Increasing Demand for Mass Market Homes?More than 70% of the Sky Habitat in Bishan units launched are sold in the first weekend, setting a new benchmark at $1700psf. This reflects the appeal mass-market locations have on would be buyers. In fact, developers sold a record 6682 new homes in the first quarter of this year, fueled by mass-market demand. Will mass market sentiments continue to grow even stronger in the coming months? And will prices continue to trend upwards?Financial Planning 101: Private Placements- Boon or Bane for Shareholders?Besides issuing rights, listed companies can also raise more funds via private placements, ie. to issue new shares to new substantial investors. What are the differences between rights issued and private placements? How do listed companies decide on the fund raising method to employ? And how do private placements affect minority shareholders?