AS oil prices stabilise around US$50, Malaysian tycoon Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary has set out to consolidate most of the oil and gas-related (O&G) businesses in his sprawling empire under his latest...

HONG KONG-listed insurer AIA has set up a Singapore-based dedicated investment company to manage its internal funds in a move observers said might deliver better returns to policyholders.

COMPANY OF GOOD

THE Corporate Giving Survey 2015 - conducted by the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) and Community Chest - has found that the majority of companies in Singapore give back to the...

TOPLINE

A SOUTH-EAST Asian financial technology (fintech) firm backed by Chinese giant Alibaba and Thai conglomerate CP Group is looking to tap the significantly unbanked market in the region. In doing so,...

IN another turn of the drama unfolding in Singapore's real estate investment trust (Reit) space, the manager for Sabana Shari'ah Compliant Industrial Reit (Sabana Reit) said the book value...

INSIDE MARKETS

THE buying was low for the second straight week based on filings on the Singapore Exchange from Feb 13 to Feb 17 with four companies that recorded five purchases worth S$0.23 million. The number of...

DBS plans to hire 100 developers skilled in emerging and disruptive technologies as it looks to cement its position as a leading digital bank.

STOCKS

ALL eyes will be on Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat on Monday as he presents Singapore's Budget 2017 that is expected to address both near-term and longer-term goals. Traders will keep a close...

COMMODITIES

US wheat and corn futures fell on Friday last week for a second straight session as traders liquidated long positions ahead of a US holiday weekend, and following a fund-driven rally seen as lacking...

CURRENCIES

THE US dollar ended higher against most major currencies on Friday as investors were still digesting Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen's remarks and a batch of economic data earlier during the...