Market highlights

1 Oil traded below US$42 a barrel in Asia ahead of an Opec meeting and the release of China's manufacturing data later this week. The euro also headed for its biggest monthly decline since March on expectations of more stimulus measures.

2 China's stocks extended the biggest rout in three months as brokerages slumped on fears that regulatory probes will hurt profits and concerns that initial public offerings will lure funds from other equities.

3 The five top performers of the FTSE ST Mid Cap Index so far this year are Neptune Orient Lines (up 43.5%), Biosensors International (37.6%), SATS (35.6%), Venture (14.8%) and SIIC Environment Holdings (11.6%), an SGX report said.

4 The provisional liquidators of China Fishery Group have asked that two bonds issued by China Fishery be suspended.

5 Weiye Holdings is seeking shareholder approval for the dual primary listing of its shares on the mainboard of the Hong Kong stock exchange.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 01, 2015, with the headline 'Market highlights'. Subscribe