BT EXCLUSIVE

SGX says IPOs picking up, but brokers say structural issues remain

THE Singapore Exchange is optimistic about its listings pipeline, but many equity players insist the bourse remains listless and urgent remedy is needed.

SGX Q3 net profit up 21% to S$100.5m - highest in 10 years

STRONG performances in the derivatives and securities segments propelled Singapore Exchange's (SGX) net profit for the third quarter ended March 31, 2018, to S$100.5 million - its highest in 10 years...
DUAL CLASS SHARES

Dual class listings are a 'go' - but alone won't give SGX its edge

ALLOWING companies with dual class share (DCS) structures to list on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) is just one of the many factors needed to make Singapore more competitive against its equally progressive regional peers in attracting blockbuster initial public offers (IPOs), experts say.

Disciplinary actions require a due process: SGX RegCo

THERE is no lack of will or ability on the part of Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo) to carry out its task of policing the 745 listed firms with a combined market value of S$1 trillion while protecting investors.
HOCK LOCK SIEW

Rewarding good corp governance is right move

EARLIER this month, the Singapore Exchange (SGX) joined other developed bourses in its move to reward listed companies with good corporate governance (CG) practices and compliance track records with accelerated approval for certain corporate actions.
STOCKS

Domestic factors may take centrestage this week

WHILE the trade tiff between the US and China dominated headlines all of last week, domestic factors may just steal the limelight this week.
TOPLINE

Making room for renewable energy

ACROMEC, which designs and maintains laboratories and sterile facilities, had an interesting proposition when it sought an initial public offer (IPO) in Singapore in 2016.
STOCKS

Singapore, Hong Kong bourses end higher, shrugging off trade war threats

ASIAN stock markets headed higher on Friday, with investors growing increasingly de-sensitised to the US-China trade conflict even as US President Donald Trump threatened to slap tariffs on an additional US$100 billion of Chinese imports.

Singapore shares shrug off trade tension to end higher

SINGAPORE shares ended higher on Friday as emboldened investors shrugged off the latest US-China trade conflict as a mere battle of words.
STOCKS

STI rallies 2% after Wall St rebounds

RIGHT now, retail investing in the stock market seems as risky as the game of Russian Roulette.

Singapore shares end higher as investors shrug off trade conflict

SINGAPORE shares ended higher on Thursday, as investors shrugged off the US-China trade conflict.

Asia, Europe markets recoil as China ups tariff ante

ASIA equities took a beating on Wednesday, with negative sentiment likely to linger as China announced later in the day that it would impose additional tariffs of 25 per cent on 106 US products - on top of the 128 unveiled earlier.

SGX rewards good governance with selective Fast Track approvals

LISTED companies in Singapore with good corporate governance (CG) practices and compliance track records can now enjoy fast-tracked approval for certain corporate actions.
STOCKS

STI down on tit-for-tat trade threats

SINGAPORE shares, along with its regional peers, reeled on escalating fears of a trade war between the world's two largest economies...

Singapore shares end lower on escalating trade tension

SINGAPORE shares, along with its regional peers, took a heavy beating after China imposed an additional 25 per cent tariffs on imports of 106 US products in retaliation against proposed US duties on its high-tech goods.
STOCKS

STI down 0.5% as Wall St losses sting

SINGAPORE shares opened weaker on Tuesday, after US equities on Wall Street posted their worst start to April since the Great Depression in 1929.

Singapore shares close lower on Tuesday, dragged down by Wall Street

SINGAPORE shares ended lower on Tuesday, with European traders taking stock of the steep sell-off on Wall Street and the latest development involving a possible US-China trade war as they return from their Easter break.
STOCKS

Easter, trade war keep investors on edge

WITH investors in Australia and Hong Kong as well as some parts of Europe still on their Easter breaks on Monday, trading in the Singapore stock market was rather thin and lacked clear direction.

Singapore shares end marginally higher, off intraday high

SINGAPORE shares kicked off the week on a higher note on Monday, reflecting gains on Wall Street last Thursday.
BT EXCLUSIVE

Singapore has room for new derivatives exchanges

SINGAPORE, home to two derivatives exchanges and a third coming onboard in May, has room for new exchanges given the insatiable appetite for better risk management in a volatile world.
STOCKS

Domestic conditions may keep market active

SINGAPORE traders return to work after the Good Friday public holiday, but other bourses like Australia and Hong Kong will stay shut for Easter Monday, alongside key European Union peers.

SGX lowers entry for dual class share listing, safeguards up

SINGAPORE Exchange (SGX) on Wednesday kicked off the final consultation stage for dual class share (DCS) listings, unveiling detailed rules and safeguards described as comprehensive by most experts.
COMMENTARY

A considered approach to dual class share listings

AS Singapore Exchange (SGX) moves into the final consultation with detailed listing rule changes to pave the way for companies seeking dual-class share (DCS) structures to list here, the chasm between those in favour and those against remains just as wide as when the debate first started years ago.

SGX proposes safeguards for dual class share listings on main board

SINGAPORE Exchange (SGX) on Wednesday entered into the final consultation stage for dual class share (DCS) listings, unveiling detailed rules and safeguards proposed, as it paves the way for the controversial structure on its main board.
BT EXCLUSIVE

Dual class shares likely to be limited to SGX main board

WITH China joining the fray to woo back the billions it lost when homegrown startups listed overseas, the battle to list the next FANG (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google) and BAT (Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent) has just become hotter.