Market highlights

1 First Ship Lease Trust's revenue for the third quarter to Sept 30 rose 20 per cent from a year ago to US$28.4 million (S$40 million), thanks to better deployment of redelivered vessels and higher rates for time charters.

2 US tech firms, banks and farmers are among the biggest beneficiaries of falling tariffs, according to the text of the trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, released yesterday, reported Bloomberg.

3 Malaysia's central bank kept its interest rate at 3.25 per cent, citing a weaker external environment, slowing consumption and higher inflation.

4 World food prices rose last month, spurred by weather-driven concerns about sugar and palm oil supplies, the United Nations food agency said yesterday.

5 The European Central Bank will test 39 banks from 10 euro zone countries from February as part of wider European checks.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 06, 2015, with the headline '1 2 3 4 5 Market highlights'. Print Edition | Subscribe