SINGAPORE (Mar 26): On March 16, a motley group of Catalist companies — many of them listed in the past year — gathered at the UBS Business University for the launch of the Association of Catalist Companies. Addressing the crowd, association president Philip Rickard, CEO of coal mining firm BlackGold Natural Resources, laid out the issues that the ACC — currently comprising about 30 members — will advocate for with “a common voice”. Among them is speaking out against quarterly reporting mandated by the bourse.

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