moneyThe Singapore market has climbed from a four-year low of 1,457 points on 9 March 2009 to a five-year high of 3,301 points. Despite the doubling in value of the Straits Times Index, 11 Singapore’s blue chips have yielded more than 3% and three have yielded more than 4%.

Here are the five highest-yielding Singapore blue chip shares.


Share Price

Dividend Yield*

StarHub (SGX:CC3)



SIA Engineering (SGX:S59)



CapitaMall Trust (SGX:C38U)



Singapore Press   Holdings (SGX:T39)



Keppel Corp. (SGX:BN4)



* Trailing 12 month dividend yields by courtesy of S&P Capital IQ

StarHub is Singapore’s second-largest telecom provider valued at just over S$7b. The company provides a full range of telecom services as well as cable television through its subsidiary StarHub Cable Vision. The company recently announced the retirement of its chief executive office, Neil Montefiore, who will step down at the end of February.

SIA Engineering has either held or raised its dividend since 2000. The company, which maintains, repairs and overhauls aircraft, recently posted a 5% rise in third-quarter profit though revenues slipped 8%. It said prevailing uncertainties in the world’s major economies will continue to impact the aviation industry but it will focus on cost control and productivity improvements.

CapitaMall Trust is a Real Estate Investment Trust commonly referred to as S-REITs. It was Singapore’s first REIT and like REITs elsewhere in the world it is governed by strict rules and regulations. The most important requirement is that 90% of its income must be distributed to shareholders in the form of dividends.

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