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PropNex IPO – 4 quick things to know before you invest

PropNex Limited is the latest stock initial public offering (IPO) on the Singapore Exchange. Shares of the home-grown real estate service group debuted at 68.5 cents on Monday and rose as high as 22% in its first day of trading before closing at 71.5 cents. The 2.125 million shares offered for public subscription was subscribed […]

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8 things we learned from the 2018 MRCB-Quill REIT AGM

The Malaysian office market in 2017 remained subdued mainly due to the oversupply of office rental space and soft economic growth. In the third quarter of 2917, Klang Valley had a total supply of 104.7 million square feet of office space. As such, many landlords were forced to offer lower rents and rent-free periods to […]

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Are we headed for another recession? The yield curve is at its flattest level since 2007…

You may or may not have already heard that the U.S. treasury yield curve is at its flattest since 2007 – the year before the 2008/09 Global Financial Crisis. Is this a potential sign of things to come? But before I delve into that, I guess a bit of background information is in order. What is […]

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6 things we learned from the 2018 IGB REIT AGM

When Mid Valley Megamall started operations in Malaysia in 1999, it introduced the new retail concept of the ‘megamall’ by incorporating together the best in retail, food, and lifestyle offerings under one roof. The concept has proven to be a mega-success (pun intended) and adapted by many other malls in Malaysia since. The owner of […]

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12 things you need to know about Maybank before you invest (updated 2018)

Formed in 1960, Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank) operates more than 2,400 branches across 20 countries including all 10 nations in Southeast Asia. Presently, it is the fourth largest banking group in Southeast Asia. As of 22 June 2018, Maybank is worth RM100.4 billion in market capitalization and is the only stock in Malaysia that has […]

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13 things to know about Parkway Life REIT before you invest

Parkway Life REIT (PLife REIT) was listed on the SGX on 23 August 2007. It owns a portfolio of income-producing healthcare properties located in Singapore, Japan, and Malaysia. Presently, it is one of Asia’s largest listed healthcare REITs with a portfolio value of S$1.75 billion. In this article, I’ll bring an overview of PLife REIT’s […]

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5 structural safeguards in the Astrea IV PE-backed bonds

While there has been much discussion on the background of the Astrea IV bond issuance and the Class A-1 bonds available for the retail public, less discussion is available on the structural safeguards built into the bond issuance in general. Flipping through the Astrea IV prospectus, we note that there are five key structural safeguards: […]

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Astrea IV PE-backed bonds – 3 things you need to know before you invest

The upcoming Astrea IV retail bonds issued by Temasek subsidiary, Azalea Group, have been the talk of town. It’s the first time retail investors have had the opportunity to be exposed to private equity bonds in Singapore. It was placed in the limelight especially after Temasek CEO, Ho Ching, commented that it can be used […]

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