HOCK LOCK SIEW

TIH takeover - not all deals are created equal

"WHAT's good for the goose is not always good for the gander" pops into mind in the takeover bid for Singapore-listed TIH by Indonesian tycoon Stephen Riady and in part, led by TIH chairman Kin Chan of Hong Kong hedge fund Argyle Street Management. So, when a market watcher hollered...
STOCKS

Few reasons to hold back STI from powering on

IT may be too early to trot out the stock market cliche "as goes January, so goes the year". But there is no mistaking investor exuberance...
STOCKS

STI climbs 0.2% on upbeat prospects for global growth

TRADERS evidently couldn't find one good reason to sell as they capped the second trading week of the new year. On the contrary, there were plenty of reasons not to quit the show ahead of the release of some key US data and rising oil prices, as optimism over the health of the global economy...

Singapore shares close 0.2% up

SHARE prices in the Singapore bourse snapped two straight days of losses and inched up 7.9 points or 0.2 per cent to finish at 3,520.56 on Friday.
STOCKS

STI takes a breather after recent rally

THE Singapore bourse took another breather on Thursday after scaling fresh 2½-year highs with the benchmark Straits Times Index closing modestly lower by 0.2 per cent amid a quiet data day.

Singapore shares close 0.2% lower

SHARES in the Singapore bourse extended its losses, albeit modestly, for the second straight day and closed lower by 7.8 points or 0.2 per cent at 3,512.68 on Thursday on high trading volume.
STOCKS

'Bullish glow' continues in local bourse

THE Singapore market extended its "bullish glow" on Tuesday, hitting a fresh two-and-a-half year high as it rode on the strong upward momentum after a relatively quiet session on Wall Street. Traders also kept watch on the rare talks between North and South Korea amid the day's thin...

Singapore shares close 0.4% higher

SHARE prices in the Singapore bourse closed higher by 12.47 points or 0.4 per cent to finish at 3,524.65 on Tuesday.
STOCKS

Feel-good sentiment boosts market

THERE was no other way for the stock market to go but up on Monday with Wall Street's record close last Friday (despite underwhelming US jobs data), flourishing risk appetite and rosy macro data signalling global economic resilience...

Singapore shares close 0.7% higher

SHARE prices in the Singapore bourse closed higher with the key Straits Times Index gaining 22.7 points or 0.7 per cent to finish at 3,512.18 on Monday.
STOCKS

Merrymaking continues with STI up 1%

THE local bourse wouldn't let up on its new-year merry-making and snubbed the rising rhetoric between the United States and North Korea, choosing instead to cheer Wall Street's grand 2018 start while it continued to bask in the goodness of recently-released upbeat macro data both from...

Singapore shares close 1% higher

SHARE prices in the Singapore bourse rose with the benchmark Straits Times Index finishing 34 points or nearly one per cent up at 3,464.28 on Wednesday.
BT OUTLOOK 2018

Malaysia's rosy economy a winner in election year

THE dominant theme in Malaysia for 2018 is no mystery - the imminent and no doubt, hotly contested 14th General Election that must be called by August next year. And if you believe the pundits, neither is its outcome, with most expecting the long-ruling Barisan Nasional led by Prime Minister Najib...

Out with the old

DON'T believe the hype. American reality shows such as Pawn Stars or Hardcore Pawn would have you believe that the business of making big bucks from cash-starved individuals hocking their sentimental valuables for quick cash is glamorous, or even, badass. In reality, one of the oldest...
INSIDE VIEW

Fed rate hike: no surprise can be a good thing

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9 in 10 Singapore SMEs successful in securing debt financing: survey

ABOUT 13 per cent of Singapore's small and medium enterprises (SMEs) sought external financing in the past year and a bulk or 90 per cent of them were successful in their applications for debt financing, according to a latest survey by Spring Singapore...

Nine in 10 Singapore SMEs successful in securing debt financing: survey

ABOUT 13 per cent of Singapore's small and medium enterprises (SMEs) sought external financing in the past year and a bulk or 90 per cent of them were successful in their applications for debt financing, according to a latest survey by Spring Singapore. ...

Fees for advanced seat selection in new fare structure for SIA, SilkAir from January 2018

COME Jan 20, Singapore Airlines and SilkAir will start charging some Economy Class passengers for advance seat selection.

TMC Education stock jumps on news of takeover bid by property magnate

TMC Education Corp shares jumped three Singapore cents or 75 per cent to seven Singapore cents when it resumed trading on Friday following news of a takeover bid by hotel and property magnate Koh Wee Meng.

Singtel's Optus acquires spectrum in Australia

SINGAPORE Telecommunication's Australian unit Optus has acquired a variety of new metropolitan licences for customers in the 2300 MHz and 3500 MHz spectrum bands for A$6.5 million (S$6.7 million)...

ESR-Reit acquires property in Ang Mo Kio

ESR-Reit (Real Estate Investment Trust) has acquired an 80 per cent interest in a special purpose vehicle that owns a leasehold interest in a property situated within the Serangoon North Industrial Estate in Singapore for S$240 million, marking its largest acquisition to date.

MPA pumps S$12 million more to promote S'pore's LNG bunkering

THE Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has injected another S$12 million to boost Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering in the Port of Singapore.

MPA pumps S$12m more to promote Singapore's LNG bunkering

THE Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has injected another S$12 million to boost Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering in the Port of Singapore.

Singtel's Optus wins more spectrum in Australia, including 5G pioneer band

SINGTEL-owned Optus in Australia announced that it has successfully acquired a variety of new metropolitan licences for customers in the 2300 MHz and 3500 MHz spectrum bands.

ESR Reit acquires 80% interest in SPV holding Ang Mo Kio property for S$240m

ESR Reit (Real Estate Investment Trust) has acquired an 80 per cent interest in a special purpose vehicle that owns a leasehold interest in a property in 7000 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 in Singapore for S$240 million, marking its largest acquisition to date.