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The impact of Covid-19 on global high yield

Credit spreads widened sharply in March as investors reallocated from higher risk assets to safer ones.

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The dividend poser

As a result of MOH measures, Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo) had earlier announced measures to give time extensions for companies with Dec 31, 2019 year-ends to hold their AGMs by June 30, 2020.

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Slowing economy and flat earnings turn banks into yield plays

(Nov 11): Amid a slowing economy, banks are being increasingly looked upon as yield plays. A Goldman Sachs report last month said real estate investment trusts had outperformed the Singapore MSCI Index by 16% so far this year, owing to the sustainability

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Perpetual bond issuance all the rage in Thailand, but changing accounting standard may threaten parade

(Oct 28): A recent increase in the issuance of perpetual bonds in Thailand seems to be linked to local companies’ desire to lock in low interest rates, but the new accounting standards coming into effect next year signal something much more intriguing.

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Looking for positives in a negative-yielding world

(Sept 30): A focus on negative yield curves masks the fact that there is still value in the markets. You just have to look in different places.

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Data centres in demand as supply evaporates; units in KDC REIT and MINT continue their ascent

SINGAPORE (Sept 9): In the world of tech, when you use the cloud, you are simply storing your data and programs on the internet instead of in your computer. For example, data from your Facebook, Instagram or Gmail accounts are stored in the cloud, which i

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Sinking Singapore stocks still seen as bright spot on dividends

(Aug 23): Singapore’s stocks may be falling, but some investors say they’re still a bright spot in a global equity market marred by trade tensions and slowing economic growth.

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Banks as yield plays, with upside from earnings growth

SINGAPORE (Aug 12): Slowing global growth and uncertainties over the escalating trade war, tech supply chain, China and Hong Kong have all taken their toll on the share prices of the three local banks — DBS Group Holdings, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp a

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GDP slowdown and trade war take their toll on local hospitality sector

SINGAPORE (Aug 5): On July 30, CDL Hospitality Trusts, Far East Hospitality Trust, Ascott Residence Trust and ARA US Hospitality Trust released their 2QFY2019 results before the market opened. Performance was varied (see Table 1), with CDLHT’s distribut
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