Hock Lock Siew

First Reit's problematic rent structure with master lessee brought to fore

THE dilutive rights issue proposed by the manager of First Reit last Monday to raise some S$158 million at a 50 per cent discount is a painful but necessary remedy to its persistent problems of...

High yield a key factor in Soilbuild Reit's privatisation exercise, but will investors accept the deal?

AFTER weeks of watching Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust (LMIRT) and Sabana Shari'ah Compliant Real Estate Investment Trust (Sabana Reit) make headlines for all the wrong reasons, the...

Proper incentives, business acumen needed for internalised Reit manager model to work

THE failed merger between Sabana Shari'ah Compliant Real Estate Investment Trust (Sabana Reit) and ESR-Reit has resurfaced the question of whether an internalised Reit management model is viable...

Synagie should grow, not sell its e-commerce business

TWO years after it raised nearly S$10 million in an initial public offering, and just eight months after it raised another S$3.8 million from a rights issue, e-commerce services provider Synagie...

ESG investing is building resistance to layoffs

WITH Singapore in Phase 2 of its reopening, companies can now better gauge the extent of the pandemic's impact on their industries and business models and how they will need to restructure.

BreadTalk's aim for 8% profit margin by 2022 won't be a walk in the park

GEORGE Quek is laser-focused on attaining a net profit margin of 8 per cent for BreadTalk Group by 2022 but is the chief executive of the food and beverage player biting off more than he can chew...

Telcos will do well to deepen engagement with SMEs in good times or bad

SMALL businesses have turned cautious amid a cooling economy, Singtel enterprise chief Bill Chang said at a results briefing in August.

New 'digital telcos' start to feel the burn

THE heat is on in Singapore's crowded telco market - and the disruptors are starting to feel the burn.

Are telco tie-ups the way to stay ahead?

"IF you can't beat them, join them."

A long, dry wait for DeClout's third act

TWO years ago, DeClout, a holding company for next-generation technology firms, looked like it was blazing a trail with two big exits on its investments. Brokerages churned out various non-rated...