Market overstating risks for Singapore REITs: analysts

Like most other property-related counters, Singapore-listed real estate investment trusts or REITs have been sold down in recent weeks amid the market volatility. As one analyst puts it, the last time he looked, the buildings were still standing, the offices still occupied and owners still collecting rents in a robust economic environment. But it appears that investors are not seeing REITS in the same...

Cheung Kong may sell stake in Marina Bay Financial Centre

Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing’s Cheung Kong Holdings may sell its one third stake in Singapore’s Marina Bay Financial Centre to Suntec Real Estate Investment Trust (Reit) when the complex is completed in 2010. The stake is likely to be worth “more than US$1 billion ($1.5 billion)”, Mr Justin Chiu, executive director of Cheung Kong said. The company is building the 24-hectare office and...

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