IN THE perennial tussle between fear and greed in investment markets, fear currently has the upper hand as the spread of the Wuhan virus is expected to worsen before it eventually abates.


MILTON Friedman versus Klaus Schwab - it was a battle between two worldviews.


THE World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the new coronavirus a global health emergency.



RISING concerns over an outbreak of a deadly coronavirus originating from Wuhan, China has stalled the risk-on market rally which began in October last year.

UNION Bancaire Privee (UBP) posted a strong set of results in its Asian operations in 2019, thanks to a number of factors, including strong growth in client mandates.

THE global rush for safer assets has fuelled a huge jump in the world's stockpile of negative-yielding bonds, snapping months of decline in the value of subzero debt.

UNTIL just a few years ago, DNA tests were closely associated with paternity tests or criminal investigations. But their applications and popularity have expanded significantly as test kits become...


IT'S easy to get caught up and be affected by market noise - noise that you see or hear on the TV and the newspapers, or from your peers who are similarly invested in the stock market like you,...


THE S$170 billion SGD bond market (excluding government bonds) performed firmly in 2019. Total new issuances in 2019 were 11.9 per cent higher year-on-year at S$24.1 billion across 89 issues,...


Feb 18, 2020 09:45 PM

Machine lubricants leave bad taste for palm oil producers, buyers

[KUALA LUMPUR] The palm oil industry, long-accused of large scale deforestation, is bracing for another hit to its...

Feb 18, 2020 09:15 PM

Franklin Resources to buy Legg Mason for US$4.5b

[NEW YORK] Franklin Resources agreed to acquire asset manager Legg Mason for almost US$4.5 billion in a deal that...

Feb 18, 2020 09:11 PM

Pan-United Q4 net profit soars 167%, raises dividend

PAN-UNITED, Singapore's biggest producer of ready-mix concrete, on Tuesday posted a fourth-quarter net profit of S$5...

Feb 18, 2020 08:51 PM

New Qualcomm chips aim to connect phones to disparate 5G networks

[SAN DIEGO] Qualcomm on Tuesday introduced new chips designed to connect mobile phones to 5G networks that operate...

Feb 18, 2020 08:42 PM

Sing Holdings posts 305% jump in 2019 earnings of S$45.4m

MAINBOARD-LISTED property development and investment group Sing Holdings made a net profit of S$45.4 million last...