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Singapore Wrap Thursday
Six Singapore companies have made it to Forbes Asia's "Best Under a Billion" list this year, three more than in 2014.
Bank of China (BOC) has priced a US$3.55 billion multi-currency, multi-location landmark transaction.
Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE) has invested US$52 million in Crystal Jade Group Holdings which is an L Capital Asia portfolio company.
Singapore interbank offered rate (Sibor) and ABS swap offer rate (SOR) data will be subject to a monthly usage fee of US$1,500 each for subscribers from Oct 1, 2015, the benchmarks' administrator said on Thursday.
Ascott Residence Trust (Ascott Reit) will acquire three serviced residences and four rental housing properties in Australia and Japan for S$298.3 million, which are expected to increase Ascott Reit's distribution income for FY2014 by S$3.9 million and distribution per unit by 2.9 per cent from 8.20 cents to 8.44 cents on a pro forma basis.
The STI Today
Mirroring an apparent impasse in the eurozone over Greece's bailout, Singapore shares ended unchanged on Thursday with the Straits Times Index down a marginal 1.46 points to 3,349.87.