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ON THE RADAR

NET purchases among global mutual funds outpaced net sells for the three months to April 30 - but only just slightly. Based on transactions in the top five stocks, there were buys of S$1.37 billion,...

THE new fixed-income haven is, of all things, the market for junk bonds.

MONEY MATTERS

WITH interest rates in developed economies at rock bottom and, with an impending rate rise in the US, the chase for yield has sparked a flurry of commentary about how investing for income is not...

ON THE RADAR

GLOBAL mutual funds bought more Singapore stocks than they sold in the three months to April 22.

MONEY MATTERS

THE development of Singapore's hedge fund industry is often cited as a case study for success in financial services in Asia. The industry today accounts for more than US$29 billion under...

MUTUAL fund giant Pimco is looking to grow its business in the Asia Pacific at a double digit clip over the next five to seven years, says Eric Mogelof, Pimco Asia's managing director and head...

HERE'S a quick way for credit investors to earn billions of dollars this year: simply buy pieces of the largest new junk bond sales, then sell them for a profit. It's been a seemingly easy...

COMMENTARY

WE live in an abnormal world of falling consumer prices. The phenomenon is so rare that the US, for instance, saw year-on-year price declines only in one month (this January) in the last 50 years, if...

FEW have benefited more from the bull market that started in 2009 than technology companies, and none are being counted on more by investors to deliver the earnings needed to keep it going.

FUND MANAGER'S TAKE

THE first whispers of worry about a Chinese property bubble surfaced in late 2009. Since then, the local real estate market has quickened and slowed in line with government measures to stoke or cool...