Commentaries

Commentary: Food for thought for shareholders at AGMs

First published in Straits Times on 16 April 2018 They should acquire the requisite knowledge, as they have role in firms’ overall governance A public relations consultant, with many years of work experience...

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Commentary: Debate on dual-class shares should centre on safeguards

First published in Straits Times on 31 March 2018 By almost all accounts, dual class shares (DCS) will soon be part of the local investment landscape. The Companies Act was amended in...

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Commentary: SGX move to fine-tune quarterly reporting a step in right direction

First published in Straits Times on 12 March 2018 After moving to a disclosure based regime, mandatory quarterly reporting (QR) was introduced here in 2003. Opinions have been divided as to its...

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Commentary: Is Bitcoin a viable investment?

First published in Straits Times on 5 February 2018 There is a humorous video making its rounds via social media that shows three ladies discussing Bitcoin as a possible investment. In it, the...

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Commentary: GLP’s privatisation – why every vote and voter counts

First published in Business Times on 21 November 2017 In the first nine months of 2017, we have seen a flurry of merger and acquisition (M&A) activities in Singapore and globally. One such...

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Commentary: Pros and cons of Cosco’s proposed asset sale

First published on Business Times on 23 August 2017 Move appears to be in the interest of shareholders but they need to ask questions about future plans at EGM The shipping, offshore maritime, oil...

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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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