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8 things to know about Ascendas India Trust before you invest

Ascendas India Trust (a-iTrust) is an SGX-listed property trust that owns a portfolio of Indian IT and logistics parks with a total floor area of 13.1 million square feet spread across Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune and Mumbai. As of 31 March 2019, its portfolio was valued at S$1.72 billion. In this article, I’ll cover the […]

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8 things I learned from the 2019 Singtel AGM

Shares of Singapore telcos have taken a beating over the past few years. Due to the continued liberalisation of the industry and the heightened competition, profit margins have been squeezed and profits steadily eroded. For Singtel, its net profit fell 43.5% year-on-year to $3.2 billion in FY2018 while many of its regional associates also recorded […]

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9 things I learned from the 2019 QL Resources AGM

QL Resources Berhad is an integrated agro-based business in Malaysia. It recently gained more attention from investors and consumers due to the opening of its chain of FamilyMart convenience stores in 2016. However, FamilyMart is just a small portion of QL’s business – the company is also involved in marine products manufacturing, integrated livestock farming, […]

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10 things to know about SGX before you invest (updated 2019)

Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX) is a leading multi-asset exchange in Asia. It offers listing, trading, clearing, settlement, depository and data-based services of both securities and derivatives from Singapore. As of 30 September 2019, it is worth S$9.08 billion in market capitalisation. In this article, I’ll cover the performance for its three main segments, its annual […]

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11 things to know about Freight Management before you invest

Freight Management Holdings Berhad (FMHB) is a multimodal intermediary forwarding agent between exporters, importers, and carriers. It is mainly present in nine operating countries including Malaysia, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. As of 30 September 2019, FMHB is worth approximately RM171.7 million in market capitalisation. In this article, I will walk you through its business […]

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12 things I learned from the 2019 Ajinomoto AGM

Incorporated in 1961, Ajinomoto (Malaysia) Berhad manufactures and distributes monosodium glutamate (MSG) under the brand, AJI-NO-MOTO® and other seasoning products. Ajinomoto is involved in two business segments: consumer and industrial. In the consumer segment, it offers MSG products and flavoured seasoning such as AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami seasoning and chicken stock. In the industrial segment, processed food […]

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10 things to know about Wilmar International before you invest (updated 2019)

Founded in 1991, Wilmar International Limited is a leading agribusiness group in Asia. As of 23 September 2019, Wilmar is worth US$23.9 billion in market capitalisation and is one of the 30 largest listed companies on the SGX and a constituent of the Straits Times Index. In this article, I’ll cover Wilmar’s latest annual results, […]

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14 things I learned from the Bursa Malaysia ETF Workshop 2019

The Fifth Person was recently invited by Bursa Malaysia to attend an exchange traded fund (ETF) workshop. The workshop — Introduction to ETFs and Portfolio Solutions using ETFs — was delivered by Chong Lee Choo, Director of Innovation Lab & Alternative Investment from Affin Hwang Asset Management. Just a bit of background, there were 6,478 […]

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5 things I learned from the 2019 Singapore Post AGM

When I lasted attended Singapore Post’s annual general meeting in 2018, the management were touting the success of their turnaround plan for the company’s ecommerce segment, where losses had halved from $33.8 million the previous year to $16.7 million. The turnaround looked to be on track, so it came as a surprise when SingPost announced […]

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