New buzz but common constraints

THE year 2014 has been nothing short of bustling for entrepreneurship in Singapore as many startups won landmark funding and scored high valuations, as more money and entrepreneurs entered the scene. But some observers noted the relative lack of "...

Banking & Finance

CORPORATE treasurers of large firms looking to limit foreign exchange losses amid ongoing currency volatility have been willing to pay a premium to issue local-currency debt, a top executive at JPMorgan told The Business Times.

Government & Economy

[HONG KONG] A month after China opened up its equity markets in a landmark trading link with Hong Kong, demand has been subdued and the bulk of activity has come from short-term speculative investors.


LAST week, the stock market had one of its strongest two-day rallies of the last five years as the Federal Reserve told the bulls exactly what they wanted to hear.


US investors were big sellers of most foreign stocks in the third quarter but cautiously continued to pick up Asian stocks, including those listed in Singapore. Meanwhile, Singapore investors, who had been clearing their holdings of US equities lately,...

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