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THE recent amendments to the Companies Act were seven years in the making. Why did it take so long?

 DIRECTORS had a bullish week with heavy buys and no sales, according to Singapore Exchange filings in the third week of December. A total of 25 companies recorded 49 purchases worth S$6.76 million...

TALKS over the potential US$780 million sale of STATS ChipPAC to China's Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology Co (JCET) have been extended for a second time. The new deadline is now Dec 31...

ONCE again, the US Federal Reserve has saved Wall Street - and, with it, most other global equity markets - from collapse with its assurances that it will give markets what they want.

BRENT oil prices plummeted last week to five-year lows underneath US$60 per barrel as markets were rocked by shrinking Chinese manufacturing output, economic turmoil in Russia and ample crude...

BLOOMBERG'S gauge of the US dollar last week rose for the eighth time in nine weeks after Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen signalled that the central bank is poised to increase interest rates...

CHIEF executives got their deal-making confidence back in 2014, emboldened by a clearer outlook for their businesses to take the global value for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to their highest...

TRADERS in gold options are pulling out of bets on a rally as gains for the American dollar and US equities curb the appeal of precious metals as alternative assets.

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