THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is amenable to reducing the free float level of those applying for the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) to 33 percent, but is bent on increasing the minimum public float of listed firms
straightt to 25 percent.
The insurance sector accounts for the largest listed firms
, 35, followed by the service sector, 29; banking, 26; energy 17; financing and investment, 14; manufacturing 14; real estate 13; consumer goods 13; transportation 5; and 2 telecommunications companies.
Disclosure norms are even more stringent for listed firms
. All things considered, there are enough and more tools for stakeholders to ascertain the financial health of companies, albeit to varying extents.
The state-owned mutual fund firm the National Investment Trust (NIT) would manage the fund and would inject the fund most probably in state-owned listed firms
including OGDC, PPL, PSO and many more.
in the 30-member PSEi, based on the results of the Philippine Stock Exchange's (PSE) review of listed firms
covering trading activity from January to December 2018.
"While higher benchmark interest would take its toll on debt charges, it would be prudent to sift through listed firms
' debt profile to see which ones are variable versus fixed.
The economic resilience shown by Qatar despite the blockade has made the country one of the safest places in the world to invest in, he said, adding that the listed firms
should capitalise on the country's robust economic growth to attract foreign funds waiting on the sidelines.
The 662 listed firms
on the main board saw their second quarter earnings in China rise NT$16.1 billion from a year earlier, partly due to soaring cement prices, while the 523 OTC listed firms
suffered a decline of NT$2.9 billion in earnings due to higher operating costs, the FSC said.
The large listed firms
are self-sufficient in liquidity with low debt burdens and strong repayment capacity.
The average net profit margin of all listed firms
was 19.4 percent in 2015, before shrinking to 14.5 percent last year.
The UAE bourses are likely to maintain the sideways trend this week amid cautious trading as other listed firms
have not unveiled the extent of their exposure to The Abraaj Group crisis, reported Mubasher.