SGX eyes billion-dollar Reits, consumer, tech, healthcare IPOs in coming months

SINGAPORE Exchange (SGX) is seeing "very healthy" mandates for initial public offers (IPO) in the coming months - including possible billion-dollar Reits...

Forget HKEx; SGX carves out its own winning niche

UNLIKE Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx), Singapore Exchange (SGX) does not have China as its hinterland, but has managed to punch above its weight in niche sectors, thanks to its diversified fund-raising options, says Chew Sutat, SGX's head of equities and fixed income. ...

Nine-year cap on independent directors to kick in from 2022

SOME 42.2 per cent of companies listed in Singapore have at least one independent director (ID) who has been on the board for over nine years - but they will now have to fix that by January 1, 2022. All companies will also have to ensure that IDs make up one-third of their board seats.

Building an empire on 3-in-1 instant coffee mix

THERE is an old saying "nothing ventured, nothing gained" that is applicable to Singapore-listed Food Empire Holdings. Its chief executive officer Sudeep Nair spent most of his life turning the group's fledgling 3-in-1 instant coffee mix business into a familiar brand in Russia, a...

Steve Ting on timing, luck and second phase of his career

THE global financial crisis (GFC) in 2008 almost derailed a deal that would forever change Steve Ting's life...

Jason Holdings' founder and ex-CEO Jason Sim charged with cheating

FORMER chief executive officer and executive director of Jason Holdings, Jason Sim Chon Ang, has been charged in the State Courts for allegedly cheating banks of over S$5 million over four years.

70,000 members' data stolen, but Sias unaware for 5 years

HACKERS stole the personal data of 70,000 members of the Securities Investors Association of Singapore (Sias) in 2013 - yet for five years, the investor advocate had no clue about the breach.

MAS tells financial institutions to tighten customer verification

ADDRESSING the potential risk that information stolen during the cyber attack on SingHealth may be used by fraudsters to impersonate customers and perform unauthorised financial transactions, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has ordered financial institutions to tighten their customer-...

Given a second chance, die-hard Vard shareholders must come out to vote

THERE are four more days to July 24, when Vard Holdings will again convene an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) to seek its shareholders' approval on the shipbuilder's voluntary delisting from the Singapore Exchange (SGX), and the exit offer made to them...

SGX takes carrot and stick approach to set good corporate behaviour

CARROT and stick - that's how the Singapore Exchange (SGX) will shape and deal with the corporate behaviour of listed companies here...

GIC 20-year returns ease to 3.4% amid challenging climate

GIC, the manager of Singapore's reserves, continues to deliver steady long-term returns, but warns of a challenging investment climate ahead that could pressure its key performance metric...

GIC puts more in tech firms but is mindful of surging valuations

GIC has expanded its investments in technology companies, but warns that valuations have gone up substantially and it pays to be cautious and selective.

Risk-reward outcome is key, crisis or not: GIC

NO ONE can predict how bad the next financial crisis will be; neither can anyone say for sure if the market will see a repeat of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), which began to unfold more than 10 years ago in the summer of 2007.

Ayondo needs to turn hype into results to live up to its promise

IT has been slightly over three months since the initial public offer (IPO) of Europe-based Ayondo Ltd, the first loss-making fintech to make its debut on the Singapore Exchange (SGX). But SGX's maiden pure-play fintech IPO performance appears struggling to live up to its hype...

IPOs on SGX down, but cautious optimism prevails

LIKE most exchanges globally, Singapore Exchange (SGX) has seen a slowdown in the number of initial public offers (IPOs) in the first-half of 2018, as rising geo-political tensions and trade risks dent confidence.

Disclosure, conversion safeguards for dual class shares fall short: CFA

SINGAPORE Exchange (SGX) has introduced numerous investor safeguards for dual class share (DCS) structures, but those for disclosures and share conversion have fallen short, CFA Society of Singapore and CFA Institute warned.

Escalating trade conflict to fuel market volatility

THE US trade spat with the world's largest economies is likely to continue to haunt investors in the third quarter, with escalating rhetoric by leaders fuelling market volatility...

Stocks up on China reprieve

BETWEEN trade wars, higher US dollar rates and a stronger greenback, the regional stock market environment remains challenging.

Singapore shares fail to sustain gains, close 0.3% higher

SINGAPORE shares ended slightly higher on Friday, as investors took profit ahead of the uncertain weekend which will see the US Treasury announce new measures to restrict Chinese investment.

Trump stance on China confuses markets

STOCK markets in Asia remained on tenterhooks, as political and economic uncertainties continued to weigh on sentiment.

Singapore shares end flat

SINGAPORE shares ended flat in listless Thursday trade as global trade friction heats up.

STI resumes fall with region awash in red

STOCK markets in Asia tumbled Wednesday, extending a recent sell-off on concerns about a looming US-China trade war.

Singapore stocks end lower, with rest of Asia in the red

SINGAPORE shares ended in negative territory, tumbling along with the rest of Asia on an escalating trade spat between China and the US.

SGX enters new era as it starts dual-class shares for qualifying IPOs

SINGAPORE Exchange (SGX) on Tuesday approved the biggest change to its listing rules, giving the go-ahead for companies with dual-class shares (DCS) structures to seek a primary listing on its main board with immediate effect.

STI rebounds 0.6% but trade fears weigh

STOCK markets in Asia languished as trade angst continued to weigh on global markets.