Trading halt was called since this morning for both Mapletree Commercial Trust ("MCT") and Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust ("MNACT"). Looks like a possible merger and acquisition involving the two REITs to build up its size for greater synergy? Yesterday, I was trying to buy additional Mapletree North Asia Trust due to its high distribution yield of around 6.5% but was very surprised to see the price keep shooting upwards and have to give up. SGX regulators ought to do better in preventing leakage of important information from leaking out before major announcements. In the end, I decided to invest the extra cash into Capitaland Integrated Commercial Trust (this is another story that I will share on another day). Let's keep our fingers crossed that Mapletree will come up with some value adding initiative in their upcoming announcement for all investors.
(Note: I am currently vested in both MCT and MNACT).