3 Things You Need To Know About the Singapore Share Market Today

Welcome to Monday evening! Here are three things about Singapore’s share market you might want to look at today and over the weekend.

1. We’re still charging ahead with the earnings season in Singapore. Take a look at how offshore services provider MTQ Corporation Limited (SGX: M05) has fared over the quarter ended 31 December 2014.

2. 2014 was thought by some to be a volatile year for the stock market. That apparent-volatility has also scared some investors away from the market as they think that volatility is something to be feared. These two misconceptions – that 2014 was a volatile year and that volatility is something to be feared – couldn’t be further from the truth. I’ve done a deep dive on the topic recently, so check out my thoughts in here.

3. The conglomerate Keppel Corporation Limited (SGX: BN4) is looking to privatise its subsidiary, Keppel Land Limited (SGX: K17), a real estate developer. The whole acquisition would cost Keppel Corp around S$3.2 billion. Is this the wisest use of the company’s capital?

It’s an important question for investors to ponder as poor capital allocation decisions made by a company’s management can destroy shareholder value. My colleague Stanley Lim had just given his thoughts on the topic, so check them out here.

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