Careers & Training

Retaining the right talent is just as important as hiring them. Here's why

SINGAPORE (Feb 20): In view of a more buoyant economic outlook for Singapore and the continued skills shortage, recruitment specialist Hays is advising employers to not neglect employee retention as they seek to hire more talent for their business growth.

Sponsored

Round A INvestor (RAIN) programme

Singapore Management University’s Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, in partnership with Pan-Asia Venture Development Platform (PAVD), has jointly launched a programme called “Round A INvestor” for graduates and investors. The RAIN programme provides hands-on training for investors to learn the art of doing Pre-Series A to Series A Round funding of early-stage ventures.

Investing strategy

Learn to profit from volatility in this year of normalisation, Lombard Odier CIO tells investors

SINGAPORE (Feb 20): Sharp movements in markets have been a wake-up call for complacent investors, but this should not have come as a surprise, says Lombard Odier Private Bank in its CIO Viewpoint February report.

Results

Gulliver ends HSBC tenure with rare profit miss on margins

HONG KONG/LONDON (Feb 20): Stuart Gulliver’s seven-year reign as HSBC Holdings Plc’s chief executive officer ended with a rare failure to live up to analysts’ earnings estimates as lending margins narrowed and the bank booked loan charges related to two clients.

Broker's Calls

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Property

Higher stamp duty unlikely to douse positive property sentiment

SINGAPORE (Feb 20): Global investment bank Jefferies says the increase in buyer’s stamp duty for residential properties in Singapore announced at Budget 2018 on Monday could put a slight dent in developer margins, but is unlikely to put the brakes on positive sentiment.

Broker's Calls

Investment strategy for a bumper budget: DBS

SINGAPORE (Feb 20): Singapore ended 2017 with a bumper budget surplus of $9.6 billion, the highest in the last 20 years.

Retaining the right talent is just as important as hiring them. Here's why
SINGAPORE (Feb 20): In view of a more buoyant economic outlook for Singapore and the continued...
Noble's sea of red shows post-restructuring challenge for trader
SINGAPORE (Feb 20): Noble Group's profit warning on Monday was a sea of catastrophic numbers: fresh...
Lee Metal posts 40.5% drop in 4Q earnings to $2 mil on higher costs of manufacturing
SINGAPORE (Feb 20): Lee Metal Group reported a 40.5% decline in earnings to $2.0 million for the 4Q...
Learn to profit from volatility in this year of normalisation, Lombard Odier CIO tells investors
SINGAPORE (Feb 20): Sharp movements in markets have been a wake-up call for complacent investors,...
Tech bubble? More likely an ETF bubble in the making
SINGAPORE (Feb 19): As volatility in global equity markets extends into the second week, there is plenty of anxiety to spread around. According to Bloomberg, some US$23.8 billion ($31.5 billion) was pulled from equity funds, the bulk from exchange-...
A long time coming
SINGAPORE (Feb 12): Last week’s sharp plunge in stock prices has certainly jolted investors out of the complacency that has persisted through the better part of the past two years. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), the most closely watched...
China Sunsine — Price up 20.8% since we bought two weeks ago and we bought more
SINGAPORE (Feb 5): China Sunsine Chemical Holdings has been one of our portfolio’s top-performing stocks, gaining 20.8% since we bought it just two weeks ago, thanks in part to a growing number of brokers who have since started covering the company...
I could’ve done better — why I’m sticking to FB and Disney, maybe not GM
SINGAPORE (Jan 29): My Global Portfolio continues to outperform the benchmark MSCI World index over the past one-week, gaining 2.8%. This brings cumulative portfolio returns to 9.8% in the five weeks since inception. For the benefit of readers...

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Retaining the right talent is just as important as hiring them. Here's why
SINGAPORE (Feb 20): In view of a more buoyant economic outlook for Singapore and the continued...
Noble's sea of red shows post-restructuring challenge for trader
SINGAPORE (Feb 20): Noble Group's profit warning on Monday was a sea of catastrophic numbers: fresh...
Lee Metal posts 40.5% drop in 4Q earnings to $2 mil on higher costs of manufacturing
SINGAPORE (Feb 20): Lee Metal Group reported a 40.5% decline in earnings to $2.0 million for the 4Q...
Learn to profit from volatility in this year of normalisation, Lombard Odier CIO tells investors
SINGAPORE (Feb 20): Sharp movements in markets have been a wake-up call for complacent investors,...

Portfolio

Tech bubble? More likely an ETF bubble in the making
SINGAPORE (Feb 19): As volatility in global equity markets extends into the second week, there is plenty of anxiety to spread around. According to Bloomberg, some US$23.8 billion ($31.5 billion) was pulled from equity funds, the bulk from exchange-...
A long time coming
SINGAPORE (Feb 12): Last week’s sharp plunge in stock prices has certainly jolted investors out of the complacency that has persisted through the better part of the past two years. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), the most closely watched...
China Sunsine — Price up 20.8% since we bought two weeks ago and we bought more
SINGAPORE (Feb 5): China Sunsine Chemical Holdings has been one of our portfolio’s top-performing stocks, gaining 20.8% since we bought it just two weeks ago, thanks in part to a growing number of brokers who have since started covering the company...
I could’ve done better — why I’m sticking to FB and Disney, maybe not GM
SINGAPORE (Jan 29): My Global Portfolio continues to outperform the benchmark MSCI World index over the past one-week, gaining 2.8%. This brings cumulative portfolio returns to 9.8% in the five weeks since inception. For the benefit of readers...
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