to boot. A rebounding property market and land-banking story gave room to developers to put up a strong performance in One heavy hitter was UOL Group.
While its net profit trebled in the full year to Decemberboosted by the consolidation of affiliated property company United Industrial Corporation UICthe real surprise came from its higher dividends.
The group's healthy balance sheet and strong exposure to Singapore's residential market, which is in the nascent stage of recovery, has earned it a "Buy" rating from OCBC Investment Research. While City Developments Ltd's fourth-quarter showing was largely in line, it is the builder's strong pipeline of launches here for this year which has won some analysts' hearts.
CapitaLand's quarterly net profit slipped 38 per cent due to lower contributions from development projects in China and Vietnam.
The quarterly report card from Singapore's real estate investment trusts Reits offered few surprises - all 24 Reits under OCBC Investment Research's coverage met expectations.
Distribution per unit growth declined marginally by 1. The telcos wrestled with an earnings setback as they faced higher expenses and rising competition in a saturated market.
CSG CIMB described the sector's earnings outlook as "still grim", more so with the impending entry of a fourth telco that will sharpen the competition. UOB Kay Hian said sectors that ran up the most number of misses included the shipyards and plantations. The reporting period pretty much began on a sombre note with stalwart Keppel Corp posting its first quarterly loss after booking in a hefty charge from fines for corruption in Brazil by its offshore and marine arm.
Other weak hitters this season were Sembcorp Industries; its rigbuilder unit Sembcorp Marine sank into the red for the quarter.
Still, many analysts are unfazed, and are recommending that investors look beyond the blip and embrace their potential as the proxy for the oil and gas sector upswing.
By and large, offshore-and-marine companies under-delivered against expectations as a result of continued losses and impairments, said Credit Suisse's Ms Kum. This has lifted the index's base-case year-end target from 3, to 3, - or to 3, in an optimistic scenario.
UOB Kay Hian has set the STI target for at 3, with an upside to 3, if there are earnings upgrades from the first quarter onwards. The index finished on Thursday at 3,I agree that Singapore is not a model of laissez-faire capitalism.
It is a managed (mixed) economy where those in power, esp. Lee Kuan Yew, recognized that in order for Singapore to develop from a third world country and be a viable self-governed.
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When these ingredients are mixed with a rich variety of spices, chilis, coconuts, lime, . In , Singapore was the third fastest growing economy in the world behind Qatar and Paraguay – with a real GDP growth rate (constant prices, national currency) of percent. The economy of Singapore is best described as a mixed economy.