IN the weeks since the Parkland school shooting, big US companies have found themselves in a familiar position: pressured to act on controversial social and political issues where government would...

FUND WATCH

WHILE I cautioned on misguided expectations of a low yield environment and the risks facing investors last month, I did not mean to call the top nor did I expect markets to move as swiftly as they...

CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

FEBRUARY'S spike in market volatility, correction in equity markets and increase in US 10-year bond yields towards 3 per cent was long awaited, and has significant consequences for asset owners...

LAST autumn, as cryptocurrencies seemed on the brink of a linkage with the traditional financial system,  there were predictions of a price explosion along with institutional, regulatory and...

The sale price for Hollandia translates to a land rate of S$1,703 per square foot per plot ratio (psf ppr), said its marketing agent Savills Singapore.

HOUSING authorities in the central Chinese city of Wuhan plan a measure requiring mortgages for new homes to be paid into designated bank accounts of developers, as a way of ensuring official...

PODCAST

In this new podcast series for 2018, The Straits Times and The Business Times offer tips for the newcomer to the financial investment scene. How should you balance a percentage of your savings if...

THE period since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) has seemed unusual in the sense that periodic crises and post-GFC caution have prevented the global economy from overheating and excesses building,...

THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT

THREE weeks ago over dinner my 87-year-old father asked me how much money I had made for our clients in our equity strategy in 2017. There was a twinkle in his eye, and I knew exactly why he asked...

CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

I HEARD rumours about a "Singapore government company" being involved in the Petrobras bribery scandal when I was in Sao Paolo in April 2016 visiting CFA Society Brazil. Hence, I was not...