25.01.2013 - Singapore’s biggest deals hit by property curbs
Singapore’s latest round of measures to curb record property prices has become a stumbling block in the city-state’s two-biggest corporate takeover deals. Overseas Union Enterprise Ltd. (OUE) this week gave up its two- month S$13.8 billion ($11.2 billion) tussle against Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi for property and drinks company Fraser & Neave Ltd., citing the measures. Wheelock Properties Ltd., which tried to thwart a plan by SC Global Developments Ltd.’s chief executive officer to buy out the company, dropped the fight less than a week after the new rules, citing “market developments.”..............................................Full Article: Source
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