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

Welcome to Friday 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 weekend.

1. The hot stories this week are interest rates, interest rates, and interest rates. On Wednesday night, Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen raised benchmark interest rates in the U.S. by 0.25% – it was the first hike by the Federal Reserve after close to a decade. What are the likely impacts on the market? My colleagues and I have a few motley views for you. Check them out herehere and here!

2. Are you interested in finding some strong telecommunication stocks? Earlier in the week, my fellow Fool, Chong Ser Jing, pitted two of the major telcos in the region against each other. Find out if M1 Limited (SGX: B2F) from Singapore or Malaysia-based Maxis Berhad (KLSE:6012.KL) has the better business. Jump in here for more!

3. How a company’s management team treats its minority shareholders can be a key consideration when investing. Is Ezra Holdings Ltd’s (SGX: 5DN) recent decision to purchase an asset from its listed subsidiary, EMAS Offshore Ltd (SGX: UQ4), at a 500% premium to the asset’s market value a fair deal for Ezra’s minority shareholders? That’s something I’ve looked into recently – you can get my thoughts 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 Stanley Lim does not own shares in any companies mentioned above.