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What if Mers strikes? Analysts give their take on defensive plays

Medical equipment makers and telcos seen as safer bets; tourism-related stocks said to be most vulnerable

TAKING STOCK: Shares of rubber glove manufacturers are among those seen as defensive shelters in the event of Mers reaching Singapore.


SINGAPORE equity analysts say that it is too early to board up the windows even as the spectre of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrom (Mers) creeps into neighbouring markets. Still, if the virus breaches the island's defences, they recommend sheltering in healthcare and medical...

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