Affin Hwang remains neutral on MREITs despite OPR cut to 1.75%

KUALA LUMPUR (July 8): Affin Hwang Capital Research has maintained its "neutral" rating for Malaysian real estate investment trusts (MREITs) with a 5% distribution yield at the end of 2021 after Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) cut its overnight policy rate (OPR), for the fourth time this year, by 25 basis points (bps) to 1.

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YTL Hospitality REIT's FY20-21 earnings to grow 9%, says Affin Hwang

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 31): Affin Hwang Capital Research forecasts YTL Hospitality Real Estate Investment Trust (YTL REIT) to grow its distributable financial year 2020-2021 earnings (FY20-21E) by 9% year-on-year, driven by higher contributions from Green Leaf Niseko Village, JW Marriott KL and Brisbane Marriott Hotel, and lower financing cost for its Australian dollar borrowings.

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