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Otto Marine Enters New Year With A Bang

Otto recently signed a US$3.9m contract with OMV New Zealand, following the US$10m contract clinched in November 2009 from Crown Minerals

  • 08 January 2010
  • Corporate Digest
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    Macarthur Bids For Noble’s Prized Assets

    In the latest twist of events, Mainboard-listed Noble Group received an off-market bid from Macarthur Coal to acquire its stake in Donaldson Coal Holdings, Middlemount Coal and the recently acquired subsidiary Gloucester Coal.

  • 24 December 2009
  • Corporate Digest
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    The Curious Case Of HG Metal

    No one wants to face losses. Substantial shareholders Lingco Marine and Lingco Holdings, which are involved in shipbuilding and ship chartering, were deeply concerned about the poor financial performance of HG Metal for the past five quarters

  • 11 December 2009
  • Corporate Digest
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    KS Energy To Consolidate Distribution Business With Actis

    Mainboard-listed KS Energy (KS) plans to consolidate its oil & gas and marine equipment distribution business under a new company with British private equity investor Actis paying part of the funding using $142m cash and KS offering new KS shares for the remaining.

  • 09 December 2009
  • Corporate Digest
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    Sinwa Chairman Sells Significant Stake

    Mainboard-listed Sinwa announced that its Executive Chairman and CEO Mike Sim Yong Teng entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement with Sinohit Offshore Engineering (Liao Ning) Co (Sinohit) to sell a significant stake of his shareholdings in Sinwa.

  • 17 November 2009
  • Corporate Digest
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    Singapore Shares Up As US Climbs Out Of Recession

    Asian shares went up today after stronger than expected 3Q results on the US Gross Domestic Product (GDP) restored confidence in global markets. 3Q US GDP grew at 3.5% from 2Q, posting its strongest economic growth in two years as government stimulus spurred consumer spending. Official data showed that GDP, a broad measure of the country’s output of goods and services, was slightly higher than the 3.2% reading expected by most analysts.

  • 30 October 2009
  • Perspective
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    Rights Are Out, Placements Are In

    From last year to early this year, public listed companies were struggling to find funds in the middle of the financial crisis. Many opted to raise funds through a rights issue, an option for shareholders to purchase shares at a discounted price or risk seeing their share value diluted if they did not subscribe.

  • 30 October 2009
  • Perspective
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    ZIWO Shines On Debut

    Three companies recently made their debut on the Singapore Exchange – Goodland Group, Ziwo Holdings (Ziwo) and Hengyang Petrochemical Logistics. Of the three companies, only Ziwo was admitted to the Main Board whereas the other two were listed on the Catalist. Offered at $0.235 apiece, Ziwo’s share price rose on its debut to a high of $0.31 before closing at $0.285, an increase of 21.3%.

  • 16 October 2009
  • Initial Public Offering
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    Rubbing Shoulders With The Big Boys At Wealth Summit Asia

    Gobbling up the last portion of our breakfast, we hastily put on our suits and hastened to our destination – Wealth Summit Asia, an event that promised to bring us an embarrassment of riches.

  • 13 October 2009
  • Perspective
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    OSIM Moves Against The Odds

    Many retail investors shunned OSIM International (OSIM) in 2007 when it became clear to them that the acquisition of Brookstone was becoming more of a liability than an asset to OSIM.

  • 04 September 2009
  • Corporate Digest
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    Which Is Better, IPO Or RTO?

    During good economic times, initial public offerings (IPOs) normally are able to garner a higher offer price and assured of an over subscription. However, in the current financial crisis, listing aspirants are finding it harder to obtain funding for their shares. Reverse takeovers (RTOs) were popular during 2007 to 2008. However, since the introduction of Catalist, RTOs appear to be falling in numbers.

  • 07 August 2009
  • Perspective
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    How Did 2009 IPOs Fare?

    Compared to thirty companies listed in 2008, Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) for 2009 have been meagre with only five companies listed on Catalist. The heydays of numerous IPOs have long gone but listing aspirants appear to be slowly creeping back. There were 76 new listings worldwide in 2Q09, a 46% increase from 1Q09.

  • 24 July 2009
  • Perspective
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    MIDAS Extends Winning Streak

    Midas Holdings (MIDAS) went into the news recently announcing the signing of two additional contracts worth Rmb172m to supply aluminum alloy extrusion profiles for a total of 480 train cars for inter-city high-speed train projects with speeds up to 350km/h.

  • 26 June 2009
  • Corporate Digest
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    Teho Knows The Ropes To Survive

    With the STI moving steadily upwards in recent weeks, Teho International (Teho) made its Catalist debut on 4 June 2009, hoping to benefit from the improved market sentiment.

  • 12 June 2009
  • Initial Public Offering
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    Bull Or Bear Rally?

    Global equity markets have been soaring to new heights since March 2009, with the STI passing the 2,200 mark despite the global economy still suffering from the after effects of the financial crisis and the swine flu outbreak.

  • 15 May 2009
  • Perspective
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    Creation Of New Reserve Currency Unlikely To Gain Traction

    By the time this publication hits the newsstands, G-20 leaders would have met to debate on the financial crisis and probably discuss about the ousting of the greenback in favor of a “basket of currencies”

  • 03 April 2009
  • Perspective
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    All Eyes On Budget 2009

    Reflecting the weak global economic outlook, the STI has year-to-date surrendered most of the gains that were registered on the first two days of 2009. According to the government, our nation’s GDP is expected to come in between a decline of 2% and growth of 1% in 2009

  • 16 January 2009
  • Perspective
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    Thai Crisis Hampers Banyan Tree’s Progress

    The ongoing political turmoil in Thailand has not only tarnished Thailand’s reputation as a tourist attraction but also caused the country to incur millions of dollars in losses in its tourism industry.

  • 05 December 2008
  • Corporate Digest
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    Automation At Its Best

    Scenes of the recently ended Beijing Olympics still run vividly in my mind whenever I think of its spectacular choreography, especially the opening ceremony which had former Olympian Li Ning running around the Bird’s Nest in the air as images unfold.

  • 28 October 2008
  • Corporate Digest
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    The Great Singapore Sale – Is It Time To Bottom-Pick?

    This is a common expression often used to determine the level of optimism or pessimism in a particular situation.

  • 28 October 2008
  • Perspective
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    The Big Bailout

    Ever since the sub-prime crisis last year, the financial turmoil has claimed several victims, ranging from US financial institutions Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae to global investments firms such as Merrill Lynch and American International Group (AIG).

  • 30 September 2008
  • Perspective
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    Another Year Of Growth

    My parents used to keep telling me how important an education was for our future.

  • 29 September 2008
  • Corporate Digest
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    What Now For Cosco?

    Once an investor’s darling, COSCO Corporation’s (COSCO) share price plunged more than 20% since 5 August although its 1H08 earnings rose more than 70%.

  • 15 August 2008
  • Corporate Digest
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    Understanding Fundamental Analysis (Part 4)

    Since June 2008, Shares Investment (Singapore) has discussed several concepts in fundamental analysis such as EPS and dividend yield.

  • 01 August 2008
  • Education
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    A Deal That Went Wrong For Dayen

    Entrepreneurship generally revolves starting new organizations or revitalizing mature organizations, particularly new businesses in response to identified opportunities.

  • 18 July 2008
  • Corporate Digest
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    Warrants: Call Or Put?

    To learn the true mastery on warrants requires hindsight instead of just pure luck.

  • 04 July 2008
  • Education
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    Building A Rental Empire

    Mainboard-listed Tat Hong Holdings (Tat Hong), one of the world’s largest crane company announced its FY08 results ended 31 March 2008.

  • 06 June 2008
  • Corporate Digest
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    China XLX Fertiliser – Essentials For A Better Tomorrow

    Cost of a barrel of oil has breached the US$120 mark and analysts are expecting oil prices to reach US$200 by the end of the year.

  • 23 May 2008
  • Corporate Digest
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    Rising Raw Materials (Rubber)

    Costs of raw materials have raised several times ever since the depreciation of the US$ against most of the Asian currencies.

  • 19 May 2008
  • Perspective
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    Curiosity Killed The Cat

    Whether Tri-M would retain its printed circuit boards business remains to be seen. However we would like to

  • 02 May 2008
  • Corporate Digest
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    Return Of The S-shares

    The recent resurgence of the S-shares (Singapore listed China shares) are by no means of a feint.

  • 22 April 2008
  • Perspective
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    Jewellery Gifts For Everyone

    Recently, a newspaper reported about men and women being fascinated with metal accessories.

  • 22 March 2008
  • Initial Public Offering
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    Mapping Out For The Future

    While many investors are worried that the recession in US will worsen and affect consumer spending in 2008, MAP Technology (MAP) begs to differ.

  • 09 March 2008
  • Corporate Digest
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    What Will The Fed Do Next?

    Dear readers, Iʼm sure that most of you have been pulling out your hair or pushed to your witʼs end by the recent volatile market.

  • 07 February 2008
  • Perspective
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    Themes For 2008

    However, we expect the situation to be more stable by 2H08, where the dust will start to settle. Let us first look back to the top events in 2007.

  • 26 January 2008
  • Perspective
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