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INVESTORS, BEWARE OF COCKROACHES

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

According to Warren Buffett: “In the world of business, bad news often surfaces serially: you see a cockroach in the kitchen; as the days go by, you meet his relatives.”

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Scrapping quarterly reporting a bad move

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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It’ll worsen information disparity between insiders and investors; neither continuous disclosure nor stronger regulation is a substitute.

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Excelling In GIFT

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

On June 29, a new governance index dedicated to real estate investment trusts (REITs) and business trusts (BTs) in Singapore was launched. This index, called Governance Index For Trusts or GIFT, was developed by Chew Yi Hong, an active investor and corporate governance researcher, and me with the help of a group of NUS accountancy honours students. It is supported by CPA Australia.

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RESPONSE TO APPOINTMENT OF INDEPENDENT THIRD PARTY AT YUUZOO

Friday, July 21st, 2017

I have been a keen observer of corporate governance in Singapore and internationally for almost twenty years but I have never seen a company quite like YuuZoo Corporation (YuuZoo).

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Questions for the 2017 YuuZoo AGM

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

I attended the YuuZoo AGM held on July 7, 2017, as a proxy of a small retail shareholder and prepared a number of questions relating to the financial statements and auditors’ report, most of which I did ask.

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YuuZoo riddled with contradictions

Monday, July 10th, 2017

The company’s response to questions raised about its business dealings contradicts its own statements and reports.

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YuuZoo: More troubling issues

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Deals that went sour and insufficient information about franchise partners are some concerns for investors.

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YuuZoo Corporation – a governance nightmare

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Besides losing key people, it has repeatedly delayed AGM, faced SGX queries.

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Governance Index For Trusts 2017

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Please visit the new website dedicated to the new index at http://trustranking.asia/ Source: Business Times, June 30, 2017

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New governance index for Reits and trusts gives the big picture

Friday, June 30th, 2017

GIFT – Governance Index For Trusts – rates 43 Reits and business trusts on governance and key fundamentals

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