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7 things I learned from the 2021 7-Eleven Malaysia AGM

Founded in 1984 and listed on Bursa since 2014, 7-Eleven Malaysia Holdings Berhad owns and operates approximately 2,500 7-Eleven stores in Malaysia. In June of 2020, the company ventured into the retail pharmacy segment by acquiring a 75% stake in Caring Pharmacy Group Berhad. 7-Eleven and CARiNG are both household names in Malaysia, and especially …

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15 things I learned from Temasek Review 2021

Temasek Holdings is a private investment company headquartered in Singapore. It invests in private and public-listed assets spanning a broad spectrum of geographies and industries. As of 31 March 2021, its portfolio value stands at S$381 billion. Temasek Review is an annual event where key executives present the company’s fund performance, portfolio allocation, and investment …

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8 things I learned from the 2021 Heineken Malaysia AGM

Set up in 1964 and listed in 1965, Heineken Malaysia Berhad is one of two brewers still active in Malaysia. It owns a number of well-known alcohol brands such as Heineken, Tiger, and Guinness. The stock has been delivered good returns to shareholders, gaining approximately 10% every year since 2011. According to the management, the recent 10-year …

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5 easy steps to pick the best dividend-growth stocks

Dividend investing is one great way to build an additional stream of passive income to supplement one’s lifestyle. If you are an income investor looking to receive a consistent stream of dividends, you want to be able identify companies that don’t just pay stable dividends, but also have the potential to increase them every year. …

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8 things I learned from the 2021 IGB REIT AGM

Listed in 2012, IGB REIT is a retail REIT that owns two popular shopping malls in the Klang Valley, namely Mid Valley Megamall and The Gardens Mall. The two malls are frequented mostly by locals and depend less on tourists. Hence, they are less affected by the COVID-19 pandemic compared to other retail-focused REITs like Pavilion …

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The top 5 must-read business biographies for investors

The world’s most successful investors are intellectually curious in many aspects of their life, continually endeavouring to find out how the world works – especially in the world of business. While not everyone is likely to become an investing legend like Warren Buffett or Peter Lynch, we can still become more like them by reading …

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The rise of subscription business models and how to profit as an investor

The subscription model is a business model where customers pay a recurring fee for access to a product or service. This model was first pioneered as early as the seventeenth century by publishers of books and periodicals. Fast forward to the digital age, there is an increasing trend among companies today to shift toward the …

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8 things I learned from the 2021 Manulife US REIT AGM

Manulife US Real Estate Investment Trust (MUST) is a REIT listed on the Singapore Exchange since 20 May 2016. MUST’s portfolio comprises nine Class A office properties located in California, Georgia, New Jersey, and the Washington D.C. metropolitan area with a combined asset value of US$2.0 billion (as at 31 December 2020). The COVID-19 pandemic …

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