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Singapore REITs to keep market's love after bulking up

Inclusion in major indices could boost prices, trading volumes

REITs are more selective and see value in property segments such as hotels and warehouses.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Stocks of real estate investment trusts have rallied so sharply this year that many analysts see little scope for further gains. But recent moves in the sector suggest investor interest is likely to be sustained.

A wave of acquisitions and mergers by these property-owning vehicles has created some of the largest REITs in the Asia Pacific region. Some have been added to major stock indexes, which means greater attention from analysts and institutional investors.

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