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Singapore's anti-trust body said on Friday it is seeking feedback over the US$19 billion acquisition of SanDisk Corp by US giant Western Digital Corp.

Singapore seeks feedback on US$19b acquisition of SanDisk by Western Digital

The Competition Commission of Singapore said the proposed acquisition, according to both parties, "will not result in a substantial lessening of competition for enterprise SSDs (solid-state drives) in Singapore or worldwide".

BHG Retail Reit opens at S$0.805, against IPO price of S$0.80

Units of Chinese mall owner BHG Retail Reit opened on Friday at S$0.805, up 0.63 per cent from its initial public offering (IPO) price of S$0.80 apiece. When the market closed, the units had settled back at S$0.80.

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SingPost shares fall after CEO quits

Shares of Singapore Post (SingPost) fell on Friday after its group CEO Wolfgang Baier said he was leaving the mainboard-listed company, catching investors by surprise and leaving the group scrambling to name a successor.

Health Ministry sets up taskforce to implement measures to strengthen detection and response to outbreaks

The Ministry of Health has set up a seven-member taskforce to strengthen the detection and response to outbreaks, particularly those that are unusual and unfamiliar.

Impending volatility when FOMC meets, but S-Reits' valuation cheap now: OCBC

"Although our thesis of slowing DPU growth remains intact and we are cognisant of headwinds that will continue to plague the sector ahead, we opine that the market has priced in some of these negatives and current sector valuations are not demanding," the report said

Singland-UOL consortium wins bid for Clementi residential site

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) said on Friday it has awarded the tender for the residential site at Clementi Avenue 1 to Singland Homes Pte Ltd and UOL Venture Investments Pte Ltd. The consortium submitted the highest bid in the tender for the site at S$302.1 million.

Fosun bonds fall, stock halted after report chairman Guo missing

Closely held Fosun Group, which controls Fosun International, has "lost contact" with Mr Guo, 48, the magazine said, citing people it didn't identify.

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STI down 1.6% for the week ahead of FOMC meeting

The impending Christmas holidays combined with ever-weakening oil prices and next week's US Federal Open Markets Committee meeting made for yet another forgettable week for the local stock market in which the Straits Times Index lost 45 points or 1.6 per cent at 2,834.63 - all in poor volume.