New dawn for Noble as Goldilocks ends trench fight over debt revamp

NOBLE Group and shareholder Goldilocks Investment Company have finally buried the hatchet over the terms of a US$3.5 billion restructuring of the troubled commodity trader.
HOCK LOCK SIEW

Malaysia Inc reform mustn't become a witch-hunt

"THIS page is being updated" appears innocuously under the "Leadership" and "Board of Trustees" titles on the website of Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) - a Malaysian state-linked investment fund with assets of more than RM200 billion (S$67 billion) under management. ...
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STI may lack upside impetus amid trade tensions

AS the Singapore bourse returns from a long Eid holiday weekend, global trade fears that have spooked trading sentiment show little signs of abating as the US-China spat flares up - this time with Beijing vowing to retaliate.

Hawkish Fed spooks Asian markets

WHERE Asian markets failed to react to the US-North Korea summit earlier in the week, they more than made up for it - in an adverse way - on Thursday on the back of rich pickings of red flags, chiefly concerns over the US Federal Reserve's signal that interest rates are heading north faster...
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STI falls 1% on Fed rate hike, trade fears

SHARE prices in the Singapore bourse saw red on Thursday ahead of the Eid holiday, after the US Federal Reserve hiked rates as it unexpectedly took a more hawkish tone, while rising trade fears further spooked sentiment.

Singapore shares close 1% lower on Thursday

SHARE prices in the Singapore bourse - alongside regional peers - were splashed in red ink on Thursday ahead of the Eid holiday, after the US Federal Reserve hiked rates and spotted a more hawkish tone in projections while rising trade fears and weak Chinese data further spooked sentiment.
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STI sinks ahead of Fed meet

A CAUTIOUS mood prevailed in the Singapore bourse with the key Straits Times Index closing 38.18 points or 1.11 per cent lower at 3,392.51l on Wednesday as traders shifted their focus to key central bank meetings ahead.

Singapore shares close 1.11% down

THE cautious mood in the Singapore bourse prevailed with the key Straits Times Index closing 38.18 points or 1.11 per cent lower at 3,392.51 on Wednesday as traders shifted their focus to key central bank meetings ahead, chiefly in the US.
TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT

Risk appetites may grow as US, North Korea talk peace

ASIAN markets' somewhat watered-down reaction to the landmark US-North Korea summit in Singapore affirmed the fact that the unprecedented one-on-one powwow in all its staged glory and larger significance for world peace was hardly a nail-biting event for investors from the start...
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STI dips 0.3% as caution rules amid summit

"MEH" pretty much wraps up the reaction of the Singapore bourse to the "better-than-expected" outcome of the historic US-North Korea summit held right here on Tuesday as more pressing issues dominated investors' attention. ...

Singapore shares close 0.32% lower

THE Singapore bourse shrugged off the “better-than-expected” outcome of the historic US-North Korea summit held in the city state with the key Straits Times Index retreating 11 points or 0.32 per cent to finish at 3,430.69 on Tuesday.  
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Market moves cautiously ahead of summit

CAUTION weighed heavily in the air ahead of the major US-North Korea one-on-one powwow right here in Singapore while fears over global trade loomed after the Group of Seven meeting over the weekend which underscored the divisions between the US and its allies.

Singapore shares close up 0.15%

SHARE prices in the Singapore bourse rose modestly with the key Straits Times Index finishing at 3,441.69 - 5.32 points or 0.15 per cent higher.  

S'pore seeking arrest of Jho Low in 1MDB scandal since 2016

AMID a probe into 1Malaysia Development Berhad's money trail that was described by Singapore as the "most complex, sophisticated and largest money-laundering case ever", the city state's authorities said on Friday that they had issued a warrant of arrest for Low Taek Jho - the...

SGX-Bursa link-up risks getting the chop

THE fate of an end-to-end link between the Singapore Exchange (SGX) and Bursa Malaysia, touted as a connection that would offer investors a "superior trading experience" - now hangs in the balance...

SGX-Bursa link-up risks getting the chop

THE fate of an end-to-end link between the Singapore Exchange (SGX) and Bursa Malaysia, touted as a connection that would offer investors a "superior trading experience" - now hangs in the balance...
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Trade tensions, geopolitics and data to dictate mood

THE Singapore bourse may want to put behind the choppy trading in past weeks as it heads into the summer but renewed global trade fears could put paid to it, while some attention could shift towards a slew of data out of home and abroad this week.
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STI ends harsh week on flat note

THE Singapore bourse hobbled into June with nary an inspiring note ahead of the release of key US jobs data as worries cranked up over a looming trade war - again - after the US said it would impose metal tariffs on allies, who in turn vowed to retaliate.

Singapore shares close flat on Friday

SHARE prices in the Singapore bourse spent much of the day underwater to finish Friday on a flat note.
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STI dips 0.5% at 11th hour

IT would have been a soothing, albeit modest, finish for the Singapore's key Straits Times Index (STI) on Thursday after the bruising sell-off the previous day, but an eleventh-hour dip crushed such hopes with the index closing in the red by half a per cent. ...

Singapore shares close 0.5% lower on Thursday

SHARE prices in the Singapore bourse fell, with the key Straits Times Index losing 15.77 points or 0.46 per cent to finish at 3,428.18 on Thursday.
CRISIS IN ITALY

Italian crisis and US-China trade rift roil Asian markets

THE fear factor reigned in Asian markets on Wednesday on the back of new and old worries: Italy's political commotion re-ignited the prospects of a euro zone existential crisis, amid a risk-riddled trading environment already spooked by US-China trade tensions, geopolitics and rising US...
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STI falls 2% on Italy woes, trade tensions

JITTERS over Italy's political crisis and its impact on the overall direction of the eurozone plus renewed concerns over US-China trade tensions set the Singapore bourse on risk-off mode, with the benchmark slipping well below the 3,500 mark on Wednesday...

Singapore shares slump 2% on Italian election crisis, Sino-US trade tensions

SHARE prices in the Singapore bourse tumbled, with the key Straits Times Index losing 74.53 points or 2.12 per cent to finish at 3,443.95 on Wednesday.
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STI inches higher in holiday week

IT was a befitting start to a short trading week in Singapore ahead of the Vesak Day holiday closure on Tuesday with share prices making modest gains on the back of lacklustre trading amid a lack of leads on Monday.