SINGAPORE (May 13): Earnings of Malaysia-based glove and face mask manufacturer Riverstone Holdings soared 54.3% to RM46.6 million ($15.2 million) in 1Q20, from RM30.2 million a year ago, reinforcing that protective health gear are now the hottest investment property.

Revenue for 1Q20 correspondingly increased 16.2% to RM297.4 million from the RM30.2 million recorded in 1Q19, following robust global demand for healthcare products amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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