BREXIT CRISIS

Where's the pound headed? The jury's out for now

A SINGAPORE housewife with three children studying in London told The Business Times that she changed about S$90,000 for British pounds last year, when the sterling dipped below 1.8.

Global rally lifts SGD bond prices to record high

THE local bond market is back in favour, with prices hitting new highs in line with a global bull run in fixed income.

UOB renews bancassurance deal with Prudential for S$1.15b

UNITED Overseas Bank (UOB) has renewed its bancassurance deal with Prudential for 15 years, amid a growing trend of insurance products making up a critical component in the suite of wealth management offerings sold by banks.

STT sells new S$300m perpetual issue at 5 per cent

SINGAPORE Technologies Telemedia (STT) has sold a new S$300 million perpetual issue at 5 per cent on Thursday.

Temasek's Singapore Technologies Telemedia selling perpetual issue

SINGAPORE Technologies Telemedia (STT) has announced on Thursday a new Singapore dollar perpetual issue with an initial price guidance of low 5 per cent.

China Taiping Insurance Singapore eyes regional growth, wealth management

CHINA Taiping Insurance Singapore has launched its life insurance business here citing the significant market for savings, retirement and protection products fuelled by increasing wealth in the Asia-Pacific.

China Taiping Insurance launches life insurance business in Singapore

CHINA Taiping Insurance Singapore has launched its life insurance business here, citing the significant market for savings, retirement and protection products fuelled by increasing wealth in the Asia-Pacific.

Slight 2.5% fall seen in Singapore 2019 dividends in absence of DBS's one-off

DIVIDEND huggers may be slightly miffed because 2019 dividends from Singapore is expected to fall 2.5 per cent to S$19.9 billion due to the absence of one-off specials from DBS Group Holdings and Keppel Corp.

Singapore Reits start the year well, 'likely to continue to shine'

REAL estate investment trusts (Reits) are doing well, as investors take cover behind yield plays.

Finance firms' loans hitting records on relaxed SME lending rules

SINGAPORE's finance companies are on a roll with loans boosted by the liberalised rules on lending to small and medium enterprises (SMEs)...

Tough year, but DBS pushes on to be go-to bank for Asia fixed income

IT's been a tough year for bond houses as choppy markets shrank investors' appetite for risk but DBS Bank has not let up in its bid to become the go-to bank for Asian fixed income, an arena dominated by western banks...

Retirement options get boost from Singapore Savings Bonds

DOUBLING the individual cap for Singapore Savings Bonds (SSB) and allowing investors to buy the instruments using their Supplementary Retirement Scheme (SRS) will help people with their retirement funds given the desperate demand for safe investments.
HOCK LOCK SIEW

Bond investors give home bias and Robert Kuok the thumbs up

AS 2018 draws to a close, the local bond market isn't doing too badly, all things considered. ...
OUTLOOK 2019

SGD bond market may see more retail, infrastructure deals in 2019

FIXED income bankers may not be popping much champagne this Christmas given 2018's depressed volumes, but they can still toast some of the year's highlights such as Temasek's first retail bond and ultra-long deals from the Land Transport Authority (LTA)...

Singapore private banks target Middle East, NRI clients

SINGAPORE'S private banks are stepping up efforts to capture new clients in the Middle East market, which includes a significant non-resident Indian (NRI) segment...

Asia-Pac banks' outlook stable: Moody's

BANKS in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) are in good shape, which will help them face more challenging economic and market conditions in 2019, said Moody's Investors Service...

Up close and personal the way to go in private equity

GETTING up close and personal is the way to go in private equity investing, said Chris Chia, Kendall Court managing partner.
BT EXCLUSIVE

STI's high yield haven offers balm to painful bear grip

INVESTING in the local stock market may not be a bad move for those looking at income though it may be difficult to convince weary equity warriors.

DBS to expand in Middle East, will double number of private bankers

DBS plans to expand in the Middle East, homing in on a growing wealth segment that looks towards Asia for investment opportunities, the bank said on Tuesday.

DBS expands in the Middle East, will double the number of private bankers over 5 years

DBS has unveiled expansion plans in the Middle East, homing in on a growing wealth segment that looks towards Asia for investment opportunities, the bank said on Tuesday.
BT EXCLUSIVE

Newly-minted en bloc millionaires offer rich pickings for banks

BANKS have been homing in on residents who have sold homes through an en bloc sale, a property transaction process which is throwing up a uniquely Singapore species of freshly minted millionaires who are collectively worth billions of dollars.

More foreign issuers target Singapore-dollar market amid volatility

BANKERS here are hopeful that more foreign issuers will be making a beeline for the local debt market, in light of some major deals recently.
BT EXCLUSIVE

Placements beat rights as companies take quickest route to funds

WHEN time is of the essence, share placements beat rights issues for companies in need of funds - especially when market volatility is up.
HOCK LOCK SIEW

After Temasek whets appetite for retail bonds, what's next on the menu?

FOLLOWING the hot reception for Temasek Holdings' 2.7 per cent retail bonds sold last month, the obvious question is whether there will be more gold plated bonds launched for the retail investor...

DBS shuffles senior management team, grooms talent within

DBS Group Holdings has made several senior appointments that will take effect over the course of the next few months including naming Tan Su Shan as the next institutional banking head.