SINGAPORE (May 22): On May 13, during a 1HFY2020 results briefing by Frasers Property’s (FPL) management, there were some questions on the company’s higher gearing, which had risen to 106.8% by March 31, 2020, from 85.9% as at Sept 30, 2019. The company’s net gearing rose partly because of a redemption of $700 million of perpetual securities or perps.

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