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An introduction to the Jardines

Shunned by local brokers, tightly-controlled, the venerable and storied Jardine group is nevertheless too important to miss
Monday, February 2, 2015 - 05:50
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The Jardine conglomerate today owns businesses that Singapore investors might be familiar with, such as car distributors Cycle & Carriage.
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The Jardine conglomerate today owns businesses that Singapore investors might be familiar with, such as car distributors Astra.
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The Jardine conglomerate today owns businesses that Singapore investors might be familiar with, such as hotels of Mandarin Oriental International.
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The Jardine conglomerate today owns businesses that Singapore investors might be familiar with, such as Giant Hypermarket in Singapore by Dairy Farm.
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Jardine Matheson gets its name from its two Scottish founders, William Jardine (above) and James Matheson.
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Jardine Matheson gets its name from its two Scottish founders, William Jardine and James Matheson (above).
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Logo designed in 1982 to mark the group's 150th anniversary.

TO someone looking at the Singapore market for the first time, it might be somewhat puzzling that about one-eighth of the weight of the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) - made up of three stocks - is not covered by local brokers.

These stocks form part of the Jardine conglomerate:

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