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Bharti's recovery will be long-term, says Singtel

SINGAPORE (Apr 1): In a market in which earnings are declining and competition is stiff, telcos need to dangle a carrot in front of mobile customers: generous no-contract data bundles, paired with dining discounts and lifestyle perks.

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FEHT's full-year DPU rebounds for first time since IPO as Sentosa hotels open

(Mar 25): Far East Hospitality Trust (FEHT) reported a distribution per unit of four cents for FY2018, up 2.6% y-o-y. In 4QFY2018, DPU rose 3.1% y-o-y to one cent. This was the fourth consecutive quarter that DPU showed a y-o-y increase. Last year was the

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Ascott REIT awaits inclusion into much-followed index as earnings profile changes

(Mar 25): Ascott Residence Trust’s (Ascott REIT) portfolio composition has changed subtly over the years. In 2015, for instance, China was its largest exposure, accounting for 17% of its portfolio by asset size, followed by Japan with 15.9% and Singapor

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Singapore still attractive for REIT listings; more IPOs and equity raisings in pipeline

(Mar 25): Recently, Thomson Reuters IFR Asia reported that Australian Securities Exchange-listed Lendlease is planning to list a real estate investment trust (REIT) of its retail assets on the Singapore Exchange. The IPO is likely to raise around US$500 m

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Choice of Raffles Medical's slow and steady expansion, IHH's fast-growth footprint or earning yield from a REIT

SINGAPORE (Mar 18): Investors do not appear to have much choice if they wish to have exposure to the local healthcare sector. Apart from a bunch of clinics — which have business models akin to multi-level marketing schemes — there are the two big play

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Thomson Medical back in the black but new projects need gestation and valuations are lofty

SINGAPORE (Mar 15): In its first full year following the completion of its reverse takeover (RTO) deal in 2017, Thomson Medical Group, formerly known as Rowsley, has turned profitable as contributions from the newly acquired medical business kick in whi

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Lippo group moves assets around to lighten balance sheet, monetise assets and raise fee income

SINGAPORE (Mar 15): Unitholders of Lippo Mall Indonesia Retail Trust (LMIRT) are preparing to dig deep into their pockets to finance the real estate investment trust’s proposed acquisition of Lippo Mall Puri for IDR3,700 billion ($354.7 million). Among

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Heineken finds new growth in non-alcoholic beer

SINGAPORE (Mar 15): After acquiring its rivals to become Europe’s largest and the world’s second-largest brewery company in recent years, Heineken International is now seeking growth by expanding its sizeable beer portfolio to include the fledgling,

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Singapore water debacle threatens 90% losses for investors

SINGAPORE (Mar 13): The catastrophic slump of Singapore’s much-vaunted water and power company, Hyflux Ltd., has stunned 34,000 retail investors who were lured by the promise of a 6% annual return forever from a company that seemed to have a gold seal o
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