Commentaries

Commentary: Iceberg’s Criticism does not take note of improvements by Noble

To the Editor Business Times First published on Business Times on 10 August 2017 Dear Editor, I refer to the Business Times’ articles published on 4 and 5 August 2017 on Iceberg’s latest report on...

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Commentary: Maritime Sector Needs Help To Ride Out Storm

The Industry faces more issues than help, especially with local banks, when caught in a challenging economic climate The raging and persistent turbulence in the maritime sector has not only destabilised many industry...

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Commentary: Making AGM bunching just a number and no longer a governance issue

All stakeholders can improve the overall process to ensure a transparent and robust capital market In recent weeks much has been said in the press about a large number of companies holding their...

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Commentary: Sabana REIT EGM – Is dismissing the Manager the panacea?

Singapore’s REIT sector is celebrated around the world providing investors with stable returns and dividend income. In recent months the sector has faced difficult times with a challenging leasing environment and prevailing...

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Does ARA’s Scheme of Arrangement make sense?

  There are many reasons for a company to be listed on a stock exchange. One key reason is to be able to tap public funds as and when extra capital is needed for...

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Commentary: Is Liquidation the Only Way for Rickmers Bondholders?

First published in Business Times on 12 December 2016 At the Rickmers Maritime Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) held on 31st October 2016, the unitholders approved two resolutions. Resolution one was to approve the...

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SIAS does not pick sides when calling for higher offer

To the Editor Business Times We refer to an article in the Business Times on 4 Oct 2016, “SIAS should be more careful before picking sides”, by Kenneth Lim. In respect of takeovers, the role of SIAS is to support the interests...

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Concerns regarding Appointment of PwC and Special Audit by SingPost

Published 20 January 2016 Commentary for Business Times on SingPost First published in Business Times on 21 January 2016 The announcement by SingPost yesterday appointing PwC as the Special Auditor has raised serious concerns amongst stakeholders. To ordinary retail investors, the...

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