ECONOMY | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Daily Briefing: FHT, VIT lead REIT performance this week; Costs of playing sports in Singapore

And here are three things to review in an e-commerce business.

From The Motley Fool:

In late October, Frasers Hospitality Trust (SGX: ACV) released its fourth quarter earnings for its fiscal year ended 30 September 2017 (FY2017).

As a quick introduction, Frasers Hospitality Trust is a stapled trust that comprises a real estate investment trust and business trust. Its investment focus is on hotels and serviced residences. At the end of FY2017, its portfolio consisted of 15 properties located in nine cities in Asia, Australia, and Europe. These properties have a total of 3,072 hotel rooms, and 842 serviced residence units.

In the reporting quarter, the trust’s gross revenue jumped by 24.2% year-on-year to S$41.6 million, while net property income increased by 9.8% to S$31.5 million. This drove a 7.2% increase in Frasers Hospitality Trust’s distribution per stapled security (DPS) to 1.2763 cents.

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From via Yahoo! Finance:

Whether you are a sports enthusiast, a hobbyist itching to play some ball, or perhaps someone just looking to pick up some sports for a change, there has probably come a point in time where you were looking for how much it costs to rent sporting facilities in Singapore.

With new world-class sports hubs such as the OCBC Aquatic Centre and Arena, refurbished ActiveSG sporting complexes available in the heartlands, Singapore is teeming with sports facilities available to the public for recreational and community use. We compiled a list of popular sports, where you can play them, how to book these facilities, estimates of how much it costs to rent the facilities and equipment required to get started.

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From The Motley Fool:

E-commerce has taken the world by storm, completely revolutionising the retail industry. Just last week Jeff Bezos, founder of the largest e-commerce company in America, overtook Bill Gates to become the richest man in the world. His company’s market capitalization grew 500 times since its initial public offering. And yet, even now, industry experts think that this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Investors who are looking to get into the action, however, need to be familiar with how the industry works and what they should look out for in e-commerce companies.

As such, I have listed three important aspects of an e-commerce company that investors should look at.

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