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

Welcome to Wednesday evening! Here are three things about Singapore’s stock market and investing in general that you might want to look at today and over the rest of the week.

1. Singapore’s stock market, as represented by the Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI), was the index with the highest dividend yield in Asia as of Monday. That’s no mean feat. It also means that the blue chips in Singapore – the 30 stocks that make up the Straits Times Index – are carrying attractive dividend yields.

My colleague Chin Hui Leong had earlier today taken a look at the five highest yielding blue chips, which includes CapitaLand Mall Trust (SGX: C38U). Jump in here for more!

2. 2015 has been a tough year for the stock market so far with the Straits Times Index down by 16% from the end of 2014. What does this tell us about what’s coming next for the market? This is something I’ve dug into, so you can check here out for more.

3. BHG Retail REIT (SGX: BMGU) is a new kid on the block given that it was listed on the Mainboard of the stock exchange here just last Friday. Should investors pay attention to the newly-listed REIT, which has a focus on Chinese retail malls? Stanley Lim, another of my Foolish colleague, shares his thoughts right here.

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The information provided is for general information purposes only and is not intended to be personalised investment or financial advice. Motley Fool Singapore writer Chong Ser Jing doesn't own shares in any companies mentioned.