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Investors reminded to do homework before buying high-yield bonds

But market participants think a lack of credit rating does not necessarily spell trouble

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The strong demand from Singapore retail investors for high-yield instruments has raised concerns about whether they should be rated and how risky those instruments actually are.

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THE strong demand from Singapore retail investors for high-yield instruments has raised concerns about whether they should be rated and how risky those instruments actually are. Recent news of defaults in the Singapore bond market have not helped, some note. Others, however,