SINGAPORE DAYBOOK: Keppel Corp., Neptune Orient, Parkway REIT

Keppel Corp Ltd., the world’s biggest builder of oil platforms, said its unit, Keppel FELS Ltd., received a $180 million jackup rig order from Jasper Investments Ltd. for delivery in the first half of 2013.

WHAT TO WATCH:

*Eastern Holdings said it expects profit rise for year ended March 31 due to asset sales. *Keppel Corp Ltd. said its unit received a $180 million jackup rig order from Jasper Investments Ltd. for delivery in the first half of 2013. *Neptune Orient Lines Ltd. said it will start scanning cargo delivered to its Yokohama terminal before they leave Japan. The checks for radioactive levels will begin on April 6. *Parkway REIT said its buildings in Japan not structurally damaged. *United Engineers said it sold its Chinese unit for 9.1m yuan.

MARKETS:

S&P 500 up 0.5% to 1,332.41 Stoxx Europe 600 up 1.5% to 280.02 MSCI Asia Pacific down 0.3% to 135.32 Straits Times Index up 0.5% to 3,120.47

BTV:

*7:10 a.m.: Nomura Chief Asian Equity Strategist Sean Darby *7:40 a.m.: JPMorgan Chief Economist Masaaki Kanno *8:10 a.m.: S&P Chief Economist David Wyss *8:50 a.m.: Continental Coal CEO Don Turvey *9:10 a.m.: Japaninvest Senior Analyst Stephen Church *9:40 a.m.: Citi Chief Asian Strategist Markus Rosgen *10:10 a.m.: Universal Coal Exec Chairman Tony Harwood *10:30 a.m.: Julius Baer CEO Asia & Middle East Thomas Meier

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