SGX suspends trading in Asiasons, Liongold and Blumont shares

SGX suspends trading in Asiasons, Liongold and Blumont shares

Friday, Oct 04, 2013

Reuters

In a dramatic move this morning, the Singapore Exchange (SGX) suspended the trading of three stocks, namely Blumont, Asiasons Capital and Liongold. SINGAPORE – The Singapore Exchange Ltd on Friday suspended trading in Asiasons Capital Ltd and Liongold Corp Ltd after their share prices fell sharply in the morning session. Asiasons shares plunged 61 per cent while Liongold Corp shares dropped 42 per cent before their trading suspension. According to statements filed by both firms, the Singapore bourse operator invoked SGX-ST Rule 8.10 to immediately suspend trading “to safeguard the interests of the market as there could be circumstances that would result in the market not being fully informed”. It also suspended the trading of Blumont Group Ltd shares after the company said it plans to take over a foreign-listed coal mining company, sending its shares plunging by more than 50 per cent. “This is to safeguard the interests of the market as there could be circumstances that would result in the market not being fully informed,” a stock exchange filing said. Blumont said before market hours on Friday that it had reached an agreement on the terms of a proposed takeover bid of a coal mining company for up to S$146 million ($117 million).

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