Market highlights

1 All eyes in financial markets were on an appearance by Dr Janet Yellen on Thursday after meeting minutes showed the US Federal Reserve is still far from another rise in interest rates, Reuters reported.

2 The S-REIT 20 Index, made up of 20 constituents with a combined market cap of $52 billion, has generated a 5.2 per cent total return so far this year, the SGX said. Dividend yield is 7.2 per cent.

3 Mr Lim Neo Chian, the chairman of the Ascendas Hospitality Trust Management, which is the manager of Ascendas Hospitality Trust, bought 100,000 units for $69,000.

4 Ascendas Funds Management, the manager of Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust, said $130 million notes with a coupon of 2.655 per cent due in 2021 have been sold to institutional investors.

5 Trading of Biosensors International shares were suspended last night. The counter has been delisted.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 08, 2016, with the headline '1 2 3 4 5 Market highlights'. Print Edition | Subscribe