Daily Briefing: Bond market to face headwinds this year; Cambridge Industrial REIT to ditch stakes in Ubi Avenue

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In 2016, Singapore’s bond market faced a series of defaults as companies associated with the oil and gas sector found themselves in a position where they were unable to meet their repayment commitments. According to a report in Bloomberg, five Singapore firms defaulted on bonds of a total value of nearly S$1bil last year. Swiber Holdings failed to meet its coupon payments repeatedly. The company is a provider of services to the offshore oil industry. Recently, it has been under investigation by the Commercial Affairs Department, a branch of the Singapore Police Force. A newspaper report states that the reason for the investigation is not clear. Read the rest of the story here.

Singapore-listed industrial REIT, Cambridge Industrial Trust, will dispose a property at 55 Ubi Avenue 3 for SGD22.1 (USD15.5 million) to an undisclosed buyer. The property, a five-storey light industrial building with approximately 141,135 square feet of gross floor area, has remaining land tenure of approximately 39 years. According to a statement issued by the REIT on 23 January, the divestment originated from an unsolicited enquiry on the property. Get to know the details of the planned divestment here.

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