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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. Have you heard the big news about Keppel Corporation Limited (SGX: BN4) and SembCorp Marine Ltd (SGX: S51)? One of their major clients might be filing for bankruptcy. What might that mean for both companies? That’s something I had dug into recently, so check out my thoughts here.

2. Almost no one expected oil prices to have collapsed so rapidly and with such magnitude. Most investors in oil-related companies – of which Ezion (SGX: 5ME) and Ezra Holdings Limited (SGX: 5DN) are just two examples – would have suffered a horrible year as the stock prices of many of those companies have crashed alongside oil. How might investors better manage the risks associated with investing in cyclical companies? My colleague Lawrence Nga had shared his insights about the matter earlier today, so jump in here for more!

3. With the stock market having fallen for months, some companies have been buying back their own stock. It may be worth paying attention to such companies as they may be engaged in buybacks because they think their shares are undervalued. My colleague James Yeo has just taken a look at two such firms.

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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 owns shares in Keppel Corporation.