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10 things I learned from the 2021 CapitaLand Integrated Commercial Trust AGM

CapitaLand Integrated Commercial Trust (CICT) owns and invests in assets primarily used for retail and office purposes. CICT’s current portfolio comprises 22 properties in Singapore and two in Frankfurt, Germany, with a market capitalization of S$14.0 billion as of 31 December 2020. Coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 has been an unprecedented year as CICT …

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8 things I learned from the 2021 Suntec REIT AGM

Suntec REIT owns a portfolio of properties which include retail malls and office buildings located in Singapore, Australia, and the United Kingdom. As of 30 December 2019, its portfolio was valued at S$10.4 billion. Suntec REIT gross revenue and net property income (NPI) have generally been on an uptrend since 2014. However, the REIT’s distribution …

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Investing in China stocks in 2021? Here are 8 things investors should know

Despite being the initial epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak, China’s resilience is shining through by being the first country to see a recovery from the economic downturn caused by the pandemic. In this article, we will look at China’s growing importance in global equity indices, the characteristics of the Chinese equity market, as well as …

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7 ways to improve your credit score in Singapore

Maintaining a good credit score is essential, especially if you want your credit applications to be approved quickly and in full.Your credit report from the Credit Bureau Singapore (CBS) is a record of your credit payment history consolidated from banks and major financial institutions in Singapore. CBS supplements it with publicly available information such as …

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6 things I learned from the 2021 Pavilion REIT AGM

Malaysian retailers recorded the worst performance in 2020 in the past two decades because of movement restrictions imposed by the government to curb the pandemic. As landlords, REITs were also not spared as they handed rental waivers and rebates to their tenants. Footfall to prime shopping malls like Pavilion Kuala Lumpur Mall plummeted in the …

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Costco’s business model: How Costco makes money

Charlie Munger is a fan of Costco. In fact, Costco features in Charlie Munger’s portfolio of just three stocks. In a Daily Journal annual meeting in 2017, Munger said that he’s comfortable with having a concentrated portfolio. He believes diversification is for investors who do not know anything about the stock market. So, what makes …

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8 things I learned from Warren Buffett’s 2020 letter to Berkshire shareholders

Berkshire Hathaway’s letter to shareholders is something I look forward to each year. Unfortunately, it was quite a disappointment for me this year as I expected much more than ‘Never bet against America.’ The optimism surrounding the much-vaunted American Dream is partly rooted in how capitalism in America gave birth to successful everyday entrepreneurs — …

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Carlsberg Malaysia vs. Heineken Malaysia: Which is the better dividend stock?

If you have bought beer in Malaysia before, chances are that the brand of the beer you bought belongs to either Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Berhad or Heineken Malaysia Berhad. They are the only two licensed breweries operating in Malaysia. Carlsberg Malaysia is of Danish origin while Heineken Malaysia has a Dutch heritage. Both of them …

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