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Capital-hungry Myanmar firms cautiously drawn to Singapore listings

By Eveline Danubrata and Jared Ferrie SINGAPORE/YANGON (Reuters) - At Yangon International airport, large blue and white signs in the arrival and departure halls promote Singapore's stock exchange as the go-to destination for Myanmar businesses seeking capital. The advertisements underscore Singapore's nascent role as a magnet for Myanmar companies eager to grow as their country emerges from decades of isolation but frustrated by its crippled banking system and barely existing financial markets.

Singapore's penny stock mystery increases pressure on exchange

By Rachel Armstrong and Anshuman Daga SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Exchange Ltd <SGXL.SI>'s role as the city-state's equity market regulator is coming under increasing scrutiny in the fall-out from a penny stock crash earlier this month.

Singapore Exchange lifts trading curbs on three linked companies

By Rachel Armstrong and Eveline Danubrata SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Exchange Ltd (SGX) <SGXL.SI> is to lift trading curbs on three inter-linked companies whose S$8.7 billion ($7 billion)slump in combined market value in just two days earlier this month had sparked criticism of the SGX's market controls. SGX said on Friday it was lifting curbs on Blumont Group Ltd <BLUM.SI>, Asiasons Capital Ltd <ASNS.SI> and LionGold Corp Ltd <LION.SI>, restoring their full access to the equity market.

Grave digger to gold digger: Singapore business shifts feed governance worries

By Anshuman Daga SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A funeral parlor switches into gold mining; a steel trader turns into a property developer; and a food packaging firm ventures into resources. Reverse takeovers and shifting corporate business strategies on Singapore's stock market have come under the spotlight in the wake of a recent collapse in the share prices of three companies listed on Southeast Asia's biggest bourse.

Blumont, Asiasons, LionGold shares tumble as SGX lifts suspensions

By Rachel Armstrong and Eveline Danubrata SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Three Singapore-listed companies resumed their steep decline on Monday as trading halts were lifted - suspensions which have raised more questions than answers about the stocks as well as how the country's exchange regulates sudden price moves.

UK's FTSE slips from latest peaks as Fresnillo falls

* FTSE 100 down 0.5 pct, off fresh 4-1/2 year highs * Fresnillo among top fallers after Q4 update * FTSE 100 in technically "overbought" territory * Traders expect sell-off in immediate term By Sudip Kar-Gupta LONDON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Britain's benchmark share index fell on Tuesday from its highest level in four-and-a-half years, with technical indicators suggesting a rally that drove the market up in earlier sessions would peter out.
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