Markets highlights

1 Palm oil saw its biggest price advance since 2009 last month after entering a bear market a month earlier, Bloomberg said, noting that the strongest El Nino in almost two decades had affected supply.

2 The Monetary Authority of Singapore is considering introducing margin requirements for over-the-counter derivative trades. This will make trading of these products safer.

3 Singtel's Thai associate Advanced Info Service (AIS) has received a claim of 70 billion baht (S$2.7 billion) from Thai telco TOT over its cellphone service deal. AIS disputes this and wants the Arbitration Institute to look into the issue.

4 Singapore Exchange-listed PEC says it is assessing the impact of client Jurong Aromatics going into receivership. Jurong Aromatics operates a petrochemical plant in Singapore.

5 Singapore Exchange-listed China Hongcheng has engaged advisers in relation to the requirement that it or its controlling shareholders have to make an exit offer as part of the delisting process.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 02, 2015, with the headline 'Markets highlights'. Print Edition | Subscribe