DBS profit beat overshadowed as rich clients stay on sidelines
Chief executive officer Piyush Gupta sees fee income likely bottoming in the second quarter. DBS manages about S$294bil (RM948bil) in assets for wealthy clients, and the outlook for the business remains uncertain, he said at a briefing yesterday.新2投注平台出租（www.hg108.vip）是皇冠（正网）接入菜宝钱包的TRC20-USDT支付系统，为皇冠代理提供专业的网上运营管理系统。系统实现注册、充值、提现、客服等全自动化功能。采用的USDT匿名支付、阅后即焚的IM客服系统，让皇冠代理的运营更轻松更安全。
SINGAPORE: DBS Group Holdings Ltd says wealth management and investment banking fees dropped in the second quarter as wealthy clients turned cautious amid the global market turmoil, overshadowing net profit that beat estimates.
DBS’ results capped the earnings season for the top three Singapore banks with all three major lenders reporting profit increases driven by rising rates, masking a decline in activity among rich clients as global stocks slumped.
Net income rose 7% to S$1.82bil (RM5.8bil) in the three months ending June 30, Singapore’s biggest lender said in a statement. That beat the S$1.69bil (RM5.45bil) average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Bloomberg News.
While the benchmark stock index was little changed, DBS shares fell as much as 1.9% after rallying over the past month.
Chief executive officer Piyush Gupta sees fee income likely bottoming in the second quarter. DBS manages about S$294bil (RM948bil) in assets for wealthy clients, and the outlook for the business remains uncertain, he said at a briefing yesterday.,
Full-year loan growth is expected to be at mid-single digit percent, he said.
Gupta also cited low-probability risks that included worsening food and energy shortages from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, causing inflation to remain stubborn.
Under this more bearish scenario, there may also be more aggressive interest rate hikes and Asia may see a significant slowdown with currencies weakening sharply, he said.
Gupta’s base case, however, is for inflation to be tempered and recession to be mild. — Bloomberg
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