1 Asian equity markets have gained about 20 per cent from a February low. With more interest in regional stocks, the SPDR Straits Times Index ETF has been the second-most active ETF by turnover in August.
2 Water treatment firm Hyflux has told the Singapore Exchange, in response to queries, that it is unaware of any reason for the unusual price movement in its preference shares.
3 Airport services firm Sats has incorporated a subsidiary, Sats Saudi Arabia, in which Sats holds 80 per cent. The Sats wholly-owned unit Sats Airport Services owns the remaining 20 per cent.
4 Soup Restaurant Group co-founder and executive director Wong Chi Keong bought 125,000 shares of the restaurant chain for $25,625.
5 Shares of engineering group Swee Hong will resume trading on Monday. The board's opinion is that the firm can operate as a going concern after the amount of debt owing was reduced.