HOCK LOCK SIEW

THE nagging problem with ISR Capital's proposed acquisition of a rare-earth mining asset is that the company's answers to numerous queries just keep raising even more questions...

STOCKS

SINGAPORE banking shares continued to lend their weight to the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI), pushing it 10.72 points higher by the end of Wednesday's session, even as investors wondered...

EDITORIAL

HIGHLY optimistic despite an unprecedented financial scandal that has hurt his reputation, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak signalled a week ago that he could call a general election (GE) "...

IF you've taken a university course on American foreign policy or US presidential policymaking, my guess is that during at least one class, the professor focused on the 1962 Cuban missile crisis...

THE BOTTOM LINE

THE dollar has surged, stocks have entered a mini bull market, the prolonged malaise of disinflation and deflation is giving way to concerns about inflation and rising interest rates, while the...

GOOD board governance is essential - it is a decisive check against self-interested actions taken by managers that do not benefit the company. Due to their presumed independence relative to insiders...

EUROPE has just endured two more difficult tests. While Austrian voters rejected the possibility of the European Union getting its first far-right head of state, Italians delivered a stinging rebuke...

COMMENTARY

FRIDAY, Dec 9, marks the 15th anniversary of China's landmark accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO).  In the decade and a half since that date in 2001, much has changed in the global...

HOCK LOCK SIEW

IT has come to surprise many seasoned financiers how badly issuers have been struggling to gain the support of noteholders in their restructuring exercise amid the protracted downturn in the offshore...

EDITORIAL

FOR industry players and others holding out hope of a reprieve soon from the Singapore property market cooling measures amid current moribund market conditions, the government has reiterated its...