Market highlights

1 Among the active SGX-listed stocks, Singapore Medical Group saw the biggest volume leap last week. So far this year it has shot up 92.1 per cent, an SGX report said.

2 Apart from Singapore Medical Group and Dairy Farm, other counters with a jump in volume included Sembcorp Marine, Yangzijiang Shipbuilding, Delfi, ARA Asset Management, Cache Logistics Trust and SMRT.

The SGX All Healthcare Index has generated a total return of 2.4 per cent this year. The best-performing stocks include Singapore Medical Group, Singapore O&G, Isec Healthcare, Pharmesis International and First Reit.

4 Property developer Starland Holdings will likely report a net loss for the nine months to June 30. This is due to expenses and impairment losses on a development property here and withholding tax provisions relating to China units.

5 Swiss-based, SGX-listed Lonza is buying InterHealth Nutraceuticals for up to US$300 million (S$403 million). US-based InterHealth researches, manufactures and markets nutritional ingredients for use in dietary supplements.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 16, 2016, with the headline 'Market highlights'. Print Edition | Subscribe