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Singapore is aiming to play a role in the pricing of LNG in Asia with a new weekly index, forming part of its ambitions to be a trading hub for LNG.

The share price of commodities and shipping group Noble slid to their lowest level since 2008 on Tuesday after Glencore’s hit a record low the day before.

Triton Investments No.8 have bought a 80.77% stake in struggling Singapore-listed offshore player Japser Investments for just SGD1.25m ($899,487), a discount of 93.33% over its last traded price.

The share price of offshore yard group Vard plunged around 28% in early trading, prompting an investigation from the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX).

Under fire over its valuations of its businesses Noble Group has commissioned a third party review of its mark to market (MTM) models and valuations.

Leading dry bulk players believe the worst maybe over for the capesize market with a high volume of scrapping, and a lack of forward cover by charterers, giving the possibility of spikes in the market.

Despite an extremely weak dry bulk in April the Singapore Exchange (SGX) reported a 700% increase year-on-year for freight derivative volumes.

Noble Group’s shareholders overwhelmingly voted to approve the company’s accounts on Friday, following recent allegations of improper accounting.

Mercator Lines (Singapore) Ltd has appointed an independent financial advisor as seeks to assess options for its financial affairs as the record low dry bulk freight market takes its toll.

Noble Group is launching legal action against Iceberg Research as the anoymous blogger publishes it third report into the commodities and shipping group, questioning debt levels and linking it to the collapse of OW Bunker.

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