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The long-term impact of COVID-19 on each Singapore REIT sector and what investors need to look out for

The COVID-19 pandemic is a once-in-a-century event, bringing about far-reaching effects on a global scale, disrupting lifestyles, businesses, international supply chains and travel. The Straits Times Index (STI) fell 24% in March 2020 and Singapore’s GDP contracted 5.4% for the year. Likewise, Singapore REITs were among the hardest hit — the iEdge S-REIT Leaders Index …

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4 things you didn’t know that affect your credit reputation

Your credit reputation is just as important as your actual one as you apply for credit facilities. Your credit score is a representation of your risk level and is calculated based on your available credit information. As the information on your credit file changes in tandem with your monthly payment behaviour, so will your credit …

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8 things I learned from the 2021 Genting Singapore AGM

Genting Singapore owns Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore, one of the largest integrated resort (IR) destinations in Asia, offering a casino and the Universal Studios Singapore theme park. Genting Singapore also operates hotels, MICE, leisure and entertainment facilities, and specialty retail outlets. One of the largest companies in Singapore by market capitalization since its listing …

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7 things I learned from the 2021 iFast Corporation AGM

iFast Corporation is a wealth management fintech platform headquartered in Singapore, providing a comprehensive range of investment products and services to financial advisory firms, financial institutions, multinational companies and high net worth individuals in Asia. Due to the pandemic, iFast has been able to benefit from the accelerated pace of digitalisation undergoing in the wealth …

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8 things I learned from the 2021 Carlsberg Malaysia AGM

Established in 1969, Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Berhad manufactures and sells beer and alcoholic beverages. It has operations in Malaysia and Singapore, as well as stakes in a brewery in Sri Lanka. Its portfolio of brands includes Carlsberg Danish Pilsner and France’s premium wheat beer Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc. Its Somersby ciders are popular among young consumers …

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8 things I learned from the 2021 Parkway Life REIT AGM

Parkway Life REIT (PLife REIT) is one of Asia’s largest listed healthcare REITs and owns healthcare properties located in Singapore, Japan, and Malaysia. As of 31 December 2020, the REIT owns a portfolio of 54 healthcare and aged care properties valued at approximately S$2.02 billion. PLife REIT’s gross revenue and net property income (NPI) have …

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Money FM 89.3: Tesla Q1 profit thanks to Bitcoin & emissions credit, not cars

Tesla was all charged up after posting a record net income of US$438 million, and a revenue surge of 74% in Q1 2021. Yet, this profit didn’t materialise thanks to car sales, so what else is at play? Adam Wong, Editor-in-Chief, The Fifth Person breaks down the numbers, and shares whether Tesla is in for …

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U.S. vs China: Which economy should you invest in?

The 20th century was undoubtedly the American century. The United States economy rose to prominence after WWII, led by an unprecedented technological boom that pushed the country — along with the rest of the world — into the digital age. As America’s economy boomed, so did its stock market. Since January 1950 to December 2020, …

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5 steps to get out of credit card debt in Singapore

You’re probably keeping it a secret. It’s taboo to admit you’re mired in credit card debt, especially when everyone else around you is so intent on keeping up the appearance of prosperity. However this can also mean you’re forced to suffer in silence as you secretly struggle to pay off high interest debt that just …

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