PRE-MARKET TAIWAN AND SINGAPORE STOCK NEWS: Keppel (KEP SP) and Singapore Press Holdings (SPH SP) halted following a previously announced transaction.

TAIWAN

Compal Electronics (2324 TT) – Co. is said to expect the Intel CPU shortage to continue until H2 2019. Co. said it will decide before the end of the next quarter whether to reopen the Vietnam plant. (Newswires/Taipei Times)

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (2330 TT) – Co. orders machinery equipment valued at TWD 1.1bln. (Newswires)

OTHER NEWS

-Germany could partner with Taiwan in smart transportation. (Focus Taiwan)

SINGAPORE

Ausgroup (AUSG SP) – Co. is seeking holders consent to extend the maturity of SGD 350mln in notes. (Newswires)

China Everbright Water (CEWL SP) – Co. proposes a dual listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. (Newswires)

Keppel (KEP SP)/ Singapore Press Holdings (SPH SP) – Cos have been halted. Note: earlier this week, Singapore Press Holding was approached by Keppel to take part in a possible transaction regarding Singapore Press Holding’s M1 limited (M1 SP) stake. (Newswires)

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