1 The STI firms with the highest return on equity are Singapore Exchange (35.5 per cent), Thai Beverage (25.6 per cent), ST Engineering (25.6 per cent), SIA Engineering (22.9 per cent) and Sats (15.5 per cent).
2 Singapore's Industrial Reits have averaged a 5.7 per cent total return for the year so far. Two healthcare-related Reits have averaged a 17.6 per cent total return.
3 DMX Technologies said its indirect unit DMX Technologies (Hong Kong) has started proceedings against Shenzhen Winscom Industrial in Shenzhen to recover US$1,182,784 (S$1,612,300).
4 Luzhou Bio-chem Technology expects to substantially complete its relocation to the Economic Development Zone, in China's Linyi City, Shandong province, by the end of the year.
5 Property group UOL has issued $240 million of notes due in 2020, with a coupon rate of 2.5 per cent.