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.

DBS makes senior management changes

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

Banking industry growth muted despite resilience

BANKS' risks have fallen and the industry's performance has been stable, yet valuations of the sector remain unexciting, a decade after the global financial crisis, said a report...
SINGAPORE FIRMS IN SHANGHAI

UOB opens new China HQ in Shanghai

UNITED Overseas Bank has reinforced its commitment to China by opening a new headquarters building in Shanghai.

UOB opens new China HQ in Shanghai

UNITED Overseas Bank (UOB) has reinforced its commitment to China by opening a new headquarters building in Shanghai.
TOPLINE

Citic Envirotech on lookout for promising SMEs

WASTEWATER treatment provider Citic Envirotech Ltd (CEL) is on a roll, bolstered by plenty of opportunities in its existing China market even as it ventures abroad.

Shangri-La Asia sells S$825m 7-year bonds at 4.50%

SHANGRI-LA Asia has sold an S$825 million seven-year bond at 4.50 per cent, in one of the largest non-bank deals in years. 

OCBC's all for digital transformation, but is not keen on separate digital bank

OCBC Bank's digital transformation is bearing fruit, with more customers transacting digitally and the initiative is also helping to drive costs down, said its chief executive Samuel Tsien...

OCBC's Q3 profit jumps 12% to record S$1.25b as repricing kicks in

OCBC Bank has posted a 12 per cent jump in net profit to a record S$1.25 billion as it sold more loans at higher margins.

OCBC continues with digital transformation throughout its bank, but will not set up digital bank

OCBC Bank's digital transformation is bearing fruit with more customers transacting digitally and at the same time is helping to drive costs down, said its chief executive Samuel Tsien...

Maybank Singapore eyes wealth business with new Orchard branch

MAYBANK Singapore is about to begin a new phase as it incorporates locally, 58 years after the bank first began operating in the city-state.

UOB posts 17% rise in Q3 net profit, but net interest margin disappoints

DESPITE posting a net profit increase of 17 per cent to S$1.04 billion for Q3, United Overseas Bank got a bear mauling on Friday as Asian markets continue tanking.

Temasek's first retail bond oversubscribed by 7 times

TEMASEK Holdings' first retail bond is just over eight times subscribed...

Temasek's first retail bond just over 8 times subscribed

TEMASEK Holdings' first retail bond is just over eight times subscribed...

Raise CPF withdrawal age amid growing lifespans: study

SINGAPORE can improve its pension system by raising the Central Provident Fund withdrawal age amid growing lifespans, and also open the fund to non-permanent resident workers, said the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index (MMGPI).

Flurry of deals in SGD bond market

IT'S been a pretty busy time for fixed income bankers. The pressure to deploy funds before the year ends is piling up, said Clifford Lee, DBS Bank head of fixed income...
YIELD RUSH

Temasek's 2.7% bond expected to attract retail investors

WITH Temasek Holdings' 2.7 per cent five-year bond having been heavily subscribed by institutional investors, bets are on that retail demand for this public bond offer, which opened on Wednesday, will be hot as well. ...

Trade will evolve, not shrink with US-China trade war: Citi

THE US-China trade war may lead to more diverse trade flows, said a senior Citi banker.
TOPLINE

Connecting clients to Asean and BRI, the StanChart way

AS global banks ride Asean's heady growth and China's Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) projects, Standard Chartered's regional head Judy Hsu has her work cut out for her. What will help Ms Hsu - who took on the post of StanChart's regional chief executive, Asean and South Asia...
IMPACT INVESTING

Feel-good investing gaining ground: DBS

IMPACT investing is a hard sell but, increasingly, the millennial generation is interested in investing not just for return but also for good, said Tan Su Shan, DBS Bank group head of consumer banking and wealth management.
IMPACT INVESTING

For Alvin Li, impact investing means taxing dad and becoming a vegan

IMPACT investing shouldn't be easy, said Alvin Li, a 28-year old serial social entrepreneur and DBS private bank client...
PM LEE IN BALI

Singapore and Indonesia plan bilateral US$10b stability package

A US$10 billion bilateral financial arrangement between Indonesia and Singapore will boost confidence amid global liquidity risks and volatile markets, say economists.
PM LEE IN BALI

Singapore, Indonesia plan US$10b stability package

A US$10 billion bilateral financial arrangement between Indonesia and Singapore will boost confidence amid global liquidity risks and volatile markets, say economists.