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Will Wilmar's stricter environmental controls bear fruit?

SINGAPORE (Dec 11): Wilmar International last week signed a joint statement with Aidenvironment Asia, a not-for-profit consultancy in the field of sustainable production and trade, to reaffirm its commitment to “break the link between oil palm cultivation and deforestation, peatland development a

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Active management can deliver attractive returns amid tightening liquidity, says Charles Schwab

SINGAPORE (Dec 10): In the last few years, passive fund management has become increasingly popular among investors, as its returns have often outperformed those of active investing. One reason
for this outperformance can be attributed to the ultra-loose monetary policy environment in the aftermath of the global financial crisis in 2008.

Property

Singapore's property measures to tame residential market in 2019

(Dec 11): Just when Singapore’s residential property market was reviving after a four-year slump, government moves to curb the exuberance might play spoiler going into the new year.

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Designer bowls

SINGAPORE (Dec 10): The Washlet by TOTO is leading the way in toilet bowl design with its many new tech features

M&A

Great Eastern deepens footprint in Indonesia with $38 mil acquisition

SINGAPORE (Dec 11): Great Eastern Holdings is acquiring QBE Indonesia for US$28 million ($38.4 million) in cash to deepen its footprint in Indonesia and build up its general insurance operations into a significant business pillar for the group.

M&A

Katrina diversifies into hospitality sector with $0.36 mil acquisition of Straits Organization

SINGAPORE (Dec 10): Katrina Group, the F&B group, is acquiring the entire issued share capital of Straits Organization, a provider of affordable and diverse accommodations for a consideration of $358,000.

1MDB Watch

Najib arrested for alleged tampering of 1MDB report

SINGAPORE (Dec 10): Malaysia’s ex-prime minister, Najib Razak, has been arrested yet again by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). But this time, over the “tampering” of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) final audit report.

Will Wilmar's stricter environmental controls bear fruit?
SINGAPORE (Dec 11): Wilmar International last week signed a joint statement with Aidenvironment...
Singapore's property measures to tame residential market in 2019
(Dec 11): Just when Singapore’s residential property market was reviving after a four-year slump,...
Great Eastern deepens footprint in Indonesia with $38 mil acquisition
SINGAPORE (Dec 11): Great Eastern Holdings is acquiring QBE Indonesia for US$28 million ($38.4...
Active management can deliver attractive returns amid tightening liquidity, says Charles Schwab

SINGAPORE (Dec 10): In the last few years, passive fund management has become increasingly popular a

Pay out excess cash to maximise shareholder value
SINGAPORE (Dec 10): Last Monday’s rally turned out to be short-lived, underscoring persistent volatility in equity markets, but the outlook for emerging markets may have just brightened some.  Of significance, US Federal Reserve...
Will rising interest rates hurt corporates badly?
SINGAPORE (Nov 30): November was another choppy month for Wall Street and global stock markets. Despite robust corporate earnings in the US, expectations are that earnings have peaked as interest rates start to rise and the US-China spat...
Nine Dragons ahead of the curve in supply strategy
SINGAPORE (Nov 26): China-based stocks have been among the world’s worst performers this year, as fears of the US-China trade war and a cooling economy have hit stock prices hard. Our investment in Nine Dragons Paper Holdings (NDP), China’s...
Of Big Tech and S-curves
SINGAPORE (Nov 19): US stocks rebounded higher at the start of the month, on the heels of the steep selloff in October, where the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 5.1% and 6.9% respectively. The reprieve was...

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Will Wilmar's stricter environmental controls bear fruit?
SINGAPORE (Dec 11): Wilmar International last week signed a joint statement with Aidenvironment...
Singapore's property measures to tame residential market in 2019
(Dec 11): Just when Singapore’s residential property market was reviving after a four-year slump,...
Great Eastern deepens footprint in Indonesia with $38 mil acquisition
SINGAPORE (Dec 11): Great Eastern Holdings is acquiring QBE Indonesia for US$28 million ($38.4...
Active management can deliver attractive returns amid tightening liquidity, says Charles Schwab

SINGAPORE (Dec 10): In the last few years, passive fund management has become increasingly popular a

Portfolio

Pay out excess cash to maximise shareholder value
SINGAPORE (Dec 10): Last Monday’s rally turned out to be short-lived, underscoring persistent volatility in equity markets, but the outlook for emerging markets may have just brightened some.  Of significance, US Federal Reserve...
Will rising interest rates hurt corporates badly?
SINGAPORE (Nov 30): November was another choppy month for Wall Street and global stock markets. Despite robust corporate earnings in the US, expectations are that earnings have peaked as interest rates start to rise and the US-China spat...
Nine Dragons ahead of the curve in supply strategy
SINGAPORE (Nov 26): China-based stocks have been among the world’s worst performers this year, as fears of the US-China trade war and a cooling economy have hit stock prices hard. Our investment in Nine Dragons Paper Holdings (NDP), China’s...
Of Big Tech and S-curves
SINGAPORE (Nov 19): US stocks rebounded higher at the start of the month, on the heels of the steep selloff in October, where the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 5.1% and 6.9% respectively. The reprieve was...
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