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The head of Singapore's biggest phone company said she's concerned the entry of a new operator will drive the focus of the competition to just price and will hurt the industry.

DBS, OCBC, Julius Baer bid for Barclays Asia wealth unit

Singapore's DBS Group Holdings and Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp as well as Swiss bank, Julius Baer have submitted non-binding bids for Barclays' Asian private wealth business, people familiar with the matter said.


Risk of Singapore central bank easing seen rising on growth woes

The possibility of Singapore's central bank easing monetary policy at its scheduled policy review in April is rising, analysts say, as weak economic data points to a worsening outlook for growth.

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Strong support seen for Singapore STI at 2,540-2,550: IG

A strong technical support is seen for Singapore's blue-chip Straits Times Index (STI) at 2,540-2,550. A break of this support could see a test of 2,521.95, a level last seen in October 2011, Bernard Aw, market strategist at IG, said.


Singtel's CEO concerned new competitor to focus only on price

The head of Singapore's biggest phone company said she's concerned the entry of a new operator will drive the focus of the competition to just price and will hurt the industry.


DBS toppled by Bank Central Asia as region's largest bank

Bank Central Asia, controlled by Indonesia's second-richest person, Budi Hartono, overtook DBS Group Holdings Ltd this month as Southeast Asia's largest lender by value, with a market capitalisation of US$24.5 billion.


Asia: Stocks sink as Japan caps worst week since financial crisis

Asian stocks extended the selloff that sent global equities into a bear market, with the regional benchmark index heading for its lowest close since 2012, as Japanese shares tumbled to cap their worst week since the financial crisis.


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Singapore shares close flat on Friday, STI down 3.2% for week

Japan slashed its interest rates into negative territory and instead of the yen weakening and the stock market rising, the reverse has occurred - Japanese equities have collapsed and according to pundits, the yen has perversely become a safe haven.

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