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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 week.

1. It is earnings season again! Here are some of the earnings results that my colleagues have covered this week:

2. Has Sembcorp Marine Ltd (SGX: S51) fallen to the point where parent, Sembcorp Industries Limited (SGX: U96), might privatise it? Rumours of the privatisation surfaced yesterday. If the rumours turn out to be true, is it a wise move for Sembcorp Industries to fully acquire the company? My colleague Chong Ser Jing had shared his views on the matter earlier today, so jump in here for his thoughts.

3. Some investors believe that consumer-staple stocks are generally more defensive in nature and are better able to weather a crisis. Chin Hui Leong, another of my fellow Fools, took a look at 10 of the largest consumer-staple stocks listed in Singapore and how they compare with each other.

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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.