Market highlights

1 Food caterer Neo Group is in exclusive talks to acquire two food-related businesses - ER Marketing (S), which imports and exports food products, and Ever Rich, which owns and operates warehouses.

2 SBI Offshore chairman Mirzan Mahathir - the son of former Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamad, has bought 200,000 shares for $16,400, raising his stake to 18.47 per cent.

3 Over a dozen stocks have been added to the FTSE ST Catalist Index recently. Concert organisor UnUsUaL and coffee shop operator Kimly have the highest and second highest weights within the index.

Construction and engineeering group BBR Holdings bought back 30,000 of its shares at 24 cents each for a total outlay of $7,218.

5 ST Engineering bought back 714,400 of its shares at prices between $3.5 and $3.51 for $2.5 million.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 22, 2017, with the headline 'Market highlights'. Subscribe