1 The euro was near a six-month low to the US dollar after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said economic risks to the region were "clearly visible", stoking talk he will bolster currency weakening stimulus measures.
2 Draft rules to curb high-speed trading blamed for China's summer stock market crash could kill off billions of dollars of investment into China, global banks and investors have told Chinese regulators in a letter, Reuters said.
3 Luxury-goods maker Burberry Group is scaling back its biggest store in Hong Kong as it seeks to mitigate slumping demand. It agreed with landlord Swire Properties to give up the second storey of its shop in Pacific Place.
4 The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index said the 10 most active stocks were Ezion, Noble, Biosensors, Neptune Orient Lines, CapitaLand Commercial Trust, United Engineers, Yangzijiang Shipbuilding, Suntec Reit, SIIC Environment and Osim.
5 The nine Reits listed here in the past three years were trading at an average indicative dividend yield of 7.2 per cent, as of Monday's closing price . In the year to Nov 9, the nine Reits had averaged a 1.1 per cent total return.