Relearning the ropes

DBS GROUP HOLDINGS is on a roll. Singapore's largest listed company (by total market value) has become an investor's must-hold and features in many fund managers' portfolios. ...
TEMASEK REVIEW 2018

Temasek may slow investments as near-term risks emerge

TEMASEK Holdings warned of increased near-term downside risks and said it could slow its investment pace, even as buoyant stock markets lifted its portfolio worth to a record high while one-year return came in at 12.19 per cent for the financial year ended March 31, 2018.
TEMASEK REVIEW 2018

Temasek pumps more into early-stage firms in agribusiness, healthcare and digital media

TEMASEK has been increasing its investments in several early-stage companies in agribusiness, healthcare and digital media, as it recognises that technological advances, demographic shifts and changing consumption patterns are creating new opportunities.

Temasek returned 12% in FY18, but warns of near-term risks

TEMASEK Holdings warned of increased near-term downside risks even as buoyant stock markets lifted its portfolio to a 12.19 per cent one-year return for the financial year ended March 31, 2018.
PROPERTY CURBS

Slower growth in home loans expected from cooling measures

HOME buyers will be hit hard by the latest property cooling measures since the lower borrowing limits require them to stump up a lot more cash, say bankers.
MAS ANNUAL REVIEW

Singapore 2018 growth holding steady despite rising trade friction: MAS chief

SINGAPORE's economy should continue to expand in 2018 although protectionism risks have risen, said Ravi Menon, Monetary Authority of Singapore managing director...

MAS warning of 'euphoria' puts Singapore property market on notice

SINGAPORE's hot property market has been put on notice. For the second time in eight months, the central bank is warning of a bubble building up and cautioning developers, banks and home buyers to proceed with care...
MAS ANNUAL REVIEW

Singapore's growth should hold steady in 2018 despite rising trade friction: MAS chief

SINGAPORE's economy should continue to expand in 2018 although protectionism risks have risen, said Ravi Menon, Monetary Authority of Singapore managing director...
MAS ANNUAL REVIEW

Net increase of 7,800 jobs in financial industry in last 2 years: MAS

THE number of net jobs created for Singapore's financial industry is set to exceed the 4,000 target per annum by year end- and the nation is just halfway through its efforts to transform its financial industry...

Singapore's economic growth to remain steady in 2018 despite rising trade friction: MAS chief Ravi Menon

SINGAPORE's economy should continue to expand in 2018 although protectionism risks have risen, said Ravi Menon, Monetary Authority of Singapore managing director...

'Euphoria' in Singapore property market calls for caution: Ravi Menon

THERE is euphoria in the Singapore property market, and developers, banks and home buyers should be cautious, said Ravi Menon, Monetary Authority of Singapore managing director.

Singapore foreign reserves gain was S$8.5b in FY2017/18: MAS

THE official foreign reserves (OFR) gained S$8.5 billion for FY2017/18, the Monetary Authority of Singapore said in its latest annual report released on Wednesday.
BT EXCLUSIVE

DBS eyes Taiwan, Japan, Europe in hunt for bonds growth

DBS Bank's ambition of becoming a fixed income house to match global banks is gaining traction though current challenging financial markets make the strategy tough to execute...
NEW ROLES

Citi sends staff for digital training

CITI is the latest bank in Singapore to send its staff for digital training.

Citi staff go for digital training

CITI joins a slew of banks in Singapore to send their staff for digital training.
HOCK LOCK SIEW

The costs of going cashless

LAST week, the government said it is targeting Singapore to be cheque-free by 2025 as part of the country's cashless push. It also said that from August onwards, companies and government agencies will be able to use PayNow...

Singapore can use less cash and be cheque-free by 2025: Ong Ye Kung

E-PAYMENTS are catching on and the government hopes to further reduce the use of cash and make Singapore cheque-free by 2025.

Singapore can reduce cash use and be cheque-free by 2025: Ong Ye Kung

E-PAYMENTS are catching on in Singapore and the government is aiming to further reduce the use of cash and become cheque-free by 2025.

Temasek-linked firms lift dividends 40% to record S$9.3 billion

SHAREHOLDERS of Temasek-linked companies will be enjoying a dividend bonanza this year as payouts will jump almost 40 per cent to a record S$9.3 billion.
HOCK LOCK SIEW

Private bank clients cushion SGD bonds slide

BONDS have fallen out of favour and yet investors seem to be hanging on. The reasons for falling bond prices are still the same as the past six months: rising interest rates, higher inflation and monetary-tightening programmes, as well as increased anxiety from a myriad other factors.

Nomura ramps up global markets business and revamps electronic platform

NOMURA, Japan's largest brokerage, is ramping up investment into its global markets business to increase market share in equities, foreign exchange and structured lending...

OCBC and Wilmar ink sustainability-linked loan

SINGAPORE banks are stepping up their sustainability credentials, with OCBC Bank becoming the latest to consider sustainability targets in order to prod companies into behaving responsibly.

OCBC is first bank to do instant digital account opening

OCBC Bank is the first bank here to roll out a digital instant account opening service for all customers who are Singaporeans or permanent residents.

Temasek's retail private equity bond 'a way to grow retirement nest egg'

WITH people in Asia now living longer amid higher economic growth, one key challenge lies in people being able to plan and fund their retirement years.

Investors can invest in Temasek's first retail bond to boost retirement income: Ho Ching

INVESTORS can invest in Temasek Holding's first retail private equity bond to help supplement their retirement income, said Temasek chief executive Ho Ching...