Market highlights

1 Opec said it may deepen cuts to its forecast for global oil demand growth due to slowing economic expansion in emerging markets, warmer weather and the removal of fuel subsidies, Bloomberg said.

2 Singapore's most active 50 stocks by turnover in the past three months have averaged a 1.5 per cent total return so far this year. The MSCI AC Asia Pacific Index is down 7.5 per cent in Singdollar terms.

3 Citic Envirotech has secured its first sludge-treatment project in Weifang city in China's Shandong province. The investment is 220 million yuan (S$46 million).

4 SGX-listed GRP is in talks with fintech group ayondo on a reverse takeover. This may see ayondo as the first fintech firm listed here. ayondo offers platforms allowing retail investors to copy expert trades.

5 Japan-focused Croesus Retail Trust has issued $60 million of 5 per cent senior unsecured notes due 2020 as part of its US$500 million euro medium-term note programme.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 14, 2016, with the headline '1 2 3 4 5 Market highlights'. Print Edition | Subscribe