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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is one of the paths towards free trade in the Asia-Pacific region and countries have to work towards free trade so as not to miss out on the many opportunities for cooperation.

TPP is the path towards regional free trade: PM Lee

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is one of the paths towards free trade in the Asia-Pacific region and countries have to work towards free trade so as not to miss out on the many opportunities for cooperation, says Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.


M&A deals in Singapore slow down in Q3 by 27% from a year ago

Corporate activity in Singapore slowed over the third quarter with deal value of announced mergers and acquisitions (M&A) down 27.2 per cent from the previous quarter and lower by 26.7 per cent from a year ago, according to latest data released by Thomson Reuters.


SGX, ICBC tie up to spur listings by Chinese firms in Singapore

Singapore Exchange (SGX) has tied up with Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) to promote its capital markets and support Chinese companies seeking to list on the local bourse.


India's Masala bond makes its debut on SGX

Singapore Exchange (SGX) welcomed the inaugural listing of rupee-denominated or Masala bonds issued by one of India's largest mortgage lenders, Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd (IBHFL), on Monday.


Noble Group hunts investor as profit seen up to two years away

Noble Group Ltd is still seeking a strategic investor as the founder and chairman of the embattled Asian commodities trader says it will take as much as two years for a return to profit.


Australian shares flat as technical snag halts afternoon trade; NZ up

Australian shares struggled to advance on Monday, with technical glitches marring early dealing and later forcing a halt to afternoon trade.


The STI Today

Singapore stocks close higher as traders expect dovish FOMC; pennies rule the day

The Straits Times Index (STI) on Monday drifted within a narrow band before a late afternoon push took it up 24.69 points to 2,852.14, ahead of this week's US Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) meeting.