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More REITs to make debut on S'pore Exchange: by Millet Enriquez SINGAPORE - At least seven real estate investmen...

SINGAPORE - At least seven real estate investment trusts (REITs) that could raise around $4 billion are expected to make their debut on the Singapore Exchange this year. Analysts expect further upside for REITs and said more of them will likely ride the momentum and issues as big as last year's two mega-IPOs could be in the pipeline. One of these is the Mapletree Commercial Trust to be launched sometime in late March or early April, which could raise over $1 billion and will have an asset portfolio of about $2.5 billion, said Mr George Lee, executive vice-president, Group Investment Banking at OCBC Bank. The other big issue is that of Perennial Real Estate, which is reported to list a trust comprising principally of retail malls in China, and will potentially raise funds close to $1 billion. The REIT IPO pipeline also includes another syariah-compliant REIT of a Middle Eas...

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