44 episodes

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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    • 4.6 • 21 Ratings

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.

    ARA H-Trust, Cromwell E-Reit get new sponsors: BT Mark to Market (Ep 44)

    ARA H-Trust, Cromwell E-Reit get new sponsors: BT Mark to Market (Ep 44)

    Control of ARA H-Trust and Cromwell E-Reit has passed to new sponsor groups. What drove the transactions? Will the deals boost the depressed market value of the two property trusts? Senior correspondent Ben Paul delves into the story.

    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:

    01:21 How the two property trusts changed hands

    03:40 Pandemic, interest rates have taken their toll

    06:41 Weak investor appetite for the property trusts

    08:22 Sponsors may not be inclined to unlock value

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    Now, we want to hear from you! Send us your questions, thoughts, story ideas, and feedback to btpodcasts@sph.com.sg. We’ll look into it for future episodes.

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    Written and hosted by: Ben Paul (benpaul@sph.com.sg)

    Edited by: Howie Lim & Lee Kim Siang

    Produced by: Ben Paul & Howie Lim

    Engineered by: Joann Chai Pei Chieh

    A podcast by BT Podcasts, The Business Times, SPH Media

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    BT Mark to Market: SGX RegCo focuses on shareholder value (Ep 43)

    BT Mark to Market: SGX RegCo focuses on shareholder value (Ep 43)

    SGX RegCo is trying to remove impediments to shareholder-requisitioned EGMs, to subject companies to greater market discipline. Its CEO Tan Boon Gin talks to BT’s Ben Paul about how this aligns with the larger goal of boosting shareholder value and creating a more vibrant market.

    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:

    01:54 Regulation to support shareholder value creation

    06:17 Proposed EGM rules empower minority investors

    11:42 EGMs versus AGMs: the Great Eastern case 

    15:59 How Sabana Reit’s activists have wielded EGMs

    19:36 Should Singapore follow Japan, South Korea?

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    Written and hosted by: Ben Paul (benpaul@sph.com.sg)

    With Tan Boon Gin, CEO, Singapore Exchange Regulation

    Edited by: Emily Liu, Lee Kim Siang & Claressa Monteiro

    Produced by: Ben Paul & Emily Liu

    Engineered by: Joann Chai Pei Chieh & Claressa Monteiro

    A podcast by BT Podcasts, The Business Times, SPH Media

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    • 24 min
    Reits are under pressure. Is it time to invest? BT Mark to Market (Ep 42)

    Reits are under pressure. Is it time to invest? BT Mark to Market (Ep 42)

    Higher interest rates and the reduced availability of debt is weighing on the whole Reit sector. Should investors look for winners among the biggest losers in the sector? Or, among the ones that have sustained their performance?

    BT’s Ben Paul and Raphael Lim offer some answers.

    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:

    01:45 Higher debt costs driving the whole sector

    04:46 Should Kore have halted its distributions?

    14:46 Sponsor failures fuelling internalisation push

    19:41 One Reit that grew despite tough backdrop

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    Now, we want to hear from you! Send us your questions, thoughts, story ideas, and feedback to btpodcasts@sph.com.sg. We’ll look into it for future episodes.

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    Written and hosted by: Ben Paul (benpaul@sph.com.sg)

    With Raphael Lim, correspondent, The Business Times

    Edited by: Emily Liu & Lee Kim Siang

    Produced by: Ben Paul & Emily Liu

    Engineered by: Joann Chai Pei Chieh

    A podcast by BT Podcasts, The Business Times, SPH Media

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    • 24 min
    Behind the minority-investor movement at Great Eastern: BT Mark to Market (Ep 41)

    Behind the minority-investor movement at Great Eastern: BT Mark to Market (Ep 41)

    A group of minority shareholders at Great Eastern have put through three resolutions to address their assessment of Great Eastern's shares. Their attempt to table these resolutions at the upcoming AGM has been rejected. What is next?

    BT's Ben Paul sits down with independent investor Ong Chin Woo to discuss his concerns and breakdown the resolutions proposed.

    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:

    01:21 Great Eastern’s board, minorities square off

    04:42 Resolutions to align interests, unlock value

    11:28 Shareholders of OCBC may stand to benefit

    19:48 Minorities must be reasonable, willing to fight

    Written and hosted by: Ben Paul (benpaul@sph.com.sg)

    With Ong Chin Woo, independent investor

    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:

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    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.

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    • 21 min
    Is this the end for Cordlife? BT Mark to Market (Ep 40)

    Is this the end for Cordlife? BT Mark to Market (Ep 40)

    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:

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    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.

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    • 18 min
    Winning with Reits in 2024: BT Mark to Market (Ep 39)

    Winning with Reits in 2024: BT Mark to Market (Ep 39)

    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:

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    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.

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Customer Reviews

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21 Ratings

21 Ratings

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