DIGITAL CURRENCY

DBS creates buzz with its plans for crypto currency exchange

A DIGITAL currency exchange backed by Singapore's largest lender DBS is in the works, although the bank is still in the process of seeking regulatory approval.

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DBS plans crypto exchange

A digital currency exchange backed by Singapore's largest lender DBS is in the works, although the bank is still in the process of seeking regulatory approval.

How has Covid-19 hit Singapore's less well-off?

THE coronavirus pandemic has, in a matter of months, unleashed an unprecedented crisis and disrupted the lives of millions around the world.

VIRUS OUTBREAK: SOCIAL IMPACT

Covid-19 and Singapore's wealth gap

THE Covid-19 virus has, in just months, unleashed an unprecedented crisis for countries and disrupted the lives of millions around the world.

VIRUS OUTBREAK: SOCIAL IMPACT

Lower-income hit hardest by Covid-19, as better off still buying stocks, homes, cars

COVID-19 has handed Singapore its deepest recession since the country's independence, but the pain inflicted by the pandemic has been unevenly spread.

Use of banks for financing relatively limited among Singapore youth

THE use of banks as a financing source is still relatively limited among Singapore youths, who chose banks as their fourth go-to source of funding, after their own savings, family and friends, and government support, a survey of Asean youth has shown.

GENDER GAP

Law Society study flags gender bias in legal profession

TWO candidates have the same qualifications, experience and demeanour. But if one is a woman, and the other is a man, the male candidate is more likely to be hired.

Remote work forces rethink on flexi-work penalty

THE silver lining with Covid-19 is that women in the legal industry could finally be acknowledged for the work they do from home, with flexible work arrangements traditionally proving to hurt female lawyers.

New IBF-MAS survey to project job losses, placements in financial sector

A NEW survey to project job losses and upcoming job placements in the financial sector will be launched by the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

New Jobs Development Partners to proactively work with firms to create new roles

TO help firms create new jobs and traineeship opportunities more proactively, the National Jobs Council has appointed the Singapore Business Federation (SBF), the Institute of Banking & Finance (IBF), and NTUC's Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) as Jobs Development Partners (JDPs...

VIRUS OUTBREAK: RESTARTING TOURISM

Singapore offers Covid-19 insurance for short-term visitors

SHORT-TERM visitors to Singapore are now able to purchase Covid-19 insurance that offers up to S$100,000 of hospitalisation cover, in case they are infected with the novel coronavirus during their time in the city-state.

Singapore offers Covid-19 insurance for short-term visitors

SHORT-TERM visitors to Singapore are now able to purchase Covid-19 insurance that offers up to S$100,000 of hospitalisation cover, in case they are infected with the novel coronavirus during their time in the city-state.

Relief extension to smoothen out credit costs for Singapore banks: analysts

ANALYSTS see a mild positive on the Singapore banks from the latest move by the Singapore regulator to extend debt relief for certain individuals and small businesses into 2021.

Relief extension to smoothen out credit costs for Singapore banks: analysts

ANALYSTS see a mild positive on the Singapore banks from the latest move by the Singapore regulator to extend debt relief for certain individuals and small businesses into 2021.

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Citi at ease with Singapore banks' provisions amid relief extension

CITI analysts remain "comfortable" with Singapore banks' credit cost forecasts even as debt relief for certain individuals and small businesses will be extended into 2021.

INVESTMENT DISPUTE

Singapore trial begins on alleged 'ponzi' oil scheme involving C$175m

OVER 1,000 investors across Asia have come before the Singapore courts to sue a Singaporean whom they allege to be the mastermind of a ponzi oil investment scheme that defrauded thousands of investors of C$175 million (S$180 million).

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Aviva-Singlife merger a sign of PE interest in Asia insurance assets

INSURANCE bigwig Aviva's headline S$2.7 billion sale of its Singapore operations to homegrown digital insurer Singlife mirrors a global trend of private equity (PE) firms digging into the strong growth of insurance businesses.

Singapore firm launches £30m fund for UK student accommodation

DESPITE Covid-19 showing no signs of abating in the UK with the country experiencing a second wave of infections and several cities plunging back into lockdowns, a Singapore-based private equity firm has set its sights on the student accommodation sector there.

Singapore firm launches S$52m fund for student accommodation in the UK

DESPITE Covid-19 showing no signs of abating in the UK - with the country experiencing a second wave of infections and several cities plunging back into lockdowns - a Singapore-based private equity firm has set its sights on the student accommodation sector there.

UOB lags local peers in green banking: Maybank-KE

UOB has some catching up to do on the green banking front, said Maybank-Kim Eng analysts, with the bank lagging its peers on its environmental, social and governance (ESG) financing portfolio and certain diversity metrics.

UOB lags local peers in managing ESG risks: report

UOB has some catching up to do on the green banking front, said Maybank-Kim Eng analysts, with the bank lagging its peers on its environmental, social and governance (ESG) financing portfolio and certain diversity metrics.

VIRUS OUTBREAK: INSURANCE IMPACT

Uncertainty looms for business interruption insurance claims

ALREADY struggling for survival amid the deepest recession in years, some business owners have also discovered in recent months that the insurance policies they bought for cover against business interruption - and that they are paying thousands of dollars in annual premiums to sustain - will not...

ADB invests US$95m in Clifford Capital to support sustainable infrastructure

IN ITS first investment in a local entity since setting up shop in Singapore earlier this year, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will inject US$95 million into Clifford Capital Holdings (CCH), spurring growth in the Temasek-backed company - especially in the area of sustainable infrastructure...

ADB invests US$95m to support sustainable infrastructure development via Clifford Capital

IN its first investment in a local entity since setting up shop in Singapore earlier this year, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will inject US$95 million into Clifford Capital Holdings (CCH), spurring growth in the Temasek-backed company - especially in the area of sustainable infrastructure...

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Buyers of Oxley's project in Cambodia withhold final payment in protest

SOME buyers of Oxley Holdings' The Peak, a mixed-use development in Cambodia, are banding together to withhold completing payment for the retail units that have been handed over to them, because of what they see as patchy transparency on the developer's part.