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Sunningdale latest to face activist investor Quarz

QUARZ Capital Management is at it again. Barely six weeks after winning a bruising battle to prevent Sabana Reit from merging with ESR-Reit on value-destructive terms, the activist investor has turned its sights on Sunningdale Tech - a precision plastic components maker in the throes of a...

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Top Glove's independent directors suffer ire of institutional investors

THE stinging rebuke suffered by the board of Top Glove from BlackRock this past week is a warning to directors of all public-listed companies that passive institutional investors with relatively small stakes have the means and motive to hold them personally responsible for problems that come to...

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Why CDL's dissident directors were right to quit

THE exodus of directors from the board of City Developments (CDL), over concerns about the company's investment in Chinese real estate developer Sincere Property Group (SPG), may have some investors on tenterhooks.

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Time for investors to increase and widen their exposure to stocks as vaccines tame Covid-19

THIS time last year, before Covid-19 was on the radar of most investors, this column expressed anxiety about the extended rally in technology stocks such as Amazon, Apple, Alphabet (which owns Google), Facebook and Microsoft, which had been at least partly fuelled by the US Federal Reserve's...

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Index providers react to Trump executive order, drop companies with links to China's military

THIS week, S&P Dow Jones Indices and FTSE Russell will begin excluding from their index products a slew of Chinese companies that outgoing US President Donald Trump has accused of having ties to China's military.

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High yield a key factor in Soilbuild Reit's privatisation exercise, but will investors accept the deal?

AFTER weeks of watching Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust (LMIRT) and Sabana Shari'ah Compliant Real Estate Investment Trust (Sabana Reit) make headlines for all the wrong reasons, the privatisation offer for Soilbuild Business Space Reit (Soilbuild Reit) announced earlier this week was...

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Bank regulators mull adjustments to caps on dividends

DIVIDEND-focused investors in Singapore may have been excited by news reports this past week that the United Kingdom's Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) will allow banks under its charge to begin paying dividends again.

HERE IN ASIA

Bangladesh's Summit Group looks to Singapore for its capital-raising needs

MUHAMMED Aziz Khan, the boss of a privately-held company owning a string of power plants in Bangladesh, has definite ideas about the sort of commercial relationship Singapore should have with Bangladesh.

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Lessons from the failed Sabana-ESR Reit merger

THE controversial proposed merger of Sabana Shari'ah Compliant Real Estate Investment Trust (Sabana Reit) and ESR-Reit came to an end this past week, but not in the manner most market watchers expected.

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Covid-19 vaccine excitement lifts market mood, drives Russell 2000 and STI up

US President Donald Trump has been keeping a low profile since failing to get himself re-elected, but he held a very brief and rather strange press conference this past week to crow about the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) piercing the 30,000 mark.

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Investors would be better served if IFAs were to widen the scope of their advice

DELOITTE & Touche Corporate Finance, as the independent financial adviser (IFA) on Sabana Reit's proposed merger with ESR-Reit, stated in its terms of reference that it was not required to "express any advice or give any opinion on the merits of the merger relative to any other alternative...

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How disagreement about price for Sabana Reit turned its merger with ESR-Reit into a spectacle

IN LESS than two weeks, on Dec 4, unitholders of Sabana Shari'ah Compliant Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust (Sabana Reit) and ESR-Reit will vote at their respective EGMs on a transaction over which a great deal of ink has been spilt.

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Will Sunningdale minorities seize the chance to stay invested as the company goes private?

WHEN I first saw the headlines about precision plastic components maker Sunningdale Tech being taken private, I thought we were headed for another round of handwringing about the future of the local stock market being threatened by delistings.

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Shifting stock market narrative during US polls points to positive underlying investment tone

THROUGH the heart-stopping twists and turns of the US elections this past week - including Donald Trump's appalling interference with the vote counting - stock prices have been remarkably firm.

STI ends week 6.39% higher despite Friday's fallback

SINGAPORE stocks eased on Friday after torrid gains during the previous trading session, despite strong advances in key global indices.

STI slips 9.94 points or 0.38% to 2,578.68 on Friday despite gains in the US and Asia

SINGAPORE stocks eased on Friday after torrid gains during the previous trading session, despite strong advances in key global indices.

STOCKS

STI joins global share rally as US election hangs in the balance

WITH the outcome of the US election still hanging in the balance, stock markets around the world staged strong rallies during their most recent trading sessions.

STI climbs 2.89% to 2,588.62 amid global rally as US elections hangs in the balance

WITH the outcome of the US elections still hanging in the balance, stock markets around the world staged strong rallies during their most recent trading sessions.

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STI edges up 0.75% as vote count reveals tight US election race

HOPES of a decisive outcome to the US elections melted away during the Asian trading session, raising concerns that a much needed stimulus programme will not be quickly passed on Capitol Hill.

STI closes 0.75% higher at 2,515.98, with US vote count underway

HOPES of a decisive outcome to the US elections melted away during the Asian trading session, raising concerns that a much needed stimulus programme will not be quickly passed on Capitol Hill.

STOCKS

Singapore, regional markets surge on eve of US election

MARKETS around the world turned positive on the eve of the US presidential election, even though it had not become any clearer whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden would win.

STI climbs 2.21% to 2,497.22 points on eve of US presidential polls

MARKETS around the world turned positive on the eve of the US presidential election, even though it had not become any clearer whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden would win.

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Why Venture's share price might climb higher

VENTURE Corp seems to have come through the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic unscathed.

STOCKS

STI gains 0.8% ahead of US elections, in tandem with regional markets

WITH investors holding their breath ahead of the US presidential election and the mega listing of Ant Financial Group in Hong Kong and Shanghai later this week, Singapore stocks turned in a rather mixed performance on Monday.

STI closes 0.8% higher at 2,443.13, ahead of US elections and Ant's mega listing

WITH investors holding their breath ahead of the US presidential election and the mega listing of Ant Financial Group in Hong Kong and Shanghai later this week, Singapore stocks turned in a rather mixed performance on Monday.