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FIRST Sponsor Group is not only the first Singapore-listed developer that disburses loans instead of borrowing, but it may also be the only developer with net cash post-IPO - "which is unheard...

CLEARLY, audit committees (ACs) are shouldering heavier responsibilities than ever before, all while juggling the disparate expectations of shareholders, regulators and other stakeholders.

INSIDE MARKETS

BUYING rebounded while selling among directors fell based on filings on Singapore Exchange from June 29 to July 3. A total of 22 companies recorded 47 purchases worth S$2.49 million versus a paltry...

STOCKS

OUTLOOK reports like this are usually difficult to write because of the inherent unpredictability of markets and the problems associated with selecting potential market-moving events in the days...

COMMODITIES

OIL prices came under pressure last week from concerns about Greece's future in the eurozone and the possibility of higher Iranian crude supplies. Gold failed to benefit from its status as a...

CURRENCIES

FACED with a dire Eurozone crisis back in 2011, investors turned to what they believed to be a reliable store of value: the Swiss Franc. With a longstanding reputation for financial stability, the...

TOSHIBA Corp may need to mark down past earnings by over 100 billion yen (S$1.1 billion), more than double earlier estimates, after an ongoing investigation into past accounting practices found more...

FAMILY-CONTROLLED Swiss elevator and escalator group Schindler Holding plans to force anyone amassing at least half its share capital to make a mandatory offer to all other holders of shares and non-...