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BT Mark To Market Podcast

Synopsis: Listen to logical analysis and insight on market trends and corporate issues in Singapore, in this new podcast series based on Ben Paul's weekly column in The Business Times. Podcaster: Ben Paul Produced by The Business Times, SPH Media.
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11 Feb, 2024
Cordlife Group is in big trouble. Last November, the Ministry of Health suspended the company’s operations after it found significant issues with its cord blood storage system. How did things get so bad? Can the company really come back from this crisis? Ben Paul sits down with reporter Megan Cheah to break it all down.   Synopsis: Listen to senior correspondent Ben Paul's analysis and insight on market trends and corporate issues in Singapore in this podcast series based on his weekly column in The Business Times. Highlights of the podcast: 01:55 Board failed investors and customers 06:05 More problems may come to light 08:41 Stock may have bottomed for now 14:52 Time to weigh options to unlock value Written and hosted by: Ben Paul (benpaul@sph.com.sg) With Megan Cheah, journalist, The Business Times Edited by: Emily Liu & Claressa Monteiro Produced by: Ben Paul & Emily Liu Engineered by: Joann Chai Pei Chieh A podcast by BT Podcasts, The Business Times, SPH Media Follow BT Mark To Market: Channel: bt.sg/btmark2mkt Apple Podcasts: bt.sg/4DJp Spotify: bt.sg/4DJN Google Podcasts: bt.sg/4D2E Website: bt.sg/mark2mkt Feedback to: btpodcasts@sph.com.sg Do note: This podcast is meant to provide general information only. SPH Media accepts no liability for loss arising from any reliance on the podcast or use of third party’s products and services. Please consult professional advisors for independent advice. --- Discover more BT podcast series: BT Money Hacks: bt.sg/btmoneyhacks WealthBT: bt.sg/btwealthbt PropertyBT: bt.sg/btpropertybt BT Podcasts: bt.sg/pcOM BT Market Focus: bt.sg/btmktfocus BT Branded Podcasts: bt.sg/brpod BT Lens On: bt.sg/btlenson
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07 Jan, 2024
How can Singapore’s Reits and property trusts adjust to the “new normal” of higher interest rates and slower growth? Especially since the outlook for economic growth - after all the monetary policy tightening that took place over the last two years - is rather uncertain. Ben Paul has some suggestions.   Synopsis: Listen to senior correspondent Ben Paul's analysis and insight on market trends and corporate issues in Singapore in this podcast series based on his weekly column in The Business Times. Highlights of the podcast: 02:28 Reits seeing a reversal of fortunes 04:40 Slower growth, higher interest rates 07:57 Pressure on real estate valuations 12:50 Time to cut debt, reposition portfolios Written and hosted by: Ben Paul (benpaul@sph.com.sg) Edited by: Howie Lim & Claressa Monteiro Produced by: Ben Paul & Howie Lim Engineered by: Joann Chai Pei Chieh A podcast by BT Podcasts, The Business Times, SPH Media Follow BT Mark To Market: Channel: bt.sg/btmark2mkt Apple Podcasts: bt.sg/4DJp Spotify: bt.sg/4DJN Google Podcasts: bt.sg/4D2E Website: bt.sg/mark2mkt Feedback to: btpodcasts@sph.com.sg Do note: This podcast is meant to provide general information only. SPH Media accepts no liability for loss arising from any reliance on the podcast or use of third party’s products and services. Please consult professional advisors for independent advice. --- Discover more BT podcast series: BT Money Hacks: bt.sg/btmoneyhacks WealthBT: bt.sg/btwealthbt PropertyBT: bt.sg/btpropertybt BT Podcasts: bt.sg/pcOM BT Market Focus: bt.sg/btmktfocus BT Branded Podcasts: bt.sg/brpod BT Lens On: bt.sg/btlenson
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10 Dec, 2023
Minority investor fury at Manulife US Reit, Sabana Reit and Dasin Retail Trust has turned the spotlight on the effectiveness of the statutory protections under the external-manager model adopted by most Singapore Reits and business trusts. But switching to an internal-manager model is not a simple matter.  Synopsis: Listen to senior correspondent Ben Paul's analysis and insight on market trends and corporate issues in Singapore in this podcast series based on his weekly column in The Business Times. Highlights of the podcast: 02:06 Perilous outlook for Reits, property trusts in 2024 04:32 Manulife US Reit sponsor less than generous 10:32 Sabana, Dasin unitholders want internal managers 13:09 Manager-internalisation pathway will boost market 16:30 Should investors bet on Manulife US Reit’s recovery? Written and hosted by: Ben Paul (benpaul@sph.com.sg) Edited by: Howie Lim & Claressa Monteiro Produced by: Ben Paul & Howie Lim Engineered by: Joann Chai Pei Chieh A podcast BT Podcasts, The Business Times, SPH Media Follow BT Mark To Market: Channel: bt.sg/btmark2mkt Apple Podcasts: bt.sg/4DJp Spotify: bt.sg/4DJN Google Podcasts: bt.sg/4D2E Website: bt.sg/mark2mkt Feedback to: btpodcasts@sph.com.sg Do note: This podcast is meant to provide general information only. SPH Media accepts no liability for loss arising from any reliance on the podcast or use of third party’s products and services. Please consult professional advisors for independent advice. --- Discover more BT podcast series: BT Money Hacks: bt.sg/btmoneyhacks WealthBT: bt.sg/btwealthbt PropertyBT: bt.sg/btpropertybt BT Podcasts: bt.sg/pcOM BT Market Focus: bt.sg/btmktfocus BT Branded Podcasts: bt.sg/brpod BT Lens On: bt.sg/btlenson
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12 Nov, 2023
The Singapore market’s poor performance and lack of exciting new listings are multifaceted problems that require simultaneous action on different fronts. Senior correspondent Ben Paul gets to grips with issues, and offers some possible solutions.  Synopsis: Listen to senior correspondent Ben Paul's analysis and insight on market trends and corporate issues in Singapore in this podcast series based on his weekly column in The Business Times. Highlights of the podcast: 03:50 Private capital and the Magnificent Seven 08:19 Diverse views on what’s dogging the market  12:26 Governance, performance are interconnected 15:30 Timing, pricing of IPOs should be calibrated Written and hosted by: Ben Paul (benpaul@sph.com.sg) Edited by: Claressa Monteiro and Howie Lim Produced and edited by: Howie Lim Recording engineer: Joann Chai Pei Chieh Produced by: BT Podcasts, The Business Times, SPH Media Follow BT Mark To Market podcasts and rate us at: Channel: bt.sg/btmark2mkt Apple Podcasts: bt.sg/4DJp Spotify: bt.sg/4DJN Google Podcasts: bt.sg/4D2E Website: bt.sg/mark2mkt Feedback to: btpodcasts@sph.com.sg Do note: This podcast is meant to provide general information only. SPH Media accepts no liability for loss arising from any reliance on the podcast or use of third party’s products and services. Please consult professional advisors for independent advice. --- Discover more BT podcast series: BT Money Hacks: bt.sg/btmoneyhacks WealthBT: bt.sg/btwealthbt PropertyBT: bt.sg/btpropertybt BT Podcasts: bt.sg/pcOM BT Market Focus: bt.sg/btmktfocus BT Branded Podcasts: bt.sg/brpod BT Lens On: bt.sg/btlenson
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08 Oct, 2023
Rising oil prices and stubbornly resilient economic activity may prompt the Fed and other central banks to keep monetary policy tighter for longer than expected. This could be bad news for US tech stocks, Singapore real estate investment trusts and regional economies with weak current accounts.  Synopsis: Listen to senior correspondent Ben Paul's analysis and insight on market trends and corporate issues in Singapore in this podcast series based on his weekly column in The Business Times. Highlights of the podcast: 02:03 Waning inflation sparked big rally last year 04:25 Oil prices, resilient growth reignite fears 09:47 Ebb and flow of tech, energy stocks  13:12 Regional currencies vulnerable to oil surge Written and hosted by: Ben Paul (benpaul@sph.com.sg) Edited by: Claressa Monteiro  Produced and edited by: Janice Tan Recording engineer: Joann Chai Pei Chieh Produced by: BT Podcasts, The Business Times, SPH Media Follow BT Mark To Market podcasts and rate us at: Channel: bt.sg/btmark2mkt Apple Podcasts: bt.sg/4DJp Spotify: bt.sg/4DJN Google Podcasts: bt.sg/4D2E Website: bt.sg/mark2mkt Feedback to: btpodcasts@sph.com.sg Do note: This podcast is meant to provide general information only. SPH Media accepts no liability for loss arising from any reliance on the podcast or use of third party’s products and services. Please consult professional advisors for independent advice. --- Discover more BT podcast series: BT Money Hacks: bt.sg/btmoneyhacks WealthBT: bt.sg/btwealthbt PropertyBT: bt.sg/btpropertybt BT Podcasts: bt.sg/pcOM BT Market Focus: bt.sg/btmktfocus BT Branded Podcasts: bt.sg/brpod BT Lens On: bt.sg/btlenson
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10 Sep, 2023
Hotel Properties Limited has been buffeted recently by news of the redevelopment of its Orchard Road assets, and a corruption investigation involving its major shareholder and managing director Ong Beng Seng. What does it all mean for its shares? Senior correspondent Ben Paul explores. Synopsis: Listen to senior correspondent Ben Paul's analysis and insight on market trends and corporate issues in Singapore in this podcast series based on his weekly column in The Business Times. Highlights of the podcast: 01:31 Hit by corruption probe, redevelopment news 05:10 Hotels, resorts riding post-pandemic recovery 07:27 Ong Beng Seng owns slice of some properties 10:04 Risk of lowball privatisation Written and hosted by: Ben Paul (benpaul@sph.com.sg) Edited by: Claressa Monteiro  Produced and edited by: Janice Tan Recording engineer: Joann Chai Pei Chieh Produced by: BT Podcasts, The Business Times, SPH Media Follow BT Mark To Market podcasts and rate us at: Channel: bt.sg/btmark2mkt Apple Podcasts: bt.sg/4DJp Spotify: bt.sg/4DJN Google Podcasts: bt.sg/4D2E Website: bt.sg/mark2mkt Feedback to: btpodcasts@sph.com.sg Do note: This podcast is meant to provide general information only. SPH Media accepts no liability for loss arising from any reliance on the podcast or use of third party’s products and services. Please consult professional advisors for independent advice. --- Discover more BT podcast series: BT Money Hacks: bt.sg/btmoneyhacks WealthBT: bt.sg/btwealthbt PropertyBT: bt.sg/btpropertybt BT Podcasts: bt.sg/pcOM BT Market Focus: bt.sg/btmktfocus BT Branded Podcasts: bt.sg/brpod BT Lens On: bt.sg/btlenson
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13 Aug, 2023
Disgruntled minority unitholders have voted for Sabana Reit to embark on an unprecedented internalisation of its management function. Should investors jump in, or run for cover? What does it mean for other Singapore-listed Reits? Senior correspondent Ben Paul explains. Synopsis: Listen to senior correspondent Ben Paul's analysis and insight on market trends and corporate issues in Singapore in this podcast series based on his weekly column in The Business Times. Highlights of the podcast: 01:24 Seizing power from Sabana Reit’s sponsor 03:07 Internalisation debate fierce and partisan 08:42 Waning investor faith in independence 12:48 Lender’s “review event” a poison pill? 14:03 Much now depends on stakeholders’ behaviour Written and hosted by: Ben Paul (benpaul@sph.com.sg) Edited by: Claressa Monteiro  Produced and edited by: Janice Tan Recording engineer: Joann Chai Pei Chieh Produced by: BT Podcasts, The Business Times, SPH Media Follow BT Mark To Market podcasts and rate us at: Channel: bt.sg/btmark2mkt Apple Podcasts: bt.sg/4DJp Spotify: bt.sg/4DJN Google Podcasts: bt.sg/4D2E Website: bt.sg/mark2mkt Feedback to: btpodcasts@sph.com.sg Do note: This podcast is meant to provide general information only. SPH Media accepts no liability for loss arising from any reliance on the podcast or use of third party’s products and services. Please consult professional advisors for independent advice. --- Discover more BT podcast series: BT Money Hacks: bt.sg/btmoneyhacks WealthBT: bt.sg/btwealthbt PropertyBT: bt.sg/btpropertybt BT Podcasts: bt.sg/pcOM BT Market Focus: bt.sg/btmktfocus BT Branded Podcasts: bt.sg/brpod BT Lens On: bt.sg/btlenson
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09 Jul, 2023
OCBC’s recent purchase of more Great Eastern shares has further narrowed the insurer’s public spread and increased the risk of it eventually being suspended from trading. But Great Eastern undervalued shares still hold great potential. Senior correspondent Ben Paul explains. Synopsis: Listen to senior correspondent Ben Paul's analysis and insight on market trends and corporate issues in Singapore in this podcast series based on his weekly column in The Business Times. Highlights of the podcast:  05:28 Embedded value soars but shares languish 08:38 Little protection for minority shareholders 11:59 AGM comments on compensation and share price 16:06 Hiking Great Eastern's dividend payouts? Written and hosted by: Ben Paul (benpaul@sph.com.sg) Edited by: Howie Lim & Claressa Monteiro  Produced and edited by: Janice Tan Recording engineer: Joann Chai Pei Chieh Produced by: BT Podcasts, The Business Times, SPH Media Follow BT Mark To Market podcasts and rate us at: Channel: http://bt.sg/btmark2mkt Apple Podcasts: https://bt.sg/4DJp Spotify: https://bt.sg/4DJN Google Podcasts: http://bt.sg/4D2E Website: http://bt.sg/mark2mkt Feedback to: btpodcasts@sph.com.sg  Do note: This podcast is meant to provide general information only. SPH Media accepts no liability for loss arising from any reliance on the podcast or use of third party’s products and services. Please consult professional advisors for independent advice. --- Discover more BT podcast series: BT Money Hacks: http://bt.sg/btmoneyhacks WealthBT: https://bt.sg/btwealthbt PropertyBT: https://bt.sg/btpropertybt BT Podcasts: http://bt.sg/pcOM BT Market Focus: http://bt.sg/btmktfocus BT Branded Podcasts: http://bt.sg/brpod
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11 Jun, 2023
Manulife US Reit is trading at a historical yield of 28 per cent and an appalling 70 per cent discount to its book value. Is it a bargain for investors? Or, is it a value trap? What will it take to resurrect this owner of US office properties? Senior correspondent Ben Paul explains. Synopsis: Listen to senior correspondent Ben Paul's analysis and insight on market trends and corporate issues in Singapore in this podcast series based on his weekly column in The Business Times. Highlights:  02:31 Recent developments at the Reit could be positive for investors 07:40 Manulife should emulate example of CapitaLand, Mapletree 12:27 Sale of Manulife US Reit can be structured to benefit investors 14:17 Why Manulife US Reit could be a bargain for long term investors Written and hosted by: Ben Paul (benpaul@sph.com.sg) Edited by: Howie Lim & Claressa Monteiro  Recording engineer: Joann Chai Pei Chieh Produced by: BT Podcasts, The Business Times, SPH Media Follow BT Mark To Market podcasts and rate us at: Channel: http://bt.sg/btmark2mkt Apple Podcasts: https://bt.sg/4DJp Spotify: https://bt.sg/4DJN Google Podcasts: http://bt.sg/4D2E Website: http://bt.sg/mark2mkt Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Do note: This podcast is meant to provide general information only. SPH Media accepts no liability for loss arising from any reliance on the podcast or use of third party’s products and services. Please consult professional advisors for independent advice. --- Discover more BT podcast series: BT Money Hacks: http://bt.sg/btmoneyhacks WealthBT: https://bt.sg/btwealthbt PropertyBT: https://bt.sg/btpropertybt BT Podcasts: http://bt.sg/pcOM BT Market Focus: http://bt.sg/btmktfocus BT Branded Podcasts: http://bt.sg/brpod
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07 May, 2023
The next few months could be a risky time. Investors should tread very carefully, and be prepared to take advantage of a big sell-off. The Fed is pausing its rate hiking cycle even though inflation is still elevated. Meanwhile, Singapore is battling to keep a lid on runaway residential property prices. Synopsis: Listen to senior correspondent Ben Paul's analysis and insight on market trends and corporate issues in Singapore in this podcast series based on his weekly column in The Business Times. Highlights:  01:34 Fed pauses, but financial conditions may continue tightening 02:44 Singapore tries to restrict runaway residential property prices 05:13 Tough policy action meets stubborn pushback from market 07:53 Self-serving narratives from financial market, property sectors 10:44 Bargains to be had in the wake of big, disorderly sell-offs Written and hosted by: Ben Paul (benpaul@sph.com.sg) Edited by: Howie Lim & Claressa Monteiro  Recording engineer: Joann Chai Pei Chieh Produced by: BT Podcasts, The Business Times, SPH Media Follow BT Mark To Market podcasts and rate us at: Channel: http://bt.sg/btmark2mkt Apple Podcasts: https://bt.sg/4DJp Spotify: https://bt.sg/4DJN Google Podcasts: http://bt.sg/4D2E Website: http://bt.sg/mark2mkt Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Do note: This podcast is meant to provide general information only. SPH Media accepts no liability for loss arising from any reliance on the podcast or use of third party’s products and services. Please consult professional advisors for independent advice. --- Discover more BT podcast series: BT Money Hacks: http://bt.sg/btmoneyhacks WealthBT: https://bt.sg/btwealthbt PropertyBT: https://bt.sg/btpropertybt BT Podcasts: http://bt.sg/pcOM BT Market Focus: http://bt.sg/btmktfocus BT Branded Podcasts: http://bt.sg/brpod
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