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The Final End of Indiabulls Trust

The end of Indiabulls

Just wanted to put up a short and final update on Indiabulls Trust. This post is a bit overdue. ­čÖé Recall that previously in Apr 2016, there was a cash offer of $0.25 for shares of Indiabulls Trust.┬áLong term unitholders (about 4%) who accepted the $0.25 offer would have seen a big loss. I had […]


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3 Ways Not to Make Money with Bitcoins

Bitcoins and cryptocurrencies are the rage these days. Hardly a day goes by without┬áreading about┬áthem in the news or your social media feeds.┬áThere are so many articles on bitcoins or other crytocurrencies (for the ease of writing, I will refer to all crytocurrencies as Bitcoins from this point onwards) that I don’t need to repeat […]


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Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange Starts Trading

Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange

Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange (SDiX), the world’s first commodity exchange for physically settled diamonds, finally started trading last month. The SDiX is a platform for investors to buy┬ádiamonds that are GIA-certified. It┬áhas UOB Kay Hian as it’s pioneer┬ábroker┬áand currently (till end of June 2016) UOB Kay Hian is┬ágiving a 10% commission rebate on diamond trades. […]


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Hyflux Preference Shares 2016

Hyflux Preference Shares

Hyflux recently announced that they will be issuing preference shares (perpetual securities) again. The previous public offer of Hyflux preference shares was back in April 2011. Added 19 May 2016 at 1130hrs : This 2016 tranche is called perpetual securities unlike the 2011 issue which Hyflux called perpetual preference shares. While there are some accounting […]


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Oxley Bonds 2016 Prospectus – 4 years @ 5.15% p.a.

Oxley Bonds

A couple of days ago, Oxley Holdings announced that they were issuing $150 million worth of 4-year bonds with an interest rate of 5.15% p.a. This offer comes hot on the heels of similar bonds offered by other companies like Aspial and Perennial. The interesting thing is that all of them are in the property […]


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