Author: VALUE INVEST ASIA

10 Stocks That Might Benefit From The Policies of The New Malaysia Government

The new Malaysia Government has only been formed six days ago. However, they have long published a 150-page manifesto to guide them to achieve their objective for the next 5 years. We dug through the manifesto to better understand what is the government’s plan for the future and how these policies might affect many of the companies listed on Bursa Malaysia. Here are 10 companies which we feel might benefit from the policies set out in the new manifesto. Abolish GST The 6% Good and Service Tax (GST) implemented by the previous administration have been blamed for much of...

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5 Stocks That Might Be Affected By The New Malaysia Government

A new dawn is beginning in Malaysia. That is the spirit in the air. The opposition (now government) coalition has finally succeeded in winning the vote of the people to force, the incumbent out of office after 61 years. It was a major upset for the previous government but also an interesting development for investors in the country. With a new government would come a new set of policies and objectives. What does it all mean for investors in the country? Today, we dig out 5 stocks that might be negatively affected by the new Malaysia Government. Large Major...

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9 Key Things To Know About Cocoaland Holdings Bhd

Here is yet another classic example of a Malaysian homegrown success story which has humble beginnings. In the 1970s, two of the Liew & Lau (same Chinese surname) brothers began as food vendors, selling deep fried snacks and banana fritters ‘Goreng Pisang’ from a van in the Klang Valley. Later, they were joined by their other siblings and had set up their first factory in Kampar to manufacture polytubed drinks in 1980. The brothers had set up its second and third factories in Kepong and Rawang in the mid-1990s. In 2005, Cocoaland Holdings Bhd (Cocoaland) was listed on Bursa...

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6 Categories of Stocks Every Investor Need to Know

We had a great chat with Mr. Alvin Vong, CEO of EquitiesTracker.com back on 2nd May 2018 during our May Facebook Live Event. Here is the complete interview with transcript. Enjoy! To keep up-to-date with our future Facebook Live event, remember to register for our mailing list here. Stanley:                                             Hello everyone! Welcome to our Facebook live event, our “ask us anything” session again. This month we have a very special guest, which is the CEO of equitiestracker.com; Alvin Vong. I met Alvin a few weeks ago, and I have to say, he’s one of the most learned, and knowledgeable investors...

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#2 The Asian Entrepreneur – Lim Chung Chun (iFast Corporation Ltd)

Video [embedded content]Podcast This is episode #2! Mr. Lim Chung Chun is the Chairman & CEO of iFast Corporation Ltd (SGX:AIY). iFast Corporation Ltd Exchange: Singapore Exchange Stock Price: SGD 0.89 (3rd May 2018) Market Capitalisation: SGD 238.0 million P/E Ratio: 26.4 x Dividend Yield: 3.5% Mr. Lim Chung Chun is the Chairman and CEO of iFast Corporation Ltd (SGX:AIY). Mr. Lim co-founded fundsupermart.com during the first dot-com boom. This is the story of his beginning on how he grew iFast Corporation to be a regional powerhouse in the financial sector. He also discussed how iFast Corp is still...

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3 Property Stocks to Watch This Year

After 3 years of hard times, the property sector in Singapore has finally gained some traction this year. According to Urban Development Authority (URA) of Singapore, the private residential property index for 3Q2017 has increased by 0.5 percent. It was the first increase that could be seen after 15 straight quarters of decline in the property market. Property development companies with launch-ready projects that could be rolled out in the next 12 months are expected to ride on the market upswing with improving demand. Hereby, I shortlisted 3 property development company that would have a bright prospect in the...

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9 Key Things to Know About UMS Holdings Limited

In 2017, the manufacturing industry alone made up 20% of Singapore’s gross domestic product. The electronics semiconductor sector was one of the driving forces that drives the overall manufacturing industry in 2017. Many companies that operate in the sector reported outstanding performance last year. As a result, many of them enjoyed sharp rallies in their stock prices. There are about 12 semiconductor companies that listed in Singapore. Among the largest in terms of market capitalisation are UMS Holdings Limited, Micro-Mechanics (Holdings) Limited and AEM Holdings Limited. 1. Stock Symbol Ticker Symbol: SGX:558 Market Cap: S$ 590.84 million (6 April 2018)...

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3 Key Takeaways From iFast Corporation’s AGM

iFast Corporation Ltd held its 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Carlton Hotel this Wednesday. The event was attended by more than a hundred of investors. Both iFast Corporation Ltd CEO, Mr. Lim and CFO Mr. Leung spent more than 4 hours talking to shareholders about the company’s current status and future prospect. iFast Corp is a financial company focusing on providing the technical tools for both individual and institutions to manage their investing and financial needs. We are invited to cover the event and here are 3 key takeaways from the AGM. Singapore Is Still The Bread And...

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#1 The Asian Entrepreneur – Gary Loh (Sunmoon Food Company)

Video [embedded content] Podcast Our newest show is finally here! Every Month, we will bring you an exclusive interview with entrepreneurs, business leaders and great investors of Asia. To show you the hidden stories behind their success. This is episode #1! Mr. Gary Loh is the Vice Chairman of Sunmoon Food Co Ltd (SGX:AAJ). He invested in Sunmoon Food Co. Ltd through his investment fund, First Alverstone. Unfortunately, the investment turned bad and he has to jump into rough sea and turn Sunmoon Food Co around. Today, Sunmoon Food has successfully turned around and attracted a large investment from...

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Is Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust Still Worth Buying After The New Tax Reform?

Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust (LMIRT) is presently the only SGX-listed REIT that specifically invests in retail malls and spaces across Indonesia. The REIT has received a downgrade in credit rating from Baa3 to Ba1 on 7 March 2018 by Moody’s. Its impact, however, was felt two months earlier after news of LMIRT’s drop in credit rating was released on 21 December 2017. Ever since LMIRT’s stock price had dropped from S$ 0.41 to S$ 0.38 presently. The management, to its credit, has responded candidly by issuing press releases to state its debt levels in an attempt to restore...

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Is Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust Still Worth Buying After The New Tax Reform?

Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust (LMIRT) is presently the only SGX-listed REIT that specifically invests in retail malls and spaces across Indonesia. The REIT has received a downgrade in credit rating from Baa3 to Ba1 on 7 March 2018 by Moody’s. Its impact, however, was felt two months earlier after news of LMIRT’s drop in credit rating was released on 21 December 2017. Ever since LMIRT’s stock price had dropped from S$ 0.41 to S$ 0.38 presently. The management, to its credit, has responded candidly by issuing press releases to state its debt levels in an attempt to restore...

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Is APAC Realty Limited A Good Investment?

The property market has been an important pillar of the local economy due to a buoyant job market, small land area, and affluent population. Show flats of new property launches are a common sight even during the past few years when the property market was in a doldrum. In each show flat, we can find smartly-dressed property agents guiding prospective home buyers around, highlighting the unique selling points ranging from home features, amenities to good locations. The common real estate agencies found in Singapore include ERA, Propnex, Huttons, Orangetee etc. Among these companies, there is one that is a...

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9 Things To Know About Micro-Mechanics (Holdings) Ltd

Micro-Mechanics achieved its record revenue and net profit for the 12 months ended 30 June 2017 (“FY2017”). In FY2017, the Group’s net profit increased 24.2% to S$14.8 million as a result of revenue growing 11.7% to S$57.2 million. It was an exciting year for Micro-Mechanics in 2017. Its share price rallied from S$ 0.86 to S$ 2.11 from the beginning to the end of 2017. It was a 245% return on capital gain alone, excluding dividend pay-out. Is there any growth left in the company for us to take a ride on? Let’s have a look further. 1. Stock...

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Is ComfortDelgro Corporation Ltd A Good Buy Or A Goodbye?

By: Kong Soon Lee ComfortDelGro Corporation Ltd (CDG) is one of the largest land transport companies in the world with a global workforce, a global shareholder base, and a global prospect. The Group was formed on 29 March 2003 through the merger of two land transport companies – Comfort Group and DelGro Corporation. Both had started out in the 1970s and had, by the time of the merger, grown to become successful listed land transport companies. In this article, I’ll list down 10 key things that you need to know about CDG before you invest. #1: Stock Symbol Ticker...

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How To Find Multi-Bagger Stocks In The Market!

We had a great chat with Ser Jing and Chin from The Motley Fool Singapore back on 4th April 2018 during our April Facebook Live Event. Here is the complete interview with transcript. Enjoy! To keep up-to-date with our future Facebook Live event, remember to register for our mailing list here. Stanley: Hello! Welcome everyone, this is Stanley from Value Invest Asia again. Welcome to our Facebook Live, April edition! Ask us anything; and today, we have two very special guests, Ser Jing and Chin from the Motley Fool Singapore. So, they are actually my ex-colleagues in Singapore, and we used to be...

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