Surviving the generations
BORN into a family which has spent a couple of centuries in the relationship-centric banking business, it is no surprise how Patrick Odier begins the interview with a bit of diplomatic finesse.
STI climbs back above 3,500 points
IN a day where Hong Kong and Taiwan rebounded, Singapore's benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) easily regained its 3,500-point perch, less than three weeks after dropping below that level in this year's correction...
STI rises 1%, closing above 3,500 points again
IN a day where Hong Kong and Taiwan markets rebounded, Singapore's benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) easily regained its 3,500-point perch, less than three weeks after dropping below that level in an earlier correction...
Consumer, property in play post-Budget
IT was a subdued day for the region, with the Straits Times Index (STI) falling 11.35 points, or 0.33 per cent, to close at 3,476.53. But as usual, a flatlining index belied intense volatility on the sidelines.
Singapore shares close 0.3% down on Tuesday
SINGAPORE stocks ended 0.3 per cent lower on Tuesday, with the Straits Times Index shedding 11.35 points to 3,476.53.
Pacific Radiance notes: SIAS calls Friday meeting
INVESTOR lobby group Securities Investors Association (Singapore), or SIAS, said it will hold an informal meeting for noteholders of Pacific Radiance's S$100 million 4.3 per cent medium-term notes due 2018...
Market continues to recover from sell-off
FRESH off a rebound last week, regional markets were sprightly again on Monday, bumping Singapore's benchmark Straits Times Index up 44.37 points, or 1.3 per cent, to 3,487.88...
Halcyon Agri increases stake in Ivory Coast rubber producer
NATURAL rubber supplier Halcyon Agri said it has increased its stake in Ivory Coast rubber producer Tropical Rubber Côte d'Ivoire SA (TRCI) by 18.8 percentage points. ...
SIAS to hold informal meeting on Friday for Pacific Radiance noteholders
INVESTOR lobby group Securities Investors Association (Singapore), or SIAS, said it will hold an informal meeting for noteholders to Pacific Radiance's S$100 million 4.3 per cent medium-term notes due later this year...
Singapore shares close 1.3% up on Monday
SINGAPORE stocks ended 1.3 per cent higher on Monday, with the Straits Times Index moving up 44.37 points to 3,487.88.
Sentiment positive as inflation picks up
INFLATION is coming, but instead of being scared of the "not too hot, not too cold" narrative of 2017 ending, market sentiment remains positive. ...
For China-backed startup, fund sales go online
ON A FLOOR in Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 2 sits an alternative asset management giant on one side and on the other, a bank and a startup.
HOCK LOCK SIEW
Is it game over for Midas Holdings?
THE script is all too familiar. A company makes grandiose promises to expand its business. Large sums are spent on new facilities. Unfortunately, the investments don't seem to lead to better cash flows or profitability. Debt grows...
Stay desperate, stay angry
THIS is the last Monday Multiple column from me, for now.
Word of the week: Premature
WHAT a week to remember. Traders are scrambling to reprice financial assets after a euphoric rise in the past year. Volatility, long expected to return, has done so with a bang. On Friday, China companies involved in banking, insurance, oil and gas, and property were hit especially hard.
Singapore shares close 1.1% down on Friday in broad market selloff
SINGAPORE stocks ended 1.1 per cent lower on Friday, with the Straits Times Index retreating 38.66 points to 3,377.24.
DBS drags Singapore market out of bed
IN A rollercoaster of a day, the market, grappling with volatility, was in a funk for many hours. But sterling results from DBS Bank singlehandedly pushed the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) above the 3,400-point mark.
Singapore shares close above 3,400 level on Thursday
SINGAPORE stocks finished almost 1 per cent higher on Thursday, with the Straits Times Index rising 32.13 points to 3,415.90.
As US equities aim for the stars, Europe, Japan stocks still within reach
AS markets keep going higher, investor focus has shifted to Europe and Japan, the other two major developed markets deemed to be further behind the US on the business cycle.
Markets see clear skies ahead amid summer breeze
IF 2017 heralded the onset of spring in the financial markets, 2018 is turning out to be full-blown summer.
Amid high US valuations, tech and banks still a draw
IN the US, valuations have been deemed expensive for some time. Yet fund managers see continued potential in at least two themes: Technology and banks.
Can these consumer Ds turn into As?
TURNAROUND plays are tough to figure out. Many frogs have been kissed but still remain frogs. Strong companies tend to stay strong. Weak ones tend to stay in the dumps.
HOCK LOCK SIEW
JEP trade surge raises burning questions
THE Singapore stock market is not a fair one. Through the years, this writer has become all too familiar with how confidential information can get leaked before it gets announced. People in the know can take a punt to their advantage.
SGX introduces dual-class shares and unveils debt issue plans
AS COMPETITION between exchanges for hot tech listings heats up, the Singapore Exchange (SGX) is gunning for growth.
Fixed deposit deals for scaredy-cats
DISTURBED by how markets keep going up? Feeling left out of the cryptocurrency boom (or bust)? Think it's too late to make any return on your money? Have no fear. Thanks to US Fed rate hikes, we are now getting an opportunity to earn some kind of return on our savings...