Markets highlights

1 Lifebrandz plans to acquire Natural Essence Group. Lifebrandz is issuing 167 million new shares at 0.3 cents each to raise $501,000. It is also not proceeding with acquiring Three Crystals Hong Kong.

2 The SPDR STI ETF closed at its highest price for the week with a gain of 0.4 per cent. The volume traded in this exchange-traded fund was the highest so far this year.

3 Yanlord Land bought back 10,000 shares at prices between $1.35 and $1.375 for a total of $13,789.

4 Estate maintenance firm Isoteam bought back 500,000 shares at a price of 38.5 cents each for a total of $192,994.

5 Sinopipe, whose shares were suspended in 2012, says the SGX has rejected its application for an extension of time until Nov 30 to disclose the company's results for the quarter ended Sept 30.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 19, 2016, with the headline 'Markets highlights'. Subscribe